SF/F/H Link Post for 2014-04-01
Interviews & Profiles
- Divergent director Neil Burger on why he cut, changed scenes from the book.
- The Galaxy Express interviews Anna Hackett, author of At Star’s End.
- Ginger Nuts of Horror interviews Tim Lebbon, author of White.
- Isaac Hempstead-Wright of Game of Thrones reveals his dream for Bran’s storyline
- Lawrence M. Schoen interviews Amelia Beamer, author of The Loving Dead.
- My Bookish Ways interviews Laura McHugh, author of The Weight of Blood.
- NASA engineers did a Reddit AMA earlier this week to tackle the internet’s spacesuit questions.
- Paste interviews Ann VanderMeer, editor of The Time Traveler’s Almanac.
- The Qwillery interviews Alex Hughes, author of Marked.
- SFx interviews David Ramirez, author of The Forever Watch.
- Short Story Review interviews Deborah Walker, author of many short stories, including “Surrendered Human” from Nature’s Futures.
- Teeming Brain interviews John Langan, author of House of Windows.
- With the arrival of the second issue of The Sandman: Overture, Neil Gaiman talks about the joy of writing the first series and returning for this one, why he chooses to pen a story as a comic rather than a novel, and how his process differs as well.
Events & Event News
- The First International Conference on Sci-Fi Theatre will be held April 26th – 27th 2014.
- Original Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy Cast Reunites For One Show
- The Stargazer Chronicles – This project is to raise funding for a small budget Sci-FI film, complete with animation and special effects. “When an exceptionally talented but naïve intergalactic agent is sent on a mission to bring back a rogue agent to face justice she must overcome the intellectual manipulations of a dictator with mystical powers bent on war, destruction and vengeance, in order to restore peace to the Four Earths.”
- Triptych! Anything vs. Everything – The ultimate nerd mashup. Competitive storytelling. A collaborative, customizable, and collectible card game. Wreak havoc with fictional villains, empower yourself ideologically with great leaders of history, the possibilities for amusing cross-cultural interaction are limitless.
- Discussion: Is Owning Books as Good as Reading Them?
- Review: Bookworm Blues doesn’t review Afterparty by Daryl Gregory, so much as praise it.
- Review:The Little Red Reviewer reviews Gemsigns by Stephanie Saulter
- Review: Paul Di Filippo reviews the “joyously adventuresome” Lockstep by Karl Schroeder
- 5 Reasons We Really Don’t Want a Doctor Who Prequel set on Gallifrey
- 6 Reasons To Fear Return of Doctor Who’s Time Lords
- 15 Years Later, The Matrix Still Has Us [via Paul Di Filippo]
- AudioBookaneers has its weekly round-up of audiobook releases, including Accelerando.
- BookRiot discusses the The Gaiman Gateway. [via Paul Di Filippo]
- Broader Fantasy Foundations: The Tale of Genji, and Building the World of the Shining Prince.
- Can Galactic Empires Exist Without Faster-Than-Light Travel?
- Game of Thrones: the women of Westeros: Some women wield power in Game of Thrones, but life for all of them is insecure and terrifying, writes medieval historian Helen Castor
- How a Doctor Who Game CAN Work, an impassioned plea.
- Incest Is Best: A Look at One of Society’s Greatest Taboos as Presented in Fiction.
- The History Of Noah’s Watchers, The Creatures That Scared The Hell Out of ILM
- Matt Smith and Karen Gillan help Doctor Who fan pop the question
- Paper vs digital reading is an exhausted debate: Tim Waterstone’s claim that ebooks are in decline isn’t persuasive – and there are far more urgent matters for readers to discuss
- Poking at Awards: “Judges, Awards and the Word ‘Best’” by Lou Morgan
- “Quick! Act Without Thinking!” Eileen Gunn inaugurates Locus Online’s new series of guest blog-posts by talking about her just-released short-story collection, Questionable Practices.
- Stellar Four on literary Slut Shaming: Holding Our Heroines to a Higher Standard
- A tale of the digital ebook in the tablet era: Gestalt, Interaction and Technology of the Touch EBook
- A Timeline of Noah’s Very Rough Road to the Big Screen
- Valar Morghulis: “It’s High Valyrian for ‘Culture’“
- We Read The Year’s Best New Sci-Fi — So You Don’t Have To
- Who Are You People and Why Are You Gunning Down Werewolves?
- Why E-Readers Are Not Innovative Anymore
- Why Is Monster Erotica So Popular Anyway? (Aside from all our childhood Chewbacca fan fiction?)
- Aliens ‘ Power Loader Was Way More Massive in Syd Mead’s Concept Art
- Carl V. Anderson shares his Fan Artist Hugo Nominations
- The Original Star Trek II: Wrath Of Khan VFX Storyboards Are A Visual Feast
More Fun Stuff
- These 3D printed cars inspired by turtle skeleton look like something out of a big budget sci-fi film.
- As we await Disney to serve out the next morsel of information about “Star Wars: Episode 7,” now is a good time to catch up on the series thus far in preparation for whatever J.J. Abrams and co. have in store. Today are two ways you can take a look back at the franchise: an epic retrospective recapping the prequels and a documentary chronicling the “Birth Of The Lightsaber.”
- CNet declares that the Sharknado 2 poster makes Jaws look like Snow White.
- Little Girl Wants to Know How to Deal with Being Called a Nerd, Wil Wheaton Responds
- Read Darren Aronofsky’s 13-Year-Old Poem that Inspired NOAH
- Read an excerpt of The Midnight Witch by Paula Brackston at My Bookish Ways.
- Read an excerpt of Half a King by Joe Abercrombie at Pat’s Fantasy Hotlist.
- Redditor Dontago posted some wonderful on-set pictures of H.R. Giger working on designs for Alien, painting an egg to give to skin-crawling perfection, and touching up the full-sized Alien!
- Watch the Star Wars Theme Performed on a Wurlitzer Pipe Organ
- Watch this Amazing Cyberpunk Beer Commercial By The Makers Of Ghost In The Shell.
- Watch a trailer for Construct, which was recently used as part of a tech demo at Nvidia’s GTC conference to illustrate recent advancements in graphics hardware and software capabilities.
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