Interviews & Profiles
- Alex Garland, a scientist, and an AI expert walk into Reddit’s r/IAMA. Which one passes the Turing test?
- Bull Spec interviews Ian J. Malone, author of Red Sky Dawning.
- Bull Spec interviews Marie Brennan, author of Voyage of the Basilisk.
- The Coode Street interviews Paolo Bacigalupi, author of The Water Knife
- Lawrence M. Schoen interviews Sherwood Smith, author of Rondo Allegro.
- My Bookish Ways interviews Christopher Bollen, author of Orient.
- My Bookish Ways interviews Eli KP William, author of Cash Crash Jubilee.
- My Bookish Ways interviews Kimberly McCreight, author of Where They Found Her.
- Reddit recently held an AMA for Tatiana Maslany, star(s) of BBC’s Orphan Black.
- SFFWorld interviews Susan Murray, author of The Waterborne Blade.
- Suvudu interviews Paolo Bacigalupi, author of The Windup Girl.
- This is Horror interviews John Joseph Adams, series editor of Best American Science Fiction & Fantasy.
- The 2014 Bram Stoker Awards winners have been announced by the Horror Writers Association.
- Benedict Cumberbatch to narrate Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis. [via Paul Di Filippo]
- The finalists for the 2015 John W. Campbell Memorial Award for the best science fiction novel published in 2014 have been announced. (More) [via Paul Di Filippo]
- In Memoriam: Melanie Tem, author and writer-in-residence for the Odyssey Workshop.
- Tor to Publish The Geek Feminist Revolution by Kameron Hurley.
Events & Event News
- Watch Your Favorite SFF Authors Write Stories in Real-Time During the #TwitterFiction Festival.
- Writer Skipper Martin will appears at The Comic Bug in Manhattan Beach, CA on Wednesday, May 13th at 5:00 pm to sign BIZARRE NEW WORLDS! RSVP on Facebook [via Paul Di Filippo]
- Human Interface – Nakamura Tower – Human Interface: Nakamura Tower is first on the market truly cyberpunk board game.
- Zombie Mutation™ – City of Mayhem – 3D Board Game – Try to escape the cities mutating zombie population in this killer new multi-level board game.
- 10 Crazy Animal B-Movies Worth Way More Attention Than ‘Sharknado’.
- 10 Ways To Fix Gotham For Season 2 that can be boiled down to two words: Little Batman!
- Adding Horror to Literary Fiction: Benjamin Percy Defies Genre Lines.
- Auxiliary Memory on Why Writing Dates Older Science Fiction Rather Than Science.
- George R.R. Martin on Why Gandalf Should Have Stayed Dead.
- Is It Follows Paving the Way to a New Era for Indie Genre Films?
- Let’s talk some more about objectification in comics, with a side order of censorship.
- Let Neil Gaiman teach you to read Gene Wolfe!
- Letter of Recommendation: The New York Times on “X Minus One.”
- Mashable makes the argument that Joss Whedon subverts Marvel and the Avengers 17 times during Age of Ultron.
- Required Reading: 30 of the Best Horror Books.
- Smart Pop Books pleads for more Mystery in Comic Book Movies.
- StarShip Sofa looks ahead at the Most Anticipated Science Fiction Books for May 2015.
- StarShip Sofa remembers 5 Science Fiction One Hit Wonders.
- Stephanie Saulter on Finding Voices: Defining the Characters in BINARY.
- TV Still Can’t Quite Terrify Us Like Movies Can.
- What modern action films could learn from the original Mad Max.
More Fun Stuff
- Adverts for robot housekeepers are terrifying a lot of people.
- Are you a fan or a fan boy? Know the difference!
- First Look at Lego Doctor Who …and Portal 2 ! WANT!
- Read the short story “My life, standing on the shore.” by Warren Ellis at Medium.
- This Cartoon Shows Us What a Realistic Furious 7 Film Would Look Like.
- Watch a Must-See Flash Gordon Fan Film Made By A Disney Animator.
- Watch a trailer for the short film “KILO 3.” In it, a military officer finds himself in the middle of an international incident when he receives a distress signal from an airplane pilot, KILO 3, who needs help landing his plane.
- You are a stranded astronaut’s only Lifeline in this engrossing Apple game.