Interviews & Profiles
- AVClub.com interviews David Mitchell, author of The Bone Clocks.
- Film Journal interviews Terry Gilliam, director of The Zero Theorem.
- io9 interviews Michael Moorcock, author of Elric: The Ruby Throne.
- The Science of Fiction interviews Gareth P Jones, author of Constable & Toop.
- Suvudu interviews Chrysler Szarlan, author of The Hawley Book of the Dead.
- USA Today interviews Melissa de la Cruz, author of Vampires of Manhattan.
- USA Today interviews Melissa Marr, author of Made for You.
- New College Course to Study Marvel Cinematic Universe
- Timecrimes Director Nacho Vigalondo Has Written an Old-School Kaiju Movie
- The “Y: The Last Man” Movie Is Dead Again
Events & Event News
- Author Kim Harrison will appear at the Jean Cocteau Cinema in Santa Fe New Mexico on Tuesday September 30th at 7:00 PM to read from her final installment of the Hollows Series, The Witch with No Name. The reading will include an interview conducted by George R.R. Martin.
- Neil Gaiman will appear with Ophira Eisenberg and Jonathan Coulton for an episode of Ask Me Another at the 92nd Street Y in New York City on Friday, October 10, 2014 at 7:00 pm! Get Tickets.
- Timothy Zahn will appear at The Book Bin in Salem, Oregon on Thursday October 16th to sign his new novel SoulMinder!
- Deep Sea: An Original Graphic Novel – Can the world survive when its secret energy source disappears? A quiet diver unwillingly becomes the saviour of “civilized” society.
- Sentient – The Web Series – A group of scientists stumble upon an extraterrestrial virus that is self aware. They must stop it’s spread in order to save humanity.
- 5 Things Literary Writers Can Learn from Sci-Fi Writers
- Bibliotropic explains Why I Needed Diverse Books
- Channeling Wonder: Fairy Tales on TV: New scholarly book referencing both Buffy and Dollhouse.
- Comic Book Overload: The Wrap explains Why TV Has Gone to the Superheroes
- Eco-fiction examines Climate Change Fiction: Radical Hope From an Emerging Genre
- A few disjointed thoughts on other cultures and diversity in SFF
- From Star Wars to Robot Chicken: The Long, Strange Career of Mark Hamill
- How Did Robert Zemeckis Film the Opening of ‘Back to the Future’?
- How Ending My Trilogy Made Me Feel Like Han Solo
- How Graphic Are These Novels?: This year’s Banned Book Week theme is itself disputed.
- How Laline Paull Brought Real Science into Her Novel The Bees
- Iain Banks’s The Bridge: the link between his mainstream and SF work: The Bridge has been described as a ‘secret Culture novel’, a mystical key to Banks’s literary universe. It blurred the boundaries between genres – and revealed his sense of fun and games.
- Joe Konrath offers the most down-to-Earth advice I’ve yet to see to Authors United. “Guess what? The reading community can easily live without books from every single Authors United signatory. Sure, some fans will be disappointed. But those fans will find other things to read. Just like I’ve been waiting for years for another Evil Dead film, but I’ve managed to find other movies to watch. The lack of Evil Dead 4 didn’t mean I quit watching all films. The lack of Douglas Preston’s latest in the supermarket check-out rack doesn’t mean Preston fans won’t find something else to read.”
- The Lessons of Lost: Understanding the Most Important Network Show of the Past 10 Years
- The Sci-Fi Audacity of Terry Gilliam: Five ways he changed the genre
- H.P. Lovecraft Stories Retold As Goofy One-Page Comics
- I’d Live There: Star Wars Inspired House In South Korea
- Play The Music Of Gallifrey With A TARDIS Cigar Box Guitar
- Robert Bruno’s “The King Of The Bounty Hunters” Is Fett-tastic!
More Fun Stuff
- A 5-Year-Old Worries Voyager Will Get Lonely, Receives Best Answer Ever
- “Adults” today, with real resources and skills and perhaps even a measure of success in the game behind them, are taking Oregon Trail and turning it into a live action, role-playing, full contact game. The quotes around the word adult are mine.
- Did the universe start with a hyper-dimensional black hole? It’s hard to wrap your brane around.
- Engineer Sees Big Possibilities in Micro-robots, including Programmable Bees, because robotic Bees are exactly what will ease people’s fear of robots. Maybe we’ll do scorpions next.
- Harvard wants everyone to build soft robots, mainly cuz the metal ones are so damned hard to kill.
- Read an excerpt from Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie at io9.
- This Neuromancer -Inspired Music Video Is Actually a Videogame
- Watch Han Solo, Star-Lord And Captain Mal Discuss The Joy Of Shooting First.
- Watch a New International trailer for The Wachowskis’ Jupiter Ascending. This third trailer is the first one to makes me want to see the movie. It ties together all that beautiful VFX with an actual story.
- Watch a trailer for Disney’s Big Hero 6.
- Watch a trailer for Hunger Games: Mockingjay featuring Jennifer Lawrence in action star mode.
- World’s first affordable robot butler to go on sale next year. This is a great time to be alive.