SF/F/H Link Post for 2013-09-03
Interviews & Profiles
- Fantasy authors Erin M. Evans and Troy Denning talk The Sundering
- Harry Potter 15 Years Later: J.K. Rowling Misses Dumbledore the Most
- LoneStarCon 3: The George R. R. Martin Interview
- LoneStarCon 3: The Jo Walton Interview
- LoneStarCon 3: The Lois McMaster Bujold Interview. The Hugo nominee talks biology as politics
- Margaret Atwood on her novel MaddAddam
- Metro Detroit fantasy author Saladin Ahmed talks about his Hugo Award nomination.
- Neil Gaiman: The man who brought cult fiction to the mainstream
- North Carolina author Jason Mott discusses his debut novel The Returned over at BullSpec.
- Simon Pegg has taken aim at Transformers and Man of Steel, specifically the destruction the latter film rained down on Metropolis: “I think science fiction’s kind of lost its way over the years, in that people suddenly think it’s about the robots … “
- Warren Hately on ZEPHYR, The Superhero You SHOULD Be Reading
- Waylines sits down with author Ken Liu
- Why Genre Matters: Dinah Lenney interviews Judith Kitchen, David Biespiel, & Sven Birkerts
- 2013 Parsec Awards Winners & Finalists
- Redshirts Takes Hugo Award for Best Science-Fiction Novel. Read the complete list of winners.
- RIP Frederik Pohl, the man who transformed science fiction
- The Roberson Museum in Binghamton, NY is launching a new Con this year! The Roberson Science Fiction Convention (RoberCon) will be held Sunday, September 29th.
- ‘Spirited Away’ Director Hayao Miyazaki Retiring; ‘Wind Rises’ to Be Anime Master’s Last
Events & Event News
- The annual Bookmarks Literary Festival will be held September 7 in Winston-Salem, with a long list of participating authors including Jason Mott, Robin Hobb, Deborah Harkness, & Megan Shepherd.
- Quail Ridge Books hosts Susan Cooper, the Newbury Medal winning author of The Dark is Rising, for her new historical fiction novel for young readers, Ghost Hawk.
- Review: Robert Christgau reflects on The Motion of Light in Water by Samuel R. Delany
- 10 mould-breaking fantasy novels, as chosen by The Guardian’s Lisa Tuttle.
- 10 Movie Castings That Pissed People Off
- 10 superheroes who really don’t need their own movie
- 15 greatest single location-thrillers of the last decade
- The art of the people: how comics got political
- Batman Vs. Superman: Five Reasons The Joker Should Appear and Five Reasons He Shouldn’t
- California in Science Fiction: The Future is Here
- Fanboy Fails: Casting Choices That Everybody Hated But Turned Out To Be Great
- “The Real World” for geeks
- Has the Doctor Who Christmas Special monster been revealed?
- The Hugo awards: ‘beauty contest’ or prize of the people?
- Hugo Rising: The nominees for sci-fi’s best novel of 2013 find a new guard challenging the old
- Italcon 39: Before, During, and After: A Personal Perspective by Michael Bishop
- Kevin Smith On Why Batman Vs. Superman Is the Right Title For Man Of Steel Sequel
- Kevin Spacey gives an impassioned plea in support of the Netflix model
- Neil Gaiman and Grant Morrison having tea together
- The Netflix of novels may have arrived
- The New Yorker and Science Fiction
- No Right Answer: Strongest Female Video Game Lead Ever
- The rise of live action role-playing
- Science fiction is no longer a boys’ club
- Seven Actors Fans Thought Would Suck
- Tales From the Basement: One problem for Dungeons & Dragons was the stigma around folks who tossed 20-sided dice and fussed over frost giants and hobgoblins.
- “Visit to the World’s Fair of 2014” is a 1964 article by Isaac Asimov.
- What Is Cyberpunk? asks this 1985 from REM magazine.
- Why Elysium’s moral message is destined to miss its mark
- Why It’s Time to Stop Blaming Video Games for Gun Violence: A child shoots his caregiver, and somehow, Rockstar Games is being held accountable.
- Will Self on JG Ballard’s The Drowned World: JG Ballard’s recently reissued masterpiece, ‘The Drowned World’, shows him to be the most important British writer of the late 20th century.
Science and Technology
- At the University of Washington, researchers have performed what they believe is the first noninvasive human-to-human brain interface.
- Did Life Come to Earth From Mars?
- Earth to Picard: Wearable tech is science fiction: Wearable tech, or rather, the buzz surrounding wearable tech, is everywhere. But what isn’t everywhere? A market for wearable tech. You can’t make something true by creating buzz no matter how cool you think it is.
- What Doctor Who Has Taught Me About Social Work
- Will robots make us sexist? Highly advanced robots are coming — and they’re more likely to reinforce sexist norms than to change them
- Will we ever want to have sex with robots?
- Beautiful DIY Doctor Who Window Blinds
- Check out this handmade TARDIS Ukulele
- A trio of steampunk robots singing science fiction-flavored songs? Meet Steam Powered Giraffe!
- Who wouldn’t want a real-life version of the castle from the opening of Game of Thrones?
More Fun Stuff
- The 10th edition of SQ Mag is out, featuring “Mr Strawn and the Book” by Morgan Knight and “That Blasts the Roots of Trees is My Destroyer” by David Halpert
- An Abandoned House That Folds into a 100-Seat Movie Theater
- Behind the scenes of The Man Who Fell to Earth
- Behind the scenes of The Prisoner
- Movie Logic that doesn’t quite add up.
- Should Robots or Humans Explore Space?
- When Matt Smith took over the role of The Doctor, he was presented with several costume ideas the Grand Moff had envisioned. Fortunately for us all, Smith had his own ideas.
- Why did The Princess Bride captivate America in the year of Watergate? Nathaniel Rich revisits William Goldman’s classic and finds it grippingly readable—and bluntly honest.
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