Interviews & Profiles
- Codex Prime interviews Paul Di Filippo, author of Kickstarter webcomic “The Black Mill.”
- Comic Book Resources talks with The Flash’s Robbie Amell about the new sci-fi “Code 8”
- Lisa Haselton interviews David N. Alderman, author of Black Earth: The Broken Daisy
- Midnight in Karachi interviews Tim Lebbon, author of Pieces of Hate
- My Bookish Ways interviews S.G. Redling, author of Baggage.
- The Qwillery interviews Joe Hart, author of The Last Girl.
- Reddit recently held an AMA for Glen Weldon, author of The Caped Crusade: Batman and the Rise of Nerd Culture
- SFFWorld interviews Lou Antonelli, author of Another Girl, Another Planet.
- Alan Moore’s Jerusalem builds to spring 2016 publication [via Paul Di Filippo]
- Microsoft have created a ‘teenspeak’ AI – with hilarious results. After decades of fiction about AI run amok, congratulation, we’ve finally arrived at the future. Elsewhere: Microsoft deletes teen girl AI after it became a Hitler-loving sex robot within 24 hours.
- xkcd to Help Educate America’s Youth!
Events & Event News
- Bradbury is the centerpiece of another Big Read in Kansas City. Biographer Sam Weller helps launch the event in Fahrenheit 451 forever: a literary classic’s uncanny longevity.
- Keenan Marshall Keller and Tom Neely appear to sign THE HUMANS at Dr. Comics & Mr. Games in Oakland, CA on Friday, April 1, 2016 from 3:00 – 7:00 PM!
- Baen Author event calendar.
- Hull Breach!: In Defiance of Dictators Card Game – A new expansion for the space combat game called Hull Breach. Exploit your enemies, control the galaxy.
- Inglorious Space – a 1-4 player, semi-cooperative tabletop game inspired by arcade shooters of the 80’s and 90’s.
- Shadows at the Door – An Anthology – A collection of illustrated, locally-inspired ghostly stories by top horror writers from around the world. Cold blood guaranteed.
- Book Review: The Expendable Mudge reviews The Burning Dark by Adam Christopher, “scary space opera with Spiders!”
- Book Review: Paul Di Filippo reviews Transgalactic by James Gunn for Locus
- The 10 Most Disappointing Young Adult Adaptations of the Last Decade
- 16 Best Animated Science Fiction TV Series Of All Time
- Current partakers in bad horror misunderstand what makes the subcategory
- The Cybernetic Regulation Act In Cyborg Is A Strong Parallel To The FBI And Apple
- Embrace CGI Because It Will Never Die: The irony is genre and genre fans – especially in science fiction – are the ones which have pushed the transformation in filmmaking.
- Fantastic Beasts: From Book to Film and Back Again [via Paul Di Filippo]
- Flogging Babel on Four Days in Russia
- Forgotten Book: The Drawing of the Dark by Tim Powers
- George R.R. Martin is working to drum up voters in Countdown to Liftoff
- Innumerable Voices: The Short Fiction of Shveta Thakrar
- The Moral Quagmire Of Indefinite Detention In Superhero Fiction
- New Connie Willis Novel Crosstalk about telepathy and blurring the lines of privacy
- An Open Letter To Supergirl Stars Melissa Benoist and Chyler Leigh, From An Adoptive Mom. “But it’s our oldest daughter that has gained the most from Supergirl. She identifies strongly with Kara Danvers. Like Kara, our girl has long blonde hair; she wears glasses; she was adopted. And just as Kara does, our girl misses her first family, and she struggles with feeling alien at times.”
- Paul Cornell on My Hammer Journey #1
- Rare SF on the Block at Heritage Auction 4/6
- What Daredevil’s Punisher Gets Right About Vets
- What If You Accidentally Started the Robot Uprising?
- What We Talk About When We Talk About Batman and Superman
- Why Harrison Ford Always Wanted Han Solo to Die
- Why Reading Science Fiction is Good For Military Officers
- Finally, Max Florschutz questions the value of ebooks: “You don’t see articles from music sites talking about how MP3 downloads are worthless and shouldn’t cost more than ten cents. You don’t see game review sites asking how dare Steam or Origin have a digital game on launch day cost the same as its physical compatriots. So why in the book industry is this such a problem? Why is it that a person will look at a digital MP3 download from their favorite artist and buy it without a second of remorse, but then look at a digital book from their favorite author and send them an angry message about how that ebook shouldn’t be more than a dollar?”
- Inspired by the novel, The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin.
- Kamen Rider Black brings back 80’s Japanese nostalgia
- Terran Dominion & Zerg bases from StarCraft II in microscale LEGO
More Fun Stuff
- Ellen Datlow shares photos from Boynton Beach & ICFA March 9-20, 2016!
- First Look at Netflix’s “Voltron” Reboot, because Power Rangers are for loosers!
- The Grump Troll is hosting a flash fiction writing contest to benefit the SFWA EMF. Last week’s winners have advanced to the second round. Libby Cudmore and Eric Bosarge go head to head in battle shot versus stabbed. Meanwhile, Alex Livingston and Nicole Platania compete in battle truck versus car.
- How The Force Awakens Should Have Ended! Regular and Lego edition. Because seriously, why is the Resistance protecting Luke?
- Linda Mooney shares a Star Trek: The Next Generation toy for even the tiniest fans!
- The Poetry of Science: One in an occasional series of poems inspired by science
- Universally beloved character Jar Jar Binks makes surprise appearance in new game
- Watch a Improv Everywhere’s Terrific Time Traveling Twins Prank
- Watch a Captain America: Civil War Trailer Featuring Hawkeye vs. Black Widow
- Watch Stephen And Robbie Amell’s New Short Film Code 8
- We Finally Have Footage of The Force Awakens Deleted Scenes