SF Tidbits for 1/28/07
- Stainless Steel Droppings profiles genre artist Donato Giancola
- The Art Department interviews genre artist Tiffany Prothero.
- North Carolina State University’s student-run newspaper, The Technician profiles professor and author John Kessel whose 1985 story “A Clean Escape” has been adapted for Masters of Science Fiction. [via WatEotU]
- Charles Stross sheds dome light on a writer’s lifestyle.
- After a brief hiatus, The Bat Segundo Show is back and has podcast-interviews with Richard Ford and Anne Fernald and Valerie Trueblood.
- Eternal Golden Braid laments the decline of science fiction on the bookstore shelves in The Death of Captain Future and Other Stories (and Other Stories).
- MSNBC asks: What suit do you wear to a spacewalk? [via EGB]
- Robert Silverberg talks about re-reading Jack Vance’s The Dying Earth.
- Tom Becker has won the 2007 Waterstone’s children’s book prize with his first novel, Darkside, a young adult novel about a parallel world with werewolves and vampires in a Victorian setting.
- The moderators of the website for Campbell-eligible authors are trying to collect info about all authors who are eligible for the 2007 John W. Campbell Best New Writer Award. [via Jed Hartman]
- Asimov’s upcoming 30th anniversary issue. “Each of the past editors–George Scithers, Kathleen Moloney, Shawna McCarthy and Gardner Dozois–will contribute a short piece to the editorial, and their essays, along with mine, will be combined with a reprint of Isaac’s first editorial for the magazine,” current editor Sheila Williams said in an interview.
- David Louis Edelman lists 10 Tech Companies That Blew It in the Past Two Decades.
- Charlie Huston wonders how publishers deem one book to be in hardcover and another in paperback.
- John Barnes, Mick Farren, Ellen Klages, Geoffrey Landis and Catherynne M. Valente have been added to the list of SF/F authors who blog. [Some via S. Andrew Swann]
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