Speculative fiction in general:
- Jo Walton takes a look at the future of science fiction and how it relates to the past of the genre.
- Joe Sherry shares 24 essential but overlooked science fiction and fantasy novels.
- Tonya Pennington shares ten black speculative fiction anthologies you should read.
- Cerece Rennie Murphy shares a lost of speculative fiction authors of colour.
- David Barnett profiles N.K. Jemisin.
- T. Frohock talks about ageism in SFF.
- David Streitfeld profiles Ursula K. Le Guin.
- Paul Weimer shares his appreciation for The Demolished Man by Alfred Bester.
- Vance Kortla shares his appreciation for The Sundial by Shirley Jackson.
- Ian Sales shares his appreciation for The Price of the Stars by Debra Doyle and James D. MacDonald.
- Terrence Rafferty explains why today's best crime writers are women.
- Leanna Renee Hieber talks about feminism in the gothic tradition.
- K.M. Carroll talks about the differences between urban fantasy and paranormal romance.
- Nisi Shawl shares five speculative fiction novels featuring polyamory relationships.
- Josefine Wälivaara offers her thesis sexuality, heteronormativity and queer potential in science fiction film and television.
- Elif Batumen shares her thoughts on the new Ghostbusters.
- Wil Wheaton shares some thoughts on Star Trek: Beyond.
- Stephen Rhodes also shares his thoughts on Star Trek: Beyond.
- Alexa Graves shares her thoughts on the movie Suicide Squad.
- Michael Livingston shares his appreciation for the movie Trollhunter.
- Leigh Butler shares her appreciation for the 1986 movie Flight of the Navigator.
- Emily Asher-Perrin shares the fictional SFF deaths that affected her most.
- Actor Gene Wilder died aged 82.
- The African Speculative Fiction Society has announced the creation of the Nommo Awards.
- Joe Sherry discusses the 2016 Hugo Awards.
- Lyda Morehouse discusses the 2016 Hugo Awards.
- Aaron Pound takes a look at the nominees that just missed the 2016 Hugo Award shortlist.
- Laurel Sutton wonders whether the uproar of the past three years has tarnished the Hugo brand.
Writing, publishing and promotion:
- Nova Ren Suma talks about writing a novel.
- M. Sophia Newman explains how Chuck Tingle helped her beat writer's block.
- V.E. Schwab talks about author responsibility and diversity.
- N.K. Jemisin explains how to trick readers into accepting an "unlikeable" protagonist.
- Leah Schnelbach explains how to learn writing with Jeff VanderMeer.
- J.C. Kang shares his favourite plot twists.
- Jeffrey Aaron Miller talks about the meaning of monologues.
- Ian Sales talks about SFF awards and self-publishing.
- Alexandra Alter interviews N.K. Jemisin.
- Kyra Halland interviews Judith Tarr.
- Kyra Halland also interviews Gemma Files.
- Locus interviews Nancy Kress.
- Locus interviews Kelly Robson.
- Dag Rambraut interviews Gaie Sebold.
- Brigid Alverson interviews Tsutomu Nihei.
- Ceridwen Christensen reviews Made for Sin by Stacia Kane.
- Ceridwen Christensen also reviews Breath of Earth by Beth Cato.
- Andrea Johnson reviews The Obelisk Gate by N.K. Jemisin.
- nerds of a feather review The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead.
- Jeff Somers reviews The Forgetting Moon by Brian Lee Durfee.
- Paul di Filippo reviews No So Much, Said the Cat by Michael Swanwick.
- Russell Letson reviews The Nightmare Stacks by Charles Stross.
- Kelly Anderson reviews Necessity by Jo Walton.
- N.E. White reviews Kip the Quick by Clifton Hill.
- Faren Miller reviews The Big Book of Science Fiction, edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer.
- Volume 2 of Moonshot, a collection of indigenous comics, is looking for funding.
- Joshua Palamtier and Patricia Bray are looking for funding for three speculative fiction anthologies they are editing.
- Aaron Pound shares his experiences at MidAmeriCon II, the 2016 WorldCon in Kansas City, Missouri in a two part post.
- David J. Pedersen shares his experiences at MidAmeriCon II, the 2016 WorldCon in Kansas City, Missouri.
- Trimid Dew Lanns shares her experiences at MidAmeriCon II as a first time WorldCon attendant.
- David Steffen shares his experiences at MidAmeriCon II.
- Charon Dunn shares her experiences at MidAmeriCon II and drops some names.
- Be Swift, Be Precise shares his experiences at MidAmeriCon II in multiple posts.
- JJ shares some photos of MidAmeriCon II.
- Lee Billings shares some photos of MidAmeriCon II.
- Teresa Wickersham reports about the masquerade at MidAmeriCon II and shares some photos.
- Gideon Marcus shares his experiences and some photos of Nerd Con in Escondido, California.
- CBC News reports that a cosplayer with a realistic looking weapon caused the police to be called to Fan Expo Canada in Toronto.
- CBC News also has a gallery of the best cosplay photos of Fan Expo Canada in Toronto.
Science and technology:
- A year-long simulation for humans living on Mars comes to an end.
- NASA has flown a spacecraft closer to Jupiter than ever before.
- A Space X Falcon 9 reocket exploded during launch at Cape Canaveral.
- Robot babies used in sex education may actually increase the rate of teen pregnancies rather than reduce it.
Free online fiction:
- "The Key to the Coward's Spell" by Alex Bledsoe at Tor.com.
- "A Heap of Broken Images" by Sunny Moraine in Clarkesworld.
- "We Have a Cultural Difference, Can I Taste You?" by Rebecca Ann Jordan in Strange Horizons.
- "In Our Rags of Light" by Shira Lipkin in Strange Horizons.
- "Coming Home" by Kyra Halland.
- "EMP Code Blue" by S.J. Stroble.
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