SF/F/H Link Post for 2013-10-01
Interviews & Profiles
- AllSortments talks to Elizabeth May for her debut The Falconer
- Amazing Stories interviews Archer Garrett, author of The Border Marches
- Amazing Stories interviews Seanan McGuire, sometimes known as Mira Grant,
- Authors Cinda Chima of The Enchanter Heir and Steven Brust have both recently held Reddit AMAs
- Bull Spec interviews Steven Brust of The Incrementalists
- ComingSoon has an interview with Gravity Director Alfonso Cuaron.
- Corey King, founder of ZenFri Inc., on Using the World Itself as a Storytelling Canvas: “We will be the main characters in stories that take place all around us, and transform our environments to whatever whim our imaginations can conjure. I see this transformation of reality into a creative space as becoming the dominant medium of our tech-fueled lives.”
- Corsets, Cutlasses, & Candlesticks celebrate the long-awaited United Kingdom release of The Falconer with an interview with Elizabeth May.
- Doctor Who author Charlie Higson: “Statistically there is intelligent life somewhere out there…”
- Fantasy Book Critics interviews Django Wexler of The Thousand Names.
- In an interview with TV Guide, Ming-Na Wen talks about being a vet among a cast of newcomers on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., the secrecy behind the show, and the work regimen.
- Jonathan Lethem on the three generations of “helplessly human” leftists in his first new book in four years, Dissident Gardens. (Part 2)
- Lytherus has posted a video interview with Brandon Sanderson of Steelheart.
- Michio Kaku predicts Science fiction-style technology will be part of future
- My Bookish Ways interviews Rowena Cory Daniells, author of King Breaker
- Stephen King On Getting Scared: ‘Nothing Like Your First Time’
- Suvudu interviews Drew Karpyshyn of Children of Fire
- University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business Interviews Felicia Day.
- V for Vendetta artist David Lloyd talks about his online comics anthology Aces Weekly, which he launched just about a year ago.
- Diverse Worlds Grant Fundraiser – help fund a new grant that will support diversity in science fiction and fantasy literature during this year’s New York City Marathon!
- Dragon Kings – a new fantasy game world conceived and presented in fiction, art, and music simultaneously by Timothy Brown. The game setting is rules agnostic, supplemented by free PDF rules sets so role-players can enjoy the Dragon Kings universe with their favorite game systems.
- Strange Horizons is wrapping up its fund drive this week, but it’s not too late to pitch in! Just under $8,000 has been raised so far, towards an official target of $11,000.
- 4 Pillars of Strong Characters
- 5 New, Must-Read Comics
- 7 Invaluable Writing Tips From Stephen King
- 25 Insights on Becoming a Better Writer
- 17,500 words or more
- The Big Idea: V.E. Schwab
- Can We Stop Sorting Ourselves Into Hogwarts Houses?
- Can you learn creative writing?
- Celebrating Female Authors
- Five Science Fiction Books That Matter
- How Star Trek Into Darkness’ space jump scene was filmed
- Life as a Serial Murderer by Anton Strout author of The Spellmason Chronicles
- The Most Absurd Courtroom Scenes from Science Fiction and Fantasy TV
- The Most Brutal Endings of Science Fiction and Fantasy TV Shows
- Novelist and Bookstore Owner Writes To Readers Asking Them To Not Buy His Book On Amazon
- Sanderfuge: How to hide your dislike of Brandon Sanderson’s novels from your friends.
- School is no Place for a Reader
- Simple Solutions to Ten Common Writing Roadblocks
- Star Wars: Animated open letter to J.J. Abrams makes four demands
- The Value of Negative Reviews
- What’s Terrifying Teens In Today’s YA Novels? The Economy. Poverty Echoes In Young Adult Fiction.
- Why I’m tired of seeing Nikola Tesla in science fiction
- Why Moffat is ‘reasonably confident’ we’ll have a female Doctor someday [YT]
- Why Writing Alternate History is Both Awesome and Soul Crushing
Science and Technology
- NASA has a plutonium problem that threatens the future of deep space missions. And no, putting plutonium on rockets is not as dangerous as some politically motivated fear mongers have made it out to be. And NASA is turning science fiction into fact.
- Neil deGrasse Tyson: Life in solar system most likely on other planets’ moons
- A New MIT Class Aims To Turn Science Fiction Tech Into The Real Thing
- Seeing Stars: Sex in Space: If we ever undertake the grand project of space colonization, we’ll have more than just engineering problems to contend with. We’ll have to figure out how sex looks—and feels—when you’re living in a closed ship in the middle of the cosmos.
- Seven Sci-Fi Scenarios For Interstellar Space Travel That Could Happen In This Century
- Infographic: The Ultimate Science Fiction Spaceship Comparison Chart
- Picard in quilt form? Make it so!
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