Speculative fiction in general:
- Locus shares its 2016 recommended reading list.
- The participants of the latest Mind Meld share alternate histories they love.
- Strange Horizons hosts a roundtable about indigenous futurism.
- Shveta Thakrar shares an introductory reading list for South Asian literature.
- Carrie Vaughn shares five books that make living and working in space seem ordinary.
- James Walsh shares seven dystopian novels that reflect the current political situation. Unfortunately, he couldn't find a single work by a female author.
- Brian Wheeler also takes a look at classic dystopian novels experiencing a revival due to Donald Trump. He, too, could not find a single work by a female author.
- Colin Robinson discusses how the far right is influencing the US publishing industry and also touches on speculative fiction.
- J.K. Rowling has a response to people who burn her books because of her public criticism of Donald Trump.
- Ursula K. Le Guin reminds everybody of the difference between fiction and alternative facts.
- Steven Brust shares the five Roger Zelazny books that changed his life.
- T.W. O'Brien shares his appreciation for Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank.
- Jen Zink shares her appreciation for The Neverending Story by Michael Ende.
- Mari Ness discusses the many incarnations of Littel Red Riding Hood.
- Adam Roberts shares his appreciation for the Wolfshound Century trilogy by Peter Higgins.
- Sarah Laskow shares the criminal history of French supervillain Fantomas.
- Sarah Laskow also looks at the counterintuitive history of black hats and white hats in the western genre.
- Eric Grundhauser tackles the mystery of the damsel on the railroad tracks.
- George Cotronis shares a primer for the Southern Gothic subgenre.
- Leah Schnelbach declares that Groundhog Day breaks the rules of every genre.
- Luke Holland shares his love for the Resident Evil franchise.
- Leigh Butler shares her appreciation for Ray Harryhausen's 1981 movie Clash of the Titans.
- Michael Livingston shares his appreciation for the 1999 movie The 13th Warrior.
- Brian Phillips profiles Russian animator Yuri Norstein.
- Ross Johnson celebrates 25 years of Image Comics by sharing his 25 favourite titles.
- Julia Alexander reports that Arrival director Denis Villeneuve will direct another adaptation of Frank Herbert's Dune.
- Lorraine Ali traces how Hollywood's one-sided portrayal of Muslims helped to fuel islamophobia in the US.
- Monica Valentinelli talks about representation in RPGs.
- Andrea James reports that the FBI has released a declassified and redacted dossier about the GamerGate movement.
- Actor John Hurt, whose SFF credits include Doctor Who, V for Vendetta, 1984, Snowpiercer, Hellboy, Harry Potter, Spaceballs, Indiana Jones and of course, the first ever chestbuster victim in Alien, has died aged 77.
- Belgian comic artist Pascal Garray has died aged 51.
- Dan Koboldt shares five reasons to nominate and vote for the Hugo Awards.
- Mike Glyer reports about a controversy surrounding the Rhysling Awards and the definition of speculative poetry in general.
- The 2017 Kate Wilhelm Solstice Award has been awarded to Toni Weisskopf.
- The finalists for the 2017 D.I.C.E. Video Game Awards have been announced.
- The winners of the 2017 Screen Actors Guild Awards have been announced with several nods towards speculative films and TV shows.
- Watch a video of the acceptance speech of the Stranger Things cast.
- Watch a video of Taraji P. Henson's acceptance speech.
Comments on the future of Doctor Who:
- Emily Asher Perrin reports that Peter Capaldi will be leaving Doctor Who with the 2017 Christmas special.
- Alasdair Stuart points out that it's time for someone other than a white man to play the Doctor.
- Former companion Billie Piper also believes it's time to cast a woman as the Doctor, though she says she is not interested.
- Tor.com shares a list of potential new Doctors.
- Nick Cannata-Bowman shares four reasons why people are tired of Doctor Who.
Writing, publishing and promotion:
- Clive Thompson explains how boredom makes people more creative.
- Tobias Carroll shares storytelling lessons from Neil Gaiman, Benjamin Percy and Samuel R. Delany.
- K. Tempest Bradford shares a literary call to arms.
- Steven Barnes talks about his motivation for writing and paying it forward.
- Amy Rose Davis shares some tips for writing romantic SFF.
- Oren Ashkenazi talks about how to realistically depict evil.
- Mac Childs shares some tips for horror writers about revealing the antagonist.
- Jeffrey M. Poole reports about a recent problem with Amazon.
- Joseph Malik discusses some future possibilities for indie publishing.
- Lish McBride shares a guide to no-show events for authors.
- Ceridwen Christensen reviews Feversong by Karen Marie Moning.
- Ceridwen Christensen also reviews the Invisible Library series by Genevieve Cogman.
- Martin Cahill reviews The Stars Are Legion by Kameron Hurley.
- Ross Johnson reviews Binti: Home by Nnedi Okorafor.
- Corrina Lawson reviews The Poison Eater by Shanna Germain.
- Lieze Neven reviews Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell.
- The Geekiary reviews Our Own Private Universe by Robin Talley.
- Niall Alexander reviews Caraval by Stephanie Garber.
- Camestros Felapton reviews City of Stairs and City of Blades by Robert Jackson Bennett.
- Paul Weimer reviews Upside Down: Inverted Tropes in Storytelling, edited by Jaym Gates and Monica Valentinelli.
- Joanne Hall reviews Forever Hungry, edited by Pete Sutton and Kimberly Nugent.
- Leah Schnelbach reviews the season 2 premiere of The Expanse.
- Trae Dorn reports about a potential problem at Cosplay Unplugged in Los Angeles, California.
- Rich Johnston reports about a banning following a case of theft at New York Comic Con.
- R. Graeme Cameron shares Walt Willis' report about Chicon II, the 1952 WorldCon in Chicago, Illinois.
- Paul Weimer had been nominated for the 2017 Down Under Fan Fund to send him to Continuum in Melbourne, Australia.
Science and technology:
- Scientists have confirmed the existence of time crystals, a brand-new form of matter.
- The Milky Way is being pushed across the universe by a large unseen force.
- What was the universe like before the big bang?
- How an interstellar spaceship could explore Alpha Centauri.
- What would it be like to land on Pluto?
- A stasis chamber for space travel may be available by 2018.
- The Ukrainian government is planning to turn part of the Chernobyl exclusion zone into a solar farm.
- Robots could help solve the elderly care crisis in the UK.
Free online fiction:
- "Assassins" by Jack Skillingstead and Burt Courtier in Clarkesworld Magazine.
- "Take Us To Your Chief" by Drew Hayden Taylor in Strange Horizons.
- "The Greenest Gecko" by Ploy Pirapokin at Tor.com.
- "How Bees Fly" by Simone Heller in Clarkesworld Magazine.
- "Goddess, Worm" by Cassandra Khaw in Uncanny Magazine.