I can’t tell if my favorite cool thing I’ve seen this week is these gorgeous tilt-shift astronomy photos or this story about jetpacks being used to fight fires in Dubai.
My favorite funny thing of the week, though? Mightygodking’s 2016 election Magic: The Gathering cards.
The World Fantasy Award is looking for a new statuette design to replace the bust of H.P. Lovecraft.
Meanwhile, S.T. Joshi continues to have a public meltdown about it. The Arkham Digest reports, and there’s a good piece at Salon on the mixed legacy of H.P. Lovecraft.
Robert Jackson Bennett has some thoughts on worldbuilding.
At Black Gate, Sarah Avery looks at why we love enormous fantasy book series.
Ian Sales has some ideas on reasons to be cheerful in space opera.
Lit Reactor lists 5 Ray Bradbury stories that tell us everything we need to know about writing.
The Mary Sue talks about Supergirl vs. Jessica Jones. Turns out the world is wide enough for both. And more.
io9 looks at how Doctor Who managed to waste Clara Oswald.
Games Radar collects 25 of the most kick-ass TV heroines.
Tor.com has a roundup of the covers for their winter publishing schedule, and they look so good.
Tycho Journal wants to reinvent the sci-fi magazine.
Read “On Pandering” over at Tin House.
If you’re looking for something to read, Largehearted Boy is collecting all the “Year’s Best” lists you could ever hope for.