SF/F/H Link Post for 2013-10-17
Interviews & Profiles
- An Amazing interview with SFWA Grand Master Robert Silverberg
- Barnes and Noble Review interviews Jeff VanderMeer, author of Wonderbook.
- Constructive Concepts: A conversation with production designer Alex McDowell
- Editor Roundtable: A Story Critique With editors Ellen Datlow, Gardner Dozois, Liz Gorinsky, Paula Guran, Nick Mamatas, James Patrick Kelly, Ann VanderMeer, and Sheila Williams.
- The Enchanted Inkpot interviews Hero author Alethea Kontis
- Exclusive Q&A with Greg Pak on “Batman/Superman” and “Action Comics”
- The Geek Girl interviews George Mann, author of The Casebook of Newbury and Hobbes
- Guillermo del Toro explains why he wants to ruin the human face
- J.J. Abrams Says ‘Almost Human’ ‘Not Quite Anything You’ve Seen Before’
- J Michael Straczynski on DC Superhero Films – “Marvel Is Kicking DC’s Clock”
- My Bookish Ways interviews James W. Ziskin, author of Styx & Stone
- My Bookish Ways interviews Nicholas Kaufmann, author of Dying Is My Business
- Up Around the Corner has an interview with author Misha Gericke, author of The Vanished Knight.
- Very Superstitious: Myths, Legends and Tales of Superstition Blog Tour: Mari Mancusi
- Event Horizon EBooks will publish eBook reprints of the first 16 Myth-Adventures novels by Robert Asprin, with cover and interior art by Phil Foglio.
- HarperVoyager has signed a new trilogy from fantasy novelist Robin Hobb.
- Eden Star – an immersive first-person, survival-creation game; blending unique physics-based combat, destructible environments, freeform construction, resource management and completely dynamic, freerunning navigation.
- MUDBLOODS – a new documentary film in production about UCLA’s Quidditch team.
- Takamo Universe – a strategic sci-fi MMO set in a persistent universe based on the original TAKAMO, a play by mail game that was launched in 1982. A Strategic Sci Fi game of exploration expansion and conquest featuring thousands of player empires.
- 4 Ways For Authors To Reach The Right Audience For Your Book
- 6 Things An Author Should Look For in An Indie eBookstore6 Things An Author Should Look For in An Indie eBookstore – The Digital Reader
- 8 Great Horror Movies You’ve Never Heard of (But I Have, Because I’m Better Than You)
- 33 Of The Most Hilariously Terrible First Sentences In Literature History
- Bookshops of the Future: Where Physical and Digital Co-exist.
- C’mon Hollywood: Give us a new horror icon already!
- Doing Damage to the Text: Gender in Neil Gaiman’s Coraline
- Filmmaking Visionaries: The Top Ten Writer-Directors
- Great Genre-Fiction Reads for Halloween
- Iceland: Where one in 10 people will publish a book
- Indie Authors & Paid Reviews
- Is Self-Publishing Creating A New Underclass?
- Is Self-Publishing the Most Important Transformation in the Publishing Industry?
- Introducing Libiro: The New Ebook Store For Indie Authors
- The Invisibility of Science Fiction Romance (Part 2).
- io9 takes a look at why the number 1729 shows up in so many Futurama episodes. It’s mathtastic!
- Killing the Top Ten Sacred Cows of Publishing: #6… Selling to a Big Publisher Insures Quality
- Linda Nagata: Why I Self-Published The Red: First Light
- Lord of the Rings Land Coming to Disney World? Oh God, please, please, please.
- Making Interactive Fiction Mainstream
- The most ridiculous mystical pregnancies in fiction.
- NBA Finalists in Young People’s Literature
- No Gatekeepers, Just Readers
- One Year Later, Medium Is Changing the Way Its Writers Write and Its Readers Read
- The Power of a First Sentence
- Sandra Bullock and Science Role Models
- Steven Moffat Says Doctor Can Only Have Twelve Regenerations But “There’s Something You’ve All Missed.” Moffat, king of the tease.
- LitStaff Pick:Supporting (or Secondary) Characters Who Deserve Their Own Book
- The Top 10 Horror Remakes of All Time
- Why It’s Okay to Have an Adult Crush on a YA Character
- Why Kobo, Amazon and Barnes and Noble Need Dedicated Self-Publishing Sections
Science and Technology
- The inside story on LA schools’ iPad rollout: “a colossal disaster”
- “Reality has caught us” Ubisoft game Watch Dogs, scheduled for release next year, models pervasive surveillance as a game. Polygon’s Charlie Hall investigates Chicago’s vast camera network and finds the fiction might be not so far away from reality.
- These New-Fangled Books Will Doom Us All: Behold the techno-panic timeline!
More Fun Stuff
- Infographic: How Long Have you Lived, Doctor?
- Check Out This Map That Shows The Most Famous Book Set In Each State
- Night of the Raging Fangirls: No matter how far into the darkness you fall, you will always be a raging fangirl at heart!
- Watch this epic Call of Duty fan film.
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