Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Sci-Fi Round-Up: May 27, 2015

The Old Observatory by Leon Tukker

"The Old Observatory" by Leon Tukker

Interview: Adventures in SciFi Publishing interviews JA Pitts of Forged in Fire.

Interview: AZ Central interviews Ann Leckie, author of Ancillary Justice.

Interview: Between The Covers interviews Neal Stephenson, author of Seveneves.

Interview: David Mitchell interviews Neal Stephenson, author of Seveneves.

Interview: The Qwillery interviews Catherine Chanter, author of The Well.

Interview: Reporter-Telegram interviews Neil Gaiman of Trigger Warning.

Interview: SFF World interviews Greg Keyes, author of Footsteps in the Sky.

Interview: SciFiNow interviews Tony Gonzales, author of Tabit Genesis.

Interview: Vanity Fair interviews Michael Kaplan, the costume designer for The Force Awakens. "With the stormtroopers it was more of a simplification, almost like, ‘What would Apple do?’ […] J.J. wanted them to look like stormtroopers at a glance, but also be different enough to kind of wow people and get them excited about the new design."

Review: A Long View of the Apocalypse in Neal Stephenson’s Seveneves

5 Sci-Fi Books Featuring Homicidal Artificial Minds

30 Years On, Real Genius is the Geek Solidarity Film Nerd Culture Deserves.

100 Rare Color Photos of Behind the Scenes from the Making Film Star Wars.

Ava of Ex Machina Is Just Sci-Fi (for Now)

The Boston Globe on How writers of endangered languages are embracing sci-fi.

Doctor Who series 9: Everything we know so far.

Don’t Like Strong Women in Your Sci-Fi? Steer Clear of These 7 Books.

Here are some Easter Eggs carefully hidden in The Waste of Mad Max!

How Are Sci-fi TV Shows and Their Starships Like Canadian Cities

James Wallace Harris asks on Is Science Fiction Wrong About Space Travel?

Kameron Hurley discusses “the people economy” of Mad Max: Fury Road.

M Night Shyamalan’s venture into the wilderness: A cult novel, a director who went from wunderkind to laughing stock and a timeless leading man.

Mad Max: Fury Road and 8 More Car-Based SF/F Stories.

Mad Max: Fury Roads’ Feminine Mystique: A Dystopian Tale of Reproductive Rights

Nicolette Stewart suggests Ten Post-Apocalyptic Novels Written by Women.

Paul Magrs suggests top 10 sci-fi sagas for teens at The Guardian.

Sci-fi crown Jules Verne had a fantastical vision of the future.

Star Trek, Roswell, and…Lawnmower Man? Why Scotland Yard was afraid of sci-fi.

Superhero TV: is the age of the secret identity over?

There’s more to the science of Discworld than turtle biology.

We All Agree that Mad Max: Fury Road is Great. Here’s Why It’s Also Important.

Will Mad Max: Fury Road’s admirable gender politics shape future action films? Plus a film critic’s septugenarian mother-in-law reviews the film, and is pleased to report that “The band kept things lively.”

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