Before we dive too deeply into the Potter, fantasy, sci-fi, and other geek links of the week, don’t forget to watch for Doctor Who posts from Travis, or to comment on Kris’ series on numerology! I’m headed for Three myself after I get this post up.
In all things Potter:
- EW’s PopWatch has an exclusive clip from the Blu-Ray conversation between J.K. Rowling and Dan Radcliffe.
- SFX lists the top ten redheads in sci-fi and fantasy. With half the cast of Potter having ginger hair, who do you think got chosen for #1?
- Emma Watson, while being interviewed about her infamous pixie cut, gets into some of her thoughts on acting.
In other fantasy:
- Ever heard of Eric Rucker Eddison? Bookslut’s Josh Zaidman claims that he is the true father of epic fantasy, and defends their man against the claims of Tolkien and Lewis.
- World, are you ready for this Awww moment? A ten-year-old makes Lord of the Rings figurines, with help from his eight-year-old brother, and sells them on Etsy.
- Kirkus has listed their top 10 most anticipated science fiction and fantasy reads for fall/winter 2012.
- L.B. Gale strikes twice with “10 Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Fight Settings” and “What the Romance Genre Can Teach Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers.”
- Anthony Ryan guest posts on Fantasy Book Critic with a piece on the influence of history on epic fantasy.
In science fiction:
- Film.com’s Elisabeth Rappe lists the top 5 best and worst robot movies.
- Tor gets specific with “6 Great Sean Connery Sci-Fi/Fantasy Roles.”
- Also from Tor, the top ten mistakes in science fiction movies.
- PopMatters has the ten most diabolical dystopias in cinema. The Hunger Games makes the list, of course.
- io9 has their picks for the “10 most epic love stories in all of science fiction.”
And in random geekery:
- TerribleMinds, with much naughty language, has a post titled: “The Death of Genre: Drifting toward a Post-Genre Future.”
That’s a wrap for the week! Enjoy.