SF/F/H Link Post for 2014-02-28
Interviews & Profiles
- USAToday.com interviews Mur Lafferty.
- Stellar Four interviews Martha Wells.
- My Bookish Ways interviews Lauren M. Roy.
- My Bookish Ways interviews Elizabeth Blackwell.
- The Qwillery interviews Adam Sternbergh.
- Author Allsorts interviews Liz de Jager.
- Tor Books UK asks Adrian Tchaikovsky about worldbuilding.
- Veronica Scott interviews S.E. Smith.
- Andrew Liptak profiles agent Virginia Kidd.
- Sword & Laser’s Author Spotlight on Max Gladstone.
- Leonard Maltin interviews George Lucas – Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 (all from 1995).
- Nerdist Writers Panel talks to Bryan Fuller, the creator of NBC’s Hannibal, Pushing Daisies, Wonderfalls, and Dead Like Me.
Events & Event News
- Nicola Griffith will be reading at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle WA, today at noon.
- Ursula K. Le Guin will be signing at the AWP Conference in Seattle WA, March 01.
- Launch event of Mur Lafferty’s Ghost Train to New Orleans at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill NC, March 06.
- The NY Review of SF Readings presents Chandler Klang Smith and Robert Freeman Wexler at Soho Gallery for Digital art in New York NY, March 11.
- Chris Beckett will be part of the panel “Science as the spark: literature inspired by science” at Cambridge Science Festival in Cambridge (UK), March 20.
- Cassandra Rose Clarke updated her list of appearances for 2014.
- Chuck Wendig’s upcoming appearances.
- Mutant Chronicles 3rd Ed. RPG by Chris Birch, Modiphius.
- Zaharia, a fantasy RPG inspired by Middle Eastern world by Inner Void Interactive.
- Lady of Misrule: A Marla Mason Novel by Tim Pratt.
- The Orcfather: Fantasy & mafia cardgame by Lost Games Entertainment Ltd.
- Freaks & Weeping Children: An Anthology of Dark Fiction by Michael D. Woods.
- Paul Kincaid’s From the Other Side, February 2014: Jeff VanderMeer’s Annihilation, Dave Hutchinson’s Europe in Autumn, and The Kitschies.
- Adrian Tchaikovsky on Friends, Foes and Rivals. He begins by talking about that Shepherd/Rowling thing but ends up with some interesting thoughts about camaraderie among SF/F authors.
- The Guardian on Crime author reaps whirlwind after urging JK Rowling to stop writing. It’s a summary of what happened but also has an apology by Lynn Shepherd herself.
- Fantasy Faction asks Bookshops’ SFF Prejudice Problem? A good collection of links on the subject so far.
- Sophia McDougall says I don’t want to be a rare successful female writer. I just want to be a successful writer.
- Amy Sterling Casil says Women, Welcome to the 70 Percent Nebula Award Club.
- pornokitsch is Poking at Awards: “Literary Authors Slumming in Genre”.
- Derek Handley on Representation without Understanding. Part of a series of guest posts on representation at Jim C. Hines’ blog.
- Shaun Duke says World SF is the Diversity Our Community Needs.
- Ursula Vernon is Growing Tired of Fantasyland.
- Stacked on Fantasy Without Magic.
- Will Sloan on The Endangered Art of the Movie Novelization. [via Paul Di Filippo]
- Nina Munteanu asks Can Environmental SF Help Save Our Planet?
- Dominic Umile on PRINT, Sean Howe, and Wallace Wood. About censorship within the comics medium.
- Daniel Hope says Write What You Like: Why “Write What You Know” Is Bad Advice.
- Joe Abercrombie’s Progress Report Feb ’14.
- Laura Lam on My Scribblings so Far in 2014.
- Janet Edwards says I have a book addiction.
- Lauren M. Roy on Five Things I Learned Writing Night Owls at Chuck Wendig’s terribleminds.
- Beth Revis asks Where in the World are… Amy Plum, SR Johannes, Ruta Sepetys, & Jeri Smith-Ready?. About the settings these authors have chosen for their books and why.
- Bookworm Blues reviews A Different Kingdom by Paul Kearney.
- the Little Red Reviewer reviews Emperor of Thorns by Mark Lawrence.
- The Daily Dot says This is what 1 million fanfics looks like. About fanfic site Archive of Our Own. [via Paul Di Filippo]
- io9 on The Most Disappointing Final Battles in All Science Fiction and Fantasy.
- The Mary Sue’s Agent of S.T.Y.L.E. – Captain Marvel Costume History.
- NerdBastards.com lists Quintessential Batman: The 12 Most Impactful Experiences of the Dark Knight.
- Today I Found Out on The Green Children of Woolpit. [via Paul Di Filippo]
- Cover Reveal: Child of a Hidden Sea by A.M. Dellamonica (art by Karla Ortiz).
- Cover Reveal: Gideon Smith and the Brass Dragon by David Barnett.
- Calvin and Hobbes Creator Bill Watterson Draws Poster for Cartooning Doc Stripped.
- The art of Paul Bonner for the Mutant Chronicles 3rd Edition RPG.
- Vitaly Bulgarov’s concept art for RoboCop (2014).
- Incredible Concept Art From The Most Amazing Sci-Fi Movie Never Made. The art of Chris Foss and H.R. Giger for Alejandro Jodorowsky’s Dune.
More Fun Stuff
- Amazing ’80s Ads From Omni, the Mag That Defined Geekdom.
- Podcast: Digesting Hannibal – episode 1: Hannibal season 1. A new podcast about NBC’s Hannibal and anything related. Hosted by Cassandra Rose Clarke and Alexandre Maki (yours truly).
- Podcast: The Dead Robots’ Society – Episode 305: The Business Of Publishing – Production Scheduling.
- Podcast: New Disruptors – Episode 64: Sisters Are Doin’ It for Themselves with The Doubleclicks.
- Audio: British Centre for Literary Translation – Atwood In Translationland. Audio of the 2014 Sebald Lecture given by Margaret Atwood at the British Library on 18 February 2014.
- Book Trailer: Half Bad by Sally Green.
- Music Video: Molotov Jukebox – “Neon Lights”. The song was inspired by Ben Aaronovitch’s Rivers of London.
- Music Video: Taylor Davis & Lara de Wit – “Mass Effect 3: An End, Once and For All (Violin/Piano)”.
- Video: Obama: ‘We’re building Iron Man’.
- Video: Marvel’s Defenders Press Conference Highlights.
- Video: Edward Lazellari – How do you research your fantasy novel?
- Video: Idea Channel – Does Fiction Exist? (ft. Harry Potter).
- Video: It’s Okay To Be Smart – The Most Important Science Images Ever.
- Video: Robotic Limb Helps Amputee Feel Objects Again.
- Video: What we can learn from galaxies far, far away (by Henry Lin for TED-Ed).
- Video: Angry Nerd – How to Improve the Academy Awards.
- Video: How Batman Begins Should Have Ended.
- Video: The cast of Frozen sing about The Making Of the animated movie.
- Videos: Take a creative writing course with William Burroughs.
- Short Film: Timeholes by Ben Mallaby.
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