- Interview: “Cabin In The Woods” director Drew Goddard: “Most reality television would be better if every now and then a monster would rage through there and just eat some people.”
- Interview: Joss Whedon: the film that changed my life. How Steven Spielberg’s Close Encounters of the Third Kind made an existentialist of screenwriter and director Joss Whedon.
- Interview: Joss Whedon breaks your heart and reveals Captain America will not have a reunion with a certain someone.
- News: Though the movie is complete, there was still an Avengers pick-up shot done very, very recently. Let’s hope it’s a segue into the sequel.
- Reviews: The Cabin in the Woods won’t change the horror game. “Joss Whedon’s high-concept chiller is a one-off curiosity that promises much but delivers little scariness, wit or insight”
- 7 New ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ photos
- 10 horror movies that scare “The Cabin in the Woods” team.
- Friday the 13th: Jason Voorhees’ body count
- Interview: Scott Sigler plugs his latest novel, Nocturnal
- Interview: Suvudu talks with V.M. Zito, author of The Return Man
- News: Looks like Amazon is working towards complete domination of the audiobook market… and may well succeed.
- The books we give away
- Could book publishing suffer the same fate as the comic book industry?
- John Scalzi’s open letter: Dear Consumers Who Apparently Think the Current Drama Surrounding eBooks is Like a Football Game
- James Bridle: Literature needs much more than ebooks
- Scalzi, Stross, Shatzkin on DoJ, publishers, and Amazon
- The Hunger Games Survival Analysis is kinda neat, but also an interesting use of statistics (a basic chi-square test and a more sophisticated survival analysis) in solving not-quite-real world problems. In this case, whether the Lottery in the Hunger Games was rigged and what factors predict the winner of the Games. This work joins a tradition of analyses of the world of Panem, such as whether the economy was realistic, the problems of teserrae inflation, and this (slightly problematic, as the first link points out) application of game theory.
- Interview: David Brin Talks at Google TechTalks
- Augmented Reality’s Path From Science Fiction to Future Fact
- Forget those glasses things Goolge is working on. Torchwood-style AR contact lenses are just around the corner!
- Rumor has it that Valve is looking into that whole “computers you wear” thing to go with those computerized specs that Google is working on.
- Tribes: Ascend is a class-based sci-fi first-person shooter, and the successor to the much-loved Tribes series of games. What makes it unique is that there are no hitscan weapons, and players are able to jetpack, and frictionlessly glide (ski) over terrain. It is free to download for Windows as of April 12th, and so far the reception has been overwhelmingly positive.