Interviews & Profiles
- Blogcritics interviews Eben Mishkin, author of The Hidden and the Maiden.
- Gizmodo interviews Allen M. Steele, author of Arkwright.
- CBR interviews William Gibson, author of the “Archangel” limited comic series forthcoming from IDW Publishing.
- Calgary Herald interviews Robert J. Sawyer, author of Quantum Night.
- Cosmoetica interviews Terry Bisson and Steven Silver about alternate history.
- The New Zealand Herald interviews Lois McMaster Bujold, author of the recently released Gentleman Jole And The Red Queen
- PopSugar interviews Cassandra Clare, author of Lady Midnight.
- PS Publishing interviews Tim Powers, author of Medusa’s Web.
- The Underground interviews Eliza Green, author of Becoming Human.
- The complete Arthur C. Clarke Award submissions list for 2016
- Gary Hutzel, Emmy Award Winning VFX artist known for his work on Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, has died at age 60.
- Hubble Telescope Breaks Cosmic Distance Record, Observes Oldest Galaxy Ever. NASA promptly told to get off its lawn.
- Orwell prize longlist for 2016 dominated by books on Middle East
- Peter Capaldi Has Been Asked to Stay With Doctor Who After Moffat Leaves
- We Finally Know Why Mercury Is So Dark. Turns out, it’s just a Goth phase.
Events & Event News
- The 27th Festival of Fantastic Films will now be held over the weekend of 28-30 October at the Pendulum Hotel, Manchester.
- The Horror Writers Association (HWA) is accepting applications for five scholarships offered to those pursuing careers as writers of horror fiction, nonfiction, or poetry.
- Assimilation – Roleplaying Card Game – A card based party/RPG game. Use items and special skills to discover the evil drones in your midst before everyone is assimilated.
- Hyperspace Smuggler: A tabletop space adventure game – Explore the vastness of space, jump to Hyperspace, and do battle with your fellow players in this immersive, tile-laying strategy game.
- 6 Political SF Novels as Bingeable as House of Cards
- 10 Reasons To Get Excited For Independence Day: Resurgence
- 10 Reasons To Be Excited For Star Trek Beyond
- 12 Best Robot Uprising Movies, as chosen by ScreenRant
- 12 Directors Who Should Be Given a Star Wars Standalone Film
- 10 X-Men: Apocalypse Rumors We Want To Be True
- 33 Secrets You Probably Never Knew About the Making of Galaxy Quest
- Analysing the 2016 Arthur C. Clarke Award Submissions List
- Baby lizard spends 99 million years in amber, doesn’t cause Jurassic Park *Sigh*
- The Books of David G. Hartwell: Visions of Wonder and The Science Fiction Century
- Brandon Anthony picks The Best Movie Space Battles starting with Battle of Klendathu.
- Doctor Who: 10 Things You May Not Know About The Long Game
- George R.R. Martin recommends short fiction for Hugo Nominations.
- io9 explains The Problem With Teleportation
- John Scalzi is locked in a culinary battle with Wil Wheaton.
- Mark Lawrence contemplates The cost of promotion! “The bottom line is that it’s very hard to know what to do with the ‘free’ books a publisher sends you. Sending them out into the world is the natural thing to do – but it’s going to cost you 100s of $$$ and may very well not generate anything like enough sales to justify the cost.”
- Retro Review: Not Plan 8 or Plan 10, in which Jay McDowell explains Bad Movies
- ScreenRant picks the 20 Best Star Trek Episodes of All Time
- Star Wars: Episode VIII Will Be a Lot Less Secretive Than The Force Awakens. The hope is that no Bothans will die in the course of this production.
- Art from The Martian by Steve Burg
- Avatar Fan Art 1 Day #267 by AngelGanev
- Origami Darth Vader Is Too Cute to Rule the Galaxy
- Sci-Fi Cityscape from Wojtek Fus
More Fun Stuff
- 10 Awesome Secrets About Popular Films
- Burger Fiction Shows Off (Most) OF The Ways To Curse On Film Without Cursing
- Here’s to you, Ray Bradbury: Remembering the author, who published seven short stories in the pages of Maclean’s over 60 years ago
- NASA Has Designed a Warp Ship Inspired by Star Trek’s Enterprise
- Nerf Herder’s “At the Con” Video is a Smorgasbord of Nerdiness
- A sci-fi film from 1970 predicted the selfie stick, but better
- Serenity gets watched in space: Astronaut Tim Kopra tweeted that he watched the movie abroad the International Space Station.
- To Boldly Go: what Star Trek tells us about the world
- Watch How Real Science Influenced The Tech Of Ghosbusters In This Featurette