SF Tidbits for 5/31/12
Interviews and Profiles
- Enchanted Inkpot (Cinda Chima) interviews Leigh Bardugo.
- SciFiNow (Jodie Tyley) interviews Robin Hobb.
- John Scalzi’s The Big Idea: Mark L. Van Name.
- Stainless Steel Droppings interviews John Picacio.
- Fantasy Book Critic (Mihir Wanchoo) interviews Joseph Robert Lewis.
- Omnivoracious (Chuck Wendig) interviews Robert McCammon.
- Suvudu (Shawn Speakman) interviews Robin Hobb.
- SFX interviews Ian Tregillis.
- BBC News – Sir Terry Pratchett wins Wodehouse comic fiction award. [via Andrew Porter]
- Jonathan Maberry to be a Guest of Honor at the Bram Stoker Awards™ Weekend.
- WHC2013 Announces Guest of Honor Caitlin R. Kiernan.
- Pratchett Wins Wodehouse.
- Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire 2012.
- An announcement regarding Clockwork Phoenix and The Journey to Kailash.
- Dirk Gently axed, as BBC cancels more sci-fi drama.
- Author Joe Konrath Tells DOJ The Authors Guild Doesn't Speak For Him & Amazon Is The Only Company Encouraging Competition.
- New Stephen King novel Joyland being published by Hard Case Crime in June 2013.
- Call for submissions from White Cat Publications for Airships & Automatons steampunk anthology edited by Charles P. Zaglanis. [via Lynn Viehl]
- Print, e-books more engaging than enhanced e-books, study says.
- SFX #223 On Sale Now.
- The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror #24 is open for submissions while #23 is available for pre-order. [via Andrew Porter]
- The New York Review of Science Fiction Readings presents N. K. Jemisin Ekaterina Sedia K. Tempest Bradford, Guest Curator.
- The King of Elfland’s Second Cousin on Accessibility: Speculative Fiction’s Pernicious Strawman.
- Functoinal Nerds (Bryan Thomas Schmidt) on Tools for Worldbuilding.
- International Speculative Fiction May 2012 Editorial.
- Rachelle Gardner on Self-Published Author Seeks Agent.
- Janice Hardy on The Joy of Discovery: Keeping Readers Hooked Through Story Revelations.
- Book Life Now (Scotland, I.J. Parnham) on Something Happens.
- Inkpunks (Carol Penn-Romine) on Sorbet for the Creative Palate.
- Black Gate (John ONeill) on A Wiscon Reading Report: The Best in Upcoming Fantasy.
- NY Times on Syd Mead: A Hollywood Futurist With Roots in the Car Business. [via Andrew Porter]
- Guardian (Damien G. Walter) on New pulp fictioneers are ready to rock'n'roll. [via Andrew Porter]
- Charlie Stross on Deconstructing our future.
- Suvudu (Matt Staggs) on Peter F. Hamilton’s Greg Mandel and Real-Life Psychic Spies.
- Smart Pop Books on Go Beyond the Wall with editor James Lowder.
- William King on Writing Blood of Aenarion (Part Three).
- Roberto Mendes on International Speculative Fiction May 2012 Editorial.
- James Wallace Harris on Forgotten Science Fiction: The Year of the Quiet Sun by Wilson Tucker.
- Den of Geek asks Whatever happened to kid sidekicks?
- Fantasy Ink: A is for Alien.
- concept robots: Garage kit mech models by Luca Zampriolo.
- concept ships: Kastor design and sculpt by Luca Zampriolo.
- 17 Awesome Superhero Graffiti.
- @CoolVibe: “Wind Up Girl” by Raphael Lacoste.
- @CGPortfolio: “The Lord of Servants” by Paolo Radeschi.
More Fun Stuff
- Doctor Who Theme Super Nintendo Style And Other Whovian Awesomeness.
- Neil Gaiman Writes Poem for Fan’s Back Tattoo.
- Infographic: How to Build a Space Station.
- Tiny Gamera!
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