fantasy book reviews science fiction book reviews From Baen Books: The new “I Read Baen’d Books” bumperstickers are in, and they look amazing! To celebrate, we’re giving away signed books and prizes. Place your “I Read Baen’d Books” bumpersticker in the most interesting, intriguing, amazing, amusing, and not-more-than-PG-13 spot, and win! Details here.

It’s also Lois McMaster Bujold Month at Baen Books: Planet Baen celebrates the release of Captain Vorpatril’s Alliance, a new entry in the Vorkosigan Saga with special gifts, whacks, and a contest. Plus, as always: play the game, Planet Baen here.

Phoenix Pickings‘ free Ebook for November is Larry Niven’s collection Limits. The coupon code for November is 9991295 and is good from now through November 30. Link to the free download page, as usual, from the online catalogue at

Here is an extraordinary mix of fantasy and science fiction from one of the masters of science fiction, Larry Niven.

The stories in this collection include some collaborations with authors such as Jerry Pournelle (Spirals) and Steven Barnes (The Locusts), as well as stories written by Niven himself.

Larry Niven’s credits include the award-winning Ringworld series, his “Known Space” novels and the Man-Kzin anthologies. His collaborations with Jerry Pournelle include such titles as Lucifer’s Hammer, Inferno and The Mote in God’s Eye.

Open Road Media is releasing several of Elizabeth Hand’s books in ebook format. If you aren’t familiar with her work, check it out here.

The World Fantasy Awards for 2012 were announced. Congratulations to the winners!

This week, in science is weirder than science fiction: Goalie Toilet!

And finally, it looks like I will be reading Lord of the Rings, according to your votes. I’ll keep you updated on how it is going.

Also, I put this together while watching election returns. I double checked the links so I don’t think any of them are to electoral college maps. If they are, I apologize. Let’s all come together and do the happy dance for at least one day off from election commercials.


  • Ruth Arnell

    RUTH ARNELL (on FanLit's staff January 2009 — August 2013) earned a Ph.D. in political science and is a college professor in Idaho. From a young age she has maxed out her library card the way some people do credit cards. Ruth started reading fantasy with A Wrinkle in Time and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe — books that still occupy an honored spot on her bookshelf today. Ruth and her husband have a young son, but their house is actually presided over by a flame-point Siamese who answers, sometimes, to the name of Griffon.

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