Interviews & Profiles
- The Barrington Courier-Review interviews Gene Wolfe, author of Solar Cycle.
- Blog Critics interviews John Lawson, author of Sorrow.
- Diabolical Plots interviews Martha Wells, author of The Death of the Necromancer.
- Ginger Nuts of Horror interviews J.G Clay, author of Tales of Blood and Sulphur.
- HeroComplex interviews Paul Pope, author of The Rise of Aurora West.
- Hypable interviews Rachel Cohn, author of Emergent.
- The Independent interviews Leigh Bardugo, author of Ruin and Rising.
- The Qwillery interviews R. S. Belcher, author of The Shotgun Arcana.
- Singularity 1 on 1 holds a roundtable discussion with Greg Bear, Ramez Naam, and William Hertling.
- Pizza Hut Has Introduced A BOOK IT Alumni Program. I can’t be the only adult excited about this.
- Science Has Great News for People Who Read Actual Books.
Events & Event News
- Princess Bride star Cary Elwes appears in conversation with Jon Lovitzto promote As You Wish at The Grove Barnes & Noble in L.A. on Thursday October 23, 2014 at 7:00 PM.
- William Shatner hosts an evening with the cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation, including Patrick Stewart, Levar Burton, Brent Spiner, Gates McFadden, Marina Sirtis, Michael Dorn, Denise Crosby, and John de Lancie at the Hammerstein Ballroom on 34th Street in New York City on Friday, October 10, 2014 at 7:30 PM! Get tickets at TicketMaster.
- Star Wars.. The Fallen – A Lone Jedi travels to a desolate moon to stop a fellow Knight…
- Want a deleted chapter from Lev Grossman’s The Magician’s Land? For a $15 contribution to Equality FTW 2014, they’ll email you a deleted chapter from Lev Grossman’s recent bestseller. Lev says this chapter is “from an early draft of The Magician’s Land in which Plum’s story plays out a bit differently from the finished version. It’s about Plum’s senior project at Brakebills, which both succeeds and doesn’t. It’s not part of the continuity of the finished book, but I like it. You could think of it as my alternate-universe Magicians fan fiction. It’s got lots of sexy magic stuff in it.”
- Book Review: Rooms Is Haunted By People (And Ghosts) That Can’t Let Go
- BuddyTV asks Is Doctor Who Sacrificing Plot for a Good Scare?
- Could Interstellar be the first sci-fi Best Picture Oscar winner? Spoiler alert: probably not.
- Doctor Who: Is the Doctor really darker in this incarnation?
- Doctor Who becomes an illogical, unscientific, silly soap opera complains The Register about a series centered around a man traveling through space in a Police Box.
- Don’t Diss Dystopias: Sci-fi’s warning tales are as important as its optimistic stories.
- The Dystopian City and Urban Policy: Science fiction has inspired scientists and political activists, but it should be an inspiration for municipal governments too.
- Free Yourselves From the Shackles of Spoilers!
- The Intelligencer looks ahead to the next wave of pop culture domination, and I’m sad to report that it’s not wereCorgis, which would have been my vote.
- October 2014’s Best YA Books: 17 YA Novels To Distract You From Stressing Over Halloween
- RadioTimes wonders Is the Doctor now immortal? I would guess yes… so long as the ratings hold.
- Scott Westerfeld’s Afterworlds And 7 Other Meta Books-Within-Books That Bend Your Imagination
- Seanan Mcguire on Characters, criteria, and causation: where the problem lies. ” I took a deep breath, and wrote back to the proofer requesting that they do a find/replace on the .doc, and plug in the name “Harry Dresden” for every instance of “October Daye.” They did, and lo and behold, what had been “bitchy” and “inappropriate” was suddenly “bold” and “assertive.””
- The space elevator: Extreme science fiction that’s still a long way from science fact. Gizmodo also weighs in on The Quest To Build An Elevator To Space
- Star Wars Episode 7: Spoilers, Theories & Expanded Universe Connections Explained! Because the only think a geek enjoys more than a suspenseful film is being the only person in the theater who already knows what’s going to happen.
- Stephen Hawking, the Sci-Fi Universe and Everything: Paste magazine examines the scientist’s contributions to the worlds of film and television science fiction.
- The Telegraph wonders Has Doctor Who become too frightening?
- Ten Thoughts About the Doctor Who episode “Kill The Moon” from Bleeding Cool.
- The West Seattle Herald examines Take Two #141: Male Bonding in The Maze Runner.
- When Neil Gaiman is at an airport and sees a store selling his books, he signs them.
More Fun Stuff
- Download this Star Trek: Next Gen Wallpapers for iPhone 6
- Is Stan Lee The Watcher Of The Marvel Universe? No, Dammit. Here’s Why
- “[M]y 5-year-old son goes to bed worried, sometimes in tears. He is worried about the Voyager Interstellar spacecraft, the fact that it is out there all by itself. He wants it to come home to be safe. What do we tell him?” Commander Hadfield responds.
- Original Star Wars Producer: Star Trek Was An Influence For George Lucas. Was there anyone out there who ever thought otherwise?
- Read an excerpt from Emergent by Rachel Cohn at Hypable.
- Sir Alec Guinness talks about his experience reading Star Wars for the first time, earning a percentage, and seeing the final film.
- SpaceX Founder Elon Musk Says We Need 1 Million People on Mars for Humanity’s Sake.
- TL;DW recaps the Star Wars Trilogy in 3 Minutes