- 8-Bit Sand Sculpture Game Tribute
- The artwork for the new A Song of Ice and Fire 2012 Calendar is fantastic.
- The Cosgeek has posted some of the most painfully cute cosplay you’ve ever seen in the form of Captain Kirk and Doctor Who
- The Geek Art Gallery has posted a gallery of Banksy’s best known street art.
- How to make your very own Captain America Duct Tape Shield
- Steampunk? How about Steampug.
- This is how big a geek I am. Cleaning out my desktop this morning, I realized that I had over thirty cosplay lip sync videos laying around. I don’t think most people have even seen a cosplay-themed lip sync video, much less gone through the work of downloading a mess of them locally. Anyhoo… here’s one of the latest to surface: Cosplay Fever: Raise Your Glass.
- Interview: Comic Book Resources interviews Grant Morrison.
- Interview: The Quietus interviews Alan Moore and Queen Calluz.
- DC starts from scratch with Superman: A reinvented Superman loses Lois Lane, but might rediscover the American way
- Interview: Bloody Disgusting has posted an exclusive interview with actor Uwe Boll
- Interview: Short Robert Downey Jr interview about The Avengers.
- News: Emma Watson to star in Guillermo del Toro’s “Beauty and the Beast”
- News: Universal Passes on Dark Tower: The company was going to turn Stephen King’s epic fantasy/western/horror tale into both a movie franchise and an NBC television series, with Ron Howard spearheading the project – but they dropped it because they considered it too costly and risky. King fans are calling for HBO to pick up the property.
- Check out the trailer for Dark Knight Rises.
- Do we really need a remake of the 1990 film Total Recall? It won’t have the goofy humor, Schwarzeneggar, and maybe not even Mars -but it will have Colin Ferrell.
- Hi-res first photo of Underworld: Awakening
- ‘Riddick’ and His Alien Mutt in New Concept Art
- Hashtag Celebrates Borders Employees: The hashtag #thankyouborders was created so that industry professionals and readers alike can celebrate the employees of the bookstore chain who are about to lose their jobs after the liquidation of the chain.
- Interview: Alternative Magazine Online interviews Cherie Priest of Bloodshot.
- Interview: Fantasy, History, Hannibal & Talking Rats: A Conversation between David Anthony Durham & Robert V.S. Redick…
- Interview: The Functional Nerds podcast interviews Timothy Zahn.
- Interview: John Picacio Talks About The George R.R. Martin ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ Calendar, Book Covers in an eBook World, and Art Conventions
- Interview: NPR interviews George R. R. Martin.
- Interview: Suvudu asks Timothy Zahn a few questions, author of the recently released Star Wars: Choices of One.
- Interview: Thomas Mullen interviews Paul Malmont on Pulp Fiction, Imagination, History, and Comics
- News: Books-A-Million May Take Over Some Borders Stores
- News: JK Rowling Site Pottermore Teams Up With Google Books
- News: Latest Song of Ice and Fire Book Sells 298,000 Copies On First Day
- Borders is liquidating as soon as this Friday, closing all 399 stores, ending 40 years of business, and 11,000 jobs. Brought down by e-books and Amazon. Scenes From A Borders Liquidation Sale. Map of (soon to be vacant) Borders stores.
- Bye Bye, Borders: Do We Still Need Brick-and-Mortar Bookstores?
- The Death of Borders and My Book-Buying Practices
- Gamers, have you ever looked in the sci-fi aisle of your bookstore and wondered how there could possibly be novels set in the worlds of “Gears of War” or “Doom,” but nothing in the richly imagined distopia of Bioshock? Have you fed your Art Deco obsession with Ryan-inspired fan fiction, wishing for something more? Wish no longer: Bram Stoker Award winner, sci-fi novelist, punk rocker, Blue Oyster Cult lyricist, etc. John Shirley has written the first official BioShock novel, “BioShock: Rapture,” which hit store shelves yesterday. An excerpt of the book, which is a prequel to the first game, is offered here from publisher Tor.
- Is George R. R. Martin “the American Tolkien” or does the title go to Stephen King?
- Sci-Fi Romance Anthologies: Free of the Ghetto At Last
- Science fiction reflects the extremes of human belief
- What with Borders going belly-up and no new books being written ever, avid readers fear that their chief means of edification and entertainment may no longer be viable. Fear not, and look backwards. Over at The Guardian, Chris Power has spent the last few years telling giving us A Brief Survey Of The Short Story. A lot of my favourites are there, and I am discovering others I am keen to try.
- Why Borders Failed While Barnes & Noble Survived
- You can now rent textbooks from the Amazon Kindle Store
- The Case for Parallel Universes: Why the multiverse is a solid scientific idea
- The Superpowered Potential of Epigenetics
- Last Chance to See a Space Shuttle in Night Sky … Ever
- Physicists have created a “hole in time” using the temporal equivalent of an invisibility cloak. … Metamaterial ‘Space-Time Cloak’ Conceals Not Just Objects, But Entire Events. [More]
- Science Made Simple is a series of 15 animated interstitials produced for TVNZ 7, a New Zealand TV station, aimed at demystifying and defining commonly used, but little understood, scientific and technological jargon.
- The Secret Race to the Moon: The Soviets denied they even had a moon shot program for decades because if they didn’t get there first, it didn’t happen.
- Jayne’s hat makes an appearance in the Penny Arcade webcomic.
- Nearly six minutes of footage from the failed Wonder Woman pilot
- Two Major Game of Thrones Characters Cast!
- 25 Ways to Defeat the Dreaded Writer’s Block
- Nope, Not Buying It: How Do We Maintain Believability in Our Work?