SF/F/H Link Post for 2013-10-05
Interviews & Profiles
- BiblioFiend talks with Marissa Meyer about Cress and ending her Lunar Chronicles series.
- E.D. Baker, author of the new middle grade book A Question of Magic, discusses fairy tales.
- The Functional Nerds podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome Douglas Lain, author of the new book, Billy Moon, out from TOR.
- Gingernuts of Horror spends five minutes with Michael Hibbard of the Waking Dream Mythos.
- Innovation Abroad and At Home: an interview with Matt Mullin, B&N Digital Content Manager.
- J.G. Faherty is this week’s guest on Journal Jabber. Faherty is author of “Carnival of Fear,” “The Ghosts of Coronado Bay,” and “Cemetery Club.”
- Jeff Hart discusses his debut novel, Eat, Brains, Love.
- Kate Maruyama, of the recently released Harrowgate, explores her favorite moments in horror.
- Lisa M. Collins interviews Nicholas Ahlhelm, author of Lightweight
- Sci-Fi Fan Letter interviews Jason M. Hough, author of The Dire Earth Cycle
- Scott Lynch, author of The Lies of Locke Lamora, joins the Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy to discuss his new Gentlemen Bastards novel, The Republic of Thieves.
- This month’s Nightmare Magazine author spotlight is Norman Partridge
- Two Sides, Two Stories: An Interview with Gene Luen Yang, author of Boxers & Saints
- Watch George R.R. Martin debate Game Of Thrones vs. Lord Of The Rings.
- Jay Lake has announced the release of a new collection of previously published short stories entitled Last Plane to Heaven. Given the state of his health, he predicts it will be his last collection.
- Duncan Jones’ World of Warcraft movie has a 2015 release date!
Events & Event News
- October 5th will be the second annual Star Wars Reads Day!
- The Rhode Island Horror Film Festival will run Lovecraft Walking Tours in Providence, RI on October 19-20, providing the stars align correctly.
- Review: Astronaut Buzz Aldrin on Gravity
- Review: Gravity works as both thrilling sci-fi spectacle and brilliant high art
- 5 frightfully great books to start your October off right
- 5 Reasons That Gravity Lives Up To And Even Exceeds Its Insane Hype
- 8-year-old gets sexist kids’ books yanked from bookstore
- 9 surprising facts scientists learned by watching horror movies
- 10 Reasons why Vintage Hollywood Sci-Fi is still So Good
- The Abomination of eBooks: They Price People Out of Reading
- The Big List is a collection of 1,500+ links to literary journals around the world that you can explore in a searchable database format. Anybody worried about the future of literature should check out this massive collection of literary journals compiled by Every Writers’ Resource–well over 1,500 places that publish great writing.
- Brandon Sanderson’s Steelheart Promotion Takes Flight
- Elizabeth Moon, Military Science Fiction, and Female Leads
- Fiction Affliction: October Releases in Paranormal Romance
- Fifty great famous last words from the movies.
- Gimbling in the Wabe: How A Library Saved My Life
- How the American military is using videogames to capture the hearts and minds of children
- Libby McGugan explains “Why I wrote The Eidolon and … why anyone writes anything.”
- The popularity of Black Science Fiction is rising
- A Reflection of Ugliness: A Buffy Essay
- Science Fiction and Fantasy Adaptations Watch
- Several Reasons Why Gravity is Amazing (That You Haven’t Already Heard)
- Speculative Fiction Writing Wroundup for 10/4/2013
- The Technological History of Science Fiction
- Waterstones can live with Amazon and stem losses, says James Daunt. The feelgood factor has returned to the high-street chain, but is stocking the Kindle like inviting a fox into the henhouse? The Guardian investigates.
- What Do Readers Want from Literary Adaptations?
- What Good is a Star Wars Book?
- Why Doesn’t Science Fiction Care About the Threat of Nuclear Apocalypse Anymore?
- Why Letting Superman Kill Kills Superman
Science and Technology
- Award-winning science-fiction author shares his ideas on the future of online credibility
- Drones Might Be the Future of Food
- How 3D printing robots will influence the future of space exploration
- Robots Are Clumsy, Incompetent, and Stupid, and It’s Time We Admitted It
- Concept Art by Khang LE. Khang Le is the Creative Director of Adhesive Games.
- “Concept City Down” by Jedi88
- “Drow” by Michael Gauss. Cuz everybody loves Drizzt
- “First Line of Defense” by BobbyChiu is pretty much how I picture boss encounters in Munchkin.
- From now on, when people complain about my models strewn across the living room, I shall show them this photo and tell them to stop complaining.
- George Lucas‘ post-Star Wars plans have hit a speed bump. The Star Wars creator had been planning for some time to open an art museum in Northern California, to celebrate CGI and the digital arts as well as to show off his own personal collection of paintings. However, the Presidio Trust, which controls the land on which the museum would be located, is now eyeing two other proposals for the space. Lucas vented his frustrations in an interview, complaining, “They hate us.”
- Guillermo del Toro Curates New Horror Covers For Penguin Classics
- Here’s What ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ Needs to Look Like
- Original cover art for Bobby Dollar 1, “The Dirty Streets of Heaven” drawn by Kerem Beyit
More Fun Stuff
- Read an excerpt of Allegiance by Beth Bernobich, the conclusion to the River of Souls trilogy.
- Read an excerpt of Esrever Doom by Piers Anthony at Tor.
- Read an excerpt of the Old Mars anthology edited by George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois
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