Speculative fiction in general:
- Annalee Newitz and Josha Glenn discuss the radium age of science fiction.
- Michael Livingston argues that Robert Jordan is the American Tolkien.
- Paul Weimer shares his appreciation for The Demolished Man by Alfred Bester.
- Carlie St. George complains how often fiction waves away disabilities and chronic illness.
- Sharang Biswas attempts to explain why so many adults are drawn to YA.
- Samira Ahmed discusses what Muslim YA needs.
- Brit Mandelo shares his appreciation for Maggie Stiefvater's Raven Cycle.
- Martin Schneider shares his appreciation for The Armageddon Rag by George R.R. Martin.
- Kate Elliott explains that creators need to earn the trust of readers/viewers and that "Be patient. It will all make sense" doesn't necessarily cut it.
- Cheryl Eddy shares her appreciation for the Italian giallo horror movies of the 1960s and 1970s.
- Gary Westfal shares his thoughts on Alice Through the Looking Glass.
- Mari Ness revisits the Disney movie The Princess and the Frog.
- Gordon Jackson ranks every single one of Pinky and the Brain's plans to take over the world.
Comments on Captain America:
- Teresa Jucino collects some fan reactions to the shocking Captain America revelation.
- Jessica Plummer is well aware that the shocking Captain America revelation is a publicity stunt, but believes that does not make it acceptable.
- Evan Narcisse offers a possible explanation for the revelations about Captain America.
- Devin Faraci assures everybody that Captain America will be okay.
Comments on X-Men: Apocalypse:
- Lesley Coffin declares that X-Men: Apocalypse is underwhelming.
- Abigail Nussbaum feels ambiguous about X-Men: Apocalypse.
- Emily Asher-Perrin also feels ambiguous about X-Men: Apocalypse.
- Angelica Jade Bastian calls X-Men: Apocalypse emotionally empty and one of the ugliest superhero films in recent memory.
- Tim O'Neil xplains how X-Men: Apocalypse brings the X-Men franchise into the 21st century.
- Germain Lussier explains the end credits teaser of X-Men Apocalypse.
The "Fandom is broken" debate:
- Jesse Hassenger talks about the entitlement of fandom.
- Devin Faraci explains why fandom is broken.
- Gavia Baker-Whitelaw responds to Devin Faraci and points out that geek culture isn't broken, but has a harassment problem.
- Angel at The Geekiary also responds to Devin Faraci and declares that fandom is not perfect, but that it is not broken either.
- Megan Purdy also responds to Devin Faraci.
- The winners of the 2016 Prix Imaginales have been announced.
- Doris V. Sutherland takes a look at the 2016 Hugo nominated comics.
Writing, publishing and promotion:
- Cora Buhlert takes a look at Lester Dent's pulp fiction master plot as applied to current TV shows.
- Lady Business shares a taxonomy of unreliable narrators.
- Lucy Feldman explains why so many recent book covers seem to come in bright yellow hues.
- David Neth talks about steering your writing career where you want it to go.
- Rachel Swirsky interview Cat Rambo.
- Andrew Liptak interviews Mike Brooks.
- Carl Slaughter interviews Jason Sanford.
- Paul Weimer interviews Michael R. Underwood.
- Blanche King interviews C. Gockel.
- A. Lee Ripley interviews Eric Thomson.
- Build Your Author Career interviews Boyd Craven.
- Lorna Suzuki interviews Andrew Warwick.
- Dag Rambraut interviews Todd Lockwood.
- Ashley Bles interviews Rhiannon Rasmussen-Silverstein.
- Spacefaring Happy Extradimensional Kitten interviews Marc Aramini.
- Paul Weimer reviews To Shape the Dark, edited by Athena Andreadis.
- Rob H. Bedford reviews Strike by Delilah S. Dawson.
- Michael Patrick Hicks reviews Company Town by Madeline Ashby.
- The Geekiary also reviews Company Town by Madeline Ashby.
- Russell Letson reviews Titan's Fall by Zachary Brown.
- Kate Coe reviews Traitor Knight by Keith W. Willis.
- Nicole Hill reviews A Blade of Black Steel by Alex Marshall.
- Fantasy Book Café reviews The Fox Woman by Kij Johnson.
- Damien Walter reviews The View from the Cheap Seats by Neil Gaiman and The Geek Feminist Revolution by Kameron Hurley.
- Aidan Moher also reviews The Geek Feminist Revolution by Kameron Hurley.
- Bill Capossere also reviews The Geek Feminist Revolution by Kameron Hurley.
- Sarah Meehan reports about Balticon in Baltimore, Maryland, focussing on GoH George R.R. Martin.
- Mike Glyer shares a photo of the opening ceremony of Balticon 50 in Baltimore, Maryland.
- Aaron Pound shares his experiences at Balticon 50.
- Nancy Jane Moore shares her experiences as well as some photos of WisCon 40 in Madison, Wisconsin.
- Hans Cummings shares his experiences at ConQuesT 47 in Kansas City, Missouri.
- Europa SF reports about the 2016 Imaginales Festival in Épinal, France.
- Shaoyan Hu reports about the 8th Shanghai Science Fiction & Fantasy Festival in Shanghai, China.
- Mike Glyer reports about problems at Space City Comic Con in Houston, Texas.
- Ava Jade also reports about the problems at Space City Comic Con.
Science and technology:
- The ISS crew has finally managed to inflate the BEAM module.
- The rumoured ninth planet is probably a captured exo-planet.
- Tiny robotic spacecraft could reach Alpha Centauri in twenty years.
Free online fiction:
- "The Weight of the Dead" by Brian Hodge at Tor.com.
- "Laws of Night and Silk" by Seth Dickinson in Beneath Ceaseless Skies.
- "Blood Grains Speak Through Memories" by Jason Sanford in Beneath Ceaseless Skies.
- "The Beef" by J.D. Moyer in Strange Horizons.
- "Sisters" by Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam in Grendel Song.
- "Time for Plan B" by T.S. Paul.
- Chapter 5 of Escape from the Free Republic by Floyd Looney.
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