SF/F/H Link Post for 2014-07-14
Interviews & Profiles
- Entertainment Weekly interviews Cassandra Clare, author of City of Heavenly Fire.
- Functional Nerds interviews John Mierau, author of Walk the Fire.
- My Bookish Ways interviews Letitia Trent, author of Echo Lake.
- Nightmare Magazine interviews Dennis Etchison, author of “Talking in the Dark.”
- Psychology Today interviews Rich Lee, a Transhumanist Biohacker.
- The Qwillery interviews Thomas Sweterlitsch, author of Tomorrow and Tomorrow.
- SFFWorld interviews Gail Z. Martin, author of Deadly Curiosities.
- The Shirley Jackson Awards interviews Sam J. Miller of “57 Reasons for the Slate Quarry Suicides.”
- Tor.com interviews Paul Di Filippo, author of The Steampunk Trilogy.
- Joss Whedon’s Behind The Scenes Role On Guardians Of The Galaxy Revealed
Events & Event News
- Home World – a Sci Fi, military graphic novel written and drawn by Sean Douglas
- The Lost City of Tomorrow – an film noir steampunk sci-fi short about a film archive in space.
- Movie Review: The Original Reviews for The Empire Strikes Back
- 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Steampunk by Paul Di Filippo
- 8 Ways Planet of the Apes’ Director Is Saving Summer Blockbusters
- 2001: A Space Odyssey: New book commemorates film’s bold vision
- The AudioBookaneers offers their weekly round-up of audiobook releases.
- Books aren’t consumer goods, that is what’s wrong: Damien G. Walter considers John Connolly’s comment that “something has gone very wrong if we’ll pay $5 for a greeting card, $3 for gift wrap, but resent paying more than $2.99 for a book,” before concluding that “books have been so effectively repackaged as consumer goods that consumers now can’t see the qualitative difference between them and a venti cappuccino.”
- Buzz Aldrin makes the case for a one-way manned mission to Mars
- Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: Can the ape-pocalypse save Hollywood’s dreadful summer?
- Destroy All Monsters: Harry Potter Between This World And The Next
- Doctor Who TV contemplates the question of Why does the Doctor LOOK human?
- Does Star Wars: Episode VII Have To Advance Filmmaking Technology To Be A Good Movie?
- Energizing Political Futurism and Ethics via Sci-Fi
- Frank Cottrell Boyce: Who is Doctor Who’s Newest Writer?
- Halle Berry’s Extant: Should you watch?
- Lawrence Person has assembled a Science Fiction Necrology of notable science fiction figures who have died over the last 18 months
- The Life Mechanical: Ten Unsung Robots in Films
- On the ethics of vampire slaying in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. One writer makes a case for re-ensouling all vampires in the Buffyverse.
- Orphan Black’s Tatiana Maslany Don’t Need No Stinking Emmy
- Physics proves it: Legolas was a filthy elven liar. Great Job, Internet!
- Please Let This New Harry Potter Short Story Be the Last
- Publishers Are Warming to Fan Fiction, But Can It Go Mainstream?
- Who deserves the starring role in the film adaptation of The Martian?
- Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Fan-made Posters have started cropping up all around the internet. Some of them are markedly better than the official movie posters, like “Caesar’s Vengeance.”
- The Geek Art Gallery has posted a gallery of the art of Emmanuel Shiu
- “The Machine to End the War“
- Unique Scoop has posted a gallery of Old Scifi Art
More Fun Stuff
- Check out the Poster Art for Predestination, the latest time-travel movie.
- Cover reveal: Amazing Stories 35th Anniversary Issue
- Dubai’s Climate-Controlled Dome City Is a Dystopia Waiting to Happen
- The force is strong… in Gloucestershire: Cast and crew of the new Star Wars movie descends on Forest of Dean to film scenes for the hotly anticipated sci-fi sequel
- Future Military Jets Could Self-Heal, Shoot Lasers and 3D Print Drones
- Georgia WR Chris Conley is an unabashed Star Wars geek who set out to get some mock lightsaber battles going around campus, but one thing lead to another, and eventually, the project morphed into a fan film with ridiculously high production values.
- Minotaur humor is so rare, you really need to stop and appreciate it.
- Read an excerpt from The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey at The Wall Street Journal.
- Read an excerpt from Star Trek #35 from IDW at Major Spoilers.
- Sing-Along in the Star Wars Cantina
- US scientists believe colonizing Venus very possible
- When You Wish Upon A Death Star is a Shirtoid tee featuring the Death Star as the Disney logo.
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