Interviews & Profiles
- Felicia Day on “Dr. Horrible”: “I’m so grateful to be a part of it”. She made the comments about the online musical yesterday at VidCon.
- The Guardian interviews Stephen Baxter, author of Ultima (Proxima).
- Indie Author News interviews J.D. Cunegan, author of Bounty.
- My Bookish Ways interviews Max Gladstone, author of Last First Snow.
- Philosophical Percolations with R. Scott Bakker of The Darkness that Comes Before.
- SFFWorld interviews Tahmoh Penikett, author of eight part Canadian fantasy comedy web series “Riftworld Chronicles.”
- Stephen Hawking hosting week-long Q&A on Reddit! Finally, a chance to impress the world’s most famous physicist with my grasp of subatomic particles. LOL! Just kidding. I’m totally going to ask him what it was like being on Big Bang Theory.
- By 2050, global warming may make carbon dating impossible, which means that you won’t have any way to actually prove the Earth is more than 6,000 years old. Christian fundamentalists call Checkmate.
- Finally, a flying car the Jetsons would be proud to fly. Hello shorter commute!
- George R.R. Martin urges ‘every true fan’ to rally for Hugo awards vote.
Events & Event News
- Felicia Day of The Guild and Geek & Sundry will appear at Skylight Books in Los Angeles on Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at 7:00 PM to sign her new book YOU’RE NEVER WEIRD ON THE INTERNET (ALMOST)!
- Ryan Howe and Jamison Raymond will appear at Aw Yeah Comics in Muncie, IN on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 from 3:00 – 5:00pm to sign copies of their comic Henchmen! RSVP on Facebook.
- The Smithsonian Institute recently kicked up a Kickstarter asking for money to help preserve Neil Armstrong’s spacesuit. They’ve long since blasted past their $500,000 goal, and are now hoping to hit a stretch goal of $700,000 total. What for? This time, they’re hoping to preserve the suit of the first American in space: Alan Shepard.
- Movie Review: Dear Marvel, I was wrong. Ant-Man is great.
- Are we alone? SF is as sure a guide as any says Jeff VanderMeer.
- Celebrating the Sci-Fi Movies of Jeff Goldblum.
- Crimespree Magazine takes a peak at Author Richard Kadrey’s Work Space.
- The Cult of Cthulhu: Artists, scholars, uber-fans. Meet the people keeping Lovecraft’s hometown legacy alive [via Paul Di Filippo]
- Django Wexler on Names in Fantasy in a guest post at The Qwillery.
- George R.R. Martin Has A Problem With Ant-Man And The Rest Of Marvel’s Movies.
- Getting The Ants In Ant-Man Right Was No Tiny Challenge.
- H+ examines Science Fiction Realism.
- I Use Star Trek in My Classroom to Have Difficult Conversations About Race and Gender.
- Little-known sci-fi fact: Yoda’s original name was something…familiar.
- Michael Moorcock: “I think Tolkien was a crypto-fascist” Michael Moorcock revolutionized science fiction with symbolism, sex and psychoactive drugs. Now, at 75, he has invented another genre. [via Paul Di Filippo]
- Pop Culture Hero Coalition brings together sci-fi stars for a more inclusive geekdom.
- Portlander Ursula K. Le Guin is Breathing Fire to Save American Literature: At 85, she may be Portland’s greatest writer. She may also be the fiercest. [via Paul Di Filippo]
- The Quantum Realm: What To Know After You’ve Seen Ant-Man.
- The science of Ant-Man and making movies true-to-life.
- Science Fiction of the Past Becomes Technology of the Present.
- What Ant-Man says about Marvel’s phase four.
- Why Did Garrett Morris Have a Cameo In “Ant-Man?” It’s a Funny Story…
- Why Thomas the Tank Engine Doesn’t Kill Anybody in Ant-Man.
More Fun Stuff
- Jeff Wysaski, the comedian behind Obvious Plant, recently pranked a grocery store by leaving a series of funny tips for shoppers in order to make their grocery experience more memorable.
- Jurassic Park: High Heels Edition. You loved the endless running in high heels in Jurassic World… Now enjoy them in the entire Jurassic series!
- Listen to Tiny Fences – A Weekly Buffy Podcast. A fun quirky podcast from Canada that’s doing a full Buffy watch, at one episode a week. They are up to Season 2.
- Malcolm Reynolds is one of Empire’s “100 Greatest Movie Characters.”
- Pippi Longstocking Parody with Milla Jovovich Hits Home.
- Why moons don’t have moons, why pentaquarks are real and why stars like ours are lousy places to look for life.