SF Tidbits for 9/12/07
- At SciFi Wire, John Joseph Adams profiles Christopher Barzak, author of One For Sorrow. Also: John Scalzi interviews Barzak at Ficlets. [via The Swivet]
- Orbit Books has posted the first chapter of The Awakened Mage by Karen Miller.
- Adam Roberts reviews Ben Bova’s Titan. [via Graham Sleight]
- Over at The Art Department, Irene Gallo asks Donato Giancola about his sketching process and gives a 30-second interview with Adam Rex.
- ABC Australia podcasts Brisbane Writers Festival guests Kim Wilkins and Marianne de Pierres.
- Steve Perry has been added to the list of sf/f authors who blog.
- Lou Anders talks about The Age of Steampunk and provides a healthy set of steampunkish linkage.
- Free Speculative Fiction Online has posted a a new batch of free stories.
- Susan Sontag talks about sci-fi films in this 1965 article, The Imagination of Disaster (PDF link). “Science fiction films are one of the most accomplished of the popular art forms, and can give a great deal of pleasure to sophisticated film addicts. Part of the pleasure, indeed, comes from the sense in which these movies are in complicity with the abhorrent.” [via Supercentral]
- Neal Asher contemplates capital-L Literature. “The wider literati intelligentsia – a diverse collection of self-promoting critics and would-be academics – feel it their business to decide what to include under this title and what to exclude.”
- Kathryn Cramer asks, “Is it possible to define literary genres by public consensus?“
- Telic Thoughts considers science fiction an intelligent design.
- Here are some online episodes of Red Dwarf. [via Big Dumb Object]
- The Harry Potter film franchise is now officially the biggest in history, surpassing the James Bond and Star Wars films.
- SciFi Weekly reviews the Battlestar Galactica RPG. Rating: A-.
- Looking for that special gift for that special someone? How about life-size metal statues of Terminator, Spiderman, Alien, Predator, RoboCop and more?
- Biblioholism test: You might be a biblioholic is look at these images of libraries and start salivating. [via Larry Ketchersid]
- BBC News ponders the plight of Booker prize judges and asks: Could You Read 100 Novels In 100 Days? Calling all Klausners… I’m just sayin’.
- Humor: Cracked lists The 8 Most Common Sci-Fi Visions of the Future (And Why They’ll Never Happen).
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