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.
- It’s been an exciting few weeks for trailers. Catching Fire was last week, and this week, we have…an official Thor trailer!
- Strange Horizons has released data from a 2012 survey of the state of gender in genre fiction. It’s a very interesting look at both publishing and reviewing.
- What should we do if aliens ever appear in the sky? Anthropologists explain their best methods on io9.
- Severus Snape has done some questionable things in his life. On Tor.com, Emily explains why Snape doesn’t deserve your pity.
- Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston were interviewed at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. They talk about the Ender’s Game movie, their roles in it, and possible future Formic Wars books.
- Last but definitely not least: happy birthday to our amazing publisher, Tom Doherty!
And, just to make Friday that much sweeter, here’s a list of sweepstakes and sales we have going on!
- Grab Bag Sweepstakes (Ends 4/30)
- Fantasy Collection Sweepstakes (Ends 4/30)
- 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)
- Goodreads First Reads: The Navigator by Michael Pocalyko (Ends 5/22)
- 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
- Finished #1984 and not sure what to read next? @ThePortalist recommends some great dystopian reads:… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 2 hours ago
- Don't miss out on this chance to win an advance reading copy of @scalzi's #CollapsingEmpire! bit.ly/2iVNeDP https://t.co/8cku7Ygl80 1 day ago
- Join #LadyTrent, the premier dragon naturalist! Here's a chance to win the first book by @swan_tower:… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 2 days ago
- Read "The City Born Great," an urban fantasy story by @nkjemisin about the birth of New York City:… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 2 days ago
- Jacqueline Carey stops by @unboundworlds to talk Shakespeare, love, and her new novel MIRANDA AND CALIBAN:… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 2 days ago
- Passing for Human: Nowhere Near You by Leah Thomas
- Finding the Right Book at the Right Time
- The Joy of Being a Nerd: What Real Genius Reminds Us About Geek Culture
- Announcing the 2016 Nebula Awards Nominees
- The SFF Equine: Troublesome Tropes About Horses
- Roshani Chokshi Prize Pack Sweepstakes!
- Ten Authors on the ‘Hard’ vs. ‘Soft’ Science Fiction Debate
- Try A Short Fiction Tasting Flight with Nerds of a Feather’s Monthly Round!
- Holy Rewatch Batman! “The Funny Feline Felonies” / “The Joke’s on Catwoman”
- Emma Newman Prize Pack Sweepstakes!