SF Tidbits for 5/30/08
- io9 lists 10 Books that Prove Science Fiction Just Got Harder, as in “hard sf”. (Cool = I own seven of them. Sad = I’ve read none of them.)
- This week’s Studio 360 podcast features Harlan Ellison. (Link includes an uncut version.) And the Harlan sez: “I have never written science fiction.”
- John Scalzi drops by Joe Mallozzi’s blog to talk about his book The Android Dream.
- Locus online shares excerpts from the latest issue of Locus magazine, including interview snippets with Theodora Goss and Catherynne M. Valente.
- Free Fiction: Karen Burnham pointed me to a great resource for free science fiction: FeedBooks! Recent freebies include:
- Paolo Bacigalupi, Tobias Buckell, Charles Coleman Finlay, Sandra McDonald, Paul Melko and Sarah Prineas will do a joint reading in Columbus, Ohio, on June 7th at 7 P.M. at the Barnes & Noble Bookseller, 1739 Olentangy River Rd. [via Jason Sanford]
- Blue Moon Rising is hosting this year’s Blog Like it’s the End of the World.
- Chris Jensen says: Be Prepared for Today’s Alien Video Hoax!
- Chris Roberson shares the short film The Saga of the Space Cowboy, a post-apocalyptic western. Obviously!
- Big Dumb Object lists 10 SF Facts That Require No Further Explanation. Some of them are brutally honest (“We will never get jetpacks”), and some are fightin’ words (“Star Wars is better than Star Trek”).
- However, to support BDO’s argument, I note here that Leonard Nimoy tops the list of 15 Celebrities Who Sang…But Shouldn’t Have.
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