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.
- Rumors are flying about new Star Wars movies, including the origin story of Han Solo. Tor.com wants to know: who do you think should play a young Han Solo?
- Because you needed more books to add to your TBR list: io9 has posted their list of books you can’t afford to miss in February.
- The Wheel of Time reread continues with the final volume, A Memory of Light!
- All young scientists start somewhere, and this girl has a great story – and video! – of where her future science career will begin. She sent a Hello Kitty doll into space.
- Are you following along with Ron Hogan’s read of The Human Division, by John Scalzi? They’re up to Episode 4, “A Voice in the Wilderness.”
- Flavorwire compiled a list of some truly amazing fictional libraries. What did they miss?
- Tor.com has announced that they’re expanding their short fiction program. Submit your stories now!
The Tor/Forge newsletter went out this week! Check out these fascinating articles from our authors:
- Cory Doctorow on Aaron Swartz
- An Interview with Lady Trent, Dragon Naturalist by Marie Brennan
- Speechless: Writing Dialogue for Characters Who Don’t Speak by Evie Manieri
- A Demented Labor of Love by James Frenkel, Senior Editor
And, just to make Friday that much sweeter, here’s a list of sweepstakes and sales we have going on!
- Waiting on Wednesday: The Nightmare Affair by Mindee Arnett (Ends 2/12)
- Goodreads First Reads: Deep Down by Deborah Coates (Ends 2/13)
- Goodreads First Reads: The Nightmare Affair by Mindee Arnett (Ends 2/13)
- Goodreads First Reads: The Six-Gun Tarot by R. S. Belcher (Ends 2/15)
- Goodreads Giveaway: Eve of Destruction by Sylvia Day (Ends 2/26)
- Goodreads First Reads: Pandemonium by Warren Fahy (Ends 2/27)
- eBook Sale: The Damage Done by Hilary Davidson is on sale for $2.99 (Ends 2/28)
- Goodreads First Reads: Without a Summer by Mary Robinette Kowal (Ends 3/1)
- Goodreads First Reads: Kitty Rocks the House by Carrie Vaughn (Ends 3/1)
- 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
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- The Speculative World of William Shakespeare
- Supernatural Urban Decay: Night Train
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- Firewalk Without Me, Please: Firestarter