Speculative fiction in general:
- Ten authors weigh in on the hard versus soft science fiction debate.
- Sonia Grace talks about the sheer diversity of today's cutting edge science fiction.
- Abigail Nussbaum takes a look at the current state of space opera.
- nerds of a feather share an introduction to different types of dystopias.
- nerds of a feather also takes a look at The Player of Games by Iain Banks from the dystopian point of view.
- Steven Smith discusses classic dystopian novels.
- Jeff Somers shares seven novels that depict present day dystopias.
- S.B. Divya discusses the future of US immigration in the context of her novelly Runtime.
- Jeff Somers shares nine science fiction novels about matriarchical societies.
- Geoff Ryman discusses South African SFF and those who write it.
- Geoff Ryman also takes a look at British SFF writers with African roots.
- Carmen Maria Machado discusses Shirley Jackson, Joanna Russ, Neil Gaiman and how to suppress women's writing.
- Nicola Alter wonders whether winter is always a symbol for evil in epic fantasy.
- Ceridwen Christensen shares her ten favourite characters in the Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs.
- Sarah Kuhn shares six reasons she loves the InCryptid series by Seanan McGuire.
- Nilanjana Roy shares her appreciation for the His Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman.
- Matthew Keeley shares his appreciation for The Thirty-First of June by J.B. Priestley.
- Alan Brown shares his appreciation for A Fire Upon Deep by Vernor Vinge.
- James Ellis discusses how J.R.R. Tolkien's Silmarillion came to be.
- Brian Stableford discusses 18th century French writer Madame de Villeneuve and the origin of the fantasy novel.
- Paul Blumenthal explains how an obscure French SF novel from the 1970s is influencing the current US government.
- Oren Ashkenazi shares five strong characters from not very good SFF TV shows.
- Storming the Ivory Tower discusses the dominance of International Style architecture in the Marvel movies and its implications.
- Charles Pullam Moore discusses the film adaptation of The Girl With All the Gifts and particularly praises the race-bending casting.
- The nominees for the 2017 Saturn Awards have been announced.
- Voting is open for the 2017 FAAn Awards.
- The first round of nominees for the 2017 Grand Prix de l'Imagination have been announced.
- The nominees for the Spectrum 24 Awards for fantasy art have been announced.
- The nominees for the 2017 British Academy Games Awards have been announced.
Comments on Logan and the future of the X-Men:
- Priscilla Page calls Logan a moving tribute to a beloved character.
- Emily Asher Perrin declares that with Logan superhero movies prove their humanity once again.
- Siddant Adlakha discusses the political dimensions of Logan.
- Dave Schilling declares that Logan is an example of a comic book movie fighting itself.
- Chris Klimek reviews the movie Logan.
- Andrew Liptak shares the story behind the faux X-Men comics glimpsed in Logan.
- Logan director James Mangold explains why there is no post-credits scene.
- Farid Ul-Haq shares Fox's plans for the X-Men franchise after the success of Logan.
Comments on Kong: Skull Island:
- Germain Lussier declares that Kong: Skull Island is finally a movie worthy of the great King Kong.
- Mike Scott calls Kong: Skull Island the epitome of a big, dumb popcorn movie.
- Will Leitch is not particularly impressed by Kong: Skull Island.
- Peter Bradshaw calls Kong: Skull Island a jumbled jungle caper.
- Kaleb Horton tackles the racist dimensions of King Kong.
Comments on Time After Time:
- Paul Levinson calls Time After Time well worth watching.
- Rob Bricken calls the TV show Time After Time bad but fun.
Comments on The Beauty and the Beast:
- Nicholas Barber calls The Beauty and the Beast overly long and pointless.
- Mara Reinstein calls The Beauty and the Beast an enchanting adaptation of a beloved classic.
- Jake Coyle declares that The Beauty and the Beast feels lifeless.
Writing, publishing and promotion:
- Chuck Wendig shares a list of vital writing advice.
- Theodora Goss talks about writing in troubled times.
- Chris Winkle shares twelve traits for a loveable protagonist.
- Mitch Sebourn talks about the benefits of writing longhand.
- Hank Garner shares a few things he's learned from interviewing nearly two hundred authors.
- Thomas Diehl shares an introduction to videogame writing.
- Reedsy offers a curated list of reputable writing contests.
- Petra Mayer interviews Neil Gaiman.
- Leif Schenstead-Harris interviews Nnedi Okorafor.
- Greta Johnson interviews N.K. Jemisin.
- E.C. Myers interviews Ellen Datlow.
- Lindsey Roberts interviews Una McCormack.
- Kathryn McGee interviews Sandra Kasturi.
- Kathryn McGee also interviews Beth Gwinn.
- Lisa Morton interviews Charlee Jacob.
- C.E. Martin interviews Ann Christy.
- C.E. Martin also interviews Cora Buhlert.
- A.J. Flowers interviews H.S. Cook.
- Shellie Horst interviews Suzanne Jackson.
- Mark Yon interviews James Brogden.
- Martin Cahill reviews Seven Surrenders by Ada Palmer.
- Bridget McKinney also reviews Seven Surrenders by Ada Palmer.
- Jonathan Thornton reviews The Stars Are Legion by Kameron Hurley.
- Aaron Pound reviews The Stars Are Legion by Kameron Hurley.
- Shana DuBois reviews The Malice by Peter Newman.
- Camestros Felapton reviews Updraft by Fran Wilde.
- Corrina Lawson reviews Etched in Bone by Anne Bishop.
- The Fantasy Café reviews Miranda and Caliban by Jacqueline Carey.
- Andrea Johnson reviews Arkwright by Allen Steele.
- Jason Golomb reviews After Atlas by Emma Newman.
- Liz Bourke reviews Hunger Makes the Wolf by Alex Wells and The V'Dan by Jean Johnson.
- Alex Brown reviews Standard Hollywood Depravity by Adam Christopher.
- Ardi Alspach reviews Lotus Blue by Cat Sparks.
- Corrina Lawson reviews Sins of Empire by Brian McClellan.
- James Bradley reviews The Massacre of Mankind by Stephen Baxter.
- Michael Patrick Hicks reviews Becoming by Glenn Rolfe.
- John Hertz reviews Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly.
- Skyboat Media is looking for funding to produce an audiobook version of Queers Destroy Science Fiction.
- Gideon Marcus reports about CondorCon in San Diego, California.
- Geek Lyfe reports about a survey distributed at Phoenix Comicon in Phoenix, Arizona, that made attendants uncomfortable.
- Mark L. Blackman reports about the latest installment of the New York Review of Science Fiction readings, featuring Malka and Daniel José Older, in Brooklyn, New York.
Science and technology:
- Jeff Bezos' company Blue Origins is planning a regular cargo shuttle service to the Moon.
- Are radio bursts from beyond our galaxy powering alien starships?
- Cory Doctorow discusses sustainability, growth and whether life in the future will be austere or abundant with comfort for everybody.
- AI scientists have met to discuss doomsday scenarios and possible solutions.
- DNA clues might explain why the woolly mammoth died out.
- The oldest fossil ever found on Earth suggests that there might be life on Mars.
- Pollinator drones are being developed to counter the effects of the mass die-off of honey bees.
Free online fiction:
- "It Happened To Me: I Melded My Consciousness With the Giant Alien Mushroom Floating Above Chicago" by Nino Cipri in Fireside Fiction.
- "Six-Gun Vixen and the Dead Coon Trashgang" by Ashok Banker in Lightspeed.
- "Red in Tooth and Cog" by Cat Rambo in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction.
- "Tower of the Rosewater Goblet" by Nin Harris in Strange Horizons.
- "Come See the Living Dryad" by Theodora Goss at Tor.com.
- "Alchemy" by Carrie Vaughn at Tor.com.
- "Astronaut" by Maria Dahvana Headley at Tor.com.
- "More than Nothing" by Nisi Shawl at Tor.com.
- "Persephone" by Seanan McGuire at Tor.com.
- "The Last of the Minotaur Wives" by Brooke Bolander at Tor.com.
- "Our Faces, Radiant Sisters, Our Faces Full of Light!" by Kameron Hurley at Tor.com.
- "God Product" by Alyssa Wong at Tor.com.
- "Anabasis" by Amal El-Mohtar at Tor.com.
- "Margot and Rosalind" by Charlie Jane Anders at Tor.com.
- "The Jump Rope Rhyme" by Jo Walton at Tor.com.
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