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.
- Check out the book trailer for The Rithmatist, Brandon Sanderson’s new young adult novel! Now we really want to see this as a movie. Don’t you?
- Because some weeks, a hilarious cat video is necessary. Luckily, this week, Mary Robinette Kowal found us an absolutely perfect one. Apparently cats can, in fact, levitate.
- Have you seen these Star Wars pulp covers? Artist Timothy Anderson did a whole series of them, and they’re truly amazing.
- This week marks the anniversary of Ray Bradbury’s death. In honor of one of the titans of genre fiction, why not read some of his work to inspire you? Tor.com has five story suggestions to start with.
- The San Francisco Public Library has chosen Cory Doctorow’s Little Brother as its One City, One Book selection for 2013!
- With Matt Smith’s upcoming departure from Doctor Who after this year’s Christmas special, bookies are already taking odds as to who’ll be cast as the next Doctor. Who do you think it’ll be?
The Tor/Forge newsletter went out this week! Check out these fascinating articles from our authors:
- The Children Who Inspired Battle School by Aaron Johnston
- Krakens: What’s Not to Love? by S. M. Wheeler
- Summer Grab Bag Sweepstakes
And, just to make Friday that much sweeter, here’s a list of sweepstakes and sales we have going on!
- Waiting on Wednesday: Replica by Jenna Black (Ends 6/11)
- Goodreads First Reads: Thieves’ Quarry by D. B. Jackson (Ends 6/12)
- eBook Sale: Lamentation, by Ken Scholes, is on sale for $2.99 (Ends 6/14)
- eBook Sale: Building Harlequin’s Moon, by Larry Niven and Brenda Cooper, is on sale for $2.99 (Ends 6/21)
- Goodreads First Reads: Drift by Jon McGoran (Ends 6/21)
- Goodreads First Reads: Mist by Susan Krinard (Ends 6/24)
- Goodreads First Reads: Replica by Jenna Black (Ends 6/25)
- Goodreads First Reads: Storm Riders by Margaret Weis and Robert Krammes (Ends 6/26)
- Goodreads First Reads: Traveling Light by Andrea Thalasinos (Ends 6/27)
- Goodreads First Reads: Extremities by David Lubar (Ends 6/28)
- Goodreads Giveaway: Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card (Ends 6/28)
- Goodreads Giveaway: The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson (Ends 6/30)
- Summer Grab Bag Sweepstakes (Ends 6/30)
- Goodreads First Reads: Kitty in the Underworld by Carrie Vaughn (Ends 7/1)
- eBook Sale: The Affinity Bridge, by George Mann, is on sale for $2.99 (Ends 7/5)
- 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
- Interested in reading military sci-fi but don't know where to start? Here are a few recs from @unboundworlds:… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 3 hours ago
- Need a new fantasy epic? Author L.E. Modesitt, Jr. has written FOUR! Here's a cheat sheet on where to start:… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 6 hours ago
- RT @tordotcom: First trailer for SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING is the happiest thing we've seen all week. tor.com/2016/12/09/ton… https://t.co/WT1… 6 hours ago
- Read "Some Gods of El Paso", a fantasy story about bootleg emotions by @MARIADAHVANA: bit.ly/1ihtWoi https://t.co/rOh5bo4QLC 19 hours ago
- Read @kyliu99’s introduction to #InvisiblePlanets, “China Dreams”, on @unboundworlds: bit.ly/2gLB7YL https://t.co/0CF5mU3RfU 21 hours ago
- This Week in the Arrowverse: Back to Our Regularly Scheduled Villains
- Oscar-Winner Paul Haggis to Direct Film Adaptation of Paolo Bacigalupi’s Ship Breaker
- Holy Rewatch Batman! “The Wail of the Siren”
- Wesley Snipes Co-Authors Supernatural Debut Novel, Out in 2017 From Harper Voyager
- It’s Beginning to Sound a Lot Like Robot Christmas
- Brandon Sanderson Has Completed the First Draft of Oathbringer, Book 3 of The Stormlight Archive
- Dreadnought Sweepstakes!
- Deep Space Nine Holiday Parody is Here to Spread Some Cheer!
- Mad World, Revisited: Donnie Darko Turns 15
- War for the Planet of the Apes Premieres a Dark and Moody Trailer