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 final Ender’s Game trailer has premiered!
- io9 wants to know what fantasy world has the best magic system, in books, movies, or TV. We, of course, are voting for Brandon Sanderon’s allomancy. Join the discussion on our Facebook page.
- Tor.com can now encase everyone in carbonite. I think I’ll start working from home, so they don’t manage to sneak up behind me…
- Now that Little Brother has been chosen as the One City One Book title for San Francisco this year, they’ve also announced a Little Brother Scavenger Hunt!
- This week’s Throwback Thursday post is from Ben Bova. Here’s Mars Life: Mankind’s Future in Space.
- Congratulations to Blake Charlton, the author of Spellwright and Spellbound, who has been announced as the Pinnacle Award winner by the International Dyslexia Association!
The Tor/Forge newsletter went out this week! Check out these fascinating articles from our authors:
- Researching the Back Story by Lara Parker
- How Ya Gonna Keep ’em Down on the Farm Once They’ve Seen Paree? by Phillipa Bornikova
- August Grab Bag Sweepstakes
And, just to make Friday that much sweeter, here’s a list of sweepstakes and sales we have going on!
- 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)
- Goodreads Giveaway: Golden Dawn by Thomas M. Kostigen (Ends 8/22)
- Goodreads First Reads: Vicious by V. E. Schwab (Ends 8/27)
- Goodreads First Reads: The Incrementalists by Steven Brust and Skyler White (Ends 8/28)
- August Grab Bag Sweepstakes (Ends 8/31)
- eBook Sale: First Daughter, by Eric Van Lustbader, is on sale for $2.99 (Ends 9/6)
- eBook Sale: The Legions of Fire, by David Drake, is on sale for $2.99 (Ends 9/6)
- 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 Mighty Phin," a cyberpunk story by @NisiShawl about AI virtual therapy: bit.ly/1XxfxY9 https://t.co/PMNNw6qKfC 11 hours ago
- Head over to @crimehq to read an excerpt from #TheRising, by @JonLandOfficial & @heathergraham:… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 12 hours ago
- What's your favorite book that features cold weather? @LitReactor shares their top picks here:… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 14 hours ago
- .@UKTor asks @cstross 5 questions about #EmpireGames, writing tips, and real world inspirations:… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 16 hours ago
- RT @tordotcom: .@markillustrates cover for @magpiekilljoy's THE LAMB WILL SLAUGHTER THE LION is appropriately topsy-turvy: https://t.co/al4… 17 hours ago
- How a Mathematician Created the Interstellar Travel in Arrival in One Night
- Superheroes with Substance: Dreadnought by April Daniels
- Rereading Katherine Kurtz: Camber the Heretic, Chapter 30 and Epilogue
- Pull List: The Best of Marvel’s New Female Superheroes
- Idle Ingredients Sweepstakes!
- Turtles All the Way Down: Beauty and Brutality in The Red Turtle
- Samurai Jack Announces Premiere Date for Season Five!
- Rereading the Vorkosigan Saga: Cetaganda
- Fanzines, Cover Art, and the Best Vorkosigan Planet: An Interview with Lois McMaster Bujold
- Magical Miscalculations: Revealing the Cover for Margaret Killjoy’s The Lamb Will Slaughter the Lion