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.
- The first trailer for Catching Fire is here! And wow, this movie looks just incredible.
- Tor.com’s Carl has a lot of opinions about the spren in Brandon Sanderson’s The Way of Kings, and he’s not afraid to share them. Now, he’s also given us a complete catalogue of all the spren we’ve seen so far in The Stormlight Archives.
- We love fantasy maps, and io9 has collected some truly incredible ones.
- Both Brandon Sanderson and Jay Lake did Reddit AMAs this week. Check out all the questions they answered.
- A West Virginian politician wants to put science fiction in our schools. We fully agree.
- The final Star Trek: Into Darkness trailer is here!
And, just to make Friday that much sweeter, here’s a list of sweepstakes and sales we have going on!
- April #TorChat Sweepstakes (Ends 4/24)
- Fantasy Collection Sweepstakes (Ends 4/30)
- Goodreads Giveaway: The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson (Ends 4/24)
- eBook Sale: Three A.M. eBook is on sale for $2.99 (Ends 4/24)
- Goodreads First Reads: The Planet Thieves by Dan Krokos (Ends 4/24)
- Goodreads Giveaway: Necessary Evil by Ian Tregillis (Ends 4/30)
- eBook Sale: Flying in Place eBook is on sale for $2.99 (Ends 5/1)
- eBook Sale: Bitter Seeds eBook is on sale for $2.99 (Ends 5/1)
- eBook Sale: The Way of Kings eBook is on sale for $2.99 (Ends 5/1)
- eBook Sale: Wide Open eBook is on sale for $2.99 (Ends 5/1)
- eBook Sale: Kings of Vice eBook is on sale for $2.99 (Ends 5/1)
- Goodreads Giveaway: A Dog’s Journey by W. Bruce Cameron (Ends 5/7)
- Goodreads First Reads: Sandstorm by Alan L. Lee (Ends 5/13)
- Goodreads First Reads: Requiem by Ken Scholes (Ends 5/15)
- 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
- Read "The Litany of Earth", a Mythos tale from @R_Emrys featuring Aphra Marsh, one of the last children of Innsmout… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 8 hours ago
- Pyrre has one more test to pass to be a priestess of the God of Death. Start reading #Skullsworn by @BrianStaveley:… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 10 hours ago
- Author @Paul_Cornell talks about the big idea behind his new book #Chalk: bit.ly/2o6Aj5n https://t.co/NkGnOxcwO2 12 hours ago
- The city of Philadelphia has become a monstrous hellscape. Here's a chance to win #NightMagic by @jennablack:… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 16 hours ago
- Faerie in America: An Interview with @AlexBledsoe, Author of #GatherHerRound: huff.to/2o6PeML https://t.co/jBxGPhGk5V 18 hours ago
- Little Girl Meets a Water Heater, Decides It’s a Robot Friend
- Why Feminism is Still An Awkward Fit for Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
- Innsmouth Legacy: “The Litany of Earth”
- Celebrate Winter Tide With Ruthanna Emrys!
- Rereading Frank Herbert’s Dune: Dune, Part Eighteen
- Sleeps With Monsters: Gender Roles and Logan
- Middle-earth: A World on the Edge
- Peter Parker Faces a Tough Choice in the New Trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming
- Feminist High Plains Drifter …in Space! Announcing Una McCormack’s The Undefeated
- Five Books I Was Thinking Of When I Wrote The Collapsing Empire