Interviews & Profiles
- Nicky Peacock interviews L.M. Justus, author of Welcome to the Darkness.
- NY Daily News interviews Gillian Anderson, author of A Vision of Fire.
- The Qwillery interviews Karina Sumner-Smith, author of Radiant.
- Reddit recently host an AMA for Robert Downey Jr., star of Iron Man 3.
- The Reading and Writing Podcast interviews Weston Ochse, author of GRUNT LIFE.
- Hardcovers And Paperbacks Are Outselling Ebooks
- A Myst TV show is in the works at Legendary. Presumably it’ll be Lost without all that pesky plot.
- Sixteen men named Darth Vader have registered to run in Ukraine’s parliamentary elections. After all, why vote for the lesser evil?
Events & Event News
- Book Riot is giving away 5 Dothraki Language Courses [via Paul Di Filippo]
- The Museum of Science Fiction, the world’s first comprehensive science fiction museum, is hosting a film festival in partnership with the DC Public Library to raise child literacy and inspire a new generation of dreamers. The event will be held at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library at 901 G St. NW in Washington, DC on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 6:00pm. Reserve seating now.
- The Schenectady County, NY Historical Society is putting on a science fiction exhibit showing the area’s contributions to the genre, featuring Barry B. Longyear, author of Enemy Mine and It Came From Schenectady, Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 2:00pm at the Mabee Farm Historic Site at 1100 Main St. Rotterdam Junction, NY.
- MADHOUSE – an illustrated shared world psychological horror anthology from the publisher of World War Cthulhu. A pledge of as little as a dollar gets you a digital copy.
- Pulp Literature Year 2 – The best new source for short fiction in glorious print and gorgeous ebook.
- Book Review: The Exploding Spaceship reviews The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton
- Book Review: The Houses October Built Blends Truth and Fiction for Class-Struggle Fears
- Are We Overthinking the Dangers of Artificial Intelligence?, asks io9.
- The AudioBookaneers offers their weekly round-up of Audiobook releases.
- Charles Stross explains why he’s veering more and more in the direction of urban fantasy.
- A Commitment to Reviewing Short Fiction: more people are talking about reviewing short fiction.
- How To Turn Star Trek Into The Next Marvel Movie Universe
- Movie Characters Whose Legends Live On: movie characters so legendary that even audiences who haven’t seen their films know them, and know them well.
- The Nerdist wonders Is Hibernating the Best Way to Get Humans to Mars?
- Kurt Vonnegut’s Advice For High Schoolers Is Advice For Us All
- The Most Underrated YA Franchise of All Time Deserves a TV Reboot, argues MIC.
- October Whispersync Deal Roundup: Butler’s Kindred, Cooper’s The Dark Is Rising, and more.
- Our science-fiction apocalypse: Meet the scientists trying to predict the end of the world.
- Post-Binary Gender in SF: The Mirror Empire by Kameron Hurley
- To Learn How Aliens Think, We Must First Learn About Their Biology
- The top 10 banned YA books it would be more of a crime not to read
- Why Sigourney Weaver returned as Ripley in Alien: Isolation
- Why Are Scientists Always the Bad Guys in Movies?
- Edgar Allan Poe’s Feud With Boston? Nevermore
- Fantasy Maps of Real United States Cities Drawn in the Style of J.R.R. Tolkien
- Post-apocalyptical space shuttle and other great art by Yuri Shwedoff
More Fun Stuff
- Among the Wood Elves and Stormtroopers at Europe’s Biggest Fantasy Festival
- Check out these Behind-the-Scenes Photos from Return of the Jedi
- The Flash Is Only Red When He Stands Still
- Hear Gillian Anderson Read From Her New Novel A Vision Of Fire!
- Pharrell Previews Scifi Themed “Gust Of Wind” Music Video
- Read an excerpt from EPIC by Regan Wolfrom from the author.
- Read an excerpt from An English Ghost Story by Kim Newman at Tor.com .
- Science Fiction Right Again: NASA Considering Deep Sleep Stasis For Mars Mission
- A Tiny Town with the Spirit of Oz: In a sleepy village that birthed America’s most celebrated children’s story, a crew of volunteers has built a shrine to all things Oz. [via Paul Di Filippo]
- Your Complete Fall 2014 Anime Guide