Speculative fiction in general:
- Natalie Zutter explains that romance brings humanity to science fiction and fantasy.
- Valeria Vitale hosts a roundtable on female protagonists in speculative fiction.
- Gideon Marcus profiles several female SFF writers of the 1950s and 1960s.
- Natalie Zutter and Leah Schnelbach share eight SFF books sexier than Fifty Shades of Grey.
- James Gleick discusses the history of the time travel trope in science fiction.
- Stephen Baxter discusses the flying car trope in science fiction and why it probably won't work that way in reality.
- Swapna Krishna shares five books to read if you loved Hidden Figures.
- Sam Reader shares his favourite Decopunk novels.
- Jeff Somers shares his ten favourite SFF novels set in an alternate London.
- Ruth Vincent shares five books about scary fairies.
- Judith Tarr shares her appreciation for the works of Andre Norton.
- Cat Rambo analyses the Doc Savage novel Quest of Qui by Kenneth Robeson a.k.a. Lester Dent.
- Gautam Bhatia discusses issues of place, theme and tone in River of Gods by Ian McDonald.
- Jacqueline Carey shares her appreciation for Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein.
- Patrick Lyons profiles Afrofuturist poet Sun Ra.
- San Feng offers an overview about science fiction in China in 2016.
- Michael Moreci shares his appreciation for Paul Verhoeven's film adaptation of Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein.
- Leigh Butler shares her appreciation for the 1968 science fiction film Barbarella.
- Cheryl Eddy shares twelve things you might not know about Big Trouble in Little China.
- Frank Cottrell Boyce shares his thoughts about Back in Black, the BBC docudrama about Terry Pratchett.
- Chris Lough would like the return to the Firefly universe, but maybe not to the crew of the Serenity.
- Don Kaye shares the current status of various SFF film franchises.
- Carl Slaughter shares the longest running science fiction and fantasy TV series.
- Katherine Siegel shares six classic science fiction stories that inspired the latest episode of Supergirl.
- Camestros Felapton discusses bickering couples in the Star Wars films and how that trope was borrowed directly from The Hidden Fortress.
- Borys Kit reports that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. II has scored a record high approval rate during test screenings.
- David Betancourt reports that Avengers: Infinity War seems like a more intriguing movie after recent revelations.
- Katharine Trendacosta wonders whether the X-Men movies should take a break.
- John Kelly investigates whether Washington Post movie critic Gary Arnold was fired after giving a negative review to Star Wars.
- James Whitbrock explains what Marvel's planned Generations project is all about.
- Kelly Sue DeConnick shares twelve Image Comics titles she loves.
- Ben Hooper reports that Illinois lawmakers have designated October "zombie preparedness month".
- Science fiction writer Edward Bryant has died aged 71.
- Mike Glyer remembers Edward Bryant.
Comments on The Great Wall:
- Germain Lussier calls The Great Wall a historical fantasy epic that is historically, fantastically and epically bad.
- Tim Grierson calls The Great Wall a goofy monster movie.
- Olivia Truffaut-Wong declares that The Great Wall has a white saviour problem, but that the movie's mostly Asian cast is a step in the right direction.
- Foz Meadows was initially sceptical about The Great Wall, but then found herself thoroughly enjoying it.
Comments on Legion:
- Beth Elderkin declares that Legion isn't just a great superhero show, but a great TV show in general.
- Shyama Krishna Kumar calls Legion the antidote to all superhero TV shows.
- Dave Itzkoff declares that Legion has the X-factor.
- Eric Amaya lists ten X-Men references in Legion.
Comments on The Expanse:
- Charlie Jane Anders declares that The Expanse isn't just awesome, it's also transformative.
- Leah Schnelbach shares a recap of episode 4 of season 2 of The Expanse.
- Zack Handlen also shares a recap of episode 4 of season 2 of The Expanse.
- Scott Beggs also recaps the latest episode of The Expanse and declares that Mormons may be angry about it.
Comments on The Lego Batman Movie:
- Alexa Grave shares a spoilerish review of The Lego Batman Movie.
- Alasdair Stuart declares the the Lego Batman Movie is awesome.
- The winners of the 2016 SFR Galaxy Awards have been announced.
- Robert J. Sawyer has won the 2017 Robert A. Heinlein Award.
- The winners of the 2016 Cybils Awards have been announced.
- The shortlist for the 2017 Dwayne McDuffie Awards has been announced.
- The Salam Award for Imaginative Fiction by Pakistani authors will be awarded for the first time this year.
- Shana DuBois has some more information about the Salam Award for Imaginative Fiction.
- Tom Hunter shares the list of all eligible novels submitted for the Arthur C. Clarke Award.
- Maureen Kincaid Speller discusses the proposed Clarke Award shadow jury.
Writing, publishing and promotion:
- Marisol Dahl shares the 100 best websites for writers in 2017.
- Kameron Hurley explains why writers should continue to read good and not so good books even after they find some success.
- Kameron Hurley shares some tips for keeping writing through times of great political upheaval.
- Chuck Wendig talks about art as resistance and stories as seeds.
- Richard Lea reports that both writers and readers experience fictional characters invading their everyday lives.
- Steven Smith shares lessons he learned writing an epic fantasy trilogy.
- Cheryl Morgan declares that including marginalised people in fiction should be about representation, not objectification.
- Everdeen Mason reports about the practice of authors employing sensitivity readers.
- Kameron Hurley points out that writers can say "no" to their editors.
- Stephen Blackmore talks about missing deadlines.
- Jim C. Hines takes a look at the income of trad, indie and small press published SFF authors.
- Joynell Schultz talks about using a free giveaway to grow your mailing list.
- Ann Leckie shares tips for making tea for writers and others.
- Amal El Mohtar reviews Binti: Home by Nnedi Okorafor.
- Brit Mandelo reviews The Stars Are Legion by Kameron Hurley.
- Ardi Alspach reviews A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab.
- Kelly Anderson reviews With Blood Upon Sand by Bradley P. Beaulieu.
- Kelly Anderson also reviews Miranda and Caliban by Jacqueline Carey.
- Ardi Alspach reviews Gilded Cage by Vic James.
- Sam Reader reviews A Perfect Machine by Brett Savory.
- Ross Johnson reviews The People's Police by Norman Spinrad.
- Michael Patrick Hicks reviews Rupert Wong, Cannibal Chef and Rupert Wong and the Ends of the Earth by Cassandra Khaw.
- Michael Patrick Hicks also reviews The Devil Crept In by Ania Ahlborn.
- Ceridwen Christensen reviews Winter of the Gods by Jordanna Max Brodsky.
- Jason Golumb reviews Infernal Parade by Clive Barker.
- Tanya Ballard Brown reviews the graphic novel version of Octavia Butler's novel Kindred by artists Damian Duffy and John Jennings.
- Camestros Felapton reviews the movie Hidden Figures.
- Trae Dorn reports about the controversy surrounding BayCon in San Mateo, California.
- Tara Lynne reports about a hotel rate hike for DragonCon in Atlanta, Georgia.
- Mark L. Blackman reports about the latest installment in the Fantastic Fiction Reading series at the KGB Bar in New York City, featuring Michael Cisco and Nicholas Kaufmann.
Science and technology:
Free online fiction:
- "Extracurricular Activities" by Yoon Ha Lee at Tor.com.
- "Cupid's Compass" by Leah Cypress in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction.
- "The Famine King" by Darcie Little Badger in Mythic Delirium.
- Eating the Sickness" by Jeffrey Aaron Miller in Omni.
- "Robo and the Little Door" by Jeffrey Aaron Miller in Omni.