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. Happy Friday the 13th, everyone!
- Are you at San Diego Comic-Con? Check out what Tor has going on! (Image by John Scalzi.)
- USA Today tackles the steampunk trend and talks to author Lev AC Rosen.
- The New York Times profiles John Scalzi!
- Tor.com has wallpaper from Winter’s Heart available for download.
- Tor Books is proud to present the third Halo novel by Greg Bear, Halo: Silentium.
- io9 has a wonderful list of great opening sentences from classic fantasy novels.
- A ring that belonged to Jane Austen recently sold at auction for 150,000 pounds. That kind of dedicated Austen fan might enjoy checking out Mary Robinette Kowal‘s books too!
The Tor/Forge newsletter went out this week! Check out these fascinating articles from our authors:
- How to Keep Smiling After the End of the World as We Know It by David Brin
- Haunted Mansions and Eclipses by Marta Acosta
- It’s Not All A Beautiful Mind by Dan Wells
- Johnny Hiro: Half Asian, All Hero Sneak Peek, written and illustrated by Fred Chao
- Finding Research Treasure by D. B. Jackson
And, just to make Friday that much sweeter, here’s a list of sweepstakes and sales we have going on!
- Not at San Diego Comic-Con Sweepstakes (Ends 7/16)
- 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 Dragon Reborn by Robert Jordan (Ends 7/27)
- Kitty Steals the Show by Carrie Vaughn (Ends 7/31)
- The Other Woman by Hank Phillippi Ryan (Ends 8/10)
- Urban Fantasy Sweepstakes (Ends 8/3)