Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Links of the Week

It’s Friday! And a long weekend for many of you. Let’s celebrate with a few fun links I found this week.

  • How about we start with a giveaway? Tor is giving away 60 copies (yes, 60 — that’s not a typo) of David Weber‘s Midst Toil and Tribulation (#6 in the Safehold series). Deadline is September 10, 2012.
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  • Over at For Books’ Sake, they’ve posted a list of the Top 10 Women Writers of Fantasy. Here are links to Part 1 and Part 2 of the post. Which of them have you read?
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  • Ok, this is kind of creepy in a cool kind of way. Wait…is that possible? Disney is now cloning human faces to make life-like robots. Well, maybe it is possible. Check it out and see what you think.
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  • On the serious side, here’s a bit of science fiction come to life. Oxford professor Julian Savulescu considers it a “moral obligation” to genetically engineer babies to screen out personality flaws. Sounds like a slippery slope to me.
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  • Back to the fun stuff. Have you considered buying handmade Legend of Zelda soap? There’s the Triforce symbol (it comes in small and large versions), the Heart Container (my personal favorite), or maybe you’d just like a handful of rupees. I know my daughter would LOVE it! They’re not that expensive either.
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  • Another giveaway: 10 copies of Pirate Cinema by Cory Doctorow. Here’s the link: Deadline is September 14, 2012.
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  • Tor is continuing its Wheel of Time giveaways. This time it’s 5 copies of Book 3, The Dragon Reborn by Robert Jordan. Deadline is September 5, 2012.
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  • SciFi Chick is giving away one copy of The Coldest War by Ian Tregillis. Deadline is September 7, 2012.
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  • You can download free wallpaper from The Wheel of Time series, featuring the ebook art for Winter’s Heart by Scott M. Fischer. I wish I could post a copy but I’d hate to get my virtual hands slapped for copyright infringement. That seems to be going around lately. Anyhoo, here’s the link. I think you just need to register for the Tor.com website, if you haven’t already.

I also found a new teaser trailer for the upcoming LEGO Lord of the Rings game. As usual, they’ve thrown their own quirky brand of LEGO humor in. Cracks me up.

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That’s it for now. I hope you all have a wonderful, marvelous, long Labor Day weekend. Cheers!

Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Links of the Week…and Star Wars Day!

Happy Star Wars Day! Yes, another year has come and gone and already it’s May the 4th — Star Wars Day.

(I’d love to give proper credit for this picture, if only I knew who to credit.
If you do, please let me know.)

Of course, we could say Happy Avengers Day. One would think that’s the case with all the hoopla surrounding the new Avengers movie coming out in theaters today. But Avengers Day is actually May 19 so we’ll leave that for another day.

Now, on with my favorite links from this week.

And now for the pièce de résistance. In honor of Star Wars day, here is The Jedi Hunter in all of its geeky goodness. This fun 8-minute video won the 2003 Audience Choice Award in the 2003 Official Star Wars Fan Film Awards and is one of TIME magazine’s Top 10 Star Wars Fanfilms. Just think “a mash-up of Star Wars and The Crocodile Hunter” and you’ll pretty much get the idea. Click below and follow the now-Australian Boba Fett as he hunts down the deadly Jedi.

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That’s it for today. Have a great weekend and May the Fourth be with You!

Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Links of the Week

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!

I think that should do it for today. Have a great weekend everybody!

Best New Science Fiction and Fantasy Links of the Week

This was one of those mornings where I couldn’t find matching comfy socks, but I couldn’t let that stand in the way of celebrating Friday! Time to kick off the weekend with my favorite links from this week. Enjoy! (and may you find matching socks.)

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Enjoy your weekend, everyone! See you next week.

Best New Science Fiction and Fantasy Links of the Week

It’s Friday! Time for my favorite links that I found this week. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.

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Now it’s your turn. Did I miss any good ones? Feel free to leave a comment below. I’d like to see what you found.