NPR has announced its list of the top 100 science fiction and fantasy books (as chosen by their readers/listeners). The top 3? Lord of the Rings, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, and Ender's Game. Check out the rest of the list--it should keep you busy for a while!
Speaking of The Lord of the Rings, if you're in the Chicago area, you can watch a screening of The Fellowship of the Ring with live music, performed by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, next Thursday and Friday night at Ravinia. Travelzoo has a good deal on tickets--$15 lawn seats on Thursday, $20 pavilion tickets on Thursday and Friday.
Here are some of the other fun things we found around the internet this week:
- Looking for something unusual for your next vacation? Boldly go to Jordan to visit this new, alternate-energy-fueled theme park. (Inhabitat)
- As we approach the beginning of a new school year, perhaps some "new year's resolutions for writers" are in order--these from J.K. Rowling do the trick quite nicely. (Writer's Blog)
- More minimalist art--this time featuring Marvel characters. (GeekTyrant)
- Having a hard time getting up for your morning run? Perhaps this will motivate you. (RunForYourLives)
- A silent film adaptation of Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book. So cool. (YouTube)
- Simon le Bon of Duran Duran explains why he loves China Miéville's novel Embassytown. (Duran Duran Board)
- And finally, Shel Silverstein on The Johnny Cash Show. They sing "A Boy Named Sue." It is awesome. (Bookshelves of Doom)