Interviews & Profiles
- My Bookish Ways interviews Warren Hammond, author of Tides of Maritinia.
- Odyssey Workshop interviews author Kij Johnson, editor of the recently released Nebula Awards Showcase 2014 anthology.
- Qwillery interviews Darin Kennedy, author of The Mussorgsky Riddle.
- Under The Radar interviews Joe Hill, author of Horns, on adaptation.
- Watch the full 1997 Channel 4 interview with Forrest Ackerman, the famous science fiction promoter who was once L. Ron Hubbard’s literary agent. Ackerman seems completely underwhelmed by Hubbard’s writing skills.
- Google Translate app could soon translate speech in real time, as long as the speaker isn’t talking about Darmok and Jalad at Tenagra
- Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #1 wins Gem Award. The comic book won in the Licensed Comic of the Year category.
Events & Event News
- Michael Moorcock, author of The Whispering Swarm, will appear (and sing) at Book People in Austin, Texas on Friday, January 23 at 7PM.
- Gateway – A Sci-Fi/Drama Short Film – A guilt-ridden brother builds a time machine to go back to the past and save his sister’s life.
- STOCKROOM | Sci fi Short film – Lucy Castor works for a sex robot packaging company, where synthetic humans are packaged and stored in a butcher-like warehouse awaiting customers orders. Something is missing from Lucy’s life, but what is missing may be right under her nose. This is an abstract love story that makes people’s skin crawl and a representation of what it means to be human focusing on sexual desires and artificial emotions.
- Every Writer Must Have Their Own Bookstore writes Duncan McGeary.
- HAL, Mother, and Father: Watching the sixties and seventies through 2001 and Alien.
- How to get the best Star Trek: The Next Generation experience in 40 hours.
- How Virtual-Reality Sharks Influenced the Dystopian World of Near Enemy
- The ISS crew is committed to The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
- Januaryween: The Curious Young Tradition of Starting the Year with Bad Horror
- Mark Evanier says farewell to Ray Bradbury’s now demolished home.
- Mind-Blowing Science Fiction And Fantasy Books To Watch Out For In 2015
- Quantum mechanics may make Ant-Man the most powerful superhero ever
- Readers Do Not Owe Writers Anything argues LitReactor
- Reproductive cloning and eugenics: The science of the sci-fi series Orphan Black.
- Signal to Noise: SmartPop Books considers Media and Subversion in Serenity
- Why Marvel Needs to Hire the Director of Selma, according to Topless Robot
- Writers: Please Don’t Take The Easy Way Out Of Controversy, pleads io9
- Holy crap that scene in A New Hope was a painting? MY CHILDHOOD
- “Saint Optimus Of Prime” is a 122-Piece Stained Glass Window
- What if Dr. Seuss drew Doctor Who?
More Fun Stuff
- 6 Insanely Advanced Technologies Found in Ancient Ruins and still used today.
- Can you create a planetary system that lasts for 500 years? Super Planet Crash, the featured game, allows you to try.
- Listen to Helen Humes sing “Jet Propelled Papa” [via Paul Di Filippo]
- Read the short story “How A Dream Machine Works, Exactly” by Mark von Schlegell.
- Remember that horribly impractical crossguard lightsaber from the The Force Awakens trailer that instantly became the butt of jokes in the internet? Yeah, about that.
- This Is Why Manatees Need Space Suits
- Watch a First Look At Orphan Black’s Creepy New Clone
- Watch a trailer for Good Kill starring Ethan Hawke as a tortured drone pilot.
- Watch a trailer for Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead