If you attended the Hugo ceremony, or watched it online , you will remember the video depicting Vincent creating the base. That video has now been released into the wild by the video’s director, John Davis (who also directed, among other things, Jimmy Neutron). When I spoke with Vincent, he told me that the protective eyewear he wears in the video are antiques, actually worn by smelters decades ago.
Check it out after the jump and see the marvelous close-ups of the awesome base.
If ever I saw a “buzz book” on the horizon, it has to be Jason M. Hough’s The Darwin Elevator, which I have to admit looks pretty darn cool. The idea of this being a book with a lot of buzz surrounding it is mostly because I have seen a review of the book we have in the pipeline, patently waiting for publication day. But it’s also because Hough’s trilogy (the Dire Earth Cycle) has two different publishers set to independently publish the trilogy: Del Rey in the U.S and Titan Books in the U.K. The series thus serves as a perfect opportunity to compare how two publishers are handling the publication. Read the rest of this entry
On the 28th of March 2013, Harper/Voyager will reprint 7 classic sf/f novels with beautiful minimalist covers to accompany the special minimalist-cover Collector’s Edition of The Hobbit that is out right now.
In episode 110 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester and Jaym Gates (continuing the discussion from Part 1) sit down with a mega panel of authors, editors and artists to discuss Sword and Sorcery for the modern reader.
Joseph Mallozzi names his November Book of the Month Club selection: Emissaries from the Dead by Adam-Troy Castro. Hmmm…might be a good excuse to read this. I’ve heard good things and have put it off far too long.
Gary Westfahl reviews Pandorum: “In order to appreciate Pandorum, then, one must ignore those silly mutants and instead focus solely on the shorter, better film they are viciously struggling to conceal.”
Kristine Kathryn Rusch offers another installment of her Freelancer’s Survival Guide with Patience.
From LifeHacker: Owners of Sony eReaders, users of the Stanza iPhone book reader, and anyone else with a device that reads the ePub format can now grab more than 1 million works from Google Books’ archives.
EVENT: As part of the Fantastic Fiction free reading series, Ellen Datlow and Matthew Kressel present Andrew Fox (The Good Humor Man and Calorie 3501) & Chris Genoa (Foop! and the upcoming Lick Your Neighbor) Wednesday September 16th, 7pm at KGB Bar in NYC.