SF/F/H Link Post for 2013-08-21
Interviews & Profiles
- 10 Questions with John Rector of Out of the Black
- Brian K Vaughan: the king of “creator-owned” comics
- The Functional Nerds interview Chris F. Holm, author of The Big Reap.
- Interview with Joshua Winning, author of the fantasy novel Sentinel
- Kevin Hearne talks Star Wars and The Iron Druid Chronicles
- Linda Grimes on the release of her second Ciel Halligan novel, Quick Fix at Literary Escapism.
- LitChat Interview with Kate McKean, Howard Morhaim Literary Agency
- My Bookish Ways interviews Barbara Rogan of A Dangerous Fiction
- Neil Gaiman, Ian McEwan and Adam Thirlwell share their thoughts on the pursuit of perfect prose
- The Qwillery welcomes Dani Harper, author of the Changeling series and Storm Warrior
- Barnes & Noble not giving up on Nook tablets after all
- Millions Qualify for E-book Refunds
- Overstock Says it Will Permanently Match Amazon’s Print Book Prices
Events & Event News
- The next Festival in the Shire event will take place in Aberdeen, Scotland, from September 12-15th, 2013. The event is one of the largest celebrations of Tolkien’s work anywhere. This year’s event will include an exhibition of fantasy art including album covers and Tolkien inspired art. Also on show will be a selection of rare Tolkien first edition books and collectable posters.
- If you’re planning on attending LoneStarCon 3, keep up to date with the event’s progress reports.
- 1,848 Ballots Cast in 2013 Hugo Awards.
- Lou Anders recaps GenCon 2013 for those of use who didn’t attend.
- 2013 Hugo Awards Ceremony to be Broadcast Live.
- Saturday August 31st: You are invited to the SF Signal 2013 WorldCon Meetup!
- Cartozia Tales: An all-ages fantasy anthology with all the stories set in a shared world populated by strange creatures, puzzling mysteries, thrilling adventures, and a diverse cast of fun and unusual characters, created by a team of top-notch indie cartoonists.
- Mother of Myth – Phenomenal Multi-platform Action RPG: is a high-quality social action role-playing game developed for smartphones, tablets and web browsers.
- The Phantom Tollbooth: Beyond Expectations is a documentary about the classic children’s book, its creators, and the lasting impact over half a century and beyond.
- U55 – END OF THE LINE is an innovative horror game deeply embedded in the mythology of H.P. Lovecraft and set in modern-day Berlin.
- Justin Landon on Suvudu Universe: Hai Can I Haz Ur Stuffz?.
- Pornokitsch on Suvudu Universe Wants You(r Work).
- Review: Paul Di Filippo reviews Blood of Tyrants by by Naomi Novik
- 5 Great Monologues in Literature
- 5 Rules For Making A Successful Young Adult Adaptation
- 10 awesome sci-fi winter movies you must see (plus 2 you should avoid)
- The 10 Greatest Mythic Movie Monsters
- 10 libraries to visit with Google Street View
- Apostrophes in Science Fiction and Fantasy Names
- The Brooklyn bookshop saving out-of-print science fiction, one ebook at a time
- The Candlelit World: The Dark Roots of Myth and Fantasy
- Change Can Be a Good Thing. Or not… Bradley P. Beaulieu explores whether readers *really do* want characters to change/evolve over the course of a novel.
- Characters, criteria, and causation: where the problem lies. Author Seanan McGuire responds to Zoe-Trope’s post entitled “Real Girls, Fake Girls, Everybody Hates Girls.”
- Doctor Who’s sublime study of grief, death and transfiguration continues to captivate its viewers
- Economic speculative fiction
- Jonathan Strahan on The Infinity Project.
- Elmore Leonard’s 10 Rules of Writing
- From Jedi to Sirius – Religions Rooted in SF
- Gatekeeping and the Hugo Awards, and why we all need to attend the Business Meeting this year.
- Genderbending Genre: The Left Hand of Darkness
- Here’s an interesting piece by Joe Abercrombie on the editing process for his new books.
- Movie Minutiae: 9 Common Film Errors That Are Just the Worst
- Omens: When we peer into the fog of the deep future what do we see – human extinction or a future among the stars?
- Pacific Rim Has Triggered A Fight Over The Bechdel Test
- Special Report: Science Fiction Publishing and Art in Italy
- Star Trek Into Remission: Gene Roddenberry’s Most Famous Creation, Cancer and Me
- Steampunk: Slowly Running Out of Steam?
- The Theory of Expositional Credibility
- Top Ten Heroes Turned Villains
- Video Games Aren’t Young Any More: It’s been 41 years since Pong, and yet we’re still at a point where we need an entire web series to explain all the ways games are sexist. Games should know better by now, says Edward Smith.
- What we think about ebooks, as suggested by Google Instant
- Why We Still Write Lovecraft Pastiche
- A World Without Science Fiction
- Writers should take a year off, and give us all a break
- Aardman Animations, the studio behind Wallace and Gromit, has unveiled a trailer for Sir Tom Stoppard’s play Darkside, based on the Pink Floyd album Dark Side of the Moon.
- Alternative movie poster for Gravity
- “Ant-Man” director Edgar Wright discusses why Ultron won’t appear in his film.
- Dioramas of the Tiniest Apocalypse Ever
- Jack Kirby is The Most Important Artist You Might Not Have Heard Of
- James Hance’s latest piece is a portrait of Princess Leia
- Kat Young re-created the Alethiometer from His Dark Materials. [Via]
- Mondo has yet another amazing poster, this one of the Queen from Aliens by Jason Edmiston
More Fun Stuff
- Speculative Fiction Writing Wroundup for 8/20/2013 | Regan Wolfrom.
- Mutts pummels Marvel
- Read a preview of “Grey Goo and You” by Derek Austin Johnson from Rayguns Over Texas.
- Read an excerpt of “The Rose and the Thorn” by Michael J. Sullivan, a short story prequel to his recently released Riyria Chronicles.
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