- Interview: TolkienLibrary.com interviews Benjamin Harff about his hand-illuminated edition of The Silmarillion. Complete with click-to-see-larger pictures of his work.
- Interview: Tor.com interviews Chesley Award-Winner Michael Whelan.
- Arian Noveir is selling comic book paintings.
- Edouard Martinet “upcycles” junk into anatomically correct creature sculptures
- Paper dolls from all your favorite TV shows. Just print and cut, and maybe stage your own drama if you like.
- News: Stephen King launches ‘provocative’ radio show
- Geekscape names The ten most unlikely action heroes of TV and film.
- Interview: Katie Holmes Sheds Light on Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark. Oh, hey, I’d almost forgotten Tom Cruise’s wife was an actress.
- News: Marvel to release ‘Road To The Avengers’ movie tie-in.
- News: Saw Director Wants to Remake Ninja Scroll
- 4 Recent Films That Are Accidentally Sequels to 80s Movies
- 6 Awesomely Bad CGI Sequences in Bigger Budget Movies
- The 25 best improvised scenes in movie history.
- The Tunnel is a surprisingly well-made horror movie with a novel distribution strategy: basically, to offer the film in every way possible, from television to movie theaters to DVDs. The filmmakers have even made the movie available for free online as a legal bit torrent file. Is preemptively making the file available as a torrent actually a good distribution model? Surprisingly, a major studio seems to think so.
- Interview: Adventures in SciFi interviews Daniel Polansky of Low Town.
- Interview: Omnivoracious interviews Lev Grossman of The Magician King.
- Interview: San Jose Metblogs talks to Hugo Award-winner Chris Garcia.
- 25 Famous Authors With Learning Disabilities
- Cities real and imagined: The first fantasies were myths, folk and fairy tales. They had classical, tribal or feudal settings because those were the settings in which their makers lived. By 2030, more than 60% of us will live in cities. And so, in the words of urban fantasy author Kate Griffin, “the idea of a newer magic, in which dryads live in sacred lamp-posts and Gandalf’s staff would light the way with a sodium-neon glow” feels far more relevant.
- How To Comparison Shop For Books and ebooks
- Is BookLamp’s “Book Genome Project” the Future of Discovery?
- So much talent, so few readers: Two things can be said emphatically about the South African novel in English since 2000: it has burgeoned into life in a myriad lively shapes and styles and the reader of serious literature in South Africa is an endangered species.
- Aubrey de Grey says we can avoid aging. In fact, he believes that the first person who will live to be a thousand years old may already have been born.
- Living to 100 and Beyond: Scientists are on the brink of radically expanding the span of a healthy life. Author Sonia Arrison on the latest advances—and what they mean for human existence.
- What would Earth be like to us if it were a cube instead of spherical? It would have some weird properties and fascinating differences.
- News: NASA astronauts on the International Space Station have started testing Robonaut 2, their freshly-activated robot helper. The $2.5 million ‘bot — the first humanoid robot in space — stands about 3’4″ and weighs a hefty 330 lbs. It was just removed from storage for the first time in months, and astronauts checked its power systems and cameras. More: Robonaut R2 tweets from outer space.
- Girl, 15, Gets Bionic Fingers (VIDEO)
- Virtual Boarding Agents: The New Airport Frontier? Straight out of sci-fi.
- Interview: Anthony Stewart Head Talks ‘Free Agents’ and ‘Buffy’.
- Interview: The A.V. Club interviews Doctor Who’s Karen Gillan.
- Interview: Steven Moffat talks about the latest River Song twist
- The Best Uses of Steampunk on Television
- Set Photos from Sherlock Episode 2.01 – A Scandal in Belgravia
- BioShock’s Rapture Is A Tacit, Metaphorical Narrator
- Doing it wrong: Are game reviewers bad at video games?
- How Games Saved My Life
- How many video games can you identify by their sound effects? How many can you guess from their music? (part 2, part 3) Can you name video game consoles by their start-up sounds?
- IGN takes a look at How Video Games Will Look in 2021.
- The Super Nintendo Pantheon: Six Years, Six Classic RPGs
- The Top Ten Robots In Video Game History