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that’s a wrap: news and links on 14 May 2013

That’s a wrap: news and links on 14 May 2013

A wrap of today’s SFF news and links.  If you have news to be included, DM or email me.

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – Promo 1

A new TV series with Joss Whedon as director (at least for the trailer anyway). Hopefully this’ll be well-written as well as ‘splodey.

The ROGUES Are Coming

GRRM and Gardner Dozois have completed the manuscript for their latest big cross-genre anthology, ROGUES. The theme is Rogues but the genre can be anything: SF, mystery, historical fiction, epic fantasy, sword and sorcery, comedy, tragedy, crime stories, mainstream. This sounds like a lot of fun, especially with the lineup:

George R.R. Martin “Everybody Loves a Rogue” (Introduction)
Joe Abercrombie “Tough Times All Over”
Gillian Flynn “What Do You Do?”
Matthew Hughes “The Inn of the Seven Blessings”
Joe R. Lansdale “Bent Twig”
Michael Swanwick “Tawny Petticoats”
David Ball “Provenance”
Carrie Vaughn “The Roaring Twenties”
Scott Lynch “A Year and a Day in Old Theradane”
Bradley Denton “Bad Brass”
Cherie Priest “Heavy Metal”
Daniel Abraham “The Meaning of Love”
Paul Cornell “A Better Way to Die”
Steven Saylor “Ill Seen in Tyre”
Garth Nix “A Cargo of Ivories”
Walter Jon Williams “Diamonds From Tequila”
Phyllis Eisenstein “The Caravan to Nowhere”
Lisa Tuttle “The Curious Affair of the Dead Wives”
Neil Gaiman “How the Marquis Got His Coat Back”
Connie Willis “Now Showing”
Patrick Rothfuss “The Lightning Tree”

Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones wins Bafta Radio Times Audience Award

Fantasy drama Game of Thrones has scooped the Radio Times Audience Award at this year’s Bafta Television Awards; this is the only people’s choice award.

Congratulations to the cast and crew of Game of Thrones. Not that this is a surprise, but congratulations, well done!

Game of Thrones producer: ”We’ll probably get through to seven series”

According to Radio Times, at the BAFTA ceremony Frank Vogler revealed that the award-winning fantasy drama is due four more seasons.

Vogler said: “[The number of series] is being discussed as we speak. The third season was the first half of book three, season four will be the second part of book three. George RR Martin has written books four and five; six and seven are pending. I would hope that, if we all survive, and if the audience stays with us we’ll probably get through to seven seasons.”

Only seven seasons? That won’t nearly finish off the books. I think Frank’s aiming too low.

The Doctor and Clara find a BAFTA in the TARDIS

Matt Smith does good comedy.

JOHN BARROWMAN gives piggyback rides

It’s John Barrowman. And he’s not dancing in a shiny suit. This time, anyway. Kudos to the Nerdist.

Star Wars deserts Australia in favour of Britain

Tax cuts secure movie making deals for the UK.

Ted Ed does a Google Hangout with CERN

Copied from the Ted Ed Facebook event page:

In this hangout we’re joined by special guests from TED-Ed to find out more about the animations that premiered at the TEDxCERN event on 3 May.
Some of the CERN scientific contributors and TED-Ed animation contributors will join the hangout to tell us more and to answer your questions. You can post questions in advance in the comments below or on Twitter to @CERN with the hashtag #askCERN. We’ll pick the best ones to answer and we may even invite you to participate in the live hangout!
Join this “Hangout with CERN” broadcast live on Thursday 16 May at 17:00 CEST, on CERN’s Google+ and YouTube pages, with a recording later available on YouTube.

Worldbuilders 2012 Thank You

Pat Rothfuss and co. sell objects of desire to raise money to help build the worlds of real people who would otherwise suffer in poverty. Here’s a video thank you for the money raised last year.

Nalini is an award-winning writer and artist as well as managing editor of Dark Matter Zine.


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