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
- The saga of the Five Dragons continues in #WolfMoon by @iannmcdonald. Enter for a chance at an advance copy:… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 1 day ago
- Read an excerpt from @Annaleen's highly anticipated debut novel, #Autonomous: bit.ly/2jfMv0s https://t.co/bRH8b4wjR5 2 days ago
- Enter for a chance at an advance copy of @JCareyAuthor’s take on #TheTempest, #MirandaandCaliban:… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 2 days ago
- Want a story to read tonight? Try "Crystal Halloway and the Forgotten Passage," by @seananmcguire:… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 2 days ago
- Read an excerpt from @ArsenaultRivera's Mongolian-inspired historical fantasy novel, #TheTigersDaughter:… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 3 days ago
- Emotional Context. Sherlock: “The Final Problem”
- Gingerbread Bricks, Cherry-Eating Cats, and Other Culinary Disasters
- At the Sign of Triumph Sweepstakes!
- The Films of Tim Burton All Occur in the Same Fictional Universe
- Rereading Katherine Kurtz: Camber the Heretic, Chapters 28-29
- Fabulous Forbidden Ferocity: In Defense of Villainesses
- How Gardeners Save a Small Piece of the World
- Heroic Vulnerability, Not Action, Defines the Star Wars Series
- 16 Tempestuous Tales of Weather Magic
- Janelle Monáe Finally Gets the Interstellar Portraits She Deserves