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SF Tidbits for 12/22/07

  • Del Rey has an interview Josh Conviser, author of Empyre . “Empyre is spy-fi — cyberpunk spiced with Bourne Identity-style intrigue. “
  • At SciFi Wire, John Joseph Adams profiles Joel Shepherd, author of Killswitch.
  • Wired Science interviews Greg Bear.
  • John Dalmas has been added to the list of sf/f authors who blog. (Thanks, Fred!)
  • Recently free fiction at ManyBooks.net: “Instinct” (1959) by George O. Smith, “Unborn Tomorrow” (1969) and “Revolution” (1960) by Mack Reynolds, “The Short Life” (1955) by Francis Donovan, and “Beyond Pandora” (1962) by Robert J. Martin.
  • Let’s hope that this article on homeopathy is the last time that science fiction and America’s Funniest Home Videos are used together: “And yet, we really like science fiction. We like to believe in magical solutions and discoveries that break the mold – that there could be something out there that we find that no one else has thought of yet, or observed, or harnessed. This drive to discover is a wonderful force for investigation and scientific advancement, but it is a double edged sword. The other side can result in irrational beliefs, magical thinking, and snake oil science.”
  • Here is a list of 10 Science Fiction Clichés to Avoid.
  • Larry at OF Blog of the Fallen rounds up a collection of “Best of the year” lists. This is the only time of the year that I am an optimist. Under the false impression that the holidays will leave me enough time to read, I plan on posting my Best Reads of the Year in early January.
  • Artist John Picacio shows off his cover for Jeffrey Ford’s Memoranda, part of his Well-Built City trilogy. When all three covers (The Physiognomy, Memoranda, & The Beyond) are placed side-by-side-by-side, it creates a larger image, which Picacio and Ford will post soon. Cool.
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John DeNardo is the Managing Editor at SF Signal and a columnist at Kirkus Reviews. He also likes bagels. So there.

2 Comments on SF Tidbits for 12/22/07

  1. Anyone else having trouble with the John Dalmas link today?

  2. Thanks, Jim. That would be the result of my URL typo. Whew, for a second there, I thought I’d get through the end of the year without another tidbit mistake. 🙂

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