SF/F/H Link Post for 2013-08-10
Interviews & Profiles
- Actor Faran Tahir On Being The President Of Elysium
- Dan Haight of Flotilla joins Carolyn Evans-Dean to talk about prepping, fiction and writing. Flotilla is a Sci-Fi Adventure Series About Survival, Technology & Humanity in the future.
- Filmmaker Neill Blomkamp Talks ‘Elysium,’ the Unmade ‘Halo’ Film, and Directing a ‘Star Wars’ Movie
- Kindle Post has an interview with Brandon Sanderson, who discusses his new YA book, Steelheart.
- IGN sits down with the cast and crew of Elysium
- JoBlo talks with Matt Damon about his first hard sci-fi movie, Elysium.
- My Bookish Ways chats with Carolyn Jess-Cooke about The Boy who Could see Demons.
- Star Script Doctor Damon Lindelof Explains the New Rules of Blockbuster Screenwriting
- Talking to Syd Mead: The Visionary Behind Elysium, Blade Runner, and 40 Years of Sci-Fi
- Watch Mojo discusses shifting genre and his latest novel, Zero History, with author William Gibson.
- Yolanda Espiñeira interviews Nina Allan of The Silver Wind
- Del Rey Acquires Three New Novels from Fantasy Author Joe Abercrombie
- Largest US Library Built in an Abandoned Walmart
- Nearly half of all video-gamers are women
- Omni, reboot: an iconic sci-fi magazine goes back to the future
- Publishers tell court that Apple’s punishment in e-book case is unfair
- The Choosatron: Interactive Fiction Arcade Machine: Inspired by “Choose Your Own Adventure” books, Jerry Belich built a new machine that creates interactive stories where you decide the outcome. As the Choosatron prints out the story line-by-line, you decide what happens next with the simple click of a button. No two stories will ever be the same!
- Living Dungeon Tile Set PDF: a re-configurable print and play RPG map in PDF format.
- Men vs Cosplay: 2014 Gaming Calendar Project: a calendar highlighting some of the very best the male costuming community has to offer in gaming!
- Star Wars: The Old Republic – Revan: A fan film based off of, the science fiction novel, Star Wars: The Old Republic – Revan by Drew Karpyshyn, produced by diehard fans. A majority of the members of Project Revan have several years of experience in theater, filming, visual effects and production.
- Techno-Trash or Techno-Prophet: Atlantic | Bloomberg | CNN | Denver Post | First Showing | Gawker | HuffPo | LA Times || NY Times | People || Slate | WSJ | Washington Post
- The economics of ‘ Elysium ‘
- Elysium Doesn’t Earn Its Social Message
- Elysium Is No District 9
- Elysium Opens to $1.6 Million Thursday Night
- How Elysium Stacks Up in the Summer of Sci-Fi – Speakeasy – WSJ
- Is ‘Elysium’ Worth The Trip?
- Matt Damon’s ‘Elysium’ is grimly enthralling
- Neill Blomkamp’s Elysium: Dark and Dysto-pointing
- 5 graphic novels for the uninitiated
- 10 Differences Between HBO’s Game of Thrones and George R.R. Martin’s Novels
- 14 fantastic foreign sci-fi movies you really need to see
- Are Audiobooks the Future of Storytelling?
- The Best Opening Cinematics in Video Games
- The Cuckoo’s Calling — Why it Wasn’t a Success Before We All Knew JK Rowling Wrote It
- E-Books pit libraries against publishers, free against sales
- Familiarity Breeds Contempt: What Do Writers Do When They’re Sick of Their Novel?
- Flavorwire suggests 50 Sci-Fi/Fantasy Novels That Everyone Should Read
- How sci-fi fashion has changed: Costume designers can only speculate on what coming fashions will look like, but as Star Trek and After Earth demonstrate, the future is nearly always skintight
- How to Build a Stockpile of Good Writing Ideas
- In Video Game Culture, It’s Still ‘No Girls Allowed’
- Is Movie Science Fiction Actually Anti-Science Fiction? By constantly making the science part of sci-fi movies into the problem, has Hollywood turned the sci-fi genre against itself?
- Kindle surprise and disappointment: Switching from real books to ebooks was surprisingly painless. But the pleasure of reading is too often spoiled by careless presentation.
- The New Sci-Fi Boom: The 10 Best Sci-Fi Films of The Last 5 Years
- The Promise—and the Danger—of Comparing Comic Books to Poetry
- Publishing Without Barnes & Noble
- Science fiction’s invisible women: They write some of the best fiction in this genre, but all the recognition and all the prizes go to men. SF is not supposed to be this old-fashioned
- Spike Jonze trolls sci-fi fans
- Thank you, Amazon For Making Book Buying Easy
- The Thinking Girls Guide To Sci-Fi Film
- When Does a Writer Become an Author?
- Why It’s the Perfect Time for a ‘Doctor Who‘ Movie
- Why Ebook Best-Seller Prices Will Continue to Decrease
- Why writers should stand up for libraries
- Wolfrom on Writing: The Perils and Rewards of Using Backstory as a Treasure Chest
- Kirkus Review Blog on Astounding Space Thrills.
Science and Technology
- Algorithms Are the New Content Creators, and That’s Bad News for Humans
- Could Sci-Fi Hold the Key to Our Future?
- Future technology, in films, can be ominous
- Living, 3D-printed cyborg ear: Promising, but eww
- Science vs. Fiction: Elysium
- Today’s technology lives in sci-fi films of yesteryear
- Ten Pieces of Evidence that We’re Living in the Science Fiction Future
- “Black Dragon” by Sandara
- A Brief History of Manga
- “The Burning Ashes” by Sina Pakzad Kasra
- Check out this insanely detailed map of George R.R. Martin’s Westeros.
- “Future Architecture” by Alex Ruiz
- “The Goblin Key” by Nicholas Cloister
More Fun Stuff
- AMC desperately needs to produce a live-action version of Scooby Doo, and the cast should look like this cosplay group! (Or this one, if it’s a family show.)
- Author and designer Jim Benton summed up the digital reading divide in this simple comic.
- Read an excerpt of Gideon Smith and the Mechanical Girl by David Barnett
- Read an excerpt of Blood of Tyrants by Naomi Novik
- Read a preview of Matthew Bey and Stina Leicht‘s contributions to Rayguns Over Texas.
- A reddit user and librarian posted an epic chart recently, mapping the life cycle of a library book.
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