Speculative fiction in general:
- Adam Whitehead shares the longest SFF novels of all time.
- Michael Strauss explains why space opera will always remain fiction.
- Elizabeth Cross attempts to map the districts of Panem, the fictional dystopian North America from Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games trilogy onto the existing US.
- Carlos Lozada explains how the Trump presidency has caused the sales of classic dystopian fiction and other books to explode.
- Lauren Sarner shares the seven sexiest dystopian novels.
- Kameron Hurley shares five books that will inspire their readers to build a better future.
- Joshua Sky shares his appreciation for the works of Philip K. Dick.
- Judith Tarr discusses troublesome tropes about horses in SFF.
- Joel Cunningham shares six SFF Shakespeare retellings.
- Tor.com shares five SFF love stories about overcoming a language barrier.
- Sarah Gailey talks about the allure of the woman in the red dress in SFF.
- Juli D. Revezzo shares her top five horror villainesses.
- Amanda Wilcox discusses the ambivalent sexism in gothic fiction.
- M.T. McGuire rants about sexist depictions of female (and occasionally male) characters on SFF book covers.
- Megan Margulies, granddaughter of Captain America co-creator Joe Simon, explains that her grandfather and Jack Kirby created Captain America specifically for difficult political times like these.
- Robert Murphy shares his appreciation for Judge Dredd and 2000AD on occasion of its fortieth anniversary.
- Break reports about the occult conflict that has been going on between comics writers Alan Moore and Grant Morrison for twenty-five years now.
- John Scalzi talks about Hamilton and the uncanny valley of musicals.
- Hadley Freeman asks why so much current TV such Stranger Things or Black Mirror harkens back to the 1980s.
- Ryan Harvey shares his appreciation for the 1966 movie One Million Years B.C. and Ray Harryhausen's stop-motion dinosaurs.
- Camestros Felapton wonders whether the movie Hidden Figures is science fiction.
- Ryan Britt takes a historical look at why science fiction always seems to get screwed at the Oscars.
- Swapna Krishna explains why Bollywood doesn't produce more science fiction movies.
- Japanese cult movie director Seijun Suzuki died aged 93.
Comments on Logan:
- Germain Lussier calls Logan a kick-arse superhero movie that is also beautiful and sophisticated.
- Peter Bradshaw calls Logan a surprisingly engaging and poignant study of ageing, which just happens to be a superhero movie.
- Michael Cavna wonders whether Logan could be the rare superhero movie that transcends the comic book movie tag.
- Jessica Kiang believes that Logan could reinvent the superhero movie.
- Germain Lussier reports that Hugh Jackman would continue to play Logan, if Wolverine could join the Avengers.
- The nominees for the 2016 Nebula Awards have been announced and promptly required a correction.
- Bogi Takács shares links to various Nebula nominated stories available for free online.
- Cora Buhlert shares her thoughts on the 2016 Nebula nominees and some other awards.
- Rich Horton shares his thoughts on the 2016 Nebula nominees.
- Camestros Felapton shares his thoughts about the 2016 Nebula nominees.
- The longlist for the David Gemmell Legend Awards has been announced. Voting is open now.
- The nominees for the 2016 Bram Stoker Award have been announced.
- The finalists for the 2016 BSFA Awards have been announced.
- The shortlist for the 2016 Aurealis Awards has been announced.
- The nominees for the 2017 Rhysling Award have been announced.
- The winners of the 2017 SFR Galaxy Awards have been announced.
- The winner of the 2017 Dwayne McDuffie Award has been announced.
- The winner of the Jack Gaughan Award for the best emerging artist has been announced.
- Jo Walton has won the 2017 E.E. Smith Memorial Award a.k.a. the Skylark Award.
Writing, publishing and promotion:
- Jeff Goins explains why creative people often work better in communities with likeminded creatives.
- Jen Williams talks about unexpected influences.
- Joshua Pantalleresco shares some tips for building your own positive spaces.
- Kristen Lamb shares three ways to hook a reader and never let go.
- Steven Smith shares worldbuilding and research lessons he learned from writing an epic fantasy series.
- Kay L. Ling explains that themes tend to creep into novels, even if you don't intend them to.
- Frank Warsh explains how reading comic books improved his writing.
- Michael Patrick Hicks looks back on three years as an indie author.
- P. Djeli Clark and Troy L. Wiggins talk about FIYAH, a new magazine for black speculative fiction.
- Thea James reviews Gilded Cage by Vic James.
- Bookworm Blues reviews Miranda and Caliban by Jacqueline Carey.
- Emily Nordling reviews Nowhere Near You by Leah Thomas.
- Camestros Felapton reviews Revenger by Alastair Reynolds.
- Jeff Somers reviews All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai.
- Paul Weimer reviews The Medusa Chronicles by Stephen Baxter and Alastair Reynolds.
- Paul Weimer reviews The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe by Kij Johnson.
- Gin Jenny reviews Memories of Ash by Intisar Khanani.
- Martin Cahill reviews Thunderbird by Chuck Wendig.
- Martin Cahill also reviews Cold Counsel by Chris Sharp.
- Matt Mitrovich reviews Amberlough by Lara Elena Donnelly.
- Jana Nyman reviews Game of Shadows by Erica Lewis.
- Rob Bedford reviews With Blood Upon the Sand by Bradley P. Beaulieu.
- Michael Patrick Hicks reviews Exorcist Falls by Jonathan Janz.
- Corrina Lawson reviews Kings of the Wyld by Nicholas Eames.
- Aaron Pound reviews The Wizard of Macatawa and Other Stories by Tom Doyle.
- Ana Grilo reviews The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart by Stephanie Burgis.
- Stephan Morse reviews The Spirit of Stratos - The Shadow Virus by R.E. Larrison.
- Juliana Spink Mills shares her experiences at Boskone 54 in Boston, Massachusetts.
- Al Jazeera reports about the Comic Con in Jeddah, the first ever in Saudi Arabia.
- Bianca Britton and Basma Atassi also report about the Comic Con in Jeddah.
- John Hertz reports about the exhibition "Beyond Science Fiction - The Alternative Realism of Michael Whelan" at the Riverside Art Museum in Riverside, California.
Science and technology:
- Astronomers have found seven earth-sized planets orbiting Trappist 1, a nearby star.
- Jonathan Edelstein declares that the discovery of Trappist 1 and its seven planets has made 1930s SF plots suddenly viable again.
- NASA's Juno mission has suffered a frustrating setback.
- Why astronauts are banned from drinking alcohol in space.
- The true threat posed by artificial intelligence is not Skynet, but the end of the middle class.
- The Zuckerberg manifesto: Are we ready for a Facebook-led world?
- In Beijing, more than a million people live in underground nuclear bunkers due to a housing crisis.
Free online fiction:
- "Losing Heart Among the Tall" by A.M. Dellamonica at Tor.com.
- "The Last Dinosaur Rider of Benessa County" by Jeremy Sim in Beneath Ceaseless Skies.
- "Gravity's Exile" by Gaie Sebold in Beneath Ceaseless Skies.
- "Echo" by Nicholas O'Brien in Terraform.
- "Discount Skin Ticket" by P.J. Post.
- Chapter 1 of Space Cadets by T.S. Paul.