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.
- Leading up to the release of Halo: Silentium (March 19, 2013), Tor and 343 Industries will be sending out encrypted communications via halowaypoint.com bulletins and forums, which will allow Halo fans to unlock additional content. There will also be embedded data in the text of the Halo: Silentium paperback and e-book editions.
- For her birthday, Mary Robinette Kowal posted a free short story. Some great Friday reading: “The Lady Astronaut of Mars!”
- Author Max Gladstone (Three Parts Dead) has a fantastic guest post talking about “the coolest monkey in world literature,” Sun Wukong, alias the Stone Monkey King.
- Just to add even more to your TBR pile…io9 posted a great list of non-fiction books that are as thrilling (and terrifying) as genre fiction can be.
- The Con or Bust auction is now open!
- Valentine’s Day was yesterday, and to celebrate, Tor.com posted eight unabashed love stories in sf/f.
And, just to make Friday that much sweeter, here’s a list of sweepstakes and sales we have going on!
- Goodreads Giveaway: Eve of Destruction by Sylvia Day (Ends 2/26)
- Goodreads First Reads: Pandemonium by Warren Fahy (Ends 2/27)
- eBook Sale: The Damage Done by Hilary Davidson is on sale for $2.99 (Ends 2/28)
- 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)
- Goodreads First Reads: A Time of Change by Aimée and David Thurlo (Ends 3/13)
- Goodreads First Reads: Code White by Scott Britz-Cunningham (Ends 3/13)