SF/F/H Link Post for 2014-08-16
Interviews & Profiles
- The Functional Nerds interviews Andrew Shaffer, author of How to Survive a Sharknado.
- Literary Escapism interviews Nikki Woolfolk, author of The Men of Summerly.
- My Bookish Ways interviews Nick Cole, author of Soda Pop Soldier.
- The New York Times interviews Terry Pratchett, author of Raising Steam.
- Nicky Peacock interviews Carina Adly MacKenzie, author of Eternal Night.
- The Qwillery interviews Sharona Muir, author of Invisible Beasts.
- Reddit recently held an AMA for Jaime Lee Moyer, author of A Barricade in Hell. (Highlights)
- Salon interviews Lev Grossman, author of The Magician’s Land.
- Slate interviews Lois Lowry, author of The Giver.
- Urban Fantasy Investigations interviews Torie James, author of Reclaiming the Rabbit Hole.
- USA Today interviews Diane Dooley, Heather Massey, “Kaz” Augustin of Sci-Fi Romance Quarterly.
- Aqueduct Press is proud to announce The Year’s Illustrious Feminist Science Fiction and Fantasy, our new anthology series dedicated to remarkable feminist speculative fiction.
- Latest Doctor Who Star Peter Capaldi Visits New York Premiere
- Producer Options Soul Catcher By Dune Author Frank Herbert
- Uncanny Magazine Announces Full Funding: Founders Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas, veteran editors of Apex magazine, have announced their intention to bring out stories that combine “astonishing ideas, strong characterization, gorgeous writing, and distinctive points of view from around the world.”
Events & Event News
- Winners of the 1939 Retro Hugo Awards were presented August 14, 2014 in a ceremony at Loncon 3, the 72nd World Science Fiction Convention.
- Martian Goods & Other Stories – a collection of short stories by sci-fi all set on a colonized Mars.
- Tenspotting- a heart-warming romantic comedy that’s a love letter to fandom and con culture.
- Book Review: Paul Di Filippo reviews Ben Bova’s New Frontiers
- Book Review: Strange Horizons on Emmi Itäranta: “the idea of a future archaeology delving into the objects we present-day people, and our successors, will leave behind, has been explored with care and insight by some of science fiction’s finest writers. But the subject has seldom been handled with the grace and style Emmi Itäranta has brought to her debut,Memory of Water.”
- Book Review: The Giver Manages to Feel Like a Dystopian Knock-Off Despite Inventing the Genre
- Movie Review: The Giver takes on more action, but something’s missing
- Movie Review: Salon calls The Giver a lukewarm dystopia that arrives years too late
- 16 quirky sci-fi flicks Guardians of the Galaxy fans should watch next
- All the Things I Didn’t Get When I Read The Giver as a Kid: Rereading the YA book as an adult.
- Are you becoming a robot? Teen books can still teach us about ethics Robots are turning up more and more in YA fiction, but as author Jack Heath argues, there has never been a better time for readers to explore what it means to be human.
- Business Insider explains Why The Giver Is One Of The Most Banned Books – Business Insider
- The Complete List: All the story Tropes You Will Find in a Dystopian Movie
- Eleventhstack suggests Great SF eAudiobooks for Your Commute
- The Greatest Fake Religion of All Time, remembered by io9.
- Guardians of the Galaxy, women writers and kicking down doors.
- Inside The Making Of The New “Dungeons & Dragons” A 40-year tradition reclaims its throne.
- Jamie Todd Rubin explains How UCR’s Eaton Collection Helped to Make Me a Science Fiction Writer
- The Left and Right Hands of Ursula K. Le Guin
- Sci-fi survival horror explores the dangers of caffeine: In a world where every human alive is addicted to caffeine, you must discover what became of the crew of a mining ship.
- The Star Wars Game You Need to Play While You Wait for Episode VII.
- We Need Dystopias Now More Than Ever argues Motherboard
- Why do so many parents try to remove Lois Lowry’s book from schools?
- Why Science Fiction Is A Natural Home For Ambiguity (Or Is It?)
- World Science Fiction Convention 2014 beams into London
- Joshua Budich is selling a Star Wars poster triptych to raise money for the Art v Cancer project.
- SAGA Stained Glass Window by Ravings Aside
More Fun Stuff
- Grootify anything with our new magic button!
- Is This What the New Stormtroopers Will Look Like? We hope so.
- Harvard Scientists Devise Robot Swarm That Can Work Together. First thing they do? Form the outline of a human corpse, then lie, saying it’s a wrench.
- Read an excerpt from A Vision of Fire by Gillian Anderson at USA Today.
- Romantic sci-fi geeks marry at a Space Centre.
- Watch a “Evening in Space” a beautiful sci-fi themed music video.
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