SF/F/H Link Post for 2014-04-02
Interviews & Profiles
- Apex Magazine interviews Ferrett Steinmetz, author of “The Cultist’s Son.”
- Clarkesworld Magazine interviews Ben Tanzer, author of Orphans.
- Comics creator Mike Mignola on the films that inspired Hellboy.
- David Hewlett of Stargate Atlantis discusses Stargate and what sci-fi needs now.
- Ginger Nuts of Horror interviews Erik T. Johnson, author of The Chapman Books.
- The Hollywood Reporter interviews The Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. executive producers Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tanchareon: Don’t Expect a Marvel Movie Every Week.
- My Bookish Ways interviews Sharon Lynn Fisher, author of The Ophelia Prophecy.
- The Qwillery interviews Aidan Harte, author Irenicon.
- Reddit is currently holding an AMA for the staff of Tor.com.
- Reddit recently held an AMA for Katee Sackhoff from Battlestar Galactica and Riddick.
- SCI-FI-LONDON Film Festival interviews Jeff Norton, author of The Freedom Frontier
- The Storytelling of Science: Bill Nye, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Richard Dawkins, Brian Greene, Ira Flatow, Neal Stephenson, Tracy Day, and Lawrence Krauss discuss how to convey the excitement of science and cutting-edge discoveries
- Terry Brooks answers readers’ questions in his monthly Suvudu feature, “Ask Terry”
- The Garden State Speculative Fiction Writers announces their 20th annual Short Story Contest.
- Star Wars Episode VII Will First Shoot in Morocco
- James Renner (The Man From Primrose Lane) is helping to launch a new free app, Story Shift, which allows readers to shape narratives by their favorite writers.
- The Parsec Awards Steering Committee is pleased to announce that we are now accepting nominations for the 2014 Parsec Awards. Nominations close on May 31.
Events & Event News
- Amazon’s Literary Journal Day One is Seeking Submissions from previously unpublished authors.
- Poetry Readings and other events in Seattle and around the Pacific Northwest
- Snowpiercer to Open Los Angeles Film Festival on Wednesday, June 11.
- Evil for Julie – this Indiegogo campaign for author and of #1 New York Times bestselling author Jim Butcher seeks to raise funds for medical costs recently incurred by Julie’s husband. The pledge packages include some really great rewards.
- Utopiates Audio Drama – Sex, Drugs, and Biotech: Welcome to the future, where the only escape is at the tip of a dream needle.
April Fools Jokes
- BioWare pretended to offer a line of Garrus body pillows
- The Bookseller reports that Amazon to open bookstore on International Space Station
- CERN has decided to officially switch to Comic Sans.
- The Global Edition reports that George R.R. Martin Signs Contract That Forbids Him From Dying Before Finishing His Book Series
- Google Maps’ April Fools Day joke is the Pokemon Challenge map.
- Hulu launched “spinoff season” which included a Hannibal Lecter cooking show. (Via)
- The Independent reports that scientists have discovered an eighth color of the rainbow.
- Pluto.tv wants Pluto to be a planet again.
- Samsung will now be using pigeons as flying wifi routers.
- Southwest offered trips to Mars, but you’re still going to have to wait in line, cattle-call style.
- Suvudu reports that George R. R. Martin To Publish Only ONE Copy of The Winds of Winter
- ThinkGeek.com rolled out a bunch of “new” products today, including The Klingon Rosetta Stone and Unicorn Drinking Horn. The Klingon one was a bit cruel, though, because it should totally be a real thing.
- 4 Great Sci-Fi Books Being Made Into Movies
- 5 Animal Hybrids That Would Make Great Aliens
- 6 Movie Scenes With Horrifying Off-Screen Consequences
- 6 Sci-Fi Shows That Need The Lego Treatment
- 19 Young Adult Authors To Follow On Instagram
- 70 Sci-Fi Must-Sees to Become a Sci-Fi Connoisseur
- Author Alex Bledsoe muses on tears, rain, and Blade Runner.
- Author Gail Z. Martin reflects on The Politics of Chaos.
- AV Club raises very serious concerns that there will never be a child ruler who doesn’t suck, but NeverEnding Story fans know better.
- Bradley P. Beaulieu announces his latest work, Prima — A Dark Tale from The Lays of Anuskaya
- Clarkesworld Magazine considers Realms of Dark, Deep and Cold.
- College Classes Use Arts to Brace for Climate Change: “Speculative fiction allows a kind of scenario-imagining, not only about the unfolding crisis but also about adaptations and survival strategies,” Professor LeMenager said. “The time isn’t to reflect on the end of the world, but on how to meet it. We want to apply our humanities skills pragmatically to this problem.”
- The Dissolve examines The multi-level stereotypes of The Cabin In The Woods
- Fantasy Cafe kicks off its Women in SF&F Month with Renay from Lady Business
- From Ender’s World, Smart Pop Books offers this essay on How It Should Have Ended.
- From Pi through Noah, the films of Darren Aronofsky are connected by destructive dreamers.
- From The Psychology of Joss Whedon, Smart Pop Books offers this essay on Mal’s Morals.
- How does Divergent bode for the future of YA adaptations?
- It’s A Rotten World, After All: On Divergent and YA Dystopias
- Literary Escapism welcomes author Alex Hughes, who is celebrating the release of her third Mindspace Investigations novel, Marked, for a guest post.
- My Bookish Ways rounds up April’s new Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror releases.
- The Qwillery welcomes Chris Beckett, author of Dark Eden, for a guest post on The Sunless Planet.
- Self-publishing Odyssey: The Dirty Business Of Promotion
- Custom made leather dust jackets for your favorite books.
- This full-scale Mech from Titanfall proves just how badass a live action movie adaptation could be.
- Unofficial Game of Thrones Lego minifigs are full of fire
More Fun Stuff
- 7 Incredible Robots That Are 100 % Real
- Apex Publications is happy to announce the release of issue 59 of Apex Magazine!
- Cover reveal: Storm by DJ Hale at Working for the Mandroid
- Infographic: 10 Confirmed Exoplanets That Could Be The Next Earth
- Watch an animated speech in which Neil Armstrong Says Nerds Make The World A Better Place.
- Watch the first footage from the Halle Berry televisions series Extant
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