Interviews & Profiles
- B&N interviews Charlie Jane Anders, author of All the Birds in the Sky.
- The BBC interviews Neil Gaiman about his work and his friend Terry Pratchett.
- My Bookish Ways interviews Paul Tremblay, author of A Head Full of Ghosts.
- PRI interviews Neal Stephenson, author of Seveneves.
- The Qwillery interviews Peter Clines, author of The Fold.
- SCy-Fy: the blog of S. C. Flynn interviews podcasters The Three Hoarsemen, John E. O. Stevens, Fred Kiesche, and Jeff Patterson.
- SFFWorld interviews Theresa Shaver, author of Snow & Ash.
- London Gets A Creepy New Street.
- Neil Gaiman has taken to his Tumblr to respond to One Million Moms’s boycott of Fox’s upcoming Lucifer TV series. Based on characters Gaiman created in Sandman, Lucifer sees the lord of Hell become bored with his station, and enter the mortal world.
- A New Surveillance-Themed Anthology Has Its Eye on L.A. [via Paul Di Filippo]
- The nominees for the fourth annual Cóyotl Awards, honoring excellence in anthropomorphic fiction, have been announced by the Furry Writers’ Guild.
- The North Carolina Speculative Fiction Foundation is proud to announce the nominees for the 2015 Manly Wade Wellman Award for North Carolina Sci-Fi and Fantasy.
Events & Event News
- Buy This One-Of-A-Kind Hellboy Art, and Support Comics Creators In Need.
- The Time Keeper – The Time Keeper is a Graphic Novel based around the idea of time travel. Follow the character discovering himself throughout time.
- UR’ Dead! – a full-color card game with awesome art and addictive game play that is fun for family and friends until . . . UR’ Dead!
- Book Review: Nemesis Games is James S.A. Corey’s Empire Strikes Back.
- 22 Reasons Why Netflix’s New Sci-Fi Show Between Is Unbearably Awful.
- Amazing Stories picks Top 5 Dieselpunk Films.
- Amazon put together a list of 100 young adult books to read in a lifetime.
- The Coode Street Podcast on Books to Look Forward to in 2015.
- Dan Wells on A Writer’s Dirty Little Secret.
- Disneyland Resort Introduces First Female Jedi Master (and She’s a Total Badass.)
- Five Books About Dead People That Don’t Stay Dead.
- Harris Poll: Firefly is third most upsetting TV departure. A survey of 2,170 adults in the U.S. placed it only behind Friends and M*A*S*H. Includes demographic breakdowns.
- The Hidden Brilliance of The Wachowskis
- How Buffy the Vampire Slayer helped me embrace my queer identity. A Hello Giggles contributor writes about what Buffy meant for her.
- Infographic: Nebula Award Winners through the Decades. [via Paul Di Filippo]
- Is it Time to Terminate the Terminator Franchise?
- James L. Sutter on What Roleplaying Teaches Writers.
- NPR’s Nancy Pearl recommends six books, including Felix Gilman’s The Revolutions!
- Tor.com on June Releases in Science Fiction.
- What makes Ghost in the Shell such a classic anime?
- Can You Guess The Hidden Meanings of These Minimalist Star Wars Posters?
- A lot of retelling Dungeons & Dragons campaigns is that “you had to be there” mentality. Now, A.C. Stuart is bridging that gap with Your D&D Stories, illustrated comics depicting the kookiest moments from tabletop quests. This dragon comic comes from a challenge he put out, asking for one-sentence, out-of-context D&D quotes.
More Fun Stuff
- ’80s-Style Trailer for Mad Max: Fury Road Scores With Awesome Synth.
- 1982 World Fantasy Convention ~ New Haven, Connecticut.
- City Council in Richmond, CA, Bans Attacks on Individuals by Space Weapons I find the necessity for this disturbing… Comments at The Richmond Standard are hilarious.
- Large Plasma Tubes Confirmed to Exist Above The Earth’s Atmosphere. I have no idea what this means, but if sci-fi has taught me anything, it’s that this is going to become an important plot point in act three.
- Log-in to the Future – A Report on the 2015 Shanghai Sci-Fi and Fantasy Festival.
- Real Estate Agent Fakes Iron Man Villa Listing To Fool Gullible Websites.
- Read an excerpt from The Life of the Mind by John Scalzi at Tor.com.
- Why Dinosaurs Would Have Never Built Spaceships, in case you were wondering.