Interviews & Profiles
- Barnes and Noble interviews Jake Halpern and Peter Kujawinski, author of Nightfall.
- Fast Forward interviews Laura Anne Gilman, author of Silver on the Road.
- GeekWire talks to John Markoff, author of Machines of Loving Grace: The Quest for Common Ground Between Humans and Robots, about the robot revolution.
- Hieroglyph interviews John C. Havens, author of Heartifical Intelligence.
- Reddit recently held an AMA for Andy Weir, author The Martian.
- Ventures Africa interviews Nnedi Okoroafor, author of Binti.
- Dartmoor inspiration for award-winning sci-fi author
- Maisie Williams to star in the big screen adaptation of Carrie Ryan’s YA dystopian The Forest of Hands and Teeth
- Not science fiction: NASA developing “space shotgun” to test strength of asteroids. Now space neighbor kids won’t dare trespass on our space lawn.
- Ridley Scott Plans Way More Alien Encounters with How Many Prometheus Sequels?
- Subterranean Press announces THE COMPLETE DRIVE-IN by Joe R. Lansdale, all three of Joe R. Lansdale’s Drive-in novels in a hardcover omnibus.
Events & Event News
- Bill Nye the Science Guy, CEO of The Planetary Society, invites people to mark the Society’s 35th anniversary on October 24. The “More to Explore: A Space Celebration with Bill Nye” event at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium will run 7:30-9:00 p.m.
- Palm Springs Creates Film Festival for Sci-Fi Fans
- Star Wars Reads Day is back! The fourth annual celebration of reading and a galaxy far, far away will storm bookstores worldwide on October 10. Books of Wonder in NYC is thrilled to invite one and all to meet and hear from NY Times bestselling author ALEXANDRA BRACKEN author of The Princess, The Scoundrel, and the Farm Boy, a captivating retelling of Star Wars: A New Hope like you’ve never experienced before; NY Times bestselling author Adam Gidwitz delivers So You Want to be a Jedi?,his thrilling retelling of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back; and NY Times bestselling author Tom Angleberger delivers Beware the Power of the Dark Side!, an engrossing retelling of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. RSVP on Facebook
- Arsenal: Arena Combat – A Tactical Mech Card Game – a new, fast-paced, dice & hex-board card game for 2 to 6 players, that features giant combat mechs in battles.
- The Dark Reaches | Horror Anthology Comic – Collecting over 75 pages of darkness, macabre, and terror in comic-book form.
- PURGE: PAST UNSPOKEN – Book One Graphic Novel – A martial arts master forged from experimental technology, struggles to contain the evils within the mechanized city.
- Fisk: The S.U.B.S.T.I.T.U.T.E. – a 96 page sci-fi/secret agent themed graphic novel
- Book Review: John Scalzi Reviews Neil Gaiman’s DURAN DURAN.
- Book Review: Paul Di Filippo reviews The Promise of the Child by Tom Toner.
- 8 Great Sci-Fi/Fantasy Shows Whose Pilots Were as Bad as Minority Report’s. This list does not fill me with confidence.
- 9 Authors Who Hated Their Successful Books, Even Though You Probably Loved Them.
- 11 Sci-Fi Books Every Woman Should Read, as recommended by Bustle.
- 12 Books To Read If You Love Doctor Who.
- Bestselling sci-fi author explains why Mad Max: Fury Road isn’t a business plan.
- Chinese sci-fi author has brain cryogenically frozen so it can be reanimated in the future, where he’ll terrorize mutant turtles in the sewers of New York.
- Germans believe in aliens and not just sci-fi nerds. According to a representative survey, a lot of Germans can put their skepticism aside when it comes to creatures from outer space. Even scientists believe there could be extraterrestrial life.
- Getting the Archaeology Right in Fantasy Fiction.
- How suicide in sci fi helps us deal with change.
- MY KINDA SCENE: Seth Dickinson on Children of Men‘s car chase.
- This Sci-Fi Space Adventure Will Be Your New YA Obsession.
- The Science in The Martian Isn’t Perfect, But That’s OK.
- Six-Guns and Strange Shooters: A Weird West Primer.
- Superhero Comics Have Race Problem. Can Ta-Nehisi Coates Fix It?
- The Unified Scientific Theory of Action Movies: data science and pop cinema collide.
- The What Culture picks 10 Worst Ideas In Doctor Who History.
- What If People Were Sensors, Not Things to be Sensed?
- Why Kazuo Ishiguro used dragons and pixies to explore history.
- Why We Need More Kids In STEM: As Told By A Sci-Fi Author (Part 2.)
- An Acrylic Tunnel Turns a London Museum Into a Sci-Fi Alice in Wonderland.
- Art of the Hobbit: Never-Before-Seen Drawings by J.R.R. Tolkien.
More Fun Stuff
- China’s first English-language 3D sci-fi movie looks very cheap, bonkers.
- Cover Reveal: War Factory by Neal Asher is a high-octane space opera.
- Read the short story “Everywhere Is Now” by Paul Di Filippo from Harsh Oases. The story was first published in 1996, nearly twenty years ago, but its strikingly relevant today.
- Read the short story “Kingmaker” by Lindsay Smith at Tor.com.