SF Tidbits for 1/30/08
- And the Reuter’s says….Ender’s Game is becoming a video game. [via The Swivet]
- SciFi Wire profiles author/artist Wayne Barlowe (God’s Demon).
- Speculative Horizons interviews John Marco (Skylords and The Black Mirror): “The idea of technological elements in a fantasy world always juices me up….[I] love the anachronism of a knight on a horse leading a mechanical war machine into battle…”
- Paul Di Filippo reviews Red Spikes by Margo Lanagan, A Companion to Wolves by Sarah Monette and Elizabeth Bear, The Sunrise Lands by S.M. Stirling, and Eclipse One edited by Jonathan Strahan. [via Locus Online]
- The Unshelved web comic has an episode that reviews Joe Abercrombie‘s The Blade Itself.
- Free Audio Fiction: James Patrick Kelly has begun podcasting his Nebula-nominated story “Men Are Trouble“.
- The SFWA is setting up a new Nebula Award website.
- Meanwhile, SFWA Blog lists 98 Reasons to Join SFWA.
- Would you believe a woman is planning on opening a real, live physical independent bookstore? In this day and age? The gall!
- [via Quillblog]
- TTACon 9 is being held in London on February 9. Special guests include Ellen Datlow, Pat Cadigan, John & Judith Clute. Bonus: the venue is a place called “Filthy MacNastys”.
- io9 List Mania #1: Five Bollywood Science Fiction Movies You Should Know.
- io9 List Mania #2: Five Ways 9/11 Changed Science Fiction. Stone Dead Parrot responds.
- In a three part series, Books Under the Bridge looks at The Future of Religion:
- According this Math Major, The Trouble With Science Fiction is it’s “all too frequently just about the science, never the fiction”.
- Poker, politics, & philosophy looks at literary science fiction
- Based on the list of 75 words every sci-fi fan should know, Geekend follows-up with 25 more words every sci-fi fan should know.
- Holy Swine! It’s a Batman Piggy Bank!
“Science-fiction — real science-fiction — is in my opinion about people, about the interaction of science, technology, and human culture. Science-fiction is speculative anthropology (see Ursula K. Le Guin, for example). So what does science-fiction have to say about religion? Apparently, nothing.”
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