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Star Wars: Clone Wars Marathon

SW-TCW - Duel of the Droids

Lucasfilm announces Star Wars: Clone Wars Catch-Up Marathon
The following is the press release:

Although the final original episodes of STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS have aired for the remainder of 2008, there’s no dearth of CLONE WARS fun available at to keep fans busy until Jan. 2, including the first-ever online “marathon,” which begins on Monday.

Starting Dec. 22, all 10 episodes of the hit Cartoon Network series that have aired to date will be available online at the official Star Wars website and at What’s more, each episode features a video commentary by supervising director Dave Filoni; a web comic; and a detailed episode guide containing concept art and additional insights into STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS.

The online marathon ends on Monday, Jan. 5.

And on Friday, Jan. 2, the first new CLONE WARS episode of 2009, “Dooku Captured,” debuts at 9 p.m. on Cartoon Network.

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Book Reviewers Linkup Meme

Grasping for the Wind has started the daunting task of collecting links of fellow book reviewers. If you are a reviewer and don’t see your name on the list, all you have to do is take the list from his blog, post it on your site, and add yourself to the list in alphabetical order. While you’re at it, might as well check out some of the links that are new to you!

A Dribble Of Ink
Adventures in Reading
The Agony Column
The Antick Musings of G.B.H. Hornswoggler, Gent.
Barbara Martin
Bibliophile Stalker
Blood of the Muse
The Book Swede
Breeni Books
Cheryl’s Musings
Dark Wolf Fantasy Reviews
Darque Reviews
Dave Brendon’s Fantasy and Sci-Fi Weblog
Dragons, Heroes and Wizards
Dusk Before the Dawn
Enter the Octopus
Fantasy Book Critic
Fantasy Cafe
Fantasy Debut
Fantasy Book Reviews and News
Fantasy and Sci-fi Lovin’ Blog
The Fix
The Foghorn Review
The Galaxy Express
Graeme’s Fantasy Book Review
Grasping for the Wind
Highlander’s Book Reviews
Jumpdrives and Cantrips
Literary Escapism
Michele Lee’s Book Love
Monster Librarian
Mostly Harmless Books
My Favourite Books
Neth Space
OF Blog of the Fallen
The Old Bat’s Belfry
Pat’s Fantasy Hotlist
Post-Weird Thoughts
Reading the Leaves
Realms of Speculative Fiction
Rob’s Blog o’ Stuff
Sci-Fi Songs [Musical Reviews]
Severian’s Fantastic Worlds
SF Signal
SF Site
SFF World’s Book Reviews
Silver Reviews
Speculative Fiction Junkie
Speculative Horizons
Sporadic Book Reviews
Temple Library Reviews
The Road Not Taken
Urban Fantasy Land
Vast and Cool and Unsympathetic
Variety SF
Walker of Worlds
Wands and Worlds
The Wertzone
WJ Fantasy Reviews
The World in a Satin Bag

Foreign Language (other than English)
Cititor SF [Romanian, but with English Translation] [French]

Giveaways Around the Web

Eos Books is giving away several books: The Servants by Michael Marshall Smith, The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, Dark Rain by Tony Richards, The Dracula Dossier by James Reese, and 20th Century Ghosts by Joe Hill. For more info, click here.

Buzz Focus always has giveaways going on. Currently, you can win The 4400 Complete Series DVD Box Set here.

Fantasy Book Critic has too many book giveaways to even list them all! Find them all on the homepage on the left hand side:

And Pat’s Fantasy Hotlist is giving away five signed copies of The Painted Man by Peter V. Brett here.

METAtropolis Free Download!

Sci-Fi fans and fans of the new Battlestar Galatica are in for a special treat. Get a free download of the first story from METAtropolis, a new original audiobook production from The first story is entitled “In the Forest of the Night” written by Jay Lake (author of “Mindspring“) and features the voice of Michael Hogan “Saul Tigh” from Battlestar Galatica. The complete audio book, featuring five unabridged novellas will be released on Oct. 21, 2008. Download the first story of the audio book today free. No credit card required.
Click here for free story download.

And click here for a sample from “The Red In The Sky Is Our Blood“ by Elizabeth Baer (read by Kandyse McClure cast member “Dee” of Battlestar Galatica).

Publisher Giveaways

Win a Time Machine!

Solaris Books is giving away an incredible model used for their steampunk anthology “Extraordinary Engines” to one lucky winner. Visit to view details and enter.

Random House Contest offers chance to win a trip to New York Comic-Con!

Random House has announced the launch of an exciting contest for recipients of the Strange Lands Newsletter. The winner will be awarded a free trip to the 2009 New York City Comic-Con Convention where he or she will have the opportunity to conduct an exclusive interview with Tamora Pierce – author of the Beka Cooper series. To enter the contest, applicants must mail in 10 questions that they would ask Tamora Pierce and state why they should be selected as a Strange Lands Correspondent.

Visit to view details and enter.