SF Tidbits for 3/27/08
- Sci-Fi Talk podcast-interviews Archbishop John J. Myers, co-author of Space Vulture with Gary K. Wolf. I’m reading this now and it’s lot’s of fun.
- Locus Online includes interview excerpts from this month’s issue of Locus magazine, featuring Charles Stross and Peter Watts.
- White Screen of Despair is not really helping me to manage my time when they point out the web comic Bit Strips and their one-shot Conan the Culinarian.
- Free Fiction:
- Recently posted at ManyBooks.net: The Planet Strappers by Raymond Z. Gallun (1961).
- The list of Free Hugo-Nominated Short Fiction has been updated with Michael Swanwick’s Hugo-nominated story, “A Small Room in Koboldtown“, which has been posted (in PDF format) by Tachyon Publications. [via Science Fiction Awards Watch]
- The Agony Column looks at Philip K. Dick’s Ubik: The Screenplay.
- Mike Brotherton gives us The Hard SF Writer’s Bookshelf.
- The latest episode of BoingBoing TV features Xeni Jardin covering the phenomenon of filk, the combination of folk music and science fiction fandom. I caught my first live performance of filk at last year’s ApolloCon and was quite impressed.
- io9 lists 6 Brilliant Dragons from Science Fiction.
- This week, SciFi Scanner’s SciFi Department asks: Can Superhero Parodies Be Saved?
- Before they were Action Figures: Plaid Stallions has a scan of a print ad hawking a Fembot doll, the “Female Robot Adversary of The Bionic Woman“. Ideal for “thrilling action and fashion play!” Uh-huh.
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