Interviews & Profiles
- Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy interviews Nalo Hopkinson, Nisi Shawl, and Sunil Patel of People of Colo(u)r Destroy Science Fiction, a special crowdfunded issue of Lightspeed.
- Lawrence M. Schoen interviews Karina Sumner-Smith, author of Towers Trilogy.
- The Moose Jaw Times Heraldo interviews Robert J. Sawyer, author of Quantum Night.
- MTV interviews Rick Yancey, author of The Last Star.
- SlashFilm interviews Brent Spiner & Vivica A. Fox, stars of Independence Day: Resurgence.
- A&M to give Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin honorary degree.
- The 2016 Audie Awards shortlist has been released. The award recognize distinction in audiobooks and spoken word entertainment.
- The Luxembourg Ministry of the Economy announced the first government initiative in Europe to develop a legal and regulatory framework on the future ownership of minerals extracted from objects in space, such as asteroids BECAUSE WE LIVE IN THE FUTURE.
- Henry S. F. Cooper Jr., Space Reporter, Dies at 82.
- Star Wars Gives Disney Its Best Quarter in Company History.
Events & Event News
- Come hear the concept artists of Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Ryan Church and James Clyne) share stories from behind the scenes and see their development work for the movie at Gallery Nucleus in Alhambra, CA on Saturday February 20, 2016. Bring your questions for the Q&A session and meet the artists one-on-one as they sign copies of the Art of Force Awakens! RSVP on Facebook.
- William Shatner will appear at Barnes & Noble in Union Square on Monday February 15, 2016 at 7:00 PM to sign his new memoir Leonard: My Fifty-Year Friendship With a Remarkable Man.
- Antithesis: A Twilight Zone Inspired Graphic Novel – In a town split by prejudice, two girls uncover a secret that undermines all they believe.
- The Black Mill Comic Book: Issue Zero – For all lovers of the New Weird; for all the fans of Mervyn Peake’s GORMENGHAST books–the foundational story of a great new series.
- Deus Hex Machina – A devout hacker collaborates with a streetwise gang leader to investigate magic in dystopic Orange County.
- Dystopia Racing: – Grav Lev edition – A cutthroat tile-based racing game in which you, the player, must compete against other players for survival on an abandoned freeway.
- Semiautomagic: Horror by Alex de Campi / Jerry Ordway – Modern, techno/Lovecraft horror comic. Box set of Jerry Ordway & Alex de Campi’s SEMIAUTOMAGIC.
- Virtual Reality Sci-Fi Multiplayer Game Pack Occulus Rift – A Collection of Sci-Fi Virtual Reality based “Mini” games to play online with others or offline by yourself with one entry point hub.
- TV Review: The X-Files Goes Home Again, Finds Its Stride.
- The 5 Most Delightful Sci-Fi And Fantasy Authors, Off-Book.
- 8 Feminist Science Fiction Books, Because Yes, They Do Exist.
- 9 Blatant Lies About Pop Culture That Everybody Instantly Saw Straight Through.
- 9 things to know this week’s Philly-set X-Files episode.
- 10 bad reading habits to give up for Lent if you can’t tear yourself away from food.
- All the Characters Agent Dana Scully Has Inspired.
- The Best Scene from this week’s X-Files Contained Neither Mulder Nor Scully
- HuffPo’s Pam Stucky explains Why I Still Love The X-Files.
- Is self-publishing coming of age in the digital world?
- Kazuo Ishiguro Responds to People Who Think Genre Fiction Doesn’t Matter.
- Nick Cole talks about How a Conservative writer got blackballed by Harper Collins.
- The ominous ordinary: horror writers finding scares in the everyday.
- Path to Publication: The Agony and the Ecstasy of the Second Novel.
- Red Star Wars: How China used pirate comic to promote science in 1980s. Read it online at Nick Stember’s website.
- That Time a Fake Science Fiction Author Won a Major Novel-Writing Prize.
- The X-Files Sifts Through the Emotional Debris of Its Characters.
- Your government lies: why the X-Files revival is just right for our climate of scepticism.
- Bill DeNovio Tattoos shared this image of a tattoo honoring Matt the Radar Technician, the greatest hero of the Star Wars universe. By the way, have you guys heard that Kylo Ren is shredded? (Via The MarySue)
- Ben Organa Solo and accompanying head canon.
- WillowRaven Illustration & Design offers publishing packages for authors.
More Fun Stuff
- This Dark Side Leia Cosplay Will Make You Wish Vader Had Won
- Fake Tesla ad nails the promise of Elon Musk’s electric cars
- The First Poster For Netflix’s Voltron Series is Here For You to Aggressively Nitpick
- Not enough graduates know about Freudian subtext in Alien 3, say employers
- R2-D2 Gets the Sarcastic Subtitles He so Richly Deserves.
- Sabacc Headcanons featuring the cast of The Force Awakens.
- Star Wars and Sci-Fi Fans Should Drool Over This Modern Speeder Concept
- Watch a book trailer for HEX by Thomas Olde Heuvelt
- What the Earth will look like in 10,000 years–beside being run by damned dirty apes