SF/F/H Link Post for 2014-03-08
Interviews & Profiles
- Beth Revis has a conversation with MG Buehrlen, author of The 57 Lives of Alex Wayfare.
- Boy, Snow, Bird author Helen Oyeyemi on Fairy Tales and Feminists With Flawless Prose
- Bradley P. Beaulieu, author of The Winds of Khalakovo, talks shop with Juliette Wade.
- Brandon Sanderson plugs his newest novel, Words of Radiance, over at Macmillan Audio.
- Directors Joe and Anthony Russo, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, and screenwriters Stephen McFeely & Christopher Markus talk Captain America: The Winter Soldier with SlashFilm.
- Eliza Dushku On Strong Female Roles, Comic Conventions And Her Charity Work
- Emilia Clarke reveals what’s scarier than getting naked on Game of Thrones
- Emmy Award Winning Designer Bud Santora talks about his first novel, The Green Storm.
- Esquire.com looks at the History of Ghostbusters with Aykroyd, Murray, Ramis, and Reitman.
- Gail Interviews the Infamous Mur Lafferty, of the popular podcast, I Should Be Writing.
- Kim Harrison discusses her latest release, The Undead Pool, with Bull Spec.
- The Little Red Reviewer interviews Tim Lieder, editor of King David and the Spiders from Mars.
- Mignola Welcomes New Writers Kim Newman and Maura McHugh to “Witchfinder.”
- My Bookish Ways interviews John Connolly and Jennifer Ridyard, authors of Conquest.
- Nerdist chats with astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson of Fox’s new Cosmos series.
- Novelist, fantasist and icon of British comics Warren Ellis discusses dystopian America, the space age and breaking other people’s websites with the power of Twitter.
- Omniac, Bob Gass & Chris Price interview one of the pioneers of the podcasting world, Mur Lafferty.
- The Qwillery interview Claire R. McDougall, author of Veil of Time.
- Reddit is hosting an AMA for Dr. Michio Kaku, co founder of string field theory and author.
- Shawn Speakman talks with Suvudu about working with Patrick Rothfuss for a game that he is tying into his Kingkiller Chronicle he is launching through KickStarter.
- The Sword & Laser podcast spotlights Anne Leonard, author of Moth and Spark.
- Bong Joon Ho’s Snowpiercer—that sci-fi dystopia set on a train that we’ve been looking forward to forever and a half—finally has a US release date: June 27th, 2014. As per an agreement with distributor The Weinstein Company, it’ll come out uncut, but only in limited release.
- George Saunders Wins 2013 Story Prize
- Gollancz Announces £1.99 eBook promotion for all 2014 debuts
Events & Event News
- April is once again going to be Women in SF&F Month on Fantasy Cafe!
- Den Patrick and Jen Williams will talk about their debut novels at Charing Cross Road March 10th.
- Robert Rodriguez curates Frazetta gallery show during SXSW [via Paul Di Filippo]
- Fireside Magazine Year 3 – a monthly multigenre fiction magazine. During Year One, we learned how to make a magazine, and put out three issues. In Year Two, we shifted to monthly publication and experimented with serial fiction. Now it’s time to get the business end sorted out. We plan to shift to a sustainable, ongoing funding model so we don’t have to do these big campaigns, and we will spend Year 3 getting that together.
- Freaks & Weeping Children edited by Michael D. Woods – an anthology of cross-genre fiction.
- Review: Andrew Liptak reviews The Martian by Andy Weir
- 5 Reading Rules for Book Lovers of All Ages from Book Riot’s Rebecca Schinsky
- 10 things Angel did better than any other show: “Melding many different elements from multiple genres, the show was able to effectively balance action, drama, romance and mystery into a singular hour that was equally adept at making you laugh or cry, while still leaving you unmistakably entertained”.
- The 13 Most Badass Female Villains in Pop Culture
- 30 Cult Movies That Absolutely Everybody Must See
- Are superheroes becoming too powerful?
- The AudioBookaneers covers the release week in sf/f audiobooks, with picks including Brandon Sanderson’s Words of Radiance, Mur Lafferty’s Ghost Train to New Orleans, Marie Brennan’s Tropic of Serpents, Sally Green’s Half Bad, The King in Yellow read by Stefan Rudnicki, and Seth MacFarlane’s A Million Ways to Die in the West performed by Jonathan Frakes.
- Black Gate on Swords and Edgar Rice Burroughs.
- But That Contradicts the Entire Premise of The Terminator!
- The Galaxy Express discusses Craft Vs. Feels In Sci-Fi Romance.
- Gatekeeping: Snobbery or Quality Control? Publishers are a self-obsessed elite keeping those they demean from enjoying the same opportunities as they and their friends do.
- Geek Love at 25: How a Freak Family Inspired Your Pop Culture Heroes
- Getting More Writers of Color to Workshops: A Modest Proposal
- The Golden Amazon, a Pulp Fiction Heroine Who Made Doc Savage Look Like a Wimp
- Half of books in homes are unread: A study finds more than half the books lining shelves in British homes have never been read
- I Should Be Writing’s Mur Lafferty confesses “I do writing wrong” in a guest post on The Blaagh.
- International Women’s Week: Guest Post from Martha Wells: Rewriting My Childhood
- LitStack reminds us of Sci-Fi/Fantasy Books We Can’t Wait to Read – Spring, 2014
- PABastien offers some thoughts on On the Nature of Adaptations.
- Peter Higgins of Woflhound Century and Truth and Fear has a guest post on My Bookish Ways.
- The Science Fiction and Fantasy Books You Can’t Afford to Miss in March
- The Skiffy and Fanty Show do Cultural Tourists: Publishing and Representation
- The technophobic fantasies of early Michael Crichton: The Laser Age examines a rich period in the history of science-fiction filmmaking that began in the late 1960s. [via Paul Di Filippo]
- The Ten Year Itch: Rereading Books After A Decade
- Tracy and Laura Hickman talk Dragonlance: Selling the Dream.
- UpRoxx offers this Brief History Of Godzilla.
- Why Ahsoka Tano is the Best Thing to Happen to Star Wars in 20 Years
- Robert Rodriguez Launches A Museum At SXSW Featuring Incredible Original Masterpieces By Legendary Artist Frank Frazetta And Others
- The Interactive Game Of Thrones Exhibit Comes To SXSW
More Fun Stuff
- 60,000 miles up: Space elevator could be built by 2035, says new study
- A Dribble of Ink offers a Cover reveal for The Sword & Laser Anthology
- HBO’s official Game of Thrones rap album has arrived. You can stream it for free on SoundCloud. If you don’t want to listen to all of it, at least give Dominik Omega’s “Arya’s Prayer” a listen. Before you begin, though, you might want to read Geekosystem’s review.
- If Doc Brown Owned An iPad mini, This Is How He’d Have Used It
- Johnny Depp is Still Loading on Pixelated New Transcendence Poster
- Miles Cameron is an author and historical re-enactor. Orbit asked him if he could drive a spear through his novel The Fell Sword. Here’s what happened.
- Watch an Honest Trailer for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire from The Screen Junkies
- Watch a featurette on the Special Effects of the RoboCop Suit-Design FX.
- Watch the first trailer for Sin City: A Dame To Kill starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
- Watch The First Two Minutes of J.J. Abrams and Alfonso Cuarón’s NBC Drama Believe.
- Watch the official Marvel 75th Anniversary Trailer
- Watch this Shot for shot remake of Prometheus trailer created with Land of the Lost footage. [Via]
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