- City in the sky is a concept about a tranquil oasis above the mega developed and polluted city where one can escape from the everyday buzz, smog and dirt. The concept is inspired by the Lotus flower which is known for its ability to emerge above the murky waters pure and clean.
- Pushpin Mario is an 8-bit re-creation of Super Mario Bros
- Interview: Chip Kidd offers us a sneak peek of the new Batman graphic novel
- Peter Parker’s Penance, an essay on the psyche of everyone’s favorite superhero, Spider-Man, from the new Webslinger collection.
- Interview: Nathan Fillion talks about Serenity, Firefly, and Joss.
- Comic Book Resources counts down The top ten cruelest thing Joss Whedon has done to his characters, starting with the finale of Angel.
- Interview: Andrew Garfield talks about The Avengers: “Joss Whedon is a genius, and it’s an incredible cast. I was very, very jealous, and I wanted to jump on the screen and play with them. It killed me that I wasn’t in it, but I understand why, and I’m not insulted.”
- Interview: Ridley Scott talks Prometheus with Geoff Boucher
- 5 Weird Places Marvel Movies Won’t Dare Go
- Abandoned subway station turned into epic marketing stunt for Prometheus
- The Avengers defeated irony and cynicism: A great piece from BAD’s Devin Faraci, who argues that the tremendous success of The Avengers can be attributed to the optimism and old-fashioned heroism on display.
- ‘The Avengers’ makes Marvel a “good deal” for Disney, not a great one.
- How to Enjoy Going to the Movies Again
- The teaser trailer for the twenty-third James Bond feature, Skyfall has arrived. Temporarily derailed because of MGM’s bankruptcy, the movie will hit screens in November, just under the wire for the fiftieth anniversary of the Bond franchise on screen.
- Interview: A.J. Dalton of Empire of the Saviours chats with the Gollancz blog
- Interview: Neil Gaiman speaks with Buzzy Mag at the 2012 Nebula Awards.
- Interview: The New York Times profiles Philip K. Dick, Sci-Fi Philosopher
- Interview: Red Reviewer speaks with Sarah Zettel of Fool’s War and Bitter Angels
- Interview: SFSignal talks to Campbell nominee Brad R. Torgersen of Ray of Light
- 8 Things You Might Not Know About the New York Times Bestseller List
- “I want to know how I am a small press, if I am outselling Robin Hobb and Terry Goodkind and Tolkien?” Fantasy author M.R. Mathias has a disagreement with Fantasy-Faction.com.
- In “Why is Science Fiction Dying?,” Graham Storrs opines that “half … of what is being sold as sci-fi is actually fantasy with some sci-fi elements,” a complaint with which I tend to agree with, but Ian Sales take exception in “Science fiction is dead, long live science fiction.” Both make good points.
- Should College Students Be Forced to Buy Digital Textbooks?
- Interview: Theoretical Physicist Brian Greene Thinks You Might Be a Hologram
- Avatar inspires scientists to plan brain transplants
- Is the Earth a Sentient Living Organism? New Study May Provide the Proof
- Why Can’t We See Evidence of Alien Life? Why do we seem to be alone in the universe? An animated look at the Fermi Paradox.
- News: Australia is the top Game of Thrones Pirating Nation
- The Watercooler Is in the Cloud: Matt Zoller Seitz on the Shifting Boundaries of TV
- 16-bit Time Capsule: SNES Emulator Makes a Case for Software Preservation. Similarly, check out developer Byuu’s 2011 piece on the matter at ars technica.
- Cassie Alexander, author of Nightshifted, shares with aspiring authors The Highs and the Lows of Becoming an Author