SF Tidbits for 6/30/07
- Blue Moon Rising points us to the outstanding artwork of Dan Dos Santos.
- Fans of Karl Schroeder’s Virga novels (Sun of Suns, Queen of Candesce) are creating RPGs based on his world. [via BoingBoing]
- David Louis Edelman is thinking a lot about J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle Earth.
- A Texas writer talks about how he was influenced by the worlds of Robert E. Howard.
- Fantasy Book Critic interviews Austin Grossman, author of Soon I Will Be Invincible.
- At SciFi Wire, John Joseph Adams profiles Patrick Rothfuss, author of The Name of the Wind.
- The June issue of Clarkesworld Magazine is online.
- James Maxey (Bitterwood) tells us how to build a better dragon. With sketches! [via When Gravity Fails] Also: James Maxey has been added to the list of sf/f authors who blog.
- This long-but-thoughtful essay on book reviewing covers avoids the normal do’s and don’ts and talks instead about the impact of the market on book reviewing. Robert J. Sawyer is mentioned. As is Harriet Klausner. [via BookNinja]
- Lou Anders and Martin McGrath weigh in on The New Sci-Fi.
- Stainless Steel Droppings profiles photographic artist Robert ParkeHarrison.
- According to TV Tropes wiki, sci-fi writers have no sense of scale.
- GalleyCat reports that Harlan Ellison’s defamation lawsuit against Fantagraphics Books was resolved.
- John W. Bjerk has posted an Excel spreadsheet of award-winning science fiction.
- The Mystery of Existence blog sees that science fiction is fertile ground for the ideas behind psychology and spirituality.
- Amazon Blog podcast-interviews J. Michael Straczysnki, writer/creator of Babylon 5: The Lost Tales.
- Five things Blade Runner got wrong.
- Here’s Wonder Woman re-imagined as an anime character. [via The Cultural Gutter]
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