SF Tidbits for 5/19/12
- Kontakt interviews Tim Powers (video).
- Victoria Strauss Wins for Writer Beware in First Annual Independent Book Blogger Award.
- Sci-Fi Version of Fifty Shades of Grey Picked Up by Fox.
- Now available as an eBook: Shadow Unit: Anomalous Crimes by Emma Bull, Elizabeth Bear, Sarah Monette, Will Shetterly, Amanda Downum.
- Internova update and call for volunteers.
- Win a Trip for Two to The Walking Dead Premiere and a Personalized Zombie Bust.
- Game Of Thrones Season Three Casting Call. [via George R.R. Martin]
- SF in SF this Saturday: Ysabeau Wilce, Marie Brennan & Erin Hoffman. [via Boing^2]
- StarShipSofa Online Narrators Workshop June 10th, 2012.
- John Picacio on How I Brought Game of Thrones‘ Ned Stark to Life.
- @Scalzi’s Whatever: The Big Idea: Michelle Sagara.
- Ian Sales on SF Mistressworks: Jerusalem Fire by R.M. Meluch.
- Smart Pop Books (Lawrence Watt-evans) on Peter Parker’s Penance.
- Graham Storrs asks Why is Science Fiction Dying?
- Graham Edwards on Revisiting Cinefex (19): Gremlins, Buckaroo Banzai, Dreamscape.
- Joe Konrath on Exploited Writers in an Unfair Industry. [via 40kBooks]
- Jamie Todd Rubin on Nebula Weekend 2012, Day 1 (Thursday): Or, the guy who spilled the sugar.
- Bookworm Blues (Ryan Frye) on Special Needs in Strange Worlds: Favorite Differently Abled Characters.
- Brian Ruckley on MPoaF: Light.
- Slate Magazine asks Will paper books exist in the future? [via Matt Cardin at The Teeming Brain]
- BBC News asks What caused the mystery of the Dark Day? [via Paul Di Filippo]
- The Barnes & Noble Review (Michael Dirda) on Stranger Magic: Charmed States and the Arabian Nights.
- Manga Worth Reading asks Can You Make a Living in Manga If You’re Not Japanese?
- LitReactor (Kimberly Turner) on There's So Much Damned Profanity In YA Books.
- YA Highway (Veronica Roth) lists 8 Things You Might Not Know About the New York Times Bestseller List.
- Flavorwire lists 10 of the Weirdest Children’s Book Authors of All Time.
- Popular Mechanics lists 10 Sci-Fi Faster-Than-Light Systems.
- What Culture on 5 Weird Places Marvel Movies Won’t Dare Go.
- Badass Digest lists Take Back The Nerd: Five Ways To Be A Good Fan.
- Concept ships with environments by François Baranger.
- Illustrations by Elda The.
- Illustrator – Character Designer – Francisco Perez aka Pac23.
- Fantasy Ink: Tales of the Zombie.
- Russian Behemoth Cover.
- @CoolVibe: “Concept Art: Collabo with the franchise” by Dave Wilkins.
- @CoolVibe: “Gloomwidow” by Svetlin Velinov.
More Fun Stuff
- Excerpt: Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo.
- 50 Page Fridays: Anne and Todd McCaffrey.
- Beware the Hairy Mango #118 – “The Terrier Brush Man” by Matthew Sanborn Smith.
- Ellen Datlow’s photos from the May 16, 2012 KGB Reading with Victor LaValle and Karen Heuler.
- Anne Francis on the set of The Twilight Zone.
- Cool Trek Stuff: New Star Trek ‘Shuttle Crew Service’ Recruitment Poster.
- Alien Pez Dispenser.
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