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.
- Want to see a 360 degree view of the Dragon Army Barracks? Or of Colonel Graff’s Command Center at the Battle School? Check out these sweet panoramic views of the Ender’s Game set on io9.
- There’s a new Throwback Thursday post this week! Check out an interview with Richard Matheson, author of I Am Legend, from 2007.
- Do you like science? How about cooking? If the answer is yes to both, then check out a free class from Harvard on the science of cooking.
- Check out this amazing Wonder Woman short. It makes me want a full length film immediately!
- There’s a new trailer for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, and we finally get to hear Benedict Cumberbatch’s Smaug voice. Gives me chills.
- One kid now has what must be the coolest toy on the planet — a dinosaur made in space.
- Daniel Kalla, the author of Rising Sun, Falling Shadow, will be on LitChat today at 4 PM. Check it out!
And, just to make Friday that much sweeter, here’s a list of sweepstakes and sales we have going on!
- October Grab Bag Sweepstakes (Ends 10/31)
- Goodreads Sweepstakes: The Eldritch Conspiracy by Cat Adams (Ends 10/8)
- Goodreads Sweepstakes: George Noory’s Late Night Snacks by George Noory (Ends 10/9)
- Goodreads Sweepstakes: Revelations by J. A. Souders (Ends 10/10)
- Goodreads Sweepstakes: Fiddlehead by Cherie Priest (Ends 10/16)
- Goodreads Sweepstakes: Gideon Smith and the Mechanical Girl by David Barnett (Ends 10/25)
- Goodreads Sweepstakes: Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card (Ends 10/30)
- Goodreads Sweepstakes: The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson (Ends 10/31)
- Goodreads Sweepstakes: Prospero Lost by L. Jagi Lamplighter (Ends 11/1)
- eBook Sale: Evil, Inc. by Glenn Kaplan is on sale for $2.99 (Ends 11/1)
- eBook Sale: Three Parts Dead by Max Gladstone is on sale for $2.99 (Ends 11/1)
- eBook Sale: Inside Straight edited by George R.R. Martin is on sale for $2.99 (Ends 11/1)
- Goodreads Sweepstakes: Farthing by Jo Walton (Ends 11/1)