Interviews & Profiles
- A.C. Wise interviews A.M. Dellamonica, author of A Daughter of No Nation.
- The LA Times interviews Lawrence Kasdan, screenwriter for The Force Awakens.
- No Wasted Ink interviews Pat Harris.
- Rudy Rucker and Bruce Sterling talk about TRANSREAL CYBERPUNK.
- Sci-fi fantasy Network interviews Ellen Croshain, author of Cruelty.
- Scientific American interviews Physicist Basil Hiley.
- Twin Cities Geek interviews Shale Nelson, contributor to the recently released anthology The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2015.
- Unlikely Story interviews Rose Lemberg of “The Shapes of Us, Translucent to Your Eye.”
- USA Today interviews Ruby Lionsdrake, author of Frost Station Alpha.
- Entries for The Roswell Award, sponsored by Sci-Fest LA, The Los Angeles Science Fiction One-Act Play Festival, are being taken through January 15, 2016.
- Mad Max: Fury Road Is Named Best Film Of The Year By The National Board Of Review.
- StarShipSofa is open to submissions! December 14 to January 14 after reaching their first goal with Patreon!
- Sword & Laser running a “sequel” to first Inkshares publishing contest.
Events & Event News
- 2016 Climate Fiction Short Story Contest.
- Call for Submissions: The 2016 Sunburst Award.
- Ursula K. Le Guin will be reading from Late in the Day: Poems 20-10-2014 in Portland, OR at Another Read Through Books on December 17, Powell’s City of Books on January 13, and Broadway Books on February 24.
- The Fierce Are Fading – A 200+ page science-fiction/thriller graphic novel set in modern day, following the mysterious adventures of FBI Agent Riley Harper.
- Lost Generation – In 2083, a mentally ill man and his long time companion travel across a distressed country, seeking prosperity and a cure.
- NORO / a science fiction drama – directed by Duncan Roe – a short science fiction drama that challenges the moral path of the evolution of A.I.
- Practical Applications For Multiverse Theory – Imagine the hell of a high school group project. Now, complete that project across endless universes.
- SAMSARA: The Graphic Novel – On a quest across the galaxy, an exiled soldier encounters gods, astronomical events, & psychedelic experiences to find his lost love.
- Transreal Cyberpunk – Nine wild, weird and wondrous stories written together by cyberpunk masters Rudy Rucker and Bruce Sterling over thirty years.
- Book Review: Classic Sci-Fi Comic Eternaut Fights The Power.
- Book Review: Me Am Your Smallest Fan, a closer look at Chris Gavaler’s On the Origin of Superheroes. [via Paul Di Filippo]
- 15 best Frankenstein movies, chosen by GamesRadar.
- 7 SF/F Books for a Speculative Holiday Season The year is drawing to a close, which means the holidays are right around the corner. Whatever traditions you celebrate, whether they involve a dead tree…
- How Horror Saved My Life (And Why Writing Horror is Good for the Soul.)
- How Star Wars charmed Britain on its first release.
- How to cope if The Force Awakens really is crap: a five step guide.
- How to Create a Top 100 List for Science Fiction Literature.
- How to Use Lovecraftian Horrors in Your Stories.
- Jeremy Robinson’s Christmas Buying Guide to Jeremy Robinson Novels!
- Kathe Koja and John Clute are this week’s guests on the Virtual Memories podcast.
- Neil Gaiman’s classic Sandman turns 27 this year. It’s time to reflect on just how the book changed the industry.
- Scientists need to reflect on history and culture: We should take a few days a year to reflect on the dark parts of our history.
- Scientific American on The Problem with Female Superheroes: From helpless damsel to powerful heroine, but still hypersexualized.
- Star Wars Nerds Have Made George Lucas and J.J. Abrams’ Lives a Living Hell … but he’s still defending the whole Greedo shot first decision. [via Paul Di Filippo]
- Star Wars Saturday mornings: Droids and Ewoks 30 years later.
- Asni’s Art Blog: Astronaut / Cosmonaut.
- Minimalistic Posters With Stars Wars Characters by Alp.
- Star Wars Landscapes Created by Rich Davies.
More Fun Stuff
- 12 of the weirdest, funniest, and most adorable Star Wars videos on YouTube.
- Drinks On Monday Presents: The NPR Dramatization of Star Wars! 13 chapters, one released each weekday from Tuesday, 12/1 to Thursday, 12/17. Available on iTunes.
- Hachette Book Group launched a quiz last week called “The Call to Adventure” — which will tell you which of seven new* epic fantasy novels is for you! Do you like it bloody? With complex worldbuilding? Magical or magic-less? See where you end up!
- Read All of Michael Swanwick’s Mongolian Wizard Saga at Tor.com.
- Star Wars Lightsabers, Ranked by Vulture.