SF/F/H Link Post for 2013-09-24
Interviews & Profiles
- The Capitol Hill Times profiles John W. Campbell
- Clark Gregg: “Marvel has a way of respecting their audience, not just the nerds”
- Co-writer director Alfonso Cuarón talks Gravity.
- A Conversation Between Steven Brust and Skyler White, the co-authors of The Incrementalists
- A Conversation with Dr. James Stone, author of Crypto
- Geek Girl interviews James Morris, Musician and Author of the Three Kingdoms Series
- Joss Whedon explains S.H.I.E.L.D. genesis in an intriguing four minute interview
- Kim Stanley Robinson on his latest novel, Shaman
- Ming-Na Wen talks Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “It doesn’t get any better than this.”
- My Bookish Ways interviews Jan Siegel, author of The Devil’s Apprentice
- ScreenCrush talks to Marvel Studios’ Louis D’Esposito about the future of Marvel’s fims.
- Storydrive Speaker Drew Davidson on Augmented Reality Storytelling
- Suvudu has an interview with Drew Karpyshyn author of several Star Wars and Mass Effect franchise novels, and, more recently, Children of Fire
- Spider Robinson has announced that he suffered a heart attack on August 31, calling the paramedics just in time for them to save him. He had heart surgery and was sent home on September 7.
Events & Event News
- New York Times bestselling author and Identity Crisis writer Brad Meltzer will host a Google Hangout Tuesday sponsored by the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund for a Banned Books Week discussion at 8:00 PM Eastern / 5:00 PM Pacific.
- Review: Paul Di Filippo reviews Michael Blumlein’s What the Doctor Ordered
- 5 Ways to Share a Point of View That Contrasts With Your Protagonist’s
- 7 Reasons Your Favorite Books Were Banned
- The 10 Greatest Marvel Supervillains of All-Time
- Avert your eyes! A gallery of banned and challenged books
- Banned book week, preserving the right to read
- Banned Books Week is this week,help bring awareness to the dangers of censorship
- Book censors target teen fiction, says American Library Association: Edgy novels about sex, drugs and suicide are increasingly banned from libraries and classrooms
- Celebrate your freedom with a ‘banned’ book
- Celebrating Female Authors
- Defending the Greats For Banned Books Week
- Doctor Who: Five questions we want answers to in The Day of the Doctor 50th anniversary special
- Every Fairy Tale Needs a Good Old-Fashioned Villain
- Five Banned Books That You Should Read (That You Probably Haven’t)
- If Plato Were Alive Today, Would He Try to Ban Harry Potter?
- Is remaking Robocop Sinful? Yup. [YT]
- Is something horribly wrong with modern horror?
- Jennifer Sky, a former model/actress, recently published a NYT op-ed about her recurring role as Amarice in Xena: Warrior Princess, stating, “Gender was not relevant in the Xenaverse.” Her perspective has been met with some contention.
- Reflections of a Repentant Book Burner
- Stories Are the Creatures That Forage in the Wilderness of Our Minds
- Sub-Genres And Why They Make Me Want to Swear.
- Taken off shelves: The banned books you need to know
- What would a non-Anglocentric understanding of science fiction and fantasy look like?
- Writing for The Limitless Magazine, Tauriq Moosa reflects on villains in computer games: “Stereotype dictates he be male, control a horde of minions, and have a fortress somewhere lit by flashes of thunder. His plans are some unfathomably weird concoction of revenge and pure malice, directed at something unachievable and vague – like “world domination” – and born from some dark deed or horrid wrong done to him or a loved one. He probably is talented at creating weird gadgets and weapons which, without fail, will fail.”
- The Tyranny of the First Draft
- You Just Can’t Bring Trek Back To The Small Screen, but Here’s How You Would If You Could.
Science and Technology
- Customizable Robot: Intel has created a robot that can be customized to the individual owner’s needs that will cost well under $1,000. Intel futurist Brian David Johnson joins “CBS This Morning: Saturday” to discuss this remarkable scientific achievement.
- The real Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind: Gene discovery paves the way for a pill to erase your most painful memories. Will this become the poor man’s version of therapy?
- Science Fact or Fiction? The Plausibility of 10 Sci-Fi Concepts
- The Free Vintage Posters blog is offering a selection of print-quality Vintage Sci-Fi Movie Posters.
More Fun Stuff
- Astronomy Pictures Of The Year Are Gorgeous And Humbling
- Lots Of New Pics From ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’
- The Star Wars Minute is a podcast in which each episode subjects a single minute of Star Wars to Seinfeldian levels of analysis, with commentary, childhood reminiscences, underlining of in-universe questions raised, and geekery in the extreme.
- Using Google Glass to Make SciFi Films – A Cyborg in New York
- WeLoveFine has shared with us their Boba Fett and Darth Vader t-shirt designs for the second annual Star Wars Reads Day, taking place on October 5th.
- Who wouldn’t want to own a 16-Foot STAR WARS AT-ST Walker Replica
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