Speculative fiction in general:
- K.B. Wagers talks about imagining diverse futures that reflect our reality.
- Rachel Cordasco offers a list of translated speculative fiction by women writers.
- Echo Huang Yinyin points out that Hao Jingfang's Hugo-winning novelette "Folding Beijing" was inspired by real world social problems and class conflicts in Beijing.
- Sarah Gailey shares her thought about the constant threat of sexual violence to female characters in SFF.
- Jeff Somers shares eight SFF novels narrated by dead people (and one dog).
- Emily Asher-Perrin asks which SFF characters we would like to have officiate at our wedding.
- James Nicoll introduces young readers to Judith Merril's 1948 classic "That Only a Mother".
- Bob Pastorella shares his appreciation for Algernon Blackwood.
- Leigh Butler rewatches the 1985 movie Legend.
- Cheryl Eddy shares her appreciation for the 1990 TV-adaptation of Stephen King's It.
- Bryan Bishop offers a definitive history of 1980s Cyberpunk icon Max Headroom.
- Germain Lussier asks what are the best and worst movies of summer 2016?
- Katharine Trendacosta wonders what went wrong with this summer's blockbusters.
- Font Folly shares some theories about why the Constantine TV series failed.
- James Whitbrook reports that Riri Williams who will be taking over the Iron Man mantle from Tony Stark will be known as Iron Heart.
- The winners of the 2016 Hugo Awards have been announced. A full breakdown of the votes and nominees may be found here.
- The winners of the 1941 Retro Hugos have been announced.
- The winner of the 2016 Arthur C. Clarke Award has been announced.
- The winners of the 2016 John W. Campbell Memorial Award and the 2016 Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award have been announced.
- The winners of the 2016 Chesley Awards have been announced.
- George R.R. Martin has handed out the Alfie Awards for 2016.
- Gavia Baker-Whitelaw offers a summary of the 2016 Hugo Awards.
- Beth Elderkin also offers a summary of the 2016 Hugo Awards.
- David Barnett also offers a summary of the 2016 Hugo Awards.
- Matthew Dessem also offers a summary of the 2016 Hugo Awards.
- Amanda Marcotte also offers a summary of the 2016 Hugo Awards.
- John Scalzi weighs in on the 2016 Hugo Awards.
- Stephanie Zvan weighs in on the 2016 Hugo Awards.
- Cora Buhlert offers her own reactions to the 2016 Hugo Awards as well as a round-up of reactions from around the net in two parts.
- Chris Lough has asked the 2016 Hugo winners in the fiction categories about their upcoming books.
- Damien Walter reviews the fiction of several leading Sad and Rabid Puppies and has some not very nice things to say.
- Alexandra Erin ponders about the true meaning of the Hugos and awards in general.
Writing, publishing and promotion:
- Hao Jingfang talks about her reasons for writing and the subjects that matter to her.
- Sarah Hall talks about sex, death and short fiction.
- Julie E. Czerneda talks about moving in the middle of writing.
- David Neth wonders whether you should read your reviews.
- Amanda Marcotte interviews Nnedi Okorafor.
- N.E. White interviews Lindsay Buroker.
- Kyra Halland interviews Joseph J. Bailey.
- Dag Rambraut interviews Paige Orwin.
- Mihir Manchoo interviews Melanie Meadors.
- Paul Weimer reviews Poisoned Blade by Kate Elliott.
- Paul Weimer also reviews Spear of Light by Brenda Cooper.
- Ardi Alspach reviews Everfair by Nisi Shawl.
- Jason Sheehan reviews Ghost Talkers by Mary Robinette Kowal.
- Strange Charm Books reviews An Accident of Stars by Foz Meadows.
- Camestros Felapton reviews The Obelisk Gate by N.K. Jemisin.
- Charles Payseur reviews The Root by Na'amen Gobert Tilahun.
- Michael Patrick Hicks reviews Savages by Greg F. Gifune.
- Abigail Nussbaum offers a review of the nominees for the 2016 Arthur C. Clarke Award in two parts.
- Ana Grilo and Thea James review the play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany.
- Paul Levinson reviews the movie The Fifth Wave.
- Fans of the Hugo winning fanzine File 770 are looking for funding to purchase a better mobile internet device for Hugo winning fanwriter Mike Glyer to help him update the site from the hospital.
- The I, Too, Arts Collective is looking for funding to save the house where Langston Hughes lived and turn it into a cultural centre.
- Rachael Acks offers summaries of the WSFS business meeting at WorldCon for August 19, August 20 and August 21.
- John Scalzi shares his experiences at MidAmeriCon II, the 2016 WorldCon in Kansas City, Missouri.
- Jeb Kinnison shares his experiences as well as some photos of the 2016 WorldCon.
- Jerry Pournelle shares his experiences at the 2016 WorldCon.
- Alec Nevala-Lee shares his experiences at the 2016 WorldCon.
- Greg Hullender shares his experiences at the 2016 WorldCon.
- Jim C. Hines reports about an uproar at WorldCon involving the moderator derailing a panel and being subsequently banned. Jim C. Hines also has a follow-up post.
- Mary Robinette Kowal offers a much classier reaction to a WorldCon Code of Conduct violation.
- Cheryl V. Jackson reports that a gun vendor was removed from Wizard World Comic Con in Chicago, Illinois.
- Beth Elderkin wonders what a gun dealer was doing at a comic con in the first place.
Science and technology:
- Why space exploration is exciting again.
- A planet has been found in the habitable zone of Proxima Centauri.
- A galaxy has been discovered that is almost 99.9 percent dark matter.
- Rocket Lab has completed a private launch platform in New Zealand.
- Boeing has created a new, highly efficient solarcell for spacecraft.
- How the Zika virus attacks the brains of unborn babies.
- Pokemon Go has caused the first fatality.
Free online fiction:
- "Sparks Fly" by Rich Larson in Lightspeed.
- "Ratspeak" by Sarah Porter at Tor.com.
- "The Colonel" by Peter Watts at Tor.com.
- "The Siren Son" by Tristina Wright in Lightspeed.
- "Laika Comes Back Safe" by Maureen F. McHugh in Lightspeed.
- "In the Rustle of Pages" by Cassandra Khaw in Shimmer.
- "Adoption Day" by Robert Dahlen.
- "Roscoe or Buford" by T.S. Paul.
- Chapter 13 of Escape from the Free Republic by Floyd Looney.
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