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)
- 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
- Don't miss out on this chance to win @seananmcguire's DOWN AMONG THE STICKS AND BONES! bit.ly/2nL5PCd https://t.co/5pPynq3NB4 15 hours ago
- The Deadmen definitely aren’t choirboys…read an excerpt of @kenyonsherrilyn’s upcoming novel #DeadmenWalking:… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 17 hours ago
- Read "Selfies," a dark fantasy story by @lavietidhar about the peril of cell phones: bit.ly/1P3Fogq https://t.co/yogBayVnfz 1 day ago
- The Sin du Jour crew caters to the Shadow Government in @MattFnWallace's GREEDY PIGS. Read an excerpt:… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 1 day ago
- Read an interview with #Skullsworn author @BrianStaveley on @FantasyFaction: bit.ly/2on9k28 https://t.co/x2J3mFxKhy 1 day ago
- Tiny Jyn Erso Heads to Star Wars Celebration, Hands Every Leia a Copy of the Death Star Plans
- What is the Best Collective Noun for Authors?
- New To The Wheel of Time? This Video Gives You the Basics in 60 Seconds
- American Gods Showrunners Talk Sex; Reveal Favorite Deities
- Night Magic
- Where Do We Go From Here? The Magicians, “We Have Brought You Little Cakes”
- The Speculative World of William Shakespeare
- Supernatural Urban Decay: Night Train
- 5 Books That Get Ruined If You Take Away a Key Piece of Technology
- Firewalk Without Me, Please: Firestarter