SF/F/H Link Post for 2013-11-25
Interviews & Profiles
- Bill Willingham talks about writing the latest Fables spinoff Fairest in All the Land, a “fair play” murder mystery in which the reader has as much information as the sleuth — Cinderella.
- Fantasy Faction has an interview with Anne Lyle of The Prince of Lies: Night’s Masque.
- The Ginger Nuts of Horror interview The Ghost Hunters author Neil Spring
- Literary Escapism interviews Steven M. Booth, who is celebrating his debut novel, Dark Talisman.
- The New Republic offers An Interview With Neil Gaiman, the Internet’s Favorite Fantasy Writer
- The Qwillery has an interview with Gillian Philip of Bloodstone, book two of the Rebel Angels.
- Sci-Fi Fan Letter has an interview with Ann Leckie, author of Ancillary Justice
- Why TV Hasn’t Killed Movies, With Director Alfonso Cuarón
- The 2013 National Book Award Winners have been announced!
- Cybil Award Nomination for Bruce McAllister
- J.R.R. Tolkien Movie Will Give Glimpse Into Famous Fantasy Writer’s Mind
- Nearly Half of Parents Plan on Buying E-Reading Devices for Kids This Holiday Season
- Review: Paul Di Filippo reviews the Old Mars, edited by George R.R. Martin & Gardner Dozois
- 12 Mistakes Nearly Everyone Who Writes About Grammar Mistakes Makes
- Catching Fire only just dodged an R-rating like a Tribute dodging an almost-perfectly-aimed arrow!
- Confessions of a Four-Color, Benday-Dot, Super-Deformed, Ultra-Compressed Science Fiction Writer
- Cracking Amazon’s Algorithm? The Kindle Gold Rush That Never Happened
- The Dissolve examines the dystopic vision of 1970s science fiction
- The double standard for text-to-screen adaptations
- Ebooks for Libraries: Still a Ripoff — Annoyed Librarian
- The Evolution of Obi-Wan Kenobi
- Full Steam Ahead: The Greatest Steampunk-Inspired Appliances
- Here are Storyville’s picks for Ten Best Short Stories Ever.
- How A Near-Fatal Car Accident Led to the Universal Appeal of ‘Star Wars’
- How I learned to stop worrying and love Amazon
- How Self-Publishing Led Amazon to German Ebook Dominance
- Into the Final Frontier:
- A likely tale by Charlie Stross
- Mythic Delirium Books on Poems selected for the final print issue of MYTHIC DELIRIUM.
- MST3K is turning 25 this month! Here’s a list of some of the worst films they tried to improve.
- The main factor contributing to the problem of book discovery is the sheer volume of books out there, argues Bookavore in a thought-provoking essay.
- Sam’s Listening Report: February 2013
- What Makes ‘Epic Fantasy’ Epic?
- ‘Who,’ ‘Wild Things,’ ‘Avengers’ loom 50 years later: Reinvention helps maintain relevance for pop-culture touchstones born in 1963.
- Why Pretend to be Mystified by the Ebook Sales Slowdown?
- News: Anniversary episode awarded Guinness World Record
- Review: Doctor Who Delivers on Anniversary
- 50 facts for Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary: Everything you could possibly want to know about Time Lord’s Whoniverse
- Celebrity memories of Doctor Who
- Doctor Who at 50: Designing the new Tardis
- Doctor Who Christmas Special 2013 Teaser Trailer
- Doctor Who expert Gavin Fuller gives us the 50 best stories throughout the show’s 50-year history
- Doctor Who: How to live like a Time Lord: On the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who, Matthew Sweet shows you how to follow his moral code
- Doctor Who: How Norfolk man created Dalek and Tardis sounds
- Doctor Who: How time and space was found in Wales
- Doctor Who: The many loves of The Doctor
- Doctor Who: The sound of the Tardis
- Doctor Who stars humbled by fan turnout at London event
- Doctor Who: Remembering Doctors Past
- Doctor Who: Time travel through faith
- How did Doctor Who reflect the real world?
- How much of “Doctor Who” might really be possible?
- Looking back on 50 years of ‘Doctor Who’
- Matt Smith Explains His ‘Doctor Who’ Departure
- Matt Smith on the perils of being recognised
- Matt Smith: ‘Steven Moffat has changed Doctor Who mythology’
- Our Favourite Five Plot Holes From Doctor Who: The Day Of The Doctor
- Photos: Celebrating 50 years of Doctor Who – GeekWire
- The Politics of Doctor Who
- Steven Moffat on regeneration limit
- Ten Things We Think We Might Possibly Know About Upcoming Doctor Who Stuff
- Who cares about the Doctor?
- Why Doctor Who Has Lasted Fifty Years
- Will Gompertz explores the timeless appeal of Doctor Who
Science and Technology
- “Douglas County Model” gives libraries new e-book leverage
- Facebook Has Transformed My Students’ Writing—for the Better
- French Gov’t Rejects Plan To Tax DRM eBooks More Than Non-DRM eBooks
- Patently untrue: fleshy defibrillators and synchronised baseball are changing the future
- QuickReader, ReadQuick, and the Rise of the Speed-Reading App
- Russian App Wants E-Book Piracy To End, Happily Ever After
- The A.V. Club is offering a sneak-peak at the cover art for The Magician’s Land, the third and final novel in Lev Grossman’s Magicians trilogy.
- Geek dad of the year wallpapers house with mighty Marvel murals
- Public Art Project in London Turns Benches Into Books
More Fun Stuff
- Every Death in the Game of Thrones Novels, Bookmarked
- Google Middle-Earth: You know how Google has mapped out our entire planet through Google Earth, made it totally interactive, searchable and scroll-able? Well, it seems that the Google Earth team have run out of things to do and are now mapping out fantasy worlds the same way!
- Read the short story “Life in the Carbyne Age” by Paul Di Filippo at OMNI Reboot.
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