SF & Fantasy

Throwback Thursday: George R. R. Martin & A Visit


George R. R. Martin & Kathy Speakman
My mother, Kathy, passed away on April 16th. She was a remarkable woman in ways I won’t go into here as it is not the right time or place.
This morning though, I went looking for pictures, her Celebration of Life coming up in a couple of weeks. One of [...]

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Slate Publishes New Paolo Bacigalupi Story: ‘Mika Model’


Slate Publishes New Paolo Bacigalupi Story: ‘Mika Model’

The story, Mika Model, asks if it is a crime or product liability issue if an artificially intelligent being commits a murder. There’s shades of Isaac Asimov’s I, Robot here, but Bacigalupi does something completely with the premise. It’s a disturbing and thought-provoking story. If you’ve never read Bacigalupi’s stuff, then I think you’ll find to be a good introduction to the kind of material he writes.

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SF & Fantasy

2016 Hugo Award & Campbell Award Finalists Announced


2016 Hugo Award & Campbell Award Finalists Announced

The finalists for the 2016 Hugo Awards and John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer were announced on April 26, 2016!

Great writers and great writing being recognized. Details here!

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DEL REY BOOKS AND BLIZZARD ENTERTAINMENT, INC. ANNOUNCE STARCRAFT®: EVOLUTION BY TIMOTHY ZAHN


In StarCraft: Evolution, the war between the terrans, the protoss, and the zerg has been over for years, but the fight for peace is still being waged. As the Terran Dominion struggles to recover from the ravages of war, Emperor Valerian Mengsk has no intention of ruling in the same bloody manner as his father, the late Arcturus. Instead of seeking vengeance, Valerian is determined to maintain the peace. So when he receives an urgent plea for aid from Zagara, Overqueen of the savage zerg Swarm, he agrees to hear her case despite his personal misgivings and the severe disapproval of Hierarch Artanis of the protoss.

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A Conversation with YACHT’s Claire L. Evans: Musician, Writer, Sci-Fi Visionary


Claire L. Evans is a co-member, along with collaborator Jona Bechtolt, and lead vocalist for electronic music act/conceptual art piece/spiritual belief system YACHT, a science journalist who can be seen at vice.com, essayist, science-fiction editor: Just when you think you’ve got a handle on who she is, you discover yet another side to this creative virtuoso. I was fortunate to catch Evans and her bandmates live and in concert opening for French dream pop band M83 earlier this month, and was blown away by their energy and cyberpunk style. I reached out to her this week with a few questions about her music, the science-fiction that inspires her, and the Mystery Lights of Marfa, Texas. YACHT’s message is pretty simple: we do it ourselves, and so can you. We try to promote radical self-empowerment and encourage people to question the status-quo. Our focus changes from album to album, but we’re always interested in inciting conversation about media and the nature of creative sustainability in what can sometimes be a genuinely alienating pop-cultural landscape.

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Science-Fiction and Fantasy New Releases: 4/26/15


Science-Fiction and Fantasy New Releases: 4/26/15

HARDCOVER
Barren Cove: A Novel
by Ariel S. Winter
The Broken Hours: A Novel of H. P. Lovecraft
by Jacqueline Baker
Captain America: Dark Designs
by Stefan Petrucha
Fall of Light: Book Two of the Kharkanas Trilogy
by Steven Erikson
King of the Worlds
by M. Thomas Gammarino
Ladivine: A novel
by Marie NDiaye
The People in the Castle: Selected Strange Stories
by Joan Aiken and Lizza Aiken
Sharp Ends: [...]

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Gaming

Kickstarter Interview: What Is Tak? It’s The New Patrick Rothfuss Game!


Patrick Rothfuss is a writer and philanthropist. He is also a gamer and his book series features several games.

With Pat’s guidance, Cheapass Games founder James Ernest has brought one of those games to life. It is called Tak. I interviewed James about the new game and how you can own it!

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Guillermo del Toro’s Monster Memorabilia Going on Tour


Guillermo del Toro said his personal museum, Bleak House, contains up to 9,000 books, 50,000 magazines and comics, 580 original artworks and “thousands upon thousands” of toys and collectibles. “I have secret passages behind bookshelves. I have a room where it rains all day. At 51, I live the life of a well-financed 12-year-old,” he said. You can see some of it from July to November at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art

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