SF/F/H Link Post for 2014-07-19
Interviews & Profiles
- Beauty in Ruins interviews C. B. Harvey, author of Journal of the Plague Year.
- BullSpec interviews David B. Coe, author of A Plunder of Souls.
- Daryl Gregory of Locus Online interviews James Morrow, author of The Madonna and the Starship.
- Forces of Geek interviews Samit Basu, author of Resistance.
- IGN interviews Scarlett Johansson, who portrays the Black Widow in Avengers: Age of Ultron.
- Monday Night Live interviews Andrea Johnson, of The Little Red Reviewer.
- My Bookish Ways interviews Adam Nevill, author of House of Small Shadows.
- Shock Till You Drop interviews Guillermo del Toro, director of Crimson Peak.
- Suvudu interviews Joe Abercrombie, author of Half a King.
- Suvudu interviews Terry Brooks, author of The High Druid’s Blade.
- The Usual Questions interviews Lou Antonelli, author of The Clock Struck None.
- FBI warns driverless cars could be used as lethal weapons. I smell a sci-fi story in the works.
- Genesis SF Magazine Submissions Open
- The nominees for the 2014 Ignotus Awards (the “Spanish Hugos”) have been announced.
- The winner of the 2014 Manly Wade Wellman Award has been announced.
Events & Event News
- The 2014 Hugo Toastmasters Have Been Announced!
- BFI to boldly go all sci-fi with biggest ever themed season: Sci-fi: Days of Fear and Wonder celebrates ‘cinematic magic’ of genre, including more than 1,000 screenings across UK
- Loncon 3, the 72nd World Science Fiction Convention being held at ExCeL London from 14-18 August, has joined forces with the British Film Institute (BFI) to celebrate the UK’s long heritage of science fiction and the fantastic on television. The BFI has secured the rights for Loncon 3 to screen a variety of recently discovered archive classics and modern favourites including drama, SF anthology series, children’s serials, comedy, and documentaries.
- Rinn Reads announces Sci-Fi Month 2014
- Factions – a customizable world where every decision you make will have lasting consequences.
- The Last West: Volume Two – Spies, sacrifice, and a race to save the world fill the pages in this dramatic finale to the alternate-history thriller, The Last West!
- 9 Misconceptions About Space Travel, debunked by Dan Koboldt.
- 10 Actors Who Kept Their Characters Alive In Books After their TV Cancellation
- 13 Smart Movies That Make Us Feel Dumb, in honor of the release of I Origins.
- 10 best sci-fi films that can teach us the meaning of life, chosen by SciFiNow
- 2014 May Be the Best Year for Science Fiction Movies Ever
- Beyond Spectacular: Experiencing 2001 in 70mm; Interstellar is Next
- Cinefex delves deeper into the The Visual Effects of Snowpiercer.
- Den of Geek asks What does back to basics mean for Doctor Who?
- Fantasy and Studio Ghibli – Part Two: The Search for Identity (Part 1)
- The Future of Science Fiction Depends on Maintaining the Legacy of Its Past
- Here’s a handy glossary of all the Gods from Neil Gaiman’s American Gods. It’s a fascinating bit of reading that makes you wonder just how much research went into the book.
- The Huffington Post remembers Isaac Asimov’s Ridiculous Limericks.
- Identity Crisis, Part 9: The Legacy of Geek Women
- Joshua Palmatier, of Shattering the Ley, warns of the dangers of Losing Control of your Plot.
- Kirkus Reviews looks back at the masterpiece that is Frank Herbert’s Epic Dune Series
- Magic Mushrooms were the Inspiration for Frank Herbert’s Science Fiction Epic Dune. Sounds right.
- Mitch Benn On Suspending Disbelief in a guest blog on SFx.
- Publishers Are Warming to Fan Fiction, But Can It Go Mainstream?
- Science fiction through lens of racial inclusiveness
- Stephen King’s Reading List: 22 Books Recommended via Twitter
- That’s Craft with a C: Cooking the Books with Max Gladstone
- Screen Robot contemplates Reality and free will in The Matrix.
- Think you know robots? Think again, buddy. Philosophy & Film in Blade Runner.
- Virtual Reality Technology is The Evolution of Storytelling
- What if The Purge was real? The budding horror franchise doesn’t exactly stand up to scrutiny.
- Why Michael Bay is the most important director in Hollywood
More Fun Stuff
- Check out this photo of Deleted Wampa Attack Scene from EMPIRE STRIKES BACK
- Cover reveal: Dreams of Shadow and Smoke
- Download your own Geologic Map of Mars.
- Leonard Nimoy Reads Ray Bradbury Stories From The Martian Chronicles & The Illustrated Man
- The Machine Cities Of The Future May Resemble The Matrix
- Next Generation Telescopes Take Us Closer to Finding Alien Life
- Read an excerpt from Last Orders by Harry Turtledove at Suvudu.
- Read an excerpt from The Stolen by Bishop O’Connell at Harper Voyager Books.
- Scientists are afraid to talk about the robot apocalypse, and that’s a problem, says spokesman. Meanwhile, all I can talk about is the robot apocalypse, and that’s a problem, says my family.
- Star Wars 7 summons Stewart and Colbert for ultimate fan battle
- Watch a the deleted scene from I Origins that features a TEDx Talk.
- Watch a Documentary on the making of the Homeland audiobook with Wil Wheaton
- Watch a trailer for Credence, a crowdfunded sci-fi film featuring gay parent protagonists whose sexuality isn’t the focus. (Read more.)
- Watch a trailer for Sequestered starring Summer Glau.
- Watch a trailer for Sci-Fi: Days of Fear and Wonder.
- When owning a unique, $8 million dollar supercar isn’t enough for you, pimp it out zombie apo style
- Why Sir Patrick Stewart has become the ‘Undisputed King of Twitter‘
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