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 a week of trailers, including one for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. We can’t wait to get a full-on view of Smaug.
- One of the other trailers that went up this week is for Neill Blomkamp’s Elysium. It looks truly amazing.
- Want to be totally creeped out by your food? BoingBoing found this amazing cinnamon-vanilla Sandworm bread. I know what I’ll be baking this weekend. Or attempting to, anyway.
- Lifehacker tackles the question of why we feel guilty when we don’t finish a book or game. Do you feel guilty?
- Did you get excited watching The Hobbit trailer? Probably not as excited as these fans, since Peter Jackson posted the actors’ reaction to their reaction!
- Next time I’m in Portland, I’m definitely visiting the Lovecraft Bar. Where do you want to go? Know of any other bars to add to the list?
- Cosplay Piano has a new video up. This time, they take on Game of Thrones, and it’s fantastic.
And, just to make Friday that much sweeter, here’s a list of sweepstakes and sales we have going on!
- 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)