Interviews & Profiles
- Gingernuts of Horror interviews Chantal Noordeloos, author of Deeply Twisted.
- HuffPo interviews Veronica Roth, author of Insurgent on complicated female characters.
- My Bookish Ways interviews SG Browne, author of Less Than Hero.
- The Qwillery interviews Seth Skorkowsky, author of Hounacier.
- SFFworld interviews Jessica Rothe, star of the new sci-fi adventure, Parallels.
- The Star interviews Kazuo Ishuguro, author of The Buried Giant.
- Douglas Adams Doctor Who script to regenerate as a novel.
- Ib Melchior dies at 97; sci-fi filmmaker reset classic tales in space
Events & Event News
- Cecil Castellucci of Stone in the Sky and Rachel Searles if The Stolen Moon will appear at Mysterious Galaxy Books in San Diego, CA on Friday March 27th at 6:00 PM for a signing focused on SF for teens, and middle grade readers, but of interest to readers of all ages.
- At UCF Celebrates the Arts 2015 in Orlando, FL on Friday, April 10, 2015 at 7:30 PM, music, science and film come together in the stunning, multimedia work, Icarus at the Edge of Time, a collaboration by Philip Glass, Brian Greene, David Henry Hwang, and Al+Al. Icarus at the Edge of Time is a mesmerizing tale set in outer space about a boy who challenges the awesome might of a black hole. Based on the children’s book by physicist Brian Greene, this futuristic re-imagining of the classic myth features an original score by Philip Glass, a script adapted by Brian Greene and David Henry Hwang, and a film created and directed by Al + Al.
- Arkham Nights Lovecraftian Party Game – Arkham Nights is a unique and fun new Lovecraftian party game for 7 to 30 players, in the same vein as Werewolf/Mafia games
- Grimslingers: A Card Dueling Game – Cowboys, Magic, Duels! A strategic sci-fi fantasy western where everyone’s turn happens at once, 2-4 players.
- Book Review: Mountaineer Is A Must-Read Of Soviet Sci-Fi
- TV Review: iZombie Brings Brains, Fun And A Great Cast To The CW
- 6 Ways Reading And Watching Science Fiction Makes You A More Ethical Person
- 18 Perfect Short Stories That Pack More Of A Punch Than Most Novels
- The best eight young adult books – and why grownups should read them, too
- Beware The Loss Of Literature: Young adults aren’t reading much classic literature.
- A Field Guide to Science Fiction’s Greatest Parasitic Twins
- From Insurgent to Blade Runner: why is the future on film always so grim?
- Garden of Words asks Was Terry Pratchett a Feminist?
- Girls on fire: political empowerment in young adult dystopia
- How to Destroy Mankind with the Interstellar Text Adventure
- The Insurgent movie is RADICALLY different from the Insurgent book
- Is Insurgent Going to Be Worth Watching? asks MoviePilot.
- iZombie Is Here, But Do We Need Another Zombie Show?
- A Jesuit astronomer’s guide to avoiding awful science fiction
- Lessons learned from the heroes and heroines of young adult literature: The protagonists of young adult literature may be irrational and emotional, but ultimately their loyalty, bravery and determination to stand up for what is right in the face of danger make them heroes and heroines worth reading about.
- Scott Lynch has some eloquent thoughts on the importance of diversity in SFF.
- Top 10 Reasons Why Kansas City Is Important To Fandom
- Veronica Roth Reacts to “Clear Differences” Between Insurgent Book and Movie
- What Are The Greatest Science Fiction Stories of the 1950s?
- Why are the brilliant British young adult authors not inspiring the next Hunger Games? American novels may be taking over our cinemas but there are brilliant British book-to-big screen adaptations just waiting to happen, says Sarah Doran.
- With the fifth season of Game of Thrones beginning next month, acclaimed novelist Margaret Atwood explains why she finds the show so compelling, while five other famous fans share their devotion to Westeros.
- Brisbane, Australia-based artist Michael Palmer of Voodoo Delicious re-purposes vintage teacups, transmogrifying them into awesome unsettling, yet delightful works of sculpture containing Squid, Octopus, baby Cthulhu, and other tentacled occupants. Only the vast and indifferent cosmos knows why these tentacular horror abandoned the sea, but whatever you do, don’t try to drink them.
- You need a pair of dueling Jedi and Sith Squirrels in your life. Luckily there’s a set available on eBay, and your wife will totally understand. Trust me.
More Fun Stuff
- Devon Works’ steampunk watch makes a noise
- First Look Shows Matt Damon on Set of Ridley Scott’s Sci-Fi Adventure The Martian.
- iZombie premiere on WISH-TV inspires zombie dishes
- The Next Generation Of Home Robots Will Be So Much More Than Vacuums
- Politicians Shaking Hands with Robots, Ranked. Also, Why Is Angela Merkel Always Palling Around With Robots? I smell a robot sympathizer!
- Read an excerpt from Harrison Squared by Daryl Gregory at MyBookishWays.
- This visualization by Halcyon Maps envisions a sunset scene with the Sun being replaced by other stars of various size and brightness. The visualization only takes size and brightness into account, since the reality is that liquid water and life on Earth would most likely not exist at the same distance from the other stars.