Here are some leftovers from last month to keep June interesting, or informative, or something useful like that.
- Cinematropolis lists ten 2009 science fiction films with promise. A lot of interesting flicks coming out and hopefully this will be a banner year.
- Apparently people can’t make up their minds. Not too long ago they said that warp was impossible. Now they’re saying it’s not impossible, just really difficult, as if we didn’t already know that. I’m sure everyone has been thinking about how easy it is to make a functioning warp drive and wondering why it is that we don’t have them. I mean, come on! It must be a conspiracy, right? Oil companies. Blame them for no warp.
- Scalzi highlights a rather interesting idea about how we interacted with some of our non-human Neanderthal relatives: we ate them. And it’s not cannibalism, according to Scalzi.
- Here’s a lengthy list of science fiction and fantasy writers of African descent, in case you’re interested. Some new names in there!
- Discover Magazine reminds us of some rules for time travelers. Good stuff!
- The Incurable Disease of Writing recently posted their May edition of the Just Write Blog Carnival, which links to one of my articles and has a whole lot of other stuff you all might want to check out.
- And then there’s the late April Creative Writing Goodies Blog Carnival with a whole lot of other links that might be worth checking out.
- This blog looks interesting. It’s called Toxotai: The Galaxy Project and seems to be one individual’s attempt to build an entire galaxy. Sounds cool to me!
- Jeremiah Tolbert lists five rejection horror stories (meaning instances in which writers now rather famous were horribly rejected in their early careers). This should give those of us still struggling to get published some hope, or at least further our delusions.
- Apparently that’s a documentary coming out called Invisible Universe, which will discuss a history of blackness in speculative fiction. I’m really looking forward to it, actually, because it sounds fantastically informative.
- Jim Van Pelt has a list of ten science fiction books he recommends. Some excellent stuff in there. (Thanks to SF Signal)
- And, finally, Listverse lists fifteen influential early works of apocalyptic fiction. Some titles I’ve never seen in there and now want to read!
And there you have it!