Interviews & Profiles
- Alex Garland, director of Ex Machina Talks Robots, Consciousness and Jackson Pollock.
- Electric Literature interviews Les Edgerton, author of That Dark Place.
- Gingernuts of Horror interviews David Sakmyster, author of Escape Plans.
- Orbit Books interviews Kim Stanley Robinson, author of AURORA.
- The Qwillery interviews Jason LaPier, author of Unexpected Rain.
- Tor.com interviews Ayize Jama-Everett, author of Box of Bones.
- Fox officially plans Minority Report TV show for this fall
- Institute searching for life in the cosmos named after the late Carl Sagan
Events & Event News
- Nate Simpson will appear at Arcane Comics in Seattle, WA on Friday, June 5th from 6:00 – 9:00 pm to sign NONPLAYER #2!
- Writer Alex Grecian will appear at the Barnes & Noble in Topeka, KS on Tuesday May 26, 2015 at 7:00 PM to sign The Harvest Man!
- Hard Wyred – An epic new sci-fi/cyberpunk comic series featuring trench coat wielding gunmen, corporate scheming, and… a giant baby?
- Shadowstar Corsairs – Starship miniatures & ground troops in a space themed board game of commerce, coercion, and combat!
- The 10 Best Moms in Science Fiction and Fantasy.
- 17 ways Joss Whedon subverts Marvel and the Avengers in Age of Ultron: “The hallmark of any Joss Whedon joint, besides his usual lively ensemble banter, is the self-aware winks embedded within.”
- The 21 most interesting Star Trek supporting characters.
- Artificial intelligence: threat or menace?
- Does Groundhog Day hold the key to existence? Because we always new the answer to life was going to have something to do with Bill Murry. “In April 2013, Robert Black, a grad student at California State University, moved into a small apartment in South Pasadena. He and his wife of ten years had decided to split up, and he found himself spending much of that summer alone. He missed his kids: Hayley, Kieran, and Saer. “I needed something structured and regular in my life,” he recalled. On August 2, Black wrote a blog post entitled “On me in 3… 2… 1…” It was a line from the 1993 film Groundhog Day, which he had vowed to watch every day for a year.”
- Examining Technology in the Apocalypse: Station Eleven.
- I’ve been texting with an astronaut: How a surprising iPhone and Apple Watch bestseller is pushing the boundaries of fiction.
- Newsweek explores The Real-World Tech Anxieties Behind Ex Machina.
- No Strings, But Plenty of Switches in the Whedonverse.
- A Review of Survivability of Passengers in the Plane Crash on Lost.
- Sci-Fi Gadgets You’d Regret Wishing Were Real.
- Seven theories on how Osgood survived in Doctor Who.
- The Sopranos creator David Chase on the legacy of Twin Peaks.
- Top Ten Spider-Man Villains to Adapt to Live Action, according to io9.
- What Age of Ultron and Ex Machina Get Wrong About Our Robot Overlords.
- Who Could Create Personal Robots Better than Apple?
- Why Did Disney Scrap The Lucas Star Wars Episode VII Plot?
- Why Idris Elba should definitely be the next James Bond.
- Why you shouldn’t let the super-intelligent machines in Ex Machina and The Avengers freak you out. TL:DR Today’s robots aren’t nearly smart enough to extinguish us… yet.
- Your cyberpunk games are dangerous: How roleplaying games and fantasy fiction confounded the FBI, confronted the law, and led to a more open web.
- Cyberpunk is a tribute to William Gibson and Philip K Dick, fathers of Cyberpunk.
- More Dinosaur Lords Art from Richard Anderson.
More Fun Stuff
- 14 Awesome Doctor Who Fashions for Wannabe Time Lords.
- Dancing Baby Groot Goes Stop Motion in this video at the Nerdist.
- The Force Is with the Largest LEGO Millennium Falcon.
- A Homemade TARDIS Console Room Because Why Not?
- Listen to an 1977 recording of an audience watching Star Wars for the first time.
- Skylar is an experimental AI who ‘learns’ from the questions she is asked. The trouble is, she’s on Tumblr, so she has mostly been learning about anime and bees. She’s actually sort of obsessed with bees. As the FAQ states: she has a big list of concepts in her database, which are all connected to other concepts. As she reads your asks, she adds new words and thereafter new associations based on word proximity.
- This New Version Of Millennium Falcon Drone Looks Ready To Make Kessel Run.