SF Tidbits for 7/31/09
- @Book View Cafe: Ursula K. Le Guin on Literary Bests: “I don’t believe there are three ‘best’ works of American or any other fiction of the last sixty years — or ten ‘best,’ or a hundred. Maybe a couple of thousand?”
- Patrick at Stomping on Yeti continues his profiles of Tomorrow’s Big Genre Stars, this time with Chris Roberson.
- Suvudu has parts 3 and 4 of a video interview with Patrick Rothfuss (Wise Man’s Fear).
- Neil Clarke: Save the Semiprozine Part 2 and Part 3.
- Abigail Nussbaum on io9, conflicts of interest, and banning: “You can’t review your own sponsor and expect to be taken seriously as a news source, though of course it remains an open question whether that is a state that io9 has ever aspired to.” Ouch! [via Niall Harrison and Graham Sleight]
- Clive Thompson on the Future of Reading in a Digital World: “Books are the last bastion of the old business model–the only major medium that still hasn’t embraced the digital age.”
- Nacho Vigalondo (director of the awesome Timecrimes) is working on a new Sci-Fi video game comedy called Gangland.
- Geekend asks: What are your Low-budget science-fiction film favorites?
- John Scalzi looks at SciFi’s Baddest Computers.
- Mary Robinette Kowal goes back to the future with Fantasy’s Top Ten Time-Traveling Devices.
- Jerry Bruckheimer buys rights to IDW’s graphic novel World War Robot.
- Topless Robot lists The 10 Lamest Star Trek Villains. Good call on the Probe from Star Trek IV.
- Movie Crunch lists 12 Children’s Movies That Adults Love. A sort of counter-list to my own 7 Sci-Fi Movies For Parents to Share with Their Kids.
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