SF/F/H Link Post for 2014-01-28
Interviews & Profiles
- My Bookish Ways interviews Adam Christopher.
- The Qwillery interviews Pierce Brown.
- Fantasy Book Review interviews Mercedes M. Yardley.
- Pulped! Podcast interviews Editor/Anthology Ramrod/Writer Bryan Thomas Schmidt.
- An interview (translated from Italian by Google) with Paul Di Filippo for the Italian blog Cronache Di Un Sole Lontano.
- io9 interviews Tracy Barnett, lead designer of the upcoming RPG War of Metal and Bone.
- The Kernel profiles Jack Parsons: rocket pioneer and occult genius. [via Paul Di Filippo]
- Suvudu interviews Nate Taylor, the illustrator who collaborated with Patrick Rothfuss on the series The Adventures of the Princess and Mr. Whiffle.
- The Mary Sue interviews Bitten‘s Laura Vandervoort.
- American Library Association announces 2014 Youth Media Award Winners.
- Stephen King’s Joyland to be released as ebook and mass market paperback.
- Rod Duncan in Two-Book Deal with Angry Robot Books.
- Gollancz acquires trilogy from teenage author Anna Caltabiano.
- Rare first edition of Gerry Anderson’s Gemini Force One to be published for Kickstarter backers in 2014.
- Bestselling fantasy writers unite to help fellow author in need.
- Andy Remic’s Spiral, Quake, Warhead and The Downward Spiral to have new Author Editions.
- Marie Brennan announces that you can write a letter to Lady Trent during the month of February and she will reply.
Events & Event News
- Charles Stross will hold an informal gathering in NYC, January 30th.
- Vermont Science Fiction reading in Burlington VT, February 1st.
- Call For Papers: Current Research in Speculative Fiction at the University of Liverpool (England), June 20th.
- A Worldbuilders auction for a dinner with Peter Orullian, Terry Brooks, Robin Hobb, Brent Weeks, Greg Bear and Steve Erickson.
- Sylvan Investigations: Work of Hunters/An Interrupted Cry by Laura Anne Gilman.
- Iron Edda: War of Metal and Bone – for Fate Core by Tracy Barnett.
- Newsweek says Choose Your Dystopia.
- Kameron Hurley on The Babbling Tower: Language, Immigration, and Complexity in Fantasy Fiction.
- Nick Mamatas says Don’t Let Harlan Ellison Hear This. [via Samuel Montgomery-Blinn]
- People of Color in European Art History on “Things Were Just Like That Back Then”: Thoughts on Westeros, Sociology, and Historical Accuracy in A Song of Ice and Fire. [via Paul Di Filippo]
- HorrorMovies.ca says Please Stop Killing the Dog.
- OMNI Reboot asks Mary Shelley, movie history and the first sci-fi story?.
- Jim C. Hines’ MarsCon Recap.
- Susan Dennard on From FRAB to Fab (part 3): the science of fear and why fighting won’t help.
- Marie Lu warns about The Safe Zone in a writer’s career.
- Alex Bledsoe on The Secrets of Writing Action Scenes.
- Kat Zhang talks about Character Movement & Characterization.
- Pierce Brown on World Building.
- Chuck Wendig says Self-Publishing Is Not The Minor Leagues.
- Tor.com asks What Does Doctor Who’s Kooky Past Portend for Its Future?.
- Cedar Sanderson says Books Are Forever.
- Morgana Santilli asks Is the Anime Renaissance Upon Us?.
- Andy Robins reminisces about A Childhood of Science Fiction.
- Paul Di Filippo reviews Rudy Rucker.
- American Indians in Children’s Literature on Travers (author of Mary Poppins): “I lived with the Indians…”. [via Andrew Porter]
- Ars Technica on 10 years of Opportunity: Celebrating the rover’s role on Mars and Earth.
- Tim Lebbon’s Top Ten Alien Moments.
- Paul Kincaid’s on From the Other Side: January 2014 (about recent releases in SF/F from Britain).
- The Geek Twins reveal that Howard Stark’s Notes in Iron Man 2 Had Real Science.
- Ron Miller says I made the Spice flow: My work as a concept artist on Lynch’s Dune.
- Cover Reveal: The Wizard’s Promise by Cassandra Rose Clarke (Art by Sarah J. Coleman).
- The Vibrant Pulp Science Fiction Art of Anton Brzezinski.
More Fun Stuff
- Empire Magazine’s 25 covers featuring the characters from X-Men: Days Of Future Past.
- A Wearable Book Feeds You Its Characters’ Emotions As You Read. [via Paul Di Filippo]
- After The Fires Went Out: Coyote – Episode Thirteen, Part 1 – Monday, January 28th by Regan Wolfrom.
- Quiz: Lewis Carroll. [via Paul Di Filippo]
- Excerpt: Free Samples of the 2014 Newbery Medal & Newbery Honor Winners.
- Excerpt: The Waking Engine by David Edison.
- Excerpt: Seven Wild Sisters by Charles de Lint & Charles Vess.
- Excerpt: Sunstone by Freya Robertson.
- Podcast: Writing Excuses – Season 9, Episode 4: Artificial Intelligence with Nancy Fulda.
- Podcast: SF Squeecast – Episode 32: Every Decade Gets the Mutant It Deserves.
- Podcast: The Skiffy and Fanty Show – Episode 189: Our Favorite Things from 2013 (A Roundtable Discussion).
- Trailer: Maleficent – “Dream” Trailer.
- Trailer: Zero Theorem, the upcoming movie by Terry Gilliam.
- Video: The mystery of motion sickness by Rose Eveleth for TED-Ed.
- Short Animated Film: Mountain Ash by Jake Armstrong & Erin Kilkenny.
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