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.
- On Sunday, Felix Baumgartner free falled from twenty four miles above the earth. In addition to the video above, io9 has first-person footage from his helmet or chest camera.
- Brandon Sanderson has confirmed the first event on the A Memory of Light tour: a midnight launch at the BYU Bookstore in Provo, Utah on January 8th! More details on the tour to come soon.
- Word Brooklyn hosted a Pirate Flix Video Remix contest for Cory Doctorow’s recent Pirate Cinema event. The winners were announced at the event, and you can watch them on BoingBoing.
- Tuesday was Ada Lovelace Day, remembering the famous computing pioneer. How did you celebrate?
- Barnes & Noble reviewer Paul Goat Allen thinks more men should paranormal romance. We absolutely agree!
- io9 has a wonderful time-lapse video of the space shuttle Endeavour as it travelled through Los Angeles, on its way to its new home.
- Korean artist Inshoo has some beautifully creepy re-imaginings of classic childhood heroines. My favorite is Dorothy, with her adorable little Toto hat.
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 10/23)
- Waiting on Wednesday: Renegade, by J. A. Souders (Ends 10/24)
- #TorChat Sweepstakes (Ends 10/24)
- Bard’s Oath by Joanne Bertin (Ends 10/29)
- Ghost Collection Sweepstakes (Ends 10/31)
- The Shadow Rising by Robert Jordan (Ends 11/8)
- Forge of Darkness by Steven Erikson (Ends 11/18)