Interviews & Profiles
- Collider interviews J.J. Abrams, director of Star Wars: The Force Awakens in order to grill him still further on that unfortunate light saber, which we can all agree now, will likely be poor Abrams’ Jar-Jar.
- Electric Literature interviews Kelly Link, author of Get in Trouble.
- The Fancarpet interviews Wes Ball, director of The Maze Runner.
- Literary Escapism interviews Lynda K. Scott, author of Riding the Odds.
- My Bookish Ways interviews Silvia Moreno-Garcia, author of Signal to Noise.
- The Odyssey Writing Workshop interviews Alex Hughes, author of Vacant.
- The Science Museum’s Ian Blatchford on cosmonauts and budget cuts.
- Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt lined up for sci-fi film Passengers. There aren’t a whole lot of details available yet, but prepare for some serious fan girling.
- Mel Brooks confirms development on Spaceballs sequel, hopefully with the original cast.
- New Doctor Who Comic Reveals Donna Noble Aftermath
- Roland Emmerich Has Found The Men Who Will Pen His Stargate Trilogy
- San Francisco minimum wage hike kills iconic science fiction bookstore
Events & Event News
- Upcoming events at Borderlands in SF include Samantha Shannon, Randy Henderson, Seanan McGuire, and Gail Carriger
- BEEP. BEEP. ATTACK! – What is more fun than building a Robot? Destroying other Robots! Fast to play and an easily expandable design to add more destruction!
- Help fund a campaign to rescue classic, out of print sci-fi novels
- Book Review: The Boston Globe reviews Get in Trouble by Kelly Link
- Movie Review: The Decider calls Jupiter Ascending “Another Cog In The Pseudo-Feminist Hollywood Blockbuster Machine” I’m guessing there’s going to be backlash on this.
- Movie Review: Buffalo.com calls Jupiter Ascending “a bloated mess”
- Movie Review: The Register calls Jupiter Ascending “a literally laughable train wreck of a film,” and warns that it is “To be seen ONLY for schadenfreude”
- 10 Times Science Fiction Predicted The Future, From Credit Cards To Earbuds
- Art installation based on science fiction film Starship Troopers goes on display.
- The Best of Beneath Ceaseless Skies Podcast 2013-2014
- Bio names their Favorite Sci-Fi Villains in anticipation of the release of Jupiter Ascending.
- Critical Mass: Jupiter Ascends… but are the Wachowskis in free-fall?
- In response to the Wachowskis’ Jupiter Ascending, Den of Geek names 10 Directors Hailed as Visionaries Too Soon
- ISIS burns people and books, but ideas will remain
- It Took a Dystopian Future Affected By Fungal Virus For Me To Say “I Like Girls Too”
- Jupiter Ascending Flops: Why the Wachowskis’ Failure Is Bad for Movies
- Jupiter Ascending is Hollywood’s Latest Look at Income Inequality
- MoviePilot remembers 5 Criminally Underrated Sci-Fi movies.
- Sherwood Smith and Rachel Manija Brown on The Faces of Publishing
- Serial Offenders: “True Detective” and the miseducation of the fanatical TV viewer
- We Need Diverse Books: Can Children’s Authors End Publishing Industry Prejudice — and Change the Way America Reads?
- What is cli-fi? Sarah Holding on a book genre you may not have heard of before. Not sci-fi but cli-fi: fiction that explores the consequences of climate change – and possibilities to rewrite the future
- Will We Finally Find Out How The Sixth Doctor Regenerates?
- Young Adult novels are literature, too
More Fun Stuff
- Parents-To-Be Announce Pregnancy With Thrilling Sci-Fi Trailer
- Singapore University 3D Prints Sci-Fi Vehicles
- Someone from Waterstones Books snapped a picture of GRRM’s 3 page original letter that outlines ASOIAF. Some pretty awesome insights (and potential spoilers for future volumes of ASOIAF herein) Want to guess which 5 characters were originally intended to survive the series? [via Paul Di Filippo]
- World’s first robot-staffed hotel, Henn-na to open in Japan