SF/F/H Link Post for 2014-05-13
Interviews & Profiles
- Amazing Stories interviews Jorge Ramos, cover artist for Amazing Stories.
- Barnes and Noble interviews George Saunders, author of Congratulations, by the way.
- Beauty in Ruins interviews Timothy Baker, author of Path of the Dead.
- Bibliosanctum interviews Chris Willrich, author of The Silk Map.
- Bull Spec interviews Mary Robinette Kowal, author of Valour and Vanity.
- Ginger Nuts of Horror interviews Karen Heuler, author of Glorious Plague.
- Lawrence M. Schoen interviews Alethea Kontis, author of The Dark-Hunter Companion.
- The Little Red Reviewer interviews R. Leigh Hennig, editor of Bastion Magazine.
- My Bookish Ways interviews Roy Kesey, author of “Instituto” from The New Black.
- My Bookish Ways profiles Caroline Lawrence, author of the P.K. Pinkerton series.
- Notes from Coode Street interviews Joe Abercrombie, author of Half a King.
- The SFWA profiles Samuel R. Delany, who was named its 30th SFWA Grand Master in 2013.
- Tor.com interviews John Joseph Adams, author of Dead Man’s Hand.
- The 2013 Shirley Jackson Award nominees have been announced!
- Aurora in Four Voices – an audiobook anthology from author Catherine Asaro which includes the Nebula Award-winning story “Spacetime Pool” read by narrator Sylvia Roldán Dohi.
- Speculative Relationships – a science fiction romance comics anthology, featuring original short stories from exciting independent comics creators. In the mid-twentieth century, romance was most popular genre in comics, but they’ve all but died out. We think it is about time for a revival. We thought we’d breathe some new life into romance comics by mixing in some science fiction!
- Book Review: Bookworm Blues Sparrow Hill Road by Seanan McGuire
- Book Review: Paul Di Filippo reviews The Judge of Ages by John C. Wright at Locus Magazine.
- A. Lee Martinez dip into his Action Force mailbag to answer a question about book covers.
- Apex Publications offers some advice on Reading Diverse Speculative Fiction.
- Asimovs poses the question Was Jules Verne a Science Fiction Writer?
- The AudioBookaneers runs down this week’s top audiobook releases, including The Jupiter War.
- Bastion Magazine is a new monthly science fiction magazine. They’ve recently put out their second issue, and Little Red Reviewer share their thoughts on it.
- Eat or Be Eaten exhorts Sheila Williams in this month’s Asimov’s editorial.
- Five Reasons You Should Be Watching Continuum, none of which are killer robots (yet).
- The Galaxy Express discusses Cultural Diversity in SFR by Christie Meierz.
- The Great War was world’s first sci-fi war, says Pat Mills at the BBC.
- Is Christopher Nolan the most unfairly criticized filmmaker in Hollywood?
- Ari Marmell rails against the lack of denouement in modern horror films in a post on the Anatomy of an Ending: “You can have a happy ending. You can have a grim ending. You can have an ambiguous ending. You can have an open ending. All of those are fine in horror (but see point two). But guess what, guys? You still have to have some sort of ending!”
- My God, it’s horrible: For more than 40 years Quatermass has enthralled writers and movie-makers. Jonathan Jones explores that unholy power.
- Paste takes a stab at naming The 100 Best “B Movies” of All Time, but fails when it chooses to leave Tommy Wiseau’s cult classic The Room in the second slot.
- Steampunk author Stephen Hunt, author of The Court of the Air, discusses the route from page to screen when book and movie worlds collide in a guest post at SFX.
- Sympathy for the Devil: Author Steven M. Long discusses the Power of the Evil Protagonist.
- Tom Doyle discusses American Craftsmen and Books That Love Books in a guest post.
- Why it is not possible to regulate robots. TLDR: Surrender now to your inevitable death!
- Vintage Treasures: The Book of Skaith: The Adventures of Eric John Stark by Leigh Brackett
- Despicable Me Minions as Characters From “Uncanny X-Men” by Chuck Mullins
- Kerrith Johnson Casts Superheroes And Their Alter Egos In Motivational Posters Art
- “Mother of Dragons” by Anna Dittmann
- The Southern Reach Goes Retro with Covers by Matthew Revert
- Wallpaper of the Week by Lightfarm Studio
More Fun Stuff
- Cover Reveal: The World of Ice & Fire by George R.R. Martin
- Cover Reveal: The Mirror Empire by Kameron Hurley
- Cozy up with these Olde Book Pillow Classics from Nerd Approved.
- Dangerous Minds offers photos of David Bowie on location filming The Man Who Fell to Earth.
- How To Make A 12-Foot Inflatable Death Star by Make Magazine. Sadly, the tutorial offers no clues as to how to get your wife to let you keep it.
- How to tell you’re reading a gothic novel – in pictures.
- Infographic: Desolation of Smaug Numbers
- Infographic: The History of STAR TREK Phasers
- Listen to “Butteries” by Matthew Sanborn Smith at Beware the Hairy Mango.
- Listen to “The Emperor’s Old Grudge” by Matthew Sanborn Smith at Beware the Hairy Mango.
- Read an excerpt of “It’s Against the Law to Feed the Ducks” by Paul Tremblay from The New Black.
- Warner Bros. Releases Edge Of Tomorrow Game That Shows How To Take A Tagline Too Seriously
- Marie Brennan wants you to Design Your Own Dragon.
- You Can Visit An Alice In Wonderland Themed Hotel And It Looks Amazing
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