Interviews & Profiles
- CUNY Graduate School of Journalism interviews Neil deGrasse Tyson
- The Little Red Reviewer is hosting an AMA for author Julie Czerneda.
- My Bookish Ways interviews Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff, author of Illuminae.
- Reddit recently hosted an AMA for David Jaher, author of The Witch of Lime Street.
- SFFWorld interviews Tony Ballantyne, author of Dream Paris.
- The Writers Life interviews Joiner, author of The Antioch Testament..
- 100 Year Starship announced the winners of the inaugural Canopus Award on October 30. The award recognizes works that contribute to the excitement, knowledge, and understanding of interstellar space exploration and travel.
- Doctor Who boss Steven Moffat says Sonic Screwdriver WILL be back.
- Scientists Connect Brain to a Basic Tablet—Paralyzed Patient Googles With Ease.
Events & Event News
- Actor/author Ethan Hawke will appear at Powell’s City of Books in Beaverton, OR on Monday, November 16, 2015 at 7:00 PM to sign RULES FOR A KNIGHT!
- Christopher Golden and James A. Moore will sign their books atPandemonium Books & Games in Cambridge, MA on Thursday, November 12, 2015 from 7:00 till 10:00 PM!
- Ascent from Akeron – Interactive motion comic of 12 episodes about a group of superhero-inspired youngsters in an enslaved post-apocalyptic society.
- The Cora Chronicles: Genesis – Cora, one of the last Sentinels, remains the last line of defense against an unknown enemy laying siege to her planet. Cora must find a way to protect the one thing this enemy had come to destroy – the humans.
- Practical Applications For Multiverse Theory – Imagine the hell of a high school group project. Now, complete that project across endless universes.
- Spanish Women of Wonder: a SciFi anthology written by women – Women write very good science fiction in Spanish! So good we want to give you a superb translation into English. Will you help us?
- 15 Essential Eighties Sci-Fi Movies You Need to See, chosen by MovieFone.
- China’s Dark Forest is the Answer to the Optimism of Star Wars.
- Dear “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” Please Don’t Ruin Fitz, pleads Opus.fm.
- The Dystopian Future of Food: How Close Will Reality Be to Science Fiction?
- Dystopian stories used to reflect our anxieties. Now they reflect our reality.
- The Five Medical Mistakes in SF that this Doctor Finds Most Annoying by Ken Altabef.
- The Future of Artificial Intelligence – Separating Facts from Fictions.
- H.P. Lovecraft and the Horror of the Posthuman.
- How Charlie Chaplin Influenced the Most Disturbing Episode of The X-Files.
- How custom props changed the way sabers were filmed for The Force Awakens.
- Is Mystery Science Theater 3000 the Best Science Fiction Show of All Time? Yup.
- Margaret Atwood On How Tech Influences Creativity.
- Naomi Alderman argues that video games represent the first great works of digital literature. “When I bring this up with arts and literary types, I often get the sort of ‘oh come, come’ response that can only emerge from someone who has no familiarity whatsoever with what video games are, have been, and can be… [A]re there video games experimenting with more interesting storytelling than any ‘digital literature’ project I’ve seen? Yes, certainly. And if you want to think of yourself as well read, or well cultured, you need to engage with them.”
- Pedal Zombies Is The Feminist Bicycle Science Fiction You Didn’t Know You Needed.
- Space.com on the Math of The Martian: How It Adds Up.
- Two prescient 20th century science fiction novels you should read this election season.
- Two Science Fiction Novels You Must Read to Deal with Election Season.
- Ursula LeGuin’s Anarchist Aesthetics: “President Nixon was the country’s master plotter; Le Guin stood off to one side and instead told its stories. It’s not that we would have been better off with her as president, it’s that her books remind us how little of our world belongs to those who think they rule it. There is no more significant moment in a Le Guin novel than the instant when a character suddenly discovers the larger fabric into which her own thread is woven—that others around her also have names, views, and quests all their own.”
- Ursula K. Le Guin talks about genres, gender, and broadening fiction.
- Why Mr Robot Is the Best Show About the Future This Side of Black Mirror.
- The Digital Art of Fred Augis at SciFi Fantasy Horror.
- This Life-Sized DeLorean Cake was created for Bullhorn Live
- Watch as this “The Last of Us” portrait by Andrew Theo is painted.
More Fun Stuff
- 11 Reasons Terry Pratchett Is A Literary Genius.
- The film Alien Nation was a hit in 1988, so the fledgling Fox Network figured building off its success with a human-alien buddy cop show was a can’t-miss concept… Now you can watch all twenty-two episodes of the series that was the first in a long line of cult sci-fi hits canceled by Fox online at YouTube. Stay tuned for news of the Minority Report cancellation, coming soon.
- It’s funny how science fiction universes so often treat humans as a boring, default everyman species or even the weakest and dumbest. I want to see a sci fi universe where we’re actually considered one of the more hideous and terrifying species.
- The Music Of The Martian, Deconstructed.
- Read the short story “In the House of the Seven Librarians” by Ellen Klages, a multiply-awarded author who has written fantasy, SF, and historical fiction. She’s also very funny! If you’d like more from her you can read about The Scary Ham or the Nebula Award-winning novella Wakulla Springs, which she co-wrote with Andy Duncan. She also discusses her work in Gallimaufry: Short Fiction and My Writing Process.