Speculative fiction in general:
- Simon John James declares that we should remember H.G. Wells as much for his social as for his scientific predictions.
- Ken Liu attempts to explain the preoccupations of Chinese science fiction.
- Boyd Tonkin profiles Ken Liu and discusses Chinese science fiction in general.
- Geoff Ryman profiles several African SFF writers living in the UK.
- Our Words shares a rant about the problematic and dehumanising portrayal of disability in many works of fiction.
- Stephen Lovely shares his thirty favourite science fiction books in the universe.
- Leah Schnelbach shares nineteen works of SFF which offer a positive view of religion.
- Jeff Somers shares the twenty-five best cats in science fiction and fantasy.
- Tim Major discusses time travel methods.
- John Bardinelli shares ten things people might not know about Frank Herbert's Dune.
- Justin Landon shares his appreciation for Spin by Robert Anton Wilson.
- Richard MacManus wonder whether it isn't time to ditch the term Cyberpunk.
- Jean Lee praises the minimalist worldbuilding of Diana Wynne-Jones.
- Sarah Gailey shares her appreciation for Ginny Weasley of Harry Potter fame.
- Matthew Cheney shares his appreciation for the unsettling stories of Robert Aickman.
- David J. Skal discusses the creation of Dracula.
- Rebecca O'Connell discusses Fantasmagoriana, the classic ghost story anthology that inspired Mary Shelley to write Frankenstein.
- Ed Zitron offers a lengthy analysis of the TV series Person of Interest.
- Amanda Hess explains how female fans made Star Wars their own.
- Lena di Casparis explains the psychology why people like horror movies.
- Dean E.S. Richard offers six great horror movies for those who are squeamish about gore.
- Gabriel Ricard shares five essential Vincent Price films.
- Ars Technica shares forty-two SFF movies everybody should watch.
- Josh Rottenberg wonders whatever happened to the cult movie.
- Meredith Woerner reports that some UN staffers are not happy that Wonder Woman was made an honourary UN ambassador for female empowerment.
- Mike Glyer chronicles the quest to find a location for George Lucas' planned Museum of Narrative Art.
- John Kelly profiles Itsi Atkins, inventor of the live action haunted house attraction.
- Long term SF fan, fanzine editor and convention organiser Norman F. Stanley died aged 100.
Comments on Doctor Strange:
- Alasdair Stuart thinks Doctor Strange is a good, but not an outstanding Marvel movie.
- James Whitbrock calls Doctor Strange visually gorgeous, but the story is overly familiar.
- Alison Willmore finds Doctor Strange full of incredible visuals and really unfortunate Orientalism.
- Damien Walter did like Doctor Strange, but wishes to point out that Buddhism does not actually bestow magical powers on its practitioners.
- Camestros Felapton calls Doctor Strange flawed, but trippy woo-woo fun.
- Charles Moss explains how Doctor Strange helped to create hippies.
- Keisha Hatchett reports that Benedict Cumberbatch actually plays two roles in Doctor Strange.
- Dan van Winkle reports that Doctor Strange is doing extremely well at the box office in those countries where the film has already opened.
- The winners of the 2016 World Fantasy Awards have been announced.
- The winners of the 2016 Prix Utopiales have been announced.
- Christopher Tolkien has been awarded the Bodley Medal.
- The winners of the Speculative Literature Foundation's 2016 Diverse Writers and Diverse Worlds grants have been announced.
- The nominees for the 2016 Goodreads Choice Awards have been announced.
- The nominees for the 2016 awards of the European Science Fiction Society have been announced.
Writing, publishing and promotion:
- Greg Hullender shares some NaNoWriMo tips.
- N.K. Jemisin shares a NaNoWriMo pep talk.
- Meghan Bell shares ten writing books to help writers navigate NaNoWriMo.
- Stuart J. Whitmore shares some tips how to go from NaNoWriMo to a self-published novel in seven steps.
- Genevieve McKay talks about diversity and writing the other.
- Cynthia Leitich Smith talks about writing across identity elements.
- Joyce Chng traces the evolution of the cover of her novel Wolf at the Door.
- Jonathan Hatfull interviews Becky Chambers.
- Joshua Sky interviews Larry Niven.
- Josh Chamot interviews Ken Liu.
- Amanda Gray interviews Cat Rambo.
- Veronica Scott interviews Heidi Stone.
- Dag Rambraut interviews Stephanie Burgis.
- Airship Ambassador interviews Joyce Chng. (Part 2 and Part 3)
- Shana DuBois interviews the contributors to the fairy tale anthology The Starlit Woods.
- Ethan Alter interviews Cassandra Peterson a.k.a. Elvira, Mistress of the Dark.
- Benjamin Lee interviews Djimon Hounsou.
- Ceridwen Christensen reviews After Atlas by Emma Newman.
- Liz Bourke reviews The Burning Light by Bradley P. Beaulieu and Rob Ziegler.
- Steve Wright reviews The Power by Naomi Alderman.
- Rachael McKenzie reviews The Rains by Gregg Hurwitz.
- Rob Bedford reviews The Queen of Blood by Sarah Beth Durst.
- Shira Glassman reviews Swan's Braid and Other Tales of Terizan by Tanya Huff.
- The Qwillery reviews The Waking Fire by Anthony Ryan.
- Nicole Hill reviews The Burning Isle by Will Panzo.
- Rachel Cordasco reviews Invisible Planets: An Anthology of Contemporary Chinese SF in Translation, edited by Ken Liu.
- Ardi Alspach also reviews Invisible Planets, edited by Ken Liu.
- Zoe Quinn and Chuck Tingle need the help of all true buckaroos to make Kickstarted in the Butt: A Chuck Tingle Digital Adventure. Cause love is real.
- The Harlan Ellison books preservation project is looking for funding.
- Michaele Jordan shares her not so happy experiences at MidAmeriCon II, the 2016 WorldCon in Kansas City, Missouri.
- Ruth Lichtward clarifies the reasons for Dave Truesdale's expulsion from MidAmeriCon II.
- Elizabeth Fitzgerald shares her experiences at Conflux in Camberra, Australia. (Part II)
- Tara Lynne shares her experiences at MegaCon Tampa Bay in Florida.
- Mark L. Blackman reports about the first Margaret Adler Memorial Reading, organised by the New York Review of Science Fiction and featuring Terence Taylor and Sabrina Vourvoulias, in Brooklyn, New York.
- Anthony Roman shares the best Marvel cosplay photos from L.A. Comic Con 2016 in Los Angeles, California.
- Minday Weisberger attempts to analyse the psychology of cosplay.
- Teresa Jusino reports about an uproar involving artists Frank Cho and Milo Manara at the 2016 Lucca Comics and Games in Lucca, Italy.
- Lucy A. Snyder reports about a harrassment case at the World Fantasy Convention in Columbus, Ohio.
Science and technology:
- NASA has a new system to spot incoming asteroids.
- The spookiest things in outer space.
- Exoplanets that are the stuff of nightmares.
- Creating monster waves in a lab.
- What, if any, is the scientific value of whaling?
Free online fiction:
- "Our Talons Can Crush Galaxies" by Brooke Bolander in Uncanny Magazine.
- "Don't You Worry, You Aliens" by Paul Cornell in Uncanny Magazine.
- "Plea" by Mary Anne Mohanraj in Lightspeed.
- "October's Son" by Will Kaufman in Lightspeed.
- "The Silent Familiar" by Cat Rambo.
- "The Loud Table" by Jonathan Carroll at Tor.com.
- "Dune: Red Plague" by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson ar Tor.com.
- "Prancer" by T.S. Paul.
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