Speculative fiction in general:
- Jason Sanford shares an alternate history of alternative histories.
- Judith Thurman discusses Philip Roth's alternate history novel The Plot Against America in the context of the Trump administration.
- Michiko Kakutani explains why George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four is a must-read in 2017.
- Paul di Filippo takes a look at stories about a fragmented future from the late nineteenth century to the present day.
- Trent Cannon discusses how science fiction is always related to the time it was written.
- Camestros Felapton wonders who is the most Trumpian character in literature and popular culture.
- John Markoff shares the science fiction books that helped him to understand the future.
- Daniel A. Gross discusses with Catherine Asaro and David Brin whether science fiction can help prevent a nuclear war.
- Sam Reader discusses the pros and cons of seven fictional secret societies.
- Thoraiya Dryer wonders why epic fantasy so often defaults to stories about restoring monarchies.
- Thoraiya Dryer shares eight books about fictional forests.
- Judith Tarr introduces her new column on horses in SFF.
- Damien Walter shares his appreciation for the Culture series by Iain M. Banks on the occasion of its 30th anniversary.
- Thoraiya Dryer shares her appreciation for the Castings Trilogy by Pamela Freeman.
- Andrea Johnson revisits The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury.
- Alec Nevala-Lee profiles L. Ron Hubbard and his fiction.
- David Robson discusses what Peter Pan can teach us about memory and consciousness.
- Rich Johnston and Phil Boyle discuss how political comics should be.
- Violette Malan shares her top five sword-fight movies.
- Germain Lussier has some details about Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. II.
- Germain Lussier also discusses Marvel's villain problem and that Marvel intentionally focusses on its heroes rather than villains.
- Sarah Gailey discusses iconic costumes from SFF movies.
- Steve Vertlieb shares his appreciation for legendary composer John Williams on the occasion of his 85th birthday.
- Germain Lussier declares that The Lego Batman Movie tries much too hard to be cool.
- MeTV shares fifteen forgotten SFF TV shows of the 1970s.
- James Whitbrook explains why Star Trek Deep Space Nine and Voyager may never get full HD Blu-Ray releases.
Tributes to Richard Hatch:
- Richard Hatch, the actor best known for playing Captain Apollo in the original Battlestar Galactica, has died aged 71.
- Steve Green remembers Richard Hatch.
- Cora Buhlert remembers Richard Hatch and the original Battlestar Galactica.
- Bill Watters shares tributes and rememberances of Richard Hatch by friends and colleagues.
- Voting is open for the 47th annual Locus Awards.
- The winner of the 2017 Crawford Award has been announced.
- The winners of the 2017 Annie Awards have been announced.
- The nominees for the 2017 Audie Awards have been announced.
- The nominees for the 2017 BAFTA Awards have been announced, including a couple of speculative movies.
Discussion about the Arthur C. Clarke Award shadow jury:
- Nina Allan announces the establishment of a shadow jury for the Arthur C. Clarke Award and introduces the members of the shadow jury.
- Nina Allan also shares an introduction and a manifesto about the Arthur C. Clarke Award shadow jury.
- Helen Marshall explains why a shadow jury for the Arthur C. Clarke Awards is a worthy endeavour.
- Shadow jury member Paul Kincaid explains how the shadow jury will operate.
- At File 770, there is a discussion about the Clarke Award shadow jury.
Debate about the future of Doctor Who:
Comments on The Expanse:
- Andrew Liptak explains why The Expanse is the most politically relevant show in TV.
- Katharine Trendacosta calls The Expanse the best science fiction show on TV and interviews two of the actors.
- Leah Schnelbach offers a recap of the latest episode of The Expanse.
- Watch a "Behind the scenes" feature for The Expanse.
Comments on Legion:
- Charlie Jane Anders declares that Legion is a triumph for the X-Men franchise in general.
- Todd VanDerWerff calls Legion a landmark production in more ways than one.
- Graeme Virtue calls Legion the most beautiful superhero show yet.
Comments on The Space Between Us:
- Gary Westfahl reviews The Space Between Us.
- Peter Bradshaw calls The Space Between Us a cosmically mawkish teen romance.
- Angie Errigo calls The Space Between Us a lazy teen movie, which wastes its fine actors.
Writing, publishing and promotion:
- Steven Smith shares some tips for dealing with writer's block.
- Sue Duff discusses the difficulties of destroying Earth in fiction.
- Michael Johnston explains why he wrote Soleri.
- Mary Rosenblum explains what really sold in 2016.
- Steve Vernon shares his experiences with Kindle Scout.
- Martin Cavanaugh shares some tips regarding cover design for indie authors.
- Ana Grilo reviews Binti: Home by Nnedi Okorafor.
- Thea James reviews Cloak of War by Rhonda Mason.
- Ross Johnson reviews Six Wakes by Mur Lafferty.
- Constance Grady reviews Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman.
- Meghan Ball also reviews Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman.
- Gary K. Wolfe reviews Passing Strange by Ellen Klages.
- Martin Cahill reviews Amberlough by Lara Elena Donnelly.
- N.K. Jemisin reviews recent SFF releases.
- The Idle Woman reviews Blood Upon the Sand by Bradley Beaulieu.
- Alex Bledsoe reviews Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire.
- Paul Weimer reviews Crossroads of Canopy by Thoraiya Dryer.
- Martin Cahill also reviews Crossroads of Canopy by Thoraiya Dryer.
- Joe Sherry reviews Idle Ingredients by Matt Wallace.
- Liz Bourke reviews The Rise of Io by Wesley Chu.
- Michael Patrick Hicks reviews A Perfect Machine by Brett Savory.
- Jonathan Thornton reviews Everfair by Nisi Shawl.
- Lucy Hounsom reviews Metronome by Oliver Langmead.
- Sam Reader reviews Universal Harvester by John Darnielle.
- Rob Bedford reviews Dreadnought by April Daniels.
- Rob Bedford reviews A Conversation in Blood by Paul S. Kemp.
- Camestros Felapton reviews Diaspora by Greg Egan.
Science and technology:
- A newly discovered Helium compound could cause chemistry textbooks to be rewritten.
- Benjamin C. Kinney discusses tools and problems of neuroscience.
- Scientists are building pollination drones to counter the global bee die-off.
- The stone marten that knocked out the Large Hadron Collider.
- What will the city of the future look like?
- Why is the sun spinning too slowly?
- A mysterious X-ray signal intrigues astronomers.
Free online fiction:
- "Some Cupids Kill With Arrows" by Tansy Rayner Roberts in Uncanny Magazine.
- "Probably Still the Chosen One" by Kelly Barnhill in Lightspeed.
- "Starship Day" by Ian R. MacLeod in Lightspeed.
- "The Old Dispensation" by Lavie Tidhar at Tor.com.
- "Entangled" by Lars H. Hoffmann in Compelling Science Fiction.
- "Skychildren" by C.L. Kagmi in Compelling Science Fiction.
- "Grandfather's Room" by Jeffrey Aaron Miller.
- "Planet Feast" by Jeffrey Aaron Miller.
Odds and ends:
- Watch a trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. II.
- Watch a trailer for Iron Fist.
- Watch a trailer for Logan.
- Watch a trailer for The Circle.
- Watch a trailer for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.
- Watch a trailer for Ghost in the Shell.
- Watch a trailer for Samurai Jack.
- Watch a trailer for Life.
- Watch a trailer for Wish Upon.
- Carl Slaughters shares his favourite SFF related YouTube videos.