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 Six-Gun Tarot, by R. S. Belcher. Buffy meets Deadwood in a dark, wildly imaginative historical fantasy.
- Here’s another amazing book trailer for you: meet the Hugo Award-winning author who’s also…a mad scientist!
- Brandon Sanderson did a #TorChat this week! If you missed it, Tor.com collected some of his answers to fans’ questions.
- Artist Michael Whelan talks about the process he went through creating the cover painting for A Memory of Light.
- Across the pond, Tor UK talks to Cherie Priest about her Clockwork Century series. And, speaking of Tor UK, we’re delighted to report they now have a Facebook page!
- And last, but definitely not least, “Walk the Plank,” the second episode in John Scalzi’s ebook experiment The Human Division, released this week. Follow along with Ron Hogan’s read-along on Tor.com.
And, just to make Friday that much sweeter, here’s a list of sweepstakes and sales we have going on!
- Waiting on Wednesday: Breaking Point by Kristen Simmons (Ends 1/29)
- #TorChat January Sweepstakes: Win a copy of Brandon Sanderson’s The Rithmatist (Ends 1/30)
- Goodreads First Reads: The Mad Scientist’s Guide to World Domination edited by John Joseph Adams (Ends 1/31)
- Goodreads First Reads: Firebrand by Gillian Phillip (Ends 1/31)
- Goodreads First Reads: Blood’s Pride by Evie Manieri (Ends 1/31)
- Goodreads First Reads: Deep Down by Deborah Coates (Ends 2/13)
- Goodreads First Reads: The Nightmare Affair by Mindee Arnett (Ends 2/13)
- eBook Sale: Lion of Ireland by Morgan Llywelyn (Ends 3/6)