SF/F/H Link Post for 2013-08-22
Interviews & Profiles
- Amazing Stories has an interview with Award-Winning Editor Ellen Datlow.
- Damien Broderick of The Judas Mandala (the book credited with the first appearance of the term “virtual reality,” in 1982) answers the Usual Question for Festivale.
- Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg did a Reddit AMA
- Hope Larson on “Bitter Orange” film, “Four Points” with Rebecca Mock
- Isabel Greenberg on ‘Tall Tales,’ ‘Early Earth,’ and fairy stories
- JC online takes 5 with Scott Lynch, author of The Republic of Thieves.
- Jewel Staite Q & A Panel at Space City Con 2013
- Jim Butcher talks about the best ways to blow things up and “and making people care about it” as he pulls from his experience with the Dresden Files and Codex Alera at Space City Con 2013. It’s an uncharacteristically long talk for the author, weighing in at over three hours in length. (YouTube)
- My Bookish Ways interviews Jeanne C. Stein, author of the Anna Strong novel Blood Bond.
- Neil Gaiman versus The Universe
- Novelists R.A. Salvatore, Ed Greenwood, Troy Denning, Erin Evans, and Richard Lee Byers discuss The Sundering, and the great stories still to be told at a panel discussion at Gen Con 2013.
- Stan Lee Panel at Wizard World Philly Comic Con
- Choose Your Own Adventure books coming to iPad
- The digital comic service Narr8, which lets users read and create motion comics, is releasing an iPhone version this week.
- Infographic: Ray Bradbury Predictions Fulfilled
- 7 Tips on Writing a Series
- 10 Groundbreaking Horror Films That Changed Scary Movies Forever
- 10 Influential Movies (Where Everybody Copied the Wrong Thing)
- 9 Steps to Writing a Science-Fiction Novel
- 10 reasons why being a writer ROCKS!
- 30 Pieces Of Advice From Doctor Who
- Bookish names its picks for the New Must-Read Comic Books of Fall 2013
- Bookish names its picks for the New Sci-Fi and Fantasy Must-Reads of Fall 2013
- DBW compares the Top Ten Book Recommendation Platforms.
- Dreams and Perceptions…The Stuff of Science Fiction
- Five Ways The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones Movie Is – and Isn’t – Like Twilight
- Five Ways to Describe Emotions Without Making Your Character Feel Too Self Aware
- Geoff Dyer’s ten rules for writing fiction
- How to Create Your Perfect Pen Name
- The Long Tail of Soylent Green
- Lovecraft Literary Feud: S.T. Joshi Rebuts John D. Haefele
- Movie Sequels That Messed Me Up As A Child
- Mutant Gaijin: The Making of The Wolverine
- The Real Reason Why Grown-Ups Love Young-Adult Fantasy Books
- Resurrecting H. P. Lovecraft on the Big and Small Screen
- Seeing through Your Character’s Eyes
- Sexuality vs Talent: Why Manufactured Drama on Syfy’s ‘Heroes of Cosplay’ is Ruining Cosplay
- Star Trek: Should it boldly return to TV or stay at the cinema?
- Thomas Covenant and the Snubbing of Self-Publishing
- Todd McFarlane recently claimed no work that was “trying to get across a message” has succeeded as a comic, but Laura Sneddon finds proof to the contrary at the Stripped festival in Edinburgh
- Why is self-publishing still scorned by literary awards? asks The Guardian.
- Why should anyone make words in the age of the image? asks Ali Eteraz.
- Will copyright be extended 20 more years? An old debate returns.
- Writing Lessons from Quitting Sugar
Science and Technology
- 3-D Printing Elon Musk’s Hyperloop in Less Than 24 Hours
- 10 Wild Ways To Travel In The Future
- The Department of Homeland Security tested a crowd-scanning project called the Biometric Optical Surveillance System — or BOSS — last fall after two years of government-financed development. The result are a futuristic surveillance system with a name nearly identical to the cybernetic brain in the Hugo-award winning dystopian novel They’d Rather Be Right.
- For part of its Tomorrow’s Cities season the BBC takes a look through the crystal ball to imagine what city life might be like in 40 years’ time, in The city of 2050.
- Is Brain Project the Apollo of Our Time?
- NASA’s Next Mission to the Moon
- The Next Frontier In Computing: Your Brain
- Robots: Not human yet, but getting closer
- Should We Fear The Rise Of The Robots?
- “Syndrome X” May Shed Light on Biological Immortality, but a surprising study recently conducted by Pew Research reveals that Most Americans are not interested in immortality
- Warp Drive Could Become Reality with Quantum-Thruster Physics
- What Students Learn When They Give Up Shoebox Diorams For Video Games
- Wormholes could one day open the cosmos for human exploration
More Fun Stuff
- The 16 Most Surprising STAR TREK Klingon Transformations of All Time
- Read a preview of “Sovereign Wealth” by Chris N. Brown from the Rayguns Over Texas anthology.
- These Game of Thrones Prop Replicas aren’t made from Valyrian Steel, but they look real enough.
- This Sci-Fi Yin Yang from Shirtoid is perfect for between their love of Serenity and Star Wars.
- Transformers pull-apart bread loaves: more than meets the eye
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