SF/F/H Link Post for 2014-07-03
Interviews & Profiles
- Beauty in Ruins interviews Bev Allen, author of Jabin.
- Ginger Nuts of Horror interviews Rich Hawkins, author of The Last Plague.
- Lawrence M. Schoen interviews Karen Joy Fowler, author of Sarah Canary.
- Lawrence M. Schoen interviews Mike Brotherton, author of Spider Star.
- Trekcore interviews Patrick McKay and J.D. Payne, screenwriters of Star Trek 3.
- The Strain Will Replace Eyeball Billboards That Freaked Out Children And Pansies
Events & Event News
- Cory Doctorow, sci-fi writer and tech activist, to speak at in Washington County, Oregon
- Martha Wells will appear at Convergence Con in Bloomington, MN July 3-6.
- Astronomy A to Z – an ABC book for iPads that exposes children to a astronomy. For iPad.
- Crisis Averted 2.0 – a Sci-Fi Card Game in which Players take on the role of a Cybernetic Being that has been sent to our world to protect it from the Construct. Players will take turns devising scenarios and finding a solution to the Crisis with the Powers available to them in their hand.
- Book Review: Nicky Peacock reviews The Silver Sickle by Ellie Ann
- 14 Incredible Sci-Fi Movies That Have Nothing to Do With Outer Space
- AllVoices names its choices for the Top five sci-fi and horror TV shows of all time.
- Den of Geek looks back at 50 brilliant movie opening credits sequences
- Does the Galaxy Really Need a Sequel to The People Vs. George Lucas ?
- Faster Than Light: Space Invasions and The Age of Sail
- Flavorwire names the The Foreign Graphic Novels Behind 10 Films
- In Defense of Genre: Why Literary Fiction advocates need to reassess their snobbery.
- Kevin Lucia has guest post on The Inter-connectivity of Being and Clifton Heights, NY.
- Mining the Data: Genre and Gender at Fantasy Faction.
- Neil deGrasse Tyson criticizes some of the scientific inconsistencies in The Terminator.
- Omnivoracious names its picks for The Best YA Books of 2014 So Far
- Seth Shostak is betting coffee on finding aliens within 25 years
- A Song Of Ice And Fire: exploring the fan theories
- STAR WARS Meets GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY – The Prequel Version
- Stephen Hawking wary of artificial intelligence. Finally! A scientist who knows what up.
- Topless Robot suggests 9 New Clones That Orphan Black Needs Right Now, but the Slave Leia cosplay clone still didn’t make the cut. Is NO ONE reading my forum posts?
- Under the Skin and Her: Reflections on Intimations of Post-Humanity. Minimalist in style and substance, patient not flashy, observant not driven, pared-down to a single thread of events and unifying theme, Under the Skin is an example of a new genre of science fiction.
- Why 9 Awesome Directors Surprisingly Turned Down Star Wars
- Why Orphan Black Is Important: It may be sci-fi, but it’s as real as it gets.
More Fun Stuff
- Climate change the solution to the Fermi paradox? Probably not, but it’s chilling to contemplate.
- Darpa chips to implant false memories: there’s a war for your mind.
- Download your own Oblivion Drone Papercraft Model
- The first exoskeleton wearers might be the wheelchair bound. Maybe the first superheroes, too.
- The military now has X-ray guns. Move along, citizen…
- Queen Elizabeth II Visits Westeros to see how thrones should be done.
- Read an excerpt from Burn Out by Kristi Helvig at Egmont USA.
- Read an excerpt from The Rhesus Chart by Charlie Stross at the author’s website.
- Read an excerpt from The Time Roads by Beth Bernobich at the author’s website.
- Robot Newscasters, So Eventually They Can Report Their Own Domination
- Robot restaurants and sci-fi kitchens: How tech is changing the way we eat.
- Robot Torture: Is it OK to torture a robot? To lock a Roomba in the closet all day? To kick a Furby or decapitate a Pleo? Kate Darling thinks we might consider legally protecting robots from abuse in the same way we protect animals.
- Well, All Right, Starchild, The Mothership Is Back
- We’re Not Ready for Robots: The U.S. government, an insider argues, is ill-equipped for a world of automated warfare. There need to be more sci-fi novels on this topic, because this bears thought.
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