SF/F/H Link Post for 2013-08-19
Interviews & Profiles
- Adventures in SciFi interviews Tracy Falbe, author of Rys Rising: Book I and seven other epics.
- The Book Swarm sits down with Rachel Caine about the latest Revivalist entry, Terminated.
- EW chats with April Genevieve Tucholke of the thriller Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea.
- In Kevin Smith’s new “Fatman on Batman” interview with Grant Morrison, Morrison reveals the new title for his long-teased Wonder Woman graphic novel and explains the end of “The Killing Joke.”
- ‘Kick-Ass 2′ Director Jeff Wadlow Talks Sequel Challenges, Hit-Girl Growing Up & More
- Patrice Fitzgerald Interviews Hugh Howey of Wool.
- Publisher’s Weekly interviews YA horror master Lois Duncan
- The Telegraph interviews and profiles Canadian writer Margaret Atwood. Atwood is about to publish MaddAddam, the third novel of a dystopian, futuristic trilogy that began with Oryx and Crake in 2003 and continued in 2009 with The Year of the Flood.
- Urban Fantasy Investigations interviews Rachel Caine of Terminated
- Despite box office triumph, critical success, and Benedict Cumberbatch, Star Trek: Into Darkness was recently voted the worst Trek film by fans.
Events & Event News
- Saturday August 31st: You are invited to the SF Signal 2013 WorldCon Meetup!
- Joss Whedon: From Buffy to the Bard – The Rick Nicita Gallery at Wesleyan holding a retrospective exhibit examining Joss Whedon’s career. Exhibits will include “posters, notebooks, photographs, props and artwork from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Serenity, The Avengers and more.”
- 5 Mind-Blowing True Stories Behind Famous Movie Locations
- 7 Sci-fi Literary and Journalistic Hoaxes that Readers Believed
- 8 Lessons MST3K Taught Me About Writing, Life, and Everything
- 50 Science Fiction/Fantasy Films That Everyone Should See
- Digital Comics: Adding Readers and Flexibility
- Don’t Like Superheroes? Here Are Five Comics Out Now To Read
- For video games, a moral reckoning is coming: As games get closer to complete realism, developers have to decide whether to use that power for good or evil
- How to Reinvigorate the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean‘ Franchise
- I hate Strong Female Characters: Sherlock Holmes gets to be brilliant, solitary, abrasive, Bohemian, whimsical, brave, sad, manipulative, neurotic, vain, untidy, fastidious, artistic, courteous, rude, a polymath genius. Female characters get to be Strong.
- The IEEE Spectrum offers this Summer Science-Fiction Reading List of 19 sci-fi classics starring engineers as the heroes
- An Industry Pining for Bookstores
- Is “Breaking Bad” science fiction? Kind of. Here’s why.
- Losing bookstores is a much bigger problem for publishers than it is for readers
- Netflix Explains Why It Doesn’t Always Have That Film Or TV Show You Really Want To See
- The Sense of an Ending: One Problem Ruined Almost Every Summer Blockbuster this Year
- Some Thoughts by Kate Elliott on World Building
- Superhero Smackdown: Who would win in a fight: Marvel or DC?
- Top 10 Facts About The Winter Soldier
- What if Episode II Were Good?
- Why I Won’t Review The 3D In 3D Movies
- Why Stephen Hawking has a lot to teach us about celebrity culture
Science and Technology
- Clones Are People Too: The Science and Science Fiction of BBC America’s Orphan Black
- Autonomous cyber weapons no longer science-fiction
- Make it so: holodeck from Star Trek is closer than you think.
- NASA to send ‘Star Trek replicator’ to space station
- The science fiction “Elysium” features a massive, futuristic space station serving as an oasis for humanity. It sounds exotic but the space station’s design and science is possible.
- Andree Wallin’s Amazing Oblivion Concept Art
- Fandomania has posted a gallery of Pacific Rim fan art.
- If Bungie ever centers a Halo game around a female protagonist, I imagine she’d look like this concept art by Vadim Bakhlychev.
- Swedish illustrator Simon Stålenhag specializes in photorealistic paintings of sci-fi robots in near-future settings. It’s like concept art for a film directed by Neill Blomkamp on Prozac.
More Fun Stuff
- Certain Doctor Who Phrases, how Olive Garden Customers React: An Experiment by a Server
- CNet posted this scientific video that kind of looks like Venom in Spider-Man.
- Coin Opera: Poems inspired by video games. Think it’s impossible to write poetry about video games? Wrong! A selection of poems by Kirsten Irving and Jon Stone.
- The creator of the Symphony of Science series offers this Falling Skies remix, “Keep Rolling.”
- Firefly is now a board game.
- In the Void: How (Not) to Talk to a Writer
- Inside Astronauts’ Enormous Space Toolbox from the International Space Station.
- Tor.com has an excerpt from the anthology Dangerous Women‘s short story “The Princess and The Queen, or, The Black and the Greens,” an A Song of Ice and Fire prequel by George R.R. Martin.
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