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.
- It’s Banned Books Week! Want to learn more about banned books and what you can do about it? Check out the American Library Association’s website.
- Tor.com has a collection of quotes from authors speaking out against censorship and banning books.
- Looking for something to read in October? io9 has a list of great genre titles to check out.
- Awesome indie store Word in Brooklyn has a video contest for Cory Doctorow’s Pirate Cinema! Check out rules and how to enter on Word’s tumblr.
- It’s Steampunk Week on Tor.com! Check out the great posts they’ve been putting up all week.
- Want tears in your eyes? Read “The Book and the Butterfly,” the last piece Ray Bradbury ever wrote.
The Tor/Forge newsletter went out this week! Check out these fascinating articles from our authors:
- Big Smart Objects by Gregory Benford and Larry Niven
- The Secret World of Hardware Revocation by Cory Doctorow
- The Books in the Book by Tina Connolly
- The Ingredients of a Hero (Not the Sandwich) by Christopher L. Bennett
- Law School, Magic School by Max Gladstone
And, just to make Friday that much sweeter, here’s a list of sweepstakes and sales we have going on!
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Urban Fantasy Sweepstakes
- Let’s Sort the Arrested Development Cast Into Hogwarts Houses
- A Private Little War (Excerpt)
- Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Rewatch: “Move Along Home”
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- Malazan Re-read of the Fallen: Toll the Hounds, Chapter Eleven
- Three Short Stories With Stranded Time Travellers
- The Healer Sweepstakes!
- Friday Beefcake: Men in (and out of!) Uniform
- First Look: Jill Sorenson’s Freefall (May 28, 2013)
- Taking a Great Author Out from the Underlight: Why You Should be Reading Jax Garren
- Playing the Part: Exclusive Excerpt
- Catching Up with Continuum (And Its Ships!)
- Don Jon Movie Trailer
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- Fire Inside: Exclusive Excerpt
- Watch It!: Voyeurism in Romance Novels
- What Fan Fiction Would You Like to Read?
- It’s All in the Duds: What the Well-Dressed Detective is Wearing
- Gangster Cinema, British Style: The Long Good Friday
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- Fresh Meat: Wounded Prey by Sean Lynch
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