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SF Tidbits for 12/28/07

  • Readers Voice interviews Ann VanderMeer, Editor of Weird Tales: “The fantasy element can give the writer the freedom to explore topics and ideas that may come across as too dogmatic in mainstream fiction. The best fantasy stories will take the reader someplace new and out of the ordinary. They will stick with the reader long after the story has been read. Whether it is a single character, an event or perhaps even the overall theme of the story, if you finish it wanting more yet are still satisfied, then the story works.”
  • Brandon Sanderson has written a FAQ on Memory of Light, the 12th and final volume of Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time fantasy series, which he has been commissioned to finish.
  • Grasping for the Wind has a version of Tobias Buckell’s Sly Mongoose video w/ sound added.
  • Free Fiction: BenG offers a list of books available on MobileRead sorted by genre.
  • More Bloggers list their Best of 2007:
  • Steven Spielberg’s Close Encounters of the Third Kind and Bob Zemeckis’ Back to the Future were added by the Library of Congress to its national registry because they are “culturally, historically or aesthetically” significant.
  • SciFi Wire lists some 2008 genre movies from 20th Century Fox (Jumper, Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who!, Shutter, Starship Dave, The Happening, and Babylon A.D.) and Disney (The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, WALL*E [w/ Pixar], South of the Border, Bolt, and Bedtime Stories).
  • Neat-o-rama has this cool retro X-Men poster by Eric Tan, the guy who did those retro WALL*E postcards.
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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.
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