SF/F/H Link Post for 2014-03-07
Interviews & Profiles
- Amazing Stories interviews Jonathan Oliver, editor-in-chief of three imprints – Solaris, Ravenstone and Abaddon Books – all published by Rebellion Publishing Ltd.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger talks about the new Terminator script.
- Director of Gravity Alfonso Cuaron Claims The Film Is Not Sci-Fi Despite It Taking Place In Space. He never thought it was a sci-fi flick even as he was directing it…
- The eMissourian interviews Mandy Buehrlen, author of The 57 Lives of Alex Wayfare.
- Kelley Eskridge and Nicola Griffith discuss Hild, historicity and genre…
- Michael Keaton explains why his Robocop character isn’t an out-and-out villain.
- My Bookish Ways interviews John Hornor Jacobs, author of The Shibboleth.
- Nicky Peacock interviews Luke Walker, author of The Red Girl.
- The Qwillery interviews Ramona Wheeler, author of Three Princes.
- Rambling On interviews Linda Poitevin, author of Sins of the Lost.
- SFFWorld interviews K.M. Weiland, author of Dreamlander.
- The 26th Annual Lambda Awards nominees have been announced.
- The Impossible Director Juan Antonio Bayona to Adapt Children’s Fantasy Novel A Monster Calls.
- The Last of Us is officially headed for the big screen, though it couldn’t be more cinematic.
- Sword & Laser is now accepting book reviews. Head over to the Reviews FAQ and learn more!
Events & Event News
- The finalists for this year’s Spectrum Awards for art have been announced. The gold and silver medal winners in each category will be announced at Spectrum Fantastic Art Live, held in Kansas City, MO the weekend of May 9-11.
- The 2014 North Carolina Literary Festival has announced lineup additions to their April 5-6 roster.
- Seanan McGuire will be at FOGcon in Walnut Creek, California this coming weekend along with Tim Powers and Michael R. Underwod.
- Inceptor – The Game of Your Dreams – Enter the dream world and attempt to perform inception in this classically played, yet modern themed board game. The board represents the inside of a dreamer’s mind, who is known as the Mark. Each player is trying to plant an idea in the Mark’s dream, hoping that when he wakes, he will carry out their chosen task.
- Ripples in the Chalice by Adam Copeland – A novel of historical fantasy with a touch of romance for lovers of King Arthur and readers of George R. R. Martin.
- A Stolen Life by G Yoland Headley – a collection of short stories and poems that bring attention to the human condition and how we deal with each other.
- ZODD THE IMMURE – a sci fi action RPG video game in which you transform into alien species to save the human race! PC, Xbox One, PS4.
- Interviews: ClevverTV ClevverTV | Entertainment Weekly (Part 1) Entertainment Weekly (Part 2) | HitFix HitFix (Shailene Woodley) HitFix (Theo James) | The Hollywood Reporter (Shailene Woodley) | HuffPo | MoviesDotComOfficial | MTV | POPSUGAR Entertainment: Ansel Elgort, Miles Teller, Shailene Woodley, Theo James | ScreenSlam: Shailene Woodley, Theo James | StarwatchTelevision
- Review: Divergent author Veronica Roth gives film version her review
- Check out photo stills from Divergent, courtesy of Cinema Blend.
- Divergent Doesn’t Need To Be A Blockbuster To Be A Hit, says Forbes.
- Divergent Set Visit: 30 Things to Know about the Next Big YA Franchise
- Fun Facts About Divergent Director Neil Burger, Including His Thoughts on The Hunger Games.
- Fandango Gets a Sneak Peek at Divergent with Neil Burger
- Movies.com asks Can Divergent Really Become the Next ‘Hunger Games’?
- Summit Entertainment confirms the upcoming film adaptation of the Divergent will be released to IMAX screens next spring, according to a press release.
- Watch as Shailene Woodley Fights And Faces Fears in the new Divergent Television Spot
- Watch the final theatrical trailer for Divergent.
- What The Hell Is Divergent: An Explainer
- A Who’s Who of the Unknowns in Divergent
- Will Divergent Re-energize Women’s Stories in Sci-Fi?
- Review: A Dribble of Ink reviews Conservation of Shadows by Yoon Ha Lee.
- 10 Things That Every Brand New Creator of Science Fiction Should Know.
- Amazing Stories suggests Five Ways To Improve Your Fiction Writing
- By The Numbers: Science Fiction and Fantasy TV Isn’t Lady Friendly
- Comics on Film: Why Not Tying Batman vs. Superman to the Comics Is a Good Thing
- Fantasy Faction asks Is Fantasy for Gardeners?
- Film School Rejects asks Could You Travel Through Time Like They Do in Movies?
- The Financial Times considers Seven words for sword thrust.
- Let’s Unpack Zack Snyder’s Ugly, Mean-Spirited Terry Gilliam Slam
- A Library In Your Pocket: How Having an E-reader Has Changed My Reading Habits
- Malinda Lo On writing dialogue about race and sexuality.
- Mining the Genre Asteroid: The Saga of Pliocene Exile by Julian May
- Nerd Reactor mauls over Gravity conspiracy theories.
- Sarah Rees Brennan and Cassie Clare offer advice on writing fanfiction & going pro.
- Storms and how they start: Neil Gaiman weighs in on the issue of Jonathan Ross and the Hugos. “I was seriously disappointed in the people, some of whom I know and respect, who stirred other people up to send invective, obscenities and hatred Jonathan’s way over Twitter (and the moment you put someone’s @name into a tweet, you are sending it to that person), much of it the kind of stuff that they seemed to be worried that he might possibly say at the Hugos, unaware of the ironies involved.” [Via]
- Tim Clare has a brilliant response to claims that creative writing classes are “a waste of time.”
- Total Film picks the 20 Greatest Joss Whedon Characters, leaving Buffy as number 13.
- Unhappy Is The Fan: “My time in and around the science fiction community has been rich and I cherish it. I wonder what has happened to make many suddenly decide they need to express their opinion of what is right or wrong with this or that aspect of the field in an exclusive manner?”
- Were the Spartans truly the greatest warriors of all time?
- A lot of images of Mars which you’ll see have been manipulated. A lot of them have boosted contrast and saturation. So if you’ve ever wondered, this is what Mars actually looks like.
- 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.
- io9 offers a gallery of astoundingly beautiful Concept Art from The Fifth Element
- First Look at the Luis Royo Sketches for George R. R. Martin’s “The Ice Dragon”
- Mondo’s Disney artwork will make you believe again
- Pierre Matter creates beautiful Steampunk sculptures that merge organic and mechanical forms.
More Fun Stuff
- 17 Fantastic Completed Webcomics to Binge-Read from Beginning to End
- Can quasars prove free will?: Using distant quasars to test Bell’s theorem
- Cover Reveal for the 20th anniversary re-release of Robin Hobb’s The Farseer Trilogy.
- Cover Reveal for the The Three-Body Problem by Stephan Martiniere at Tor.com.
- Oxford University teaches robots to keep secrets… now, we’ll never see our inevitable end coming.
- Fathoms is a 20 minute KickStarter film about two people and a cat struggling to survive aboard a submarine in the flooded ruins of Brooklyn. Together, the pair search through a bleak post-apocalyptic landscape for supplies as one of them grapples with the grief of a recent loss.
- Read an excerpt of Plus One by Elizabeth Fama at Tor.com.
- Read an excerpt of Steles of the Sky by Elizabeth Bear at Tor.com.
- Watch David Brin at TEDxSanDiego: What’s next — the horizon of our dreams. Fifty years from now, will we have destroyed the world? Or saved it? It’s not too soon to ask.
- This 3D Printed Concept Is The Future Of Automaking.
- Watch a four minute clip from the upcoming Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
- Watch this shocking ad campaign video, Second a Day. I don’t know if this is considered SFF. It’s a campaign video, but a really well-made one.
- Watch as this Noah Featurette Explores the Construction of the Ark.
- Watch the latest The Amazing Spider-Man 2 featurette.
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