- 32 fan-built Lego tributes to science fiction
- Cake featuring Falafell and Chocobo from Final Fantasy XIV
- Illustrated superheroes of the summer
- Retro posters celebrate Star Trek: The Original Series’ 46th anniversary.
- X-Men / Star Wars Mash-Up
- Interview: Geoff Johns returns home to promote new Arab-American character.
- The Arab-American Green Lantern debuts and everyone thinks he’s a terrorist
- DC Universe’s Top Ten Villains
- The World’s Most Expensive Comic Book Art (And Why Prices Keep Climbing)
- Interview: Joss Whedon doesn’t mind bad reviews, just reviews not about his movie.
- Interview: The new film from the siblings Lana and Andy Wachowski, co-directed with Tom Tykwer, is an adaptation of the novel “Cloud Atlas.” Their model was “2001: A Space Odyssey.”
- Interview: Samuel L. Jackson Q&A about The Avengers.
- Reviews: Cloud Atlas Split Critics At Toronto Film Festival Debut: Beautiful masterpiece or an epic failure. Most agree that it’s beautiful but too long.
- 10 In-The-Works Comics Adaptations That Excite The Heck Out of Us
- 20 of the Best Closing Scenes in Television
- Comics for college credit? Reading’s not heavy, but packs a punch
- Harry Potter Blooper Reel: Rupert Grint Can’t Keep It Together
- Joss Whedon features in Vanity Fair’s 2012 New Establishment list.
- Weird Secrets of The Avengers That You’d Never Have Guessed
- Infinite Atlas chronicles all of the locations mentioned in David Foster Wallace‘s iconic book Infinite Jest, both real and fictional, and pinpoints them on a map.
- The Legal Geeks on Dr. Horrible’s Civil & Criminal Liability
- Judges Love Star Trek Too: 8 Judges Have Cited Star Trek From the Bench
- Interview: Cory Doctorow & Charles Stross read from Rapture of the Nerds
- Interview: Kevin J. Anderson talks Clockwork Angels, his new novel
- News: Amazon Unveils $119 Kindle Paperwhite
- News: Patrick Rothfuss Will Write More Fantasy After the Kingkiller Chronicles
- Better Book Titles is a blog in which famous books are given “improved” and often hilarious new titles. Comedian Dan Wilbur started the site back in 2010.
- Libraries all over the US and Canada are wrestling with bedbug infestations. In fact, the Travel Channel has named libraries the #1 bedbug infestation spot. Some libraries are closing temporarily due to bedbug problems; others have had to destroy valuable historic books due to serious infestations caused by well-meaning patrons (who then contemplate suing to get their library privileges back). The problem has become so common that some libraries are posting their bedbug management policies on their websites, and several have detailed them to the news media. Rest assured, however, the bedbugs are not a terrorist attack. Here’s some tips on how to spot them in used or library books and some tips on how to get rid of them (for example, by leaving the books in a hot car).
- The differences between science fiction and science fact change over time, and our opinions continue to change too.
- What kind of book reader are you? More types of book reader.
- The Observation Deck has some science questions for long-ignored – and highly suspect – sci-fi depictions of booze. And you thought the explanation for Vulcan blood was too in-depth.
- Interview: Paul Kostek on Private Spaceships Will Inspire Future Generations
- 12 mobile living concepts for a post-apocalyptic future
- Interview: After three years as TV’s golden couple, Doctor Who’s Matt Smith and Karen Gillan prepare to go their separate ways. How will they ever survive?
- Interview: Matt Smith Suggests Charlize Theron for a Female Doctor
- Interview: Seth Green dishes the Robot Chicken DC Comics Special.
- News: Doctor Who premiere breaks BBC America ratings record
- News: J.J. Abrams sells robot cop pilot to Fox.
- Breaking Bad: Periodic Table Of Death by John LaRue
- HTML5 Map of the Firefly ‘Verse
- Next week, for the first time in 22 years, PBS will televise the four dramas of Richard Wagner’s Ring cycle on consecutive nights – a rare opportunity to encounter in the manner intended “the most ambitious and most profound work of art ever created.” The first recorded cycle – completed by Georg Solti in 1965 – has been named in critics polls as the greatest recording of all time and remains the consensus recommendation. This production, described by the Metropolitan Opera as the most ambitious production in its 130 year history, has received unusually harsh reviews, but don’t fear, so did the 1976 Bayreuth centennial production, and the is now considered one of the definitive performances of the piece.
- Star Trek: Where Is the Cast 46 Years After TV Premiere?
- 7 Signs That You’re Not Ready to Publish
- When publishing goes wrong. Mandy DeGeit was a first time author submitting to a horror anthology by Undead Press. The contract included a line that they had the right to edit the story — standard operating procedure. But when she got a copy of the book, they’d drastically changed the story: “They turned a non-gendered character into a boy, they named the best friend, they created a memory
for the main character about animal abuse. They added a suggestion of rape at the end…” The wrote to the publisher, who was immediately on the defensive. An interview with DeGeit. An interview with the editor in question. Lincoln Crisler on why this shouldn’t have happened. Brent Abell on the contract she received. Karen Woodward on editing clauses.