Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Sci-Fi Round-Up: September 30, 2015

Maintenance by Ben-Andrews


Adventures in Scifi interviews Rod Duncan, author of Unseemly Science.

Elizabeth Bear interviews Fran Wilde, author of Updraft. interviews David Walton, author of Supersymmetry.

Fast Forward interviews Laura Anne Gilman, author of Silver on the Road.

Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy interviews Andy Weir, author of The Martian.

My Bookish Ways interviews Edward Ashton, author of Three Days in April.

Paste interviews C.A. Higgins, author of Lightless.

Paul Holdengraber interviews Neil Gaiman.

Reddit recently held an AMA for Andy Weir, author The Martian.

Suvudu interviews C.A. Higgins, author of Lightless.

Suvudu interviews Margaret Atwood, author of The Heart Goes Last.

Ventures Africa interviews Nnedi Okoroafor, author of Binti.


There’s A Working Hoverboard, just in time for Back to the Future, set in 2015.

USC seminar to explore how sci-fi fandom sparked the gay rights movement.


8 Great Sci-Fi/Fantasy Shows Whose Pilots Were as Bad as Minority Report’s.

11 Sci-Fi Books Every Woman Should Read, as recommended by Bustle.

12 Books To Read If You Love Doctor Who.

Among the 2,600 stories that series editor John Joseph Adams screened for Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2015, he chose 80 as notable — see the list, now posted on the series’ website.

At its best, Star Trek embraced the 60’s social revolution.

Bestselling sci-fi author explains why Mad Max: Fury Road isn’t a business plan.

Charlie Jane Anders on Doctor Who and the Deconstruction of the Daleks.

Dispatches From the Future’s Past: How a collection of sci-fi fanzines helps us understand the prehistory of the Internet.

Does Pacific Rim Deserve to Be a Franchise? Pacific Rim 2 might not happen. We discuss whether that might not be such a bad thing.

Dune at 50: Crossover or Cross-Series Contamination?

Hold on, is that Maggie Smith wielding a lightsaber?

How Minority Report and The Man in the High Castle build sci-fi worlds

How suicide in sci fi helps us deal with change.

io9 has a crazy theory about Darth Vader and The Force Awakens.

Is Doctor Who no longer “event” television?

James Wallace Harris asks Are We Going To Mars Because of Science Fiction?

Listen to Radio Dramatizations of Isaac Asimov’s Foundation Trilogy.

Read the short story “Everywhere Is Now” by Paul Di Filippo from Harsh Oases. The story was first published in 1996, nearly twenty years ago, but its strikingly relevant today.

The Science in The Martian Isn’t Perfect, But That’s OK.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Everything you need to know. wonders What’s Next for the Old Man’s War Universe?

Vivienne Raper asks “Do the Hugo Awards have a short fiction problem?

Why Brave New World is no longer the terrifying dystopia it used to be.

Why You Shouldn’t Bother With Minority Report Or Any Fox Sci-Fi Series: “Fox has an insanely bad history with science fiction series. […] Fox has shown time and time again they can take a perfectly good series and completely flush it with poor management and executive decisions.”

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