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.
- Have you seen the Game of Thrones special effects reel? It’s pretty incredible!
- Paste Magazine put together a list of twelve of the best fictional libraries. What are they missing? My first thought was of the library at Terry Pratchett’s Unseen University, with it’s fabulous librarian, Ook.
- There’s another great Mind Meld post over at SF Signal: Our Favorite Female Protagonists and Why They Rock.
- On our Facebook page, I asked for a confession, and made one of my own…what’s one book or series that you’ve always meant to read, but never have? Mine is Stranger in a Strange Land. Come share your book!
- Man, lists have sure been popular this week! Over on Flavorwire, they list 50 sci-fi/fantasy novels everyone should read. They’re missing quite a few, though of course that’s going to happen when you limit yourself to 50 books!
And, just to make Friday that much sweeter, here’s a list of sweepstakes and sales we have going on!
- 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)
- Goodreads First Reads: Prodigal Son by Debra Mullins (Ends 9/11)
- Goodreads First Reads: Fingal O’Reilly, Irish Doctor by Patrick Taylor (Ends 9/12)
- Goodreads Giveaway: The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson (9/13)
- Irish Country Sweepstakes (Ends 9/14)