SF/F/H Link Post for 2013-09-21
Interviews & Profiles
- Chris Sims talks to longtime Batman writer Mike W. Barr, who has returned to the character for the digital-first series Legends of the Dark Knight. (Part Two)
- Former DC and Marvel artist Al Nickerson talks about his digital comic Act of Faith, in which superheroes deal with angels and demons without realizing it; Nickerson shows what is happening in the physical world and “behind the scenes” in the spiritual world as well.
- Dan Polletta shares a conversation with Michael Chabon the Pulitzer-Prize-winning author of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay.
- Joss Whedon video interview about Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D..
- My Friends are Fiction interviews Paula Weston, author of Shadows
- The Qwillery interviews a href=”http://qwillery.blogspot.com/2013/09/interview-with-david-barnett-author-of.html”>David Barnett of Gideon Smith and the Mechanical Girl
- The Qwillery interviews K. B. Laugheed, author of The Spirit Keeper
- Writer Donny Cates talks about the controversial protagonist of his new Dark Horse miniseries Buzzkill, a superhero who gets his powers from drinking and doing drugs.
Events & Event News
- The founder of this month’s incredibly successful Salt Lake Comic Con — it drew about 70,000 attendees in its first year — is planning a spinoff event for January 9-11, just before Sundance.
- Philip K. Dick Fans Should Enjoy this LA Stage Production of ‘Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?‘
- Review: The AudioBookaneers’ Dave Thompson reviews Neil Gaiman’s Fortunately, the Milk, read by the author: “I love that Gaiman can write something as staggeringly powerful and hauntingly personal as The Ocean at the End of the Lane, and then turn around and bring us something as absurd and silly as this.”
- Review: The Glory Game, or, the Bitterness of Broken Ideals
- 5 books every Breaking Bad fan should read
- 8 bizarre things we learned about LOST from the original show bible
- 14 little known facts about the writing of 1984
- Australians publishing to Amazon doesn’t always add up
- Before Video Games, Comic Books Were Society’s Great ‘Menace’
- Behind a Blindfold: Notes on a Marathon Reading of Stanisław Lem’s Solaris
- The Flawed Notion That Novels Can Transcend Genres
- Genre books for teens starring strong females
- The Greatest Bookish Moments in Futurama
- Hollywood is ours: How UK stars took over American cinema
- Jeff Smith discusses the evolution of self-publishing.
- Lessons of science fiction computer interfaces [YT]
- Lit Reactor has a list of unpublished novels they’d like to read.
- Margaret Atwood’s Noo Werds
- Neal Stephenson on tall towers and NSA cyber-spies
- On his personal Tumblr, Alex Lifschitz has a good roundup of links up concerning the recent Penny Arcade outcry, as well as a deft analysis of the social ramifications of free speech.
- Orson Scott Card’s unconscionable defense of genocide: “Ender’s Game” essentially argues that mass killing can be not just good, but almost holy
- PubSlush: Crowdfunding Books and a Reluctant Publishing Industry
- The Real Cost of Self Publishing
- Speculative Fiction Writing Wroundup for 9/20/2013
- A Tribute to Frederik Pohl
- Who Influenced Whom? Lovecraft vs. Kaiju
- 10 Beautiful Posters Inspired by the Books of Roald Dahl – Flavorwire
- One clever artist decided to illustrate the The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator with some very insightful Harry Potter Character selections. The illustrations draw you in, the choices make you think.
More Fun Stuff
- 9 Philosophical Thought Experiments That Will Keep You Up at Night
- Firefly Board Game Review with the Chief
- Peter Dinklage on Sesame Street: Magic Ensues
- Physicist Tim Blais has created a mind-blowing Bohemian Rhapsody parody explaining the structure of the universe, as well as a Rolling in the Deep parody explaining the search for the Higgs-Boson.
- Read the landmark first issue of Asounding Stories online.
- Star Wars Lightsaber Thumb Wrestling, A Book With Tiny Strap-On Thumb Lightsabers
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