Interviews & Profiles
- 3dtotal interviews Jake Morrison, Marvel Studios VFX supervisor of Ant-Man.
- Adventures in Scifi Publishing interviews Emil H. Petersen, author of Níðhöggur.
- Blogger News Network interviews Christopher Nuttall, author of Trial By Fire.
- Notes from Coode Street interviews Michael Swanwick, author of Chasing the Phoenix.
- Reddit recently held an AMA for Jeff VanderMeer, author of the Southern Reach trilogy.
- Rocket Talk interviews Diana Rowland and Kameron Hurley, authors of the White Trash Zombie Series and The Worldbreaker Saga respectively.
- The Sacramento Bee interviews Kim Stanley Robinson, author of Aurora.
- Small Beer Press announces a special themed-issue of the LCRW litzine.
- Now available from Spectral Press: Mappalujo by Jeff Noon & Steve Beard.
- South Kingstown teen crafts fan fiction — and a 3-book deal – based on Minecraft.
- Ursula Le Guin Debuts Online Fiction Workshop.
Events & Event News
- The Apex Book of World SF 4 edited by Mahvesh Murad.
- Rob Liefeld, creator of Cable, Deadpool, X-Force, and more, will appear at Big Red Comics in Orange, CA for a signing on Saturday August 15th from 2:00 – 5:00 PM!
- Want to be interviewed for the SF Signal Podcast at Worldcon?
- HUGO BROYLER – a high-speed, sci-fi, grindhouse graphic novel featuring a murderer’s row of top comic industry artists from around the world.
- IF – a science fiction anthology from 36 comic book creators – Featuring a different theme every year and some of the best creators in comics.
- Nazi Zombies TPB and Hardcover Editions – A desperate Third Reich unleashes a most fearsome weapon: Der Totenkorpse! flesh-eating soldiers that cannot die.
- Book Review: Lagoon is Posthuman Science Fiction at Its Snarkiest.
- 10 Books that Inspired Rachel Caine’s Ink and Bone.
- 10 Things We Need to See in Ben Affleck’s Batman Movie. 1. No Batsuit nipples.
- 23 Underrated Horror Books You Have To Read ASAP.
- The Space Review: 1997, 2001, 1999: a science fiction calendar from the Apollo era.
- Barnes and Noble considers The Pros and Cons of 12 SF/F Pets.
- “Bestselling author” has become a meaningless term argues Robert J. Sawyer.
- For Hopes And Fears, Aaron Reese traces a brief history of sound effects in sci-fi films, starting with the early roots of Foley art and continuing on through 2013’s Gravity. Reese manages to find interesting anecdotes behind just about every sound effect—like the infamous “Wilhelm Scream” becoming a staple of modern cinema thanks to an undergrad in-joke, the musical origins of Godzilla’s roar, and this bit on the sound of a knife slicing through flesh in Psycho.
- Geeks are the new overlords. Great. Now can we get over ourselves?
- Google’s Black Mirror patent: The company wants to make a human memory device straight out of speculative sci-fi television.
- Grimes Shares Love Letter To Star Wars, shares hopes for sequels.
- Hopes&Fears offers An epic history of the movie trailer.
- How card games became cool again: Wildly-popular card game Android: Netrunner has an exceptionally diverse and inviting lore and universe, but its community of players still has to push back against the social stereotypes of the traditional card game scene.
- How Ready Player One And Armada Author Ernest Cline Turns Nostalgia Into Nirvana.
- Is the Terminator franchise dead? Yup. About three films back.
- It’s Not Climate Change – It’s Everything Change argues Margaret Atwood.
- Mark Lawrence on Why I Love Leather-Bound Books.
- More brains, more problems: iZombie Season 2 preps for launch.
- A Response to “Watchmen” author Alan Moore: Why Superheroes are Not a Problem.
- Ursula K. Le Guin on Navigating the Ocean of Story.
- Very smart people are freaking out about autonomous killer robots and Leading Scientists Call for Ban on Killer Robots. But the question remains, Will killer robots be the Kalashnikovs of tomorrow?
- Which Is The Most Badass Fictional Weapon Of All Time?
- Josh Lynch has done us all a great service with his Dogs of the Marvel Universe series. While they are all very good dogs yes they are, this Iron Chihuahua just slightly edged out Ghost Rider Doberman, because, well, look at him! He’s got a martini! He thinks he’s people. You can see all of the adorable dogs (and one nefarious cat!) here.
- These Little Cthulhus Are the Most Adorable World Destroyers Ever.
More Fun Stuff
- Author George R. R. Martin throws out the first pitch prior to the Isotopes game on June 14. And no, you’re still not getting the next book this year.
- Forgotten Films: Zombies on Broadway (1945).
- Read “Fabulous Beasts” by Priya Sharma at Tor.com.
- Listen to an excerpt from Welcome to Night Vale: A Novel at Orbit Books.
- Visualizing an Age of Wonder: Lola VFX Takes on Ant-Man
- Watch a trailer for a Sci-Fi Hover Racing Film Called “MOMENTUM.“
- Watch This Swarm of Simple Robots Do Surprisingly Complex Things.