SF Tidbits for 7/18/07
- At SciFi Wire, John Joseph Adams profiles Kage Baker, author of The Sons of Heaven, the concluding Company novel. [Note to self: Stop putting off this series. You've read a bunch of the stories and liked 'em, so take the plunge, slacker!]
- Aqueduct Press has part 1 of a conversation with Nicola Griffith, author of Ammonite and Slow River. “Being published doesn’t make you a good writer, it just makes you published. There is no magic bullet, no funny handshake, no secret decoder ring. There is nothing but talent and hard work and patience.”
- Subterranean has two new pieces of fiction from their Summer 2007 issue posted this week: “Carnival Knowledge: a Lucifer Jones Story” by Mike Resnick and “Snowball’s Chance” by Charles Stross. [via Subterranean Press]
- James Patrick Kelly is podcasting his novel Look Into the Sun. Here’s Part 20.
- Here’s a Study Guide for Ursula LeGuin’s 1974 novel The Dispossessed.
- Bookplate Junkie has more science fiction bookplates.
- The Rand Corporation has made its landmark 1964 study Habitable Planets for Man by Stephen H. Dole available for free as PDF. A sample: “Within 100 light years of Earth (a relatively small distance when it is considered that the thickness of our Galaxy is over 10,000 light-years at the center and its diameter is about 80,000 light-years), there should be about 50 habitable planets.” [via Robert J. Sawyer]
- The blog of a Sci-Fi Geek posts his own 10 Favorite Weapons from Science Fiction.
- From Cracked.com: 6 Questions The Last Harry Potter Book Had Better Answer. “Will Harry die at the end? How about Ron? Or Hermione? Please God, don’t let it be Hermione. Take Ron instead.”
- Fanboy points us to the ultimate Star Wars home theater.
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