So I’m still at Clarion, so my SFF brain is kinda in overload right now, so really this is a very selective sampling of a few things I’ve gotten excited about in the past few days.
Tor.com breaks down how science fiction and fantasy did in the 2012 Emmy Nominations. Not SUPER-great, tho hottie Peter Dinklage got one for Supporting Actor.
Nick Mamatas has a fab breakdown of “Why I Read ‘Through the Valley of the Nest of Spiders.’” Includes gems like: “One reason why I am generally supportive of sex/race/marginalized peoples criticism of SF/F/H is because a lot of it is written by the inferior sort of writer, and thus is sexist, racist, dependent on cliches and crudities, etc…”
For a special issue on “Science Fictions” Studies in the Novel seeks critical responses to the genres of SF. Essays would consider debates within SF’s various communities of genre and affiliation, as well as across these communities, with an emphasis on the SF novel or writings of any kind by noted SF novelists. Submission deadline is September 1, 2014.
Not strictly SFF, but this rich Russian wants to sell brain uploading to billionaires. By 2045, he promises.
The Library of America is publishing a two volume treasure of science fiction next September 27, in which great contemporary science fiction writers (like Gibson, Gaiman, Reed & Staub) introduce classics of the field from the 1950s.
A moving farewell from the editor of Strange Horizons, with some fascinating - and candid - peeks into the complexities and joys and agonies of creating and maintaining the vital and amazing creature that is SH.