Interviews & Profiles
- Blastr interviews Alan Dean Foster, author of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
- Inverse interviews Tony Bertauski, author of Annihilation of Foreverland.
- Flurries of Words interviews David Guenther, author of Gray Panthers: Dixie.
- Lawrence Schoen interviews Maria V. Snyder, author of Night Study.
- OpenSource talks to Cory Doctorow about influencing the future instead of predicting it.
- Poseidon’s Scribe interviews Andrew Gudgel, contributor to Hides the Dark Tower.
- My Bookish Ways interviews Patricia Ward, author of Skinner Luce.
- Finnish Authors Heat Up The Speculative Fiction World.
- Harvard is trying to build an AI as fast as the human brain.
- Loot Crate is doing a Firefly Cargo Crate subscription box.
- MLA 2017’s “Dangerous Visions: Science Fiction’s Countercultures” is seeking papers.
- Scientists in Spain create first ever “magnetic wormhole” in lab.
Events & Event News
- Darrell Buxton reviews the The 26th Festival of Fantastic Films in Manchester.
- Karl-Johan Norén recounts his personal experience at ConFuse at Frimurarhotellet.
- Science Fiction Convention Listing & Film Diary.
- In the Stars I’ll Find You – A new short story collection from Bradley P. Beaulieu, the critically acclaimed author of Twelve Kings in Sharakhai.
- XenoShyft: Dreadmire – Partner up with your friends to survive wave after wave of horrific aliens in this cooperative deck-building base-defense game!
- Book Review: The Independent All the Birds by Charlie Jane Anders: “Imagine that Diana Wynne Jones, Douglas Coupland and Neil Gaiman walk into a bar and through some weird fusion of magic and science have a baby. That offspring is Charlie Jane Anders’ lyrical debut novel All The Birds In The Sky.”
- TV Review: The X-Files Premiere Was Terrible And I Still Loved It.
- 10 Movie Theories That Completely Change Star Wars.
- 2016 Hugo Award Longlist, Part 1: Fiction Categories.
- All the Sci-Fi Movies Coming to Theaters in 2016.
- The BBC asks Are paper books really disappearing?
- Censors Killed The Weird, Experimental, Progressive Golden Age Of Comics.
- The Deep Space of Digital Reading: Why we shouldn’t worry about leaving print behind.
- Don’t Worry, X-Files Fans, the Reboot Gets Much, Much Better.
- How a City in France Got the World’s First Short-Story Vending Machines.
- Nautilus on How the Cold War Created Astrobiology.
- The Nerdist revisits the classic film Planet of the Apes.
- The original X-Files pilot Perfectly Explains Why the Reboot Fails.
- Print from e-books: a plea to Amazon and others to print-enable DRMed titles.
- Sleep Tech Will Widen the Gap Between the Rich and the Poor: “It’s easy to blame politicians and greedy corporations for the growing gap between the rich and poor, but some say it’s actually sleep technology that will spark the class war of the future.”
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens Costume Designer Discusses Rey’s Look.
- Tor.com picks Female Heroes of Color Who Should Get Their Own TV Show.
- Writing Advice Clearly Followed by the premiere episode of The X-Files.
- The X-Files’ New Season Will Draw on Creepy Real-World Genetic Engineering.
- The X-Files Premiere Recap: Fiction Masquerading As Fact.
- “Ben Organa Solo” by TheRealMcgee.
- The Digital Art of Colin Foran.
- This LEGO Imperial Base is Ready to Rule all of Tatooine.
- Wahyu Ichwandari breaths life into Star Wars Doodles in this series of Vines.
More Fun Stuff
- Barnes & Nobles sorts the Cast of The Force Awakens into Their Hogwarts Houses.
- British Astronaut Tim Peak Explains How Astronauts Pee and Poop on the ISS.
- How Astronauts Keep the ISS from Becoming a Revolting Orbital Stink Bomb.
- NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly Plays Ping Pong With a Floating Ball of Water on the ISS.
- Read an excerpt from The Alchemy of Chaos by Marshall Ryan Maresca.
- Stunning Star Wars visual effects breakdown shows how Maz Kanata was created.
- Using a Millennium Falcon Drone To Clear the Snow Off of a Walkway.
- Watch Adam Savage Ecstatically Unbox A Martian Space Suit.