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)
- An Editor’s Dirty Little Secret
- On a Bus to New York
- Sister, Healer, Soldier, Spy
- Tor/Forge Blog is Moving to a New Domain
- The Week in Review
- Not at New York Comic-Con Sweepstakes
- Starred Review: Ask Not by Max Allan Collins
- New Releases: 10/8/2013
- Goodreads Sweepstakes: Watcher of the Dark by Joseph Nasisse
- Tor Books Announces Programming for New York Comic-Con 2013
- Read an interview with MIRANDA AND CALIBAN author @JCareyAuthor on @heausatoday: usat.ly/2l4fYaZ https://t.co/k24qxVyxbU 1 hour ago
- RT @tordotcom: Now that you've had a peek at the first few chapters—here's a chance to get your hands on THE COLLAPSING EMPIRE! https://t.c… 3 hours ago
- Congratulations to all the 2016 Bram Stoker Awards nominees! bit.ly/2l4qHlK https://t.co/CLtaGVf0cV 3 hours ago
- #ACoL author @veschwab talks series endings and what comes next: bit.ly/2l4jPVp (via @bustle) https://t.co/tQiKMOHd7K 4 hours ago
- Looking for a fantasy story to read? Try "Losing Heart Among the Tall," a Stormwrack novelette by @AlyxDellamonica:… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 21 hours ago
- “Nobody ever gives up magic because everything’s peachy.” The Magicians, “Cheat Day”
- Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Love in the Time of Robots (Full Spoilers!)
- A Closed and Common Orbit
- Insects and Corporate Infighting: A Bug’s Life
- Starz Reveals American Gods Poster and Premiere Date
- Announcing the 2016 Bram Stoker Awards Nominees
- Caterpillars and Butterflies: The Expanse: “Home”
- Five Amazing Women Warriors of the Middle Ages
- The Collapsing Empire Sweepstakes!
- Warbreaker Reread: Chapter 19