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.
- io9 found these amazing silhouettes showing comic book characters at recess. They are now my desktop background. Which one is your favorite?
- Tor.com wants to know: what are your favorite Wheel of Time quotes? Mine: “Blood and bloody ashes!” From Mat, of course.
- Another great link from io9, this time an incredibly comprehensive list of upcoming sf/f movies that aren’t sequels or prequels.
- Over at SF Signal, there’s a new MIND MELD post: Has Space Opera lost its luster?
- Ursula K. Le Guin tackles the Literature vs. Genre debate.
- A fun music video from the New York State Reading Association.
- William S. Burroughs was an exterminator, and the odd jobs of 23 other famous writers.
- And finally, the beautiful cover of Marie Brennan’s upcoming A Natural History of Dragons has been revealed!
And, just to make Friday that much sweeter, here’s a list of sweepstakes and sales we have going on!
- Summer Manga Sweepstakes (Ends 7/1)
- Kitty Goes to War by Carrie Vaughn (Ends 7/3)
- Seed Seeker by Pamela Sargent (Ends 7/6)
- Farseed by Pamela Sargent (Ends 7/6)
- An Echo Through the Snow by Andrea Thalasinos (Ends 7/9)
- The Eye of the World Graphic Novel, Volume Two by Robert Jordan (Ends 7/13)
- The Eye of The World trade paperback edition, by Robert Jordan (Ends 7/13)
- The Great Hunt trade paperback edition, by Robert Jordan (Ends 7/13)
- Kitty’s Big Trouble by Carrie Vaughn (Ends 7/17)
- Johnny Hiro: Half Asian, All Hero written and illustrated by Fred Chao (Ends 7/18)