SF/F/H Link Post for 2013-12-16
Interviews & Profiles
- Writing Excuses interviews Mercedes Lackey. [via Alexandre Maki]
- The Observer interviews Sally Gardner. [via Alexandre Maki]
- Notes from Coode Street interviews Neil Gaiman.
- Disquieting Visions interviews Janine K. Spendlove.
- Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy interviews Dean Koontz.
- The New Yorker profiles “Our Greatest Political Novelist” Kim Stanley Robinson. [via Andrew Porter]
- Suvudu interviews Scott Sigler.
- BBC Radio interviews Terry Pratchett. [via Andrew Porter]
- Tor.com interviews Adam Roberts.
- European Commission on Futurium interviews David Brin.
- Brenda Cooper announces new duology coming out from Pyr, set in same universe as the Ruby’s Song duology, but set 50 years later.
- As part of Angry Robot’s 12 Days of Christmas, they get authors to talk about Christmas and offer their books for only £1.
- Fox Adapting Upcoming Mark Millar Comic Starlight.
- China Makes First Lunar ‘Soft Landing’ Since 1976.
- Oscars of Science: Breakthrough Awards hands out $21m to transform physicists into rockstars.
Events & Event News
- Out of the Shire: A Tribute Exhibition to Middle-Earth, now through January at Nucleus in Alhambra, CA.
- Blade Singer: A Fantasy Novel by Aaron de Orive and Martha Wells.
- Athena’s Daughters: Women in Science Fiction and Fantasy by Silence in the Library Publishing.
- Ambling Along the Aqueduct is asking authors about The Pleasures of Reading, Viewing, and Listening in 2013. So far, there are excellent responses from Eleanor Arnason, Rachel Swirsky, Ursula K. Le Guin, Sarah Tolmie, Tansy Rayner Roberts, Kiini Ibura Salaam, Nisi Shawl, Cheryl Morgan, Alisa Alering, and Nancy Jane Moore.
- Elizabeth Wein on Favorite reads of 2013 and anticpated books books in 2014.
- David Brin on Science Fiction Wonders.
- Adam Roberts interviews The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.
- Andrew Fox on Asking My Friends for Help with Fire on Iron.
- Jason Sanford on The law of diminishing returns on special effects.
- John O’Neill on H.P. Lovecraft, A. Merritt, and Appendix N: Advanced Readings in D&D.
- The Atlantic says The Hobbit 2 is Bad Fan Fiction.
- Black Gate on The Finest Sword & Sorcery: Announcing the Winners of the Stalking the Beast Contest.
- Vulture on Superhero Movies Are Getting Too Greedy. [via Alexandre Maki]
- Dan Berger on J.R.R. Tolkien: Myths That Never Were and the Worlds That They Become.
- The Guardian on Brian Aldiss: ‘These days I don’t read any science fiction. I only read Tolstoy’.
- Black Gate on Voices in Fantasy Literature, Part 1.
- Open Culture on Kurt Vonnegut: Where Do I Get My Ideas From? My Disgust with Civilization.
- The Daily Dot on How ‘Welcome to Night Vale’ is setting the standard for diversity in fandom. [via Paul Di Filippo]
- San Jose Mercury News on Give ‘Em Hill: El Cerrito woman lends ‘Twilight Zone’ inspiration. [via Andrew Porter]
- Bookworm Blues on When It’s A Jar by Tom Holt.
- Carl V. Anderson on The Desolation of Smaug.
- Paul Weimer on Lest Darkness Fall by L. Sprague De Camp.
- Geek Sugar on on Best Fantasy Series.
- The World in the Satin Bag lists Top 10 Science Fiction and Fantasy Anime Movies.
- Screen Rant lists Our 10 Favorite Movie Dragons.
- Flavorwire lists 10 Controversial Short Stories.
- Brian Keene on The Top Ten Books of 2013.
- Shore Party by jakeandersonstudio.
- Dystopia by JonasDeRo.
- Dark Knight Dragon by 88grzes.
- Zombie Claus by kerembeyit.
- A gallery of Planet Comics covers at Pulp Covers.
- Amazing Batman graffiti discovered inside abandoned nursing school.
More Fun Stuff
- Free on Kindle: Tales from the SFR Brigade eBook with fiction by Linnea Sinclair, Marcella Burnard, Erica Hayes, Liana Brooks, Pippa Jay, Berinn Rae, Amy Laurens, Kyndra Hatch.
- Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar – Teaser Trailer. [via Alexandre Maki]
- A Kiki’s Delivery Service Live-Action Trailer.
- Wired Space Video of the Day: Flight Over Triton.
- Tim Burton-ized Doctor Who Characters Get Animated.
- The 8 Types of Tolkien Fans.
- ? Life size Doctor Who Flying Tardis. (Thanks, Eddie!)
- Tolkien’s Rivendell comes to life with 200,000 LEGO bricks.
- ? The Onion Reviews The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug. [via Alexandre Maki]
- Excellent holiday reading: Solstice Chronicles by Jeff Patterson.
- Beware the Hairy Mango# 196 – “Fully-Clothed Lunch” by Matthew Sanborn Smith.
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