Speculative fiction in general:
- John Joseph Adams explains why he loves space opera and announces a new anthology.
- Ardi Alspach shares his appreciation for the Split Worlds series by Emma Newman.
- Nicola Alter wonders why fantasy romances are often so grim.
- Derek Künsken is horrified by the blatant misogyny of Piers Anthony's Xanth series.
- Ilya Somin shares seven works of political science fiction and fantasy.
- Helen Lowe talks about her favourite trees in fantasy fiction.
- Andrew Peterson shares his appreciation for the Inkling scholarship of Diana Pavlac-Glyer.
- Linda Gould takes a look at how The Martian and Interstellar work as science fiction.
- Germain Lussier looks back on the first season of Preacher.
- Germain Lussier reports that Australia is experiencing a boom of people self-defining as Jedi.
- Laura Bradley reports that Sesame Street has fired long time cast members Bob, Gordon and Luis after moving to HBO.
- Babylon 5 creator J. Michael Straczynski remember the late castmember Jerry Doyle.
- Alasdair Stuart also shares a tribute to the late Jerry Doyle.
- Cher Martinetti shares six reasons why arguments against Riri Williams taking over the mantle of Iron Man are invalid.
Comments on Suicide Squad:
- Germain Lussier calls Suicide Squad "chaotic, manic and a total mess".
- Jen Yamato calls Suicide Squad "a dizzying, deranged mess".
- Peter Debruge calls Suicide Squad "entertaining, but nonsensical".
- Joshua Yehl calls Suicide Squad "predictable and uninspired".
- Robbie Collin calls Suicide Squad "crushingly purile comic book pornography".
- Matt Singer calls Suicide Squad a "disappointing disaster".
- David Ehrlich declares that the members of Suicide Squad may be the bad guys, but their movie is even worse.
- Richard Lawson declares that Suicide Squad isn't even the good kind of bad.
- Fiona Williams claims that "at least the trailer for Suicide Squad was good, but the film itself isn't."
- Kristy Puchko actually enjoyed Suicide Squad, even though she dreaded it.
- Kim Masters reports that worries about the negative reactions to Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice were the reason for the Suicide Squad reshoots and re-edits, which caused the movie to turn into such a mess.
- Director David Ayer responds to the negative reviews of Suicide Squad.
- Robert Ito takes a look at the psychology of Harley Quinn.
Comments on Star Trek: Beyond:
- Lela E. Buis shares her thoughts on Star Trek: Beyond.
- Stephen Murphy has some idea how Star Trek's Federation could exploit transporter technology better.
- Jacob Clifton draws some parallels between the original Utopian Star Trek of the 1960s and William Gibson's classic story "The Gernsback Continuum".
Comments on Stranger Things:
- The Geekiary share their thoughts on Stranger Things.
- Des Richard talks about nostalgia in the context of the streaming video show Stranger Things.
Comments on the World Fantasy Con controversy:
- Mike Glyer reports about an uproar involving the programming of the 2016 World Fantasy Con in Columbus, Ohio.
- Foz Meadows weighs in about the World Fantasy Con controversy.
- Cheryl Morgan points out that World Fantasy Con has a history of problematic events.
- Jenny Wurts weighs in on the history behind the conflicts about World Fantasy Con.
- Jim C. Hines also weighs in on the World Fantasy Con controversy.
Writing, pulishing and promotion:
- Michi Trota talks about building an inclusive community of readers, writers and fans.
- Kameron Hurley talks about how to keep going in the face of things you have no control over.
- Kameron Hurley also points out that you don't owe anybody your time.
- Cora Buhlert talks about writing a short story per day in July 2016.
- Stephen S. Power explains how researching his novel saved him from drowning.
- Max Zsol shares the none most inspiring TED talks for writers.
- Matthew Kirschenbaum tracks the impact of technology on the writing process.
- Debra Purdy-Kong talks about purpose versus point in fiction.
- Elizabeth Barone talks about unlikable characters.
- Mahvesh Murad interviews Margaret Atwood.
- Chris Urie interviews N.K. Jemisin.
- Andrea Johnson interviews Danica Davidson.
- Daniel Abbot interviews Josh Vogt.
- Dag Rambraut interviews K. Eason.
- Liz Bourke reviews An Accident of Stars by Foz Meadows.
- Cheryl Morgan reviews Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire.
- Cheryl Morgan also reviews Lizard Radio by Pat Schmatz.
- Fantasy Book Café reviews The Empress Game by Rhonda Mason.
- Ceridwen Christensen reviews Kojiki by Keith Yatsuhashi.
- Nicole Hill reviews The Last Days of New Paris by China Mieville.
- Michael Patrick Hicks reviews Invasive by Chuck Wendig.
- Emily Asher-Perrin offers a spoilerish review of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling.
- The Geekiary also reviews Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling.
- Jordan DesJardins reviews Sharknado 4: The 4th Awakens.
- Renegades, a science fiction web series staring various former Star Trek actors, is looking for funding.
- Greg van Eekhout reports about an accident he had at San Diego Comic-Con.
- Jason P. Hunt sums up all the horror related news from San Diego Comic-Con.
- The Geekiary shares some highlights from Star Wars Celebration Europe in London.
- Marko Kloos reports about doing some events for George R.R. Martin's Wild Cards anthology series in New Mexico.
Science and technology:
- The atmosphere of Jupiter moon Io keeps collapsing.
- The private company Moon Express has received permission to send a probe to the moon.
- Two newly discovered species of ants have been named for the dragons of Daenerys Targaryen of Game of Thrones fame. George R.R. Martin thinks that's pretty cool, even if the ants don't breathe fire.
Free online fiction:
- "Her Scales Shine Like Music" by Rajnar Vajra at Tor.com.
- "Alone, on the Wind" by Karla Schmidt, translated by Lara Harmon in Clarkesworld.
- "The Engines Imperial" by Sean Bensinger in Clarkesworld.
- "Robot Lives Matter Too" by T.S. Paul.
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