SF Tidbits for 9/23/09
- Tim Powers confirms earlier rumors: “I can now say that Disney optioned On Stranger Tides and will use elements of the book in the fourth Pirates of the Caribbean movie.” On Stranger Tides is about a pirate named Jack who goes in search of the Fountain of Youth
- Interviews & Profiles:
- Forrest J. Ackerman’s Famous Monsters of Filmland has been revived as a website. Like the magazine, the new website, Famous Monsters of Filmland “pays tribute to the monsters of old while keeping up with all things current in the world of genre.”
- Paul Di Filippo reviews new volumes by Roger Zelazny. [via Locus Online]
- Articulate stumbles upon the cool illustration of The Librarian who is made out of books, drawn by DeviantArt use amartinsdebarros.
- Listen to Louisville, KY’s 89.3 WFPL radio broadcast of The Subversive Side of Science Fiction, which features Amy Sturgis and James Gunn. [via Geekend]
- EVENT: A reading of Poe: 19 New Tales, with Editor Ellen Datlow, Gregory Frost and John Langan – Thursday, October 15, 2009 at 6:30 p.m.in the Poe Room of the Enoch Pratt Central Library in Baltimore, MD
- The Mad Hatter’s Bookshelf has a fascinating gallery that shows The Evolution of The Martian Chronicles Book Cover (1950-2009).
- Tron Guy will make an appearance in Comedy Central’s Tosh.0.
- SuperPunch points us to some cool photos of Johnny Lightning’s 1950′s Batmobile Diecast model, a post in the Batman collectors’ blog Under the Giant Penny. Cool name. Get the reference?
- Real Science: The Cassini takes really pretty pictures of Saturn. [via Stone Dead Parrot]
Tagged with: Alethea Kontis • Amy Sturgis • Batmobile • Boneshaker • Cherie Priest • Forrest J. Ackerman • James Gunn • Nalo Hopkinson • On Stranger Tides • Paul Di Filippo • Richard K. Morgan • Robert J. Sawyer • Roger Zelazny • The Martian Chronicles • Tidbits • Tim Powers • Tron Guy
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