Interviews & Profiles
- ABC.net interviews Kim Stanley Robinson, author of Aurora.
- A.C. Wise interviews Carlie St. George, a Clarion West graduate.
- Bitch Media interviews Ann VanderMeer, editor of Sisters of the Revolution.
- CriticalBlast interviews Harlan Ellison, author of basically every short story ever gutted in the name of an Arnold Schwarzenegger movie.
- The Cult of Me interviews Andy Weir, author of The Martian.
- Entertainment Weekly interviews Ryan Graudin, author of Wolf by Wolf.
- The Examiner interviews Glenn Rolfe, author of Blood and Rain.
- Jen Winters interviews Patricia Rose, author of Iron Mike.
- My Bookish Ways interviews Stephen Romano, author of Metro.
- The Qwillery interviews Rajan Khanna, author of Rising Tide.
- Reddit recently held an AMA for Christopher Paolini, author of the Inheritance Cycle
- Shelfari interviews Jim Butcher, author of The Aeronaut’s Windlass.
- After a drunk man pummels a Pepper robot greeting customers at a store in Japan, robotics ethicists call for a new type of legal protection that would apply only to robots.
- Doctor Who? John Hurt To Return As The War Doctor In New Stories.
- The Museum of Science Fiction is accepting submissions for the first issue of their newly announced Journal of Science Fiction.
Events & Event News
- Joss Whedon will speak at the Oxford Union on November 9th at 8pm.
- Only 24 days left to check out the Future of Travel exhibition at the Museum of Science Fiction before it departs Reagan National Airport on Friday, October 30th – and take a look at our new 3D Model CAD Catalog for a downloadable Orion III file for 3D printing!
- DARK PEAK – An Environmental Sci-Fi thriller novel in which the inventive son of a betrayed aristocrat fights to regain control of Vermont’s last biofuel refinery.
- The Phantom of the Earth Series – a thought-provoking post-apocalyptic series.
- “Serein” – The final installment in the Ascendants Anthology! In this science fiction epic, proof of an afterlife creates a corrupt dystopia.
- Ghosts of War – a planet hopping tale of revenge and retribution. Full of action and adventure, twists and turns, and a good side of fun it’s like a summer blockbuster in a book. A 400-page science-fiction book.
- 7 Reasons Libraries Are Our Only Hope In Case Of A Zombie Apocalypse.
- 10 Characters we want to see Return to The Star Wars Franchise.
- 10 Of The Best Transhumanist Movies Ever Filmed.
- 11 Awesome Tentacle-filled Movies (You May Not Have Seen!) [via Paul Di Filippo]
- Albert Einstein built a bomb and soon we may be playing with sticks and stones.
- Alien: Paradise Lost – New Characters & Plot Teased By Ridley Scott.
- Den of Geek explains How online streaming is changing TV storytelling.
- Five Favorite Weird Tales, by Scott Nicolay. [via Paul Di Filippo]
- Five Situations Horror Characters Get Themselves Into.
- Five Weird Books by Women, chosen by Silvia Moreno-Garcia.
- How’s the Ricktatorship Doing? Vulture runs down What You Need to Know for the Season premiere of The Walking Dead.
- John DeNardo recommends Creepy Reads for Halloween, none of which hold a candle to my monthly student loan statements.
- Laura Anne Gilman Geeks Out on Muppets, X-Files & Leverage.
- Libraries are forever: The future of libraries in the digital age.
- Lost horror novel back in print: a must-read for October. [via Paul Di Filippo]
- Mark W Tiedemann weighs in on Peak Experiences. [via Paul Di Filippo]
- Paste recommends 10 Obscure Sci-fi Games You Should Play.
- Rick Moranis Reveals Why He Turned Down Ghostbusters Reboot. [via Paul Di Filippo]
- TeleRead asks Is there an e-book generation gap?
- Tor.com explains Where to Begin with Margaret Atwood.
- Wargames and Peace: ““Why are Americans afraid of dragons?” Ursula Le Guin asked in 1974. That same year, the year Le Guin bemoaned the “Puritanism,” “work ethic,” and “profitmindedness” that stayed hands from the fantasy shelves, was the year that Dungeons & Dragons arrived in hobby shops across the country.” [via Paul Di Filippo]
- The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) received over 80 entries for its Agar Art Contest this year, including one entry featuring a TARDIS made of E. coli bacteria. Members of the ASM were invited to create and submit pieces of art made using microbes creatively grown in petri dish canvases.
- The Mind-Bending Fantasy Art Of Angelarium.
More Fun Stuff
- Cover Reveal: Kathleen Jennings’ Cover Art for Tremontaine.
- Fascinating Quotes from Famous Astronauts That Will Inspire You.
- Listen to the short story “Understand” by Ted Chiang.
- Listen to the Superman Theme played on a piano.
- Read an excerpt from Envy of Angels by Matt Wallace at Tor.com.
- Read an excerpt “Hold-Time Violations” by John Chu at Tor.com.
- This Claymation Video Will Help You understand Asteroids, Comets and Meteorites.
- You Can Now Buy That Mask From Hacker Show Mr. Robot.