SF Tidbits for 2/27/09
- Cover Pr0n: The Black Library has posted Hardy Fowler‘s awesome artwork for Chris Roberson’s upcoming Warhammer 40K novel, Sons of Dorn.
- Interviews & Profiles:
- @Adventures in SciFi Publishing: Chris Roberson (End of the Century and Three Unbroken). Note: SF Signal reader Blue Tyson (who turns out to be a fellow Roberson fanboy) gets a question answered.
- Vernor Vinge says humans will create or become super-intelligent through the use of technology.
- io9 interviews David Louis Edelman (Multireal)
- Brian Evenson (Last Days) is featured in John Scalzi’s latest Big Idea post.
- Speaking of Scalzi, over at SciFi Scanner, he delves into why George Lucas intends to re-release the Star Wars films in 3D.
- Hal Duncan on Creative Control (part 4 in a series).
- David Brin has an editorial over at Sigma Forum: Forgetting our American tradition…The folly of relying exclusively on a professional protector caste. [via Fred K.]
- Effective immediately, the Best American Fantasy series is moving from Prime Books to Underland Press. Volume 3, guest-edited by Kevin Brockmeier (series editor Matthew Cheney), will be published by Underland in early 2010.
- Over at the Locus Blog, Graham Sleight talks about adaptations: “…attempts to cram sf stories into a movie frame often take away what’s most interesting about them.”
- Gerry Canavan looks at Science Fiction and Ecological Futurity: “Science fiction should be understood as [an] ecological literature…”
- Super Punch has posted a few cool Retro Star Wars Posters.
- Apparently, this decade has run out of original ideas, so we’re mining used-up concepts from the 80’s. To wit (or witless, as the case may be) the proposed remakes of Total Recall and The Neverending Story. I have fond memories of both of those films, even decades later. Which one was it that had the tri-breasted luck dragon with that tiny dude coming out its stomach?
- David Moody shares 7 Reasons Why You Need to Read Hater. (Read SF Signal review.)
- Scalzi lists 10 Things to remember about authors. Bonus points to Scalzi for using the HTML entity for “does not equal”.
- @AnthroGoggls: The first 4 SF books you should read if you’re working in social media.
- A librarian at the Fremont Library in California offers 13 SciFi/Fantasy Books Worth Reading.
- Not a Planet Anymore lists The Top 5 Worst Jobs in SF. A Pizza Delivery Driver in Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson…good call.
- Things I want for Christmas: this Remote-Controlled Zombie.
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