A wrap of this week’s – well the past two days’ – SFF news, some links and some fun (for the remainder of this week’s news and links see wrap #27). If you have news to be included, DM or email me.
The publisher’s anxiety at the electronic book
Jeff Gomez‘s article says, ‘When it comes to the issue of ebooks, we’re focusing in all of the wrong places.’
Four internationally renown authors do a Jim Hines cover pose
This is… really disturbing. Mind you, the original cover is far, far worse and not something I’d intentionally even pick up in a book store or library, except to move out of the way while looking for another book.
Boxcutters make it into Hugo-award-winning fanzine the Drink Tank
Local Melbourne lads Josh Kinal (aka the SUCK FAIRY) and John Richards (DEFENDER OF THE FAITH, wearing white because all good guys wear white) made it into this issue of the Drink Tank. Pages 15 and 16.
Let this be a lesson to you, Josh.
NO-ONE MESSES WITH BLAKE’S 7.
Concatenation comes into the 21st century
In Jonathan Cowie’s own words:
At long last _SF2 Concatenation_ has dragged itself from the 1990s and into the 21st century (barely) with a new front page design…
and has a new Free fiction story up
a little earlier than usual due to a time-limited discount science book offer we have to mark the site’s change of appearance.
_SF2 Concatenation_ continues its 26-year mission to provide SF news and reviews through a European prism.
Science Fact & Science Fiction Concatenation
Squishface arts collective celebrates birthday
Squishface celebrated its first birthday recently.
There was cake.
Squishface has classes, events and sells art.
404 Dead Link
Sometimes, just sometimes I follow a link that’s died and find something mildly entertaining at the end. Like the ‘He’s dead Jim’ page. Here’s a dead link shared on facebook recently.
Thanks Samantha Audrey – pity this is a pic not a real 404 message.
Westeros recreated a la Minecraft
Westeroscraft is building Westeros in Minecraft. Westeros is the first country mentioned in Game of Thrones, the TV series of George R.R. Martin’s epic fantasy novel series A Song of Ice and Fire of which A Game of Thrones is the first novel. Westeroscraft are incredibly organised and structured; having a poke around their website reveals the behind-the-scenes planning that enables these projects.
Pink Five to get closing chapter
Pink Five is a Star Wars fan-made webseries about a legally-blondesque female pilot.
When I first discovered the webseries I was disappointed it didn’t finish but still enjoyed the series. Now Pink Five is about to end…
All-Con says it plans to feature the original screening on March 4 2013, but the concluding chapter should be online soon afterwards.