Interviews & Profiles
- A.M. Dellamonica interviews Maria Alexander, author of Mr. Wicker.
- Angela Slatter interviews Ramsey Campbell, author of Suspended In Dusk.
- LA Times interviews Peter Capaldi, star of Doctor Who.
- My Bookish Ways has a roundtable interview with Max Gladstone, Margaret Dunlap, Mur Lafferty and Brian Francis Slattery, the authors that contribute to Bookburners.
- Black Mirror Cracks into Netflix.
- New research shows chimps enjoy watching Planet of the Apes. So thank you, science, for giving them ideas. THIS IS WHY WE CAN’T HAVE NICE FUTURES!
- Pope Francis has named Brother Guy Consolmagno the new director of the Vatican Observatory. He delivered his acceptance talk for the 2014 Carl Sagan Medal for outstanding communication by an active planetary scientists to the general public, as recognized by the American Astronomical Society’s Division for Planetary Sciences.
- While China’s vice president is meeting with the respectable author of Three-Body Problem, other officials are occupied cracking down on fake aliens and zombies.
Events & Event News
- Kelly Sue DeConnick is coming to Floating World Comics in Portland, OR on Wednesday, October 7th at 6:00 PM to celebrate the release of BITCH PLANET Vol. 1 RSVP
- Things From Another World in Portland, OR is thrilled to announce a signing with David Marquez, the artist behind Marvel’s all-new all-different Invincible Iron Man. RSVP
- 2016 Young Explorers Adventure Guide: SF Anthology – Science Fiction anthology for middle grade readers. Bring the stars to a new generation with diversity & great stories!
- GalaCollider – Master your strategy. Conquer the galaxy. – From the teams that brought you Magic the Gathering & Shadow Era. Gala Collider fuses the best of exploration strategy and card games.
- Music To Die Alone In Space To – This electronic album that tells the story of a marooned astronaut is re-recorded in entirety for each backer, making each unique.
- Xtronaut: The Game of Solar System Exploration – Designed by space-mission experts, this game allows players to face the challenges and thrills of exploring the solar system.
- TV Review: Fox’s Minority Report is half-baked sequel to Spielberg film.
- TV Review: The small-screen Minority Report flattens its sci-fi high concept.
- 5 Essential Elements to Any Dystopian Franchise, citing Maze Runner: Scorch Trials.
- 10 Amazing, Complex Girls and Women from Across Sci-Fi & Fantasy.
- 10 Ways Deep Space Nine is the Best Star Trek Series.
- 11 Things you may not know about Joss Whedon’s Firefly. You probably know most of them, but there are a couple that are a tad more obscure.
- 18 Star Trek screen projects that never happened
- 21 Things to Know About FOX’s New Sci-Fi Procedural Minority Report.
- The Author of Our Best SF Military Novel Explains the Future of War.
- The Best Sci-Fi Series To Watch on TV Right Now.
- Here’s Your Fall TV Guide For Sci-Fi Fans.
- How the Minority Report movie became a TV show in 7 steps.
- Minority Report could one day be real, thanks to big data and predictive analytics.
- Monkeys Fighting Robots picks the “Top 10 Doctor Who Episodes.”
- Nostalgia Turns Some Star Wars Fans to the Dark Side.
- October 2015 Must Reads in Mystery, Suspense, and Fiction.
- OMNI offers Wayward Pines Behind the Scenes and Mr. Robot Behind the Scenes.
- Time Is A Main Factor In The Science Fiction World.
- What Google executive Schmidt gets wrong about the future of AI.
- What if the mega-rich just want rocket ships to escape the Earth they destroy? Someone’s been watching a little too much James Bond.
- What To Expect From the Minority Report TV Show.
- Why We Love Terrible Movies.
More Fun Stuff
- “Here’s how the first humans will live on Mars –and why traveling the 140 million miles to get there will be the easy part” – despite the headline, it’s not a story about The Martian. It’s a pointer to an eye-grabbing infographic based on TED speaker and technologist Stephen Petranek’s book on “How We’ll Live on Mars.”
- Light in the Attic Records has released soundtrack to Jodorowsky’s Dune.
- A new British-based sf/f magazine, The Singularity, launched in September. Issue 1, available on Amazon Kindle, brings readers 10 stories. The Singularity has posted “Everything Old” by Andrew Wilmot as a free read on its website.
- Rocket Stack Rank (RSR) aims to help casual SF fans efficiently identify, obtain, and discuss great original short fiction to nominate for the annual Hugo Awards.
- Star Wars Coffee-Mate Creamers because this time around, the fans are adults.
- Watch a trailer for the Dystopian Gangland Anime Series Urbance.