Interviews & Profiles
- Coode Street interviews Genevieve Valentine, author of The Girls at the Kingfisher Club.
- Suvudu interviews Lexie Dunne, author of Superheroes Anonymous.
- Empire Magazine interviews Andy Serkis, author of Avengers: Age of Ultron.
- We Got This Covered interviews Mia Maestro, co-star of The Strain.
- The Hollywood Reporter interviews Christopher Priest, author of Prestige.
- Children of the Machine is an upcoming web series led by Igby Goes Down producer Marco Weber that is set in a near-future dystopia where androids have taken over. Scheduled for a Fall 2015 release, the show will be BitTorrent‘s first-ever original series. Weber insists that the P2P service is the perfect home for the series.
Events & Event News
- The “Father of Modern Space Art,” American painter, designer and illustrator, Chesley Bonestell, transports visitors into the future in a new exhibition opening on November 22 at the Adler Planetarium
- The Museum of Science Fiction is excited to announce the start of a concept art competition for its 2015 Preview Museum, which is to be located in the Washington, DC metro area. For full rules and submission requirements, please visit the Museum’s contest webpage at: museumofsciencefiction.org/concept-art
- Paul McAuley and Richard K. Morgan will hold literary debates and public readings on Friday the 5th of December, at the British Council’s library (18.30 hours) and at the “Peasant’s Club” (Public Reading & Open Talk) on Saturday the 6th of December, at 18.00.
- BlackGate continues its series on Voices in Fantasy Literature
- Charlie Stross contemplates an An age-old question. [via Paul Di Filippo]
- December 2014 New Releases in Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror
- How Star Wars Conquered the Universe
- The November 1984 issue of OMNI magazine explores the possibility of immortality by merging human and machine.
- On Loving Lovecraft (And Why I Still Do), by Daniel Mills
- Robert Silverberg on the Tragic Death of John Brunner
- Sapper: A New Literary Movement & Manifesto: “I had lots of verbiage here describing why I didn’t think it was such a good idea and how the manifesto reminds me of McCarthyism, but after listening to Ursula Le Guin’s award acceptance speech, I realized that all of my words really just distracted from the main message. One that Ms. Le Guin delivered with great eloquence.”
- Sexy hedgehogs, shapeshifters, and the future of erotic fiction [via Paul Di Filippo]
- Smart Pop Books weighs in on Rethinking the Child Hero, specifically Ender Wiggin.
- Tor.com on Remembering author P. D. James
- Welcome to Liad offers a transcript of Lee and Miller’s PhilCon Principal Speaker Speech, in its entirety.
- Steampunk Lion: Step By Step From A Blank Page To The Complete Drawing
- Tommy Lee Edwards is an artist best known for Star Wars Panoramas
More Fun Stuff
- The Best Reactions to the Star Wars: The Force Awakens Teaser
- Dirge Magazine is a newly launched dark fiction/dark entertainment magazine.
- Eight things you didn’t know about Alan Turing (nine if you didn’t know he was a robot)
- Get a glimpse of Stan Lee’s (spoiler-ish) cameo from Disney’s Big Hero 6. The man himself looks great in CGI.
- Maglev elevators that also have the ability to go sideways could could soon be on the way. Next step, Star Trek turbo-lifts?
- Neil deGrasse Tyson. 40 tweets. All tagged “When I was your age.” And it is awesome.
- POP! More Wild Cards: here’s another brand new, original, never-before-published Wild Cards story up on Tor.com.
- Read an excerpt from A Fatal Twist of Lemon by Patrice Greenwood at Book View Cafe.
- Read an excerpt from The Providence of Fire by Brian Staveley at Tor.com.
- Watch video responses to the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer: Crazy Lens Flare Edition, The Flare Awakens, LEGO The Force Awakens, Lucas Edition, The Phantom Awakens.
- The voice you heard in the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer was not Benedict Cumberbatch, it was Andy Serkis.
- You’ll find wallpapers featuring most of the trailer’s key moments here and here.