SF Tidbits for 9/10/09
- Interviews & Profiles
- Two interviews with LeVar Buron:
- SF Legend Frederik Pohl on L. Ron Hubbard (part 2). Sez Pohl: “He was a chick magnet.”
- @Suite101.com: David Weber (Off Armageddon Reef).
- @Off the Shelf: a podcast-interview with Tobias Buckell. [via Tobias Buckell]
- @Writing Excuses: a podcast-interview with Mary Robinette Kowal.
- @Stomping on Yeti: Paolo Bacigalupi. (The Windup Girl)
- @The Guardian, Tola Onanuga tells us Why District 9 isn’t racist against Nigerians: “If District 9 ‘hates Nigerians’, as a Facebook group would have it, then it hates its powerful, white characters even more.”
- Tor.com — not Tor the publisher — debuts its first title as a separate publishing entity: Year’s Best Fantasy 9 edited by David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer. (Table of Contents here.)
- “DC Comics is being renamed DC Entertainment, and will as such focus on all media, not just comics.” [via Topless Robot]
- Halo-8 Entertainment has slated Matt Pizzolo and Brian Giberson to create an “illustrated film” adaptation in early 2010 of Xombie; Reanimated, a horror/sci-fi adventure comic book created by James Farr, published by Devil’s Due Publishing.
- The latest issue of Concatenation is posted.
- Does anyone expect (or hope, or fear) Stallone will follow up his Cyborg Rambo with the just-green-lit Judge Dredd remake?
- Real (Cool) Science: NASA has released shiny new snapshots from the The Hubble Space Telescope. [via Neatorama]
- Real Cool in 4 words (one hyphenated): Animatronic Fire-Breathing Dragon Boat.
- Your geek-craft for the week: How to Make a Star Trek Phaser. Yawn. Call me when I can learn how to make a Yeoman Rand.
- @SCI FI Wire: Your guide to 11 sci-fi punks. [via Alyx Dellamonica]
- @Fandomania: Ultimate 20 Comic Book Film Adaptations.
- @The Galaxy Express: 5 Ways Digital Publishers Could Increase Science Fiction Romance Sales.
Tagged with: David G. Hartwell • David Weber • District 9 • Frederik Pohl • Judge Dredd • Kathryn Cramer • L. Ron Hubbard • LeVar Buron • Mary Robinette Kowal • Paolo Bacigalupi • Racism • Romance • Star Trek • Tidbits • Tobias Buckell
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