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SF Tidbits for 6/6/08

  • The Agony Column podcast-interviews Lou Anders, editor of Pyr and the upcoming anthology Fast Forward 2.
  • At SciFi Wire, John Joseph Adams profiles Marilyn Kosmatka, co-author (with Eric Flint) of Time Spike.
  • Recently-free fiction at “The Great White Queen” by William le Queux (1897), a “Lost Race” tale.
  • Over at Fantasy Magazine, Jeremiah Tolbert contemplates the mainstreaming of science fiction on TV using Lost as an example: “I’m sure there are downsides to the mainstreaming of SF tropes. It makes us feel less special and unique, maybe. But as a working creative, I will just have to swallow my pride on that one. With this kind of potential for fans out there, it gives me hope that we could actually make a good living telling genre stories, and not just the ones marketed to an aging, increasingly conservative SF fanbase.”
  • John Scalzi talks about Selling Your SciFi Novel to Hollywood: “There is some trenchant irony in film being a catalyst for a writer’s work being taken seriously as literature, but this is science fiction we’re talking about, a form which most readers of serious literature write off as hackwork without actually bothering to read any (because they’re snobs, you see).”
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