SF/F/H Link Post for 2014-05-01
Interviews & Profiles
- Ginger Nuts of Horror interviews Paul Flewitt, author of the novella “Poor Jeffrey.”
- My Bookish Ways interviews Jay Posey, author of Morningside Fall.
- Nerdist interviews Marjorie Liu, author of Labyrinth of Stars.
- Nicky Peacock interviews William Meikle, author of Broken Sigil.
- Omnivoracious interviews Ann Brashares, author of The Here and Now.
- Orbit Books interviews James S. A. Corey, author of The Churn.
- The Qwillery interviews James L. Sutter, author of The Redemption Engine.
- Science Book a Day interviews Cassandra Rose Clarke, author of The Mad Scientist’s Daughter.
- SFFWorld interviews Brian McClellan, author of Promise of Blood.
- SFFWorld interviews Jay Posey, author of Morningside Fall.
- Almost Human Cancelled by FOX. Brace yourself for the coming storm of Firefly comparisons.
- Amazing Stories announces Classic Reprints from FuturesPastEditions.
- Author of the Book Gravity Sues Warner Bros.
- Unseen Octavia E Butler stories have been recovered. They’ll be Published in June!
- SyFy Bringing Oni’s Alien Thriller “Comic Letter 44″ To TV
- Warner Bros. Wins Lawsuit Claiming It Stole The Matrix. The judge notes that allusions to Christ are generally not protected by copyright.
- Wright Quits SFWA, Torgersen To Follow
Events & Event News
- Frankenstein in Baghdad wins Arab fiction prize, the Arab world’s top prize for fiction.
- The SFWA has announced the 2014 Andre Norton Award committee.
- BIG FUTURE: Scale Model Fueled Sci-Fi Film – a new universe made with ILM pros using the unbeatable real-world special effects techniques of the late 70s/early 80s.
- Cataclysm – a post-human art book of miniatures, exploring a world after humans.
- Cthulhu ABCs – A Lovecraft-inspired Cthulhu ABC book for people of all ages.
- Review: Prose & Conversation: Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
- 7 Movies to Watch Now to Get to Know the Cast of Star Wars: Episode VII
- 10 Classic Sci-Fi Movies With Better Effects Than Modern Films
- 20 Summer Movies You Absolutely Can Not Miss
- Amazing Stories weighs in on Bloc Voting The Hugo Awards – Death Of A Thousand Cuts
- America deserves better superheroes: Peter Parker was always an outsider—but studios are too risk-averse to explore what that really means today.
- The AudioBookaneers offers its weekly round-up of audiobook releases for the last week of April.
- Can Your Robot Do This? Sure we are getting close to The Singularity, but certainly there are some things that robots just won’t be able to do.
- Charlie Stross reconsiders The prospects of the Space and Freedom Party.
- Every Human in Star Wars is Really a Humanoid Bee
- Following the controversy, there’s Not much comfort in Hugo, Nebula Awards.
- Gimbling in the Wabe: LitStack ponders the question What is a Writer?
- Great Expectations for Daisy Ridley, the First Star Wars Disney Princess. Star Wars: Episode VII Cast Announced — What Does it Mean for Our Daughters and Sons?
- The Hollywood Reporter breaks down the First Cast Photo from Star Wars: Episode VII
- The Hollywood Reporter on Being Faithful to the Original Star Wars Casting
- How Star Wars Director J.J. Abrams Kept the Cast Secret
- In 1985, comic artist Alison Bechdel did a strip called “The Rule” in which she laid down the criteria for an informal examination of gender equity in movies, but is there A Bechdel Test for Books?
- J.J. Abrams Still To Cast One Major Female Role In New Star Wars Trilogy
- Julie Kagawa, author of the Blood of Eden and Iron Fey series, lists her five favorite YA heroines, in no particular order, and reveals why they resonate with her.
- Kirkus Book Reviews suggests The Best Speculative Fiction Reads for May.
- LitReactor examines The Archetypes of Hayao Miyazaki characters.
- Malinda Lo On fictional characters, free will, belief, and identity.
- Malinda Lo asks Should white people write about people of color?
- Orphan Black returns: Digital Spy recaps the Season 2 premiere’s big questions
- Stacked shares trends reported at the Texas Library Association annual conference.
- The story behind The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North
- So, about that Seekrit Project I’ve been working on… N.K. Jemisin reveals her next book.
- Ten Reasons Why You Should Be Reading Rivers of London Right Now…
- Tor.com rounds up Fantasy, Genre Bender, and Science Fiction titles coming in May.
- Victor Gischler, the author of Ink Mage, discusses Your Female Protagonist and You.
- Zardoz: an appreciation: Often forgotten and unfairly maligned, John Boorman’s foray into science fiction following Deliverance is full of astonishing imagery.
- The Geek Art Gallery has galleries of photos of Lego versions of a Star Wars XS Freighter, Venator Star Destroyer, and Eclipse Class Super Star Destroyer, plus a detailed replica of Serenity.
- Taxidermied teacup tauntaun made from antique ram’s head
- These Are the Stormtrooper Sculptures You’re Looking For
More Fun Stuff
- Cover reveal: The Slow Regard of Silent Things by Patrick Rothfuss
- Infographic: 10 Confirmed Exoplanets That Could Be The Next Earth
- Read an excerpt of Cyador’s Heirs by L. E. Modesitt Jr. at Tor.com.
- Read an excerpt of Midnight Crossroad by Charlaine Harris at Gallancz.
- Read an excerpt of Rogue Code by Mark Russinovich at Tor.com.
- Read an excerpt of Shield and Crocus by Michael R Underwood at Tor.com.
- Read an excerpt of Son of the Morning by Mark Adler at Gallancz.
- Read an excerpt of The Witch With No Name by Kim Harrison at the author’s website.
- Smithsonian Magazine takes us inside the Science of an Amazing New Surgery Called Deep Brain Stimulation: The most futuristic medical treatment ever imagined is now a reality
- Terminator-Style Liquid Metal Is Being Used To Repair Severed Nerves in Animals
- Watch Arthur Darvill sing A “Doctor Who” Version Of Frozen’s “Let It Go”
- Watch as Stephen Colbert explains why he doesn’t Like the New Star Wars Cast on Vulture.
- Watch the newest Godzilla Trailer on YouTube.
- Wobbly Alien Planets Could Be More Likely To Host Life According To NASA Study.
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