SF/F/H Link Post for 2014-01-24
Interviews & Profiles
- Art of the Genre: Interview with artist Jack Crane
- Brian Staveley talks about writing The Emperor’s Blades
- Check out this endearingly awkward interview with Joaquin Phoenix about Her!
- Chris Pine hopes for Kirk to “Go Dark” in Star Trek 3
- The Conversation: Novelists Adam Sternbergh and Lev Grossman on Genre Fiction and Nerd-dom
- David Cronenberg talks about the Kafka-esque soul of The Fly.
- Director Stuart Beattie discusses his fresh take on Shelley’s classic character in I, Frankenstein
- My Bookish Ways interviews Wiley Cash, author of This Dark Road to Mercy
- The Qwillery interviews John Dixon, author of Phoenix Island.
- Red Rising Author Pierce Brown on Dystopia, Science Fiction and Ancient History
- The 2013 Bram Stoker Preliminary Ballot has been announced!
- New Jersey teen pulls zombie prank on Walking Dead star
- Pew, Princeton survey shows U.S. ereading up
- StarShipSofa Announces Premium Membership.
Events & Event News
- Jeff Vandermeer is giving away 5 download links via one of his quirky contests: “Tell me why you in particular should be added to the expedition going into Area X! Entries should be at least a sentence long but not over 500 words. I will not be checking their truthfulness.”
- The Mars Madness exhibit, subtitled “Sci-Fi, Popular Culture and Ray Bradbury’s Literary Journey to Outer Space” opened today and will be on display until August 1, 2014 in the Special Collections at the University of Arizona.
- Cradle – an open-world adventure in a unique fantasy setting full of action and exploration featuring a one-of-a-kind combat system.
- Unidentified Funny Objects 3 – the 3rd annual anthology featuring offbeat and humorous science fiction & fantasy short stories.
- Women Destroy Science Fiction – a special issue of the Hugo Award-nominated magazine LIGHTSPEED entirely written—and edited—by women.
- Dark Resurrection Vol.2 Star Wars Fan Film Project.
- Review: The Signal Is An Ambitious Mind-Bending Sci-Fi Thriller
- 10 Teen Girls Who are Toppling Dystopian Regimes
- The 10 Weirdest And Most Wonderful Libraries In The World
- 25 Things You Didn’t Know About the Original ROBOCOP
- “And the World Turned Gray: Gritty vs. Classic Heroes” by Kameron Hurley
- Are We Ready For Plenty Of Sci-Fi And Pirates in 2014?
- Can reading make you smarter? There is evidence that reading can increase levels of all three major categories of intelligence. I believe my discovery of Spider-Man and other comic books turned me into a straight-A student.
- Concerning Cake, Bilbo Baggins, and Charity: Patrick Rothfuss discusses his Reddit AMA
- Does digital publishing mean the death of the author? We used to know what it took to be a writer, but electronic publishing is piling pressure on myths of the author’s life.
- Four Reasons Why You Should Be Reading Young Adult Fiction
- The Grand, Obscure and Strange Items That Authors Collect
- If Her Wins the Oscar for Best Picture, It Could Change Science Fiction Forever
- Kameron Hurley discusses Editing in Process… over at More Red Ink.
- Keeping it Real – Female Protagonists in YA Lit
- Our Favorite Vintage Sci-fi Novels: Vintage sci-fi sounds intimidating. There is so much out there. Even if you decide to give it a try, where do you start?
- Scientists find secret to writing a bestseller
- Seven End of the Year Lists We Could Have Done but Didn’t
- Suvudu considers The Literary Merit of a Cover
- War of the Worlds is Still Relatable Today, argues Rinn at the Little Red Reviewer
- We, Frankenstein: The Deeper Meaning of the Frankenstein-vs-Demons Film
- Evan Palmer retells J.R.R. Tolkien’s “Ainulindalë” as a series of watercolor paintings.
- Edoras and Lake-town captured in Legos
- New Museum Morphs Into a Cold War Vision Future for “Construction of a Spaceship Module“
- Robots, Rest & Rebuild: Twisting context and character, artist Pixel Pancho blends pop-culture icons with a delicate sense of decay
- Take a tour of Minecraft Middle Earth and listen to an interview with its creators.
More Fun Stuff
- Apex Publications names their Favorite Vintage Sci-fi Novels.
- Infographic: The History of Science Fiction
- Paul Di Filippo shares a vintage Advertisement for Ace Doubles
- Photo of actors Adam West and Burt Ward on the set of the movie Batman.
- Read Me! Please!: Book Titles Rewritten to Get More Clicks
- You can learn a lot about life from Dungeons and Dragons.
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