SF/F/H Link Post for 2014-07-21
Interviews & Profiles
- A.R. Silverberry interviews Robin Lythgoe, author of As the Crow Flies.
- Bleeding Cool interviews Matt Reeves, director of Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes.
- Diabolical Plots interviews Michael Swanwick, author of The Mongolian Wizard.
- My Bookish Ways interviews Adam Nevill, author of The House of Small Shadows.
- Paste interviews Brit Marling, star of I, Origins on the Future of Science Fiction.
- Startrek.com interviews Tony Amendola, guest star of Star Trek: Voyager and Stargate SG-1.
- Tor.com interviews Craig Cormick, author of The Shadow Master.
- USA TODAY interviews Rachel Bach, author of Fortune’s Pawn.
- Vulture interviews Karin Konoval, who portrays Maurice in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.
- We Got This Covered interviews director Mike Cahill and actress Brit Marling, author of I Origins.
- Announcing the winner of the 2014 Manly Wade Wellman Award
- Star Wars Episode VII Plot Details Revealed!
- Steve Duin eulogizes Frank Robinson, king of the pulps
Events & Event News
- The Functional Nerds will be the Media Guests of Honor at Capricon, February 12-15th.
- Sci-Fi and fantasy convention, “DetCon1,” is coming to Detroit.
- Other Fragile Things – Award-winning OSR Performance Ensemble brings the creepy, unlikely, bittersweet, macabre & beautiful world of Neil Gaiman to the stage.
- RISE – a film about a robot insurgency in the future. In the near future, sentient robots are targeted for elimination after they develop emotional symmetry to humans.
- Book Review: The Liberty Voice calls Earthman Jack vs. The Ghost Planet by Matthew Kadish a fast paced, science fiction tale which is an action packed cinematic read.
- Book Review: Paul Di Filippo reviews Scott Nicolay and Rhys Hughes
- Movie Review: Mike Cahill’s I Origins Is Subtle Sci-Fi That Doesn’t Play Out How You Would Expect
- TV Review: ScienceFiction.com weighs in on The Lottery Pilot Episode
- 10 Good Movies Ruined By Terrible Endings, as chosen by ScreenRant
- Astronaut Who Walked On The Moon: “It Was Science Fiction To Us“
- Banking on the Hugos: Neptune’s Brood by Charles Stross
- The case of the dueling Dungeons & Dragons documentaries: The Verge takes a look at how a contentious split turned one film for the game’s 40th anniversary into two
- Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Calcifies the New Era of the Post-Human Blockbuster
- “Don’t trust the robots”: A letter from journalism’s future?
- The dystopia next door: Fosters reflects on Lois Lowry’s classic, The Giver.
- From human extinction to super intelligence, two futurists explain at The Conversation
- Gender Role Reversal in Farscape: Mad Space Science and Mad Soldier Skills
- How NASA Would Have Handled a Failed Apollo 11
- How Western civilization ended, circa 2014
- I, Origins Is A Prequel To A Screenplay Sold To Fox Searchlight in 2011
- The Library is Not a “Netflix” for Books. It’s a false comparison because it reduces wthat a library is.
- Jon Michaud writes Dungeons & Dragons Saved My Life
- The Lottery: why there are no winners in Lifetime’s dystopian drama. Despite some cool translucent phones and one hot dude it’s basically The X-Files with frozen lumps of cells instead of aliens
- My FDL offers Some words about Star Wars
- Planet of the Apes 3?: Where Should the Series Go Next?
- A Science Fiction Reading List from Pulitzer Prize winning critic Michael Dirda.
- Snowpiercer Should Have Been The Breakout Blockbuster Of The Summer, so what went wrong?
- Solace in Sci-Fi: Strong Female Roles Abound: Gigi Edgley, from the sci-fi series Farscape, talks strong female characters, geek girl culture, and the new female Thor in a video at TakePart.
- Tor.com recommends Late July New Releases in British Genre Fiction Hitlist.
- Tor.com remembers James Herbert’s The Rats and The Fog
- This speculation on How long would Batman last in the real world? is basically micro-fan fiction.
- What Blockbusters Still Get Wrong About Women, according to the Vulture.
- What Should Be Done to Achieve Radical Life Extension?
- Why We Should Be Careful About Adopting Social Robots
More Fun Stuff
- 1981 Ad for the Starlog Photo Guidebooks
- Amazing holographic smartphone looks like science fiction
- Could This Lunar Cave Provide Shelter for a Future Moon Colony?
- Dune, Recreated with Gummi Candies
- Ellen Datlow shares a gallery of photos from the Sofia Samatar and Victor LaValle book reading.
- Have you ever wondered why Neil Armstrong’s Spacesuit was Made by a Bra Manufacturer? Because astronauts need a lot of lift! *Rimshot*
- Read an excerpt from A Better World by Marcus Sakey at Live Science.
- Saturday Night on Zeta is a web comic from VICE
- Star Trek “Warp Engine” Used To Crush Diamond For Science
- Suddenly, the sun is eerily quiet. Too quiet.
- What if the 12 Doctors of Doctor Who were Americans?
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