SF Tidbits for 5/31/08
- Publishers Weekly profiles Lucius Shepard, author of Softspoken and The Best of Lucius Shepard. [via Scott Edelman, who also lists The 10 Most Promising New SF & Fantasy Writers of 1982]
- The latest Cult-Pop episode features The Consortium of Genius, three mad scientists that are bent on taking over the world.
- Fiona McIntosh (The Quickening Trilogy) guest-blogs at Eos Books and talks about creating fantasy worlds.
- Over at Deep genre, David Louis Edelman dispenses with the writerly advice when he talks about building characters.
- Time magazine profiles Mary GrandPre, Harry Potter’s portrait artist.
- The VanderMeers’ latest art column is up at io9: The Jewels Of Apator: Trondheim and Sfar’s Cute Aliens Who Kill.
- Speaking of
JeddJeff VanderMeer, he has been named Assistant Director of Wofford College’s Shared Worlds Creative Writing Program. Congratulations, Jeff!
- L.E. Modesitt, Jr. looks at the popularity and influence of f/sf writers and wonders which of today’s F&SF writers will outlive Tolkien and Poe.
- Recently-free fiction at ManyBooks.net: “The Man Who Hated Mars” by Gordon Randall Garrett (1956).
- Fred K. writes in to tell us about a new sf eZine: Darwin’s Evolution. That cover art is absolutely beautiful.
- Lou Anders and Jonathan Strahan will be co-editing an anthology tentatively titled Conquering Swords which collects new “Sword and Sorcery” stories.
- Ellen Datlow has posted photos from Wiscon.
- The June issue of the IEEE Spectrum has a special report on the Singularity. [via Biology in Science Fiction]
- File 770 has the latest on real-life Organlegging.
- Fun website: Diary of the Dead Zombie Face Changer!
- Four words: Buck Rogers Rocket Ship. [At Paleo-Future]
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