Interviews & Profiles
- Flavorwire interviews Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor, author of Welcome to Night Vale.
- GoodReads users question Alan Moore, author of Crossed +100 Volume 1.
- Slate interviews Nic Kelman, author of How to Pass as Human.
- Sydney Morning Herald interviews Margaret Atwood, author of The Heart Goes Last.
- Tech Times interviews Mark Russell, author of Prez, a speculative, almost-dystopian story set in 2036 about a quick-witted and optimistic 19-year old with a sardonic mouth who becomes the president of the United States by way of Twitter.
- The Telegraph interviews Brian Aldiss, author of .
- Variety interviews Steven Moffat, showrunner of Doctor Who.
- After years of anticipation, Funimation has announced that they are finally releasing the third Evangelion movie, Evangelion 3.33: You Can (Not) Redo., on February 2, 2016.
- Arizona State University’s Imagination and Climate Futures Initiative is hosting its first-ever Climate Fiction Short Story Contest, challenging people to imagine futures for Earth and humanity shaped by climate change and other transformations.
- First Annual Canopus Award Winners Announced.
- If you’re an optimist about there ever being a Pacific Rim 2, you’ll be glad to hear Guillermo del Toro has finished the script. He’s still looking for the greenlight.
- Lucas Museum Approved By Chicago City Council.
- Science fiction becomes reality with tractor beam.
Events & Event News
- Bill Nye will appear at Barnes & Noble in Skokie, IL on Wednesday November 11, 2015 at 1:00 PM. Everybody’s favorite “Science Guy” is coming for a book signing. All are welcome to attend. Books must be purchased at Barnes & Noble Old Orchard to receive a line ticket. Check this page or go to our website for more details.
- StoryBundle’s 2015 NaNoWriMo Writing Tools Bundle includes Book View Café’s own Brewing Fine Fiction anthology, and two additional guides by BVC members: Writing Horses by Judith Tarr and Writing Fight Scenes by Marie Brennan.
- Writer Joshua Williamson (Birthright, Nailbiter) and artist Shawn Crystal (Arkham Manor) will appear at Third Eye Comics on Saturday, November 21, 2015 from 11:00am – 1:00pm to sign the all-new, all-different ILLUMINATI #1! RSVP on Facebook.
- Cancel the Ark! – Spaceships racing an unstoppable virus, AI lovers practicing lies, and warships wanting to blow them out of the stars.
- Drift – Genetic modification is not just advanced science in the city of Freemont; it’s how people live. Zade must navigate her way through a broken and unjust society to search for her missing brother. What else will her search uncover?
- Cthulhu Wars : Onslaught Two – the premiere horror strategy game with high quality miniatures and great competitive gameplay and tactics.
- ZoMbushed! – A Zombie Co-Op Survival Card Game – a solo/co-op action zombie survival card game where players must fight to survive by overcoming obstacles.
- 3 Ways The Martian Transcends A Boring Style.
- 27 things every first time National Novel Writing Month writer will Google.
- Calgary author Aviva Bel’Harold and the fine art of adolescent horror.
- Can We Terraform a Portion of Mars by Enclosing It in a Dome?
- David Brin examines the difference between Science Fiction vs Reality.
- The Ethics of Killing Baby Hitler: A moral dilemma is better understood as history.
- File770 offers this Introduction to National Novel Writing Month.
- Help CNET write a sci-fi novel: November is National Novel Writing month, when aspiring scribes commit to drafting a new novel. CNET’s Eric Mack plans to write his first sci-fi book, and he wants the world to join in the process.
- How Fast Are the TIE Fighters in That Star Wars Teaser?
- National Novel Writing Month Rules 2015: 10 Tips For A Successful NaNoWriMo.
- No (bright) future for me: Solarpunk is not the new Cyberpunk. [via Paul Di Filippo]
- The Octavia E. Butler Papers by Gerry Canavan.
- (Original) Darth Vader actor ‘not interested’ in Star Wars: The Force Awakens
- Patti Williams of the National Air and Space Museum blogs about Archiving the Arthur C. Clarke Collection while Martin Collins offers an overview of what’s in Clarke’s papers.
- Point of Inflexion (The Future of Plenty) is a Galactic Journey article inspired by a Mack Reynolds story in the “current” November 1960 issue of Fantasy & Science Fiction. “Science fiction is not prediction. It is extrapolation. No one can see the future, but a gifted writer can show you, dramatically, what will happen ‘if this goes on.'”
- Ray Bradbury’s The October Country Turns Sixty. [via Paul Di Filippo]
- Sci-Fi’s Hugo Awards and the Battle for Pop Culture’s Soul.
- Theodora Goss weighs in on Writers and Money … or a lack thereof. [via Paul Di Filippo]
- The Theories Awaken: Could Kylo Ren Be A Clone?
- Today, the first volume of THINKING HORROR: A JOURNAL OF HORROR PHILOSOPHY is available. [via Paul Di Filippo]
- What Would an Alien Megastructure Look Like? Sci-Fi Authors Weigh In.
More Fun Stuff
- 15 Facts You Didn’t Know About the Original Ghostbusters.
- Are Movie Theaters About to Disappear? How VR Will Remake Hollywood.
- Courtesy of Buzzfeed, 24 tweets book lovers will appreciate.
- The Joy Of Asking What If: Web cartoonist Randall Munroe on science and math.
- Planet or not, you can’t discount the extraordinary beauty of Pluto.
- Smithsonian Libraries announces Fantastic Worlds: Science and Fiction 1780-1910: Travel back to a time when new frontiers of science were emerging. We took to the air, charted remote corners of the earth, and harnessed the power of steam and electricity. Writers explored the farther reaches of this new scientific landscape to craft novels, hoaxes, and satires that captured the imagination of readers. [via Andrew Porter]
- Star Trek Awakens: Mash up Trailer using the Audio from Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer and Footage from Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness.