Interviews & Profiles
- The Guardian interviews William Gibson, author of The Peripheral.
- Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy interviews David Cronenberg, director of Videodrome and eXistenZ.
- Lytherus offers a double interview with Tessa Gratton and Natalie C. Parker, the authors of The Strange Maid and Beware the Wild, respectively.
- Salon interviews Cory Doctorow, author of Information Doesn’t Want to Be Free: Laws for the Internet Age. “We’re all sharecroppers in Google’s fields for the rest of eternity”
- Amazon and Hachette finally reached an agreement
- Congratulations to #WeNeedDiverseBooks, who topped their IndieGoGo goal of $100,000
- LJ Goldstein has announced that she’s sold a new novel, called Weighing Shadows.
- Announcing Six by Six: A New Kind of Spec-Fic Anthology.
Events & Event News
- Fallen Frontiers REBOOT – a sci-fi miniatures wargame where powerful heroes meet in battles!
- Robots Love Ice Cream – The hit arcade shooter style video game Robots Love Ice Cream is coming to your tabletop in this new card game version.
Big Hero 6
- Interview: Big Hero 6 Directors On Combining The Disney And Marvel Brands
- Big Hero 6 secret credits scene and Marvel mysteries revealed
- Disney Animation’s Big Hero 6: Far More Than Meets the Eye…
- How Big Hero 6 Finally Addresses Diversity Problem Plaguing Superhero Films
- How Interstellar lost out to Big Hero 6 at the US box office
- How Would The Big Hero 6 Team Stack Up To The Avengers?
- Infographic: “Interstellar Timeline” by Reddit user sto-ifics42
- Interview: Michael Caine on Interstellar, Christopher Nolan’s Secret
- 3 things parents should know about Interstellar
- 5 cool things to know about Christopher Nolan’s sci-fi saga
- Absolutely, Interstellar Is a (r)eligious Movie
- At its heart, sci-fi epic Interstellar is really about how much we care about family
- Box Office: Did Interstellar Get a Fair Shake? (Analysis)
- Grad students help envision black holes for sci-fi Interstellar
- How Ken Burns’ surprise role in Interstellar explains the movie
- How NASA Could Help Humanity Make Interstellar a Reality
- The Internet Lifts Up, Tears Down: Interstellar Edition
- Leave Anne Hathaway Alone! Why The Interstellar Star Deserves Your Respect
- Korea Box Office: Interstellar Makes Extraterrestrial Debut
- Music of the Spheres: Hans Zimmer composes music for the universe, brilliantly.
- Why Interstellar is good for America’s image
- Amazon picks The Best Books of 2014: Comics & Graphic Novels, Science Science, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
- The Best Sci Fi Books picks The 23 Best Science Fiction Books by Female Authors, The 21 Best Space Opera Books, and 96 Dystopian Science Fiction Books.
- Criminal Minds: Sean Phillips talks about Ed Brubaker
- Finally, Science Explains Why No One Can Lift Thor’s Hammer.
- I’m hooked on ebook highlighting – what we underline is so revealing.
- Neil Gaiman Praises The First Amendment [via Paul Di Filippo]
- One Book In Which Gender Doesn’t Matter [via Paul Di Filippo]
- Science friction: Hollywood’s love/hate affair with smart sci-fi
- The Spectacle of Disintegration: Lessons from a Peripheral Utopia
- Star Wars Is Only Science Fiction, but I Like It
- Your Challenge: Ethically Colonizing an Alien Planet: “It’s something of a happy coincidence that Civilization: Beyond Earth rolled out around when Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar hit theaters. In the computer game, humanity builds a new society on a distant planet after some apocalyptic Earth disaster called “The Great Mistake.” Sounds a lot like the wormhole-journeying pioneers of Interstellar, fleeing our neo-Dust Bowl planet, no?” [via Paul Di Filippo]
- Behold, the plot of every action movie you’ve ever seen.
- The secret lives of action figures: toys come to life in surreal photos
- This 21-year-old is painting the most insane sci-fi vehicles on the planet
More Fun Stuff
- 6 Tips for Turning Awful Fan Fiction into a Best Seller [via Paul Di Filippo]
- The Anti-HAL: The Interstellar Robot Should Be the Future of Artificial Intelligence
- Real Steampunk Computer Brought Back To Life
- Read “Black Box” By Jennifer Egan at The New Yorker. Published over the course of nine days in May 2012, the 8,500-word story was originally serialized in installments of ≤ 140 characters each.
- Rise of the Robot Security Guards: Startup Knightscope is preparing to roll out human-size robot patrols. I think I saw this in a Tom Selleck movie.