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.
- Want to see Brandon Sanderson’s writing process? You can. He’s recorded himself writing the new Stormlight Archives book in real time.
- io9 looked at how the military background of some sci-fi and fantasy authors affected their fiction. Did they miss anyone?
- If you saw Wreck-It Ralph in theaters, you might have gotten to see a beautiful six minute short film from Disney. Now, the full thing is available for anyone to see. Check out Paperman on io9.
- Suvudu has announced the participants of the 2013 Cage Match! Who are you rooting for?
- Mary Robinette Kowal’s annual Month of Letters has begun! Are you participating in the challenge?
- This week, we were excited to announce that we’ve signed a new trilogy in author Charles Stross’s Merchant Princes series. More details are on Tor.com.
- In Forge author news, Linda Stasi, the author of The Sixth Staion, was on the Today Show earlier this week! Check out her interview and read an excerpt of her book.
- Last, but definitely not least, the Fantasy Reader blog has collected a huge variety of fantasy maps. Hours of entertainment, right there.
And, just to make Friday that much sweeter, here’s a list of sweepstakes and sales we have going on!
- Goodreads First Reads: Deep Down by Deborah Coates (Ends 2/13)
- Goodreads First Reads: The Nightmare Affair by Mindee Arnett (Ends 2/13)
- Goodreads First Reads: The Six-Gun Tarot by R.S. Belcher (Ends 2/15)
- Goodreads Giveaway: Eve of Destruction by Sylvia Day (Ends 2/26)
- Goodreads First Reads: Pandemonium by Warren Fahy (Ends 2/27)
- Goodreads First Reads: Without A Summer by Mary Robinette Kowal (Ends 3/1)
- Goodreads First Reads: Kitty Rocks the House by Carrie Vaughn (Ends 3/1)
- eBook Sale: Lion of Ireland by Morgan Llywelyn (Ends 3/6)