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.
- Editor Paul Stevens was going through some old files and found this picture of Robert Jordan on the Winter’s Heart tour. Mister Jordan, we raise a glass to you this holiday season.
- The Game of Thrones stars posed with miniature, adorable toys of themselves. I want the Ned Stark figure with detachable head someone posted in the comments!
- Want to own a piece of movie history? If you have between $200,000 and $300,000, you could own Han Solo’s blaster.
- Congratulations to Samuel R. Delany, who has been named the 2013 Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master by the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America!
- Are you a fan of Little Brother and Homeland, by Cory Doctorow? Check out a podcast of his short story “Lawful Interception.”
- Planning a Lord of the Rings marathon anytime soon? Tor.com has you covered with food and feasting resources. Eat like a Hobbit!
- There are some truly beautiful libraries in the world, and now we have photographic and book evidence.
The Tor/Forge newsletter went out this week!
- Introducing Dangerous Women by Gardner Dozois
- Fighter Aces You Probably Haven’t Heard Of by Carrie Vaughn
- Deadlier Than the Male by Melinda Snodgrass
- Unexpected Dangers by Brandon Sanderson
And, just to make Friday that much sweeter, here’s a list of sweepstakes and sales we have going on!
- Goodreads Sweepstakes: Johnny Hiro: The Skills to Pay the Bills by Fred Chao (Ends 11/27)
- eBook Sale: The Memory of Earth by Orson Scott Card is on sale for $2.99 (Ends 12/6)
- The Wheel of Time Sweepstakes (Ends 12/10)
- Anthology Collection Sweepstakes (Ends 12/12)
- Goodreads Sweepstakes: The Path of Daggers by Robert Jordan (Ends 12/16)
- Goodreads Sweepstakes: The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson (Ends 12/16)
- Goodreads Sweepstakes: The Emperor’s Blades by Brian Staveley (Ends 12/17)
- Goodreads Sweepstakes: Eyes to See by Joseph Nassise (Ends 12/17)
- Goodreads Sweepstakes: Something More Than Night by Ian Tregillis (Ends 12/17)
- Goodreads Sweepstakes: What Makes This Book So Great by Jo Walton (Ends 12/18)
- Goodreads Sweepstakes: A Darkling Sea by James Cambias (Ends 12/19)
- Goodreads Sweepstakes: The Five by Robert R. McCammon (Ends 12/19)
- Goodreads Sweepstakes: Dangerous Women edited by George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois (Ends 12/20)
- Goodreads Sweepstakes: The Wavering Werewolf by David Lubar (Ends 1/3)
- eBook Sale: Rogue Warrior: Dictator’s Ransom by Richard Marcinko and Jim DeFelice is on sale for $2.99 (Ends 1/3)
- eBook Sale: After the Golden Age by Carrie Vaughn is on sale for $2.99 (Ends 1/3)
- eBook Sale: Personal Demons by Lisa Desrocher is on sale for $2.99 (Ends 1/31)