SF Tidbits for 9/11/07
- Subterranean Press offers a preview/excerpt from Pilot Light by Tim Powers and James P. Blaylock: An interview with the elusive William Ashbless.
- Galleycat and SF Scope report that the winners of the Quill Awards, selected by reader poll, include Cormac McCarthy for The Road and Patrick Rothfuss for The Name of the Wind.
- Steven Huff thinks he knows the true identity of John Twelve Hawks, author of The Traveler and The Dark River.
- Edward Champion responds to the hysteria surrounding “The Death of the Book Review”: A book review should be composed of one sentence; ideally, only a handful of words. He must love Book-a-Minute SF, then!
- Gotta hand it to Google for giving it the ol’ college try…It can take this French-language interview with Christopher Priest and translate it into instantly funny pseudo-English. “DC: Which was your implication in the adaptation of your novel for the screen? C.P.: Null. I left without states of hearts Christopher NOLAN and his Jonathan brother to make their job.”
- Rat’s reading goes to great lengths to talk about why he hates fantasy.
- Universe Today offers an Astronomy in Science Fiction podcast. [via BAUTForum]
- The trailer has been online for a few weeks now as a crappy copy taped from ComicCon, but now you can see the officially released trailer for Iron Man in all it’s retro-iron-suit glory.
- Neatorama points us to two tidbits today…a Yoda Scrap Metal Sculpture and a Star Trek back tattoo (among others).
- After a butt-load of Doctor-Who-related craft links, I would be remiss if I did not give equal time to a knitted Hellboy. [via Newsarama via ComicMix]
- Reason #1,001 to love William Shatner: His quote in a recent National Ledger interview when asked what he would like to see his Boston Legal Denny Crane character do in the coming season, Shat says: “I’d like to see him play Captain Kirk in the new Star Trek movie.” [via Drivers and Sundry]
- Star Wars Blog has some images of a teeny-tiny Star Wars novel, hand-crafted, no doubt, by a certain Sith Lord’s correspondingly tiny acting skills. HI-yo!
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