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.
- Astronaut Chris Hadfield made a strong showing to be crowned King of Space before he returned to Earth earlier this week. Case in point? Check him out singing David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” in space.
- Book Expo America is at the end of the month, and we’ll be there! Here’s our schedule of panels and author signings – come say hi!
- Tor.com is starting a reread of Glen Cook’s Black Company series! To get the ball rolling, the first ebook, The Black Company, is on sale for $2.99.
- There’s a new, longer trailer for the upcoming S.H.I.E.L.D. TV show! We’re really excited about this one. You?
- Congratulations to the nominees for the John W. Campbell Award! Especially to the Tor authors nominated: David Brin, Cory Doctorow, Charles Stross, and Hannu Rajaniemi.
- Ta’veren Tees is currently donating 10% of the proceeds for its new Challenge Coin to the Wounded Warrior Project, in honor of Robert Jordan’s military service. A beautiful item that benefits a great cause. Thanks, Ta’veren Tees!
And, just to make Friday that much sweeter, here’s a list of sweepstakes and sales we have going on!
- The Ultimate Urban Fantasy Sweepstakes (Ends 5/31)
- Goodreads First Reads: The Navigator by Michael Pocalyko (Ends 5/22)
- Goodreads First Reads: The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson (Ends 5/22)
- Goodreads First Reads: Sea Change by S. M. Wheeler (Ends 5/29)
- Goodreads First Reads: Solstice by P.J. Hoover (Ends 5/29)
- Goodreads Giveaway: The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson (Ends 5/29)
- eBook Sale: The Hum and the Shiver, by Alex Bledsoe, is on sale for $2.99 (Ends 6/7)
- Goodreads First Reads: Thieves’ Quarry by D. B. Jackson (Ends 6/12)
- eBook Sale: Lamentation, by Ken Scholes, is on sale for $2.99 (Ends 6/14)
- eBook Sale: Building Harlequin’s Moon, by Larry Niven and Brenda Cooper, is on sale for $2.99 (Ends 6/21)