This is just one potential cover of Secret Code, which is about a young girl who builds a robot that runs amok. Meant to encourage girls to pursue the sciences, this book is also notable for having customizable illustrations, so the hero can more accurately reflect whomever the book is gifted too. We are super into it.
There is more fun below, including a few Best of 2016 lists and a discussion of rebellions and empires….
- The Science Fiction Poetry Association (SFPA) have released the winners of the 2016 Poetry Contest!
- E.C. Myers answers questions on the Serial Box blog, including his favorite magic spell and the Hamilton quote that stuck with him.
- Not one but two(!) Best SFF of 2016 lists from the Washington Post and Barnes & Noble. (Hey, we recognize a few of those titles….)
- Nisi Shawl is writing a new SFF column for The Seattle Review of Books!
- Analog and Asimov’s magazines are to go bi-monthly starting in 2017.
- A film trilogy adaption of Bone is in the works from Warner Brothers!
- Auston Habershaw is talking about Empires and Rebellions and what makes one “good” or “evil” depending on the story we are creating.
- Criminal Element has a guide to Dan Wells’s Extreme Makeover in GIF form. Yessssss…..
- Need a list of light genre reads for the upcoming holidays? Kirkus Reviews has got you covered.
- The Westfield Comics blog interviewed Delilah S. Dawson about her comic Ladycastle!