Welcome to the Morning Roundup! Every morning we gather some cool outside links and highlights from the Tor.com satellite sites and our handy “Of Interest” sidebar for your pre-work perusal. Check out the Facebook portals themselves—linked below—for even more items that might tickle your fancy.
Today we’re still laughing at a 150-year-old April Fool’s joke and denying the Dark Lord of the Sith any and all frozen treats.
- Tor.com Science Fiction: Kirkus Reviews discusses the defintion of science fiction in hopes of clearing up a few misconceptions.
- Tor.com Fantasy: Terry Brooks has—reluctantly—begun to blog.
- Tor.com Urban Fantasy: Julian Smith wants you to know that you should never interrupt him while he’s reading. Or you’ll be sorry.
- Tor.com Steampunk: The Guardian shows us a pretty fantastic April Fool’s joke from 1856.
- Tor.com Art Department: Monster Brains has a post featuring a slew of incredible artwork from Alfred Kubin.
- Tor.com Wheel of Time: Linda over at the Thirteenth Depository tells us about her preparations for JordanCon.
From the “Of Interest” Sidebar:
- Vader doesn’t get a popsicle. Not even when he’s the guy driving the ice cream truck.
- Take a first look at Pixar’s new movie Brave, their first to feature a female protagonist.
- Winnie the Pooh as the Fourth Doctor. You cannot even comprehend how cute this is.
Stubby the Rocket is the mascot and often random voice of Tor.com. It went to the Tower of London once and all it got were these lousy night terrors from being chased by headless ghosts.