SF/F/H Link Post for 2013-11-01
Interviews & Profiles
- Amazing Stories interviews Black Science Fiction Artist Eric Wilkerson
- The authors of the new anthology War Stories: New Military Science Fiction held a Reddit AMA
- Beth Bernobich, author of the newly released Allegiance, held a Reddit AMA earlier this week.
- Butterfield and Steinfeld Discuss the Challenge of ‘Ender’s Game’
- Catherynne Valente, NYT Bestselling Fantasy and Science Fiction author of The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon In Two held a Reddit AMA earlier this week.
- Deep into the Dark: A Conversation with Lavie Tidhar, author of The Violent Century.
- Dr. Charles E. Gannon discusses his novel, Fire with Fire, the first book in his Terran Republic series.
- Editor Megan Arkenberg is this month’s author spotlight over at Nightmare Magazine.
- The Functional Nerds welcome Wesley Chu of The Lives of Tao and its sequel, The Deaths of Tao.
- Halloween Horrors: Stacey Longo reveals Secret Things in this Q&A
- Neil Gaiman discusses The Sandman at the Edinburgh International Book Festival
- Neil Gaiman Talks New Sandman Comic on NPR
- Jeff VanderMeer talks Wonderbook on NPR.
- Nightmare Magazine has an interview with short story author Margo Lanagan.
- Noam Chomsky: The Singularity is Science Fiction!
- Orson Scott Card Talks Ender’s Game in Rare Interview
- Patrick Ruthfuss participated in the Lorenzo Reading Series this month at UNB Saint John.
- SFFWorld talked to Blake Crouch, author of over a dozen bestselling suspense novels. His Wayward Pines series is currently being produced as a TV show by M. Night Shyamalan.
- The Neal Stephenson interview at Black Hat USA 2012 has only just recently been posted to YouTube. If you’re a fan of Cyberpunk it may be of interest.
- Amazon launches literary journal: Day One, to be published weekly for Kindle.
- Chris Hadfield ejected from movie theatre for loudly heckling Gravity
- Manga fans will be happy to hear that the entire Viz manga Catalog is now available on iBooks
- Study: “e-books [...] have settled into reasonably predictable consumption patterns.”
Events & Event News
- Mira Grant, author of PARASITE, will be doing a Reddit AMA here on November 4
- Lords of Xulima – A 2D isometric, turn-based Role-Playing Game with the depth and challenge of old-school classics and a modern, intuitive interface.
- Planet Oz – The Novel – a YA novel with cyborgs, mutants, and alien artifacts. Dorothy, a young engineer with an adventuresome spirit and no idea of how to return home after crash-landing on a strange planet. Using her brains and her refusal to give up, she helps her new companions fulfill their life-long dreams even as she grows into someone worthy of their friendship.
- 4 Things the ‘Ender’s Game’ Movie Got Right (and 4 It Got Wrong)
- 5 Classic Horror Novels Perfect for Halloween
- 8 Books That Will Absolutely Terrify You
- 10 Monster Memoirs We Want to Read
- The 10 Scariest Books You’ve Ever Read
- 12 novelists tell their scariest bite-size stories
- Amazon should shelve the reading recommendations
- Amazon Kills Commission on Free Kindle Ebooks
- Best Bets for Science Fiction & Fantasy Books — November 2013
- Fiction Affliction: November Releases in Urban Fantasy
- Freya Robertson Talks Costumes and Heartwood
- Halloween Must List: My Favorite Creepy Reads
- Halloween Reading 2013
- Halloween spirits: literature’s haunted houses: From Horace Walpole to Helen Oyeyemi, writers’ imaginations are still possessed by these constructions
- How I Survived a Night in a Texas Graveyard with R.L. Stine
- Looking for some Halloween reading? You could do worse than The Ghost Stories of Edith Wharton.
- Omnivoracious offers suggests for some Halloween Comic Reads
- Orson Scott Card ‘won’t profit’ from Ender’s Game film … so don’t feel guilty when you finally see it.
- Prepping For Thor: The Dark World with 5 Modern-Era Graphic Novels
- Rare HG Wells writings published in magazine
- Scary writers’ plans for Halloween
- The Truth That Creeps Beneath Our Spooky Ghost Stories
- When Fans Hate Finales, Who’s At Fault?
- Who Will Win The David Gemmell Awards in 2013?
National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)
- All About NaNoWriMo
- Author Hannah Moskowitz talks NaNoWriMo and perseverance
- Better yet, DON’T write that novel
- Camp NaNoWriMo – write a novel in a month, anytime, anywhere!
- Challenging yourself is the key to success
- Don’t forget, Kids can enter the NaNoWriMo Young Writers Program.
- Getting the words out: National Novel Writing Month encourages would-be novelists
- Have you heard of National Novel Writing Month?
- How to Prepare for National Novel Writing Month
- Is National Novel Writing Month a Literary Threat or Menace?
- It’s NaNoWriMo time: Pledge to write a novel in a month
- Let the Writing Challenge Begin: Eager writer seeks help in month-long NaNoWriMo challenge
- Lulu and NaNoWriMo Team up As Authors Prepare for Massive Creative Writing Project
- NaNoWriMo For Encouraging Writing for Students
- National Novel Writing Month Meetup Groups
- National Novel Writing Month LifeHacks
- National Novel Writing Month Pinterest Group
- National Novel Writing Month on Tumblr
- November Is National Novel Writing Month
- November is National Novel Writing Month! So get ready!
- Wattpad and NaNoWriMo link up
- Why over five lakh people will write novels this November
Science and Technology
- Extraterrestrial Etiquette: How Should Humanity Interact with Alien Life?
- Want a Starship? Think Big. Think Really Big : Discovery News
- Astropumpkins! Space Photographer Carves Cosmic Pumpkins for Halloween
- Game Of Thrones Meets Little Miss/Mr. Men Series
More Fun Stuff
- Watch the epic book trailer for Champion by Marie Lu
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