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Megan Shepherd Writing Contest!

In her latest two books, Grim Lovelies and Midnight Beauties, Megan alludes to eight different fairy tales that grew out of the magical and dangerous world she meticulously built for her characters. Megan is giving writers of all kinds and backgrounds (high school age and older) the option to turn these short prompts into actual fairy tales. The best story written for each of the eight prompts will be included in a digital Grim Lovelies fairy tale collection entitled Beastie Tales.

For more info, please visit meganshepherd.com/beastietales

SciFiChick.com’s 14th Anniversary and Giveaway!

This is a few days late, since I was out sick this weekend… but SciFiChick.com is 14 years old! 14 years of news, reviews, and interviews of SciFi/Fantasy books, movies, TV, and monthly subscription boxes!

Many thanks to my readers and visitors!

And thanks to the various publishers, authors, and media contacts who continue to send books, movies, and monthly subscription boxes for review. You help to keep my passion/addiction alive and keep me buried in books, movies, and collectibles!

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Courtesy of Tor Books, I have a copy of A Labyrinth of Scions and Sorcery, by Curtis Craddoxk for one lucky winner!

Contest is open to US residents only. No PO Boxes please. To enter, just fill out the form below. Contest ends March 15. I’ll draw a name on March 16, and notify winner via email.

ENTER DAILY TO INCREASE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING!

Good luck!

Continue reading SciFiChick.com’s 14th Anniversary and Giveaway!

Book Spotlight: Dead Moon – Audible Original with Excerpts

Dead Moon by Peter Clines is available today!

Synopsis:
In the year 2243, the Moon belongs to the dead.

The largest graveyard in the solar system, it was the perfect solution to the overcrowding and environmental problems that had plagued mankind for centuries. And the perfect place for Cali Washington to run away from her past.

But when a mysterious meteor crashes into one of the Moon’s cemeteries, Cali and her fellow Caretakers find themselves surrounded by a terrifying enemy force that outnumbers them more than a thousand to one. An enemy not hindered by the lack of air or warmth or sustenance.

An enemy that is already dead.

Now Cali and her compatriots must fight to survive. Because if they don’t, everyone on the Moon may be joining the dead.

And maybe everyone on Earth, too….

Prologue:

Excerpt 1:

Excerpt 2:

ThinkGeek Review: Star Trek TNG Corridor Door Cover

Star Trek TNG Corridor Door Cover

This door cover turns any standard inside door into the corridor on the Enterprise! The cover feels and looks like a small, fitted sheet. It slips easily over the door, and removes easily as well. You can machine wash and tumble dry on low.

It looks fantastic, as you can see! I put it on my utility room door in the basement, where we don’t have to open and close it much – as it does cover the door handle as well.

Star Trek TNG Corridor Door Cover is priced at $24.99.

** SciFiChick.com received this product for free in exchange for an honest review.**

ThinkGeek Review: Thor’s Hammer Tool Set

Marvel Thor Hammer Tool Set

Here is a picture of everything in the center, including a cool-looking hammer.

Here’s a closer look at the items one side of the tool box.

And a closer look at the other side.

This is definitely the coolest tool set I’ve ever seen. I love that there’s a specific place for everything, so I know I’ll know when something’s missing. And because this set is so cool-looking, I can keep it in the house and have tools easily at hand. I will get a LOT of use out of these tools AND have an awesome display piece in my library!

Marvel Thor Hammer Tool Set is priced at $99.99.

Product Specifications:
Marvel Thor Hammer Tool Set
Officially-licensed Marvel’s Avengers merchandise
A ThinkGeek creation & exclusive
44-piece tool set in a molded case that looks like Thor’s hammer
Includes
6″ pliers
10 foot tape measure (metric and imperial) with stopper, belt clip, and lanyard
24 1/4″ sockets
Metric: 4, 4.5, 5, 5.5, 6, 6.5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
Imperial: 5/32, 3/16, 7/32, 1/4, 9/32, 5/16, 11/32, 3/8, 7/16, 1/2
2″ extension bar for sockets
2-in-1 stubby ratchet screwdriver with 6 bits
30mm double-ended bits: PZ2 x H5, PZ3 x H6, PZ1 x H4, PH1 x SL4, PH2 x SL5, PH3 x SL6
3 1/4″ extension bar for bits
6″ wrench
40Cr quick-release ratchet wrench
13 oz. claw hammer
Level
4″ folded knife (with 5 replacement blades)
4 drive brake caliper tool bits
Cross slot bits: PH3, PH3
Slot bits: SL5, SL6
Dimensions: 15″ tall x 9″ wide x 6″ deep (closed)
Weight: 5 1/2 lbs.

** SciFiChick.com received this product for free in exchange for an honest review.**

PBS Digital Studios: The Origin of Science Fiction

Check out: It’s Lit!, the new PBS YouTube series that aims to help people of all ages explore books in a new way.

The Origin of Science Fiction
It’s the literary manifestation of our anxieties and excitement surrounding technology. While science fiction is associated with Mars, robots, and cyberpunk, its origin story is shaped throughout several centuries. This includes The Age of Enlightenment, the Industrial Revolution, and…Frankenstein? Check out the origin of science fiction in a brand new episode of It’s Lit!