In this new linklog series, we’ll be bringing some of the week’s more interesting speculative fiction news to you. No promises on an exhaustive list, we’ll just try our best to pick out some of the more engaging and relevant pieces. Stay tuned for it on Sundays.
This week’s post was vaguely inspired by last weekend’s commemoration of ANZAC Day. We’ve served up a variety of links about writing, warfare, and writers in wartime.
-A more general piece with tips about writing large battle scenes, particularly in fantasy settings.
-An exhaustively researched resource, which provides fascinating insight into First World War experiences of some of the best-known science fiction and fantasy writers.
–A BBC feature article discussing the influence of the First World War on The Lord of the Rings.
-A short alternate history of what might have happened if the ANZAC’s had won the battles at Gallipoli.
–The stunningly animated short from Russian CG enthusiast Dima, which imagines the remains of a post-apocalyptic world-war.