Science Fiction/Fantasy News & Links, June 28th
Mad Magazine goes for the easy jokes with their “Rejected Star Wars Stamps.”
The UK’s own Guardian newspaper wonders why science fiction is more popular now on TV than it used to be, and blames 9/11. Others have already pointed out that the Guardian seems to have forgotten the mid-90s surge of SF and Fantasy TV (Buffy, anyone? Babylon 5, perhaps?), but at least they’re saying nice things…
Pat’s Fantasy Hotlist is running a contest to give away a few copies of Jay Lake’s new novel, Mainspring, set in a clockwork solar system. (That bizarre mental image you just got? Yes – it’s exactly like that.)
Did you know that ABEbooks.com (the noted conglomerator of used book retailers) has been running a contest for Harry Potter-related poetry? And that the entries, so far, are not nearly as horribly soul-destroying as you might expect?
James Maxey, author of the new novel Bitterwood, ruminates on how to create dragons.
Jonathan McCalmont has been to see “The Ugly Side of Fandom,” and reports back about what he has seen.
Hey, didja notice that the cover from last week’s New Yorker was by Pixar artist Lou Romano? Romano explains how he got the job, and what went into it, on his blog this week.
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