SF/F/H Link Post for 2014-04-17
Interviews & Profiles
- Amazing Stories interviews Walter Velez, cover artist for Robert Asprin’s Myth series.
- The Future And You interviews Zoltan Istvan, author of The Transhumanist Wager.
- Gingernuts of Horror interviews Carl Alves, author of Blood Street.
- The Guardian interviews astronaut Chris Hadfield, on space tourism, the beauty of New Zealand from above, why he travels with a guitar, and what tastes better; space food or plane food.
- Lightspeed Magazine interviews K.J. Bishop, author of the short story “Alsiso.”
- Lightspeed Magazine interviews Linda Nagata, author of the short story “Codename: Delphi.”
- My Bookish Ways interviews AC Wise, Lisa McCurrach, and Russell Dickerson of Apex Magazine.
- Reddit recently hosted an AMA for Michael J. Sullivan, author of Hollow World and the Riyria books.
- The Sword and Laser Podcast interviews Andy Weir and Daniel Suarez of The Martian and Influx.
- The 2014 Eisner Award Nominees have been Announced
- Bookworm Blues announces A Book, A Deal, And Collaboration
- The Charity Anthology Invisible Is Now Live!
- John Scalzi has announced a new novel called Lock In, a near future thriller in which a disease called “Haden’s Syndrome” has caused millions to be trapped in their own bodies.
- New Collection of Shirley Jackson works to be published.
- Shimmer website redesigned and they’re moving to a new digital model, with a print annual
Events & Event News
- Hugo Award Finalists To Be Announced Saturday April 19th
- The SFWA Pacific Northwest Reading Series will be in Seattle April 29th, Portland April 30th.
- Tom Merritt and Justin Robert Young Announced as 2014 Parsec Awards Hosts
- WorldFuture 2014 will be held at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek in Orlando, Florida July 11-13.
- All the King’s Men – a huge dystopic science-fiction anthology of comics and prose that features award-winning contributors, and pays fairly for their work. It’s planned to run a mammoth 300 pages, a combination of short prose stories and black and white comics, all stories loosely linked together by theme and/or setting.
- Daylight Dims Volume 2 – an annual horror anthology, featuring thirteen stories, and customer art, edited by J.W. Zulauf and Kristopher Mallory. It is scheduled to release October 1st of each year.
- Review: Bookworm Blues reviews Unwrapped Sky by Rjurik Davidson.
- Review: My Bookish Ways reviews The Oversight by Charlie Fletcher.
- Review: Paul Di Filippo reviews’s Pillar to the Sky by William R. Forschten for The Speculator.
- Review: Sci-fi Fan Letter reviews Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes
- 5 Science Fiction and Fantasy Reads for Lovers of Classic Literature, as chosen by Kirkus Reviews.
- The 9 Phases I Went Through to Become a Writer
- 25 Things About Star Trek’s Enterprise-D You Probably Didn’t Know
- This 1981 Computer Magazine Cover Explains Why We’re So Bad at Tech Predictions
- Amazing Stories picks genre’s The Top Ten Greatest Aliens
- Andrew Fox discusses The New Immortality of Authors and Books.
- The Atlantic considers The Underrated, Universal Appeal of Science Fiction.
- Author Brian Ruckley offers an update on his next book, The Free.
- Bibliotropic has a Guest post by Seth Skorkowsky, author of the new book Dämoren.
- Biographile waxes nostalgic over The Lasting Charm of Kurt Vonnegut.
- Black to the Future: Electronic Music’s Sci-Fi Roots [via Paul Di Filippo]
- Catching Hell, or: Knowing I’d Arrived
- Charles Stross contemplates the near future in his article on Generation Z. [via Paul Di Filippo]
- Contact – Infinite Futures on Interactive Stories: Past, Present, and Future.
- Cory Doctorow and William Campbell Powell Discuss Expiration Day and the fear of change?
- Dear Readers: A Letter from Lynn Flewelling
- Fantasy Faction’s Survey of Fantasy Subgenres, beginning with High and Low Fantasy.
- Gail Carriger offers some suggestions on podcasts you should be listening to.
- Ginn Hale and Heather are the latest guest bloggers in the Fantasy Cafe’s Women in SF&F Month.
- The H Word: Hardboiled Horror: “At its essence, noir is no more a true genre than horror is. Both rely on tone, rather than trappings or plot developments, to earn their labels. And yet, like horror, noir is recognized as a genre of sorts thanks to colloquial usage”
- How I wrote Carrie: author Stephen King describes the inspirations for his first novel, and how the horror landmark – 40 years old this week – was very nearly destroyed.
- Over at The Little Red Reviewer, Michael Matheson discusses Slush Reading.
- Nathan Bransford offers some Some Straight Talk on Self-publishing vs. Traditional publishing.
- Rediscover Alan Dean Foster’s Alien novelization.
- Sarah Monette and Katherine Addison offer advice on Worldbuilding in this guestpost.
- SFFWorld considers the question What is epic fantasy?
- Stainless Steel Droppings on The Macabre Imaginings of Abigail Larson.
- Tor.com discusses Sex and the Swamp Thing
- Discworld Luggage Cake by Zoe Sutton
- Death & Rebirth by obscureBT
- Godzilla Posters Collection
- Miriam Black, rendered in ink and flesh
- Violent Revolt by Dodidesign
More Fun Stuff
- Everything Wrong With Matrix, not counting the fact that it had sequels.
- Facehugger Egg Cake To Promote Alien: Isolation
- “Genuine Soil From Dracula’s Castle“
- George R.R. Martin Wedding Planner. You know, in case his day job falls through.
- How It Should Have Ended does Frozen
- Infographic: Game of Thrones sex chart
- Lovecraft eZine offers this video tour of the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival
- Pandyland imagines Batmans from around the world, starting with the Scottish Batman.
- Read an extract from Veil of the Deserters by Jeff Salyards at Pat’s Fantasy Hotlist.
- Space.com has a Lunar Eclipse Time-Lapse Video of the Moon turning Red.
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