Interviews & Profiles
- Blog Critics interviews Terry Jackman, author of Ashamet, Desert-Born.
- Christopher Nolan Talks Inception Ending, Batman and “Chasing Reality”
- Esquire interviews Jeff VanderMeer, author of the best-selling Southern Reach Trilogy.
- Examiner.com interviews Bret Alexander Sweet, author of Among the Veils.
- Ginger Nuts of Horror interviews Simon Marshall -Jones, author of The Grieving Stones.
- The Mary Sue interviews Margaret Fortune, author of NOVA.
- My Bookish Ways interviews Danielle L. Jensen, author of Hidden Huntress.
- Peter Orullian interviews Mark Lawrence, author of The Liar’s Key.
- The Qwillery interviews Margaret Fortune, author of Nova.
- SFF World interviews Joseph Delaney, author of The Wardstone Chronicles.
- Tor.com interviews Amanda Downum, author of Dreams of Shreds and Tatters.
- Alabama Wants to Build a Spaceport. Insert redneck in space joke here.
- FilmQuest Film Festival 2015 Nominations.
- The nominees for the Mythopoeic Awards have been announced. In addition to fiction awards for adult and children’s literature, the awards also recognize scholarship in fantasy literature and Inkling studies. The winners of this year’s awards will be announced during Mythcon 46, July 31-August 3, in Colorado Springs.
- Ursula K Le Guin launches broadside on Amazon’s ‘sell it fast, sell it cheap’ policy.
- Now available for Preorder: For Exposure: The Life and Times of a Small Press Publisher by Jason Sizemore.
Events & Event News
- Mike Norton (artist of Revival, Battlepug, Young Justice, and more) will appear at Defiant Comics in Forest Park, IL on Saturday, June 27, 2015 to sign the first issue of the Secret Wars tie-in, Years of Future Past, starring the X-Men! RSVP on Facebook.
- Writer Ivan Brandon (Wolverine, Viking, NYC Mech) will appear at Tr!ckster in Berkeley, CA on Thursday, June 25th at 6:00 PM to celebrate the release of his sci-fi graphic novel, DRIFTER: Out of the Night vol 1 from Image Comics. RSVP on Facebook.
- Leonard Nimoy’s son wants you to help fund his Spock documentary.
- Random Encounter – A quick, strategic, pixel art card game for 2-5 players by Jamie Keddie (Minecraft: Console Edition, Jackpot!) Do battle and win loot!
- Steam Court – Engineer your way to the top in this gateway card game set in a steampunk universe for 3-10 players.
- Book Review: Nova Is a Heartbreaking Space Age Coming-of-Age Story.
- TV Review: Wachowskis are up to something strange in “Sense8.”
- 7 New Badass YA Heroines for You to Love.
- 7 Stories Stephen King Refuses to Publish. [via Paul Di Filippo]
- 8 Lessons Learned Going Through a Comic Book Collection.
- 15 underrated sci-fi movie sequels, as chosen by GamesRadar.
- The 23 Worst Sci-Fi Robots of All Time.
- Cant-Miss Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Books In June.
- Chris Beckett on The Benefits of Imagined Worlds.
- David Afsharirad on The Year’s Best Military Science Fiction and Space Opera.
- Explore The Mind-Bending Secrets Of Interstellar With Video Essay.
- The feminine desert of Mad Max: Fury Road. Mad Max: Fury Road strongly ties its desert to the lives of the women who live there, making it part of a long tradition of wasteland stories linked to gender in complicated ways.
- Here’s the real secret to being a great action hero.
- How to Train Your Velociraptor.
- Is This How Bats Will Make Superman Bleed In Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice?
- Marvel Comics just changed Han Solo’s canonical history in a big way.
- MoviePilot picks 7 Fantastic Sci-fi Movies That Will Blow Your Mind, along with the 7 Best Found-Footage Horror Movies Ever.
- Omega Men Is Like Star Wars, Only Not Very Family-Friendly.
- Seven Sci-Fi Heroines from Silent Films to Mad Max.
- What is Slave Leia About? The term “Slave Leia” is frequently thrown around certain parts of the internet. Still, there are likely many people not familiar with this term.
- Why are so many fictional utopias as terrifying as dystopias?
- Check out gorgeous concept art from aborted Neuromancer, It and Predator films.
- Mad Max: Fury Road Fan Art by Wanchana Intrasombat.
More Fun Stuff
- 50 Years Ago The First American Walked In Space, And Didn’t Want To Stop.
- Battle of the Machines: Japanese Robots Join Pentagon Challenge.
- Cute Tiny Hamster Is a Kaiju.
- Full Big Bang Theory Lego Set Revealed.
- How Game Of Thrones Filmed This Week’s Terrifying Supernatural Battle.
- “How It Should Have Ended” Tweaks Ultron’s Master Plan Just Right.
- A Life-Size R2-D2 Mini Fridge That Can Actually Deliver Your Drinks.
- Listen to Laline Paull read from her debut novel The Bees.
- The Lost Photos of America’s First Spacewalk.
- NASA technicians talk about science and art at the World Science Festival.
- Read the short story Trigger by Courtney Alameda at Tor.com.
- Will the Rise of The Robots Implode the World Economy? Yup.