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.
- Have you seen the new trailer for the upcoming Iron Man 3 movie? We admit we’re a little biased – we love super hero movies – but it looks pretty amazing.
- There are rumors in the stamp collecting world that the U.S. Post Office is considering doing sci-fi stamps. What American sci-fi authors would you like to see on a stamp? According to the article, only 5 authors, who have been dead for at least five years, will be honored. A tough choice!
- Capitol Couture has begun released portraits of the characters from Catching Fire. Tor.com has collected the images of Effie, Caesar Flickerman, Haymitch Abernathy, Cinna, and Katniss Everdeen herself.
- Fantasy Cafe has announced that once again, April will be Women in SFF Month.
- Suvudu’s 2013 Cage Match has begun!
- On Far Beyond Reality, you can read an excerpt of Brandon Sanderson’s The Rithmatist. Great Friday afternoon reading!
- Tor.com is starting a technical redesign of their site. Help them identify what features you love, and what could use updating.
- And finally…Tor Books has joined Pinterest! Follow us there to see what fun and geeky things we’re pinning.
The Tor/Forge newsletter went out this week! Check out these fascinating articles from our authors:
- Commuting Between Universes by Brian Herbert and Kevn J. Anderson
- Building the World of a Series by Mindee Arnett
- What is Gaslamp Fantasy? by Terri Windling
- Ignoring the Body in the Library: The World of Farthing by Jo Walton
And, just to make Friday that much sweeter, here’s a list of sweepstakes and sales we have going on!
- Goodreads First Reads: A Time of Change by Aimée and David Thurlo (Ends 3/13)
- Goodreads First Reads: Code White by Scott Britz-Cunningham (Ends 3/13)
- Goodreads Giveaway: The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson (Ends 3/15)
- Goodreads First Reads: London Falling by Paul Cornell (Ends 3/20)
- Goodreads First Reads: Terror Red by Colonel David Hunt and Christine Hunsinger (Ends 3/21)
- Goodreads First Reads: Immortal Trust by Claire Ashgrove (Ends 3/26)
- Goodreads Giveaway: The Gate Thief by Orson Scott Card (Ends 3/26)
- Tor/Forge Newsletter Sweepstakes: Win a collection of Tor Teen titles (Ends 3/28)
- eBook Sale: Hellhole eBook is on sale for $2.99 (Ends 4/3)
- 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
- .@scalzi's #CollapsingEmpire is a hilarious tale of humanity’s impending doom. Read @arstechnica's review:… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 2 hours ago
- RT @tordotcom: From a reanimated corpse to enemy aliens to an amnesiac vampire, these 5 stories tell the monster's side: https://t.co/5Z8X… 3 hours ago
- Read "The Scholast in the Low Waters Kingdom, " a space opera story about interstellar diplomacy from @maxgladstone… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 16 hours ago
- Nuclear disaster strikes Pennsylvania in #Fallout by Wil Mara. Start reading here: bit.ly/2o4rqoS https://t.co/wNTe1Ya5Sw 17 hours ago
- Author @iannmcdonald returns to the harshest mistress in LUNA: WOLF MOON. Read @BoingBoing's review:… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 19 hours ago
- Warbreaker Reread: Chapter 24
- Rereading The Handmaid’s Tale: Part XV-Historical Notes
- What’s in a Reboot? How 1998’s Lost in Space Prepared Me for the Onslaught of the Future
- Five Books That Tell the Monster’s Story
- A Good Horror Story Hinges on Sincerity
- It’s Time to Light The Lights: The Unrepeatable Magic of the Theater
- Star Trek The Original Series Rewatch: “The Pirates of Orion”
- Tor.com’s Lovecraftiana Sweepstakes!
- Are You Ready to Float? Check Out the New Trailer for Stephen King’s IT
- How “Tallyho!” is Not Always Applicable to Airship Battles