So I am in the midst of revamping. But in the meantime, here’s a grab-bag of some links and news:
A) SFF Writer and translator Ken Liu just got a very nice adaptation deal on some of his work.
B) Nike and Boeing are planning future products using science fiction writers.
C) A look at scavenger capitalism and how it’s actually been the big retail killer of retail, including bookstores.
D) Two interesting pieces, one with connection to a podcast interview and the other a Twitter thread essay focused on Judy-Lynn Del Rey, about women in SF in the past.
E) Apparently, the original comics version of The Walking Dead is about to be brought to a close with its next issue.
F) Award-winning, best-selling novelist Michael Chabon is not only writing episodes for Star Trek: Picard, CBS’ new Trek spin-off series, he’s now going to be the show-running producer.
Some interesting bits and news from the Internet:
Mindy at Skepchick ponders the science of Star Wars: The Force Awakens‘ Starkiller base.
And speaking of Star Wars: The Force Awakens‘ Starkiller base, blogger Matty Granger fisks and debunks a really obnoxious article in the Huffington Post about plot holes in the movie. Not that there weren’t any plot holes in the movie, but I agree with Granger that there’s a big difference between inattention and actual plot holes. Plus, it’s just a fun piece if you’re a Star Wars fan.
An announcement that Vanessa Hudgens will headline a new DC Comics sitcom. Which sounds like an interesting experiment.
The New York Times digs out a business piece from 1985 expressing that laptops and mobile computers is going to be a limited market, just to show that tech prediction is frequently not very predictive about how we’ll use tech.
Author Kevin Hearne gets author Ursula Vernon to do her rant about the potato apocalypse on Twitter.
An interesting experiment based on the Harry Potter world, though she seems to have cheated a good bit.
A rundown on everything you need to know about upcoming Disney movies. (The Mouse will not be stopped!)
I am ill, so this mock Twitter battle cheered me up. It’s between publicists at small Brooklyn press Melville House and giant Penguin Random House. Pretty sure these two people probably know each other — book publishing is a small industry. Click and enjoy:
Clash of the Twitters