Interviews & Profiles
- BullSpec interviews Kameron Hurley, author of Empire Ascendant.
- The Coode Street Podcast interviews Cecelia Holland, author of Dragon Heart.
- Kirkus TV interviews John Sandford, author of Saturn Run.
- My Bookish Ways interviews Mark A. Latham, author of The Lazarus Gate.
- The Qwillery interviews Erin Lindsey, author of The Bloodforged.
- SFFWorld interviews Marianne de Pierres, author of Mythmaker.
- This is Horror interviews Ellen Datlow, author of The Doll Collection.
- Admiral Ackbar Is Confirmed for The Force Awakens.
- Kirkus Review announces The 18 Finalists for the 2015 Kirkus Prize.
- Stephenson Named Distinguished Scholar.
- The Sunburst Award Committee has announced the winners of the 2015 Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic in the Adult and Young Adult categories.
Events & Event News
- Author Cole Horton joins Bank Street Bookstore in NYC on Saturday October 10, 2015 for a fun trivia game based on his book “Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know.” to celebrate STAR WARS Reads Day. RSVP on Facebook!
- R.A. Salvatore appears at the Fitchburg Public Library in Fitchburg, MA on Thursday October 22, 2015 from 6-8 PM to discuss and sign his new book, Archmage.
- Redshift Season 2 – The second season of the sci-fi audio anthology series.
- Spaceteam – A fast-paced, cooperative shouting card game where you race to repair your malfunctioning spaceship.
- Book Review: LJ Goldstein offers a brief review of Europe in Autumn.
- Book Review: A draught envelops California in Claire Vaye Watkins’ Gold Fame Citrus
- 7 Reasons To Have Faith In Alien: Paradise Lost.
- Gene Editing Is Now Cheap and Easy—and No One Is Prepared for the Consequences. Sci-fi’s been saying for decades. Here comes the reality.
- Humanoids Expands Film Adaptation Business. [via Paul Di Filippo]
- In honor of The Martian, Paul Di Filippo picks books about Tomorrow’s Dirty Jobs.
- Martian Astronaut Would Get Cancer If Mission Were Real, Author Says.
- Now Is Not The Time For Realistic Fiction, Says Margaret Atwood. [via Paul Di Filippo]
- The Nerdist looks at The Biggest Differences Between The Martian Movie and Novel.
- October 2015 New Releases in Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror.
- The rise of Buffy studies: why academics love the show. An Atlantic article about how Buffy led to TV shows being studied as serious literature.
- Science of The Martian: the Good, the Bad, and the Fascinating.
- Serenity was released 10 years ago; it’s time for a new Joss Whedon original. A solid case for Serenity and for Joss to do something different and new.
- Seven ways Serenity inspired us to be more thoughtful human beings.
- Stripping the Bones: “There are those who believe that being a Battlestar Galactica fan means always having to say “I’m sorry.” That was how it once seemed.”
- Suvudu on Harry Houdini and His Ghost-Busting War Against the Occult.
- Viral Batman v. Superman “Article” Reveals Lex Luthor’s Endgame.
- Will The Martian affect public support of a real Mars mission?
- Winning and Losing in Ender’s Game.
- Worlds of Possibility: Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2015–2016. [via Paul Di Filippo]
- I don’t know which is cooler, this Nine Foot-Tall Hulkbuster or this Hell Boy and Darth Maul cosplay mash-up. Both win Halloween.
- Original drawings by the Brazilian artist, Henrique Alvim Corrêa, from the Belgium first edition of H. G. Wells’ classic science-fiction novel, War of the Worlds from 1906.
More Fun Stuff
- Edition 22 of SQMag is now online, including a review of Zer0es by Chuck Wendig and the short story “Eve of the White Moon” by Deborah Walker.
- FilmPolice has compiled a playlist of the music from The Martian.
- The Jihad of Muad’Dib: a non-profit video tribute to Frank Herbert’s Dune.
- The Project Apollo Archive has uploaded to Flickr all photographs taken by the Apollo missions to the moon. Mother Jones has already found some favourite images.
- Questions Your Local Librarian Will Not Be Answering for You.
- Read an excerpt from The Pilots of Borealis by David Nabhan at My Bookish Ways.
- Read an excerpt from A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms by George R. R. Martin.
- Stephen Hawking says that advanced aliens could easily conquer and colonize Earth.
- Watch a trailer for Mockingjay.
- Zurich hotel offers $2,000-a-night space station experience. Or for $300 you could just take a 4 hour taxi ride with a Russian in need of a shower.