Interviews & Profiles
- Den of Geek interviews Daniel H Wilson, author of Robopocalypse.
- Geek’s Guide interviews Patrick Rothfuss, author of The Slow Regard of Silent Things.
- The Guardian interviews Steven Moffat, showrunner of Doctor Who and Sherlock.
- Lightspeed Magazine interviews James S.A. Corey, author of Cibola Burn.
- Literary Escapism interviews Ryan Hill, author of Dead New World.
- My Bookish Ways interviews Tony Park, author of The Delta.
- Nicky Peacock interviews Jen McConnel, author of Daughter of Chaos.
- Notes from Coode Street interviews Ken Liu, translator of Cixin Liu’s The Three-Body Problem.
- The Qwillery interviews Amy Impellizzeri, author of Lemongrass Hope.
- The Sword and Laser interviews Delilah S. Dawson, author of Servants of the Storm.
- Tor Books interviews Brian Staveley, author of The Emperor’s Blades.
- USA Today interviews Sarah J. Maas, author of Heir of Fire.
- Japanese science fiction award opens entries to aliens and computers: The Hoshi prize, set up last year to honour one of Japan’s major SF writers, hopes to attract stories from AI scientists
Events & Event News
- Author Leigh Bardugo appears at Books & Books in Coral Gables, Florida on Friday, October 31st, 2014 at 7:00 PM to sign the final book in her Grisha series RUIN AND RISING!
- Stephen King will appear on stage at the GWU Lisner Auditorium in Washington, DC on Wednesday November 12, 2014. The event will be at 7:00 PM. The format will include remarks from the author, a reading, and a brief Q&A. Tickets will go on sale Tuesday, September 23.
- Writer and game designer John Jackson Miller (Kenobi, A New Dawn, Knight Errant) appears at Powers Comics & Collectibles in Green Bay, Wisconson on Saturday, October 25th from 1:00 – 4:00 pm as part of their Halloween ComicFest celebration! RSVP on Facebook!
- Impact Winter – a post-apocalyptic survival adventure set upon the remnants of a buried Earth.
- Of Fleas and Fleadom: A Tale of Two Vermin – assist us with the printing of this completed graphic epic poem of an unlikely hero – Finnegan T. Flea.
- Orion Empire: The Game of Galactic Supremacy – Orion Empire is a generational card game set in space. Build an armada, raise the stakes, and raze their planet in a grab for victory!
- The OneStop Apocalypse Shop – If Clerks met Buffy the Vampire Slayer, it would be at the OneStop Apocalypse Shop. They’re selling sodas, smokes and saving the world! (Read more here.)
- 6 Reasons That The Avengers: Age Of Ultron Trailer Has Us Very Excited
- Amazing Stories has posted its Speculative Poetry Round Up for October 2014.
- The AudioBookaneers has posted its weekly round-up of Audiobook releases.
- This brilliant video essay looks at Inception: this video essay from Brows Held High takes a deep dive into Nolan’s surrealist influences as well as Inception’s flirtation with the greatest filmmaking illusion of all: the Narrative.
- Ever Wonder What Really Freaks Guillermo Del Toro Out?
- Fail Hydra: five reasons to give Agents of SHIELD another go
- IGN explains Why The Terminator Endures.
- Is Transrealism the first major literary movement of the 21st century?
- MIT’s Science Fiction Society Has 60,000 Books And Some Zany Traditions
- Noomi Rapace Shares Her Theories On What To Expect From Prometheus 2.
- Pop culture, science fiction intersect at talk: George R.R. Martin, Tom Doherty bring science fiction down to earth through literature
- Popular Mechanics remembers 6 Sci-Fi and Comic Sequels That Never Were
- Publisher’s Weekly recommends The 10 Best Ghost Stories. [via Paul Di Filippo]
- Sci-Fi and Magic Combine in Debut Novel from Author Amber Brandt
- The Terminator 30th anniversary: Time to revisit the sci-fi classic
- Blade Runner Illustrations by Daniel Scott Gabriel Murray
- The Geek Art Gallery offers this massive gallery of Geeky Pumpkin Carvings for Halloween.
- Illustrators around the web are celebrating the run up to Halloween with the Drawlloween and Inktober Drawing Challenges
- Spooky Treats for Halloween, and a few Steampunk cakes, too.
More Fun Stuff
- Animated visualization clearly shows the massive scale of sci-fi ships
- Buzz Aldrin Endorses One-Way Trip To Mars, Here’s Why
- George Lucas Discusses the Meaning of Star Wars with Charlie Rose
- Read the “Evil Be Thou My Good” fanfiction: “Nine years ago Vernon Dursley brought home a certain puzzle box. His nephew managed to open it, changing his destiny. Now, in the midst of Voldemort’s second rise, Harry Potter has decided to recreate the Lament Configuration… and open it… again.” That’s right. It’s a Harry Potter / Hellraiser mash-up.
- Watch The Many, Many Deaths of Star Wars In Under Three Minutes