SF/F/H Link Post for 2014-04-05
Interviews & Profiles
- Book Break interviews Liz de Jager, author of Banished.
- CNet interviews Vic Mignogna, the actor playing the role of Kirk in “Star Trek Continues.”
- Ginger Nuts of Horror interviews John O’Brien, author of A New World: Chaos.
- Henry Herz interviews Janet Edwards, author of Earth Girl.
- io9 interviews Anthony and Joe Russo, directors of Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
- Locus Online interviews John DeNardo, JP Frantz, and Patrick Hester, editors of an obscure little blog called SF Signal. And Patrick Hester on being in Locus.)
- My Bookish Ways interviews Adam Christopher, author of The Burning Dark.
- My Bookish Ways interviews Alex Hughes, author of Marked.
- The Qwillery interviews Melissa Bourbon, author of A Killing Notion.
- Radio Praha interviews Stephen Morris, author of Come Hell or High Water.
- Science Book a Day interviews Gareth L. Powell, author of Ack-Ack Macaque.
- Slice of SciFi chats with Andrea Beesley, director of the International Horror & SciFi Film Festival.
- Studio 360 interviews Jeff VanderMeer, author of Annihilation.
- Sword & Laser interviews Chuck Wendig, author of Under the Empyrean Sky.
- TV.com interviews Carice van Houten, the Game of Thrones’ Red Priestess.
- Marvel Releases “Guardians of the Galaxy” Prequel Infinite Comic
- Ridley Scott is Master Chief of Halo ‘digital feature’: The “Alien” director will serve as executive producer on the project, which is due to be released later this year.
- Syfy Picks Up 12 Monkeys Straight To Series
Events & Event News
- Brandon Sanderson and Brian McClellan will hold a Google Hangout for Orbit Books on May 1st.
- Here’s a schedule of events at which you can meet Angry Robot authors and staff.
- io9 offers this guide to Witnessing the Biggest, Brightest Mars in Over Six Years
- Geek Theate – a unique anthology of science fiction and fantasy plays written by today’s top authors and playwrights, ranging from full-length stage plays to monologues.
- CLASH! Dawn of Steam – an asymmetric strategy card game set in an evolving fantasy world. Burn the city to the ground, or defend it to your last breath!
- Daylight Dims Volume 2 – a horror anthology that will contain thirteen stories that cross the genres of surreal horror, dark fantasy, and heart pounding dread.
- Book Review: Bibliotropic reviews Lockstep by Karl Schroeder. “Lockstep is a novel that’s hard to describe and thus hard to review. It ranges between exploring some incredible ideas and then drops back to characters revealing deep truths that readers had little to no way to see coming.”
- 7 Things We Want to See in the Divergent Sequel Insurgent.
- 25 Things They Altered For TV In Game Of Thrones That Will Change The Way You Watch It
- Are we living in The New Golden Age of Science Fiction?
- Benjanun Sriduangkaew surveys Recent South(east) Asian SF/F in a post on Skiffy and Fanty.
- Black Gate continues its series on Vintage Treasures with Edmond Hamilton.
- Eight reasons the ’60s Batman TV show’s legacy is bat-tastic
- Fantasy – It’s Not a Choice, it’s a Way of Life!, contends Debbie Johnson, author of Dark Vision.
- JA Konrath issues A Wake Up Call for Tracy Hickman in the wake of Hickman’s Sobering News.
- Jonathan Wood offers advice on Ways to Survive the Sh*t-Canning of Your Writing Career.
- Kirkus Reviews has compiled a list of The Comics Behind Captain America: The Winter Soldier
- Kristine Kathryn Rusch weighs in on How To Measure Success for authors. For me, personally, a good rule of thumb has always been to take a tape measure to the stack of books I buy after my bills get paid, but I guess there are other measures, too.
- N.K. Jemisin discusses Confirmation bias, epic fantasy, and you
- On Not Reading the Final Book in a Trilogy: Understandable or Incomprehensible?
- Over at Champagne and Socks, Marianne de Pierres considers why Why Westerns Appeal.
- Robert Jackson Bennett on The trouble with zombies (aside from hygiene issues).
- Strange Chemistry on the fine art of Retaining the Look of a Series
- Swordplay and Beer Drinking; The Trouble with Mastery
- To Show Or Not To Show? Amazing Stories ponders Horror and the ‘Power Of Suggestion’
- Tor.com reflects upon Jedi Econ, Sith History. “While drinking the other night, a few friends and I argued the merits of economic history. Star Wars entered the picture. It was super effective.”
- We’ve Found A Hidden Ocean On Enceladus That May Harbor Life
- “Being” by GrimDream
- ConceptArtWorld has a gallery of the art of Cristina Bencina.
- Mondo unveils Captain America: The Winter Soldier prints
- “Xring” by Viag
More Fun Stuff
- The Best Astronomy and Space Pictures of 2013: the year’s finest views of our Universe.
- Infographic: Envisioning emerging technology for 2012 and beyond
- Infographic: Every season 3 Game of Thrones character charted
- This pimped-out Millennium Falcon car is clearly a chick magnet.
- Read “Annie96 is typing…” The creepiest chat history you’ll ever read
- Read an excerpt of Motherless Child by Glen Hirshberg at Tor.com.
- Read an excerpt of The Sentinel by Troy Denning at Scribd from Suvudu.
- Read the best pages in all of Superman comic cannon and why they’re so great.
- Sir Roger Penrose calls string theory a “fashion,” quantum mechanics “faith,” and cosmic inflation a “fantasy.” … What’s wrong with modern physics? Could alternative theories explain our observations of the universe? Full lectures in the New Physics of the Universe
- Watch a mash-up of The Nightmare Before Christmas and Game of Thrones in which a goofy cartoon man who serenades the Starks and Lannisters with one of Danny Elfman’s greatest tunes.
- Why we love the smell of old books, according to science.
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