Obama: "The debate [over climate change] is settled"

"The shift to a cleaner energy economy won't happen overnight, and it will require tough choices along the way," said President Obama last night in his State of the Union Address."But the debate is settled," he added emphatically. "Climate change is a fact." » 1/29/14 8:45am 1/29/14 8:45am

The Can't-Lose Secret to Making Anybody Want to Read Your SF Novel

Over in Locus, there's a must-read essay by God's War author Kameron Hurley, about how to talk to your friends and family who don't "get" science fiction and fantasy books. A big part of it is getting over your urge to dismiss your own books (or favorites by other authors) as "silly." But there's also a crucial secret. » 12/27/13 4:40pm 12/27/13 4:40pm

How much was Isaac Asimov involved in Asimov's Magazine?

Sheila Williams has been editor of Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine since 2004 — but she's been involved with the magazine for 31 years, since she came on board as an editorial assistant. Talking to Locus Magazine, she reminisces about working with Isaac Asimov himself at the magazine that bore his name. » 11/18/13 10:48am 11/18/13 10:48am

J.J. Abrams' Pet Peeve: When Futuristic Stories Use Present-Day Jargon

Sunday sees the first episode of Almost Human, the android-cyborg buddy cop show from some of the peeps behind Fringe. Co-creator J.J. Abrams has been doing interviews to promote the show, and he brought up the biggest thing that annoys him in future-set stories: anachronistically present-day references. » 11/14/13 9:40am 11/14/13 9:40am

Breaking Bad inspires George R.R.Martin to make an even worse villain

A Song of Ice and Fire author George R.R. Martin is an avid viewer of Breaking Bad, but couldn't help but note on his blog after last weekend's episode "Ozymandias" that "Walter White is a bigger monster than anyone in Westeros." His next thought? "(I need to do something about that)." » 9/18/13 11:20am 9/18/13 11:20am