SF/F/H Link Post for 2014-08-29
Interviews & Profiles
- Blinkbox interviews Deborah Harkness, author of The Book of Life.
- ComicBookResources interviews Scott and David Tipton, of the “Star Trek/Planet of the Apes”
- Dean Koontz interviews Dean Koontz, author of The City. No, that’s not a typo.
- Diabolical Plots interviews Mike Resnick, author of Masters of the Galaxy.
- Hyphen Magazine interviews Ken Liu, author of the Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy Awards -winning short story “The Paper Menagerie.”
- Ginger Nuts of Horror interviews Salome Jones, author of Cthulhu Lives.
- Kindle Daily Post interviews Josephine Angelini, author of Trial by Fire.
- Mindhut interviews Lev Grossman, author of Magician’s Land.
- Suvudu interviews Daryl Gregory, author of We Are All Completely Fine.
- Audible Releases Two Editions of Scalzi Novel
- Aldi takes Roald Dahl book off Australian shelves over the word slut. Supermarket acts after Facebook post complains about language in Revolting Rhymes but it now faces protests.
- Calling All Nerds! New Sci-Fi Museum Wants Your Designs
- English Teacher Under Investigation For Writing a Fiction Featuring School Shootings
Events & Event News
- Fighting Fantasy Fest 2014 is the world’s first convention dedicated to Fighting Fantasy Gamebooks, the phenomenon created by veterans of the games industry Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone. It is taking place on September 7th at the DoubleTree Hilton Hotel in Ealing, London.
- Novelist R.A. Salvatore appears at Towne Center Books in Collegeville, PA on Sept 29th at 7:00 PM
- Star Trek Live In Concert Series Headed To Australia
- Blackguards: Tales of Assassins, Mercenaries, and Rogues – Michael J. Sullivan, Lian Hearn, Mark Lawrence, David Dalglish, Carol Berg and many more have penned tales set in their various worlds.
- The Journey to Ohmani – a sci-fi, murder-mystery for young adults.
- Book Review: Guardian calls Acceptance by Jeff VanderMeer a “potent conclusion to SF trilogy.”
- Book Review: Locus Magazine reviews Echopraxia by Peter Watts
- Movie Review: The Congress, a Sci-Fi Hollywood Satire, Stars Robin Wright as Robin Wright
- Story Review: Kowal’s Hugo-winning Story, “The Lady Astronaut of Mars,” rises to the stars.
- 8 Funny Sci-Fi Books For Whovians
- 14 Sci-Fi And Fantasy Movies That Never Happened
- BBC remembers Arthur Conan Doyle’s eerie vision of the future of war
- BookWorm Blues recommends some Social SciFi titles.
- Don’t commit the 7 Deadly Sins Of Talking About Pop Culture
- The End is nigh: The rising popularity of the apocalypse in modern cinema
- io9 wonders Will We Ever Forgive George Lucas? My guess is not until after he’s dead.
- Love Female-Driven Movies? Stop Supporting Bad Ones Like Lucy emplores LA Weekly.
- Mobile game Ingress has implications straight out of science-fiction
- Outlander Fans should Check Out This New Interactive Map of Scotland
- Ray Bradbury’s Biographer: ‘He Was Who He Always Maintained He Was‘
- A real astronomer weighs in on finding habitable planets in Civilization: Beyond Earth.
- The top 10 best comic-book movie villains ever, as chosen by SciFi Now.
- Sci-fi is officially the genre with the weirdest hair, and SFx proves it with The 20 Worst Sci-Fi Wigs.
- Singularity or Transhumanism: What Word Should We Use to Discuss the Future?
- Tor.com remembers The Varied Life of Jack Vance.
- What the Stale Air Tastes Like: An Apocalyptic Overview from Fantasy Faction.
- Why the Future Never Gets the SF Right, according to Tor.
- Why Real Nerds Hate The Big Bang Theory (And Why You Should Too)
- Yes, People Still Read Movie Novelizations . . . And Write Them, Too, according to Vanity Fair.
- Brickjest is a recreation of Infinite Jest… in Lego! The Grauniad interviewed Kevin Griffin, who makes the recreations with his 11 year old son, Sebastian.
- “Fields of Trenzalore” OVERSIZED GLOW edition Doctor Who print from SpokeArt
- Miranda Dressler’s Richard Attenborough tribute
More Fun Stuff
- Frederator’s Cartoon Hangover presents a new cartoon, Blackford Manor by Jiwook Kim!
- NASA telescopes study giant galaxy – provide a glimpse at star creation in the early universe
- The Star Trek tricorder is one step closer to reality, two steps too far from being in my pocket.
- Visit the Mos Eisley Cantina with vintage looks behind the scenes at Star Wars
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