SF/F/H Link Post for 2014-04-28
Interviews & Profiles
- Bloody Disgusting! interviews Tim Daniel, author of “Enormous.”
- BookwormBlues interviews Daryl Gregory, author of Afterparty.
- IGN interviews Jordan Gavaris and Graeme Manson, co-creators of Orphan Black.
- The News & Record interviews Veronica Roth, author of Divergent.
- Nicky Peacock interviews William Meikle, author of Broken Sigil.
- The Qwillery interviews Will Storr, author of The Hunter and the Howling of Killian Lone.
- Smithsonian Magazine interviews Patrick Stewart on His Craft, 21st-Century Science and Robots
- Teleread profiles Emmi Itaranta, author of The Memory of Water.
- TTBook.org interviews Kim Stanley Robinson, author of 2312 on the politics of science fiction.
- TTBook.org interviews Samuel R. Delany on Race and Sex in Sci Fi.
- Americans Predict a Future Like Science Fiction in a recent Pew Research survey.
- Happiness Study Says Library Trips Are As Good As A Pay Raise
- Patrick Rothfuss has announced his next book, The Slow Regard of Silent Things.
- Nerdy is the norm: Utah ranks first in country as nerdiest state
- SFWA’s Kevin O’Donnell, Jr. Service to SFWA award goes to Michael Armstrong.
- Star Wars Rewrites History: Books, Comics No Longer Canon.
Events & Event News
- AETHERIUM – a skirmish level miniatures board game set in a cyber-mindscape where the world changes with the will of the players. (Ends this week.)
- Man vs. Apocalypse – The Apocalypse has come! Which one? All of them! You and your friends must gather survivors and endure each disaster! You have become a survivor in a struggling world, gathering a band of survivors to forge for survival.
- 5 New Doctor Who Monsters in Need of a Return
- 10 Awesome Comic Book TV Shows Currently in Development
- 12 Fundamentals Of Writing The Other: respectfully write characters that aren’t you.
- AI Experts weigh in on The Reality Behind The Sci-Fi Thriller Transcendence
- A.M. Dellamonica asks Are editors still needed in this age of self-publishing?
- Agents of Geek discusses Orphan Black and explains Why It Works. The Daily Dot whole-heartedly agrees and weighs in with its own explanation of Why we need a show like Orphan Black right now.
- Bitch Flicks pours some serious consideration into Doctor Who and the Women
- Bookworm Blues contemplates questions of Science Fiction and the Human Condition.
- The Definitive Oral History of Mystery Science Theater 3000 — Extended Version!
- Diversity Is Not Enough: Race, Power, Publishing “The publishing industry looks a lot like these best-selling teenage dystopias: white and full of people destroying each other to survive.”
- Doctor Who TV wonders How could a New Doctor Who Movie Work?
- Experts Discuss The Psychology of Cult TV Shows At WonderCon
- A few days ago, the critic Matt Seitz wrote a valuable, provocative, and deliciously finger-jabbing manifesto, arguing that TV and film critics concentrate too much on plot and character and theme and don’t write enough about visual craft. The New Yorker responds with Cahiers du Buffy.
- Finally, a Book That Blends Shakespeare With Monster Bondage Sex
- From Dragonwriter, Smart Poppresents “Annie and Horses.”
- From Seven Seasons of Buffy, Smart Pop presents “Unseen Horrors & Shadowy Manipulations.”
- Gainesville.com’s Rob Ryan argues that There are not too many comic book movies.
- Has life in the age of casual magic made moviegoers numb to the amazing?
- Here be dragons: the science of the flying fiery reptiles: With prominent examples including Game of Thrones and the Hobbit films, it’s clear dragons are as popular as ever. But why is there this widespread affection for a fictional species that couldn’t possibly exist … or could they?
- How America’s Leading Science Fiction Authors Are Shaping Your Future: The literary genre isn’t meant to predict the future, but implausible ideas that fire inventors’ imaginations often come true
- How To Be Prolific: Guidelines For Getting It Done From Joss Whedon. “The writer-producer-director who made Much Ado About Nothing while editing The Avengers, and who’ll return to TV this fall with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., knows a bit about “getting things done.””
- Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Definitive Oral History of a TV Masterpiece
- The science behind Transcendence is not so far-fetched
- Science fiction evolves from fantasy to reality
- The science of Transcendence isn’t just fiction—it’s terrifyingly real
- The science of writing SF: For anyone embarking on their first adventures in this kind of writing, these guides offer very useful pointers and warning signs.
- Spear’s asks what is the worst literary dystopia to live in?
- The Telegraph names the Best sci-fi and fantasy novels of all time.
- Why Sci-Fi Keeps Imagining the Subjugation of White People: As much as the genre imagines the future, it also remixes the past—often by envisioning Western-style imperialism visited on the Western world.
- Mondo recently released a chilling new Prometheus poster.
- Nothing says eternal love like TaunTaun intestines!
- This life-sized Dalek stands at a height of five feet, four inches and was built entirely of Legos.
More Fun Stuff
- 13 Choice Quotes From George R.R. Martin’s Rolling Stone Interview
- Blasting Mars with Missiles Is the Latest Hope for Finding Martian Life
- Check out The 3D Printer That Serves Dinner.
- Chernobyl’s Bugs: The Art And Science Of Life After Nuclear Fallout
- Cover reveal: Check out the first four novels in the new Star Wars canon.
- Harry Potter Fans, Rejoice! You Can Now Take Hogwarts Classes Online
- I can only hope that I will one day I too will marry a woman who will help me murder zombies.
- Rest in Peace, Favorite Characters.
- Take the Read It 1st Pledge: Solemnly swear to read the book before you see the movie.
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