Interviews & Profiles
- Den of Geek interviews Jamie Mathieson, author of the last two weeks’ Doctor Who episodes, “Mummy On The Orient Express” and “Flatline.”
- Ginger Nuts of Horror interviews Eric Dimbleby, author of The Fetus Cloud.
- My Bookish Ways interviews Martin Rose, author of Bring Me Flesh, I’ll Bring Hell.
- The Nerdist interviews Gerard Johnstone, director of the horror/comedy Housebound.
- Tor.com interviews Daryl Gregory, author of We Are All Completely Fine.
- Tor.com interviews Marly Youmans, author of Glimmerglass.
- Total Film interviews James Spader, star of Avengers 2.
Events & Event News
- Cory Doctorow, Patrick Rothfuss and William Gibson all to read in Portland next week
- Strand Books in NYC will host an all-star roster of horror hotshots moderated by New York Asian Film Festival co-founder and Horrorstör author Grady Hendrix on October 27th at 7:00PM.
- Cosmic Space-Realm of Evil – Help create a new universe of science fiction entertainment.
- Human Resources – An Apocalyptic RTS game in which the robot apocalypse gets complicated when tentacle monsters crash the party. Humans are the resource in this epic strategy game.
- Real life hoverboards – they’re not jetpacks, but hey, it’s something.
- Book Review: Barnes & Noble review J: A Novel by Howard Jacobson
- Movie Review: Birdman Walks A Fine Between Genius And Pretension
- 5 Things You Need to Read Before Watching Constantine, if you want to follow the TV series.
- 7 Ways Alien: Isolation Helped Me Accept My Anxiety Disorder
- 13 plot twists that utterly ruined good horror movies
- Breaking Up With Stephen King Is Hard To Do [via Paul Di Filippo]
- Can William Gibson Predict the Future?: He coined the term cyberspace before we even knew cyberspace existed. He imagined reality TV years before it was everywhere. He’s made the leap from cult novelist to mega-selling oracle by writing intensely enjoyable techno-thrillers about viral-ad agencies and shadowy clothing designers and Cuban-Chinese data traffickers. And while William Gibson insists that he’s the last guy to know what’s coming next, predictions he made decades ago keep coming true. Which is a little alarming, actually. Because his new novel, The Peripheral, is his most dire yet
- Christopher Nolan Had to Pick and Choose Which Wormhole Science to Use in Interstellar
- The Future Is a Lonely Place, in William Gibson’s The Peripheral.
- The George R.R. Martin X-Men Reference No One Ever Gets. [via Paul Di Filippo]
- Goliath Is People! is a Dollhouse essay on trust that originally appeared in the “Inside Joss’ Dollhouse: From Alpha to Rossum” anthology.
- If You Read One Thing Today, Make It This Canticle For Leibowitz Essay (at The New Yorker.)
- Legendary science fiction writer Ursula Le Guin blogs about her 85th birthday. For those who don’t already know about her, here’s a Wikipedia selected bibiography. For those who do, here’s an Appreciation of Le Guin following her receiving the National Book Award Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters last month. (Via: Metafilter)
- The Terminator 30th Anniversary Screening: 6 Things We Learned from Cameron and Hurd.
- Why it doesn’t matter what Benedict Cumberbatch thinks of
mySherlock fan fiction
- Why Are Many Of Today’s Hottest Authors Writing Post-Apocalyptic Books? My theory? They’re looking forward to saying “I told you so.”
- Chocolate replicas of Jessica Joslin’s animal bone sculpture would make perfect Halloween treats!
More Fun Stuff
- 13 classic scenes that explain how horror movies work.
- 140 Amazing Photos of ILM Building STAR WARS Movie Models
- A breakdown of The Avengers 2 trailer: Could that really be who Serkis is playing?
- All of H.P. Lovecraft’s Classic Horror Stories Free Online: Download Audio Books, eBooks & More
- Assemble-It-Yourself “Zombie Proof” Log Cabins For Sale. If it were robot-proof, I’d buy two.
- A Gallery Of Images From The New ROBOCOP Behind-The-Scenes Book
- How do you keep foul odors under control on the space station? By banning seafood gumbo
- If you have spare $7,500, you too can own a Firefly Serenity Film-Scale Artisan Replica.
- It’s six in the morning and this cat’s name is Levar Purrton, so it makes the list.
- Listen to Audio from the October 15th book reading with Genevieve Valentine & E. Lily Yu.
- Read an excerpt from The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman at SFX.
- Read an excerpt from We Will All Go Down Together by Gemma Files at Tor.com.
- Take a sneak peek Behind the Science of Interstellar.
- Watch a trailer for Avengers 2: Age Of Ultron.
- Watch a beautiful new trailer for the upcoming digitally restored theatrical re-release of Kubrick’s classic Sci-Fi film, 2001: A Space Odyssey.