SF/F/H Link Post for 2014-05-14
Interviews & Profiles
- Adventures in SciFi Publishing interviews the authors and editors from Ragnarok Publications.
- Club Jade interviews Greg Weisman, author of Rain of the Ghosts.
- The Functional Nerds interviews Katherine Addison, author of The Goblin Emperor.
- Lightspeed Magazine interviews Nisi Shawl, author of “Deep End.”
- Lightspeed Magazine interviews Peter Mohrbacher, a concept artist featured in Spectrum annuals.
- Lightspeed Magazine interviews Rajan Khanna, author of “Second Hand.”
- My Bookish Ways interviews Walter Jury, author of Scan.
- Nicky Peacock interviews Ainslie Hogarth, author of The Lonely.
- Short Story Review interviews Rachel Swirsky, author of How the World Became Quiet.
- Tor.com interviews Sophia McDougall, author of Mars Evacuees.
- Tor.com interviews Vonda McIntyre, author of The Search for Spock.
- Tor Books interviews Jeff VanderMeer, author of Veniss Underground.
- Urban Fantasy Investigations interviews A.G. Liam, author of Dark Incidence.
- Alien artist H.R. Giger dead at 74.
- Fox is remaking the film version of Alien Nation. We’re either excited or disgusted.
- Harry Potter Spinoff Fantastic Beasts to Hit Theaters Nov. 18, 2016
Events & Event News
- Ann Leckie shares Some News About the Hugo Voter Packet
- FantasyCon is set to Epically Redefine Geek Conventions
- Hugo-nominated authors blame Orbit for withholding their books from voters’ package
- John Scalzi offers some Notes on This Year’s Hugo Voter’s Packet.
- Free Diving – a new Israeli independent science fiction movie from the makers of the crowd-funded fantasy film “The Last Shepherd.” Get the full details on the film’s production blog.
- Speculate! – The Podcast for Writers, Readers, and Fans needs your help to keep operating.
- Book Review: The AudioBookaneers reviews You by Austin Grossman
- Book Review: The Little Red Reviewer reviews Defenders by Will McIntosh
- Book Review: The Lytherus praises the The Blood of Eden series by Julie Kagawa as an excellent young adult vampire series with urban fantasy & dystopian twists.
- Movie Review: The L.A. Times proclaims Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is a true television marvel.
- Amazon laments How Horror has Devolved in Popular Culture.
- Before there was Firefly, after there was Star Trek, in between there was Blake’s 7. The BBC’s dystopian space opera ran for four series, ended with arguably the bleakest finale in sci-fi, but never achieved popularity in proportion to its influence. To accompany its DVD release, documentary filmmaker Kevin Jon Davies prepared making-of videos covering everything you ever wanted to know about Blake’s 7. Series 1, Series 2, Series 3.
- Black Gate continues its History of Godzilla on Film with the Travesty and the Millennium Era.
- Doctor Who head honcho Steven Moffat has been discussing the age and the role of the Doctor, saying that the casting of an older actor in Peter Capaldi doesn’t have any significant effect on the character. He said that Capaldi’s take on the character will remain ”terribly boyish and young” and that traditionally handsome actors don’t fit the role as well.
- Having spent some time studying the legal system of Westeros, we feel we can give excellent advice: don’t be accused of a crime in Westeros.
- Here is the First Image Of Ben Affleck As Batman. It exudes a Frank Miller vibe.
- How Many Tribbles Were Onboard the Enterprise? Neatorama does the math.
- Idealog is Wondering whether printed books will outlast printed money, or football.
- Jonathan Strahan offers some advice on How To Find The Best New Science Fiction And Fantasy Stories.
- John Scalzi on The Big Idea: Rose Fox and Daniel José Older
- The Kindle Daily Post reflects upon Stainless Steel Visions and Carbonite Dreams.
- No sleep since Brooklyn: Daniel Jose Older offers an intricate essay on H.P. Lovecraft’s legacy.
- One Room With A View calls Star Wars: The Phantom Menace the Citizen Kane of awful movies.
- One Room With A View analyzes Fathers in super hero films: O Father, Where Art Thou?
- The Qwillery welcomes guest blogger Karen Heuler, author of Glorious Plague.
- There’s a reason that when people at the bar ask you, “If you could have any superpower, what would it be?” no one picks “the power to stop a watch.”
- Sci-Fi Bloggers wonder What’s With Fox and Science Fiction? (Elsewise entitled Why does Fox us?)
- Screen RobotWe should be wary of Star Wars VII’s reverential casting
- Colossal Creatures Intrude Cities in These Fantastic Illustrations by Kakotomirai
- More of the Vibrant Work of Alex Garner from Abduzeedo.
- “Telikos Protocol” by Andree Wallin at CoolVibe
- These Sci-fi Chinese porcelain plates from Calamityware feature landscapes populated by giant robots, flying dragons, and alien invasions.
More Fun Stuff
- Almost one in five British would have sex with a robot. I feel like that’s a low estimate.
- AMC has posted an all-new gallery of Halt and Catch Fire cast photos along with Behind the Scenes Photos from the fourth season of everyone’s favorite zombie series, The Walking Dead.
- Are the Jupiter Ascending flying boots proof that the Wachowski’s next film is fated to be a B-movie?
- A Cthulhuian Font you can Download And Use To Summon Strange Beings
- Good News, Space Heathens! The Pope Is Open to Baptizing Extra Terrestrials.
- Listen to “Love Buggery” by Matthew Sanborn Smith at Beware the Hairy Mango.
- Listen to the S&L Podcast wrap up their discussion of A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Leguin.
- MakeUseOf suggests 6 Space-Faring Alternatives To Eve Online.
- Read an excerpt from California Bones by Greg van Eekhout at Tor.com.
- Read an excerpt from Rogues edited by George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois at Fantasy Hotlist.
- Read an excerpt from Zombie, Indiana by Scott Kenemore at My Bookish Ways.
- A Tech Entrepreneur is Selling his Incredible Star Trek House For $35 Million. If you’ve got $35,000,000 and want your own Star Trek TNG bridge with Borg alcove then this is your lucky day!
- U.N. Report On Magical Realism Warns Of Incidences Of Women’s Tears Flooding The Entire World.
- Watch the most amazing animation of Saturn passing 60,000 miles from Earth you’ll see today.
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