Interviews & Profiles
- Barnes and Noble interviews Lilith Saintcrow, author of Trailer Park Fae.
- BullSpec interviews John Scalzi, author of The End of All Things.
- Fast Company interviews Piers Bizony of The Making Of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. He explains how 2001: A Space Odyssey Changed Cinematic Design.
- My Bookish Ways interviews Mark Allen Smith, author of The Confessor.
- Odyssey Workshop interviews Mike and Rachel Grinti, author of Jala’s Mask.
- The Qwillery interviews Christina Henry, author of Alice.
- The Skiffy and Fanty Show talks with authors Stina Leicht and Peter Orullian to discuss writing traumatic and difficult subjects.
- Sword and Laser interviews J-F Dubeau, author of The Life Engineered.
- The Vancouver Sun interviews Ernest Cline, author of Armada.
- MIT is at it again, doing their best to bring the robot apocalypse upon us. This time, they’ve developed a robot with human reflexes. Yeah, no cause for concern at all.
- Serial Box is the Newest Medium for Series Drama…like Bookburners by Max Gladstone, Margaret Dunlap, Mur Lafferty, Brian Francis Slattery.
Events & Event News
- Artist Kelly Yates will appear at Borderlands Comics & Games in Greenville, SC on Saturday, August 15, 2015 starting at 11:00 AM to celebrate Doctor Who Day 2015 and sign their exclusive variant cover of Four Doctors #1! RSVP on Facebook.
- Felicia Day (The Guild, Geek & Sundry) will appear at Book Passage in San Francisco, CA on Friday, August 21, 2015 at 12:30 PM to sign her new book You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)!
- Premiere Props will be auctioning off over 1500 items from TNT’s hit show Falling Skies on Saturday, August 29 & Sunday, August 30.
- Pathways Science Fiction Novel – A young boy discovers a relic of a lost technology that changes his life and his world forever.
- SPACE BREW – A Sci-fi drinking card game – a drinking game played with cards. Players drink booze, fight monsters, hire mercenaries and salvage parts.
- Book Review: Naomi Novik reviews N.K. Jemisin’s The Fifth Season.
- 10 more genre TV crossovers we’d like to see after Sleepy Hollow/Bones.
- 12 Aliens That Were Supposed to Be Cute But Are Actually Terrifying.
- Could David Tennant return to a Doctor Who episode? New clues say maybe… please?
- Edge of Tomorrow Writer Explains Why a Sequel Would Improve on the Original.
- Fantastic Four: Lessons we can learn from the new movie.
- George Takei: Star Trek’s Audience Wasn’t Ready for a Gay Character.
- Getting Started with the Short Stories of China Miéville.
- Graduate’s Corner: Rebecca Roland–Working With a Small Press.
- Is Star Trek: Axanar still worth it? It’s been over a year since the don’t-call-it-a-fan-film Prelude to Axanar, set during the four-year war between the Federation and the Klingon Empire, raised over $100k on Kickstarter. The entirety of that prequel has since been released and more Kickstarters (and now an Indiegogo campaign) have cropped up to raise more money for a feature-length Axanar film.
- The Latest in the Shatner/Takei War: “I Do Not Know Who George Takei Is!“
- Minority Report: Geeks of Doom delve into The Premise & The Characters.
- New Anthology Has Women Fighting Lovecraft’s Horrors. It’s About Time.
- There are only 2 seconds of new Star Wars footage… but we’re going to obsessively analyze the bejesus out of them anyway!
- “There was a rose at my father’s mouth, but that curse can be broken.” This deep reading of Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell looks at race, oppression, and what British fantasy can teach us about American history.
- Wayward Pines Is Half Paradise, Half Lost , All Crazy Town Banana Pants.
- We agree with io9’s list of the 50 most cringe-worthy moments in comic book movies!
- Why A Shared Universe Might Be What Saves the Fantastic Four.
- Why the VFX of Jurassic Park and Starship Troopers hold up.
- Assembled! A Mighty Mapping of Membership Across Every Issue of Avengers.
- How Star Wars’ Heart-Cloggingly Cute Emojis Took Over The Internet.
- Mechanical Articulated Cheetah Sculpture and Mechanical Articulated Wolf Sculpture.
More Fun Stuff
- Amanda Palmer Animates & Narrates Husband Neil Gaiman’s Unconscious Musings.
- Check out this Millennium Falcon Cockpit Playset.
- Cover Reveal: The Flux by Ferrett Steinmetz.
- Here’s the place to buy Nathan Fillion’s “I Shoot First” Charity Tee … and while you’re shopping online, don’t hesitate to order this tacky Star Wars lightsaber lamp.
- The Honest Trailers guys talk about their impact on movies.
- Infographic: The Influence of Star Wars on Film and TV.
- It turns out that Mark Hamill has a very dark sense of humor.
- Read an excerpt from The End of All Things by John Scalzi at Tor.com.
- This Star Trek parody is painful, but, maybe in the good way? How can we ever truly know the difference between “good” and “evil”?
- Stay warm on those cold Hoth nights with a batch of warm Tauntaun Cookies!
- Watch a teaser trailer for Westworld.
- Watch a trailer for Supergirl.