SF/F/H Link Post for 2013-09-06
Interviews & Profiles
- The Daily Tar Heel holds a Q&A with San Francisco-based author Richard Kadrey who just released his fifth book of his Sandman Slim series, Kill City Blues.
- Harper Voyager holds a Q&A with Steve Wheeler
- Independent comics creator Carl Yonder talks about his series Pirate Eye, which is being published by Action Lab Entertainment, as well as the other series he’s working on.
- Joss Whedon on filmmaking: directing and discipline.
- Katee Sackhoff Talks Vin Diesel & Strong Female Characters
- Kim Stanley Robinson on Utopia, Transhumanism, Climate Change & Strategic Foresight
- My Bookish Ways speaks with Robin Wasserman, author of The Waking Dark
- New York Times Bestselling Author Samantha Shannon on The Bone Season
- Q & A with Holly Black of The Coldest Girl in Coldtown
- TCM interviews MST3K’s Joel Hodgson for their podcast
- ‘Twilight Zone’ Creator Rod Serling Shares Great Screenwriting Insight in Final Interview
- Variety profiles Alfonso Cuaron and his upcoming film, Gravity, which “Avatar” director James Cameron calls “the best space film ever done.”
- “Who survives, who doesn’t?” Margaret Atwood discusses her latest novel, MaddAddam, which completes the dystopic trilogy she began with Oryx and Crake.
- Little Red Reviewer interviews Skyler White.
- Garrett Calcaterra interviews Patrick Hester.
- The Skiffy and Fanty Show interviews Keffy Kehrli, Rachael Acks, Michael J. Martinez, Karen Burnham, & Kyell Gold.
- Sword & Laser interviews Jim Butcher.
- BookSworn has an interview with Malian, Heir to the House of Night.
- Haden Blackman and JH William III announced they are planning to leave Batwoman due to a number of ‘eleventh hour changes’, including a refusal to have Kate Kane marry her fiancee, Maggie Sawyer. DC Women Kicking Ass Responds.
- Ian McKellen Will Play an Aging Sherlock Holmes in the Greatest Casting Decision of Our Time
- Marvel Studios Wants a Female-Led Superhero Film
- Oyster Launches Spotify for Ebooks
- Sequart Releases Voyage in Noise: Warren Ellis and the Demise of Western Civilization.
- Afrofuturism Launches Oct 1, 2013.
- 4 Books That Every Young Writer Should Read
- 5 Movies That Use Mysticism As The Deus Ex Machina
- 8 Great Action Heroes Who Deserve a Resurrection
- 10 Incredible Sci-Fi Movies That Were Almost Made
- 10 Movies That Will Make You Want to Wash Your Hands
- 30 Movies You Didn’t Know Were Comics
- 30 Reused Movie Props: Recycled thingamajigs and repurposed whatchamacallits
- 40 Great Books for Every Writer’s Library
- The big short – why Amazon’s Kindle Singles are the future. The article is very much in the same vein as Why short is sweet when it comes to digital reading
- Comics on Film: Five Supervillains That Need Justice at the Movies
- Eight Years Later, the Google Books Fight Lumbers On
- In Honor Of Riddick: 10 Of The Most Unnecessary Sequels Ever
- Is Roger Ebert The Last Critic Who Mattered?
- The Language of Scandal: Why Do Speculative Fiction Writers Love Disgusting Scatological Insults?
- Nerds of a feather: TV sci-fi fans live up to their reputation
- No Fantasy Without Magic
- On Work, Creativity & Protecting Your Delusions
- Real blue gloop: The effects of The World’s End
- Robert A. Heinlein: On The Writing of Speculative Fiction
- “Stripping” River Tam’s Amygdala: Could the Alliance Create a Psychic?
- This Kiosk Prints Magazines and Newspapers As They’re Purchased. Many people are claiming that these new Meganews Magazines autonomous newstands could save the print industry.
- What Netflix Taught Me About Character Development
- What sucks and what’s great about letting go of the novel you’ve been working on for 2.5 years
- When Science Fiction is Not Science Fiction
- Why I’ve Been Carrying an Ereader Instead of a Tablet
- YA Authors Speak Out About Clichés
Science and Technology
- 7 incredible feats of sci-fi we’ve perpetrated on mice
- Artificial muscles could help robots lift 80 times their own weight
- Our friends electric: A new breed of robots is being designed to collaborate with humans, working alongside them to make them more productive.
- Science could give us super-athletes – so why don’t we let it?
- 13 Iconic Movie Characters On Their Day Off
- Check out this $15 Million Retro Sci-Fi Apartment
- Concept Artist’s Weather-beaten Ships Ply Oceans of Air
- How the Steampunk movement is catching the eye of Big Tech
- These Sci-Fi Dresses Were Made Using Mega-Magnets
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