SF Tidbits for 10/30/07
- Solaris Books plans to serialize Three Unbroken (Chris Roberson‘s second novel in his Celestial Empire sequence, after The Dragon’s Nine Sons) on their website for free, at a rate of two chapters per week. Three Unbroken is based on the sixty-four elements of the I-Ching, and “follows the lives of three soldiers from their induction into the armed forces to their eventual fight for survival on the frontline.”
- David Louis Edelman shows off the cool cover of Multireal, the sequel to Infoquake.
- SciFi Wire profiles Brandon Sanderson, author of Mistborn: The Well of Ascension.
- Jeff VanderMeer talks with George R.R. Martin (Dreamsongs). “Like any writer, I’d like to think I’ve gotten better. I know I’ve gotten longer.”
- Neth Space has 5 questions each for Michael Moorcock (The Metatemporal Detective) and Joe Abercrombie (The Blade Itself).
- John Joseph Adams has guest-edited the Pirate issue of Shimmer magazine.
- The blog LiveJournal community for the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America asks: Which short fiction magazines do you read?
- John Ringo is quoted in the article Science Fiction: How the Cult Became Mainstream, which says that it’s because sf “predicts the future of today’s hot-button issues.”
- The Guild Cafe has the Charlie Stross article Life’s a Game and them You Die, which attempts to explain how online games will affect our culture over the next couple of decades.
- L.E. Modesitt, Jr. explains why the singularity won’t happen. “It won’t happen. Not even close. Why not? First, because such visions are based on technology, not on humanity. Second, they’re based on a western European/North American cultural chauvinism.”
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