Interviews & Profiles
- Cuddlebuggery Book Blog interviews Cory Doctorow, author of In Real Life.
- Henry Herz interviews Dr. Vernor Vinge, author of The Children of The Sky.
- The Guardian interviews Douglas Coupland, author of Generation X.
- Nicky Peacock interviews John Moralee, author of Acting Dead.
- Reddit recently held an AMA with Garth Nix, author of Clariel.
- Suvudu interviews Evan and Mike, stars of the television series Oddities.
- The Wall Street Journal interviews Gillian Anderson, author of A Vision of Fire.
- A reusable “space plane” built by the US Air Force has returned after 674 days in orbit – and nobody will say what it was doing up there.
- Science fiction fanzines to be digitized as part of major UI initiative
- Titan Comics Announce New Doctor Who Series Starring The Ninth Doctor
Events & Event News
- Leigh Bardugo will appear at Books of Wonder on Thursday, November 6th, 2014 from 6:00 PM– 8:00 PM to sign the final book in her Grisha series Ruin & Rising!
- LAST CONTACT – A short film portraying the despair of a researcher long after his last contact with the outside world. With a backdrop of some of the world’s most astonishing abandoned buildings, we join the character in an environment no longer inhabitable by man, one year after his last contact with the outside world, just as the environment is beginning to show signs of change…
- Miskatonic University – Department of Chemistry – The first in a series of games based on studying at the Miskatonic University. A card game for 3-6 players.
- Book Review: William Gibson’s The Peripheral offers a now-familiar blending of close-textured SF and noir/thriller modes, an evolution of the Gibson recipe that reaches back to the very beginning
- 7 Ways Marvel Studios Rewarded Comicbook Fans’ Loyalty
- 18 spooky stories from Stephen King and others that you can read for free.
- Andy Serkis: CGI marked ‘the death of typecasting.’
- Doctor Who series 8: everything we know about Missy so far
- E. Catherine Tobler talks about why the gender imbalance in F&SF is such a big deal.
- Elif Shafak on blending storytelling with new technology
- Giant Freakin Robot explains Why James Cameron Says The Terminator Legacy Isn’t His Problem
- How Gail Simone of DC Comics changed the way we think about female superheroes. Via
- My hero: Mary Shelley by Neil Gaiman: Gothic fiction had been all the rage for some time, but Shelley’s Frankenstein still changed everything
- A Nobel Prize judge for Literature claims creative writing courses are killing Western literature.
- On considering reading George R.R. Martin
- Orphan Black Season 3 Raises These New Questions
- PBS reports on why adults are buzzing about YA literature.
- Scifibloggers.com looks back at John Carpenter’s Contributions to Science Fiction
- This Year, Doctor Who is Built Around A Character Arc, And That’s Major
- The Top 10 Marvel Movies… Ranked For Your Viewing Pleasure
- “Why do women rule YA?”, some ask, when the real question should be, “Why do men dominate everything else?” Marie Lu on female sci-fi and fantasy.
- With Scarlett Johansson in Ghost in the Shell, Hollywood Might Notice that Manga and Anime Exist
- WIRED explains Why the Magicians Trilogy Will Never Be a Fantasy Classic
- Here’s What You’ll Be Carving Into Your Pumpkin This Year
- The Presidential Election is just around the corner. Time for Lovecraft campaign posters!
- You Can’t Take the Sky From Me: A Fan-made Firefly Poster
More Fun Stuff
- 13-year-old Alyssa Carson is determined to be the first person to land on Mars — and NASA thinks she stands a chance. BBC is asking Could this girl be the first on red planet?.
- Check out this first look at Firefly Online gameplay.
- Five theoretical ways to capture a star explained by From Quarks to Quasars.
- How Apple’s Siri Became One Autistic Boy’s B.F.F.: Not science fiction, but still a heartwarming demonstration of how technology can fulfill science fiction’s vision for our future.
- If you see only one selfie taken 10 miles from the surface of a comet, make it this one.
- The Milky Way has 200 billion stars. Here’s a clickable graphic to try and help you get your mind around that unfathomable number
- Ursula Le Guin’s 90s letter declining – in badass fashion – to blurb a Brian Aldiss work because it is so “self-contentedly, exclusively male.”
- Watch a cover of Star Wars’ “Imperial March” Played on Eight Floppy Disc Drives
- Watch Lego figures reenact The Hobbit in 72 seconds.
- Watch as Ian McKellen channels Gandalf in talk to students about revision.