Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Links of the Week 2


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.

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

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