SF/F/H Link Post for 2013-12-11
Interviews & Profiles
- 10 Questions with Sara Nelson, Editorial Director of Books and Kindle at Amazon.com
- Author Charles Stross answers questions about his latest release, Neptune’s Brood, on io9
- The Functional Nerds Podcast welcomes Django Wexler, author of The Thousand Names.
- George R.R. Martin: I will not share Westeros
- Ginger Nuts of Horror interview Michael S. Collins of the Diabolic Tales III Anthology
- The Jeff Bezos interview–the story’s big picture was more than drone delivery
- My Bookish Ways chats with Christina Henry, author of Black Heart (Black Wings)
- The Qwillery interviews Marlene Perez of Dark Descent, second book of the Nyx Fortuna sereis
- Sandra Bullock On The Challenges Of Gravity
- The Absurd Amazon Boycott In Britain
- Bryan Singer Will Direct X-Men: Apocalypse
- Doctor Who series 8 won’t be split, says Steven Moffat
- London Falling has a TV Deal!
- Brom’s KRAMPUS: THE YULE LORD is only $1.99 on the Amazon Kindle platform through December 30th.
- Athena’s Daughters – a collection of short speculative fiction by the industry’s best female authors.
- Big Bang Press – a small independent publisher located in the US and UK, representing emerging talent from the fan writing community.
- Steampunk World – A diverse steampunk anthology from your favorite award-winning authors, including Jay Lake, Nisi Shawl, Ken Liu, and Lucy A. Snyder.
- 5 Lessons Learned from Completing #NaNoWriMo
- The 14 Greatest Science Fiction Books Of The Year, as chosen by BuzzFeed
- 20 + Free Resources to Create a Simple Ebook
- Badass Digest explains that This Is How You Make INDIANA JONES 5
- Christopher J. Garcia reviews 100 Sci-Fi Classics.
- Comics & Graphic Novels Gifts For Him, Her, and Kids
- Do returns diminish on rereading and re-rereading?
- Fifteen Twisted Christmas Tales
- Forget Winning the Hunger Games — One of the Best YA Series Is a Story of Failure
- From Smaug to the Clangers: a brief history of dragons: As we finally come face to face with Tolkien’s Smaug on the big screen, Philip Hoare sets off in search of the greatest of all mythical creatures – from the satanic lizards of the Bible to the Jungian monster within us all
- The Future of Digital Longform on Livestream: several heavy hitters in the world of longform digital publishing will make appearances at Columbia University’s Tow Center for Digital Journalism to discuss the future of longer narratives online.
- Heaven Sent: Biblical Mythology and Fantasy
- I Hate Your Protagonist! Want to Know Why?
- In Which I (Jim C. Hines) Fanboy Over Avatar: The Last Airbender
- Legolas Will Be The Main Link Between ‘The Hobbit’ and ‘Lord of the Rings’ Trilogies. Now the question is who will be the main Zelda.
- Making the Switch From Writing in a Game World to Writing a Novel
- New Study Uncovers Surprising Results of eBook & Printed Books Trends
- NY Women In Communications Panel: Where Is The Print Industry Going?
- Sir Ian McKellen v Damian Lewis: actors trade blows: Hobbit actor hits back at Homeland star, saying there’s nothing wrong with playing wizards
- Six Scientist Myths That Books and Movies Love To Perpetuate
- Smugglivus 2013 Guest Author: Mary Robinette Kowal
- Snark is a Dead Scene: Why It’s Time For Writers to Try Something New
- Spotlight on Steampunk: A Guest Post from Stefan Bachmann!
- STOP! What To Do Before Revising A Nano Novel
- Story Game: A Preview on Plotting
- Ten Things you might not know about Novelists
- Why Creative Writing Courses Need To Face Up To The Reality of Publishing
- What fanfic is and isn’t
- Why Orwell’s 1984 is a recipe for bad fiction
- The worst thing ever written: The terrible, wonderful weirdness of fake fanfiction.
Science and Technology
- Amazing Stories considers Robots for Home Care
- Mars Rover Finds Ancient Life-Supporting Lakebed
- Planetary Science Deserves Special Attention Because It Is Special
- I think every library needs a vintage-style Evil Dead poster.
- Mordor under glass Paper sculpture by Jackie Huang
- These Are Some of the Year’s Best Images of Earth From Space
- What Anne McCaffrey’s The White Dragon First Looked Like
More Fun Stuff
- Cover reveal: Kelsier Gets into an Axe Fight in New Brazilian Mistborn Cover
- Everything Wrong With The Two Towers from CinemaSins
- Honest Trailers does The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
- Infographic: See Just How Popular The Most Popular Books Ever Written Are
- The New Poster for Godzilla is Released
- Read an excerpt of Sand, Hugh Howey’s new series.
- Read an excerpt of Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson at Tor.com.
- Some of the Best from Tor.com 2013 is Free to Download Now!
- This is How Big the Words of Radiance Manuscript Is!
- Jeff Patterson is posting a Holiday story each weekday at my Twitter feed with the hashtag #BadDayStudio.
- New Journey Planet dedicated to WorldCon is up.
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