Interviews & Profiles
- Amazing Stories has re-posted an interview with Ben Bova, author of New Earth.
- Ginger Nuts of Horror interviews Michael Bray, author of From the Deep.
- Lawrence M. Schoen interviews Sharon Lee, author of Dragon in Exile.
- My Bookish Ways interviews Sebastian Rotella, author of The Convert’s Son.
- Reddit recently held an AMA for Andy Weir, author of The Martian.
- Sense of Wonder interviews three of the artists that have illustrated Brandon Sanderson’s works: Jon Foster, Ben McSweeney, and Michael Whelan.
- Slate.com interviews Craig Zobel, director of Z for Zachariah.
- Suvudu interviews Adam Sternbergh, author of Near Enemy.
- Suvudu interviews Terry Brooks, author of The High Druid’s Blade.
- Sword and Laser interviews Myke Cole, author of Gemini Cell: A Shadow Ops Novel.
Events & Event News
- Billy Dee Williams “Lando Calrissian” in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, and numerous Star Wars video games has just been announced as a guest for FLORIDA SUPERCON at The Miami Beach Convention Center, June 25-28, 2015. Check out the Florida Supercon event page.
- James A. Owen, author and illustrator of the critically acclaimed graphic novel StarChild will appear at Muse Comics in Colorado Springs, CO on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM! RSVP on Facebook
- Last Starfleet Cooperative Board Game – Relaunch – In the year 4010, humankind has ships in space but no colonies. Earth explodes and the last of our kind must set aside their differences and team up to tame a wild world and save humanity before time runs out! In this action packed cooperative strategy game, players will captain their starships as humankind’s Last Starfleet! Everyone wins in Last Starfleet… or all is lost.
- Save the Sci Fi: The Next Generation! – Saving rare, forgotten, out-of-print vintage science fiction for the digital future, one e-book at a time!
- Book Review: Jean at Howling Frog Books gave Heinlein a try, and reviewed Have Spacesuit, Will Travel, her daughter enjoyed the book too! She followed that review up with Heinlein’s The Puppetmasters
- 11 Ways The Future Could Turn Out Differently Than You Expect
- 27 Unexplainable Blunders From Your Favorite Sci-Fi Movies
- Arthur C. Clarke Predicts in 2001 What the World Will Look By December 31, 2100
- Ayn Rand’s Harry Potter and The Order of Psycho-epistemology
- At Carolina Book Beat, Co-hosts Mur Lafferty and Samuel Montgomery-Blinn and special guest Paul Nagy preview the year to come in science fiction and fantasy.
- The Difference Between A Great Twist And A Mediocre Twist
- Every Time Travel Movie Ever, Ranked by io9
- Fifty-Three Years On: Would A Wrinkle in Time Make the Grade Today?
- Flotilla Online admonishes us that it should be Sci-Fi, Not Sci-Faux
- How Saw was ahead of the Marvel cinematic universe, and no, this isn’t a joke about Ryan Reynold’s Deadpool being torture.
- How To Tell If You Are In A Soft Science Fiction Novel
- “The Pomegranate Architect“: A Previously Unpublished Essay by Ray Bradbury
- Rachel Nichols Is Optimistic About The Future Of Continuum, Here’s Why
- Rejecting Technology for Taboo: The Guardian of Isis
- The Science Fiction Books That Every Computer Scientist Should Check Out
- Secret Sundance screening of Jupiter Ascending gets lukewarm reactions
- Tor.com offers its February Releases in Paranormal/Urban Fantasy and Horror.
- What’s Wrong with Only Reading Half a Book? asks Electric Literature.
- Worldcon is the “world science fiction convention.” It’s been around in one way or another since 1939 and is typically hosted at a different existing convention every year. (The Hugo awards are voted on by Worldcon members.) Last year it was in London; this year in Spokane. To get the event hosted at your convention, there is an elaborate bidding process. There is a long tradition of hoax con bids (which sometimes take on a life of their own, as in this Westercon story). The latest in the tradition: Nightvale Worldcon. If you have further questions regarding the bid, please contact the Help Desk with your bloodstone.
- Death Star heart necklace now available from Rapscallion.
- Doctor Who in Web Comics
- Exceptional British Scifi Artwork from the 1950s
More Fun Stuff
- Check out the cover of the forthcoming Neal Stephenson novel, Seveneves
- The Force is Strong in This Star Wars Fan’s Apartment
- Go behind the scenes of Star Wars: Battle Pod, a new arcade shooter from Lucasfilm in Star Wars: Battle Pod – From Concept to Cockpit
- Here’s Why THE HOBBIT Films Suck in Comparison to THE LORD OF THE RINGS
- The official companion app from QMx “Cortex” for Firefly Online, is now live.
- Read an excerpt from Dark Intelligence by Neal Asher at Tor.com.
- Watch the First Marvel Avengers: Age Of Ultron TV Spot
- Watch a trailer for Captain America: Civil War
- Watch a trailer for Insurgent starring Shailene Woodley and Theo James.
- Watch a trailer for Terminator: Genisys