SF/F/H Link Post for 2014-05-02
Interviews & Profiles
- ComicBook.com interviews Dave Schaub, animation director on Amazing Spider-Man 2. (Part 2)
- The Future And You interviews Hank Pellissier, author of 225 ways to increase or harm IQ.
- IGN interviews Donal Logue, the actor who portrays Detective Harvey Bullock in in FOX’s upcoming Batman prequel TV series, Gotham. “The 20 years before Batman it was so effed up that it needed a vigilante to come and save it.”
- Movies.ie interviews Gareth Edwards, director of the upcoming Godzilla.
- My Bookish Ways interviews Richard Thomas, author of The New Black.
- Nightmare Magazine interviews Darren Shan, author of Cirque Du Freak.
- Nightmare Magazine interviews Lucy A. Snyder, author of the short story “Magdala Amygdala.”
- The Qwillery interviews Marianne de Pierres, author of Peacemaker.
- SFFWorld interviews Brian McClellan, author of The Crimson Campaign.
- A&E Orders Remake of the French Zombie Drama The Returned.
- HodderSilver Launches with SFF Children’s Classics
- Science fiction turns to friction Ai Weiwei: Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei says he was misled into lending his name and image to an independent science-fiction film that sought to raise funds on the Kickstarter website. Now, Ai Weiwei Doesn’t Want You To See This Sci-Fi Movie He’s In.
Events & Event News
- The Bram Stoker Awards Weekend & 25th Anniversary will be held in Atlanta, May 7-10, 2015
- Buffy to Batgirl conference explores women in sci-fi and comics
- New science fiction museum to open in Washington, DC
- Sci-Fest: L.A.’s Science Fiction Theater Festival will be held May 6th – June 1st.
- Summer 2014 Museum Guide: Get Out And Do Science!
- Charlotte, Wander On. – A dark and poetic book of a young girl’s lonely trek through an apocalyptic world, seeking an answer. Charlotte, Wander On is the simple, yet emotionally-complex story of a young girl alone in a disastrous world, swarmed with terrifying creatures.
- Into the Dark – An Alexis Carew Novel – Science fiction meets Horatio Hornblower – a novel of a young girl from a colony planet joining the space navy as a midshipman.
- Book Review: Adventures in Sci Fi Publishing Range of Ghosts by Elizabeth Bear
- 6 Comic Book Dangers For DC’s Justice League, And How To Avoid Them
- 6 Unfilmable Books That Actually Got Made Into Movies, as picked by We Got this Covered.
- The 10 Must See Summer Movies of 2014
- 10 Questions From Science Fiction That We’re Glad Were Never Answered
- The 13 Biggest Changes from Superhero Comics to the Screen
- 60 years of Godzilla trailers say a lot about society’s worst fears
- Authentic Navy fleet dukes it out with Godzilla in the film’s latest remake.
- Christian Science Monitor looks ahead to 4 new trends for Young Adult novels.
- ComicBook.com points out the Easter Eggs and Marvel Comics References in “Nothing Personal”, this week’s episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
- Did Skye Just Become The Biggest Badass On Agents Of SHIELD ?
- Dread Central counts down the Top 11 Lovecraftian Horror Films.
- Finding Your Niche: On Genre Fiction and Indie Authors
- Hey Star Wars — Where the Hell Are the Women?, asks io9.
- The Hobbit: The Battle for Significance: “Last week it was announced that Peter Jackson will be changing the title of the final installment of The Hobbit from There and Back Again to The Battle of the Five Armies. This was done because, to paraphrase Jackson, the original title was more appropriate for the entire trilogy of movies, while the new title is more representative of the third movie’s content. Though, at this point, it may not matter what Jackson titles the movie.”
- How Captain America Made the Leap From the Museum to the Front Pages
- io9 has compiled a lost of The Summer’s Most Exciting Science Fiction and Fantasy Books
- Is The Star Wars: Episode 7 Cast Sexist? Episode 7 cast list is being called a “sausage fest.”
- Japan Thinks the New Godzilla Should Hit The Treadmill
- The Liberty Voice looks back at The Evolution of Godzilla.
- The New Straits Times debunks the Myth of the Young Adult label.
- On Thrones and S.H.I.E.L.D.S.: When Does a Character Become Irredeemable?
- The past bites: what has Deadly Curiosities author Gail Z. Martin been up to?
- Shatner Writing Science Fiction Novel and Taking Over the World
- Slate poses the question What Will Become of the Library?
- Syfy Is Finally Embracing Sci-Fi Again! Should we be hopeful, or will they just break our hearts?
- The Washington Post continues the discussion of The politics of science fiction.
- The Washington Post points out Disney’s biggest Star Wars mistake.
- When did the Hugos become the Dancing Bear Award?
- Where are all the heroines in YA fiction? They haven’t gone anywhere – they’re just hidden behind a curtain of Hollywood and publishing stereotypes, argues site member Firebird
- Where’s the female side of the Force in Star Wars VII? asks CNet.
- Why Is Zack Snyder The Only Director Of The DC Cinematic Universe?
- Kristin Centorcelli lists 20 May Reads That Will Knock Your Socks Off.
- Guy Turns Ford Explorer Into Jurassic Park Ford Explorer
- Infiltration Operation by Park Jong Won
- The Simpsons Do Philip K Dick, Lego-style
- Tardis Prime: the ultimate marriage of your childhood fandoms
More Fun Stuff
- Beware the Hairy Mango offers the short story “Mouse of Wax” by Matthew Sanborn.
- Groups want federal government to lead charge against high-tech death machines
- Fear not the ‘bot? As robots take jobs, experts ask if humans will keep up.
- Flying Car Moves from Science Fiction Toward Reality (More)
- Japan Has A Plan To Start Using Space-based Solar Power By The 2030s
- Makers Making The Sci-Fi Tricorder A Reality With VOXearch
- Robot ‘Code Of Ethics’ Could Move From Sci-Fi To Real Life
- Robots may need to include parental controls
- StarShipSofa has released episode 335, featuring “Number 73 Glad Avenue” by Suzanne J. Willis.
- Sword and Laser discusses JJ Abrams, the destroyer of canonicity in SciFi, with Bryan Benson.
- Watch the First Trailer for Halle Berry’s Sci-Fi Series Extant
- Watch a Star Wars Fan Guild Puts On a Lightsaber Show For Children’s Hospital.
- Watch a super geeky ode to science, I Love Science.
- Watch an animated documentary on the dragons of Middle Earth.
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