Interviews & Profiles
- The Outer Dark Podcast interviews Henry Lien, author of “Pearl Rehabilitative Colony for Ungrateful Daughters” and other short stories.
- The Europa SF Portal talks with Polish speculative writer Jacek Dukaj about a wide range of issues, centering on Poland itself.
- Bruce Sterling reads his Rudy Rucker’s collaborative story “Loco” on Rudy Rucker’s podcast. [via Paul Di Filippo]
Events & Event News
- These photos from NyCon II in New York City in 1956 were purchased at a thrift store. Can you help identify the attendees? [via Catherine J. Trujillo]
- Apex Publishing has reopened Apex Magazine to short fiction submissions (poetry remains closed). Full guidelines and a submission link can be found on their webiste.
- The Horror 201: The Silver Scream is now available as a 440-page paperback, or as a two volume Kindle set. The Kindle versions are $.99 through Jan. 4th (Vol. 1, Vol. 2). The book is billed as “The definitive guide to filmmaking and filmmakers by the best in the field, delves into the minds of filmmakers to see what it takes to produce great horror films.”
- Space opera The Expanse picked up for second season at Syfy. Hooray!
- After The Fall, a New Science Fiction Anthology from Posthuman Studios contains stories based on the totally cool PnP RPG Eclipse Phase.
- From Barnes and Noble, Our Bloggers’ Favorite Reads of 2015.
- The 50 Best Space Images of The Year.
- 5 Industry Issues for Authors to Watch in 2016.
- 5 of the best Star Wars: The Force Awakens theories on Rey’s identity.
- Sanford Allen » Forgotten Book: Night of the Jabberwock by Fredric Brown (1950).
- Scientists on their favourite science fiction.
- Why The Expanse Will Be Even Better Than Battlestar Galactica.
- Confessions of a Comic Book Guy–What We Can Learn from ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens‘.
- ‘Star Wars‘ Features An Actor With Nigerian Roots — And Nigerian Filmgoers Are Over The Moon.
- “Ex Machina” and the paper clips of doom covers A.I. and how it might affect journalism.
- 10 Potentially Awesome Science Fiction Movies That Never Got Made.
- ‘Time Delays’ and Exploding Stars – using gravitational lensing and time delays to explore the edges of the universe.
- The official Phantom Menace documentary is an hourlong look at creating a trainwreck.
- George R.R. Martin: ‘Distraction’ To Blame For Game of Thrones Book Delay.
- More Action! More Romance! More Complexity! Daredevil Season 2 Ups Its Game.
- Why Mr. Robot Is the Best New Drama of 2015.
- There’s plenty of genre programs in this list of 63 new and returning midseason shows.
- Screen Nerds’ The Must See Films of 2015 is mostly filled with SF/F/H.
- Science Fiction That Came to Life This Year.
- The canonical story behind TR-8R, the internet’s new favorite stormtrooper. If you haven’t read the new YA Star Wars books, you missed a lot of backstory about Finn and possibly TR-8R.
- There’s a few genre related programs New on Amazon Prime Video for January 2016.
- North Front Studio has some fantastic concept art for SyFy’s The Expanse, particularly the MCRN Tachi.
- Futuristic Racing Glider concepts by Vadim Motov on Concept Ships.
- Lara Croft Go Concept Art by Thierry Doizon.
More Fun Stuff
- Free Comic Book Day ’16 Gets Exclusive Captain America: Civil War Dorbz.
- Galactic, Transhuman, Sci-Fi RPG ‘Mindjammer’ Expands with more sourcebooks and supplements for this awesome FATE-based PnP RPG.
- How Players Revived Star Wars Galaxies And EverQuest is a fascinating read on how players won’t let old MMOs die.
- The 35 Best New Board Games of the Year.
- The Inevitable BB-8 Ice Sphere Mold Is Finally Here.
- Funko Brings Out The Rancor!. This is an awesome POP! vinyl set.
- This Greedo Cake Shot First!.
- NECA Aliens Genocide Red Queen Mother Deluxe Figure Video Review & Images.
- A fantastic LEGO Minifig-scale Ewok Village .