Friday, Friday, how I love thee oh Friday! (Sorry about that. Just feeling a little Shakespeare-ish this morning.) Anyway…it is indeed Friday and I’m looking forward to a family weekend. As is my common ritual, let’s kick it off with my favorite links post. What a great way to sum up all the fun stuff I found this week!
- Giveaway: Tor is giving away 10 copies of David Brin‘s new sci-fi Existence on Goodreads. Deadline is May 4, 2012.
- How about a little Star Trek cosplay? Someone put a lot of effort into creating this Star Trek Borg Cube costume.
- These have to be the coolest school lockers anywhere. What do you take when you paint two neighboring lockers blue? Why a Tardis, of course.
- Freebie: Anne Elisabeth Stengl has written a charming fairytale series called Tales of Goldstone Wood. And now the ebook of Heartless, Book 1, is free for a limited time. Here’s a Barnes & Noble/Nook link and here’s one for Amazon/Kindle. (If you want more info, I reviewed Heartless here. Also, here’s an interview with the author.)
- Are you a Lego fan and an Avengers fan. It just so happens that Lego has just released little Marvel Superheroes. (Come on, you know you want at least a peek.)
- Maybe Halo is more your style. Microsoft and 343 Industries has just announced that Halo 4 is coming and will be available for Xbox 360 on November 6, 2012. The Master Chief returns for the beginning of a new saga!
- Looking for something new to read? The fine folks over at FantasyGazette.net have posted a list of new books hitting the shelves this week.
- Freebie for Nook: Here’s a book I loved: Havah by Tosca Lee. This elegantly written Biblical fiction is free for Nook for a limited time. (Sorry, Kindle owners–no freebie this time.)
- Scalzi Collection Sweepstakes! Tor is giving away a prize pack of 10 novels by John Scalzi — the retail value of these is $551. Deadline is May 5, 2012. They are also giving away 10 copies of Scalzi’s sci-fi novel Redshirts. Deadline is May 4.
- Giveaway: This one’s a biggie too. Tor is having a Memory of Light backpack sweepstakes. Fifteen winners will get a Memory of Light backpack, filled with the first books in four series: Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson, Lamentation by Ken Scholes, Imager by L.E. Modesitt, Jr., and Gardens of the Moon by Steven Erikson. Here’s the link. The deadline is April 23, 2012.
- Giveaway: Author Victoria Strauss is giving away trade paperback copies of her fantasy novels The Arm of the Stone and The Garden of the Stone to two lucky winners. You can find details on the bottom portion of the post at this link. Hurry — the deadline is April 22, 2012.
I think that should do it for today. Have a great weekend everybody!