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
- Read "The Scholast in the Low Waters Kingdom, " a space opera story about interstellar diplomacy from @maxgladstone… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 10 hours ago
- Nuclear disaster strikes Pennsylvania in #Fallout by Wil Mara. Start reading here: bit.ly/2o4rqoS https://t.co/wNTe1Ya5Sw 11 hours ago
- Author @iannmcdonald returns to the harshest mistress in LUNA: WOLF MOON. Read @BoingBoing's review:… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 14 hours ago
- RT @tordotcom: How would you like a chance to win a pretty pile of books from @R_Emrys @casskhaw @victorlavalle @auntbeast & more? https://… 17 hours ago
- Head to @LightspeedMag to read an interview with #Binti: Home author @Nnedi: bit.ly/2oasHic https://t.co/rQseK9CS1y 17 hours ago
- 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
- H.P. Lovecraft and the Chamber of Secrets: Lovecraft and William Lumley’s “The Diary of Alonzo Typer”
- Why the Next SpaceX Launch Is Important
- If You Love Game of Thrones, What Science Fiction Books Would You Like?
- Take a Peek at This Sumptuous Trailer For Luc Besson’s Valerian