Interviews & Profiles
- Amazing Stories interviews Rick Riordan, author of The Blood of Olympus.
- Movieweb interviews Arnold Schwarzenegger, star of Terminator Genisys.
- My Bookish Ways interviews Aliette de Bodard of Master of the House of Darts.
- The Qwillery interviews Suzanne Rigdon, author of Into the Night.
- The Register interviews Randall Munroe, author of What If?.
- Suvudu interviews Mira Grant, author of Symbiont.
- By the way, the ISS has created the first object to be 3D printed in space.
- Cosmic rays render 90 percent of the universe a lifeless desert, astronomers say
Events & Event News
- Book Deal Announcement: The Secret History of Science Fiction And Fantasy
- Willie Cordy appears at Borderless Comics in Chesapeake, VA on Saturday, December 13th to sign City Earth. RSVP on Facebook
- Alpha Mecha : The Intense Game of Giant Mecha Combat – An easy to learn, paperworkless, tactical mecha combat game. Quick to play, but still rich in tactical options.
- Caulder’s View -A short science fiction film about a city slicker, named Caulder, who sets out to hike one of the last mountains in North America.
- Lifehacker graphic novel – A noir detective story with a modern twist. Hacker turned private investigator goes Away From Keyboard to track down a serial killer.
- 4 Things You May Have Missed in the Terminator: Genisys Trailer
- 6 Reasons there’s a Black Stormtrooper in Star Wars: The Force Awaken Trailer, because There’s No Canonical Reason Stormtroopers Can’t Be Black. (Otherwise entitled “Real fans know Stormtroopers aren’t all clones.”)
- 8 Key Takeaways From The Terminator: Genisys Trailer
- 8 Reasons You’re Completely Wrong About the Star Wars Prequels
- 9 Holiday TV Movies So Bad You Just Have to Watch Them
- 9 Ways the Jurassic World Trailer Recalls the Original Movie
- Batman artist’s Facebook rant against cosplay: “Just selfies in costume” says comic book artist Pat Broderick, who has banned promoters from inviting him to events involving the fancy dress craze.
- Have Movies Reached Peak Reboot With Terminator: Genisys? Even with Arnold back on board, it’s hard to figure who’s excited for another Terminator.
- How are Samurai Films Responsible for Star Wars?!?
- How could The Hunger Games movie series be expanded?
- io9 looks back at the Top 10 Most Useless Star Wars Droids Of All Time
- Jurassic World trailer already facing criticism from palaeontologists
- Just How Excited Should We Let Ourselves Be About the New Star Wars?
- A Novelist and a Zombie Walk Into a Bar, an essay from Smart Pop Books.
- Revisit 10 great sci-fi moments from 50 years of James Bond movies
- Science Fiction Friday: Time Is On Your Side, Yes It Is
- Vice remembers the classic film 2001: A Space Odyssey.
- When Science Fiction Stopped Caring About the Future: Star Wars looks like another example of how the genre has given up on imagining new worlds.
- Why Luke Skywalker And Princess Leia Shouldn’t Be The Same Age Anymore
- Why Wil Wheaton Is Finally at Peace With His Role on The Big Bang Theory
- With Christmas just around the corner, this year’s recommended books lists are popping up across the internet. If you’re shopping for a book lover, you may find them useful: 27 Books You Shouldn’t Have Overlooked in 2014 | Buzzfeed’s 24 Best Fiction Books Of 2014 | Entertainment Weekly’s 10 Best Fiction Books of 2014 | The Financial Time picks the Best Books of 2014: Science Fiction | The Globe and Mail’s The best books of 2014 | The Huffington Post’s The Best Books Of 2014 | LA Times’ Holiday SF/Fantasy Book Guide 2014 | Library Journal’s Best Books 2014: Genre Fiction | A Non-Comprehensive-But-Awesome Accounting of Your Favorite Books of 2014 from Tor.com | NPR’s Book Concierge: Science Fiction & Fantasy | Riot Round-Up: The Best Books of 2014 | School Library Journal picks the Best Adult Books 4 Teens 2014 | Waterstones’ Booksellers’ Authors of the Year
- Kevin Dart blends modern sci-fi with classic ’60s style
- Movie theater creates Smaug replica
More Fun Stuff
- Do You Wear Movie T-shirts? You’ll Definitely Want Some of These
- Hebocon is a robot contest for the technically ungifted. Entrants will need compromise and surrender, instead of ideas and
technical skill. Robots are penalized for having high-tech features.
- Kevin Smith Reacts to Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer
- Oh my God! We missed an Interstellar link! Explore Inside Endurance from Interstellar on New Interactive Site. We now have to start all over.
- Read an excerpt from The Female Factory by Lisa L Hannett and Angela Slatter.
- Read an excerpt from The Genome by Sergei Lukyanenko at Tor.com.
- Read an excerpt from The Globe by Terry Pratchett at Tor.com.
- Star Wars: Darth Vader’s childhood home saved by fans
- Watch Mark Hamill Talking About Lucas’ Plans For Episode VII Way Back In 1983.
- Watch a trailer for Black Mirror’s Super Creepy Christmas Special
- Watch an early trailer for 2001: A Space Odyssey Featuring Unfinished Special Effects
- We know space is big, but trying to understand how big is tricky. Say you stare up at the sky and identify stars and constellations in a virtual planetarium, you can’t quite fathom how far away all those stars are. If the Moon Were Only 1 Pixel is a tediously accurate model of the Solar System that Josh Worth made to explain to his daughter just how difficult it is to go on holiday to Mars.