You are busy! And we want to make life easier for you. So we’ve put together a roundup of the happenings around here this week. We hope you like them. We do. (But we’re a pretty weird bunch.)
Here’s some of what you might have missed:
- What Game of Thrones would look like in the style of a beautiful illuminated manuscript. (Also, House drinks for your GoT viewing party. Aaaand a chapter of The Winds of Winter.)
- The moral and ethical issues of The Hunger Games.
- Fanfic in the mainstream? What is Fifty Shades of Grey?
- Our thoughts on the summer movie lineup!
- Cumber-wizard! Wizard-batch? Cumber-wizard-batch.
Cool Stuff on Our Radar:
- These are the drinks you should serve at your Game of Thrones viewing party!
- You know you want to play the Robot Unicorn Attack game….
- Katniss can do it! (Because she has to.) Hilarious faux-propaganda posters for The Hunger Games.
- The lovely ladies of original Trek and TNG are depicted by artist Dylan Meconis.
- A webcomic tackles the death of Trayvon Martin with a look at Ultimate Universe Spider-Man.
- Someone built a working scientific calculator. Out of Minecraft blocks.
- A Game of Thrones as an illuminated manuscript ala Book of the Kells.
- Bendict Cumberbatch is a wizard now. That is all.
What We’ve Been Discussing This Week:
- Could The Hunger Games Really Happen? by Nancy Lambert
- Is Fan Fiction Ready to Go Mainstream Thanks to Fifty Shades of Grey? by Alma Katsu
- Let’s Talk Science Fiction Summer Movies by Stubby and Crew
- The Hunger Games Movie Reviewed in Comic Form by Faith Erin Hicks
- World’s Apart: Two Star Trek Books by John M. Ford by Ellen Cheeseman-Meyer
- WWKD: The Moral and Ethical Issues of The Hunger Games by Shoshana Kessock
- We’re on Tumblr now!
- George R.R. Martin revealed a chapter of The Winds of Winter!
- Mistborn: Birthright is Coming in 2013
- James Cameron just became the deepest solo ocean diver in history.
Read some original and upcoming fiction!:
- “The Sigma Structure Symphony” by Gregory Benford
- Redshirts, Prologue-Chapter 2 by John Scalzi (must be registered with the site to read)
- An exclusive graphic novel prequel to new horror series Hemlock Grove by Brian McGreevy
- An audio excerpt from Suddenly, A Knock On The Door by Etgar Keret
- An excerpt from The Advance Team by Will Pfeifer and Germán Torres
- An excerpt from The Reckoning by Alma Katsu
- An excerpt from Royal Street by Suzanne Johnson
- Total Recall
- Snow White and the Huntsman (five minutes of footage)
- Doctor Who Season 7
- Game of Thrones season 2 (complete with tiny dragons!)
- London Peculiar by Michael Moorcock
- The Advance Team by Will Pfeifer and Germán Torres
- A Game of Thrones graphic novel, adapted by Daniel Abraham
- Range of Ghosts by Elizabeth Bear
- Chrysanthe by Yves Menard
- Noboru Ishiguro, the master of anime space opera