SF/F/H Link Post for 2014-08-30
Interviews & Profiles
- The Functional Nerds interview Sylvia Izzo Hunter, author of The Midnight Queen.
- Ginger Nuts of Horror interviews Oldrich Stibor, author of The Black Chronicle.
- Literary Escapism interviews Diana Pharaoh Francis, author of Trace of Magic.
- My Bookish Ways interviews Susan Klaus, author of Flight of the Golden Harpy.
- Reddit recently held an AMA for Luc Besson, director of The Fifth Element.
- Speculate! interviews Bill Willingham, author of Fables.
- Vulture interviews David Mitchell, author of Bone Clocks.
- The 2014 Baen Fantasy Adventure Award Winners have been announced.
- Blade Runner 2 and Prometheus 2 Scripts Are Finished. Movie-goers everywhere mourn.
Events & Event News
- Fan Expo 2014: Fandom arrives in Canada’s cosplay capital
- Tor.com offers this calendar of Steampunk Events for September 2014
- Designers & Dragons – Shannon Appelcline’s comprehensive, 4-volume history of the roleplaying!
- The Hum – a first person horror indie game thought as an immersive and frightening experience in a post-alien invasion universe
- Book Review: In Bone Clocks, David Mitchell ties his universes together (including Cloud Atlas)
- Book Review: Teen Drama? Occult Thriller? Gritty War Epic? Bone Clocks Is All Three
- Amazing Stories on reading The Goldfinch As Science Fiction
- Author Christopher Edge’s top 10 twisted histories
- AV Club offers A guide to the weird words and worlds of China Miéville
- Can comic-book TV shows please the fanboys (and fangirls)? Never.
- The Daily Iowan argues that Young adult dystopia is subverting satire.
- Despite dystopia-lit burnout, The Giver keeps on giving
- Entertainment Weekly has just caught on that Doctor Who is the saddest show on television.
- Everybody Lives: How Doctor Who Saved Science Fiction From Pessimism
- How NYC Would Respond to an Actual Stay Puft Marshmallow Man Attack
- Imagine if Gravity ended with Sandra Bullock having to fend off wolves for two days.
- Kameron Hurley of The Mirror Empire writes about Creative Creatures: Not Your Typical Houseplants in a guest post on the Qwillery.
- Outer Places remembers The Best and Worst of Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles
- Space Opera strikes up again for a new era: From Guardians of the Galaxy to Ancillary Justice, sci-fi is returning to alien worlds where distinctly earthly, political dramas play out
- Staffer’s Book Review Breaks Down the Hugos Careful Like
- StarTrek.com examines representations of anthropology in the Star Trek TV series in The Study of Humanity: Trek Edition – Across The Universe.
- Star Wars Episode 7: Will this trilogy follow a similar pattern to the other two?
- Terry Gilliam on 13 of His Most Difficult Scenes
- Tor.com explains how Darth Vader is Kind of a Time Traveler
- Tor.com has posted its monthly list of September Releases in Paranormal and Urban Fantasy.
- We’ve Reached Peak Dystopia, But Is It Possible to Imagine Utopia Anymore?
More Fun Stuff
- Don’t forget, Solving Problems in Space helps technology on Earth.
- Full-size Tardis replica turned into outdoor toilet at pub. Here come the Doctor Loo jokes.
- NASA Reveals Top Three Designs for Future Mars Homes
- The Pentagon Made A Graphic Novel To Unveil Its Proposed Stealth Tank, which is not surprising. What is startling is the analysis: “They do show the GXV in numerous urban warfare situations, or deploying behind enemy lines by helicopter. If these are the hypothetical battlefields guiding the Pentagon’s future tank design, this suggests that the military is anticipating a future of armored warfare as different from WW II and Desert Storm as D-Day was from Waterloo and Cannae.”
- Read an excerpt from A Curse Awakened by Cecy Robson at The Qwillery .
- Watch a trailer for the “Jeff Bridges-as-Gandalf Movie” Seventh Son
- What Lit Up The Universe? Astronomers May Be On The Brink Of An Answer
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