Interviews & Profiles
- Bibliosanctum interviews Matthew Quinn Martin, author of Nightlife: Night Terrors.
- City Owl Press interviews Sharon Johnston, author of DIVIDED.
- MTV interviews Felicia Day, author of You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost).
- My Bookish Ways interviews Victor Milán, author of The Dinosaur Lords.
- No Wasted Ink interviews Wendy Rathbone, author of Pale Zenith.
- The Qwillery interviews David Nabhan, author of The Pilots of the Borealis.
- SFFWorld interviews Jake Bible, author of Reign of Four.
- Tor Books interviews Seth Patrick, author of Lost Souls.
- The 2015 Parsec Awards Finalists have been announced.
- Humble Dungeons & Dragons Comics Bundle presented by IDW supports the Hasbro Children’s Fund. This bundle will runs for two weeks and ends Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at 11 a.m. Pacific time. Customers can name their price for Dungeons & Dragons: The Legend of Drizzt, Vol. 1: Homeland, Dungeons & Dragons Vol. 1 – Shadowplague, Dungeons & Dragons Volume 2, and Dungeons & Dragons Volume 3. Customers who pay $12 or more will receive all of the above plus Dungeons & Dragons: The Legend of Drizzt, Vol. 2: Exile, Dungeons & Dragons Classics Vol. 1, Dungeons & Dragons Classics Vol. 2, Dungeons & Dragons Classics Vol. 3, Dungeons & Dragons Classics Vol. 4, Dungeons & Dragons: Forgotten Realms Classics Vol. 3, and Dungeons & Dragons: Forgotten Realms Classics Vol. 4. That’s just for starters as even more books will be added mid-promotion on August 19.
- JRR Tolkien’s first fantasy story to be published this month. [via Paul Di Filippo]
- Syfy announces premiere dates for Childhood’s End and The Expanse.
- Syfy Keeps Making Scifi TV Shows, viewers mildly surprised. Now comes news that the channel now has Frederick Pohl’s Gateway in Development.
Events & Event News
- FANTASTIC FICTION at KGB reading series, hosts Ellen Datlow and Matthew Kressel present: N.K. Jemisin & A.C. Wise, Next Wednesday, August 19th, 7pm at KGB Bar, 85 East 4th Street (just off 2nd Ave, upstairs.)
- Felicia Day (The Guild, Geek & Sundry) will appear at Skylight Books in Los Angeles, CA on Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at 7:00 PM to sign her new book YOU’RE NEVER WEIRD ON THE INTERNET (ALMOST)!
- Sci-fi convention coming to Spokane mired in controversy.
- Alien Artifacts & Were- SF&F Themed Anthologies – Zombies Need Brains presents TWO new themes–left behind ALIEN ARTIFACTS and WERE-creatures gone wild!
- Cultists of Cthulhu – A semicooperative horror boardgame of mystery, investigation, teamwork, and betrayal set in H.P. Lovecraft’s Miskatonic University.
- MYOPIA – a sci-fi comic book about a genetically altered man in a dystopian future.
- Book Review: Close encounters with feminist science fiction in Sisters of the Revolution.
- The 7 Best Book Covers in Classic Science Fiction, picked by an Award-Winning Designer.
- 9 Things you never knew about Felicia Day.
- The 10 Best Sci-Fi Fantasy Novels of 2015 So Far, according to Flavorwire.
- The Abrams mystery box is still keeping most things hush-hush, but The Story of The Force Awakens Is Much Clearer Now.
- Behind the Scenes at Ad Astra: The 50th Anniversary SFWA Cookbook.
- For the future struggle: what is science fiction?
- In an earlier post, Jason Sanford made an appeal for peace in the genre.
- Inverse explains How a Magician Made the Impossible Missions Force Dangerous.
- Jason Sanford, for one, has written a post “On the double standard of genre apologies.”
- New Star Wars Villain General Hux Fully Revealed, Plus More Details.
- Not So Weird Science: Why Tracker Jackers Might Be Coming Soon to a Lab Near You.
- Prompted by her experience at the BEA, Kameron Hurley offers “Your Author Meltdown Will Be Live-Tweeted” seems prescient.
- Science fiction: taking science personally: Science fiction readers know in their bones that there’s a big universe out there, and that science increasingly changes everyday life.
- Take a Spin on the Science Fiction & Fantasy Merry-Go-Round!
- Ten must-read YA novels you’ve probably never heard of.
- This Timeline of Great Science Fiction Forecasts the Future Until 802,701.
- Three Ways Stan Lee and Jack Kirby’s Fantastic Four Laid the Blueprint for Our Superhero-Centric World, despite the bomb which is their current incarnation.
- Tor.com delves into The Story of The Story of Kullervo.
- Tor.com remembers Five Books with Forgotten Cities.
- USA’s Colony Is “Espionage Thriller” With “Sci-Fi Backdrop.”
- Valley Advocate takes a closer look at Readercon, the thinking fan’s sci-fi convention.
- We’ve entered the era of sci-fi economics — as Keynes predicted 85 years ago.
- Because Jedi robes weren’t awesome enough, Etsy seller Sky Creation upped the robe game by creating these beautiful Star Wars kimonos!
- Here’s the Downed Star Destroyer from The Force Awakens trailer captured in LEGO and a custom-made LEGO Groot Minifig.
More Fun Stuff
- 10 incredible Star Wars props you could own… including a £60K Stormtrooper.
- Cover Reveal: Farryn’s War by Christie Meierz.
- Dilbert Writes A Sci-Fi Novel. Dilbert is still at work on his sci-fi novel.
- Joan Aiken: a celebration of her life and works – in pictures. [via Paul Di Filippo]
- Read an excerpt from Hallow Point by Ari Marmell at My Bookish Ways.
- Read an the short story “Milagroso” by Isabel Yap at Tor.com.
- Resistance is futile, mom and dad.
- Spiderman would be way less cool if he wasn’t living in a city.
- When Sci Fi writers play old school D&D.
- Watch a trailer for Doctor Who Season 9.