SF/F/H Link Post for 2013-10-18
Interviews & Profiles
- BiblioFiend interviews Victoria Scott to discuss her Fire & Flood series and finishing Dante Walker.
- Calvin & Hobbes Creator Bill Watterson Explains Why We’ll Never See a Movie Adaptation.
- The Future And You offers this two part panel on Transhumanism featuring Stephanie Osborn (space scientist and SF author), Dr. Ben Davis (nuclear physicist), Lillian Price (microbiologist in the final months of her doctoral work), Daniel M. Hoyt (programmer and SF writer), Sarah A. Hoyt (author and polyglot), Robert Hoyt (SF writer with a fresh BS in biology), me (your host, Stephen Euin Cobb), and Dr. Tedd Roberts (neuroscientist and researcher) as the panel’s moderator.
- Here’s a video of Neil Gaiman’s appearance on BBC Breakfast Time and his interview on The Saturday Live Radio 4 programme.
- In the course of an interview with CBS This Morning, Scott Turow of the legal thriller, Identical, discusses ebooks, saying “Amazon is trying to monopolize the e-book market.”
- My Bookish Ways interviews Amanda Carlson, author of Cold Blooded (Jessica McClain #3)
- Nearly Everything The X-Files’ David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson Said This Weekend
- Nick Mamatas joins The Skiffy and Fanty Show to talk about his upcoming book, Love is the Law, science fiction, noir and crime fiction, the politics of genre, and much more!
- Notes from Coode Street discusses writing short stories with SFWA Vice President Rachel Swirsky
- Stephen Wright describes insights gained from watching his daughter play console games: “I’ve realized that if you’re a woman or queer gamer, you need a strong sense of the ironic and a mind of steel to be able to breathe and thrive in a culture that can often seem to despise you to a remarkable degree.”
- Skiffy and Fanty interviews Chuck Wendig at Worldcon
- Tea and Jeopardy talks sword fighting and writing with Adrian Tchaikovsky
Events & Event News
- As part of the Fantastic Fiction free reading series, Ellen Datlow and Matthew Kressel present James Patrick Kelly & Mercurio D. Rivera Wednesday November 20th, 7pm at KGB Bar in NYC.
- The San Francisco Bay Area loves to mix books and booze, and both are abundant at the opening event of the annual Litquake festival, a 150th-anniversary tribute to Jules Verne. In its 14th year, Litquake brings bookish events to venues all over San Francisco and its environs, from its opening celebration on Friday through the Litcrawl this Saturday.
- Williams College symposium explores links between science fiction and environmentalism
- From now through Sunday, October 20, the e-book (in various formats) of Kristine Kathryn Rusch’s “The Disappeared” (first novel in the Retrieval Artist series) will be on sale for $2.99.
- eBook Deal: Get Patrick Hester’s CAHILL’S HOMECOMING eBook for only 99 Cents!
- Kaleidoscope – an anthology of diverse contemporary YA fantasy stories, which will be edited by Julia Rios and Alisa Krasnostein, and published by Twelfth Planet Press. Too often popular culture and media defaults to a very narrow cross section of the world’s populace. We believe that people of all kinds want to see themselves reflected in stories.
- Terra Ex – a free-to-play, browser-based 4X space adventure from a team that claims veterans of development of World of Warcraft, Command & Conquer, and Lost Planet 3. They also say this is “more than just a video game” thanks to the real science it will present, thanks to contributions from the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory and physicist contributors to “The Universe” TV series.
- Review: LJ Goldstein reviews MaddAddam by Margaret Atwood (Part 2)
- The 10 Most Bada** Comic Book Heroines
- 10 Most Grotesque Horror Movie Transformations
- The 11 Most Prolific Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors of All Time
- 13 Passages From Children’s Books That Are More Disturbing Than They First Appear
- 14 Low Budget Movies That Made Millions
- 20 Obscure SF/F/H Books Recommended by the Pros
- 2001: The aliens that almost were
- Are Video Games Killing Childhood?
- The Big Idea: Nicholas Kaufmann
- Doctor Who: How could the Doctor cheat the 12 regenerations rule in The Day of the Doctor?
- Don’t cliche yourself into becoming a hack writer
- Fall Into Fall Books: Stellar Four suggests some autumn reading.
- Fans, Creators Demand More Diversity in Geek Media
- The Guardian names its picks for the Top 10 sci-fi movies
- ‘Hard Sci-Fi Movies’ Schools Hollywood On Truly Realistic Sci-Fi Movies
- Here’s How Geeks Find Love At New York Comic Con
- The History of Modern Fantasy Fiction (Sort of)
- Mining the Genre Asteroid: The Big Time by Fritz Leiber
- Online Resources for Teen Writers
- Science Gets Graphic in New Comic Books
- ShockTillYouDrop.com’s 2013 Halloween Movie Guide
- Stan Lee Rants About 3D Movies
- A unique literary genre gains steam
- WHAT IS CINEMA?: Alfonso Cuarón and the Cinematic Precipice
- When Star Wars and Indiana Jones Collide: Attack of the Easter Eggs
- Why do the asshats among us love to destroy science fiction?
Science and Technology
- Experts call for ban on killer robots: An international ban on “killer robots” that can launch attacks without human control should be put in place, according to a group of robotics experts.
- Horror Science: Could We Ever Truly Contain ‘The Thing’?
- How Daydreaming Can Actually Make You Smarter
- If everything’s being automated, let’s hope we’ll like our robots
- ‘Walking Dead’ comes alive in the online classroom
- Here’s a single-serve Tumblr devoted to 70s sci-fi art
- Super Impressive Star Wars Sleeve Tattoo
- Worth1000 Vault: Star Wars mashed with Fine Art
More Fun Stuff
- Don’t miss the Season 2 Premiere of Bravest Warriors, “Aeon Worm.” To have the ultimate experience, make sure that you are primed by watching the last season finale “Catbug.”
- Following on the heels of Ex-Men: Wolverine, Pete Homes releases Batman Vs. Superman. Who is the world’s greatest superhero?
- Handmade Star Wars Soap Will Keep You From Smelling Like A Wampa
- How to Pick your Literary Halloween Costume
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