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.
- The guys at the LEGO Workshop can really create magic, as evidenced by this life-sized LEGO Hobbit Hole. They should turn it into a hotel – I would absolutely pay money to stay there for a night!
- Introducing Throwback Thursdays! Every other Thursday, we’re digging into the archives of the T/F Newsletter and sharing some of our favorite old articles, starting with the launch of Tor.com!
- Tor Books is proud to announce that we’ve acquired The Three-Body Problem, an award-winning Chinese science fiction trilogy by Liu Cixin! They will be translated by Ken Liu.
- We love discussion posts, and io9 had a great one this week: what sci-fi book would you give to a first time genre reader? I usually start by giving them Ender’s Game or Old Man’s War.
- And finally, to celebrate the upcoming publication of Dangerous Women, the anthology edited by George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois, Tor.com is sharing excerpts, articles, and discussions.
The Tor/Forge newsletter went out this week! Check out these fascinating articles from our authors:
- Words and Art: Giving Mist a Face by Susan Krinard
- Identity Crisis by Jenna Black
- Ender’s Game Sweepstakes
And, just to make Friday that much sweeter, here’s a list of sweepstakes and sales we have going on!
- Ender’s Game Sweepstakes (Ends 7/31)
- Goodreads First Reads: What Are the Chances by Kenny Rogers with Mike Blakely (Ends 8/1)
- Goodreads First Reads: Alien Hunter by Whitley Strieber (Ends 8/2)
- eBook Sale: Passion Play, by Beth Bernobich, on sale for $2.99 (Ends 8/4)
- Goodreads Giveaway: The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson (Ends 8/8)
- eBook Sale: The Grays, by Whitley Strieber, is on sale for $2.99 (Ends 8/9)
- eBook Sale: Royal Street, by Suzanne Johnson, is on sale for $2.99 (Ends 8/9)
- Goodreads First Reads: UFO Hunters by William J. Birnes (Ends 8/13)
- Goodreads First Reads: The Wrong Girl by Hank Phillippi Ryan (Ends 8/14)
- Goodreads First Reads: Delia’s Shadow by Jaime Lee Moyer (Ends 8/21)
- Goodreads First Reads: The One-Eyed Man by L. E. Modesitt, Jr. (Ends 8/22)
- 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
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