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.
- The final Ender’s Game trailer has premiered!
- io9 wants to know what fantasy world has the best magic system, in books, movies, or TV. We, of course, are voting for Brandon Sanderon’s allomancy. Join the discussion on our Facebook page.
- Tor.com can now encase everyone in carbonite. I think I’ll start working from home, so they don’t manage to sneak up behind me…
- Now that Little Brother has been chosen as the One City One Book title for San Francisco this year, they’ve also announced a Little Brother Scavenger Hunt!
- This week’s Throwback Thursday post is from Ben Bova. Here’s Mars Life: Mankind’s Future in Space.
- Congratulations to Blake Charlton, the author of Spellwright and Spellbound, who has been announced as the Pinnacle Award winner by the International Dyslexia Association!
The Tor/Forge newsletter went out this week! Check out these fascinating articles from our authors:
- Researching the Back Story by Lara Parker
- How Ya Gonna Keep ‘em Down on the Farm Once They’ve Seen Paree? by Phillipa Bornikova
- August Grab Bag Sweepstakes
And, just to make Friday that much sweeter, here’s a list of sweepstakes and sales we have going on!
- Goodreads First Reads: UFO Hunters by William J. Birnes (Ends 8/13)
- Goodreads First Reads: The Wrong Girl by Hank Phillippi Ryan (Ends 8/14)
- Goodreads First Reads: Delia’s Shadow by Jaime Lee Moyer (Ends 8/21)
- Goodreads First Reads: The One-Eyed Man by L. E. Modesitt, Jr. (Ends 8/22)
- Goodreads Giveaway: Golden Dawn by Thomas M. Kostigen (Ends 8/22)
- Goodreads First Reads: Vicious by V. E. Schwab (Ends 8/27)
- Goodreads First Reads: The Incrementalists by Steven Brust and Skyler White (Ends 8/28)
- August Grab Bag Sweepstakes (Ends 8/31)
- eBook Sale: First Daughter, by Eric Van Lustbader, is on sale for $2.99 (Ends 9/6)
- eBook Sale: The Legions of Fire, by David Drake, is on sale for $2.99 (Ends 9/6)