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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

The Wheel of Time Reread: A Memory of Light, Part 43

Hippy New Beer,! Welcome back to the Wheel of Time Reread! Today’s entry covers Part 8 of Chapter 37 of A Memory of Light, in which regrets are had, fights are started, and consciences are surgically removed for the LOLZ. Previous reread entries are here. The Wheel of Time Master Index is here, which has links to news, reviews, interviews, and all manner of information about the Wheel of Time in general. The index for all things specifically related to the final novel in the series, A Memory of Light, is here. Also, for maximum coolness, the Wheel of Time reread is also now available as an ebook series, from your preferred ebook retailer! This reread post, and all posts henceforth, contain spoilers for the entire Wheel of Time series. If you haven’t read, continue at your own risk.

Lemony Snicket Would Write You Back... But Count Olaf is Watching

It can be fun to write your favorite authors to try and get a response, but we’re pretty sure Lemony Snicket takes the cake on this one. Tumblr user bowieonthebelafonte wrote Snicket as a young enthusiast, and received not a personal message, but something much better. It’s in code!

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Rewatch: “Explorers”

“Explorers” Written by Hilary J. Bader and Rene Echevarria Directed by Cliff Bole Season 3, Episode 22 Production episode 40512-468 Original air date: May 8, 1995 Stardate: unknown Station log: Leeta, one of the dabo girls, goes over to Bashir and hits on him under the guise of being worried about a cough she doesn’t really have. Dax interrupts to let him know that the Lexington is due to put in at the station in three weeks. The ship’s chief medical officer is Dr. Elizabeth Lense, who was the valedictorian in Bashir’s class at Starfleet Medical, for which Bashir was salutatorian. Bashir tries and fails to play it cool regarding that, while Dax twists the knife on the subject quite nastily. Sisko returns from a trip to Bajor where he checked out an ancient archive. He’s back with a goatee and the image of a solar sailing ship that, legend has it, explored the solar system and possibly went to Cardassia. Sisko intends to build a ship just like it, using the same tools the Bajorans used then (or as close as he can get). Kira thinks it’s cool that he’s doing it, but O’Brien is skeptical that the ship will be spaceworthy. He’s even more skeptical that such a ship would’ve made it to Cardassia. Kira tartly points out that the Cardassians have always said the same thing—that Bajor could never have achieved interstellar travel before they did. “Listen.” “I don’t hear anything.”

Star Wars: The Throne Wars Gives Us the Dark Side Khal-Drogo We Need

Artist jbcasacop over at DeviantArt is starting up a fanart series called “Star Wars: The Throne Wars,” a mashup of that galaxy far, far away and GRRM’s Song of Ice and Fire series. For the first illustration we have an uncomparable rendering of Khal-Drogo as a Sith Lord. Yeah, we’d run if he swooped down to our humble core world. Does this make Daenerys a Night Sister? Because that would actually be kind of awesome. The Starks are probably all Jedi who didn’t make it past the Purge, too. Yikes.

The Freedom Maze Sweepstakes!

Out today from Candlewick Press, the paperback edition of Delia Sherman’s The Freedom Maze features a new, gorgeous cover that evokes the Lousiana swamps where this engaging tale of identity, time travel, and magic unfolds. We want to give you a copy of the brand-new edition of this award-winning novel, plus your very own Freedom Maze tattoo!


Check out Laura Lam's Shadowplay, the sequel to Pantomime, available now from Strange Chemistry! The circus lies behind Micah Grey in dust and ashes. He and the white clown, Drystan, take refuge with the once-great magician, Jasper Maske. When Maske agrees to teach them his trade, his embittered rival challenges them to a duel which could decide all of their fates. People also hunt both Micah and the person he was before the circus–the runaway daughter of a noble family. And Micah discovers there is magic and power in the world, far beyond the card tricks and illusions he’s perfecting…