SF/F/H Link Post for 2014-08-27
Interviews & Profiles
- A Backwards Story interviews Ellen Hopkins, author of Rumble.
- CBR interviews Dylan Todd, co-author of “2299.”
- Diabolical Plots interviews Rhiannon Held, author of Silver.
- Literary Escapism interviews Jami Gray, author of Hunted by the Past.
- My Bookish Ways interviews Ben Peek, author of The Godless.
- The Qwillery interviews Timothy S. Johnston, author of The Freezer.
- Reddit recently hosted an AMA for interviews Peter Watts, author of Echopraxia.
- Suvudu interviews Patrick Swenson, author of The Ultra Thin Man.
- The European Science Fiction Society (ESFS) Hall of Fame Awards and Spirit of Dedication Awards winners were announced at Shamrokon, the 36th Eurocon, August 24, 2014 in Dublin, Ireland.
- The numbers are in.. and “Deep Breath” was the most watched Who opener since 2010.
- Ridley Scott Says Blade Runner Sequel Is Written
- Syfy orders 10 episode space opera The Expanse for 2015. Am I the only one who dies a little inside every time SyFy gets its claws on the rights to another great book?
Events & Event News
- Gallery 1988 announces Joss Whedon-inspired art exhibit this September. Los Angeles art gallery “Gallery 1988″ will host a Joss Whedon-inspired exhibit on September 5, 2014.
- Jim Zub and Chip Zdarsky appear at Third Eye Comics in Annapolis, MD on Saturday, September 13th from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM to celebrate the launch of Wayward#1! RSVP on Facebook!
- Peter Mayhew scheduled to appear at Baltimore Comic-Con
- Star Wars Multimedia Shared Universe Is Coming
- Strange Lands at Film Society of Lincoln Center
- 2014 Young Explorer’s Adventure Guide: Tales of Science Fiction for a Middle Grade Audience. Foster the love of SF in a new generation.
- Neil Gaiman And Paul Cornell Are Just Two Reasons To Kickstart Uncanny Magazine
- Book Review: The New York Times calls David Mitchell’s new novel, The Bone Clocks, his most ambitious novel, which is significant because his other novels, which include Cloud Atlas and Ghostwritten are fairly ambitious.
- Book Review: The LA Review of Books calls Echopraxia “Ferociously Intellectual Pulp Writing”
- 12 Reasons to Read and Love Terry Pratchett’s Discworld, as if you need it explained.
- The AV Club provides a guide to the worlds of China Miéville!
- Blastr ranks each Doctor’s premiere episodes, including “Deep Breath!”
- Can Automata’s rise of the robots bring science fiction to life? Science fiction’s big ideas don’t translate well to the screen – either smothered in syrup by directors (A.I.) or played for laughs (Starship Troopers). Does the latest Antonio Banderas robot blockbuster mark a new dawn?
- Claire Napier of Women Write about Comics examines the Male Gaze in Anime and Manga.
- Crichton Travels in Time: A History of History from Smart Pop Books.
- ComicBookMovie.com explains 10 Reasons why Guardians of the Galaxy Sucked!
- Computers and History: CTOvision.com looks Beyond Science Fiction
- Fangirl Nation offers some suggestions as to The Geeky Goodness of Middle Grade Fantasy
- Here’s a heartfelt account of the importance of Clarion.
- How the growing generation gap is changing the face of fandom
- In “Who’s Afraid Of The Daleks?” io9 wonders if the Doctor’s old enemy still frightens audiences.
- Is Star Wars Christian or Anti-Christian? Should the Force be with you?
- It’s Ridiculous To Say Science Fiction Books Aren’t Based On Real Life
- Jeff VanderMeer talks to a gaggle of fantasy authors about influence!
- My Accidental Set Visit: Ant-Man Begins Shooting In San Francisco’s Bum-Filled Tenderloin
- Playboy explains The Wonderful problem with Terry Giliam.
- Sci-Fi Author Ann Leckie Makes Science Fiction History With Debut Novel, Ancillary Justice.
- Sci-Fi Meets Murder Mystery in Image Comics’ “The Fuse”
- Tor.com has posted its monthly round-up of September Fantasy Fiction and Science Fiction.
- Why The Maze Runner Celebrates Friendship Instead Of Romance
- Dave Perillo Gives Fans A Slew Of Awesome New Prints From Gallery 1988’s Latest Exhibit.
- See The Earliest Illustration of Shelley’s Frankenstein For Yourself
More Fun Stuff
- 30 Fantastic Sci-Fi Themed T-Shirts For The Budding Time Traveler
- All three volumes of The Feynman Lectures on Physics are now online. A fantastic resource for anyone interested in Feynman or physics in general.
- Funko Announces Science Fiction Mystery Minis
- Massive robot brain currently downloading the entire Internet. Doom.
- Read an excerpt from Radiant (The Towers Trilogy) by Karina Sumner-Smith at My Bookish Ways.
- Read an excerpt from Firebug by Lish McBride at Tor.com.
- Roger Ebert Talks 2001 in 30-Minute Arthur C. Clarke Interview and TV Specials
- Scientists Found a Way to Email Brain Waves. Spam’s about to become a real headache.
- Star Wars: Episode VII Cast And Crew Take The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
- Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the new TARDIS
- Watch Abiogenesis, A Stunningly Beautiful Short Sci-Fi Film About Transforming Robots
- Watch a trailer for Interstellar
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