SF/F/H Link Post for 2014-04-19
Interviews & Profiles
- Bleeding Cool interviews Adam Christopher, author of The Burning Dark.
- The Book Smugglers interviews Kate Milford, author of Bluecrowne.
- Ginger Nuts of Horror interviews James Cooper, author of Dark Father.
- Innsmouth Free Press interviews Bryan Thao Worra, author of Demonstra.
- Lightspeed Magazine interviews K.J. Bishop, author of the short story “Alsiso.”
- Lightspeed Magazine interviews Rémi Le Capon, freelance illustrator for role-playing games.
- Lit Stack interviews A. J. Larrieu, author of Twisted Miracles.
- Literary Escapism interviews Michael Underwood, author of Geekomancy.
- My Bookish Ways interviews Donna Glee Williams, author of The Braided Path.
- Nicky Peacock interviews Keith Deininger, author of Marrow’s Pit.
- The Qwillery interviews Rjurik Davidson, author of Unwrapped Sky.
- The Qwillery interviews Ronlyn Domingue, author of The Chronicle of Secret Riven.
- Reddit recently held an AMA for Graeme Manson & John Fawcett, the creators of Orphan Black.
- Science Book a Day interviews Anne Charnock, author of A Calculated Life.
- This is Horror interviews Craig Wallwork, author of Gory Hole: A Horror Triple Bill.
- Travis Heermann interviews Jeanne Stein, author of Cloud City.
- Urban Fantasy Investigations interviews Sharon Lynn Fisher, author of The Ophelia Prophecy.
- USA Today interviews Laini Taylor, author of Dreams of Gods and Monsters.
Events & Event News
- Ann VanderMeer will be promoting The Time Traveler’s Almanac at Flyleaf Books on April 21.
- Stage the Future: The First International Conference on Sci-Fi Theatre will be hosted by Royal Holloway, University of London April 26th – Sunday 27th.
- The Resonance Trilogy – a new sci-fi trilogy tears a hole in the veil of reality…revealing the truth behind our minds, the universe, and our role in it.
- Utopiates Audio Drama – A graphic novel set in a near future in which science is able to distill human personalities into a drug-form. Called utopiates—a merging of the words utopia and opiate—these drugs allow users to swap personalities with the “mental imprints” of other people. Every user has his or her own reasons for seeking chemical escape, but all soon learn the high price of “soul swapping.”
- Review: Bibliotropic reviews Afterparty by Daryl Gregory
- Review: Black Gate reviews The Ballantine Adult Fantasy Series novel Lilith by George MacDonald
- Review: Scifi Now asks Does the hotly tipped anime Patema Inverted deserve the hype?
- 18 Fictional Bunnies That Haunt the Dreams of Nerds
- David Brin on How to regain trust in the NSA era: The IGUS Gambit
- Defense One explains Why There Will Be A Robot Uprising.
- Doctor Who’s Five Predictions For The Future of TV
- Does publishing have a gender problem when it comes to digital?
- Hollywood Sci-Fi Films Are Ripping Off Anime, claims The Daily Beast.
- How Transcendence Director Wally Pfister Became Christopher Nolan’s Secret Weapon
- IEEE asks Will sex workers be replaced by robots?
- If Sam Sykes ran a Convention: Thoughts experiments are dangerous things. You know what’s even more dangerous? Thoughts of any kind from the mind of fantasy author Sam Sykes.
- Jason Sanford exclaims “The new SFWA Bulletin is blowing my mind.”
- Lisa Goldstein transcribes a short amusing letter she once received from Lucius Shepard.
- Meet The Six Different Types Of ‘Evil’ Robots in this guide from Business Insider.
- My Bookish Ways runs down the Must Reads in Science Fiction and Fantasy for May 2014.
- Over at the Little Red Reviewer, Michael Matheson continues his article On Slush Reading.
- Science fiction travels farther than literary fiction: In the second of The Guardian’s series on literary definitions, novelist Juliet McKenna argues that far from being inferior to literary fiction, science fiction and fantasy can create debate around the most complex political issues.
- Sentimental Horrification considers the question of genre as it concerns The King in Yellow.
- Storm Constantine is the latest guest at Fantasy Cafe for their Women in SF&F Month.
- These Are Not the Droids You Are Looking For discusses Self-Rejection and Self-Sabotage.
- Tom Baker Is Glad Doctor Who Cameo Annoyed Former Time Lords
- The Top 10 Thought-Provoking Science Fiction Films
- Vulture wants us to know that Orphan Black Is Back and You Should Watch It.
- We Still Can’t Clone Dinosaurs points out Smart Pop Books. To which I reply, Amen!
- The Art of Shaddy Safadi
- Dragonball Z Villains Wallpaper
- Dalek Made From An Egg – Eggsterminate!
- Game of Days of Future Past: A Game of Thrones/Days of Future Past Mash-up.
- The Geek Art Gallery offers a gallery of Geeky Easter Eggs, including: Quick Pic: Adventure Time Eggs, Alien Vs Predator Eggs, Battlestar Galactica Eggs, Doctor Who Eggs, Fullmetal Alchemist Eggs, Game of Thrones Dragon Eggs, Pokémon Eggs, Portal Eggs, Stargate: Atlantis Eggs, Walking Dead Eggs, and Wind Waker Eggs.
- Ridley Scott Movie Posters by Brian Taylor
More Fun Stuff
- Bake like a Jawa with R2-D2 measuring cups
- Cover reveal: The Qwillery offers a look at Dream Stalkers, 2nd novel in the Shadow Watch series.
- Cover reveal: Tobias Buckell offers a peek of the cover of Hurricane Fever.
- Crafting a Shardblade for Brandon Sanderson
- Ellen Datlow offers this photo gallery of the John Langan and Douglas Clegg event at KGB.
- No Romulans, just angry volunteers: One man’s journey to restore Star Trek’s bridge.
- Read an excerpt from Oath of Fealty by Elizabeth Moon at Suvudu.
- Read an excerpt from The Severed Streets by Paul Cornell at Tor.com.
- Read an excerpt from The World of Ice & Fire by George R. R. Martin at the author’s website.
- Watch Pumzi, a Kenyan sci-fi short that was screened at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival.
- The robots of the future won’t look anything like the Terminator: Robots still aren’t ready to work beside humans, but perhaps a soft touch is the answer.
- Watch A Swarm Of High-Speed Micro-Robots Work Like Ants
- Watch Tech Radar’s animated short on 10 future technologies that are going to kill us all.
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