SF/F/H Link Post for 2014-04-15
Interviews & Profiles
- The Chicago Tribune interviews Jonathan Glazer, director of Under the Skin.
- Entertainment Weekly interviews David Benioff and Dan Weiss, producers of Game of Thrones, discuss last weekend’s episode “The Lion and the Rose.”
- Female First interviews Gareth Wiles, author of Where the Birds Hide at Night.
- Ginger Nuts of Horror interviews George Cotronis, author of Aghast.
- The LA Times interviews Ann Brashares, author of The Here and Now.
- At the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, Veronica Roth, author of Divergent, explains how she came up with the female protagonist of her dystopian coming-of-age novel.
- Lawrence M. Schoen interviews M. K. Hutchins, author of Drift.
- My Bookish Ways interviews Daniel Levine, author of HYDE.
- Odyssey Workshop interviews Melanie Tem and Steve Rasnic Tem, this year’s writers-in-residence.
- Orbit Books interviews Rachel Bach, author of Heaven’s Queen.
- Screen Invasion interviews Christopher Priest, author of The Adjacent.
- Short Story Review interviews Rachael Acks, author of “Comes the Huntsman.” “Comes the Huntsman” was recently included in Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam’s Top 10 Fairy Tale Short Stories guest post here on SF Signal, so you know it’s gotta be good.
- The Los Angeles Times Book Prizes have been announced.
- Matt Damon has signed on to star in The Martian, according to The Wrap. Based on the e-book by Andy Weird, it’s the tale of an astronaut stranded on mars trying to find his way home.
- We’re Getting A Sci-Fi flavored Civilization, And It Sounds Fantastic
Events & Event News
- Amber Benson is holding a writing workshop entitled “Zombies, Witches, and Killer Robots: Science Fiction and Urban Fantasy Writing” Sunday, June 1, 2014 at Writing Pad East in Los Angeles, CA.
- The complete schedule of events for Sci-Fi London has been posted.
- Jeff VanderMeer has posted his Southern Reach Annihilation Book Tour Schedule.
- Neil Gaiman will speak in Syracuse on April 29th, as part of the Rosamund Gifford Lecture series.
- Sci-Fi Films Dominate the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s “At the Movies” Series
- William Shatner beams into Tampa for sci-fi convention
- Storium — The Online Storytelling Game – a new kind of online game where you and your friends tell any story you can imagine, together. It works by turning writing into a multiplayer game. With just your computer, you can choose from a library of imaginary worlds to play in, or build your own.
- Threshold of Oblivion – an animated short film inspired by the Ray Bradbury short story Kaleidoscope. 6 astronauts dramatically face their destiny drifting apart in space.
- Unveiled: A Sequel to the urban fantasy novel Wild Card by Jamie Wyman — Kickstarter.
- Review: Civilian Reader reviews Midnight Crossroad by Charlaine Harris, first in a new series.
- Review: Sunrise, Sunset: Tor.com reviews Plus One by Elizabeth Fama
- 20 Books That Are As Great Today As They Were In The 90s
- Appetite for Risk: At the Intersection of Video Games and Literature
- The Apex Book Company contemplates The Thin Gray Line – Where Psychological Horror Crosses Into the Supernatural from a safe distance.
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer: What it Means to be a Female Hero
- Doctor Who TV wonders How Could Capaldi’s Doctor Develop?
- Former Bostonian tops chart with Dagger Brotherhood [via Paul Di Filippo]
- The Huffington Post reminds us all that People of Color Do Survive the Apocalypse. I feel like this list should be longer, but I can’t immediately suggest any additions. Thoughts?
- Isaac Asimov on the Thrill of Lifelong Learning and the Role of Science Fiction in Advancing Society
- John Scalzi discusses Women Characters in The Human Division.
- Kirkus looks back at The Transformation of George R.R. Martin.
- Lit Reactor considers Game of Thrones and the Power of Resolution, which I shall otherwise entitle “The entertainment value of revenge, as it pertains to dragons.”
- Marianne De Pierres has a guest post on Tansy Rayner Roberts’ blog on Female Heroes.
- Neil Gaiman’s acclaimed comic book Sandman returns after 25 years
- Neil Gaiman wrote “This blog post, forwarded to me by artist-genius Lisa Snellings, about the knock-on effects that my story “Harlequin Valentine” had, broke my heart and opened it wide.”
- Read Them Now, Watch Them Later: Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Adaptation Watch
- Sci-Fi Bloggers suggests Sci-Fi Comics to Fix Your TV Blues.
- Smart Pop offers “An Analysis of Slayer Longevity” from The Psychology of Joss Whedon.
- Smart Pop offers “Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid” from The Science of Michael Crichton.
- Space vs. Swords: A Geek’s Guide to Spring/Summer 2014, as chosen by Kirkus.
- Stacked weighs in On Expectations for Girls in YA Fiction, Misleading Reviews, and Sexuality
- The story behind Notes from the Internet Apocalypse by Wayne Gladstone
- We Don’t Need Any More Superheroes
- Writer Unboxed explains How to Make Somebody Hate Reading, somehow managing to do so without invoking a single Stephenie Meyer title.
- Ackbar’s Diaper Cleaning Service logo is now available on t-shirts.
- Tor.com Story Art We Never Got to Show You
More Fun Stuff
- 21st Century: a brief trek through our technology-rich future
- The Baen Free Radio Hour offers a weekly dose of Baen news, contests, suggestions for developing writers and readers, and, above all, lively discussion with a galaxy of authors, artists, and scientists all around the Baen Books universe.
- Corporate Cosmos: what would happen if corporations decided that evidence for black holes was contrary to their bottom line, as seems to have happened with climate change.
- The Estately Blog has a funny little map of U.S. States Most Likely To Survive The Zombie Apocalypse, but as a Michigan resident, I’m pretty sure zombies wouldn’t survive Detroit.
- Infographic: How Much Time Book-to-TV Adaptations Spend Per Page
- Infographic: How Much Would Game of Thrones Real Estate Cost in Real Life? [via Paul Di Filippo]
- Notes from Coode Street discusses reading Heinlein today and the awards season.
- Read an excerpt of The Here and Now by Ann Brashares at Random House.
- Read an excerpt of The Infinity Program by Richard Hardy at Scribd.
- Read an excerpt of Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira at Scribd.
- Reddit users share their Book Spine Poems, many of which read like haiku.
- Watch the first trailer for the Sundance Sci-Fi drama I Origins.
- Watch Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen Play The Newlywed Game.
- Watch the trailer for The Giver along with the latest featurette at Giant Freakin Robot.
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