SF Tidbits for 7/22/09
- Interviews and Profiles:
- Adam Roberts’ Hugo rant to fandom is making waves. Check out these responses from artist John Picacio, author John Scalzi…and web comic My Elves are Different.
- Jim C. Hines is not happy with Realms of Fantasy covers and says “Sexism is Not About Your Ego“
- At the Washington Post: Kim Stanley Robinson has the essay Return to the Heavens, for the Sake of Earth: “Does the notion of sending humans to space still make sense in the age of climate change?” [via Locus Online]
- It’s Brent Weeks vs. Joe Abercrombie at Borders SciFi blog.
- Barnes & Noble Plans an Extensive E-Bookstore: “Barnes & Noble said that it would offer more than 700,000 books that could be read on a wide range of devices, including Apple’s iPhone, the BlackBerry and various laptop or desktop computers. When Barnes & Noble acquired Fictionwise in March, that online retailer had about 60,000 books in its catalog.”
- Orbit Books has whittled down the enormous outpouring of responses received from their Worst Book Cover Contest and came up with the Top 5 Worst Book Covers. Head on over and vote for your favorite!
- Entertainment Weekly’s new book blog, Shelf Life, asks Why aren’t there more bookish types on TV? But the even cooler item in that post is the mock-trailer for the PBS soap opera about well-read youngsters called ‘llectuals.
- BBC Film Network has a short film called Pop Art which is based on a short story by Joe Hill. [via Charles Tan, who listed this very story in today's Mind Meld of favorite short stories.]
- At Avalanche Software Art Blog, Adam Ford presents this cool Space Cowboy.
- @Total Film: 20 Movie Worlds That Could Make Great Holidays.
- Bibliophile Stalker Charles Tan (Him again?) lists 5 Quick Points on Print vs eBooks
- Matt Staggs points us to this list of 61 essential post-modern reads on which you’ll find several genre-ish titles.
- Joseph Mallozzi’s favorite Movie Twists.
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