SF/F/H Link Post for 2014-08-26
Interviews & Profiles
- AR Silverberry interviews Lynette White, author of The Enemy Within.
- Fantasy-Faction interviews Patrick Rothfuss, author of The Slow Regard of Silent Things.
- Fantasy-Faction interviews Abigail Nathan of Bothersome Words Writing and Editing Services. (Pt 2)
- Ginger Nuts of Horror interviews Alyssa Hubbard, author of Humans and Their Creations.
- Kody Boye interviews Zachary Jernigan, author of No Return.
- Literary Escapism interviews Andra Watkins, author of To Live Forever.
- Nicky Peacock interviews Maggie LaCroix, author of Zombified.
- ScienceFiction.com interviews Jenna Coleman, the actor who portrays Clara on Doctor Who.
- Tor.com interviews Patrick Swenson, author of The Ultra Thin Man.
- Trish Thacker interviews Seanan McGuire, author of One Salt Sea.
- Sadly, Bull Spec has ceased production of its print magazine after returning the rights to the pending issue’s fiction and refunding pre-orders payments; however, Bull Spec WILL continue as an online presence with its unusual reviews interviews, and more.
- Sci Phi Journal Calls for Submissions of Sci-Fi Fiction and Nonfiction
- Steven Spielberg Planning Minority Report Television Series. Will it be another Almost Human?
Events & Event News
- If you’re in NYC, trek to The Way Station for Astronomy on Tap, a night where you can drink some delicious beer and learn things about space. Perfect.
- Lauren Beukes will discuss and sign her lastest novel, Broken Monsters at Book Soup in Hollywood on Wednesday September 17, 2014 at 7:00 PM!
- Home: Return to Earth – Sent to post-Nuclear War Earth, an expedition team discovers that a horrific form of life has taken up residence. Will anyone survive?
- SHADOWS a short film – In 2037 the government use all digital technology for surveillance and control over the population who are on the brink of a revolution
- The Singularity – a dark comedy about a woman on her last egg who inseminates herself with dark matter before her window to get pregnant closes forever.
- Audiobook Review: Cory Doctorow rates Lewis Shiner’s Glimpses as one of the all-time great rock-n-roll novels, right up there with George RR Martin’s stupendous Armageddon Rag. It’s now available as an audiobook, and he’s delighted.
- 10 Self Published Science Fiction & Fantasy Authors Speak Out On Indie Publishing
- 28 Stories Nominated for the 2014 Hugo, Nebula, Sturgeon, and World Fantasy Awards That You Can Read Now without the aid of either pants or a credit card. (Online for Free) I’m sold!
- BFI picks the 10 great films about aliens visiting Earth.
- Can Sci-Fi Romance Imagine Its Way Out of the Patriarchy?
- CNN remembers Star Trek legend who became NASA’s ‘secret weapon’
- A Cure for Our Deflated Sense of The Future
- The Daily Dot takes a look at How the growing generation gap is changing the face of fandom.
- Doctor Who might be tired and self-important, but Capaldi’s Doctor is intriguing
- Doctor Who: Peter Capaldi can stay but Steven Moffat needs to go
- Doctor Who TV counts down the Top Post-Regeneration Doctor Who Stories (Part 2)
- Enough with the Dystopias, Already implores the Slog.
- The Exploding Spaceship Recommends Some Good UK Books for US Holiday-goers
- Flavorwire tries to pick the The Greatest Ray Bradbury Adaptations, but fails for the same reason you can’t rank ice cream flavors – they’re all wonderful.
- The Hardest Part: Lou Anders on Frostborn
- The Enchanted Inkpot: Lou Anders on Child of Two Cultures.
- Hiroshi Sakurazaka on how reality and video games changed his fiction
- It’s Non-Convergent!: Ranking The 5 Nerdiest Futurama Episodes Ever
- It’s Ridiculous To Say Science Fiction Books Aren’t Based On Real Life
- Lit Reactor On Tom Cruise and Time Travel Stories
- Over at The Vulture, Adam Sternbergh asks why utopian novels aren’t a thing anymore. He provides some historical context. My guess? Too few action sequences involved in a Utopia.
- Ray Bradbury: The Best Writing Teacher You Could Ever Have
- Sci-fi and fantasy authors reveal truths in the strangest fiction
- The Taxonomy of Genre: Science Fiction as Supergenre.
- Ten things you should know about H.P. Lovecraft
- The Trumpet wonders Will Mankind Ever Reach the Stars?
- Utopia or Dystopia considers The Philosophy Behind Elysium
- Why Sci-Fi and Genre Shows Always Get the Emmy Cold-Shoulder
- The 4 Fundamental Forces and the Laws of Motion as minimalist posters by Justin VanGenderen
- Jurassic Park fan poster by Tom Mac
- Pixar’s WALL-E and EVE Redesigned as More Advanced, Apple-esque Robots by Rafael Benedicto
More Fun Stuff
- This Little Girl’s Reaction To A Rocket Launch Will Make Your Week
- The retro cult around Fighting Fantasy gamebooks.
- Scalzi’s new sci-fi thriller Lock In gets a theme song
- Seabed mining – from science fiction to reality: Far from being science fiction this newest frontier in mineral exploitation only needs adaptation.
- Star Trek To Inspire New Communicators For First Responders
- Watch the Geaorge RR Martin ice bucket challenge. Winter is Commmmming!
- Watch a trailer for the Antonio Banderas sci-fi film Automata. Pajiba calls it Chillingly Brilliant.
- Watch a trailer for the sci-fi western called Young Ones
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