Interviews & Profiles
- A Fantastical Librarian interviews Michelle Hauck, author of Grudging.
- Lawrence M. Schoen interviews Sara Stamey, author of The Ariadne Connection.
- My Bookish Ways interviews J.S. Law, author of Tenacity.
- Reddit recently held an AMA for Erin Bow, author of The Scorpion Rules.
- Reddit recently held an AMA for G.K. Lamb, author of Filtered.
- SFFWorld interviews Michelle Hauck, author of Grudging.
- “Catamount” by M. Aruguete won the 2015 Illinois Science Fiction in Chicago (ISFiC) Writers Contest for previously unpublished works of SF/F.
- Universal’s Monster Plan: The Mummy, Dracula, Frankenstein and More
- In case anybody is really going to Mars, NASA wants to have spacesuits ready.
- Inkshares is launching a holiday promotion to celebrate the one-year anniversary of their first published book, The Cat’s Pajamas, by Big Fish author Daniel Wallace.
Events & Event News
- Artist John Cassaday will appear at the 37th Street Metropolis Gallery in NYC on Friday, November 13th from 6:00 to 10:00 PM to open an exhibition of his original art from Marvel’s Star Wars series. RSVP on Facebook
- Bill Nye the Science Guy will appear at Brookline Booksmith in Brookline, MA on Monday, November 16, 2015 at 6:00 PM!
- MidAmericon II, the 74th Worldcon, held August 17-21, 2016 in Kansas City MO, has opened the competition to design the base for the 2016 Hugo Award.
- Agent of the Imperium: Marc Miller’s Traveller Novel – Miller’s vision of the Traveller universe: a novel showing the grand sweep of the vast empire of the far future.
- Ecotones – an Anthology of Fantasy and Science Fiction – The fourth annual SFFWorld.com anthology features 14 stories of environmental conflict by established and upcoming spec-fic authors!
- Epic Space Adventure (Science Book for Kids) – Join Giraffestronaut MC Longneck and Sputnik on a journey through the solar system in this educational and exciting book.
- Single Version – A massive paramilitary group. A fully armed society. An exploding population of cockroaches. Amidst it all, an entomophobic pacifist who has yet to need a cybernetic limb.
- TV Review: Into the Badlands Is a Simpler Game of Thrones.
- TV Review: Keeping it Uninteresting with The Man in the High Castle.
- 8 Bizarre Alien Foods From Sci-Fi Movies.
- The 10 Best Fictional Heroes and Villains With Prosthetic Limbs.
- Amazon’s Best books of 2015 includes SF/F titles by Martin, Bardugo, Butcher, Pratchett, Stephenson, Leckie, Novik, Wong, Wallace, Bacigalupi, Gaiman, Henry, and others. Meanwhile, Barnes & Nobles’ The Best Science-Fiction & Fantasy of 2015 are titles by Valente, Dickinson, Leckie, Robinson, Schwab, Cho, Liu, Caine, Jemisin, and others.
- How Disney Is Making Sure You Can Never Escape Star Wars.
- Inner Demons, Outer Heroes, Outer Villains: An essay from Smart Pop’s Webslinger.
- Know What Kind of Story You’re In, exhorts Mike Underwood.
- LA Review of Book on Tolkien Criticism Today by Norbert Schürer.
- More new Star Wars scenes: How much is too much?
- My Publishing Journey with Advice for Aspiring Authors from Dr. John Benedict, the author of ADRENALINE in a Writer’s Life guest blog.
- The New Utopians: Kim Stanley Robinson and the novelists who want to build a better future through science fiction.
- Our Generation Ships Will Sink writes Kim Stanley Robinson.
- The Secret to Star Wars: Battlefront’s Art? Real Props 3 hours.
- The SFWA Releases Nebula Suggested Reading List.
- Star Trek The Next Generation: An Episode Roadmap for Beginners.
- Technology Is the Great Amplifier of Our Humanity.
- Toward a Better Vision of the Present & the Future: Are We Alone & the Slow Apocalypse. [via Paul Di Filippo]
- Uncanny valley: why we find human-like robots and dolls so creepy.
- Why Don’t More Soundtracks Look to the Future?
- You Won’t Live to See the Final Star Wars Movie: Disney And Lucasfilm Consider Star Wars To Be The “Forever Franchise”
- 13 Business Cards for Fictional Characters.
- The Baltimore Science Fiction Society is selling an Al Hirschfeld signed lithograph of the Star Trek: The Next Generation crew.
- “To illustrate Stephen Hawking’s research about black holes, Miguel Chevalier imagines an immersive environment made up of thousands of constellations that plunge the guests into the mystery of the universe. in the same spirit, each of the projections entices the audience into a remarkable and imaginative atmosphere where science meets spirituality.”
More Fun Stuff
- Behold The Cthurkey, An Octopus-Stuffed Turkey With Crab Legs.
- Christmas TIE Fighter for your front yard.
- Free Collection of Stories Eligible for 1941 Retro Hugos.
- This Gorgeous Starburst Nebula Will Make You Wish You Had a Spaceship.
- Interfacing with Mars: Territory Studio and The Martian.
- Joseph C. Krause has produced an original scifi radio comedy/drama called “Switchboard Infinity”, airing weekly extremely-late-night on WFMU in New Jersey, which is then self-published as a podcast. You can now download it from iTunes.
- Predator Berserker Motorcycle Helmet.
- Ridley Scott Reveals the Opening of Blade Runner 2.
- Star Wars 7: get your first look at Constable Zuvio.