SF/F/H Link Post for 2014-03-05
Interviews & Profiles
- Ann Leckie discusses Ancillary Sword and the success of Ancillary Justice.
- Apex Magazine has an interview with illustrator Julie Dillon
- Apex Magazine has an interview with Claire Humphrey of “The End of the World in Five Dates.”
- BullSpec interviews Margaret Killjoy, author of A Country of Ghosts
- Civilian Reader interviews Justin Gustainis, author of Known Devil.
- Five Questions with Daredevil Writer Mark Waid
- Lawrence M. Schoen interviews Marie Brennan, author of A Natural History of Dragons.
- My Bookish Ways interviews Adam Sternbergh, author of Shovel Ready.
- My Bookish Ways interviews Marjorie M. Liu, author of Labyrinth of Stars.
- Lightspeed Magazine interviews Charlie Jane Anders, author of “Break! Break! Break!.”
- Lightspeed Magazine interviews Kat Howard, author of “A Different Fate.”
- Nicky Peacock interviews Anna Abner, author of Elixir.
- The Qwillery interviews Mary Behre, author of Spirited.
- Reddit is currently hosting an AMA for the authors participating in Crossing the Streams program.
- Zack Snyder: Man of Steel sequel explodes Superman, Batman universes
- Anne Rice signs petition to protest bullying of authors on Amazon
- New Report Hails Librarians as Drivers of Digital Transition
- Rev your rage engines. Prequels to The Matrix Are Coming Our Way.
Events & Event News
- Brandon Mull has announced the schedule for his next book tour’s event.
- Genre-Bending Thrillers, a live Google Hangout Event featuring Jaye Wells, Michael Marshall and Malinda Lo will be held Monday, March 10, 5:00 PM Eastern.
- Nicola Griffith will be holding a 1-day workshop entitled “The Magic of Immersive Fiction” on Sunday 4/13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., in Seattle’s University District.
- Alternate Hilarities – An anthology of humorous Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror stories
- Cranky Ladies of History anthology by Tehani Wessely and Tansy Roberts – During Women’s History Month in March, we have a crowd-funding campaign for the anthology, seeking to secure funds to pay pro rates for the contributors, and to also be able to operate a broader marketing program for the book. While firmly grounded in historical fact, the Cranky Ladies project gives authors free rein to include speculative elements, and with such quality authors attached to the project, we anticipate marvellous things!
- Inceptor – The Game of Your Dreams – Enter the dream world and attempt to perform inception in this classically played, yet modern themed board game.
- Review: Sci-Fi Fan Letter reviews Tin Star by Cecil Castellucci
- Review: Staffer’s reviews the recently released Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
- Apex Magazine considers the issue of Invisible Bisexuality in Torchwood.
- Bibliotropic explains Why I will forever love the Valdemar novels.
- Diversify Your Publishing: Why Amazon’s ACX Royalty Change Matters
- The Five Year Project: Why I NEVER insist on writers learning technique first.
- Folk and fairy tales, as told by Angel. Den of Geek delves into the show’s mythology.
- How To Use Evernote for Writing Fiction
- Hugo-winning illustrator John Picacio issued this open letter For Jonathan Ross and Family
- In a regular column for SF Gateway, SFWA Grandmaster Robert Silverberg offers his thoughts on science fiction, literature and the world at large. This month: ‘Life in the Future.’
- The Ladies Have Always Kicked Ass: Why We Talk About Gender, Books, and Criticism
- Noel Green discusses his hopes for the BBC’s upcoming Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell.
- The Now Novel contemplates The difference between fantasy and science fiction.
- Post-Binary Gender in SF: The Cage of Zeus by Sayuri Ueda gives us a not-too-distant future of human exploration and habitation of our solar system, where an experimental project in the Jupiter System has engineered the Rounds: humans whose gender is neither male nor female.
- SciFi Ideas admonishes readers, Don’t Eat Yellow Moon Dust.
- This is How Liberty Dies: Mussolini and Palpatine, Part One.
- The Verge Book Club reads Nebula-nominated science fiction in March. [via Paul Di Filippo]
- What Almost Human could learn from Fringe.
- Where in the World are… Leah Cypess, Gwenda Bond, & Kami Garcia?
- Words of Radiance and the Art of Creating Epic Fantasy
- Writing Dialects with Grammar Girl: This week on Hide and Create, Joshua Essoe, Jordan Ellinger, Moses Siregar, and Diana Rowland are joined by Mignon Fogarty, better known as Grammar Girl, to talk about dialects (and some grammar, of course).
- Zack Snyder Says He Saved Watchmen From The Terry Gilliams of the World
- The fantasy artwork of Ian Miller: Ian Miller’s images have adorned book covers by genre greats such as Lovecraft, Philip K Dick and William Gibson. Here the master of the macabre talks us through some choice images from his backlist
- The wife of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Ransom Riggs, set out to make his birthday incredible. To celebrate, she commissioned an exact minature replica of Miss Peregrine’s Home.
- Vintage Music Covers Were the Tentpole Movie Posters of 100 Years Ago
More Fun Stuff
- Download an excerpt of Walking Contradiction by Nancy Jane Moore
- Everything Wrong With 300 In 10 Minutes Or Less from CinemaSins
- Lifehacker: “One of the more annoying things about Netflix, Hulu Plus, and Amazon‘s television streaming libraries is the vast difference between the selection available. It would be almost impossible to get a thorough idea of who has the better library without searching for hundreds of TV shows on each service and comparing them manually. So we did just that.” The raw data is accessible as a Google document.
- A Movie About the Large Hadron Collider That You’ll Actually Understand
- Supermassive black hole in the Perseus cluster sings only B-flat.
- This badass exoskeleton can lift over 200 pounds and looks like the Aliens powerloader.
- Watch the latest Captain America: The Winter Soldier TV Spot: The Price of Freedom
- Watch the Oscar Award-winning short film Mr. Hublot on YouTube. More copies here, here, here.
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