SF/F/H Link Post for 2014-03-06
Interviews & Profiles
- Adventuring with Martha Wells, author of Emilie & The Sky World.
- The Alternative Typewriter and Jonathan Wood on Writing
- Dark Wolf’s Fantasy Reviews interviews Helen Marshall, author of Hair Side, Flesh Side.
- Ellen Datlow Discusses Women in Horror [via Paul Di Filippo]
- The Enchanted Inkpot interviews Leah Cypess, author of Death Sworn.
- The Functional Nerds interview Wendy Wagner, author of Skinwalkers.
- Gravity director Alfonso Cuaron Talks Moving on From Oscars with Variety.
- LitReactor has 10 Questions with John Hornor Jacobs, author of the cthulhu-tinged gothic horror novel Southern Gods and the forthcoming epic fantasy/alt-history, The Incorruptibles.
- Jeff VanderMeer has been busy promoting his latest novel, Annihilation, with a interviews at Bookish interview on USA Today and Omnivoracious.
- My Bookish Ways chats with Jeremy P. Bushnell, author of The Weirdness.
- My Bookish Ways interviews Miles Cameron, author of The Fell Sword (The Traitor Son Cycle).
- Nebula-nominated author Linda Nagata of near-future military thriller The Red: First Light.
- Nightmare Magazine interviews Isabel Yap of “Have You Heard the One About Anamaria Marquez?“
- Pat’s Fantasy Hotlist interviews Mark Smylie, author of The Barrow.
- Philip Pullman: Every school needs “properly-funded library.”
- The Pop Quiz: Wayne Gladstone of Notes from the Internet Apocalypse.
- Trevor Hogg chats with production visual effects supervisor Janek Sirrs, visual effects producer Mitchell Ferm, and visual effects supervisors Adrian de Wet, Stéphane Nazé, Paul Butterworth, and Guy Williams about bringing The Hunger Games: Catching Fire to the big screen.
- Unlikely Story has an interview with Mari Ness, author of “Ink.”
- Urban Fantasy Investigations interviews Mary Behre, author of Spirited.
- NASA wants to launch a mission to Europa, Jupiter’s potentially life-supporting moon, by 2025.
- Marvel Phasing out Retail Comics Distribution to Focus on Digital
- Orbit UK to publish Welcome to Night Vale novel
- Unlikely Mix: Rappers, Dragons and Fantasy: HBO Hires Hip-Hop, Latin-Music Artists to Promote Game of Thrones. Brace yourselves, Parodies are Coming.
- Unlikely Story is now offering PDF subscriptions to it readers beginning with Issue 8.
Events & Event News
- A Google Hangout on Genre-Bending Thrillers featuring authors Malinda Lo, Jaye Wells of Dirty Magic, Michael Marshall of We Are Here, and Amal El-Mohtar will be held March 10th.
- See Oracle’s Sci-Fi Movie Cloud Odyssey At Exclusive Screenings across the country.
- MARCH of ROBOTS! – Art Book Project – The first collection of robot drawings and interactive augmented reality concepts by artist Dacosta!
- Terra Nova Magazine – an interdisciplinary online magazine for the enquiring mind. Our mission is to bring you fascinating stories and fantastic photography from the four corners of our world, and in keeping with both our name and our fundamental values, to endeavour wherever possible into the unknown, to cover new ground, and to look at Planet Earth from every conceivable angle.
- Star Trek: Prelude to Axanar – the first truly professional independent Star Trek film. Prelude to Axanar is a short film that will give viewers a historical look at the events leading up to the Battle of Axanar, the central event of the film Axanar, to be filmed later this year. Shot like a History Channel special, Prelude to Axanar will be Star Trek like you have never seen it before, showing the central characters of Axanar giving both a historical and personal account of the war.
- Review: Jeff VanderMeer’s Annihilation reviewed at ArcFinity, Forbidden Planet, Globe & Mail, Guardian, io9, Miami Herald, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Salon, SFX, and Telegraph.
- Review: A writer at Forbes says what a lot of us have been thinking about Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
- Review: Teen hero of Half Bad holds the magic, according to The L.A. Times.
- 6 Filmmaking Tips from Hayao Miyazaki
- 25 Tips For Speaking To Other Humans On The Internet from Chuck Wendig.
- Amazing Stories names its picks for The Top Ten Greatest Spaceships of All Time.
- Are the Agents of SHIELD actually supposed to be the good guys?
- Arthur C. Clarke predicted wireless: What the ’60s got right (and wrong) about today’s tech.
- As the “SFF Community” continues to react to last week’s story about Jonathan Ross and the Hugos, Kameron Hurley reflects On Empathy and the Power of Privilege.
- David Walliams overtakes JK Rowling among readers in UK schools: Gangsta Grannies are now beating Harry Potter at the library issue desk, research shows.
- Fantasy Faction offers an Introduction to Visual Novels.
- The Guardian picks the top 10 books set on the ocean.
- History and science fiction theme to debut children’s novel.
- How Jonathan Ross alienated the sci-fi crowd.
- Human 2.0 versus Robot 4.0: Auxiliary Memory considers how humans stack up to robots.
- Is a creative writing degree worth the money? Some people say you’ll never get a job with a creative writing degree, but they teach valuable transferable skills.
- It’s not only adults who need comfort reading: A new report suggests that children aren’t reading challenging enough books. But we all know that revisiting old favourites is a balm in difficult times.
- Jodi Meadows offers her thoughts on the Pressures of Publishing.
- Kenneth Calhoun confesses “I didn’t realize I was writing a science fiction novel.”
- The Legendary Honor Harrington’s New Adventure: Movies, Comics and More
- Let He Who Is Without Sin: Andrea Phillips discusses her discomfort over the Hugos situation.
- Malinda Lo considers the issues of Diversity in ALA’s Best Fiction for Young Adults
- Marty Halpern dances the The Ebook Tango with Judith Moffett. Step 2
- The sci-fi writers who got the future wrong: Film showing as part of Ruin Lust exhibition at Tate Britain reveals novelists’ predictions were sometimes way off the mark.
- Where in the World are Christina Garner, Myra McEntire, & Jessica Spotswood?
- The Artful Collector: Good Art by Bad Men, continued…
- Blurppy.com hosted a “Poster Posse” for X-Men Days of Future Past posters where dozens of artists created dozens of cool interpretations of the film.
- “Rebel Transport Box Art” and “Tantive IV Box Art” are box cover art done for Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures Game by Darren Tan.
More Fun Stuff
- 27 Amazing Facts About Comics from Mental Floss.
- The Digital Comic Museum has over 15,000 pre-1959 comics available for download for free.
- If the Moon Were Only 1 Pixel is a tediously accurate model of the Solar System that Josh Worth made to explain to his daughter just how difficult it is to go on holiday to Mars.
- Mark Healy is an author who has created a sci fi project called “Hibernal” that blends short stories, audiobooks and music to create a unique experience. Replacements opens a window into the future of mankind’s technology where our mastery of robotics creates endless possibilities, both wondrous and terrible. It asks the question – is everything replaceable? Like all Hibernal albums, this is best experienced as a journey, from start to finish in one sitting. Set aside an hour of your time for a fully immersive experience.
- Only Leigh imagines the future Guardians Of The Galaxy Post Credits Scene.
- Peter Capaldi assures a little girl with autism that the Doctor will still be her imaginary best friend.
- Sword and Laser kicks off their March book pick, Altered Carbon by Richard K. Morgan, ponder the brief career of Jonathan Ross, and discover that at least Houghton Mifflin thinks SciFi is lit..
- Team CoCo has posted a video of DJ Qualls’ “Captain America” Audition Reel.
- The Then Archive is a large collection of old British newszines online: 1936-1939: Novae Terrae
1940-1945: Futurian War Digest, 1947-1950: Fantasy Review, 1948-1960: Science Fantasy News, 1959-1971: Skyrack, 1970-1979: Checkpoint, 1979 – now: Ansible
- Watch the official Batman: Arkham Knight Trailer “Father to Son.”
- Watch the official Science Team Trailer.
- Watch the official trailer for The BoxTrolls, the stop-motion film no one’s talking about.
- Watch the official trailer for Oculus, which is an early contender for year’s creepiest horror film.
- Watch the Transformers: Age of Extinction Teaser Trailer.
- Which vampire hunter would you trust to keep you alive? Participate in the IMDb poll.
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