SF/F/H Link Post for 2014-02-25
Interviews & Profiles
- The Agony Column Podcast interviews Jeff VanderMeer – Part one and Part two.
- My Bookish Ways interviews Seth Fishman.
- The Daily Quirk interviews Joelle Charbonneau.
- BBC Radio Scotland interviews Sally Gardner. It starts around 28 minutes in.
- Charlotte’s Library interviews Nikki Loftin.
- Actor/writer/director Harold Ramis dead at 69.
- A long lost space opera classic is finally seeing print. The Last of the Star Kings by Edmond Hamilton.
- The Book Smugglers reveal the cover and announce the list of contributors to the Speculative Fiction 2013, a collection that celebrates the best in online Science Fiction and Fantasy non-fiction.
- Godzilla Revealed on Empire Cover; Hear His Roar Plus Trailer News.
Events & Event News
- Epic cyberpunk action, Ghost Source Zero by Mark Cheng.
- oddball Aeronauts: Pirates vs. The Pendragon by maverick:muse.
- 39 Days to Mars by Philip Buchanan.
- Lynn Shepherd says If JK Rowling Cares About Writing, She Should Stop Doing It. Nathan Scalia responds. And looks like JKR fans also have something to say if the one-star reviews of Shepherd’s own book is any indication.
- Pornokitsch on Poking at Awards: Subjective Criteria.
- Marsha A. Moore on Survey of Low Fantasy Subgenres.
- Michael J. Sullivan on Author’s Earnings.
- Cedar Sanderson on Writing Blurbs.
- Underwire asks Publishers Are Warming to Fan Fiction, But Can It Go Mainstream?
- Michi Trota says I Don’t See Color. Part of a series of guest posts on representation at Jim C. Hines’ blog.
- Miami Herald Books says Investigators brave the forbidding Area X, mysteries of the human heart in Florida author’s sci fi trilogy. About Jeff VenderMeer’s Southern Reach Trilogy.
- Neil Gaiman’s Live Streaming, and, hitherto unseen, a poem (unfinished).
- Rachel Swirsky’s Publication News! “Detours on the Way to Nothing” and “How the World Became Quiet”.
- Laura Lam on Shadowplay‘s Aberdeen Launch.
- Charles Stross on Miscellanea. [via Paul Di Filippo]
- Chuck Wendig wonders SFWA: To Join Or Not To Join?
- Claire Legrand on The Importance of The Unlikable Heroine.
- Michael Pevzner on Role Playing Games in Writing.
- James Weber lists 10 Commandments of New Fantasy (Pt. 2).
- James L. Cambias on Sexifying Monsters!
- Jeaniene Frost on When the “Bad” Guy is So Good.
- Natasha Ngan on My Writing Process #mywritingprocess.
- Paul Di Filippo reviews Twenty Trillion Leagues Under the Sea by Adam Roberts.
- Annalee Newitz reviews Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer.
- Catherine Russell reviews The Dharma of Star Wars by Matthew Bortolin.
- Rob Bedford on The Locke & Key Reread: “Clockworks” (Vol. 5).
- Emily Asher-Perrin on Battling Super Sleuths: The Awkward Case of Elementary, Sherlock, and Building the Better Adaptation.
- Graeme McMillan on Why NBC’s Right to Revive Heroes.
- UPROXX offers A True Detective Theory That You May Have Overlooked.
- Slate on True Detective: The women on the show are treated badly. But there’s a good reason.
- My Bookish Ways’ Must Reads of March 2014 (SF, Fantasy, and Horror).
- The Ladies Finger lists Speculative Fiction By Women Writers I’m Going to Read This Year.
- Ann Leckie on Notable Women Authors of SF&F.
- The AudioBookaneers’ Favorite Audiobooks of 2013.
- Charlie Jane Anders lists Space Heroes Who Should Get Movies if Guardians of the Galaxy is a Hit.
- io9 lists 12 Aliens Who Came to Earth to Save Humanity.
- BuzzFeed lists 9 Terrifying Urban Legends From Victorian London.
- /Film lists Screw Battleship & Monopoly: Here Are 11 Board Games That Could Be Great Movies.
- Annalee Newitz says The dystopia of 1984 is no longer relevant.
- io9 asks What will life be like when digital brains outnumber humans?
- Gwen Whiting on Lost Curiosities: Bringing Dogs Back from the Dead. About Dr. Robert Cornish.
- Cover Reveal: Blightborn by Chuck Wendig (art by Shane Rebenschied).
- Cover Reveal: The Autumn Republic by Brian McClellan (art by Gene Mollica).
- At the Mountains of Madness_3_Howard Lovecraft by ivany86.
- Fb City by kuroe702.
- fujin and raijin by Omuk.
- Adventure Timey-Wimey by James Hance.
More Fun Stuff
- Infographic: The Periodic Table of Storytelling (by James Harris).
- Podcast: Writing Excuses – Season 9, Episode 8: When is your Handwavium Good Enough?.
- Podcast: Hide and Create – Superstars Writing Seminar’s Panel on Editors.
- Trailer: Star Wars: The Clone Wars – The Lost Missions.
- Trailer: The Amazing Spider Man 2: Rise Of Electro – UK Trailer.
- Fan Trailer: Game of Thrones Season 4 Trailer – Everybody Wants to Rule the World (by Lady Dog Trailers).
- Video: Benedict Cumberbatch on Bringing Smaug to Life.
- Video: Making Fun: Mission Control Desk.
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