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.
- LiveJournal user October_26 cast a gender-swapped version of The Lord of the Rings. Some of them are utterly brilliant. Who would you cast?
- Want to know what’s coming up at Tor Books? Here are some of the highlights of our Summer and Fall seasons!
- Tor.com’s Carl shares what we’ve learned about Words of Radiance from Brandon Sanderson’s tour for The Rithmatist.
- We’re very sad to say that this week has seen the loss of both Jack Vance, a giant of genre fiction, and Father Andrew M. Greeley, an outspoken priest and prolific mystery writer. Gentlemen, you will both be missed. Rest in peace.
- On a more positive note, at the Houston Comicapalooza this weekend, Sir Patrick Stewart gave a heartfelt and passionate speech about domestic violence and PTSD. Worth watching the entire seven minutes. With a tissue.
- And, last but definitely not least, two extra stories from John Scalzi’s The Human Division are now available for free on Tor.com.
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 today!)
- 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)
- Goodreads First Reads: Drift by Jon McGoran (Ends 6/21)
- Goodreads First Reads: Mist by Susan Krinard (End 6/24)
- Goodreads First Reads: Replica by Jenna Black (Ends 6/25)
- Goodreads First Reads: Storm Riders by Margaret Weis and Robert Krammes (Ends 6/26)
- Goodreads First Reads: Traveling Light by Andrea Thalasinos (Ends 6/27)
- Goodreads First Reads: Extremities by David Lubar (Ends 6/28)
- Goodreads First Reads: Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card (Ends 6/28)
- Goodreads Giveaway: The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson (Ends 6/30)
- eBook Sale: The Affinity Bridge, by George Mann, is on sale for $2.99 (Ends 7/5)
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