SF Tidbits for 9/17/09
- Interviews & Profiles:
- Dark Scribe Magazine interviews Ellen Datlow, editor of Lovecraft Unbound.
- @Innsmouth Free Press: Chelsea Quinn Yarbro (Burning Shadows).
- The Chronicles of the Necromancer author Gail Z. Martin talks with author A.J. Hartley about publishing, creating believable historical thrillers and his newest novels, Act of Will and What Time Devours. (Also of interest: Gail’s reports from Dragon*Con,Parts one, two, and three.
- BookBanter podcast-interviews Mike Carey (Dead Men’s Boots).
- Sci-Fi Talk podcast-interviews Leonard Nimoy.
- At Suite101: In one of his last interviews prior to his death in 2003, hard science-fiction pioneer Hal Clement discusses his final book, Noise, and his approach to world building.
- In the newly-compiled list of 101 Fantasy Books, Tolkien comes in at #12 with The Fellowship of the Ring. The top 11 positions are held by J.K. Rowling and Stephanie Meyer. No, really!
- Brenda Cooper liked Anathem…eventually.
- In case you were wondering, Jeff VanderMeer WILL read your f***ing script.
- Richard Matheson’s Somewhere in Time coming to Broadway, the way he intended it, I’m sure.
- The Mid-September 2009 issue of the SF Site is now online.
- VIZ Media announces the release of Zoo and Usurper of the Sun, the latest two books to be published by its Haikasoru imprint, the first U.S. based imprint dedicated to translating Japanese science fiction and fantasy.
- Forbidden Planet is hosting the UK Launch of Angry Robot Books on Saturday 10th October at the Forbidden Planet Megastore, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2H 8JR. Featured guests include Dan Abnett (Triumff), Andy Remic (Kell’s Legend), and Colin Harvey (Winter Song).
- Eoin Coifer, author of And Another Thing…, the sixth book in the Hitchhikers’ trilogy, will be attending Hitchcon ’09 at the Southbanke Centre in the UK on October 11th. The event will include a live, radio-style stage play with Simon Jones and Mark Wing-Davey of the original radio cast
- Chris Roberson asks: What if Raiders of the Lost Ark had been a 50s film serial? What, no Broadway play version? Get to work, Internets!
- Matthew Sanborn Smith has posted episode 5 of his podcast Beware the Hairy Mango.
- The Wertzone takes a look at the new Douglas Adams and Kim Stanley Robinson book covers, for the Hitchhikers and Mars books, respectively. (Though, irrespectively, it makes me wonder what if their serie were written by the other writer…)
- Speaking of Kim Stanley Robinson, the new fan site KimStanleyRobinson.info is live.
- Gary Farber notes that NetFlix lists the 2007 documentary The Polymath: The Life and Opinions of Samuel R. Delany, Gentleman. Cool! And Bummer! The availability is currently listed as “unknown”. “No Delany for you!”
- In honor of Halloween, Super Punch announces the Horror of Star Wars art contest! Love the vampire Leia, though not as much as a metal bikini vampire Leia, if you know what I mean. (As if there was any ambiguity.)
- I’m so psyched for the new season of Fringe that even this Season 2 photo shoot video feels linkable.
- @ Cracked: 6 Star Wars Characters Too Retarded for Film.
- Also @Cracked: 5 Popular Zombie Survival Tactics (That Will Get You Killed).
- The 20 Weirdest Zombie Movies Ever Made. [via Look At This...]
- 18 Rare And Unseen Star Wars Shots. [also via Look At This...]
- David Goyer tells you Everything you need to know about FlashForward.
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