Interviews & Profiles
- L. Ron Hubbard (Andy Daly) is interviewed by time traveler H. G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) on a special 2-part episode of The Dead Authors Podcast. (Part 2)
- My Bookish Ways interviews JL Bourne, author of The Tomorrow War.
- The Qwillery interviews A.F.E. Smith, author of Darkhaven.
- Sci-fi writer Ray Bradbury on violence, laughter & sadness.
- SFFWorld interviews Ramez Naam, author of Nexus Series.
- Suvudu interviews Alex and David Pastor, screenwriters of Self/Less.
Events & Event News
- 2016 Science Fiction and Fantasy Short Film Festival Call For Entries.
- Baen has posted a revised Author event calendar.
- Gareth Powell interviews Peter F. Hamilton at BSFA.
- Take a Walking Dead cruise this January… if you dare!
- Vote on The Year’s Best Military Science Fiction and Space Opera Award.
- Speculative Relationships: Volume 2 – more science fiction romance, after our first successful Kickstarter for Speculative Relationships: Volume 1!
- Strange Monsters–a Music & Words Collaboration – a CD project of original short fiction and poetry read by actors and set to original music.
- Book Review: Science Magazine reviews Neal Stephenson’s Seveneves.
- Movie Review: Movie Pilot calls Ex Machina “A thought provoking and visually striking science fiction masterpiece.”
- AMC’s Humans Is Closer To Reality Than You Think: The new sci-fi cable show imagines a world of Synths, but it’s not far from today.
- Beam Me Up, Scotty: Technobabble’s Role in the Arts.
- Brainstorming: Milk VFX & Ex Machina at Live for Films.
- Comic-Con, Defending Fantasy Culture and, Now, Its Brand.
- Essential Speculative Fiction Reads in July.
- Game of Thrones: Has George RR Martin finished The Winds of Winter? TV show director Jack Bender seems to think so.
- How To Get Started (And Get Ahead) In Science Fiction Self-Publishing.
- It’s a Star Trek and Blade Runner future, we’re just living in it.
- How James Cameron Made Terminator 2: Judgment Day’s Liquid-Metal Effect.
- “I merely want to remind us that cyberspace is a literary invention and does not really exist, however much time we spend on the computer every day. There is no such space radically different from the empirical, material room we are sitting in, nor do we leave our bodies behind when we enter it, something one rather tends to associate with drugs or the rapture. But it is a literary construction we tend to believe in; and, like the concept of immaterial labor, there are certainly historical reasons for its appearance at the dawn of postmodernity which greatly transcend the technological fact of computer development or the invention of the Internet.” – Fredric Jameson looks back on Neuromancer by William Gibson.
- July 2015 New Releases in Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror.
- Lou Anders offers a guest post at Winter Haven Books.
- Machine ethics: The robot’s dilemma: Working out how to build ethical robots is one of the thorniest challenges in artificial intelligence.
- Martha Wells offers some Book Recommendations.
- The New York Times asks Do Genre Labels Matter Anymore?
- The office of the evil corporation in Terminator Genisys is based on a real company.
- On The Terminator question, Scientists downplay the risks of superintelligent computers: Robot research is more important than the robot apocalypse..
- Ten sci-fi books that’ll knock your socks off.
- Today’s Ozy talks The World’s First Ethiopian Sci-Fi Flick.
- Wozniak: Robots will rule, treat us as their pets. So robots will make us their pets? I can’t wait. Artificial intelligence is a very real threat – and robots could wipe out humanity by ACCIDENT, claims expert. Professor warns robots could keep us in coffins on heroin drips: Citing an extreme example, an Oxford University professor says the biggest fear is that robots will be smarter than us, and by misinterpreting our commands, might have very different definitions of happiness.
- “The Conjuring” by Bobby Chiu.
- “Dromoka, the Eternal” by Sławomir Maniak.
- “Encounter” by Dmitry Prozorov.
- “Mad Max” by Gao ZhingPing.
- “Pirate Captain & Big octopus” by mist XG.
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