If you, dear reader, were a planet you’d be beautiful, lush, and life-sustaining while orbiting a gorgeous purple star. And if Tor.com were a planet… Wait! Tor.com ain’t no planet! Tor.com is a stubby rocket coming to your planet and dropping off some science fiction and fantasy news like freaking gangbusters. Geronimo! Offsite link curation action drops now.
1.) Really. More Khan Casting Rumors.
2.) Aliens can now leave us a message.
3.) io9’s master chart of all magic.
4.) Gamers and their alter egos.
Every day Stubby the Rocket jets around the internet looking for links of interest. When Stubby finds these links, they get put in our handy Links of Interest section and sometimes on our Twitter and Facebook! Here are today’s:
- Downey Jr. reads a lot of scripts. He thinks the script for Iron Man 3 is the best script he’s read in 5 years! He thinks The Avengers is okay, too. (via Geek Tyrant)
- Oh hai aliens. We got money for our space radios now. Call us! SETI’s Allen Array comes back online. (via Boing Boing)
- Viral Dark Knight Rises stuff starts popping up online. (via Den of Geek)
- Over on SF Signal John H. Stevens takes another look at Margaret Atwood’s In Other Worlds. (via SF Signal)
- There was a rumor that The Man of Steel and The Hobbit would swap release dates. It turns out it’s not true. (via Cinema Blend)
- From the fantastic book Alter Ego by Robbie Cooper, images of gamers and their avatars. (via Flavorwire)
- Tor.com’s very own Brit Mandelo reveals the table of contents to the anthology she just edited: Beyond Binary: Genderqueer and Sexually Fluid Speculative Fiction. (via Brit’s Livejournal)
- Someone named Edgar Ramirez might be Khan. Oh sheesh. You know this is going to go on forever. (via Vareity)
- io9 has created a master chart explaining how magic works in all the fantasy worlds. Ever. (via io9)
Stubby the Rocket is the voice and mascot of Tor.com. Stubby’s avatar in all gaming worlds might be a rocket but then again it might not be. So obvious.