SF Tidbits for 6/26/09
- Interviews & Profiles:
- @SciFi Wire: Robert Charles Wilson explains why he destroyed America in Julian Comstock and Neil Gaiman reveals what killed the Sandman 20th-anniversary comic.
- @Whatever: Sarah Rees Brennan (The Demon’s Lexicon).
- The Babylon Podcast interviews Babylon 5 creator/writer J. Michael Straczynski. [via SFFaudio]
- Tim Pratt’s “Bone Shop” is a serialized, donation-funded urban fantasy novella.
- Angry Robot has posted free excerpts from Book of Secrets by Chris Roberson and Nekropolis by Tim Waggoner.
- Planet Stories changes format, frequency, and offers new subscription benefits.
- Joseph Mallozzi reveals his Book of the Month Club Selection for August: The Speed of Dark by Elizabeth Moon.
- Cover Pr0n: David Herter previews the cover to his forthcoming PS Publishing book, One Who Disappeared, the final installment of his Czech trilogy:
- SF author Mike Brotherton reveals his Path to science fiction.
- Alastair Reynolds gets his rocket on.
- Heather at Galaxy Express looks at the intersection of Japanese SF & Science Fiction Romance.
- SF Awards Watch has the scoop on the nominnes for the Zajdel Award, which honors the best in Polish SF.
- Apex Magazine returns from hiatus.
- USA Today sez: Science fiction predictions resemble reality 36 years later.
- Sci-Fi Song #19: “The Transformers Theme” by John Anealio.
- Real Old Science: NASA space shuttle solves mystery 1908 Tunguska Event in Siberia: “The mysterious 1908 Tunguska explosion that leveled 830 square miles of Siberian forest was almost certainly caused by a comet entering Earth’s atmosphere”
- At AMC, John Scalzi says: Relax! Transformers Is Not the End of Cinema as We Know It.
- For our UK readers, BBC has posted a trailer for the five-part series Torchwood: Children of Earth.
- Bloginhood lists Top 5 Rejected Ideas for Transformers.
- OUPblog lists “Set Phasers on…” Tweets.
- Scifi Watch lists 15 Ways Publishers Can Increase Sales, Save Money, and Promote Publicity.
- At AMC, Mary Robinette Kowal lists 10 Films That Feature Portals to Another World.
- Several genre films make the Film School Rejects lists of 10 Most Awesome Movie Explosions Of All Time Ever.
- Mike brotherton lists 10 of the Dumbest Things in Science Fiction Film.
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