SF/F/H Link Post for 2014-08-15
Interviews & Profiles
- The Boston Globe interviews Lois Lowry, author of The Giver.
- The Daily Beast interviews The Giver, author of The Giver.
- Lawrence M. Schoen interviews Leona Wisoker, author of Children of the Desert.
- The Mary Sue interviews John Patrick Lowrie and Ellen McLain, authors of Dancing with Eternity.
- My Bookish Ways interviews Patrick Swenson, author of The Ultra Thin Man.
- The Qwillery interviews Patrick Swenson, author of The Ultra Thin Man.
- Tor.com interviews Jess Row, author of The Train to Lo Wu.
- CONFIRMED! We’re getting a new season of cult sci-fi comedy Red Dwarf
- Crowdfunded gay sci-fi film raises over £22,000 in 30 days
- RIP Sci-fi legend Arlene Martel. Spock’s “Amok Time” bride T’Pring, dead at 78.
- Sophie Turner and Elle Fanning to Play Frankenstein’s Mary Shelley in Competing Biopics
- Star Wars is being filmed on the Welsh border, according to WalesOnline
Events & Event News
- Writer Jay Faerber appears at Beach Ball Comics on Wednesday, September 10th from 5:00 PM till 7:00 PM to celebrate the release of Copperhead! RSVP on Facebook
- Sci-fi convention Loncon 3 hyperdrives into the Excel Centre
- The Ter’roc: Evolution – a continuance of the most popular story from Ruins of the Mind, the science fiction anthology of short stories written by Jason P. Stadtlander.
- Tisquantum – A post-apocalyptic science fiction about a Man living in a hermetically sealed world. A world in which a large section of humanity has naively entrusted itself to the will of Artificial Intelligence in the age of the Technological Singularity.
- 10 great novels that will make you passionate about science
- 10 Movie Remakes We’re Glad Never Happened
- 15 Real-Life Scientists Share Their Favorite Science Fiction Books, Movies
- At Adventures in YA Publishing, Delilah Dawson lists 10 things you don’t need to be a writer.
- Badass Digest wonders What BattleStar Galactica Had To Say About Ferguson.
- Been There, Done That: Why We Keep Retelling Fairy Tales
- The Cultdom Collective: The Past, Present and Future of Cult Media.
- David Brin discusses Ways to make civilization robust.
- Extant Piles On The Scifi Tropes. After all, this is a show centered around a mysterious alien pregnancy. But even as it has backed away from Molly’s uterus, it has doubled down on the trope of a little robot boy becoming human.
- A guide to the weird words and worlds of China Miéville.
- How I Wrote It: Ben Mezrich, on His New Novel, Seven Wonders.
- Humans Need Not Apply: why we need to start preparing for a post-human economy.
- I Lived Through a Robot Insurrection in Virtual Reality, brags Motherboard’s Claire L. Evans.
- io9 has posted The Ultimate Guide to this Fall’s Science Fiction and Fantasy TV!.
- John DeNardo looks ahead to Upcoming Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Adaptations.
- Joss Whedon’s filmography: what’s been found, and what hasn’t. An exhaustive list of Joss’s produced, unproduced, and rumored scripts he has written throughout his career.
- Nalo Hopkinson is Concerned about the Eaton SF/F archive at UCR
- September 2014 Must Reads in Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror
- Stop Writing Dystopian Sci-Fi — It’s Making Us All Fear Technology
- Thomas Ligotti is no longer a secret, says an article in Vulture by Jeff VanderMeer, because of a Lovecraft eZine article. Thomas Ligotti was one of Weird Fiction’s best kept secrets…
- UC Riverside’s Eaton Science Fiction Collection is in danger from new management. Professor Nalo Hopkinson reports that the largest public collection of science fiction and fantasy is endangered by the library administration, who has alienated the staff and plans to reduce the size of the collection. But Tor.com asks Is The Eaton Collection of Science Fiction and Fantasy in Danger?
- Why The Giver Still Matters in a world of Hunger Games, Divergents and popular YA novels.
- Amazing Sci-Fi Movie Posters by Dean Walton
- Captain Picard Facepalm Cookies
- The Many Faces of Neil Gaiman
- Sci-Fi Planet Travel Posters by Dean Walton
More Fun Stuff
- This Astrophysicist Is Developing a Nuke For Killer Asteroids
- Frederator’s Cartoon Hangover presents a new cartoon, Spacebear by Andy Helms!
- Epic Reads, a YA video channel by Harper Collins, has a fun series called Book Nerd Problems. The videos are only a minute or so long, but they’re really funny – if you’re a book nerd. They cover such issues as reading in peace, trying to avoid spoilers, choosing between buying groceries and books, and lending books to friends.
- Read an excerpt from Five Portraits by Piers Anthony at Tor.com.
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