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.
- Over on their Facebook page, Tor.com is featuring some beautiful Wheel of Time banners. Are you ready for A Memory of Light yet? We are!
- Speaking of A Memory of Light, the prologue is now available for pre-order!
- io9 continues their series of great genre-themed lists, this time with a list of the 12 greatest science fiction war stories. What do you think they’re missing?
- Check out this amazing, handmade Doctor Who chess set. If I had $900 to spend, I would absolutely buy this. Though I’m not really sure the Weeping Angels should be pawns…
- Cory Doctorow and Charlie Stross went to Brooklyn last week, for an event at MakerBot. If you missed the event, don’t worry: there’s a video.
- Tor.com and artist John Picacio took a look at the history of the Best Professional Artist Hugo Award, giving us a glimpse at some amazing genre art.
- Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock this week, you’ve seen the explosion of “Gangnam Style” videos, patterned after the K-pop star Psy’s video. My favorite so far? Deadpool vs. Gangnam Style.
- Hey New Yorkers! The New York Public Library is opening a Charles Dickens exhibit today, to celebrate the great writer’s 200th birthday.
The Tor/Forge newsletter went out this week! Check out these fascinating articles from our authors:
- A Conversation with Cory Doctorow and Charles Stross
- Me Jane by Robin Maxwell
- Blood Sucking Lawyers (For Real) by Phillipa Bornikova
- Books, the Universe, and Cosmic Oddities by Linda Grimes
- The Clockwork Sky Sneak Peek by Madeleine Rosca
And, just to make Friday that much sweeter, here’s a list of sweepstakes and sales we have going on!
- A Memory of Light Backpack Sweepstakes (Ends 9/19)
- Earthseed by Pamela Sargent (Ends 9/20)
- The Eye of the World: Graphic Novel, Volume 1 by Robert Jordan (Ends 9/21)
- The Witch of Babylon by D. J. McIntosh (Ends 9/21)
- Only Superhuman by Christopher L. Bennett (Ends 9/21)
- Bowl of Heaven by Gregory Benford and Larry Niven (Ends 9/21)
- Golden Dawn by Thomas M. Kostigen (Ends 9/21)
- The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan (Ends 9/25)
- Game Over by Taylor Keating (Ends 9/27)
- Fair Game by Taylor Keating (Ends 9/28)
- Graphic Novel Collection Sweepstakes (Ends 9/30)
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