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.
- We’ve gotten in Todd Lockwood’s cover art for Tropic of Serpents, by Marie Brennan, and it’s just gorgeous. So Tor.com decided to make some free wallpaper for anyone who wants to download it!
- There’s a new Humble eBook Bundle! The bundle includes Little Brother by Cory Doctorow, Boneshaker by Cherie Priest, Spin by Robert Charles Wilson, and more!
- Author Jay Lake has been dealing with cancer and the fact that he’s dying. And he’s doing it his own way, by hosting his own funeral before he dies. JayWake will be held on July 27th. See the link for more details.
- We knew Robert Jordan was a fan of George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series. Apparently, he was enough of a fan to request a signed copy from Martin’s editor. There’s some fun commentary about series length in there.
- Happy birthday, Nikola Tesla!
- Last but definitely not least, will you be at San Diego Comic-Con? Come say hi!
The Tor/Forge newsletter went out this week! Check out these fascinating articles from our authors:
- Confessions of a History Geek: Blending History and Fantasy by D. B. Jackson
- Seamless Garments by Michael Flynn
- Ender’s Game Sweepstakes
And, just to make Friday that much sweeter, here’s a list of sweepstakes and sales we have going on!
- Goodreads First Reads: Box Office Poison by Phillipa Bornikova (Ends 7/17)
- Goodreads First Reads: Approaching the Speed of Light by Victoria Lustbader (Ends 7/18)
- Goodreads First Reads: Elysian Fields by Suzanne Johnson (Ends 7/19)
- Goodreads First Reads: Antigoddess by Kendare Blake (Ends 7/23)
- Goodreads First Reads: The Lost Prince by Edward Lazellari (Ends 7/24)
- Ender’s Game Sweepstakes (Ends 7/31)
- Goodreads First Reads: What Are the Chances by Kenny Rogers with Mike Blakely (Ends 8/1)
- Goodreads Giveaway: The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson (Ends 8/8)
- eBook Sale: The Grays, by Whitley Strieber, is on sale for $2.99 (Ends 8/9)
- eBook Sale: Royal Street, by Suzanne Johnson, is on sale for $2.99 (Ends 8/9)