SF/F/H Link Post for 2014-03-21
Interviews & Profiles
- Amy Acker on the evolution of Root on Person Of Interest.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger Says Terminator: Genesis Has “the Same Feel” as Terminator 2; Teases “Hardcore Action.” Are we supposed to be disappointed that it’s going to be more of the same or excited that they’re not retroactively tinkering with one our favorite franchises?
- Calvin & Hobbes creator Bill Watterson and Cul de Sac creator Richard Thompson talk libraries, comics, and the creative process with Ohio State [via Paul Di Filippo]
- Civilian Reader interviews Danielle Jensen, author of Stolen Songbird.
- Den of Geek profiles Gravity director Alfonso Cuaron
- Escape Club interviews Karen Healey, author of While We Run.
- Firefly Online: find a crew, find a job, keep flying. VG247 chats to Andy Gore, CEO of Quantum Mechanix Interactive, publisher of the Firefly MMO.
- Ginger Nuts of Horror interviews David Watkins, author of The Original’s Return.
- Lightspeed Magazine interviews Chen Qiufan, author of “The Mao Ghost.”
- Lightspeed Magazine interviews Joe Haldeman, author of Work Done for Hire.
- My Bookish Ways interviews Will Storr, author of The Hunger and the Howling of Killian Lone.
- The Qwillery interviews Daniel Levine, author of Hyde.
- Sword and Laser interviews Rachel Swirsky, author of How the World Became Quiet.
- Toby Stephens: “British scripts often make my heart sink.” He’s been a Bond villain and his latest film has been compared to Blade Runner. So why does Toby Stephens think British screenwriters need to up their game? [via Paul Di Filippo]
- Ursula K. Le Guin Wins Ken Kesey Award.
- Gollancz signs-up space opera from multi-award-winning author Elizabeth Bear
- 2001: A Space Odyssey To Return To Big Screen
- On March 18th, Science Fiction Literature lost one of it’s best short story writers, Lucius Shepard. Here’s a remembrance by Michael Swanwick, and one from Cory Doctorow of Boing Boing. Here’s some of his work available online. (More)
- Happy Birthday to Pyr!
- 3024AD: Print Edition – a different kind of short story collection, with all stories set in a common universe and forming a congruent overall story. While many of them stand alone, they all tie back to common threads, and are (collectively and individually) pieces of a larger puzzle.
- Freaks & Weeping Children: An Anthology of Dark Fiction – an anthology of original dark fiction by a wonderful ensemble of talented authors. Covers a wide range of genres, all with a touch of horror.
- The Intergalactic Travel Bureau Tour – a live, interactive, science-theater experience that explores the incredible possibilities of space tourism. The Bureau pops-up wherever it is needed and is staffed by professional actors, who play the role of space travel agents, and professional astronomers, who play the role of resident scientists. People of all ages are invited to plan the vacation of a lifetime – to another planet.
- Review: Kirkus reviews Ghosted, Vol. 1, comparing it to Ocean’s Eleven.
- 10 must-watch Farscape episodes, as chosen by Blastr.
- 10 scientists who partied like rock stars
- The 15 best frelling moments from Farscape
- 23 Things We Learned from The Matrix Commentary
- At 10 years old, Eternal Sunshine is still fresh and timeless
- 13 Reasons Why Time Travel Would Be The Best Thing Ever, including Pet Dinosaurs, which pretty much renders the other twelve reasons redundant, as far as I’m concerned.
- The Dissolve explains how a disturbing toy captures A.I.’s unnerving fatalism. Meanwhile, I experience a wave of relief that I wasn’t the only one freaked out by the autonomous teddy bear.
- Elisabeth Anne Leonard, author of Moth and Spark, discusses Dragonlore.
- Elizabeth Blackwell on Reading Outside My Comfort Zone.
- Everybody Wants a Netflix for Books, and it’s high time we got one.
- Every Single Person on Lost, Ranked From Most to Least Annoying
- Fantasy Faction reviews the Elements of Structure
- The Forces of Geek names its choices for Five Best Sci-Fi Series Of All Time
- Kim Harrison Explains Why Westerns And The Fantastical Go Together
- Legal Fictions: Asimov’s Laws of Robotics Are Not Enough
- Love Dune? Check out these five sci-fi reads.
- Movie cyborgs, sci-fi, and what’s really going on. Cuz sometime a cigar is just a cigar, but sometimes a cyborg is a deeper expression of a deep seated desire to watch the world burn.
- Neil Gaiman on Why Scary Stories Appeal to Us, the Art of Fear in Children’s Books.
- Open Road is celebrating Women’s History Month by looking at women who revolutionized sci-fi!
- Shakespeare, Feminism, and Joss Whedon: “Shakespeare is NOT in the forefront of anyone’s mind when someone mentions “feminist literature,” but Much Ado About Nothing comes closest…”
- They’re no Divergent: Eight young-adult movie franchises that died untimely deaths. If you remember “Vampire Academy” or “City of Ember,” you know that not all young adult novels are guaranteed box-office gold! [via Paul Di Filippo]
- What were The Defining Science Fiction Books of the 1980s? James Harris weighs in with a nearly exhaustive list that will come in handy next time you stock you Kindle.
- You Can’t Take The Sky From Me: Racebending the Firefly Universe
- Fantasy Art: Ambush the Romans by Miao Zi
- Glow In The Dark Pop Art Show with Akira, Bioshock, and More
- Gorgeous Unused Gravity Posters Almost Represent The Movie TOO Well
- Guardians Of The Galaxy Concept Art Takes You To A Wretched Hive Of Scum And Villainy
- John Picacio has posted the art from his 2014 Calendar.
- Now here’s a man devoted to his Doctor Who memorabilia
- A Tribute To Science Fiction’s Poster Master, Drew Struzan
- Westeros comes alive: Exploring Game of Thrones: The Exhibition
More Fun Stuff
- 10 Restaurants from Books and Movies That Became Real – Bon Appétit
- Bonhams is holding a Space History Sale featuring a wide range of astronomy-related memorabilia, including two of the only three known castings of Buzz Aldrin’s Moon Boots, which would look lovely on my coffee table, if only I had a year’s salary to spare.
- Cover reveal for The Relic Guild by Edward Cox
- Here is an interactive map of the Moon that you can explore with a few clicks.
- In Celebration of Divergent Have Some Young Adult Literature Mad Libs!
- Infographic: Fembots In The Movies
- The Internet’s Favorite Astronaut Talks About Fear
- Is this the way the apocalypse begins, not with a bite, but with a flare?
- The Navy’s Robot Firefighters Get Ready For a Test-Run
- Neatorama shares 25 Amazing Behind-the-Scenes Photos of Star Wars from the official Star Wars Instagram account, which has 200+ snaps so far.
- Polygon-art Star Wars character cushion-covers now available from Etsy.
- Read an excerpt of Midnight Crossroad by Charlaine Harris at Tor.com
- Watch a mind-bending trailer for the sci-fi film Coherence at MightyMega.
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