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SF Tidbits for 12/04/07

  • The latest Tor newsletter features the story behind Philip K. Dick’s previously unpublished novel, Voices From the Street, by the book’s Editor, David G. Hartwell, who says: “Over the next two decades, the posthumous film career of Philip K. Dick really took off and is still flying. And Vintage published everything, in the end, but the mainstream novels. So I have been able to fulfill one of my last personal goals by publishing trade editions of some of the mainstream novels at Tor, and indeed bringing the last unpublished one, Voices from the Street, out for the first time ever.” (Tor has an book excerpt.)
  • The Tor newsletter also interviews Richard Matheson, author of I Am Legend. “Yes, Stephen King has said that I Am Legend was one of his main influences – it got him thinking the way he does…”
  • Green Man Review looks back at 20 years of The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror anthology.
  • Solaris publishing sent a press release announcing publication of a new anthology from Nick Gevers: Extraordinary Engines: The Definitive Steampunk Anthology.
  • In a new ShatnerVision video, William Shatner talks about his writing, specifically his Star Trek: Academy book series he co-wrote with Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens. [via Trek Today]
  • IllusionTV interviews Laurell K. Hamilton, author of the Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter series.
  • New at ManyBooks.net: “The Circle of Zero” by Stanley G. Weinbaum, “Summit” by D.M. Reynolds, and “Old Man” by Daniel Keys Moran.
  • Matthew Jarpe talks about sequelitis and how, no, Radio Freefall won’t have a sequel despite its ending.
  • Remember those old science fiction books that had cigarette advertisements in them? Here’s a New York Times article that talks about them. [via BookNinja]
  • Blog@Nesarama has video of Al Roker visiting the set of The Dark Knight and interviewinmg stars Christian Bale (Batman/Bruce Wayne), Aaron Eckhart (Harvey Dent/Two Face) and Director Christopher Nolan.
  • SciFi Catholic rounds up a bushel of Golden Compass links.
  • SFX interviews George Takei (Star Trek, Heroes). “[Gene Rodenberry’s] philosophy was that television is a rich, wonderful medium that was being wasted. It can be certainly entertaining but it can also be informative.”
  • Cynical-C points us to this damn, dirty Planet of the Apes Timeline.
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4 Comments on SF Tidbits for 12/04/07

  1. A steampunk anthology? I am so there! πŸ™‚

  2. Uh, I hate to nitpick but “Guilty Pleasures” is the name of the first book in the “Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter” series. It, itself, is not the name of the series…

  3. Thanks, Pete. And thank goodness for you love of erotic vampire fiction. πŸ™‚

  4. Uh, I hate to nitpick but I think you meant “your” love of …

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