Interviews & Profiles
- My Bookish Ways interviews Rob Boffard, author of Tracer.
- The Qwillery interviews Rhonda Mason, author of The Empress Game.
- The Coode Street Podcast interviews Karin Tidbeck and Cheryl Morgan.
- Mythwits interviews Jack Clemons, author of a bi-weekly space and science blog for Amazing Stories online magazine.
- SFFWorld interviews Michael Aronovitz, author of The Witch of the Wood.
- Reddit recently held an AMA for The Pluto Flyby Team.
- Reddit recently held an AMA for Ernest Cline, author of Armada.
- “I never dreamed, when Apollo astronauts left the moon in 1972, that there might come a day when there was nobody still alive who had been to the Moon. But now it seems that could come to pass. How heartbreaking is that?”
- Influx has won the Libertarian Futurist Society’s Prometheus Award for Best Novel.
- Star Wars Action Figure Has Parents Furious. [via Paul Di Filippo]
- Those who prefer their critters untamed are directed by George R.R. Martin to the Direwolves On Staten Island. The Yankees minor league team will wear Game of Thrones themed jerseys when George attends their August 8 match with Hudson Valley.
- From now until the end of the month, Apex is having a sale to benefit Michelle Scalise, Tom Piccirilli’s wife, after his death over the weekend.
Events & Event News
- Crystal Huff is interviewed about the Helskinki 2017 bid on Ed Fortune’s Starburst.
- Felicia Day (The Guild, Geek & Sundry) will appears at the Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline, MA on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 6:00 PM for reading of her new book! A signing will follow at Brookline Booksmith. Tickets available at the link.
- Join co-author Dan Wallace at Barnes & Noble – Galleria Shopping Center in Edina, MN on Saturday July 18, 2015 at 7:00 PM as he discusses his newest project, Ultimate Star Wars, everything you still need to know about Star Wars.
- Punch’em Scrunch’em Robots – a dedicated deck card game about a dystopian future where robots battle for control of planets and resources.
- TEMPLARMECH INQUISITION – the simultaneous-turn card game – Templarmechs battle cybersamurai for supremacy. Choose your actions wisely, for your opponent’s actions occur simultaneously with yours.
- Book Review: Armada Will Make a Great Movie, But the Book Is Disappointing.
- Book Review: BoingBoing calls Armada “a joyous, rollicking read.”
- Book Review: Ernest Cline’s Armada is everything wrong with gaming culture wrapped up in one soon-to-be–best-selling novel, according to Slate. For the record, I disagree.
- 4 Reasons to Read Max Gladstone’s Craft Sequence.
- 7 Reasons Why Suicide Squad Will Be The Best Movie Of 2016 Movies.
- 10 Things to Note in the Final Trailers for Fantastic Four.
- 20 Things to Note in the New Trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
- Boing Boing on Ant-Man, the Physics of Shrinking, and the Higgs Boson.
- Chris, Mike, and Oren discuss what a good beginning should accomplish. They analyze their favorite and least favorite openings, and describe different opening techniques. Mike raves about military scifi, Chris rants about unnecessary framing devices, and Oren actually defends something from criticism.
- Comic-Con And Movie Studios Have A Fan Entitlement Problem.
- Dear Idiots, Stop Leaking Comic-Con Trailers 21 hours.
- Guillermo Del Toro Has A Killer Idea For A Star Wars Jabba The Hutt Prequel.
- Has Online Gaming Become More Real than Real Life?
- Here are all the ways science tells us Doctor Who is real.
- How Ex Machina ‘s Director Wants To Film VanderMeer’s Crazy Annihilation.
- Ken Kalfu brings us the ethical quandaries of book buying in a world of (too?) many books and the desire to support indie bookstores.
- The Magical World of Muggles: “It is not surprising that many of us would prefer to live in Harry’s world, or at least take comfort in imagining that it exists just around a corner (and through a solid wall) in London, or hidden between Platforms 9 and 10…”
- Marie Brennan and Mary Robinette Kowal Adorably Wrote Fanfic for Each Other!
- The Pluto of Science Fiction: For 85 years, Pluto has belonged to the SF writers.
- The Scout Finches of Sci-Fi & Fantasy: The literary world—the entire world, it seems—is abuzz at today’s release of Go Set a Watchman, the sort-of sequel to To Kill a Mockingbird, one of the most beloved novels of all time. Even we genre fans must pause to reflect a moment: we …
- The Serious Make-Believe of E. Nesbit. [via Paul Di Filippo]
- Tor.com on Sex and Science Fiction.
- Tor.com remembers Five Books with Gods as Characters.
- Whedon gives definitive comment about Avengers: Age of Ultron Director’s Cut.
- Why Social Justice Is Intrinsic to Storytelling.
- The Book Graphics blog collects thousands of gorgeous covers and illustrations, with special emphases on Russian artists, fairy tales, and antiquarian books.
- The Most Creative And Sensational Cosplay Of San Diego Comic Con 2015!
- Turn videogame sprites into LEGO mosaics.
More Fun Stuff
- Alex Shvartsman has posted a gallery of scans from the books and letters that were a part of the personal collection of John Costello, translator and science fiction fan who passed away earlier this year.
- All the Essential Comic-Con Trailers You Should Watch Right Now.
- Comic-Con Danger Mouse Trailer Riffs on The Force Awakens.
- Cover Reveal: The Dragon Engine by Andy Remic.
- Infographic: Marvel Movie History.
- “New Horizons” Documentary brings us closer to the edge of the solar system.
- Read an excerpt from The Dark Forest by Cixin Liu at Tor.com.
- Read a preview of “Drive,” a Prequel Story to The Expanse Exclusively at Barnes & Noble.
- San Diego Comic-Con 2015 Trailers.
- Scientists React as Humanity Makes Its Closest Approach to Pluto.
- Stephen King has a Thing of Evil.
- Stunning Sim Shows How Far Hit Songs Have Traveled in Space.
- Top 11 moments from Comic-Con.
- A Video of Joss Whedon’s panel at Comic-Con 2015 has been uploaded to Youtube.
- Watch a trailer for Syfy’s Arthur C. Clarke series Childhood’s End.
- Watch Idris Elba show off some breakdancing moves on the Star Trek Beyond set.
- Welcome to the line for Comic-Con’s famed Hall H line. Over a mile long… and yet only 5% of the attendees can make it in to even the biggest of events. Cockroaches! Mice! The occasional bat. Free donuts too, if you’re lucky. Worth singing about?!