SF Tidbits for 1/27/09
- Awards News: Neil Gaiman Wins Newbery Award for The Graveyard Book. (See also: past winners.)
- Interviews & Profiles:
- Two early Rudy Rucker’s sf novels (The Sex Sphere and Spacetime Donuts) have been re-released with Rudy’s own paintings for the cover art.
- Judith Berman offers up this Rather Cranky Post on Verisimilitude in Fantasy: “…if a writer is literate enough to write and publish a book, couldn’t he or she manage some basic research into natural history and astronomy?”
- Joseph Mallozzi reviews Jeff Vandermeer’s City of Saints and Madmen.
- Can you guess Fiction’s Most Realistic Vision Of Our Astrobiological Future? I’d tell you, but…I’m sorry, I can’t do that.
- MTV names Boba Fett one of the Greatest Movie Badasses Of All Time.
- Real Science @ Centauri Dreams: A Science Fictional Take on Being There, responds to Robert Metzger’s State of the Art science column in the SFWA Bulletin: “Would a species capable of star travel actually need to make the journey, given the advances in technology that would surely make it possible to learn more and more about exoplanets from its own star system?”
- Someone tell me if this video is worth it. I just can’t get past the heinous imagery of the headline “Fran Drescher on William Shatner“.
- In case you don’t have enough to read, Jessica Merritt lists The Top 100 Science Fiction Blogs, grouped by focus area (perhaps unnecessarily as many of those sites fall under multiple groups). Still a great starting point for good sf on the web! (After you are done here, of course!)
- A few cool-sounding films make Popular Mechanics‘ list of The 5 Geekiest Sci-Fi Movies at Sundance 2009.
- Wired‘s lists of 10 Science Fiction Films I Cannot Wait to Share With My Kids is perhaps not as useful as [breaks arm patting own back] my own list of 7 Sci-Fi Movies For Parents to Share with Their Kids. I’m just sayin’…
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