SF Tidbits for 3/28/08
- Free fiction!
- Free read…for a limited time: Crown Publishing is allowing Scott Sigler to give away free PDF’s of his book Infected from March 27 through March 31. The hardcover version is due in stores on April 1st. [via MobileRead]
- Free audio fiction: “The Stickball Witch” by Peter S. Beagle, read by the author himself. [via The Green Man Review]
- More free audio fiction: StarShipSofa narrates Jeff VanderMeer’s story “Shark God Versus Octopus God“. [via SFFaudio]
- Eos is giving away 10 copies of The Yiddish Policemen’s Union by Michael Chabon.
- At SciFi Wire, John Joseph Adams profiles Ann and Jeff VanderMeer, editors of The New Weird.
- Analog will be serializing Robert J. Sawyer’s Wake, the first book in the WWW trilogy.
- Science Fiction Awards Watch reminds us that all of us can vote in the 2008 Locus Poll & Survey – no fee/subscription/membership required. The deadline for voting is April 15.
- Over at Wired, Gary Wolf interviews Futurist Ray Kurzweil. [via Boing Boing]
- What do P.D. Cacek, Jack Ketchum, Terri Windling, Midori Snyder, Jeff Somers, Stefan Merrill Block, JoSelle Vanderhooft, and John Kessel have in common? They are all part of upcoming Fantastic Fiction@KGB readings, conveniently listed by Ellen Datlow.
- The Sci-Fi Dominion is a social network for sci-fi fans. [via Sci-Fi Storm]
- CNN has info on the censored Rod Serling script that may finally be realized the way Serling intended. There have been a few watered-down versions of it, but his original script of a story based on the 1955 lynching of Emmett Till, an event viewed as one of the catalysts of the civil rights movement.
- Speaking of Rod Serling, another Twilight Zone story written by Richard Matheson is headed for film: “Death Ship“. (Link goes to YouTube, which unfortunately prevents embedding these particular videos.)
- Real Science: This Space.com article about alien sociology by Seth Shostak of the SETI Institute explains why aliens won’t ever visit Earth. No, it has nothing to do with George Lucas making Han shoot first. [via Mike Brotherton]
- Movie Crunch lists 10 Guy-Fi Movies, “movies that fall into the Vampire/ Horror/ Sci-Fi/ Superhero/ Fantasy/ Comic Book/ Graphic Novel genres and have elements of guy movies.” From Dusk Till Dawn…buckets of awesome, that.
- Lisa Paitz Spindler lists her Thirteen Favorite Firefly Quotes.
- Topless Robot’s headline says it all: Star Wars Golf Bags…Seriously.
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