SF/F/H Link Post for 2014-07-24
Interviews & Profiles
- Blastr interviews Daniel Wilson, author of Robopocalypse.
- British Council interviews Neil Gaiman on radio drama, online piracy and social media.
- Bull Spec interviews Deborah Harkness, author of The Book of Life.
- HeyUGuys interviews Wes Ball, director of The Maze.
- In an appearance at Powell’s City of Books, Terry Brooks discusses The High Druid’s Blade.
- Kirkus Book Reviews interviews Diana Gabaldon, author of Written in My Own Heart’s Blood.
- Literary Escapism interviews Cheryl Brooks, author of Rebel.
- My Bookish Ways interviews Sarah McCarry, author of Dirty Wings.
- Tor.com interviews Adam Christopher and Chuck Wendig, authors of Hang Wire and Mockingbird.
- The Vulture interviews Bronson Pinchot on audiobooks.
- BitTorrent Is Making a Sci-Fi Show About a Techno Future Where We Use BitTorrent
- Syfy Partners With Nick Cannon for Sci-Fi Improv Series
Events & Event News
- 28 Things To Do and See at Comic-Con That Aren’t Movie, TV or Comics Panels
- William Shatner Headlines Celebrity Guests At Wizard World Nashville Comic Con, September 26-28
- Crimson Banner: Divested World – Futuristic sci-fi novel dealing with loss, courage, and salvation.
- Outerlands: The Series – A sci-fi web series featuring lady scientists and time travel.
- Movie Review: Lucy: mindless and mixed up, but propulsive and fun – first look review
- 7 reasons we can’t wait for Star Wars: Episode VII
- 12 Ways Game of Thrones Can Make You Feel Better About Your Life, none of which are the rapid validation of fan theories through the swift, efficient publication of timely sequels.
- 40 Acres and a Cubicle examines the trope of The Last Black Man in science fiction.
- According to Lock In, How You Feel About the Internet Now is How You’ll Feel About Robots Later.
- Astrosaurs author Steve Cole explains how Douglas Adams’ novels and Doctor Who scripts taught him the meaning of science fiction comedy
- BoingBoing reflects on How Harry Potter shaped a generation
- Den of Geek breaks down Why The Terminator is a horror classic.
- Do Women Rule Science Fiction? asks Ignite Channel
- Dune Endures: “Perhaps one explanation for Dune’s lack of true fandom among science-fiction fans is the absence from its pages of two staples of the genre: robots and computers. This is not an oversight on Herbert’s part but, rather, a clever authorial decision.”
- Feminist Science Fiction Is the Best Thing Ever, proclaims Motherboard.
- The Galaxy Express offers this Epic Post On My Love from Another Star
- Harken to the sad tale of one Robin Williams, who just wants to be in a Batman movie.
- How Marvel built the perfect Guardians of the Galaxy team
- I, Origins Went To Insane Lengths To Get Its Science Right, but what does it say about Hollywood when “insanity” is the first word that comes to mind when a movie gets its science right?
- Iris Scans And Reincarnation: The Science And Spirituality Behind I Origins
- Just Another Crazed Narnia Fan: A Smart Pop Books essay from Through the Wardrobe.
- Kirkus Book Reviews suggest some Recent Ecological Fiction to enjoy in the heat of summer.
- Lucy’s Based on Bad Science, and 6 More (not-so-secret) Secrets About the Film
- Neatorama reminds us of Six Ways Movies Are Wrong About Space.
- The sci-fi comedy classic Galaxy Quest is turning 15. Here’s the untold Oral History of its making.
- Science fiction takes over London as Worldcon and Nine Worlds land: With two of the biggest events on the world SF calendar coming to town this August, others are racing to join in
- Still looking for something to read poolside? Try this Young Adult Summer Reading Flow Chart.
- Synecdoche, New York: A Philosophical Analysis by Being Charlie Kaufman
- This Wonderful Novel Could Be the First Steampunk Tale
- Tor editior Jenni Hill explains Why I love Hugo Award-nominated Neptune’s Brood.
- Two Horror Writers Explain How Co-Authoring Made Their Novel Scarier
- Voting the Categories: A Guide to the 2014 Hugo Novelette Finalists
- The Week conducts a scientific fact-check of 2001: A Space Odyssey
- What If George R.R. Martin Wrote The Script for Star Wars 7?
- Why Peter Capaldi has a bigger challenge than any Doctor Who in history
- Snowpiercer is delightful as a kids book. Wilfred! Wilfred! Wilfred!
- You can count on this Hoth Sweater to keep you warm and virginal
More Fun Stuff
- 10 fresh takes on the Doctor Who theme music
- Are Dreams Interactions Between Quantum Parallel Worlds? If so, I have to tell you right now that, somewhere, there’s a world of evil clown we all need to begin worrying about. Also, there may be a world where I’m never wearing pants.
- The Biology of the Sarlacc According to a Real Biologist
- Buzz Aldrin Has a “Get Your Ass to Mars” T-Shirt. Squeeee!
- Darth Vader is polling higher than all potential 2016 presidential candidates
- First Poster for Neill Blomkamp’s Sci-fi Comedy Chappie Spotted at Comic-Con
- If Chewie were a Unimog: The Hot Wheels Star Wars Cars
- Infographic: The Cost Of Living On The Moon
- Newly discovered planet is an ice giant. Thor seen reaching for his hammer.
- Quiz: can you identify these movie space ships?
- Watch a trailer for the 70s sci-fi Space Station 76.
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