SF/F/H Link Post for 2014-03-04
Interviews & Profiles
- 10 Questions With Award-Winning Science Fiction Editor Sheila Williams
- 12 Years a Slave’s John Ridley discusses diversity and collaborating with the late writer and editor Dwayne McDuffie on the classic Justice League episode “Starcrossed.”
- Beyond the Boundary: A Conversation with James L. Cambias, author of A Darkling Sea.
- The Chronicle interviews Samuel Montgomery-Blinn, the publisher of “Bull Spec.”
- Fearnet has an exclusive interview with author Nick Cutter on the Old-School Horror of The Troop.
- Ginger Nuts of Horror interviews Steve Rasnic Tem, author of Blood Kin.
- Mr Ripleys Enchanted Books interviews Sally Green, author of Half Bad.
- My Bookish Ways interviews David Edison, author of The Waking Engine.
- My Bookish Ways interviews Yangsze Choo, author of The Ghost Bride.
- The Pop Quiz at the End of the Universe with Shannon Hale, author of Dangerous.
- The Qwillery interviews Mark Smylie, author of The Barrow.
- Reader/Writer talks with author and graphic artist Starla Huchton about her upcoming book Evolution: Angel, marketing strategies for independent authors, and book covers.
- SFFWorld interviews Den Patrick, author of Boy with the Porcelain Blade.
- Speculate! interviews Wesley Chu, author of The Lives of Tao and The Deaths of Tao.
- Trevor Hogg chats with writers Mike Raicht and Austin Harrison along with illustrator Zach Howard about the release of “Wild Blue Yonder.”
- With “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” returning this week, Maurissa Tancharoen and Jed Whedon chat to Comic Book Resources about what to expect next on the show.
- Nifft the Lean author Michael Shea died on February 16th.
- The Daily Dot provides continued coverage of Jonathan Ross’ withdrawl from the Hugos after online uproar. [via Paul Di Filippo] Chuck Wendig weighs in as well in his post “Sparing Twitter The Conversation: Wuzza Wossy Loncon Hugo Whuh.“
- Is this a Kickstarter scam or performance art? John Campbell, the creator of the now-offline webcomic “Pictures for Sad Children” seems to be refusing to fulfill KickStarter orders.
Events & Event News
- Gail Carriger is holding a book signing at 126 Franklin Street, New York City on March 6th.
- Loncon 3, the 72nd World Science Fiction Convention will be held in London August 14-18th.
- The Longlists for the 2014 David Gemmell Awards have been released. Voting closes at Midnight April 13th. Cast your votes: Legend Award, Morningstar Award, Ravenheart Award
- 2014 Philip K. Dick Award Judges Announced
- Watch the 2014 Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate “Selling Space” at 7:30 EST on Wednesday, March 19, as host and moderator Neil deGrasse Tyson leads a panel of entrepreneurs and historians.
- COUNTERBLAST – a pulp-inspired science fiction tabletop skirmish battle game for miniatures.
- The Sci-Fi, Literary Novel “Breathe Fire” – In order to save his life, a scientist must sneak into enemy underwater cities to discover why tidal waves are destroying his society.
- Star Trek: Prelude to Axanar – a short film that will lead into the feature length “Axanar”.
- Amazing Stories considers SF That Can Excite Everyone
- The AudioBookaneers has released its weekly list of audiobook releases.
- Cory Doctorow on Cold Equations and Moral Hazard
- Creating Stunning Character Arcs, Pt. 4: Your Character’s Ghost
- The Daily Dot examines proof Amazon’s fanfic venture is working. [via Paul Di Filippo]
- Dan Wells of Fearful Symmetry suggests some of his favorite Science Fiction for you to read next.
- Does anybody read books the right way any more?
- Increase Your Writing Productivity with the power of rhythm.
- io9 names 10 Book Series That Would Make Excellent TV Shows, to which I would personally like to add Patrick Rothfuss’ The Kingkiller Chronicle and Robert Asprin’s Myth Adventures series.
- Is genre fiction creating a market for lemons?
- Is There Anything Slower-Moving than a Publisher?
- Is worldbuilding “the great clomping foot of nerdism”? Good fantasy book storytelling is not just about a great plot and deep characterisation – the best writers are architects of entire worlds…
- JK Rowling Can do Whatever the F— She Wants: “Here’s the thing about writing a response piece. You don’t want the opinion your response is directed toward to be completely idiotic and insane.”
- Jen Williams responds to opinions on Bookshops’ perceived SFF Prejudice
- Judging The Book By Its Cover: Helen Lowe picks a Few Favorites!
- Marty Halpern dances The Ebook Tango with Judith Moffett.
- North of Neverland: The Qwillery welcomes Guest Blogger by Aidan Harte, author of Irenicon.
- Rudy Rucker considers Dave Eggers’ The Circle, which he dubs “Gengen SF.” [via Paul Di Filippo]
- ScreenRant on The Truth About Superhero Movie Casting.
- Starship Reckless asks Where Are the Wise Crones in Science Fiction?
- A Sympathy of Light and Shadow: Science Fiction, Gothic Horror and How They Met
- These Are a Few of My Favorite Dragons by Marie Brennan
- What the Oscars Didn’t Talk About When They Talked About Gravity
- Adventures in Science Fiction Art: Visualizing Time, Part II
- Announcing the 2014 Spectrum Fantastic Art Award Finalists
- These brilliant Game of Thrones Action Figures are part of the A Game of Thrones Art Exhibit.
More Fun Stuff
- BEYONCE VS. ZOMBIES is a single-serve Tumblr that’s just as great as it sounds.
- Check out the Cover Art for Clariel: The Lost Abhorsen by Garth Nix.
- Gravity-inspired Latte Art by New York City-based coffee artist Michael Breach
- The Interesting Origins of the Words “Geek” and “Nerd” [via Paul Di Filippo]
- The LitReactor Podcast Episode 20 – The Wild World of Fan Fiction
- NASA has hooked up an A.I. to their network. Unfortunately, that A.I. is GLaDOS.
- Neatorama suggests Dune Foods for Every Occasion.
- The Worf of Starfleet: a Wolf of Wall Street Trailer Parody
- This underwater Iron Man suit could revolutionize ocean research
- Watch A Quidditch game… for muggles only being played. [via Paul Di Filippo]
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