Interviews & Profiles
- CBS This Morning interviews Dean Koontz, author of Odd Thomas.
- My Bookish Ways interviews Alan Finn, author of Things Half in Shadow.
- My Bookish Ways interviews Mike Shevdon, author of Strangeness and Charm.
- The Qwillery interviews Alex Gordon, author of Gideon.
- RedEye interviews Seth Grahame-Smith, author of The Last American Vampire.
- UFI interviews Liana Brooks, author of Even Villains Have Interns.
- USA Today interviews Alexis Duran, author of Touch of Salar.
- Wired interviews Michael Mann, director of Blackhat.
- David Mitchell is writing a new short novel, inspired by a Twitter story he penned ahead of the release of his latest book The Bone Clocks (Sceptre).
- Hasslein Books Launches New Doctor Who Essay Anthology
- SpaceX’s rocket landing test was a big success, despite the fiery explosion. Airlines already licking their chops at the possibility of charging an explosion avoidance surcharge at the gate for all space flights.
- Syfy Developing Robert Charles Wilson’s Spin As Six Hour Miniseries
- Welcome to Night Vale‘s Got an Official YouTube Account; Time to Re-Listen again
Events & Event News
- Doctor Who weekend at the Adventure Science Center in Nashville, TN Jan 30-31!
- The Morgan Library is Hosting An Alice in Wonderland Exhibit
- Empyrion – A Dystopian Card Game for 3-5 Players – How will you run your dystopia? Gain resources, recruit citizens, build buildings, gather influence.
- Into the Stars – A single player open-world journey through a distant solar system. Scavenge resources, manage your ship and lead your crew in combat.
- Sleep Study, Season One: A Trans-media Horror Web Series – A surreal found-footage web series that questions the very nature of reality itself.
- Book Review: Paul Di Filippo reviews Pacific Fire by Greg van Eekhout
- TV Review: Alexa Davalos’ Amazon pilot The Man in the High Castle
- TV Review: AV Club calls Helix the stoned college sophomore of TV sci-fi
- 15 Science Fiction/Fantasy Movies to Look Forward To in 2015
- 7 of Margaret Atwood’s Apocalpyses, Ranked From Pretty Survivable to Terrifying
- 20 years later: Our top 10 episodes of Star Trek: Voyager
- All the Weyrs of Pern: A Smartpop Essay on Anne McCaffrey.
- The best science fiction in January – review roundup
- Creation writing: is sci-fi a 21st-century religion? According to the IRS, no.
- How a Harry Potter fans won a four-year fight against child slavery
- Is Hollywood On A Dystopian Movie Binge?
- Sherlock Vs. Sherlock: What Sherlock Holmes Pastiches Tell Us About Fan Fiction
- Steven Soderbergh remixes 2001: A Space Odyssey, says Kubrick would ‘dig digital.’ Go watch it while you can. Soderbergh discusses the edit on his blog
- What Babies Can Tell Us About Artificial Intelligence: Namely, that pooping yourself in the face of dangers such as the impending robot apocalypse is totally acceptable.
- Where are our hoverboards? Back to the Future Part II was set in 2015 – but how accurate was its vision? Nicholas Barber looks at how filmmakers tackle tomorrow.
- Why I Hope Congress Never Watches Blackhat
- Why The World War Z Book Succeeds Where The Movie Fails
- These Beautiful Sci-Fi Illustrations Show How Current Technology Will Evolve
- Know your Enemy: Your handy guide to killing Xenomorphs.
- Step into the dark fantasy worlds of artist Nicolas Delort
- Tiny, Detailed Papercraft Millennium Falcon
More Fun Stuff
- 50 Cent and SMS to release a Second Edition of Star Wars-Themed Headphones
- Don’t Be Afraid of Robots, Says Ayanna Howard, ROBOT SYMPATHIZER.
- Hermione Granger and the Goddamn Patriarchy: A head cannon in which Hermione is the main character in “Harry Potter”
- Read an excerpt from Finn Fancy Necromancy by Randy Henderson at Tor.com.
- Read an excerpt from “Injection” by Warren Ellis at ScienceFiction.com.
- Sunset on Mars: We are alive to see a sunset from another planet.
- This Guy Says His Stormtrooper Suit Saved Him from a Poisonous Snake Bite Finally, we know what that otherwise ridiculously ineffective armor was designed for.
- Watch a trailer for The Expanse, Syfy’s most expensive series.
- Watch a trailer for Legends from the Sky, a science-fiction adventure that features an American Indian cast, a UFO crash, and a secret government agency.