SF/F/H Link Post for 2013-08-05
Interviews & Profiles
- Actor Faran Tahir of Elysium and Escape Plan: From Marvel to Star Trek, sci-fi to drama.
- The Age interviews Rhonda Riley, the author of The Enchanted Life of Adam Hope.
- The Boston Globe profiles Matt Damon, an actor directed by a belief in great filmmakers
- ‘Elysium’ director Neill Blomkamp on political sci-fi: Society gets to me
- The Morton Report interviews Paul Levinson, author of Unburning Alexandria
- Neil Gaiman reads from and discusses his new novel The Ocean at the End of the Lane
- The Physics of Hope: Author David Brin offers up positive sci-fi
- The Qwillery interviews Emily Croy Barker, author of The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Real Magic
- SFF World interviews G.J. Boisvert, author of the debut novel Delusional Reality.
- SFF World interviews Keira Michelle Telford of The SILVER Series
- Instead of three ‘Avatar’ movies, you’re getting four
- Michael Ansara, who played a Klingon in three TV versions of Star Trek, has died at the age of 91.
- Pat Robertson: Video Games Murder Same As Real Murder [Video]
- Peter Capaldi is the New Doctor Who! Learn Everything you need to know about Peter Capaldi, your new Doctor Who
- Amiculus: A Secret History is an original, epic three-part graphic novel series telling a lost history of the Fall of Rome from the point of view of the Western Roman Empire’s last emperor, a 12-year-old boy named Romulus.
- Comics Are Everywhere is a documentary that explores the lives and art of a diverse cross section of emerging and established comic artists who have devoted their lives to carving out their own intensely personal visions of what alternative comics and graphic novels can be.
- Spheres of Power: A New Pathfinder Magic System usable with Pathfinder and other D20 fantasy games. This new reworks everything from the ground up, giving players and GMs a talent-based magic system that provides everything they need to explore whole new settings and characters.
- 10 Stories by Ray Bradbury That Would Make Great Movies. (Are there any that wouldn’t?)
- 75 years of Superman: How the boy in blue continues to leave his mark on pop culture
- Chuck Wendig suggests Ten Stupid Writer Tricks (That Might Actually Work)
- 100 Great Sci-Fi Stories by Women Writers (Read 20 for Free Online)
- Amazing Stories raises the intriguing question, “Is the Hulk Catholic?“
- Can Women Write Science Fiction?
- David Edelstein on “Elysium” and our obsession with apocalypse
- The Fictoian Era contemplates experiencing the video game Fable as a story.
- Guillermo Del Toro’s monster foot fetish
- The Kindle has turned me off paper books: “I’m a rare book dealer, but since getting an e-reader older reading media seem awkward and cumbersome”
- Lit Reactor asks What is Literary Fiction?
- No Ink, No Paper: What’s The Value Of An E-Book?
- Placing Setting Details for Best Effect The Danger of Frontloading Your Story with Description
- Rowling and “Galbraith”: language geekery and automated textual analysis.
- The Ten Creepiest Buffy the Vampire Slayer Villains
- Vulture Bar-Hops With Game of Thrones Obsessives (meet-up groups)
- Why Stephen King Spends ‘Months and Even Years’ Writing Opening Sentences. The author of horror classics like The Shining and its 2013 sequel Doctor Sleep says the best writers hook their readers with voice, not just action.
Science & Technology
- A field guide to surviving a mass extinction
- How to put a human on Mars
- Teleporting 1 person would take 350,000 times longer than known time
- Woolly mammoth DNA may lead to a resurrection of the ancient beast.
Can the T-Rex be far behind?
- Creator of xkcd Reveals Secret Backstory of His Epic 3,099-Panel Comic
- Watch a Levitating Magnet Sail Around a Möbius Strip!
- Your Favorite Movies Laid Out as Vintage Treasure Maps
More Fun Stuff
- These may be the Coolest Pro-Reading Ads Ever, but it could have gotten twisted in a hurry.
- One of the most famous bad fanfics in Harry Potter history is getting its own webseries.
Who knows, yours could be next
- This Is How You Build a Fully Functional 9-Foot Mech
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