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SF Tidbits for 4/4/08

  • Yahoo has the new trailer for Hellboy II: The Golden Army. The first movie was a pleasant surprise…I’m crossing my fingers on this one.
  • ActuSf interviews David Brin, whose latest book is Sky Horizon.
  • At Omnivoracious, Jeff VanderMeer interviews Paolo Bacigalupi, author of the collection Pump Six an Other Stories. “like that there’s a clarity to short stories that tends to get lost when you write to a longer form.”
  • LCRW noticed this short interview in ForeWord Magazine with John Kessel and calls the money quote: “Q: If you could have any five people over for dinner, who would they be? A: Herman Melville, Jane Austen, Orson Welles, Richard Feynman, and Kate Beckinsale.”
  • Stainless Steel Droppings has A Baker’s Dozen of Neil Gaiman videos.
  • Speaking of Neil Gaiman, Subterranean Press has announced the young adult novel Interworld written by Gaiman and Michael Reaves. All of the profits from this limited edition will go to Mr. Reaves to help with his medical and daily living expenses.
  • Today’s cover Pr0n: Chris Roberson’s End of the Century with a cover by Dan Dos Santos. The book blends Dark Ages fantasy, gaslit mystery, and a modern-day jewel heist.
  • Make-Believe for Grown-Ups offers A Quick and Unofficial History of F&SF. [via F&SF Blog]
  • Richard Larson makes with the linkage and points us to this all-sf issue of Kirkus [PDF link].
  • Vulpes Libris looks at Genre Wars; as in “Science Fiction Versus Literary Fiction”. “In the quarrel between Genre and Literary Fiction, the stacks are weighed in the Literary Fiction’s favour if those writing in their genre who are respected by the literary establishment are ‘stolen away’ by Literary Fiction.”
  • Wil Wheaton agrees with John Scalzi on his general advice for meeting writers.
  • >Wired interviews BSG‘s Tricia Helfer.
  • The Daily P.O.P. shares a sneak peek at Doctor Who‘s new season.
  • Boston Globe‘s Joshua Glenn takes an in-depth look at the connection between Iron Man and the Black Sabbath song of the same name in his article We are Iron Man! A lowbrow literary mystery.
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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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