SF/F/H Link Post for 2014-05-15
Interviews & Profiles
- Diabolical Plots interviews J.A. White, author of The Thickety.
- Geek Art Gallery interviews illustrator Ian Miller about his new collection, The Art of Ian Miller.
- Ginger Nuts of Horror interviews Cynthia Sellers, author of Pale Hunter.
- Lightspeed Magazine interviews Rajan Khanna, author of “Second Hand.”
- My Bookish Ways interviews Craig DiLouie, author of Suffer the Children.
- My Bookish Ways interviews Micaela Morrissette, author of “The Familiars” from The New Black.
- Nicky Peacock interviews Jenn Bennett, author of Kindling the Moon.
- The Qwillery interviews Scott Kenemore, author of Zombie, Indiana.
- Reddit recently held an AMA for Jason Hough, author of The Plague Forge.
- Reddit recently held an AMA for Jon Favreau, director of Iron Man.
- Suvudu interviews Robin Hobb, author of Fool’s Assassin.
- Tor.com interviews James L. Sutter, author of The Redemption Engine.
- After The Fires Went Out: Descent is now Available as an eBook
- The winners of this year’s Spectrum Awards were announced at Spectrum Fantastic Art Live.
Events & Event News
- Forbidden Planet Megastore signing this Thursday May 15th with author Stephen Hunt.
- Survival – a sci-fi/thriller short film set in a war torn world where two brothers await the return of their father when a stranger exposes them for what they truly are.
- Virtuous: Celestial Wind – a futuristic book with somewhat of an old world cultural feel to it. From space ships to air fortresses, to knights, outlaws, humanoid demons, angels races. Mechs and genetically enhanced monsters called hellspawn. Even gods and goddess. Magic and technology are blended in perfectly in this story. This is more than just some regular science fiction and fantasy novel. It crosses genres with action, adventure, mixed with romance and comedy.
- Book Review: Bibliotropic reviews Unwrapped Sky by Rjurik Davidson
- 9 Game Of Thrones Moments That Actually Happened In History.
- Almost Human: the future tech we wish existed (and was offered by Apple.)
- Amazing Stories examines the Nebula Awards by the Numbers
- The Artful Collector: Building a Science Fiction/Fantasy Art Collection Today
- The AudioBookaneers rounds up this week’s audiobook releases, including Dead Man’s Hand.
- Been Curious as to What Heroes Reborn Was Going To Be About? Me neither, but someone at ScienceFiction.com has been. Evidently, the whole series hinges on the premise that everything past season one of the original series was terrible.
- Charlie Fletcher reflects on Getting Lost in a guest post for Orbit Books.
- Gail Carriger Answers 8 Questions About Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Books
- io9 suggests 10 Comic Books That Would Make Excellent TV Shows, but completely forgets “Saga,” which would be the trippiest television series ever.
- io9 explains Why You Can Never, Ever, Ever Make The Biggest Fans Happy, and by “you,” they mean anyone, but most especially J.J. Abrams, destroyer of canon.
- Jason Sanford’s SF/F good person of the day is Maurice Broaddus.
- Jeremiah Tolbert shares his thoughts on Writing Graphic Novels in a guest post at the SFWA.
- John DeNardo looks back at the long, proud tradition of Women in Space in genre fiction.
- Keith Brooke reveals “Three Things I Don’t Write (and Three Things I do).”
- Marianne de Pierres discusses the origins of her character, Nate Sixkiller, from Peacemaker.
- Oliver Keane of Medium gives consideration to the issues of Science Fiction’s Queer Problem.
- Scott Westerfeld encourages readers to Support Young Writers in his latest blog post.
- Screen Robot wonders Are franchises robbing films of their surprise?
- Want to Write Great Science Fiction? Read Classic Literature.
More Fun Stuff
- Get your very own Han Solo in Carbonite beach towel at ThinkGeek
- Listen to the short story “Scavenger Hunt” by Matthew Sanborn at Beware the Hairy Mango.
- Listen to the short story “Ray of Light” by Brad Torgersen at StarShipSofa.
- Lucid Dreaming Can Be Induced By Zapping Brains With Gamma Waves. Prepare for Inception!
- The Mathematics of Murder: Should a Robot Sacrifice Your Life to Save Two? “Buy our car, but be aware that it might drive over a cliff rather than hit a car with two people.”
- None of the UN Experts Debating Killer Robots Are Women, possibly because the women are rooting for the men and the robots to finally kill each other off so they can get a moment’s peace.
- Read an excerpt of Frozen Sky 2 by Jeff Carlson at io9.
- Read an excerpt of “The Milkman” by Michael J. Martineck at Tor.com.
- Read an excerpt of “Wrecking Party” by Alastair Reynolds at Tor.com.
- Upload a photo for a chance to win a Tricorder signed by all five Star Trek Captains from Qualcomm.
- Watch the animated short film Misadventure in Time at the Geek Art Gallery.
- Watch the international trailer for Lucy staring Scarlett Johansson and directed by Luc Besson.
- Watch a trailer for Warhammer 40,000 Chess Regicide at the Warhammer website.
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