Speculative fiction in general:
- Carol Pinchefsky shares twelve SFF novels which channel the spirit of hardboiled noir crime fiction.
- K.C. Alexander shares five badass female Cyberpunk characters.
- Mary Corran talks about being a woman writing science fiction amd fantasy.
- Sharman Apt Russell takes a look at environmental science fiction.
- The Economist chronicles the history of time travel in science fiction.
- Jeff Provine talks about alternate history.
- Juliette Wade analyses the worldbuilding in the opening of Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie.
- Manu Saadia theorises that Star Trek was Gene Roddenberry's response to Robert A. Heinlein.
- Emily Asher-Perrin shares her appreciation for the Wachowskis' adaptation of V for Vendetta.
- Nicholas Barber declares that those who criticise the Ghostbusters remake for having an all-female cast fail to understand the point of the original movie.
- Leigh Butler shares her appreciation for the movie Willow.
- Todd Cunningham explains that young women make up a large part of the viewership of horror movies like The Conjuring.
- M.D. Jackson explains why early comic book art was so crude.
- David Brin recommends some speculative webcomics.
- The shortlist for the John W. Campbell Memorial Awards has been announced.
- The winners of the 2016 Kurd Laßwitz Preis have been announced.
- The winners of the 2016 Lambda Literary Awards have been announced.
- The winners of the 2016 Bill Finger Award have been announced.
- The shortlist for the 2016 Russ Manning Award has been announced.
- Nalo Hopkinson announces the Lemonade Award to honour people and groups who have made a positive change in the SFF community.
- Mike Glyer has more information on the proposed Lemonade Award.
The "Fandom is broken" debate:
- Jessica Mason declares that fandom isn't broken.
- Aja Romano declares that we don't need to defend fandom, but that we should be celebrating it instead.
- Bibliodaze discusses the false equivalences of fan culture.
- The Geekiary explains that intense and transformative engagement with media is not the result but the cause for fandom.
- Constance Grady explains that uproars like the "fandom is broken" debate occur in cycles and that a fear of female dominated transformative fandom lies at the heart of it.
Writing, publishing and promotion:
- V.E. Schwab talks about the realities of being an overnight success.
- Kameron Hurley talks about author expectations and entitlement.
- Chuck Wendig shares 25 things you should know about writing horror.
- Yoon Ha Lee explains how gaming helped him write science fiction.
- C.M. Subasic explains what stories are for.
- Abigail Dunard explains why writers need research.
- David Neth talks about the importance of a mailing list.
- J.A. Huss shares seven self-publishing mistakes she made.
- Damien Walter explains why the Kindle store looks so cheap and sleazy and what can be done about it.
- Marion Deeds interviews Caitlin Kittredge.
- Carl Slaughter interviews Liu Cixin.
- Paul Weimer interviews Claudia Christian and Morgan Grant Buchanan.
- Locus interviews Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling.
- Kyra Halland interviews A.J. Northfield.
- Renay Williams reviews Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee.
- Aidan Moher also reviews Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee.
- Tadiana Jones and Kevin Wei review Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen by Lois McMaster Bujold.
- Alex Brown reviews Silence in the Library by Genevieve Cogman.
- Nicole Brinkley reviews Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire.
- Kelly Anderson reviews Spells of Blood and Kin by Claire Humphrey.
- Liz Bourke also reviews Spells of Blood and Kin by Claire Humphrey.
- Jess Haines reviews The Devil's Mouth by Matt Kincade.
- Liz Bourke reviews The Raven and the Reindeer by T. Kingfisher.
- Kate Nepveu reviews League of Dragons by Naomi Novik.
- Bill Capossere reviews In the Labyrinth of Drakes by Marie Brennan.
- Bill Capossere also reviews A Hundred Thousand Worlds by Bob Proehl.
- Faren Miller reviews Emperor of the Eight Islands by Lian Hearn.
- Jesse Hudson reviews Radiance by Catherynne M. Valente.
- Rob Bedford reviews The Enceladus Crisis by Michael J. Martinez.
- Paul di Filippo reviews Joel-Brock and the Valorous Smalls by Michael Bishop.
- Cindy Hannikman reviews Charmed by Jen Calonita.
- Kenneth James is looking for funding to edit and publish Autumnal City, a new volume of the journals of Samuel R. Delany.
- The genre website The Geekiary is looking for funding.
- Greenville High School Library in Greenville, California, is looking for book donations.
- Chris Arrant reports that Wizard World will be scaling back on conventions after experiencing massive losses in 2015.
- Traci Loudin shares her experiences at ConCarolinas in Concord, North Carolina.
- R.A. MacAvoy offers a somewhat belated report about Conspiracy, the 1987 WorldCon in Brighton, UK.
- Leah Schnelbach reports about a reading by Daniel José and Malka Older at the Greenlight Bookstore in Brooklyn, New York.
- Jim C. Hines shares some photos from the 2016 Launch Pad astronomy workshop for writers in Laramie, Wyoming.
- Rob Salkowitz shares three convention trends he could do without.
Science and technology:
- NASA has purposefully ignited a large-scale fire inside a spacecraft.
- Gravitational waves have been detected again.
Free online fiction:
- "A Good Home" by Karin Lowachee in Lightspeed.
- "An Offertory to Our Drowned Gods" by Teresa Naval in Lightspeed.
- "Life in Stone, Glass and Plastic" by José Pablo Iriarte in Strange Horizons.
- "The Battle of Candle Arc" by Yoon Ha Lee in Clarkesworld.
- "Soul's Bargain" by Juliette Wade in Clarkesworld.
- "Things With Beards" by Sam J. Miller in Clarkesworld.
- "Typecasting" by Harry Turtledove at Tor.com.
- "Questions answered. Fun postponed..." by T.S. Paul.
- "Apocalypse Hill: Cat Flap" by Matthew Stott.
- "Chronometer Brotherhood" by Floyd Looney.
- Chapter 7 of Escape from the Free Republic by Floyd Looney.
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