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.
- A Memory of Light released this week, so we’re all Wheel of Time, all the time! Now that the book’s out, it’s safe for some of you to read Leigh Butler’s spoiler-filled review.
- And, now that the book is out, Tor.com has assembled their emailed Memories of Light and explained each one. See if your guesses and speculation were correct!
- Need another Brandon Sanderson fix? Check out an excerpt of his upcoming young adult novel, The Rithmatist.
- Sarah of Bookworm Blues was one the driving forces behind a newly-released anthology, Triumph Over Tragedy. It’s now available, the sales of the book will go to help victims of Hurricane Sandy.
- Paul Goat Allen, of the B&N Explorations blog, has put together a list of great sf/f novels that he’d love to see as movies. What books do you think would make great movies?
- Tor.com has released a free ebook with some of their best short stories of 2012. Check it out!
- Last but definitely not least, Hugo Award Nominations are now open. Details of how to nominate, plus details of what can be nominated, on their website.
The Tor/Forge newsletter went out this week! Check out these fascinating articles from our authors:
- Reading the Final Scene of the Wheel of Time by Brandon Sanderson
- Computers Made It Easier by Harriet McDougal
- The Wheel of Time: Legacy
- A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: The Eye of the World Graphic Novels
- The Turning of an Age, plus… Haiku by Jason Denzel
- Channelling Saidar by Jennifer Liang
And, just to make Friday that much sweeter, here’s a list of sweepstakes and sales we have going on!
- Waiting on Wednesday: Breaking Point by Kristen Simmons (Ends 1/15)
- Goodreads First Reads: Mad Scientist’s Guide to World Domination edited by John Joseph Adams (Ends 1/16)
- Goodreads First Reads: Breaking Point by Kristen Simmons (Ends 1/16)
- Goodreads First Reads: Blood’s Pride by Evie Manieri (Ends 1/31)
- Goodreads First Reads: Firebrand by Gillian Phillip (Ends 1/31)
- eBook Sale: A Trace of Smoke by Rebecca Cantrell is on sale for $2.99 (Ends 2/6)
- eBook Sale: Titan and Venus by Ben Bova are now on sale for $2.99 each (Ends 2/6)
- 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
- .@swan_tower shares her favorite bit from WITHIN THE SANCTUARY OF WINGS on @MaryRobinette's blog:… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 16 hours ago
- Even pirates have a code. Read an excerpt from @kenyonsherrilyn’s upcoming #DeadmenWalking: bit.ly/2o1je8V https://t.co/vxbTR796SY 19 hours ago
- Read "Everything That Isn't Winter" a story by @magpiekilljoy about a post-apocalyptic tea commune:… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 1 day ago
- Read an excerpt from @According2Robyn's airship adventure, #TheGunsAbove: bit.ly/2mMkfVV #FantasyFirsts https://t.co/o1ZDnjsjtq 1 day ago
- .@R_Emrys' #WinterTide subverts Lovecraft’s legacy w/ sympathetic monsters & terrible humans. Read @verge's review:… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 1 day ago
- Vincent van Gogh Would Be Starry-Eyed At These Pop Culture Mashup Paintings
- Down Among the Sticks and Bones Sweepstakes!
- A Head for Heights: The History Behind Steeplejack
- Deadly Peril Done Right: Brian Staveley’s Skullsworn
- Shared Destinies: Why Wealth Inequality Matters
- All Systems Red
- Man vs Militarized Nature: Killer
- Guardians of the Galaxy Is A Story About Finding, and Choosing, Your Family
- Spring 2017 Anime Preview: Can We Stop Adding “Re:” to Anime Titles Now?
- Science Straight Out of the Vorkosigan Saga: Uterine Replicators! (Sort of!)