Godzilla Meditations & Moscow Dreaming & a New Ken Liu Story: My Favorite SFF Things, 8/20-8/27/2012

Here are some things that are happening in the world of SFF that made me really happy.

Always exciting news: Ken Liu has a new story coming out, in the next issue of FSF – and he published story notes about it on his blog!

Electric Velocipede has a Kickstarter project to fund the next year of its vital awesome, work, and you should go throw em some dough. Because awesome stuff doesn’t just fall out of the sky, it takes work, which takes money.

From St. Petersburg’s SF Assembly, a board game on how to be the best science fiction writer in Russia! And I’m happy to say my vestigial college Russian actually let me read much of it.

Thoughts on Godzilla: the Heisei Era, from Christopher L. Bennett, is exciting because I love getting my Godzilla nerddom bested.

SFWA breaks down SFF podcasting.

Catherynne M. Valente has a new story out in Clarkesworld.

SF Signal discusses best speculative fiction endings.

David Cronenberg has a new movie out, and it’s allegedly closer to the Spider/Crash mode (which I like but don’t love) than the History of Violence/non-SF stuff (which I got no patience for) or the Brood/Scanners/Fly gross awesome body horror/SF stuff (which I adore)… so… that, and the fact that Robert Pattinson is in it, makes me not know how I feel.

Charlie Jane Anders has a list of This Fall’s Must-Read SFF Books, and I’m most excited about Ekaterina Sedia’s “Moscow But Dreaming,” since I adore (and often write) science fiction set in or involving the Soviet Union.

The Apex Book of World SF 2, is out, and looks smashing. Here’s a great intro, from Charles Tan.

Evidently “The Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy for Teens” is a thing. AND I MUST OWN IT.

Not technically science fiction, but just as awesome: human organ manufacturing inches closer to reality!!

Posted on: August 28, 2012, by : Sam J. M.
File under: SFF Fandom