SF Tidbits for 8/13/09
- AMC has acquired the rights to Robert Kirkman’s popular comic book The Walking Dead for a potential series. [via Tor.com]
- @Omnivoracious: Kage Baker, author of The Hotel Under the Sand.
- Patrick at Stomping on Yeti continues his profiles of Tomorrow’s Big Genre Stars, this time with Cory Doctorow.
- Angry Robot Books has video of Dan Abnett discussing reading and writing>
- Nnedi Okorafor asks: Is Africa Ready for Science Fiction?
- L. Jagi Lamplighter continues her discussion on the oirgins of her first novel, Prospero Lost.
- Jeff Somers says the Singularity is NOT the end of sf.
- Jason Sanford dubs the current sf trend “SciFi Strange“. I like it.
- Video treat: Neil Gaiman reads Cory Doctorow “The Right Book”.
- Tor books announces Halo: Evolutions a collection featuring original tales by Eric Nylund, Karen Traviss, Tobias Buckell and more — coming November 24, 2009.
- Suvudu’s Free Library is a temporary condition! Get yours before they’re gone.
- Forbidden Planet announces a signing by Kim Stanley Robinson (Galileo’s Dream) at the Forbidden Planet Megastore, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, on Thursday 17th September 6 – 7pm.
- Real (Weird) Science: Giant new planet orbits wrong way! Astronomers have discovered a planet (dubbed WASP-17) twice the size of Jupiter (the largest planet ever discovered) that orbits opposite to its star’s direction of rotation. [via Neatorama]
- Real Weird: Hewlett-Packard employees in Palo Alto, Califormia, were greeted with a phone message from William Shatner, a tele-bullying tactic by eco-activists in retaliation for HP backing off a eco-friendly promise. Oh, and then there was the vandalism.
- I’ll never get tired of pictures like this Death Star concept art.
- I’m not the only one who loved From Dusk Till Dawn. It’s two…two…two movies in one.
- Polish TV station TVN has released a teaser (in Polish) and trailer (with English subs) of a series titled Naznaczony (Marked). Looks cool. [Thanks, Pawel!]
- ScifiSquad tells us why Torchwood and Doctor Who should merge on the big screen. Sound great to me! Green light it.
- SpoutBlog lists 9 Greatest Human-Alien Sex Scenes.
- Not to be outdone, SciFi Scanner lists The Top Ten Close Encounters of the Scintillating Kind. What? No orgasmatron from Woody Allen’s Sleeper? What is the world coming to?
- Karen Burnham lists Non-Fiction for SF Fans.
- @retroCRUSH: The 20 Best Zombie Movies Of All Time.
Tagged with: Cory Doctorow • Dan Abnett • Doctor Who • Forbidden Planet • From Dusk Till Dawn • Halo • Jason Sanford • Jeff Somers • Kage Baker • Kim Stanley Robinson • L. Jagi Lamplighter • Naznaczony • Neil Gaiman • Nnedi Okorafor • Singularity • Star Wars • The Walking Dead • Tidbits • Torchwood • William Shatner • zombies
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