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.
- There was a total solar eclipse earlier this week! Sadly, it was only visible from Australia. Luckily, NASA and National Geographic, among others, have us covered for images.
- Sir Terry Pratchett, the insanely prolific author behind the Discworld series, has decided to pass his world on to his daughter when he dies. May the Discworld live forever, trundling endlessly through space on the back of a giant turtle.
- Have you seen the first two episodes of BSG: Blood & Chrome? You should! The next webisodes will be available at some point today, if they aren’t already. Great way to waste some time this afternoon!
- Oxford Dictionaries has named a U.S. and U.K. word of the year. Any guesses? Well, the American Word of the Year is. . . GIF. (I know, right?) And the British Word of the Year is. . . omnishambles. Interesting.
- And last, but definitely not least, our sister site Tor.com is looking to hire an in-house publishing liaison. Follow the link for details of the position.
The Tor/Forge newsletter went out this week! Check out these fascinating articles from our authors:
- How Many Syllables Was That Again, or “Can I Buy a Vowel?” by Melissa Ann Singer, Senior Editor
- Living in a Real Teenage Dystopia: The Classroom by Isamu Fukui
- The Care and Feeding of a Villain by Joseph Nassise
- On Taking Risks and Being Dead by Sharon Lynn Fisher
And, just to make Friday that much sweeter, here’s a list of sweepstakes and sales we have going on!
- Goodreads First Reads: Forge of Darkness by Steven Erikson (Ends 11/18)
- November #TorChat Sweepstakes (Ends 11/21)
- A Memory of Light Backpack Sweepstakes (Ends 11/21)
- Goodreads First Reads: The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan (Ends 11/27)
- Goodreads First Reads: River Road by Suzanne Johnson (Ends 11/27)
- Goodreads First Reads: All Men of Genius by Lev AC Rosen (Ends 11/27)
- Goodreads First Reads: The Inexplicables by Cherie Priest (Ends 11/27)
- Goodreads First Reads: The Rise of Ransom City by Felix Gilman (Ends 11/27)
- Steampunk Collection Sweepstakes (Ends 11/30)
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- Read about Tor/Forge author @DanielKalla’s surprise on discovering the WWII-era Shanghai Ghetto in his research: bit.ly/10AKRBZ 1 day ago
- MT @RollingStone: #StarTrek is about "the nature of existence and what future democracy could be," says Cumberbatch: rol.st/12C1tMB 1 day ago
- RT @suvudu: Greek Myth in #GameofThrones: Women of the Roseroad Rebellion: Brienne as Briseis; Margaery as Helen bit.ly/19Fq9pP 1 day ago
- RT @tordotcom: Talking With Tom: A conversation between Tom Doherty and author Gregory Benford: bit.ly/14xSltE 1 day ago
- The weekend’s nearly here! And we’re here to help you kill the rest of your work week with The Week in Review: bit.ly/19EWL34 1 day ago
Urban Fantasy Sweepstakes
- It’s a Promise You Make. Doctor Who: “The Name of the Doctor”
- Congratulations to the 2012 Nebula Award Winners
- Announcing the 2013 Spectrum Fantastic Art Awards
- “Going Native” in Steampunk: James H. Carrott and Brian David Johnson’s Vintage Tomorrows
- Rise of the Planet of the Plankton
- Spectrum Fantastic Art Changes Publishers
- Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Rewatch: “Dax”
- Talking With Tom: A Conversation Between Tom Doherty and Gregory Benford
- A Read of Ice and Fire: A Storm of Swords, Part 29
- Malazan Re-read of the Fallen: Toll the Hounds, Chapter Nine
- New Adult is All That—In a Bad Way
- Orphan Black’s Sarah/Paul: Tainted Love
- Seduction’s Canvas: Exclusive Excerpt
- Art is Love: On Books and Music
- Friday Beefcake: Guys with Glasses
- May 2013 Bloggers’s Recommendations: Teachers, Shifters, Linebackers, and More
- Nalini Singh’s Heart of Obsidian SPOILER!
- Exclusive Cover Reveal: Two Jami Davenport Titles!
- Welcome to the Welcome to Sanditon Mini Series
- First Look: Jill Shalvis’s It Had to Be You (May 28, 2013)
- Fresh Meat: The Caretaker by A.X. Ahmad
- You Talkin’ to Me?: Criminal Language
- Fresh Meat: R.I.P.D.: City Of The Damned by Jeremy Barlow, Peter M. Lenkov, and Tony Parker
- Now Win This: Spring Cleaning Sweepstakes
- Dick Tracy and Blowtorches
- 5 Reasons to Watch Orphan Black
- The Sound and the Fury: Trailer for Berberian Sound Studio
- Fresh Meat: Smarty Bones by Carolyn Haines
- Lost Classics of Noir: Wayward Girl by Orrie Hitt
- James Gandolfini Gets Criminal Justice