Interviews & Profiles
- ASU interviews Ed Finn, co-editor of Hieroglyph.
- AZCentral interviews Kim Stanley Robinson, author of 2312.
- Bio interviews Gillian Anderson, author of A Vision of Fire.
- Escapist Magazine interviews R.A. Salvatore, author of Rise of the King. (Part 1 and Part 2)
- My Bookish Ways interviews Jon Bassoff, author of Factory Town.
- NPR interviews Garth Nix, author of Clariel.
- Reddit recently held an AMA with Jamie Mathieson, author of last week’s Doctor Who.
- Seattlepi.com interviews C. H. MacLean, author of Two Empty Thrones.
- Shurtugal interviews Christopher Paolini, author of The Inheritance Cycle.
- WSJ interviews Margaret Atwood on her choice of A Wizard of Earthsea for the WSJ Book Club.
- The 2014 storySouth Million Writers Award nominees have been announced.
- Boise State UF 100 class teaches with science-fiction
- Harlan Ellison in the hospital recovering from a stroke
- Lifetime Cancels Sci-Fi The Lottery
Events & Event News
- Author Tony DiTerlizzi will reads from Star Wars: The Adventures of Luke Skywalker, Jedi Knight at the First Church Auditorium in 66 Marlborough Street on Saturday October 25th at 12:30 PM
- Cory Doctorow (In Real Life, Little Brother) signs at Powell’s City of Books in Portland, Oregon on Monday October 27, 2014 at 7:30 pm!
- The Android’s Astrological Companion – A hybrid art book and short fiction anthology featuring illustrations and stories about android girls inspired by the zodiac.
- Plasma Frequency Magazine – The magazine is upgrading from Semi-Pro rates to Pro by increasing the amount they pay our authors from 1 cent to 6 cents per word.
Young Ones Round-Up
- Reviews: AV Club | Central Track | Examiner | The Hollywood Reporter | Huffington Post | Indie Wire | io9 | Los Angeles Times | New York Times | Roger Ebert.com | Variety | Village Voice
- Interview: Director Jake Paltrow talks latest film Young Ones.
- Interview: Elle Fanning on Karl Lagerfeld, Halloween and Her New Film Young Ones
- Interview: IndieWire talks with Elle Fanning about Young Ones
- Interview: Nicholas Hoult on How Filming Young Ones Was Like Charlie And The Chocolate Factory
- Young Ones don’t need no stinkin’ apocalypse
- The 8 Best Halloween Books From Childhood That Will Still Scare You Silly
- Bleeding Cool shares Ten Thoughts About the Doctor Who episode “Flatline.”
- Billie Piper reveals her love for Peter Capaldi’s Doctor: “If Peter Capaldi had been my Doctor that would have been brilliant.” Sounds like someone’s fishing for a another guest appearance.
- Charles Stross shares Some thoughts on turning 50. [via Paul Di Filippo]
- Corinne Duyvis on the decline of “issue” books: Incidental diversity – where a character’s difference is mentioned but not highlighted – is on the rise. But disability and difference informs a huge chunk of people’s lives, whether good or bad, and it’s not shameful to acknowledge that. Corinne Duyvis, author of YA sci-fi/fantasy Otherbound, wonders, are diverse characters only OK as long as they’re not too diverse?
- Django Wexler shares a few details of The Shadow Campaigns book #3, including its title.
- Doctor Who: Are Companion-Centric Episodes A Good Idea?
- Ever Wonder What Emperor Palpatine’s First Name Was? Now We Know!
- Even silly as it is, Palpatine’s Newly Revealed First Name is More Appropriate Than You Think
- EW offers a look Inside Interstellar, Christopher Nolan’s emotional space odyssey.
- Growing up with science fiction: Science fiction on TV was often dark and disturbing – yet was somehow acceptable for children to watch. Ahead of a BFI season, Michael Newton revisits favourites of his childhood, from UFO to The Tomorrow People.
- How Better Science Fiction Can Help Achieve Bigger Scientific Breakthroughs
- In a Hell, but in It Together: The Social Split Between TV and Movie Dystopias
- io9 laments The Tragic Demise of Science Fiction’s Greatest Idea
- Lovecraft Enthusiasts Return To San Pedro For Annual H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival & Cthulhucon
- Of White Tulips and Wormholes: Smart Pop Books talks about Time Travel in Fringe
- Stephen Hume asks will tech innovation be our humanity’s unmaking?
- Word Has It That Chinese Film Critics Hate Guardians Of The Galaxy For A Good Reason
- Florida Man 3D Prints Articulated Warhammer 40k Crimson Fist.
- The magnificent science fiction art of Steven Messing
More Fun Stuff
- The 10 Coolest Sci-Fi Technologies and How Close They Are to Reality
- Behind the scenes of the revamped Doctor Who Experience
- Forget Indiana Jones: Here Comes The Robot Archeologist
- Giant French robots fight in Beijing! Well done, China. As long as they’re fighting among themselves, mankind may still have a chance at surviving the coming robot apocalypse.
- Here’s a collection of NASA sounds from historic spaceflights and current missions.
- New exhibit at Milwaukee Public Museum for sci-fi fans
- The Observer examines how How robots are revolutionising our world
- Read an excerpt from Gifts for the One Who Comes After by Helen Marshall at Tor.com.
- The Robots In Our Future Could Be Very Dangerous
- Watch a trailer for Studio Ghibli’s stunning new film The Tale of the Princess Kaguya.