Interviews & Profiles
- Locus interviews Ann Leckie.
- Redditors interviews Gillian Anderson.
- Kristin Centorcelli (My Bookish Ways) interviews Elissa Sussman.
- BiblioFiend interviews Amber Benson.
- LoveReading interviews M.R. Carey, author of The Girl with all the Gifts.
- The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction interviews Jérôme Cigut.
- RIP: Claire Walsh. [via Andrew Porter]
- RIP: Zilpha Keatley Snyder (1927-2014).
- 2014 Sunburst Award Winners.
- Private Mars Colony Project May Not Be Feasible, Study Suggests.
- I Origins Wins Best Pic at Sitges Festival.
- Science fiction author Bradbury’s estate auction nets nearly $500,000.
Events & Event News
- As part of the Fantastic Fiction free reading series, Ellen Datlow and Matthew Kressel present Nancy Kress & Jack Skillingstead on Wednesday November 19th, 7pm at KGB Bar in NYC.
- October 24th – 26th: London Comic Con.
- Saturday, November 1: Maurizio Manzieri, Artist Guest of Honor at Lucca Comics & Games 2014.
- Haphead – a science fiction web series about gamer culture
- The Chronicles of Era graphic novel.
- Raise The Silver Spear.
- Not Our Kind: Tales of (Not) Belonging – New Fiction Stories by Steven Saus.
- Adam-Troy Castro on Six Things About Superman That Just Don’t Make Any Sense.
- BBC asks: Are we ready for the rise of social robots?
- Beth Bernobich on The Genesis of The Time Roads.
- Black Gate on The Fantasy Roots of Fan Fiction.
- Bookishly Witty on Books to Look For (October): Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Humor.
- Books Alive says Ebooks Won’t Survive the Apocalypse: The Launch of Edyth Bulbring’s Dystopian YA Novel The Mark.
- Clara Chow says Cypulchre is a dystopian tale of our technological future: Joseph MacKinnon’s novel joins the cyberpunk tradition of William Gibson and Neal Stephenson.
- Colleen Gleason on Victorians, Steampunk, and Séances.
- Dan Seitz on Why Jurassic World Shouldn’t “Fix” Its Dinosaurs.
- Ebola: Evidence For Predictive Programming In Science Fiction? | Neon Nettle?
- Gary Westfahl on The Maze Runner.
- HuffPo on 8 Things You Didn’t Know About Zombie Movies.
- In response to Wired’s article asking Is Dystopian Sci Fi Making us Fear Technology? David Brin discusses Science Fiction and our Dreams of the Future.
- Kathy F. at Stellar Four on Desperately Seeking Leia.
- Kirkus Reviews (Patrick Hester) on In the Shadows.
- Kristin Centorcelli reviews We Are Not Good People by Jeff Somers.
- Little Red Reviewer Andrea Johnson reviews Digger by Ursula Vernon.
- Megan Quibell asks Where are all the disabled characters in children’s books?
- Mike Brotherton on Personal Outlook and Brand of Science Fiction.
- Molly Tanzer on Write Strong: Fantastically Fit.
- Nina Munteanu on Amazing Stories | When Do You Know Your Story Is Finished?
- Rachel S. Cordasco reviews War Stories: New Military Science Fiction edited by Jaym Gates & Andrew Liptak.
- Rebecca Hawkes asks Why are there no female writers on Doctor Who?
- Rick Mac Gillis on AI on the Blockchain: Dystopian or Utopian Future?
- Robert McCrum on The 100 best novels: No 56: Brave New World by Aldous Huxley (1932) “Aldous Huxley’s vision of a future human race controlled by global capitalism is every bit as prescient as Orwell’s more famous dystopia.”
- Salon on Hugh Howey’s short-sighted, Ayn Rand-ian argument harms book culture: New York Times keeps letting the same self-published author defend Amazon. He misunderstands Amazon’s real agenda.
- The Chronicle of Higher Education explains why Sci-Fi Writers Urge Strapped Researchers to Keep Dreaming – Research
- The New York Times asks Do We Read Differently at Different Ages?
- Thought Catalog on ‘It’s Over. We Can Coexist Now’: Hugh Howey Calls A Ceasefire. [via Paul Di Filippo]
- Whatever on The Big Idea: Rajan Khanna.
- Concept Art by Zezhou Chen.
- Orc Samurai, Ryan Ching.
- Forest King, Rahul Philip.
- steam orc , Tatyana Latupova.
- The Evil Within – manor house, daniel rudnicki.
- Legend, xiangxiang lu.
- Posters: Cthulhu and The Call of Cthulhu.
- Starlord by Chile-based Fernanda Suarez.
- You Can’t Take the Sky From Me by Jon Robert Baker.
More Fun Stuff
- Young Ones – A waterless western set in near future. [via Paul Di Filippo]
- Space Girl: Origins.
- LEGO Wonder Woman Invisible Jet.
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