Interviews & Profiles
- The Cut interviews Tatiana Maslany, star of Orphan Black.
- Decider interviews Alan Tudyk, star of the new webseries Con Man.
- Fantasy Faction interviews Zen Cho, author of Sorcerer To The Crown.
- The Hayride interviews Andy Weir, author of The Martian.
- My Bookish Ways interviews Tony Ballantyne, author of Dream Paris.
- Paste interviews Jim Butcher, author of The Aeronaut’s Windlass.
- The Qwillery interviews Minerva Zimmerman, author of Take On Me .
- Reddit recently held an AMA for Mathew Babaoye, author of Übermensch.
- The Writers Life interviews Sarah Remy, author of Across the Long Sea.
- The 2015 Geffen Awards winners have been announced. The awards are presented by the Israeli Society for Science Fiction and Fantasy.
- Alex Salmond barred from BA flight after booking as Star Trek captain.
- The winners of the 2015 Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic have been announced.
Events & Event News
- Lunacon, New York’s longest-running sf&f convention, is making a comeback in 2016 but needs more seed money to make it happen. The committee has started an Indiegogo appeal to raise $8,000.
- Ursula K. Le Guin will appear at UCLA on November 15 at 4 p.m. Tickets $19-$49
- Blood Fuel: Book #1 of the Battle Born Sci Fi Novel Series – a relentless, brutal adrenaline rush of a post-apocalyptic novel.
- SrcCard (Card Game) – Write Code, Defeat the Robots.
- Book Review: Sex Robots and Prison in Margaret Atwood’s The Heart Goes Last.
- 5 awesome The Martian book moments the movie missed (plus one it nailed.)
- The 20 Greatest Martians That Aren’t Matt Damon (Part Two.)
- The 100 Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books You Must Read Before You Die by Amazon. (Via)
- Alien Concept: Cinematic Science Done Right and Why It Matters.
- The Atlantic explains Why the Mars Movie Is the Space-Age Western.
- The Creator’s Project takes us Inside The Martian’s Sci-Fi Future Spaceship.
- Greg Hullender of Rocket Stack Rank offers advice for Getting More From Short-Fiction Reviews in response to Neil Clarke’s editorial “The Sad Truth About Short Fiction Reviews” recently published at Clarkesworld.
- How to Write Sci-Fi for the Stage, in 7 Easy Steps.
- If You Liked The Martian, You’ll Love These 3 Sci-Fi Shorts.
- Loved The Martian? Read and Watch What Inspired One of the Year’s Best Sci-Fi Movies.
- The Martian and Sci-Fi’s Search for Salvation.
- The Martian, NASA and the rise of a science-entertainment complex.
- NASA Wants Astronauts to Use Mars’s Natural Resources to Survive, totally not planning on stranding any astronauts on Mars to see what happens.
- Relax, Whovians! Here’s Why The Doctor Needed To Ditch The Screwdriver.
- Some of the trickiest science in The Martian came from the book’s biggest fans.
- Tor recounts All the Ways SciFi Brings Dinosaurs Back.
- Watchmen: 10 things we’d want in a television adaptation.
- Why Peter Capaldi Said No To Extra Doctor Who.
- With a sci-fi drama as excellent as Humans, who needs high-tech gadgets?
- Beautiful Astronaut Mural by street artist Five8Art. (Also)
- Ridiculously awesome Death Star Trench Chalk Art.
More Fun Stuff
- 10 Awesome Horror Movie Soundtracks as chosen by The Nerdist.
- 10 Obscure Sci-fi Games You Should Play.
- 30 greatest trivia facts about the Alien series.
- Cover Reveal: Andy Remic’s Song for No Man’s Land Trilogy.
- Hotel offers $2,000-a-night “space station” experience.
- Watch Noam Chomsky & Lawrence Krauss Talk About Education, Political Activism, Technology & More Before a Sold-Out Crowd.