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.
- Have you seen the new trailer for the upcoming Iron Man 3 movie? We admit we’re a little biased – we love super hero movies – but it looks pretty amazing.
- There are rumors in the stamp collecting world that the U.S. Post Office is considering doing sci-fi stamps. What American sci-fi authors would you like to see on a stamp? According to the article, only 5 authors, who have been dead for at least five years, will be honored. A tough choice!
- Capitol Couture has begun released portraits of the characters from Catching Fire. Tor.com has collected the images of Effie, Caesar Flickerman, Haymitch Abernathy, Cinna, and Katniss Everdeen herself.
- Fantasy Cafe has announced that once again, April will be Women in SFF Month.
- Suvudu’s 2013 Cage Match has begun!
- On Far Beyond Reality, you can read an excerpt of Brandon Sanderson’s The Rithmatist. Great Friday afternoon reading!
- Tor.com is starting a technical redesign of their site. Help them identify what features you love, and what could use updating.
- And finally…Tor Books has joined Pinterest! Follow us there to see what fun and geeky things we’re pinning.
The Tor/Forge newsletter went out this week! Check out these fascinating articles from our authors:
- Commuting Between Universes by Brian Herbert and Kevn J. Anderson
- Building the World of a Series by Mindee Arnett
- What is Gaslamp Fantasy? by Terri Windling
- Ignoring the Body in the Library: The World of Farthing by Jo Walton
And, just to make Friday that much sweeter, here’s a list of sweepstakes and sales we have going on!
- Goodreads First Reads: A Time of Change by Aimée and David Thurlo (Ends 3/13)
- Goodreads First Reads: Code White by Scott Britz-Cunningham (Ends 3/13)
- Goodreads Giveaway: The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson (Ends 3/15)
- Goodreads First Reads: London Falling by Paul Cornell (Ends 3/20)
- Goodreads First Reads: Terror Red by Colonel David Hunt and Christine Hunsinger (Ends 3/21)
- Goodreads First Reads: Immortal Trust by Claire Ashgrove (Ends 3/26)
- Goodreads Giveaway: The Gate Thief by Orson Scott Card (Ends 3/26)
- Tor/Forge Newsletter Sweepstakes: Win a collection of Tor Teen titles (Ends 3/28)
- eBook Sale: Hellhole eBook is on sale for $2.99 (Ends 4/3)
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Summer Grab Bag Sweepstakes
- Brain Knowledge & Heart Knowledge: Genius, by Steven T. Seagle & Teddy Kristiansen
- The World of the End Sweepstakes!
- That Book Your Mad Ancestor Wrote by K.J. Bishop
- Farscape Rewatch: “The Choice”
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- Dream a Little Dream: The Sleep Room by F. R. Tallis
- The Guiding Nose of Ulfänt Banderōz Sweepstakes!
- Defiance: For Better Or Worse, A SyFy Western
- Malazan Re-read of the Fallen: Toll the Hounds, Chapter Fifteen (Part Two)
- Lisa Kleypas’s Next Book Will Star Joe Travis!
- Old Vey!: Jewish Characters in Historical Romance
- J.R. Ward Reveals The King Cover!
- Just Announced: The Director for Fifty Shades of Grey Will Be Sam Taylor-Johnson
- The Firefly Cafe: Exclusive Limited-Time Release!
- First Look: Megan Frampton’s Baring It All (June 24, 2013)
- Stacia Kane’s Wrong Ways Down Cover and Excerpt!
- July 2013 Romance New Releases Shopping List
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- Summer Lovin’: Summer TV Premieres, June 2013, Part 3
- Zinng: Winners in Kid-Friendly Crime
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- Welcome to the Dollhouse of Horrors
- A Quick Hit and Run from CrimeFest 2013
- Longmire Episode 2.04: “The Road to Hell”
- Fresh Meat: Death of a Dyer by Eleanor Kuhns
- Buckles the Clown is Here for the Laughs...Kind Of
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- Fresh Meat: The Summer of Dead Toys by Antonio Hill