SF/F/H Link Post for 2013-10-04
Interviews & Profiles
- Amanda Portelli interviews author Jen Frankel of The Last Rite for the Reversed Polarity podcast. They talk about writing, influences, and of course, Doctor Who.
- Geek & Sundry vloggers Amy Dallen and James ‘Tigermonkey’ Isaacs interview Gregg Hurwitz, author of ‘Tell No Lies‘ and ‘Batman: The Dark Knight
- Ginny and Penelope Skinner discuss their graphic novel Briony Hatch, the story of a teenager who prefers fantasy novels to real life.
- Gravity Producer David Heyman Talks Last Minute Changes, Expectations and Genius
- In his campaign for the David Gemmell Legend award, Voyager author Mark Lawrence has posted an interview he took part in to commemorate his nomination.
- Is Alfonso Cuarón’s “Gravity” An Animated Film?
- Karen Gillan talks The Avengers vs Guardians of the Galaxy crossover
- Literary Escapism chats with Karen Chance about the release of Tempt the Stars.
- My Bookish Ways interviews Jan DeLima, author of Celtic Moon
- My Bookish Ways interviews Mark H. Kruger, author of Overpowered
- SFFWorld talks to Karen Dionne about her environmental thrillers Boiling Point and Freezing Point.
- SFFWorld interviews Richard Kadrey, author of ten novels, including the Sandman Slim series.
- YA Wednesday: Brandon Sanderson and James Dashner
- You can’t watch Gravity like a typical movie, warns Alfonso Cuarón.
- William Gibson discusses Zero History with That’s How.
- Ricardo Acevedo interviews José Miguel Sánchez Gómeza>.
Events & Event News
- James Carling Illustrations of Poe’s “The Raven” – The Edgar Allan Poe Museum of Richmond, Virginia aims to raise $60,000 to publish a coffee table style book of James Carling’s illustrations that depict Edgar Allan Poe’s poem, The Raven.
- The Warden and the Wolf King – Rabbit Room Press presents the long-awaited final volume of the Christy Award-winning Wingfeather Saga, which began almost 10 years ago.
- Singularity & Co. – Save the SciFi! Help us rescue unique, out-of-print sci-fi books from copyright limbo so that we can make them available online and as ebooks.
- Review: The L.A. Times reviews Dave Eggers’ dystopian novel, ‘The Circle’, which follows a young woman as she gives her life over to an Internet company.
- Review: Why Marvel’s ‘Agents of SHIELD’ Isn’t Totally Super
- 10 Interesting Things I Learned from The Making of Return of the Jedi
- 11 Mainstream Novels That Will Creep You Out for your Halloween reading list.
- 26 Sci-Fi Studs and Stunners: Out of this world, genre faves who heat up the screen
- Adventures in SciFi Publishing’s Brent Bowen interviews Emma Newman at the recent World Science Fiction Convention, LoneStarCon 3.
- Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.‘s Comic Book Easter Eggs: Episode 2
- Are Classics Re-readable?
- Best Bets for Science Fiction & Fantasy Books—October 2013
- The Big Idea: Alethea Kontis
- Blurbs and Reviews For Bryan Thomas Schmidt’s Raygun Chronicles & Beyond The Sun
- Books Are Not Sacred Objects
- Every writer fantasizes about booking a hotel room where they can devote their time to finishing their novel. Well, now there’s a hotel marketing itself to writers.
- Fiction Affliction: October Releases in Urban Fantasy
- Five Ways To Use NaNoWriMo As Your Writing R&D Department
- Forever Geek wrote about eight great Superman storylines that’ll never get made into movies.
- Foz Meadows says She’s Tired of Being a Female Geek.
- How Gravity’s triumph reveals CGI’s limitations
- How Silence About the Realities of Publishing Hurts Authors
- Is Alfonso Cuarón’s ‘Gravity‘ A New Kind Of Cinema?
- Is Jurassic World a rip off of an Australian classic?
- Is Dave Eggers’ ‘The Circle’ our Generation’s ‘1984’?
- Joe Quesada talks about how levity has led to Marvel’s success.
- Luminary thinkers gather to explore the future of Arab Science Fiction
- Making a living as an author? Hugh Howey considers the issues.
- SpecFic 101: What is Speculative Fiction?
- Speculative Fiction Writing Wroundup for 10/3/2013
- ‘The Tomorrow People’: Revisiting ITV’s original sci-fi classic
- Thoughts on World Fantasy Con
- Tor.com is re-reading some of Stephen King’s classics: Doctor Sleep, It, Misery, Skeleton Crew
- When You Realize You Can’t Read All the Things
- Why are some C.S. Lewis readers mad about the next ‘Narnia’ film?
- Why You Might Want to Read the Odyssey
Science and Technology
- Award-winning science-fiction author shares his ideas on the future of online credibility
- The Future Is Not a Destination: The Futurist magazine’s top 10 forecasts for 2014 and beyond.
- War crimes in video games should be punished, ICRC says
More Fun Stuff
- Can Colored Text Turn You Into an Online Speed-Reader? A browser extension called BeeLine Reader adds color gradients to paragraphs of text on the web. It’s not exactly pretty, but it seems effective at increasing readability.
- Edgar Wright Teases Ant-Man with a New Behind-the-Scenes Image!
- How Many Movie References Can You Spot in Guillermo Del Toro’s ‘Simpsons’ Opening?
- How Star Trek Into Darkness Should Have Ended
- Judging by screen time, Tyrion Lannister is clearly the most popular Game of Thrones character.
- New The Walking Dead Webseries Explores the Dark Side of ZombieCare [VIDEO]
- Read an excerpt of the steampunk novel Fiendish Schemes by KW Jeter
- Read an excerpt of the Twisted Winter anthology edited by Catherine Butler
- Terry Pratchett’s shirt from Noreascon 4: “Tolkien’s dead…”
- Watch “No Maps for These Territories,” a brilliant independent documentary film about the speculative fiction of author William Gibson. The film had its world premiere at the Vancouver International Film Festival in October 2000, but the subject matter of the film is still very relevant.
- What Should a Robot’s Face Look Like?
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