It’s Friday! Time to share my favorite links from this week.
- The top 5 most anticipated releases in October, according to The Ranting Dragon.
- Huge Giveaway! Tor is celebrating reaching 100,000 Twitter followers with a drawing for 10 of its latest releases. Hurry! The deadline is September 23 at midnight.
- Giveaway! The By the Book blog is giving away a copy of James Rubart’s newest, The Chair. Deadline September 29.
- Giveaway! Win an advanced reading copy of Clockwork Prince, Book 2 in The Infernal Devices series by Cassandra Clare. Deadline is October 18.
- Giveaway! Win a copy of Kameron Hurley’s Infidel. Deadline is October 2.
- Here is a really cool book trailer for Brandon Sanderson’s Mistborn, compliments of a devoted fan.
- Gamers unite! “U.S. Gamers Crack Puzzle in AIDS Research that Stumped Scientists for Years.”
- For all you superhero fans, the second Captain America film is slated for 2014.
- Geeky science stuff: The BBC reports that scientists at Cern, the world’s largest physics lab, think they may have just observed subatomic particles traveling faster than the speed of light.
- More geeky science news: “Dwarf Galaxies Suggest Dark Matter Theory May be Wrong.”
- Here’s one case of science fiction becoming reality. The FDA has approved suspended animation for human clinical trials.
- If you’re in Southern California, author Jeri Westerson is launching Troubled Bones, her latest medieval noir mystery starring Crispin Guest, medieval detective extraordinaire. I haven’t read this particular book, but I loved Book 1 in the series. Jeri’s a great author. The champagne and mead party, compete with sword-fighting knights, is October 15, 5 p.m., Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena, CA.
And here’s a little (less than one minute) video that struck my funny bone: Jedi Kittens Strike Back.
I think that’ll do it. Have a good weekend, everyone!
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