SF Tidbits for 11/28/07
- Author Michael Moorcock and artist John Picacio will be signing copies of The Metatemporal Detective on Saturday, Dec. 8th at 3pm at BookPeople in Austin, TX. [via John Picacio and Lou Anders]
- Kay Kenyon shows off the Stephan Martiniere cover for her upcoming book A World Too Near, sequel to Bright Of The Sky.
- At SciFi Wire, John Joseph Adams profiles Jeffrey Overstreet, author of Auralia’s Colors.
- Tom Swift is headed for the big screen, although apparently as “green propaganda” as Cinema Blend puts it.
- Philip Pullman, author of The Golden Compass, hits back at critics who accuse him of peddling “candy-coated atheism”. “I am a story teller,” he said. “If I wanted to send a message I would have written a sermon.”
- Has Amazon done away with mass-market paperback discounts? “Amazon’s pricing for mass market books has suddenly gone full retail, no discount since the release of the Kindle. When questioned in Newsweek about the low pricing, [Amazon CEO Jeff] Bezos said ‘low-margin and high-volume sale — you just have to make sure the mix [between discounted and higher-priced items] works.’ “
- The Universal Digital Library has completed the digitization of 1.5 million books and on Tuesday made them free and publicly available. [via CNet]
- Real Science: Astrobiology Magazine looks at what life would be like if the Earth had no Moon. [via Cynical-C]
- Billie Piper (who played Rose Tyler) is returning to Doctor Who for three episodes.
- Not happy with the posters for The Sarah Connor Chronicles? Fox invites you to design your own and possibly win a trip to the L.A. premiere party.
- Cinematical has a sneak peek at Heath Ledger’s Joker. I hope this image reflects a more serious Joker than we saw in Tim Burton’s version. That movie does not hold up well at all.
- Science Fiction Brewed Fresh Daily shows us Why Science Fiction is More Fun to Read Than Proper Literature.
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