The Week in Review
Welcome to the week in review! Every Friday, we comb through the links and images we found and shared this week, and pull the very best for this post. Consider it concentrated genre goodness from all around the web.
- NASA’s Curiosity Rover has landed on Mars, and we’re getting back some of the first color images. How cool is this?
- Tor.com also has a great video of some of their favorite moments from Curiosity’s landing.
- John Scalzi and Wil Wheaton perform a reading from Redshirts.
- Carrie Vaughn found some great GI Joe Choose Your Own Adventure novels. I admit, I’m a little jealous.
- Have you ever imagined Zelda as a Western? If you have, you’re going to LOVE this.
- Tor.com wants to talk about why we really love Princess Leia.
- Because I just can’t resist, more pictures from the Mars Curiosity rover, over on Bad Astronomer.
The Tor/Forge newsletter went out this week! Check out these fascinating articles from our authors:
- The Best, Worst, and BESTWORST Stephen King Adaptations by Kendare Blake
- Scarily Timely: A Q&A with Edward M. Lerner
- London: The Ideal Setting by Carrie Vaughn
- The Wildness of My Head by Col Buchanan
- Rule the World with Math and Magic by Anthony Huso
And, just to make Friday that much sweeter, here’s a list of sweepstakes and sales we have going on!
- The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan (Ends 8/17)
- The Eye of the World Graphic Novel, Vol. 2 by Robert Jordan (Ends 8/23)
- Jane: The Woman Who Loved Tarzan by Robin Maxwell (Ends 8/24)
- The Rapture of the Nerds by Cory Doctorow and Charles Stross (Ends 8/24)
- Forge of Darkness by Steven Erikson (Ends 8/24)
- Fallen Masters by John Edward (Ends 8/22)
- The Great Hunt by Robert Jordan (Ends 8/29)
- Cory Doctorow Collection Sweepstakes (Ends 9/4)
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