The Week in Review

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 Wall

  • The Lands of Ice and Fire publishes next week, and as a teaser, they’ve released some beautiful, official maps from Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire series.
  • October’s almost over, which means January’s almost here. For those Wheel of Time fans having trouble waiting for the January 8 publication of A Memory of Light, Tor.com has you covered: you can now listen to the audio version of Chapter Two, “The Choice of an Ajah.”
  • Great news from NPR: the Facebook generation is reading. Not only that, but they’re using libraries in huge numbers!
  • Have you seen the award-winning short film Afghan? Inspired by a real life racist act post-9/11, it tells the story of a victim of a hate crime forced to look for humor in a terrible situation. Well worth the time.

And, just to make Friday that much sweeter, here’s a list of sweepstakes and sales we have going on!

The Week in Review

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.

  • On Sunday, Felix Baumgartner free falled from twenty four miles above the earth. In addition to the video above, io9 has first-person footage from his helmet or chest camera.
  • Brandon Sanderson has confirmed the first event on the A Memory of Light tour: a midnight launch at the BYU Bookstore in Provo, Utah on January 8th! More details on the tour to come soon.
  • Word Brooklyn hosted a Pirate Flix Video Remix contest for Cory Doctorow’s recent Pirate Cinema event. The winners were announced at the event, and you can watch them on BoingBoing.
  • Tuesday was Ada Lovelace Day, remembering the famous computing pioneer. How did you celebrate?

And, just to make Friday that much sweeter, here’s a list of sweepstakes and sales we have going on!

The Week in Review

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.

  • You can now get a PhD in comics. Yup, comics. Appropriate news for this weekend, right?

And, just to make Friday that much sweeter, here’s a list of sweepstakes and sales we have going on!

Goodreads Sweepstakes: The Shadow Rising by Robert Jordan

Enter for a chance to win a copy on Goodreads!

About The Shadow Rising: The Wheel of Time®, Robert Jordan’s internationally bestselling fantasy series, has captured the imaginations of millions of readers worldwide. Now The Shadow Rising  is available in trade paperback for the first time. This new edition features cover art from award-winning artist Sam Weber. This stunning cover art debuted on the e-book and now graces bookstores for the first time on this handsome new edition.

Enter for a chance to win here!

(Ends November 8)

Also, don’t forget to check out our other sweepstakes!

New Releases: 10/2/2012

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Jack the Ripper: Hell Blade Vol. 2 story and art by Jetae Yoo

See upcoming releases.

The Week in Review

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.

  • Finshed the prologue of A Memory of Light? Well, we’ve got you covered: now you can read Chapter One, “Eastward the Wind Blew,” on Tor.com!
  • The very first review of A Memory of Light is online now. Check out Jason Denzel’s heartfelt (and spoiler-free) letter to Robert Jordan upon finishing the final book of The Wheel of Time.
  • Alex Bledsoe is doing a sort of video diary about the life of a writer. Check out his third video, about the revision process.
  • Did you watch the Ig Nobel Prize ceremony? You absolutely should. There are some really fun, ridiculous scientific discoveries.

And, just to make Friday that much sweeter, here’s a list of sweepstakes and sales we have going on!

The Week in Review

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.

  • Looking for new urban fantasy recommendations? Bryan Thomas Schmidt, the man behind #sffwrtcht, gives a list of his nine favorite urban fantasy series.
  • John Scalzi fulfils a promise to Twitter by allowing himself to be covered in frosting by roller derby girls on Neil Gaiman’s front lawn. Yes, sometimes dreams do come true.

And, just to make Friday that much sweeter, here’s a list of sweepstakes and sales we have going on!

Goodreads Sweeptakes: The Shadow Rising by Robert Jordan

Enter for a chance to win a copy on Goodreads!

About The Shadow Rising: The Wheel of Time®, Robert Jordan’s internationally bestselling fantasy series, has captured the imaginations of millions of readers worldwide. Now The Shadow Rising will be available in trade paperback for the first time. This new edition will feature cover art from award-winning artist Sam Weber. This stunning cover art debuted on the e-book and will now grace bookstores for the first time on this handsome new edition.

Enter for a chance to win here!

(Ends October 5)

Also, don’t forget to check out our other sweepstakes!

The Shadow Rising Audiobook Sweepstakes

We have one copy of The Shadow Rising audiobook to give away to one lucky winner. Comment below to enter for a chance to win.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. You must be 18 or older and a legal resident of the 50 United States or D.C. to enter. Promotion begins April 30, 2012 at 10 a.m. ET. and ends May 4, 2012, 12:00 p.m. ET. Void in Puerto Rico and wherever prohibited by law. Please see full details and official rules go here. Sponsor: Tom Doherty Associates, LLC.

New Release: The Shadow Rising ebook

The Shadow Rising ebook is now available!

From Tor.com (post by Jason Denzel) Very often I am faced with a question that, at one time or another, every Wheel of Time fan has to answer: “Which is your favorite WoT book?” That, or its close cousin, “Which do you think is the best WoT book?” And like so many other die-hard fans will tell you, I just can’t decide.

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Wheel of Time ebook schedule

Cover artist Sam Weber talks about his process and his love for the books