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SF Tidbits for 1/8/08

  • Focus on Science Fiction and Fantasy interviews John Hemry (a.k.a. Jack Campbell), author of The Lost Fleet novels. “I think SF has a good future as long as it doesn’t take itself too seriously. By that I mean it has to remain focused on telling the story, rather than trying to be Literary.”
  • At SciFi Wire, John Joseph Adams profiles Hal Duncan (Vellum).
  • Fast Forward podcast-interviews Tobias Buckell (Ragamuffin).
  • John Scalzi reveals the spoilery ending of Zoe’s Tale. Or not.
  • The Guardian asks: “Why do critics still sneer at sci-fi?” and looks at The Demolished Man by Alfred Bester: “Science fiction writers are dismissed by the mainstream, but for mind-expanding ideas and sheer narrative excitement the genre is hard to beat.”
  • Strange Horizons takes a look back at 2007 with contributions from Graham Sleight, Paul Raven, Nader Elhefnawy, Victoria Hoyle, Paul Kincaid, Richard Larson, Laura Blackwell, Iain Clark, L. Timmel Duchamp, Martin Lewis, Tony Keen, Lisa Goldstein, Gwyneth Jones, Michael Levy, Jonathan McCalmont, Abigail Nussbaum, Nicola Clarke, Donna Royston, David Soyka, Adam Roberts and Tim Phipps.
  • Becca Bacon Martin of The Morning News paper in Arkansas finds wisdom in the words of Robert A. Heinlein.
  • Now posted: David Langford’s Ansible 246 for January 2008.
  • Great White Snark offers this list of Top 5 Celebrities Likely to be Mistaken for Zombies. Of course, any such list that does not include Iggy Pop and every member of the Rolling Stones is highly suspect…
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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 1/8/08

  1. joshua corning // January 8, 2008 at 2:12 am //

    Of course, any such list that does not include Iggy Pop and every member of the Rolling Stones is highly suspect…

    If you are a zombie you cannot be mistaken for one.

  2. I’ve never claimed to write anything that’s not highly suspect.

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