SF Tidbits for 8/28/09
- Interviews & Profiles:
- Fantasy Book Critic interviews Gary Gibson (Nova War).
- The Future Awaits interviews Tobias Buckell.
- Tor Editor Patrick Nielsen Hayden on ebooks, Star Trek fanfic, and the future of publishing. [via Tor.com]
- In the Australian paper The Age, Scott Westerfeld and China Miéville are quoted on the public image of science fiction. [via Bibliophile Stalker]
- @Paraoddity: Catherine Asaro. [via Saving my Sanity]
- SF Universe interviews Wil Wheaton.
- Authors reviewing authors:
- Jeff VanderMeer presents an overview of Steampunk at FilmFocus.
- @SF Gospel, Gabriel McKee is wondering Where’s the love for Defying Gravity? So, where is it, huh?
- Jason Sanford asks: Is the term SciFi still derogatory?
- Kristine Kathryn Rusch offers another installment of her Freelancer’s Survival Guide with Patience.
- From LifeHacker: Owners of Sony eReaders, users of the Stanza iPhone book reader, and anyone else with a device that reads the ePub format can now grab more than 1 million works from Google Books’ archives.
- Here’s a mesmerizing visualization of time travel plots in various films and TV programs. [via Information Is Beautiful]
- More chart fun: Here’s a nice poster of Jocks vs. Nerds at the Box Office by the folks over at MovieFill. Short version; Nerds rule the box office. [via Screen Rant]
- The Stargate Universe trailer hits theaters today before Halloween II and The Final Destination 3D. Hands up if you’re tempted to leave after the trailer…
- Howard Waldrop & Lawrence Person Review District 9.
- The Prisoner is coming out in a sexy Blu-ray edition.
- Rob Zombie will remake The Blob.
- Real Science: Suicidal planet seems on death spiral into star. [via BBT Magazine]
- Website: Moonbase Central is an offbeat chronicle of the past, present and future of lunar exploration.
- Here’s 20 Outstanding Examples of Sci-Fi and Fantasy Origami. Is it me, or does the Jedi look the Scarecrow from the Batman comics?
- James Long lists his own 7 Essential Second-Step Fantasies.
- Cinematical lists The 10 Greatest Sci-Fi Deaths Ever.
- Mary Robinette Kowal lists Fantasy’s Ten Best Treks.
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