SF/F/H Link Post for 2014-02-10
Interviews & Profiles
- The Qwillery interviews Adam Christopher.
- The Following the Nerd Podcast interviews Mercedes M. Yardley.
- The Way of The Buffalo Podcast interviews Patrick Hester.
- Odyssey Workshop interviews Alexander Jablokov.
- Reddit AMA with Kevin Smith.
- Tor.com profiles Jules Verne.
- Tor.com profiles Frank Frazetta.
- Trevor Hogg chats with Wendy Partridge about the inspirations behind the costume designs for Thor: The Dark World.
- Leonard Maltin interviews George Lucas.
- AMC Sets Preacher Drama Adaptation With Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg & Sony TV.
- Stina Leicht gets two-book deal with Saga Press.
- Laura Anne Gilman gets a book deal with Saga Press.
- Apex Magazine News: Some Cool Changes Ahead.
- 3 Minute Futures – Flash Fiction Contest. Judged by Kim Stanley Robinson.
Events & Event News
- Paul Cornell’s schedule in LA this week.
- Steve Davidson (Amazing Stories publisher) will host a ‘special interest group’ meeting for Amazing Stories at Boskone 51 in Boston MA, February 15.
- Meet Laura Lam at the Shadowplay launch at Waterstones Aberdeen in Scotland (UK), February 22.
- Brandon Sanderson shares details about Words Of Radiance Release Events. Many places, many dates. Check out the link if you’re interested.
- The US & Canada anime convention list for 2014.
- Invisible Universe: a history of blackness in speculative fiction.
- Shadowbinders Book Two: steampunk! fantasy! comedy! by Thom Pratt.
- The Changing of the Sun by Lesley Smith — Kickstarter.
- The Cape Creator: A Tribute to Bat-Maker Bill Finger by The Comic Arts Council, LLC.
- She Makes Comics, a documentary about the untold history of female comic book creators and fans by Sequart Research & Literacy Organization.
- Epic cyberpunk action, Ghost Source Zero by Mark Cheng — Kickstarter.
- R. Graeme Cameron on Trekdom and the Quest for the Final Frontier of Ultimate Fandom. Will it Never End?
- Steve Fahnestalk says Look! Up in the Sky! It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s….
- Steve Davidson lists Five Things To Consider About Science Fiction.
- Steven M. Long on The Predatory Gentleman: Manners and The Gift of Fear in Universal’s Dracula.
- John Scalzi tells More on the Redshirts TV Series.
- Guy Gavriel Kay on To Market, To Market?.
- Stina Leicht on Feminism in Science Fiction and Being a Feminist Ally.
- Philippa Ballantine on Taking it to the streets.
- Tom Pollock on Keeping it Real.
- Jim C. Hines on The Gospels of Publishing.
- Paul S. Kemp asks What is Sword and Sorcery? With recommendations.
- Dave Hutchinson On Espionage and Science Fiction.
- Neil Gaiman has News: Watchmen, Sandman, Chu, Russia and the Clown-Shoes of Cthulhu.
- Nicola Griffith answers When the hell is Volume Two [of Hild] coming?
- Kelly Thompson says Without Buffy Summers There Is No Tessa Battle.
- K.M. Weiland on Creating Stunning Character Arcs, Pt. 1: Can You Structure Characters?
- Paul Kearney regarding his latest novel, A Different Kingdom.
- Paul Di Filippo reviews Shovel Ready by Adam Sternbergh.
- Andrew Liptak reviews Breach Zone by Myke Cole.
- Rob Bedford’s The Locke & Key Reread: “Crown of Shadows” (Vol. 3).
- The Little Red Reviewer’s The Book of Apex vol 4 Review, part 2.
- Stina Leicht reviews The Vampire Academy movie.
- io9 on The Most Unusual Alternate History Novels Ever Published.
- LitReactor on 11 Science Fiction Novels for the Lovelorn Rocket Jockey.
- The New York Observer on how Books Become Decoration As E-Readers Take Over. [via Paul Di Filippo]
- Adly Elewa talks (briefly) about the design for Jeff VanderMeer’s novel Annihilation.
- Leap of Faith: Master (by Hollllow aka Alexander Fedosov).
- Alien and Predator as Little Golden Books (by Joey Spiotto).
- How October Jones Passes Time on the Train.
- Supahcute Kaiju Show.
More Fun Stuff
- Anthropomorphized paperbacks act out the stories between their pages (by Terry Border).
- Noel Cruz repaints The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Barbie so it looks exactly like Jennifer Lawrence.
- 3D Printed Popeye by Rick Baker.
- A Victorian house with a spaceship in the attic.
- R. Crumb Illustrates Philip K. Dick’s Hallucinatory Spiritual Experience.
- Infographic: 40 Infamous Villain Hideouts You Wish Were Real. Hover your mouse over each one for more information.
- Short Story: “We Interrupt This Broadcast” by Mary Robinette Kowal.
- Short Story: “The Eleven Holy Numbers of the Mechanical Soul” by Natalia Theodoridou.
- Excerpt: The Borribles by Michael de Larrabeiti.
- Excerpt: The Borribles Go For Broke by Michael de Larrabeiti.
- Excerpt: The Gospel of Loki by Joanne M. Harris.
- Excerpt: Blood and Iron by Jon Sprunk.
- Comic Excerpt: Sailor Twain, or: The Mermaid in the Hudson by Mark Siegel.
- Podcast: Reader/Writer – Episode 307: Dumb Questions panel from ConFusion! with Myke Cole, Jacqueline Carey, Nancy Fulda, Sam Sykes and Laura Resnick.
- Podcast: The Skiffy and Fanty Show – Episode 192: Australian Speculative Fiction w/ Tansy Rayner Roberts & Marianne de Pierres (the World SF Tour).
- Podcast: The Coode Street Podcast – Episode 177: Science Fiction and the Booker Prize.
- Podcast: Galactic Suburbia – Episode 93.
- Trailer: Marvel One-Shot: All Hail the King – Clip 1.
- Trailer: Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier – TV Spot 1.
- Video: Captain America: The Winter Soldier Trailer 1 recreated with Lego.
- Video: Gravity (Done in 60 Seconds) by Leigh Lahav.
- Video: The Last Unicorn – Underworld by Kaz. [via Paul Di Filippo]
- Video: Air Hockey Robot Project (a 3D printer hack) by Jose Julio.
- Video: Into the Cave of Wonders [4k HDR short documentary]. Not quite a documentary, not quite a short film, not exactly SF/F. But the footage is so beautiful and that cave is so exotic that it looks like an alien world. Watch it in HD and full screen.
- Web Series: Star Trek Continues – Episode 02: Lolani. This is a fan-made show that continues the original series.
- Short Film: Project Arbiter by Michael Chance.
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