SF/F/H Link Post for 2013-10-19
Interviews & Profiles
- Adventures in SciFi interviews The Republic of Thieves with author Scott Lynch
- Brandon Sanderson Reads Words of Radiance
- Dark Matter talks with author Jo Spurrier about her debut novel, Winter be my Shield.
- Guillermo del Toro on the Pacific Rim Blu-ray, Frankenstein, and His Cabinet of Curiosities
- Harrison Ford discusses “Star Wars”, “Ender’s Game” and a whole lot more in a new interview.
- Jessica Day George, author of Tuesdays at the Castle and Wednesdays in the Tower discusses how a dragon-slaying princess and her white war horse inspired a lifelong love of reading.
- Jonathan Lethem on Radical Politics in America
- My Bookish Ways interviews Emma Chapman, author of How to be a Good Wife
- Revolution Boss Says Season 2 Influenced by ‘Joss Whedon School of Showrunning’
- Ronald D. Moore on Outlander, the Battlestar Ending, and Sexposition
- SFFWorld.com interviews Will Wight, author of the Traveler’s Gate trilogy.
- Tron: Legacy Co-Writer On Mixed Receptions And Tron 3
- Writers as Readers: An Interview with Hugh Howey, of the self-published sci-fi book Wool.
- Gravity Repeat Viewing Drives Box Office Into Stratosphere
- A Home Run for ‘Hades’: The House of Hades, the newest book in Rick Riordan’s bestselling Heroes of Olympus series, sold almost 350,000 print copies in its first week, according to Nielsen.
- To celebrate his birthday, Patrick Hester is releasing his novella, Cahill’s Homecoming, for just $0.99 on Amazon Kindle. He’s calling it a “present from me to you.”
- These 7 Books Predicted The Future With Eerie, Almost Unbelievable Accuracy
- 8 Reasons We Should Be Worried About X-Men: Days of Future Past
- 25 scary stories by Stephen King and other great horror writers you can read NOW
- 28 NYCC Cosplayers And Their Favorite Books
- After 14 years, TheOneRing.net is still the Tolkien fan site to rule them all
- A Book Is Never Really Done: We need better tools to keep updating e-books after publication.
- Bob Mayer contends that To “Self”-Publish, You Need a Team
- Books Don’t Want to Be Free: How publishing escaped the cruel fate of other culture industries
- Charlie Higson’s Halloween Reading List
- In the New York Review of Books, Daniel Mendelsohn discusses the Song of Ice and Fire as feminist epic, despite some previous arguments that Martin’s work is sexist. The debate is not a new one. Both ThinkProgress and GeekMom have weighed in previously.
- Five Tips on How to Make a Good Stephen King Movie Adaptation
- The Geek Anthropologist discusses the Gender Through Comics Books MOOC
- How Stephen King’s Wife Saved ‘Carrie’ and Launched His Career
- How to get the most out of library ebooks via the right gadget, text to speech, and otherwise
- HuffPo picks George RR Martin as one of their favourite famous (and nice) authors. GRRM makes the cut for a number of reasons, but especially because he looks a little like Santa Claus.
- Is the Gap Between Critics and Readers Widening?
- Katharine Kerr ponders the question of Saga, Series, and Just Plain Long Books.
- Michael J. Sullivan, author of the Riyria Revelations offers Some Thoughts About Free Ebooks
- My Reading Reset: The Wheel of Time
- Ode to Nerds at New York Comic-Con!
- Potential Husbands from YA Fantasy: An Addendum
- Reboot or die: a visual history of Hollywood’s favorite fad
- See 1st official pics from Doctor Who’s 50th-anniversary episode
- Si Spurrier’s ‘Disenchanted’ is the webcomic world where magic goes to die
- Suvudu pauses to consider Why Thomas Covenant is Important
- Talking About Books: Online Book Clubs, Forums, and Real Life
- TeleRead asks Should We Segregate Self-Published Books?
- There’s more to fantasy than the elves and orcs of Tolkien
- The Top Five Post-Apocalyptic Movie Villains
- Tweaking the Fairy Tale Ending: The High King
- Verisimilitude and Jokes About Your Mother: Humor in Fantasy
- Where to start with Alice Munro, the newest Nobel laureate for fiction
- Why tonight’s homework may involve reading comics
- Why You Should Think Differently When Formatting Your Next Ebook
- With the advent of the e-book, it’s time we asked ourselves What Does It Mean to Own a Book?
Science and Technology
- How Has Twitter Shaped Storytelling?
- Kobo Aura HD Vs Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 2
- Oculus: Motion-Sickness is Solved, 4K ‘Not Far Away’
- Seven technologies predicted in Dave Eggers’ dystopian new novel that already exist
- 8 Bit Cinema: The Shining Retold in Three Animated Minutes
- These Disney Princesses Are Ready for Halloween!
- “I’ll fight a Whedon for you” by Thom Dunn is a (somewhat creepy) fan tribute to Maurissa Tancharoen, wife of Jed Whedon.
- Man of Steel: Amazing Art Prints
- We already loved Julie Dillon’s Hugo-nominated art, and now her Sleepy Hollow fan art has won…our hearts! Or something. The Mary Sue posted this image from Dillon’s Tumblr, and we have to say it captures the show perfectly.
More Fun Stuff
- Infographic: A Brief History of Publishing
- Infographic: Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship’s Travels
- Infographic: Sci-Fi Characters Who Outlived Their Home Planet
- Navigate Victorian London With Awesome Interactive Maps!
- Read an excerpt of Kiss the Night Goodbye by Keri Arthur
- Read an excerpt of Uncrashable Dakota by Andy Marino
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