Sun Aug 31
British Genre Fiction Hitlist: Early September New Releases
Sat Aug 30
Locked in a Room With His Greatest Enemy. Doctor Who: “Into the Dalek”
Fri Aug 29
Fiction Affliction: September Releases in Paranormal Romance
Heir of Fire (Excerpt)
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Rewatch: “You Are Cordially Invited”
Descend Pathfinder’s The Emerald Spire
Rereading Joe Abercrombie’s First Law Trilogy, Before They Are Hanged: “So This is Pain” and “One Step at a Time”
Malazan Reread of the Fallen: The Crippled God, Chapter Fifteen
Summer of Sleaze: The Exploitation of James Dallas Egbert III
Power Plays and Indian Steampunk in Eric Brown’s Jani and the Greater Game
Werewolf Mercenaries and Mentors: Shifting Shadows by Patricia Briggs
Morning Roundup: Love Makes Superheroes of Us All!
Thu Aug 28
Fiction Affliction: September Releases in Paranormal and Urban Fantasy
Steampunk Events for September 2014
Time Travelling Through Your Earlier Books: The Stones of Green Knowe
Amy Pond is Dressed as the Pink Ranger and it Gets Even Better From There
Gaming Roundup: Grab a Friend or Four to Play Dragon Age: Inquisition
Infinite Jest Comes to the Greatest Medium: LEGO!
A Read of Ice and Fire: A Feast for Crows, Part 28
Read “Night’s Slow Poison,” from the World of Hugo-Winning Novel Ancillary Justice
Where Is Katniss in the Latest Mockingjay Rebel Posters?
Words of Radiance Reread: Chapter 11
The Soft Apocalypse of The Getaway God
Darth Vader is Kind of a Time Traveler
Tasty, Tasty Angst: Sarah J. Maas’s Heir of Fire
Morning Roundup: OMG Star Trek: Next Gen Cast Please Just Reunite on TV
Wed Aug 27
Fiction Affliction: Genre-Benders for September
Lois Lane Gets Her Own YA Novel With Virtual Reality Video Games and Internet Romance
Under the Dome: “The Red Door”
Rereading Melanie Rawn: Dragon Prince, Chapters 10 and 11
Oh Crap, Shadows That Eat People are Real and They’ve Been Protecting Our Books For Centuries
Malazan Reread of the Fallen: The Crippled God, Chapter Fourteen
Why We’re Creating Uncanny, a Real Magazine with a Fake History (and a Space Unicorn)
Rocket Talk Episode 24: Foz Meadows and Aidan Moher Recap WorldCon
Mary Poppins is a Wizard Who Literally Sings Her Spells
Trigger Warning, Neil Gaiman’s New Short Fiction Collection, Coming in February
Read “Unlocked,” the Free Prequel Novella to John Scalzi’s Lock In
A Cup of Salt Tears
Morning Roundup: In the Name of the Moon, He Will Rock You!
Tue Aug 26
John Scalzi and Apple Answer All the Things! (About Lock In)
Fiction Affliction: September Releases in Science Fiction
Your Money is No Good Here, Mr. Chakotay.
The Book of Three 50th Anniversary Edition (Excerpt)
The Pop Quiz at the End of the Universe: Rod Duncan
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Rewatch: “Sacrifice of Angels”
Joss Whedon Teaches Jeremy Renner How to Hawkeye
Claustrophobia Under Strange Skies: “The Mound”
Echopraxia: The Latest Attempt by Peter Watts to Stomp Your Assumptions to Death
The Wheel of Time Reread Redux: From the Two Rivers Prologue
Sansa Stark: “I Would Love to Go on a Massive Killing Spree”
Who’s Your Daddy? (Star-Lord Edition)
Genre at the Emmy Awards: Sherlock Won, Game of Thrones Got Snubbed, and George R. R. Martin Got a Typewriter
Donald Glover Finally Becomes Our Favorite Wall-Crawler!
Sleeps With Monsters: Some Books and a Night of Awards
George R. R. Martin’s Scream is Pretty Amazing
Unlocking John Scalzi’s Lock In
Morning Roundup: Venkman and Stay Puft Put the Past Behind Them
Mon Aug 25
Fiction Affliction: September Releases in Fantasy
12 Reasons to Read and Love Terry Pratchett’s Discworld
“Brave People are Afraid. I’m Not Afraid Anymore.” Kameron Hurley’s The Mirror Empire
The Legend of Korra Season Finale: “Enter the Void” and “Venom of the Red Lotus”
Animorphs: Why the Series Rocked and Why You Should Still Care
Guardians of the Galaxy Dances Back to the Top of the Box Office!
A Read of the Dark Tower: Constant Reader Tackles The Wind Through the Keyhole: “The Skin-Man (Part 1)” (First Half)
Not with a Bang: True Blood’s Powerfully Unsexy Series Finale
Rereading the Empire Trilogy: Daughter of the Empire, Part 14
Morning Roundup: Does This Mean Our Sears Fridge isn’t a Portal to Ancient Sumer?
Sat Aug 23
Coffee or Chips? Doctor Who: “Deep Breath”
Fri Aug 22
Among Myths: Scale-Bright by Benjanun Sriduangkaew
Closure, Questions Answered, and New Questions Raised: Ian C Esslemont’s Assail
The Pop Quiz at the End of the Universe: Patrick Swenson
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Rewatch: “Favor the Bold”
The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place (Excerpt)
Let’s Watch Benedict Cumberbatch Get Surprised in the Shower
Johnny Depp and Kevin Smith’s Daughters to Fight Evil with Yoga and Apathy in New Movie
Rereading Joe Abercrombie’s First Law Trilogy, Before They Are Hanged: “Heading North” and “Scant Mercy”
Joseph Gordon-Levitt Confirms That Sandman Movie Is Still Happening: “We’re Working on a Script”
Malazan Reread of the Fallen: The Crippled God, Chapter Thirteen
Gaming Roundup: Gamescom 2014 Edition
Summer of Sleaze: The Unsung Horrors of Ken Greenhall
Read the First Five Chapters of John Scalzi’s Lock In
What Happened, If It Happened: J by Howard Jacobson
Fairytale’s Most Wanted: The Five Most Well-Known Character Types
Morning Roundup: Thank Goodness They’ve Drawn Attention Away from Our Wang Computers Shirt
Thu Aug 21
Answers from Brandon Sanderson at the When Words Collide Festival!
The Pop Quiz at the End of the Universe: Sarah J. Maas
Does Evangeline Lilly’s New Hairdo Mean She’s Playing Wasp in Ant-Man?
The Seventh Sigil (Excerpt)
Who Wants to Play Two Truths and A Lie with John Scalzi?
When Even Magic isn’t Enough: A Stranger at Green Knowe
Brandon Sanderson Takes the Ice Bucket Challenge!
In an Alternate Universe, Pierce Brosnan Was Tim Burton’s Batman
A Read of Ice and Fire: A Feast for Crows, Part 27
Words of Radiance Reread: Chapter 10
The Pop Quiz at the End of the Universe: John Scalzi (Part Two)
The Harry Potter Reread: The Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapters 3 and 4
Thirty Years On: Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman and the Legacy of Mortality
Highlights from a Conversation Between George R.R. Martin and Robin Hobb
Morning Roundup: Jean Grey Knows We’re Miserable Now
Wed Aug 20
Short and to the Point: We Are All Completely Fine by Daryl Gregory
City of Stairs (Excerpt)
Second Sight: Visions by Kelley Armstrong
Under the Dome: “Awakening”
Rereading Melanie Rawn: Dragon Prince, Chapter 9
“Nicolas Cage as Everyone” Meme Replaces All Your Favorite Genre Characters
Malazan Reread of the Fallen: The Crippled God, Chapter Twelve
The Welcome Return of the Impatient and Cantankerous Doctor Who
Hush Now, This is an Alternate Harry Potter Future Where Fred Weasley Lives and You Can’t Convince Us Otherwise
Rocket Talk Episode 23: Kate Elliott and N.K. Jemisin
Rentable You: John Scalzi’s Lock In and the Terror Hiding in its Future
Should the World Fantasy Award be Changed?
Seven Commentaries on an Imperfect Land
Morning Roundup: Hipster Elsa and Anna Build the Most Obscure Snowmen
Tue Aug 19
So Brass! Alan Gratz’s The League of Seven
Former Wonder Woman Adrianne Palicki Joining Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as Mockingbird
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Rewatch: “Behind the Lines”
Here’s Your First Look at Paul Rudd as Ex-Con Scott Lang in Ant-Man
Take One Guess as to Who Benedict Cumberbatch Is Playing in The Jungle Book
Short Fiction Spotlight: A Few Flash Pieces from Daily Science Fiction
Many Peculiar Bottles: “The Terrible Old Man”
The Wheel of Time Reread Redux: Introductory Post
Guess Whose Birthday It Is!
3 of the Biggest Overreactions in Greek Mythology
Whatever Happened to the Boy Wonder? Bring Robin Back to the Big Screen
New York’s First Internet: A Series of Tubes (Seriously)
The Pop Quiz at the End of the Universe: John Scalzi (Part One)
Hero of the Five Points
Morning Roundup: You Think Pink is your Ally? Bane was Born in Pink, Moulded by It!
Mon Aug 18
The YA Roundup: Frozen’s Expanding Empire
Ah, Only at the Hugo Awards Can You Feasibly Kidnap the Tenth Doctor
Rumor Has It Doctor Strange Won’t Be an Origin Story
Salt & Storm (Excerpt)
Read a Transcript and See Storyboards of the Avengers: Age of Ultron SDCC Trailer
Is The Legend of Korra’s “The Ultimatum” the End of the Line?
Rian Johnson Doesn’t Feel As Much Pressure to Make Star Wars: Episode VIII As You Would Think
Something in Red: Scarlett Johansson’s SciFi Appeal
Looking For Spice in All the Wrong Places: Star Wars: Young Jedi Knights: Crisis at Crystal Reef
Syfy’s Childhood’s End Adaptation is Moving Forward Once More
Congratulations to Tor.com’s Hugo Award-Winners!
J.K. Rowling Releases New Story About Harry Potter Chanteuse
Lock In (Audio Excerpt)
Is Jenna Coleman Leaving Doctor Who by Christmas?
A Read of The Dark Tower: Constant Reader Tackles The Wind Through the Keyhole: “Starkblast”
True Blood Season 7, Episode 9: “Love is to Die”
Rereading The Empire Trilogy: Daughter of the Empire, Part 13
Morning Roundup: Every Guinea Pig Could Use Some Steampunk Swag
Sun Aug 17
Announcing the 2014 Hugo Award Winners
British Genre Fiction Hitlist: Late August New Releases
Fri Aug 15
Boldly Going Where Many Have Gone Before: The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Rewatch: “Sons and Daughters”
Announcing the 2014 Chesley Award Winners
Criminal: The Comic Book Crime Epic We Really Need
“Perhaps It Was Only an Echo”: The Giver
Highlights from Delia’s Shadow Author Jaime Lee Moyer’s AMA!
Building a Reference Library: Science Fiction: Stories and Contexts edited by Heather Masri
Summer of Sleaze: The Auctioneer and Maynard’s House
We’re Holding Out for a (New) Hero: How Heroes and Villains are Evolving
Uncanny Magazine Announces Full Funding
Sherlock Holmes: The Spirit Box (Excerpt)
Morning Roundup: Columbo Will Be Unstoppable with a Robot Companion!
Thu Aug 14
When in Rume: The Incorruptibles by John Hornor Jacobs
The Pop Quiz at the End of the Universe: Jess Row
Announcing the Winners of the 1939 Retro Hugo Awards!
Drifting Away, on More Than One Level: The River at Green Knowe
Five Portraits (Excerpt)
Is The Eaton Collection of Science Fiction and Fantasy in Danger?
Life Experiences: Kaleidoscope edited by Alisa Krasnostein and Julia Rios
If the Captain America 3 Screenwriter Had His Way, MODOK Would Be That Film’s Villain
A Read of Ice and Fire: A Feast for Crows, Part 26
Words of Radiance Reread: Chapter 9
Peter Capaldi is the Doctor and You Should Be Worried. Doctor Who: “Deep Breath”
Sophie Turner and Elle Fanning to Play Mary Shelley in Competing Biopics of the Frankenstein Author
Ice-T’s Dungeons & Dragons Audiobook is Out, and it’s Free!
The Harry Potter Reread: The Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapters 1 and 2
No Longer Locked In: How Real-Life Robots Help Kids
Morning Roundup: Our Boss Went to LonCon and All We Got Was This Stupid Grail
Wed Aug 13
An Empty Vessel: Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami
Dangerously Awkward: Mortal Danger by Ann Aguirre
Check Out the New Fantasy Series from Naomi Novik, Author of the Temeraire Series!
The Pop Quiz at the End of the Universe: Heather Masri
Under the Dome: “Going Home”
Rereading Melanie Rawn: Dragon Prince, Chapters 7 and 8
Avid Gamer Robin Williams Will Become an NPC in World of Warcraft
James Gunn: Star-Lord’s Father Won’t Be Who It Is in the Comics
Yes, We Totally Want to See Terry Crews as Luke Cage
Malazan Reread of the Fallen: The Crippled God, Chapter Eleven
Eight Essential Science Fiction Detective Mash-Ups
Now You Can Play Parks and Rec’s The Cones of Dunshire In Real Life
Rocket Talk Episode 22: “Ponies” by Kij Johnson
Guardians of the Galaxy, We Need to Talk
Gaming’s Race Problem: GenCon and Beyond
Morning Roundup: Can Cloud T-Rexes Detect Movement?
Tue Aug 12
Proof That Sherlock and The Princess Bride Share the Same Plot
No Kings, No Masters in The Legend of Korra’s “Long Live the Queen”
Lev Grossman, Rainbow Rowell, and Other YA Authors Sort Their Characters Into Hogwarts Houses
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Rewatch: “Rocks and Shoals”
Pastoral Family Drama: The Fool’s Assassin by Robin Hobb
Short Fiction Spotlight: Mother of Suns
Teen Wolf: Dead Pool
You’ve Got to Hide Your Feelings Away: Why We Buy Into Emotional Dystopias
Li’l Firefly: Featuring Kaylee is the Best Cosplay That Will Ever Exist
Jason Momoa Will Indeed Play Aquaman in Batman v Superman
The Wheel of Time Reread REDUX Begins on August 19th!
This Video Perfectly Illustrates Why We Don’t Have a Female-Led Superhero Movie
Robin Williams Taught Us the Joy of Being Weird
The Annals of All the Solar System: “The Shadow Out of Time”
Adieu, Fillory! Here’s What Happened in The Magician’s Land
Morning Roundup: This Norman Rockwell-style Captain America is Making us Weirdly Nostalgic
Mon Aug 11
The YA Roundup: Supernatural Fandom Gets Pushy
Steven Moffat Is Totally Down for a Sherlock/Doctor Who Crossover But Doesn’t Think It’ll Actually Happen
Did Will Arnett Hide an Arrested Development Reference in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles?
The Streets of Londinium-town:The Ripper Affair by Lilith Saintcrow
All Is Right With the World: There Is Now an Otter Named After Benedict Cumberbatch
Been There, Done That: Why We Keep Retelling Fairy Tales
Watch a Trailer for Doctor Who’s First Season 8 Episode “Deep Breath”
Could Vin Diesel Be Starring in a Marvel Inhumans Movie?
Is Gillian Anderson’s Debut Sci-Fi Novel Basically Scully X-Files Fic?
The Pop Quiz at the End of the Universe: Nick Cole
Celebrity Audition Tape Compilation Features Sherlock, Game of Thrones, Star Wars and More!
Maisie Williams Doubts the Verisimilitude of Saved by the Bell
There is No Joy Left For You Here. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Uncle Lando’s Magical Amusement Park: Star Wars: Young Jedi Knights: Trouble on Cloud City
Donald Sutherland Accepted His Teen Choice Award as President Snow By Throwing Berries at the Audience
True Blood Season 7, Episode 8: “Almost Home”
That Time Joss Whedon Wrote a Secret Folk Song During Avengers: Age of Ultron Shooting
Rereading the Empire Trilogy: Daughter of the Empire, Part 12
Morning Roundup: The Handrails Will be With You, Always
Fri Aug 8
It’s All Academic: Reviewing KJ Parker’s Academic Exercises
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Rewatch: “A Time to Stand”
The Pop Quiz at the End of the Universe: Avery Hastings
Joss Whedon: Guardians of the Galaxy Doesn’t Actually Take Place in Our Galaxy
Rereading Joe Abercrombie’s First Law Trilogy, Before They Are Hanged: “One for Dinner” and “One of Them”
Universal Pictures Planning a Whole New Generation of Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles Movies
Malazan Reread of the Fallen: The Crippled God, Chapter Ten
The Mayor From Portlandia Revealed as Skye’s Father On Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
New Doctor Who Season 8 Clip: “She Cares So I Don’t Have To”
Spirit’s Key (Excerpt)
Invented Truth: Your Face in Mine by Jess Row
Summer of Sleaze: The Southern Gothic Horrors of Michael McDowell
Morning Roundup: Let’s Go Exploring with Rocket and Groot!
Thu Aug 7
This is How You Win Groot Cosplay
Weird Kids in a Weird World: Hollow City, by Ransom Riggs