Interviews & Profiles
- Ars Technica interviews Andy Weir, author of The Martian.
- Book Riot interviews R.L. Stine, author of Party Games. “You Never Kill Off Enough Teenagers.”
- Bull Spec interviews John and Carole Barrowman, author of Book of Beasts.
- Bull Spec interviews Lady Soliloque, author of Enoch the Traveler.
- My Bookish Ways interviews PT Jones, author of Floating Boy and the Girl Who Couldn’t Fly.
- Qwillery interviews Jessica Leake, author of Arcana.
- The Author And Publisher of Choose Your Own Adventure Books, R.A. Montgomery, Dies At 78. If he goes to Hell next, turn to page 69. If he goes to Heaven, turn to page 77.
- Wesley Chu Re-Signs with Angry Robot Books in Six-Figure Deal :: Angry Robot Books
- Humble Bundle and Scholastic add new titles to the Humble Scholastic Audiobook Bundle. The Humble Scholastic Audiobook Bundle is available for one more week, ending on November 26, 2014 at 11am PT/2pm ET
Events & Event News
- MUTANT – Contemporary Sci-fi/Adventure Short Film! – Set in a post apocalyptic world, “Mutant” blends the perfect mix of action, tension and pure entertainment — free for everyone to see!
- A Robot, a Cyborg, and a Martian Walk into a Space Bar – A collection of comedic science fiction and fantasy short stories that will tickle your funny bone…and maybe several other bones…
Big Hero 6
- Interview: S.A. artist Paul Briggs drew on personal experience for Big Hero 6 scene
- Big Hero 6 concept art
- 13 baffling questions Interstellar refused to answer
- 15 Huge Differences From the Steven Spielberg-Developed Script to Nolan’s
- Christopher Nolan Thinks Interstellar Haters Need To Watch The Movie Again
- Does Interstellar get the science right? Gargantua, the black hole at the center of the Interstellar film plot, is a pretty accurate representation of the densely-packed spheres with unbelievable gravitational pull, according to physicist and black hole expert Charles Misner.
- Fact or fiction? 6 things that Nolan’s Interstellar got right and wrong about science
- Can Interstellar help teach science to the public?
- Interstellar in Pictures: A Space Epic Gallery
- Interstellar Is The Culmination Of Matthew McConaughey’s Career Reinvention
- Interstellar Is a Perfect Antidotal Sequel to Transcendence, argues FSR
- Religious News on Interstellar’s surprising look at fathers and daughters
- A Spoiler-Filled Opposing Opinion on Interstellar
- The Story Of How Hans Zimmer Wrote The Interstellar Theme Will Give You Chills
- Todd McCarthy on Interstellar and the Evolution of Space Epics (for Better or Worse)
- Twitterati reactions on Interstellar
- Why Interstellar’s Organ Needs to Be So Loud: Hans Zimmer’s score drowns out dialogue and has already broken an Imax theater, but there’s thematic significance in all that noise.
- 10 indie sci-fi films to look out for in 2015
- 12 staples of modern sci-fi (with unbelievably old origins)
- Alone as a queer, young, black sci-fi nerd: then I discovered Samuel Delany
- Amazing Stories shares a Report on Chinese Nebula 2014
- Amy Sterling Casil on Glamour of the God-Touched: Book 1 of Garrick’s Saga
- Geek Tyrant picks the 12 Best Comedic X-FILES Episodes.
- How Reading Stephen King Has Affected Me for Life
- Iain Banks’s Culture lives on: SF magazine Strange Horizons has just published some unseen interviews with the late and much-missed author. It’s great to hear his maverick wit again.
- James Earl Jones was originally paid $7,000 for voicing Darth Vader.
- The Kill Screen Videogame blog explains Why Netrunner matters
- Martha Wells Recommends Older Science Fiction Books in a guest post on Fantasy Book Cafe.
- Night Vale co-creator shares secrets of success: Love and integrity
- On Growing Up with Books: An Ode to Harry Potter and The Magicians [via Paul Di Filippo]
- Kirkus Reviews offers a list of the Best Science Fiction & Fantasy of 2014.
- Publisher’s Weekly suggests 12 Awesome Comics About Outer Space
- Richard Kadrey’s Dream Cast and What’s Next in the Sandman Slim Series
- Vox explains Why science fiction matters
- Wired presents an Oral History of Right Stuff.
- An Immaculate Millennium Falcon Model Made Entirely Of Cardboard
- Remarkable 16th Century Style Superhero and Star Wars Cosplay
More Fun Stuff
- According to this infographic, landing the Philae probe onto a comet via the Rosetta spacecraft costs about as much as four Airbus jetliners. Worth it, if you ask us.
- The full archives of Janus & Aurora, the feminist science fiction fanzine created by the people who went on to create Wiscon, the feminist sf convention.
- How Big Is Rosetta’s Comet 67P Compared To Famous Sci-Fi Spacecraft
- Han Solo Frozen In Carbonite Shower Curtain: Don’t Worry, He Can’t See
- Infographic: Timeline of Star Wars toys
- It’s good to know that even Margaret Atwood has a zombie survival plan.
- The Motherboard Web site has just set up a free science fiction section. The stories (four thus far) are listed (and linked) at http://motherboard.vice.com/terraform. Initial contributors include Bruce Sterling and Cory Doctorow. Going forward, Motherboard will publish one new story each week.
- Philly Resident Kickstarting His Real Batman Armor
- Quiz: Who Said It, Will Smith’s Kids or L. Ron Hubbard?
- Read “She Commands Me and I Obey” by Ann Leckie (in two parts) at Strange Horizons.
- A Sci-Fi Christmas Is Not Complete Without The Following 7 Ornaments.
- This Is Tony Hawk Finally Taking a Real Hoverboard for a Spin, We Want Our Own Right Now.
- That Dragon, Cancer – Guy creates a computer game to relive the 4 years he spent living with his wife and infant son. Just like Dixie’s ROM in Neuromancer.
- Watch a four minute Gag Reel for Guardians of the Galaxy.
- Watch Vin Diesel Do Groot in 15 Different Languages
- Watch The Malediction Prophecy II at LiarTown. [via Paul Di Filippo]