Interviews & Profiles
- Electric Literature interviews Gallagher Lawson, author of The Paper Man.
- Esquire Magazine interviews Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, star of Mad Max: Fury Road.
- A Fantastical Librarian interviews Joshua Winning, author of Sentinel.
- The HuffPo interviews Renee Ahdieh, author of The Wrath and the Dawn.
- My Bookish Ways interviews Tina Connolly, author of Seriously Wicked.
- Reddit recently held an AMA with Robin Hobb, author of Fool’s Quest.
- The Qwillery interviews Marc Turner, author of When the Heavens Fall.
- Credence premiere heralds LGBT representation in sci-fi.
- The excellent Sundance sci-fi film Advantageous is coming to Netflix.
Events & Event News
- Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular comes to the UK.
- Take a Planetary Vacation at Museum’s ‘Future of Travel’ Exhibit.
- Book Review: The Guardian calls Seveneves by Neal Stephenson “a truly epic disaster novel.” The International Business Times has a spoiler-free discussion of the book’s highlights while Nature praises Stephenson for offering “More bang for your book.”
- 7 Soviet Sci-fi Films That Everyone Should See.
- 12 books to bring on your summer vacation.
- Air & Space: Gregory Benford on Imagining Pluto.
- “Con Man” sends up sci-fi fan fests.
- The craziest Mad Max stunts were inspired by Cirque du Soleil and Babe.
- The Culture Wars Invade Science Fiction: Online campaigners are pushing to give SF’s annual Hugo Awards to popular space yarns, according the WallStreet Journal.
- Emertainment Monthly contemplates The Importance of Dystopian Literature.
- From Avengers: Ultron to Mad Max: Fury Road: Why Hollywood Is Hot on South Africa.
- Mad Max: A Brief History of the Apocalypse.
- Mad Max’s apocalyptic world tells us where we think we’ll find salvation.
- Nnedi Okorafor on Magical Futurism.
- Rape in Westeros: What “Game of Thrones” could learn from “Mad Max: Fury Road.”
- Science fiction in modern science: Prophecy in action.
- Simon Pegg criticizes science-fiction and genre films for “dumbing down” cinema… which Salon describes as “a Franzen moment”: Book criticism needs a poptimist revolution to take down genre snobs. The comments lead HitFix to wonder “How did a sci-fi geek like Simon Pegg miss the point of sci-fi so badly?” but, in a post on his official website, Pegg made a much more complex argument that also reaffirmed his love of geeky things. (Via) Now Pegg is offer a mea culpa, saying that his “Big Mouth Strikes Again.” Whether you agree or disagree, clearly the man is passionate about his art.
- We Are All Monsters: The Mary Sue on that controversial moment from Age of Ultron.
- Why Colonize Mars? Sci-Fi Authors Weigh In Settling on Mars could help humanity escape and mitigate the problems our species is facing here on Earth.
- Why teenagers have to take terrible risks in YA literature – and in real life too.
- Mad Max: Fury Road Fan Art Posters! (and here and here).
- Spaceship Port by DeivCalviz.
- Sudden Encounter by Taenaron.
More Fun Stuff
- 411 Mania suggest the Top 8 Sci-Fi RPGs.
- Paranormal Investigators Find Sinister Alien Image in Real Life Da Vinci Code Mystery.
- Scientists developing ‘angry AI’ based on recorded calls of irate bank customers. It’s just our luck that this will be the one the military chooses to upload to it’s missile systems.
- Watch a trailer for Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials including 9 Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials Trailer. Moments That Prove This Film Will Be Absolutely Amazing.
- We here at SF Signal may not be the world’s most die hard Taylor Swift fans, but there were a lot of sci-fi reference in her latest video, released this weekend, and we are fans of arguing over what is and isn’t a movie reference. Feel free to join in the fun.
- When Google’s In Your Brain: How might the rise of neural implant technology impact the future of search? Futurist Ramez Naam shares his perspective as a sci-fi writer.
- Why Colonize Mars? Sci-Fi Authors Weigh In.