Interviews & Profiles
- Atlanta’s NPR Station interviews George Takei, star of the documentary To Be Takei.
- Bull Spec interviews Julia Elliott, author of The Wilds.
- CBM interviews Matt Reeves, director of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.
- Ginger Nuts of Horror interviews E. Stuart Marlowe, author of Menagerie.
- Inquirer interviews Marie Lu, author of The Young Elites.
- My Bookish Ways interviews Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, author of Sustenance.
- Nicky Peacock interviews Marlene Wynn, author of Chandrea.
- Black Mirror: The Best Show You’ve Never Heard Of Is Now On Netflix
- For the first time ever, observers on Earth have found a Super Earth. It’s like our Earth, but it wears its underwear on the outside, along with a cape.
- LogoTV reminds us that Science-Fiction Legend Author Isaac Asimov Died From AIDS Complications
- Sue Mason from the United Kingdom has won the 2014 Rotsler Award, given for long-time artistic achievement in amateur publications of the science fiction community. Some of her best artwork can be seen in the chapbook I Want to Be a Celtic Death Goddess When I Grow Up.
Events & Event News
- Words without Borders, the online magazine for international literature, announces the release of its issue, “Around the Globe: International YA Writing“. To accompany the issue, Words without
Borders will present a panel on international diversity in YA literature at the New York Public Library on December 10.
- Six by Six – Six collections of six stories each, brought to you in a one-time offering by six of today’s most exciting speculative fiction authors
- Starfall: TV Series – Starfall, the series that is taking science fiction TV back to the stars has begun filming! We are looking for help in post production!
- Book Review: Dave Thompson reviews Copperhead by Tina Connolly (audiobook)
- Book Review: Skefia calls The Three-Body Problem “classic science fiction with China flavor”
- 6 Things Even Non-Fans of Star Wars Can Appreciate About That New Trailer
- Arab Science Fiction : Thriving Yet Underappreciated
- The Business Insider criticisizes How Science Fiction Obscures The Horrifying Realities Of War.
- Gremlins unleashed cartoon hell on Frank Capra’s America: “Joe Dante’s 1984 horror-comedy owes a debt to It’s A Wonderful Life, which it openly acknowledges on its way to mocking and dissecting the film.”
- How the Religious See Robots: “Catholic astronomers and even Pope Francis have talked about how the Catholic Church could theoretically welcome aliens from other planets into the religious fold. But believers of Catholicism and other world religions may sooner have to consider whether they would welcome human-like android robots working and living alongside humans.”
- io9 looks ahead to All The Science Fiction And Fantasy Books You Can’t Miss In December
- Lovesick Cyborg considers Hollywood’s Science Fiction Guns.
- Not surprisingly, the Internet now thinks the comet landing was a hoax, the wankers.
- RadioTimes asks Could Jenna Coleman become the longest-serving Doctor Who companion of the modern era?
- Sci-Fi Fan Letter offers a list of Science Fiction and Fantasy Books Coming in Januaray, 2015
- The Stars and Stripes looks back at The US military’s long, weird Star Wars fascination
- Typeset In The Future breaks down the typography of Alien.
- 32 awesome sci-fi and fantasy Minecraft mods
- Build-your-own Star Wars Christmas Ornaments
- The Geek Art Gallery is posting all of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens Fan Posters that have been popping up over the weekend. More than a few of them are good enough to be used for the real deal.
More Fun Stuff
- Make A Tasty Clone Army With Star Wars Gingerbread Cookie Cutters
- Watch Stephen Colbert’s passionate defense of that new lightsaber
- Watch an Epic dystopian/utopian science fiction movie montage.
- Watch a trailer for The Principle, the documentary bringing the controversy of geocentrism to the big screen.