Speculative fiction in general:
- Ardi Alspach explains why science fiction and fantasy matter.
- S.B. Divya says that speculative fiction is big enough for everybody.
- Sherwood Smith says that science fiction is growing up.
- Foz Meadows shares her thoughts on tragic queerness in speculative fiction.
- Natalie Luhrs takes down those who feel the need to attack the romance genre without actually having read any of it, at least not recently.
- K. Thor Jensen shares the greatest romances in science fiction.
- Linda Serck discusses the rise of robot romance and erotica.
- Ceridwen Christensen shares eleven stories of love between robots and humans.
- James Wallace Harris talks about the cutting edge of science fiction. Unfortunately, he seems to think only white men write it.
- James Wallace Harris also asks if science fiction can save us.
- Rafi Letzter explains how climate change has transformed science fiction.
- Charles Payseur takes a look at Millennial science fiction.
- Dwayne Day explains why we need entertainment set in space.
- The participants of the SF Signal Mind Meld discuss what makes alternate history so compelling.
- Sarina Dorie explains what Steampunk is.
- Alison Flood reports that two previously unknown poems by J.R.R. Tolkien have been found in a school magazine from 1936.
- Rich Horton shares his appreciation for The Ginger Star by Leigh Brackett.
- Jeff Somers shares his appreciation for the Windrose Chronicles by Barbara Hambly.
- Ars technica reports about the quest for a unifying theory of time travel in Star Trek.
- Maisie Williams has some ideas about who should be the next Doctor Who.
- Charlie Jane Anders claims that Agent Carter has become one of the most unique stories in the Marvel Universe.
- Charlie Jane Anders also shares 16 great unsung SFF TV shows of the past few years.
- Foz Meadows talks about the golden age of SFF adaptations.
- Marc N. Kleinherz has some ideas about what comic books can learn from comic book movies.
- Science fiction author and lifelong fan Bud Webster died aged 63.
- John O'Neill remembers Bud Webster.
Comments on Deadpool:
- Derek Austin Johnson and Xander Johnson feel that Deadpool finally gives Ryan Reynolds the superhero movie he deserves.
- Hunter Heilman calls Deadpool a curious twist on the superhero movie formula.
- Rich Juswiak calls Deadpool a superhero movie for people who are sick of superhero movies.
- Rob Hunter thinks Deadpool is the superhero adventure people have been waiting for.
- Lucas Siegel believes that Deadpool is the film fans have been dying for.
- Kyle Pinion believes that Deadpool is a movie only a fan could love.
- Emily Asher-Perrin thinks that Deadpool is both hysterically funny and deeply disappointing.
- Kyle Buchanan discusses Deadpool and the promising rise of heteroflexibility.
- Matthew Monagle talsk about Deadpool and genre indexicality.
- Josh Rottenberg chronicles how Deadpool rose from Hollywood purgatory.
- James Gunn worries that Hollywood will draw the wrong lessons from the success of Deadpool.
- Betty White reveal herself to be a huge Deadpool fan.
- Meanwhile, the comic version of Deadpool has made the Guinness World Record for the largest number of characters ever to appear on a comic book cover. Unfortunately, we still don't know who his bride is.
Comments on 11.22.63:
- Kevin Yeoman calls 11.22.63 a fun and somewhat lopsided trip through time.
- Yvonne Villarreal interviews 11.22.63 showrunner Bridget Carpenter.
- C.J. Cherryh has been SFWA Grandmaster.
- The nominees for the 2016 Rhysling Awards have been announced.
- The finalists for the 2015 Asimov's Readers' Awards have been announced.
- The nominees for the 2016 Aurealis Awards have been announced.
- The preliminary ballot for the 2016 Ditmar Awards has been announced.
- The finalists for the 2016 Compton Crook Awards have been announced.
- Rich Horton talks about Hugo nominations in general and shares some suggestions for the short fiction categories.
- Matthew Surridge looks back on the great Hugo war of 2015.
Writing, publishing and promotion:
- Maria Dahvana Headley talks about her twenty year overnight writing success.
- Joseph Bentz implores writers not to let anybody squash their creativity.
- Marc Turner talks about writing believable character arcs.
- Paul Jessup talks about conflict and mystery in speculative fiction.
- Chuck Wendig talks about simplicity and elegance in storytelling.
- Juliet E. McKenna discusses the importance of thinking about local values when writing.
- Rob J. Hayes discusses real combat versus fantasy combat.
- Sarina Dorie talks about the inspiration for her novel The Memory Thief.
- Sarina Dorie also talks about different kinds of humor and how to use them in your writing and shares some funny videos that can teach you how to employ humor.
- Steve Vernon talks about his Kindle Scout campaign.
- The Qwillery interviews Jennifer Estep.
- The Qwillery also interviews Jordanna Max Brodsky.
- Charles Tan interviews Nalo Hopkinson and Kristine Ong Muslim.
- Amanda McCrina interviews Courtney Schafer.
- Sandra Odell interviews Jeremiah Tolbert.
- Leo Elijah Cristea interviews Evelyn Skye.
- Klemen Breznikar interviews Paul Levinson.
- Kristin Centorcelli interviews Marc Turner.
- Alasdair Stuart interviews Ed Cox.
- Dorothy Thompson interviews Brian Bennudriti.
- Abigail Nussbaum reviews Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho.
- Kelly Anderson reviews A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab.
- Anthony Vicino reviews Ancillary Mercy by Ann Leckie.
- Adam Whitehead reviews Diplomatic Immunity by Lois McMaster Bujold.
- Charles Payseur reviews Shadowshaper by Daniel José Older.
- Ryan Britt reviews The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor LaValle.
- Angela Blackwell also reviews The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor LaValle.
- Ruthanna Emrys also reviews The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor LaValle.
- Paul Weimer reviews Patchwerk by David Tallerman.
- Andrew K. Lawston reviews 13 Minutes by Sarah Pinborough.
- Polenth Blake reviews Sugar Scars by Travis Norwood.
- Carrie Mok reviews Down Station by Simon Morden.
- Michael Patrick Hicks reviews The Fireman by Joe Hill.
- The Behrg reviews Revolver by Michael Patrick Hicks.
- Rob H. Bedford reviews The Pagan Night by Tim Akers.
- The Guardian reviews Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan.
- Bob Pastorella reviews Ecstatic Inferno by Autumn Christian.
- The Year's Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2015, an anthology edited by Russell B. Farr, is looking for funding.
- 1001 Knights, a three volume anthology edited by Kevin Jay Stanton and Annie Stoll, is looking for funding.
- E.X.O., a futuristic African superhero graphic novel by Roye Okupe, is looking for funding.
- Falling Into Place, a short story collection by Scott Young, is looking for funding.
- The League and the Lantern, a middle grade adventure series by Brian Wells, is looking for funding.
- The Alpha SF/F/H Workshop for Young Writers is looking for donations.
Science and technology:
- Why you should care about gravitational waves.
- Why Ghana started a space program.
- The Soviet Union's secret moonbase that never was.
- Astronomers have detected a Super Earth atmosphere for the first time.
- Five-dimensional glass discs can store data for billions of years.
- The most advanced artificial intelligence in the world still cannot pass an 8th grade science test.
Free online fiction:
- "43 Responses to 'In Memory of Dr. Alexandra Nako'" by Barbara A. Barnett in Daily Science Fiction.
- "Musings on Time Travel" by Robert Reed in Nature.
- "Not by Wardrobe, Tornado or Looking Glass" by Jeremiah Tolbert in Lightspeed.
- "Smoke and Mirrors" by Suleikha Snyder.
- "The Great Detective" by Delia Sherman at Tor.com.
- Chapter 4 of "Homage", part 92 of The Descendants by Landon Porter.
Odds and ends:
- Watch a trailer for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny.
- Watch a trailer for Equals.
- Watch a trailer for season 2 of The Expanse.