SF Tidbits for 1/29/08
- WICN’s Inquiry has a radio interview with Gary Westfahl about his book Hugo Gernsback and the Century of Science Fiction. [via Locus Online]
- SciFi Wire profiles Philip Palmer, author of Debatable Space.
- Bibliophile Stalker interviews Melanie Tem and Steve Rasnic Tem (The Man on the Ceiling). “I really like the unique challenges of the novel, but for overall fun with the process, I don’t think you can beat the short story…”
- SciFi Weekly Editor Scott Edelman looks back at 2007 by way of a quiz: match the quote with the author who said it.
- 2007: The Best of the Year by Jeff VanderMeer and 2007: Recommended Reading by Claude Lalumière.
- Veoh is hosting a 47-minute film of Terry Bisson’s “Incident at Oak Ridge”. Watch the trailer. [via Locus Online]
- Eos offers up a PDF reading guide for the sf/f classics A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller, Jr.; Lord of Light and The Great Book of Amber by Roger Zelazny; The Crystal Cave by Mary Stewart; The Forever War by Joe Haldeman; Burning Chrome by William Gibson; Beggars in Spain by Nancy Kress; Gold by Isaac Asimov; My Soul to Keep by Tananarive Due; and The Curse of Chalion by Lois McMaster Bujold.
- Alan DeNiro reviews The New Space Opera. “…how do contemporary practitioners of space opera respond to the challenge of keeping the form relevant?” [via Mumpsimus]
- Recently free fiction at ManyBooks.net: “Out Like a Light” (1960) and “Anything You Can Do …” (1963) by Randall Garrett.
- John Klima continues his how-to series: So You Want to Start A Zine, Part 8.
- Over at Books Under the Bridge, the thoughtful essay Spitting in the Eye of the Technological Singularity defines The Singularity as (1) A Buzzword that Leverages the Mystique of Artificial Intelligence, (2) Magic Masquerading as Science, and (3) A Crutch for Sci-Fi Writers. Discuss.
- Meanwhile, Ultratech Memes talks about What Sci-Fi gets wrong about Human Nature: “When science fiction is at its best, it’s about much more than spaceships and rayguns. It’s about ideas.”
- Popular Mechanics compares all the Terminators. [via Whedonesque]
- Real Science: The Center for Science Writings lists The Stevens Seventy Greatest Science Books.
- Great White Snark lists Real-Life Celebrities Who Should Fight Zombies in Comics and Movies.
- A funny thing that needs no introduction: Batman vs. Robin.
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