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.
- Tor Books and John Scalzi are excited to announce The Human Division, a new serial novel set in the universe of Scalzi’s acclaimed debut Old Man’s War!
- Tor/Forge has announced our schedule for San Diego Comic-Con, including events with Brandon Sanderson, John Scalzi and Steve Englehart as Comic-Con Special Guests!
- A fun video of what fireworks look like from above. We hope our readers in the US had a wonderful Fourth of July!
- PhD Comics explains the Higgs Boson after Wednesday’s incredible announcement from CERN.
- Over on Facebook, you can check out the covers of our new releases this week.
- Congratulations to the winners of the 2012 Theodore Sturgeon and John W. Campbell Memorial awards, including Joan Slonczewski!
- Tor.com has revealed the cover Forge of Darkness, the next Malazan novel by Steven Erikson!
- And finally, because thinking about the 4th led to thinking about holidays in general, we wonder: What’s your favorite fictional holiday?
And, just to make Friday that much sweeter, here’s a list of sweepstakes and sales we have going on!
- An Echo Through the Snow by Andrea Thalasinos (Ends 7/9)
- The Eye of the World Graphic Novel, Volume One by Robert Jordan (Ends 7/13)
- 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)
- Earthseed by Pamela Sargent (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)
- The Other Woman by Hank Phillippi Ryan (Ends 8/10)
- Urban Fantasy Sweepstakes (Ends 8/3)