- Giveaway: Tor is giving away several books on Goodreads. Entry deadline for all these is December 17, 2011. Click on the book titles for the contest links. Each of these will not be released to the general public until February 28, 1012.
- Touchstone by Melanie Rawn.
- The Scar by Sergey Dyachenko and Marina Dyachenko.
- Living Proof by Kira Peikoff.
- Cain at Gettysburg by Ralph Peters.
- Arctic Rising by Tobias S. Buckell.
- More Tor giveaways. I think these books are already out. Deadlines for these contests are also December 17.
- Giveaway: Future Lovecraft, An anthology of scifi stories and poems inspired by the works of H.P. Lovecraft. Book was released December 6, 2012. Contest deadline is December 31, 2011.
- In fantasy art news, I’m sad to say that Darrell K. Sweet died this week. Among his many works, he created the artwork for Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series. You can see several of his artwork on this Tor blog post.
- Speaking of the Wheel of Time books, you can purchase a 24k gold-plated bronze Asha’man dragon pin. If you know what this is, you have an automatic membership in the unofficial circle of geekdom.
- Just in time for Christmas, how about a gingerbread AT-AT? Amazing. I love the candy canes underfoot. <snicker>
- And finally, here’s a video, just for fun. Have you heard of The Piano Guys? These guys are amazing musicians. One of their latest pieces is a Star Wars parody entitled “Cello Wars: The Phantom Chellist.” Not all their pieces are humorous, but this one is too funny. Here you go:
I hope you’re enjoying the holidays so far. Until next time, happy geekdom to you. May all your Christmas dreams come true.
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