SF Tidbits for 8/22/09
- Adventures in SciFi Publishing podcast-interviews Ken Scholes, author of Lamentation and the upcoming Canticle.
- Sci-Fi Talk has a chat with Director Robert Rodriguez (Sin City, Shorts).
- Letter Never Sent looks at Fantasy vs. Science-fiction: “…fantasy is typically regressive and nostalgic. It represents a longing for the child’s world and an escape from reality…Science-fiction is prophetic where fantasy is sentimental. Science-fiction, since it encourages a more broad perspective, is more creative and interesting.”
- Scalzi on Worldbuilding: “…I try to build my worlds at least two questions deep — that is, you make your creations robust enough to stand up to a general question and then a more specific followup question.”
- Greenpunk.net is now live. [via Enter the Octopus]
- Author2Author asks: Do book trailers sell books? [via Enter the Octopus]
- Steampunk Tales #2, emulating the style of the pulp adventure magazines of the 1920s and ’30s, is now available for download on multiple formats.
- I’m really enjoying Scott Edelman’s video posting of the 2000 Nebula Award ceremony. The latest snippet is the Best Novella Category.
- Amazon, Microsoft and Yahoo unite against Google Books “…to act as the collective mouthpiece for all those opposed to Google’s recent $125 million settlement deal with book publishers and authors.”
- MSNBC says Science fiction’s robotics laws need reality check. [via Locus Online]
- AMC explains How a Shot of Bruce Wayne Could Help Calm Your End-of-Summer Jitters
- @Brain Plucker: 10 Sensational Sense of Wonder Covers from Vintage Science Magazines.
- Topless Robot lists The 10 Most Memorable Monsters Encountered by the Red Dwarf Crew.
- At AMC, Mary Robinette Kowal lists Fantasy’s Top 10 MacGuffins.
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