- Here’s a link to a gorgeous picture that just happens to be the first photo of the cosmos, according to scientists.
- Giveaway: Tor’s new prize pack is for 16 — yes, 16! — steampunk best-sellers. Deadline is November 9, 2011.
- Fantasymagazine.com featured an interview with Brandon Sanderson, in which he talks at length about his new book Alloy of Law coming out in November. Here’s the link.
- Want to win an ARC of Alloy of Law? Enter a giveaway at http://onlythebestscifi.blogspot.com.
- More Brandon Sanderson news: here’s an interview regarding Infinity Blade, an original novella he wrote for Epic Games, linking its iOS game by the same name and its sequel.
- Giveaway on Goodreads: Cold Glory by B. Kent Anderson. Hurry! The deadline is October 11, 2011. Here’s the contest link and the author’s web site: http://bkentanderson.com/
- Giveaway on Goodreads: The Dark at the End (Repairman Jack, #15) by F. Paul Wilson. Again, hurry. The deadline is October 11, 2011. Here’s the contest link and the author’s web site: http://www.repairmanjack.com/
- Another Repairman Jack giveaway. Tor is offering a prize pack of 21 (!) Repairman Jack books. Deadline is October 16, 2011.
- Giveaway on Goodreads: Children’s book Down the Mysterly River by Bill Willingham and Mark Buckingham (illustrator). Deadline is October 13, 2011. Here’s the contest link and author web site: http://www.billwillingham.com
- Giveaway on Goodreads: Steel and Other Stories by Richard Matheson. Deadline: October 18, 2011. Here’s the contest link and author web site, well, his Facebook page at least.
- Lev Grossman’s novel about a magical boarding school, The Magicians is going to be adapted to a television series to appear on Fox.
- More than 60,000 people voted in NPR’s survey to choose the top 100 sci-fi and fantasy books. Here are the results. And here’s a link to an interactive flowchart for the same.
- Giveaway: Interview with Michelle Franklin and giveaway of ebook versions of her books from the Haanta Series (the longest ongoing fantasy series on the web): The Commander and the Den Asaan Raut and Tales from Frewyn: Reporter from Marridon. Deadline is October 10, 2011.
Whew! I think that’ll do it, don’t you? Did I miss any good links or giveaways? If I did, please let me know in the comments section below.
Have a good weekend, all!