SF/F/H Link Post for 2014-08-28
Interviews & Profiles
- Adventures in Scifi Publishing interviews Lou Anders, author of Thrones and Bones.
- Blinkbox interviews Lauren Beukes, author of Broken Monsters.
- The Mary Sue interviews Charlie McDowell, director of the sci-fi rom-com The One I Love.
- Publishers Weekly interviews Lev Grossman, author of The Magician’s Land.
- SFX interviews John Hornor Jacobs, author of The Incorruptibles.
- Tor.com interviews Rod Duncan, author of The Bullet-Catcher’s Daughter.
- Warwick interviews M John Harrison, author of Nova Swing.
- Doctor Who comes to Minecraft on Xbox
- Neil Gaiman will be releasing a new anthology called Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances through William Morrow on February 03, 2015. Gaiman revealed on his Tumblr page that he is “finishing the very last short story of the next collection RIGHT NOW. Everything else has been written: the stories, the introduction, all that…”
- Explaining Cthulhu to Grandma and Other Stories – a short story collection by Alex Shvartsman
- Sky Child – a YA Dystopian book in the spirit of Hunger Games, Divergent and Maze Runner.
- TV Review: The Digital Times calls Outlander “Sci-Fi Royalty”
- 7 weirdly inspiring spots in Detroit: Lauren Beukes’ research on Detroit for her novel Broken Monsters took her to some very strange places…
- The 10 Dark, Gritty Rules of Dystopian Science Fiction
- 10 great superhero films not adapted from comic books
- AudioBookaneers has posted this week’s Audiobook Releases, including Heart of Iron.
- Author Josephine Angelini’s shares a list of her favorite road trip books
- Brit Sci-Fi author Alastair Reynolds says MS Word ‘drives me to distraction‘ in Twitter gripe.
- Can sci-fi save the romantic comedy? asks The Week. As Hollywood abandons the once-lucrative genre, moviegoers craving a good love story would be wise to start with science fiction.
- Charlie N. Holmberg, author of “The Paper Magician”, discusses the makings of her alternate early 20th century England, where magicians cast spells through man-made materials.
- A Cure for Our Deflated Sense of The Future
- Damsels no more: Guardians of the Galaxy and the Dawn of the female superhero
- Doctor Who: Deep Breath, identity, and furious mirrors
- End of Summer Gift Ideas for Sci-Fi Fans and Comic Nerds
- Gene Roddenberry and 5 other sci-fi “inventors” whose products are now real
- The Huffington Post suggests 7 Trilogies That Are As Good As Lord Of The Rings that suffers for lack of a Tad Williams reference.
- Randall Munroe of the XKCD webcomic is releasing his book of Weird Science, What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions, next week!
- A science fiction author ponders the dystopic landscape of the sovereign citizen mind.
- Screen Robot picks the Best-looking films of the 21st century, and they’re mostly sci-fi flicks.
- Snowpiercer Is Already Appealing For Oscar Consideration
- Warner Bros. Wants DC Comics Movies To Cut Out The Funny and Be More Serious
- Why We Still Want To See Superhero Movies That Make Us Laugh
- Will We Ever Have a “Star Wars Moment” in Pop Culture Again?
- Wired explains How Movies Manipulate Your Brain to Keep You Entertained
- Women Conquered Sci-Fi and Fantasy While You Weren’t Looking, says Bustle.
- Chess Set Imagined As a Fleet of Military Vehicles by Concept Artist Luke Mancini
- Samurai Cyborg, as envisioned by Ali Roku
- See the World’s End with These Wallpapers of Dystopian Ruins
More Fun Stuff
- The Genre Poetry Round-Up August 2014 is live on Amazing Stories!
- Geoengineering creeps from sci-fi to reality
- Henry Cavill & Amy Adams Take The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in costume
- Killer robots a small step away and must be outlawed, says top UN official. Finally, someone’s taking notice. Let’s all pray it’s not too late.
- An MIT economist explains why robots aren’t stealing all our jobs.
- Territory Studio reveals a glimpse into how the studio helped Guardians of the Galaxy characters interact with computer graphics and interfaces on the big screen…
- Watch a trailer for Daniel Radcliffe’s Horns
- Watch a trailer for Young Ones, Starring Michael Shannon and Nicholas Hoult
- Why Isn’t Science Cloning People? The Science Of Sci-Fi On Dweebcast.
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