Friday, October 28, 2011

Fantastically Fun Fridays: October 28, 2011

Well, if this week's coverage hasn't given you some new ideas for scary stories, then you must not have been paying very good attention.  Thank you to all of our guest contributors for your essays--it's been a very exciting week!

Remember that you still have a chance to let us know about your favorite short story and when you do, become part of a drawing for a signed copy of Joe Hill's Heart Shaped Box.  The scary excitement continues on Monday with a guest post from Joe Hill himself, so make sure you come back for the fun!

Here are some of the other exciting things we've collected for you this week:

  • Kirkus Reviews discusses scifi retellings of classic tales.  Are there any others you know of? (Kirkus Reviews)
  • Retroactive Hugos: the 1885 edition. (io9)
  • Now I know my ABCs, Star Wars style. (Laughing Squid)
  • Planning a trip to NYC?  Use this ultimate nerd guide to the city to help you see what spots you should really check out. (Buzzfeed)
  • And for all of you who are feeling too busy, overwhelmed, or tired of midterm essays, Terri Windling is doing a beautiful series on creative burnout.  Here's the first entry in the series. (Terri Winding's Studio)
Also, in honor of Halloween, a few of the best scifi/fantasy pumpkins we've seen:
Have a great weekend, everyone!