Speculative fiction in general:
- Tor.com readers share their favourite SFF books of 2016 so far.
- Bryce Wilson shares fifteen fantasy series to read, while waiting for Game of Thrones to continue.
- Joe Monti shares his favourite works of humorous science fiction and fantasy.
- James Wallace Harris wonders who still reads 1950s science fiction.
- Sylvia Moreno-Garcia and Molly Tanzer discuss Tarnsman of Gor by John Norman and the series it spawned.
- Rachel Cordasco talks about translation in the context of Liu Cixin's novel The Three Body Problem.
- Erik Hanberg reports about his experiences spending a year reading only books by women.
- Violette Malan explains how certain themes and concepts just seem to pop up in the culture at certain points.
- Alison Flood reports that Wonder Woman artist Frank Cho has quit in a row over sexualised cover art.
- Carly Lane shares her thoughts on Star Trek: Beyond.
- Leigh Butler shares her appreciation for the movie Starman.
- Mari Ness shares her appreciation for Walt Disney's Fantasia.
- William Grimes offers an obituary for horror movie director Robin Hardy.
- Director Garry Marshall has died aged 81.
Comments on the new Ghostbusters:
- Emily Asher-Perrin calls the new Ghostbusters a great comedy with a little something extra.
- Rachel Acks shares her thoughts on the new Ghostbusters.
- Jessica Halladay shares her thoughts about the new Ghostbusters.
- Manohla Dargis shares their thoughts about the new Ghostbusters.
- Manohla Dargis, Wesley Morris and A.O. Scott discuss the new Ghostbusters.
- Camestros Felapton and Timothy, the talking cat, discuss the new Ghostbusters.
- Kate Tanski explains why everybody should go and watch Ghostbusters.
- Dave Taylor has mixed feelings about the new Ghostbusters.
- Ben Silverio also has mixed feelings about the new Ghostbusters.
- Tanya DePass points out that the new Ghostbusters is stilled haunted by problematic racial tropes.
- John Scalzi briefly shares his thoughts on the new Ghostbusters and in somewhat greater details shares his thoughts on the men who criticise the all women team.
- Jada Yuan profiles Paul Feig, director of the new Ghostbusters.
- Nicky Woolf reports that actress Leslie Jones, who plays one of the new Ghostbusters, was bombarded with racist and misogynist abuse on Twitter.
- Anna Collinson chronicles some of the abuse Leslie Jones received on Twitter.
- Mary Elizabeth Williams reports that Twitter's insufficient response after Leslie Jones was bombarded with racist tweets was all too predictable.
- Alexandra Erin responds to those who complain about being banned from Twitter after harrassing Leslie Jones.
- John Scalzi also weighs in one the Twitter ban issue.
- Laurie Penny takes a look into the dark world of professional trolls on Twitter and elsewhere.
- Germain Lussier discusses the post-credits sequence of the new Ghostbusters.
- Alexandra Erin pokes fun at all the disgruntled misogynists who claim that the new Ghostbusters has bombed.
- James Whitbrook reports that the new Ghostbusters is probably getting a sequel.
News about Star Wars: Rogue One:
- Watch a behind the scenes video with some new footage of Rogue One.
- Germain Lussier explains how director Gareth Edwards shot Rogue One.
- James Whitbrook shares a look at the new Stormtrooper uniforms of Rogue One.
- The winners of the 2016 Rita and Golden Heart Awards have been announced.
- Voting is open for the 2016 Curt Siodmak Preis.
- Abigail Nussbaum reminds every MidAmeriCon member to vote for the Hugos.
Writing, publishing and promotion:
- Joanna Penn implores writers to think long term and create a body of work.
- Neil Clarke talks about impostor syndrome.
- Alison Floods wonders how many basic plots there are in all stories ever written.
- Joseph Malik talks about showing and telling and paints out that books are not movies.
- Penelope Redmont shares her top five time management tips for authors.
- Penelope Redmont also shares some tips for using Scrivener.
- Gail Carriger shares some tips for travelling authors.
- Amanda Bressler shares some tips for adding humor to horror.
- Mary Rosenblum reports about Amazon falsely suspending an author's KDP account.
- The SFWA will now also admit game writers.
- Cat Rambo answers some questions about the news that SFWA will admit game writers.
- Patt Morrison interviews Ursula K. Le Guin.
- Tim Knox interviews Diana Gabaldon.
- Dag Rambraut interviews Greg Bear.
- Shellie Horst interviews Jessica Rydill and reveals the new cover for Children of the Shaman.
- A.J. Chaudhury interviews Sarah Ash.
- Fran Wilde interviews Joyce Chng.
- The Qwillery interviews Nina Allan.
- Locus interviews Joe Hill.
- Carl Slaughter interviews Rob Dircks.
- Adrienne Martini reviews Beacon 23 by Hugh Howey.
- Heather Rose Jones reviews Uprooted by Naomi Novik.
- Niall Alexander reviews The Race by Nina Allen.
- Jared Shurin reviews The Path of Flames by Phil Tucker.
- John Langan reviews Experimental Film by Gemma Files.
- Jonathan Thornton reviews The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor LaValle.
- David Neth reviews Morning Star by Pierce Brown.
- Publishers Weekly reviews An Accident of Stars by Foz Meadows.
- Gareth D. Jones reviews The End of the World Running Club by Adrian J. Walker.
- Michael Patrick Hicks reviews Wolf Hunt by Jeff Strand.
- Faren Miller reviews Will Do Magic For Small Change by Andrea Hairston.
- Ana Grilo reviews The Geek Feminist Revolution by Kameron Hurley.
- Aaron Pound reviews Letters to Tiptree, edited by Alisa Krasnostein and Alexandra Pierce.
- File 770 collects links to reviews of the 1941 Retro Hugo Awards finalists.
- Stephen Holden reviews the movie Equals.
- Hugo nominated semi-prozine Uncanny Magazine is looking for funding for its third year.
- Filmmaker Gary Hustwit is looking for funding for his documentary about legendary designer Dieter Rams.
- SFF small press Grimbold Books is looking for patrons.
- Jameson Quinn, who developed an attempt to improve the Hugo nomination system, needs some help to attend Worldcon.
- Mikki Kendall shares some problematic experiences at Readercon in Boston, Massachusetts.
- Jarrah Hodge reports about the Star Trek parts, including some problematic sexist remarks, at Montreal Comic Con in Montreal, Canada.
- Einstein's clock: A distant supermassive black hole which erupts every twelve years.
- The new propulsion system that will make space probes much faster.
- Remembering the Mercury 13, NASA's women astronaut candidates of the 1960s.
Free online fiction:
- "Something Happened Here, But We're Not Quite Sure What It Was" by Paul McAuley at Tor.com.
- "Water, Birch and Blood" by Sara Norja in Strange Horizons.
- "Sweet Marrow" by Vajra Chandrasekera in Strange Horizons.
- "Her Sacred Spirit Soars" by S. Qiouyi Lu in Strange Horizons.
- "On the Nature of Gods and Magicians" by Cat Rambo
- "Downfallen" by Victoria DeLouis.
- "Kidnapped!" by T.S. Paul.
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