SF/F/H Link Post for 2013-08-24
Interviews & Profiles
- Brandon Sanderson has posted a seven-part lecture series on writing that begins with “Revising, Esp When You Don’t Want To.” Watch parts 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7.
- E. Catherine Tobler asks Jacqueline Koyanagi, author of Ascension, seven questions.
- In honor of Ray Bradbury’s birthday, a lovely 1974 interview: “I’ve had a sign over my typewriter for over 25 years now, which reads “Don’t think!” You must never think at the typewriter — you must feel. Your intellect is always buried in that feeling anyway.”
- James Cameron Says All Future Entertainment Will Be 3D.
- Joss Whedon explains his major problem With “The Empire Strikes Back.”
- My Bookish Ways interviews Karen Sandler, author of Clean Burn.
- Pulitzer-Prize-winning geek Junot Diaz tells Playboy that Sherlock Holmes changed his life.
- The Qwillery welcomes Rachel Caine, author of the Weather Warden series, the Morganville Vampire series, the Revivalist series, and more. Her most recent novel is Terminated.
- Ray Bradbury on doing what you love in an excerpt from a fantastic lost Comic Con interview
- SFFWorld.com interviews K.C. May is the author of Kinshield’s Redemption.
- The Week chats with The World’s End director Edgar Wright and star Nick Frost
- Warner Bros. reveals who we’ll be seeing as Batman in the Man of Steel sequel. Que geek rage.
Events & Event News
- As part of the Fantastic Fiction free reading series, Ellen Datlow and Matthew Kressel present Catherynne M. Valente & Christopher Barzak Wednesday January 21st, 7pm at KGB Bar in NYC.
- The deadline for the 2013 Mslexia Novel Competition is September 23rd. The competition is open to unpublished women novelists writing in any genre for adults, and the first prize is £5,000.
- Roberson Museum and Science Center will be hosting the RoberCON: Roberson SciFi Convention.
- Loscon 40 is coming.
- LoneStarCon 3, the 71st World Science Fiction Convention (“Worldcon”), has released its final program schedule. Read the selected highlights or download the complete Pocket Program.
- Saturday August 31st: You are invited to the SF Signal 2013 WorldCon Meetup!
- Review: Locus Online reviews Darwin Elevator by Jason S. Hough
- Review: Shelf Inflicted reviews Kalimpura by Jay Lake.
- 3 Ways to Build a Writing Habit that Lasts Using Newton’s Laws of Motion
- 5 Reasons Hollywood Isn’t Celebrating a Record Summer Box Office: With $4.6 billion in grosses projected, this season is the biggest ever — but there are reasons studios aren’t rejoicing
- The 7 Most Common Misconceptions About Science Fiction Publishing
- 8 Stories of Sci Fi and Future Shock
- The 9 Worst Utopias Ever Created
- The 15 Most Memorable TV Deaths could probably be composed entirely of characters from “Lost” and “Game of Thrones,” but they toss include a few other series, just for variety.
- 16 Classic Films that Got Future Tech Right
- Amazon Kindle: why I finally went over to the dark side.
- Ant-Man: from misogynist to Marvel’s newest superhero
- The Best Effects Shots Ever as Chosen By Hollywood’s Top FX Wizards
- Does Science Fiction Kill Interest in Science?
- The future’s bright. Shame cinema isn’t: Why can’t sci-fi films get to grips with the future tech?
- How Poetry Helps You Improve Your Writing
- I Wasn’t Born Yesterday: The Beauty of Backstory
- Julian Darius discusses his own theory on the end of Batman: The Killing Joke.
- Kotaku makes a case for why a Nausicaä movie sequel or even trilogy could be on the way.
- Pessimistic sci-fi films: The arrival of Elysium in UK cinemas prompts James to ponder the bleak societies of sci-fi movies past, present and future…
- Proofreaders-to-be: Loving Books Isn’t Enough
- Show, Don’t Tell: Using Setting to Deepen Your Characters.
- Toast The World’s End with these 14 beers from sci-fi movies and TV
- Why Rod Serling Still Matters
- Why You Don’t Need $200 Million for Fun Sci-Fi
More Fun Stuff
- 16 Unique And Awesome Bookshelves For Every Budget
- Bookshelfies, is a Tumblr filled with selfies but in front of your bookshelf. Get it?
- Ellen Datlow’s pictures frm the KGB Reading on August 20, 2013.
- E.B. Hudspeth spent three hours creating a 3D chalk drawing of the cover for The Resurrectionist.
- Lego Trailer for “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”
- Listen to “Another Romulan Ale” by Gray Rinehart off his album “Truths and Lies and Make?-?Believe.”
- Netflix Killed the Instant Queue, but Here’s How to Get It Back
- “The Space Court” (Circa 1965) by Al Williamson, Angelo Torres, and Roy Krenkel.
- Stan Lee serenades the newly-inaugurated Geekie Awards with Geek Hymn. However, some people think we need to cut it out with the whole “geek” thing already.
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