SF Tidbits for 2/29/08
- Free Reads:
- As promised, Neil Gaiman‘s publisher, Harper Collins, has made his book American Gods freely available. It’s only available for one month and only via online reading. So hurry up and read it while you can!
- Tobias Buckell has posted the 1st chapter of his next novel, Sly Mongoose.
- Jayme Lynn Blaschke is giving away copies of his Locus Poll-nominated story “The Final Voyage of La Riaza”.
- Apex has purchased the short story collection (I Remember the Future: The Award-Nominated Stories of Michael A. Burstein). About time, imo. [via SF Scope]
- Meet the Author: Iain M. Banks, whose mum recommends Matter.
- Locus Online has interviews excerpts with Maureen F. McHugh and Lucius Shepard, pulled from the latest issue of Locus magazine.
- At SciFi Wire, John Joseph Adams profiles Alastair Reynolds (The Prefect) and Robin Hobb (Renegade’s Magic).
- Angry Black Woman features a guest essay by David Anthony Durham.
- Paul Levinson is reading from his upcoming book, Unburning Alexandria at Gypsy Moon, in Second Life this Sunday.
- Fantasybookspot interviews Michael Cisco (The Traitor and Secret Hours).
- At Time Magazine, Matt Selman tells us How to Store Books. “It is unacceptable to display any book in a public space of your home if you have not read it.” Uh-oh… [via When Gravity Fails]
- Check out Gus Hunter’s cool King Kong artwork.
- Cover Pr0n:
- Cinematical has the new WALL-E poster.
- Jeff Prucher, editor of Brave New Words: The Oxford Dictionary of Science Fiction, talks about organlegging
- Leonard Maltin interviews Anton Yelchin (Pavel Chekov in J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek reboot).
- W.W. Ni has posted an excerpt from Tophero: Son of Smilodon, a “provocative prehistoric space action adventure for men who dare to dream”.
- Jim van Pelt lists 10 Reasons To Not Be Discouraged About the State of Science Fiction.
- io9 lists The Twenty Science Fiction Novels that Will Change Your Life. A nice list, as far it goes, which is just short of explaining exactly why they are life-changing.
- Speaks for itself: Spock as a DJ.
- SciFi Web Comic Humor: Brewster Rockit takes on 2001: A Space Odyssey.
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