Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Sci-Fi Round-Up: February 25, 2015

Interview: Barnes & Noble, and interviews Neil Gaiman, author of Trigger Warning.

Interview: Buzzfeed interviews Laurie Halse Anderson, author of The Impossible Knife of Memory. She says adults should read YA: “It can also give them insight into some of their own stuff, some of their own sadness and sorrows, and shine a light on maybe some work that they need to do emotionally, which is very helpful. And also, the writing’s amazing.”

Interview: Jeff VanderMeer interviews Monica Byrne, author of The Girl in the Road.

Interview: Locus Online interviews Kameron Hurley, author of The Mirror Empire.

Interview: Scott Sigler interviews Pierce Brown, author of Red Rising.

Interview: Straylight Literary Magazine interviews Greg Bear, author of War Dogs.

News: 2014 Nebula Awards Nominees Announced, with Free Fiction links

News: AMC To Bring New Sci-Fi Series Humans To Cable Television in 2015

5 New Books that Show the Future of Military Sci-Fi.

10 More Sci-fi Movies That Would Make Great TV Shows, as chosen by CinemaBlend.

10 sci-fi novel opening lines that’ll take your breath away, according to Ink Tank

The 10 Words H.P. Lovecraft Used Most Often.

11 sci-fi shows from the 1990s that deserve a revival along with The X-Files.

Alien 5: what we know, fear and hope. 1.) Please call Aliens “Bitch” some more.

B&N recommends 5 New Books that Show the Future of Military Sci-Fi

The B&N Sci-Fi and Fantasy Blog on James Morrow’s Strange Fictions.

BBC asks Should we give up on the dream of space elevators?

BoingBoing discusses Johnny Mnemonic and the perfect cyberpunk movie it wasn’t

Charlie Jane Anders on 10 Time Travel Books That Need To Be Movies Right Now.

Chuck Wendig takes aim at the concept of “strong female characters,” and discusses ways that perceptions of “strong” can fail women, too.

Critics React to Neill Blomkamp Directing the New Alien Sequel

Daily Life’s Jane Gilmore names The best ’70s sci-fi books by misandrists.

The dream dozen: 12 works of sci-fi you have no choice but to read this year

Dreams, Fears, Obsessions: 10 Years of Sci-Fi and Fantasy Short Films.

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Interstellar at The Motherboard Podcast

It’s A Woman’s Universe: The Ladies Of Science Fiction

Jeff Somers on Pressing Your Luck in Frederik Pohl’s Gateway.

The Learning Mind suggests 6 Sci-Fi Books That Will Make You Think.

The Malleability of Memory: “While Fringe is shot through with the paranormal, its bread and butter is the leading edge of the very normal science of memory—how do we make it, store it, and retrieve it”

Newsflash: the Firefly guys were villains. Say it ain’t so!

Oh, Slippery Slipstream: Who Is the Weirdest Genre of Them All?

Philip Athans on What We Can Learn From A Random Science Fiction Novel

Publishers Weekly covers An Evening with Neil Gaiman and Daniel Handler.

Richard Davies picks 50 Essential Science Fiction Books.

Scientific American claims a Time Travel Simulation Resolves Paradox

SciFiNow asks Are we seeing a boom in South African sci-fi?

Star Trek: The Next Generation the optimistic sci-fi Future We Deserve.

This 43-Second Short May Be the First Sci-Fi Film. It’s a single-reel film about a box that turns pigs into pork products. Turns out, early sci-fi ever predicted factory farming.

The Top 12 Must See Sci-Fi Movies of 2015

This Twitter Account Is The Ultimate Dystopian Young Adult Novel claims The Mummy was the Indiana Jones Successor that We Deserved.

Universe Today asks How Can Space Travel Faster Than The Speed Of Light?

Watch a trailer for Wayward Pines, the new television series from M. Night Shyamalan. That’s right, the network that couldn’t be convinced to leave Firefly on the air is giving the director of such bombs as Lady in the Water and Signs a whole new medium in which to bore audiences. I’m not sure whether this is poetic justice or cruel irony, but know this – know this! Should Wayward Pines somehow receive a longer run than Firefly, I may yet restrain myself from bloodshed, but my Tweets shall be very sharply-worded indeed.

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