- Dribble of Ink has posted Marc Simonetti’s artwork for A Song of Ice and Fire.
- A real-life version of the kid from UP.
- Want the most badassed baby in the playpark? Get your baby a shi jinsong gun shaped baby carriage!
- Interview: Avatar Star Sam Worthington “Would Kill to Play Captain America.”
- Cinema Blend has posted the very First Iron Man 2 Footage!
- John Scalzi looks back at The Winners and Losers of ’00s SciFi Movies.
- Manolith counts down the 15 Greatest Mindless Movie Explosions.
- Pajiba has compiled a really good list of The Best Indie Films of the Aughts that culminates in the excellent film Juno.
- Gizmodo considers The Physics of Space Battles.
- Maxim takes a peek at Your Christmas Tree’s Twitter Page.
- Interview: Wizards of the Coast interviews Leila Johnston.
- News: Joe Haldeman Will Be the Next SFWA Grand Master.
- News: Laredo could be largest US city without bookstore. (Not for long, I’d guess.)
- News: Spain cuts tax on electronic books.
- David Pogue considers the issue of Whether E-Books Should be Protected.
- Digital books will transform the world of publishing. Who now will be the true guardians of literary merit, asks the Telegraph.
- E-Reads calls the Separation of E-Book Rights Publishers’ Worst Nightmare, saying that “Publishers are fighting the last war, but they’d better turn their heads forward if they don’t want to lose the next one.”
- James W Harris complains “My Science Fiction Thrill is Gone” and asks his readers for genre recommendations.
- Public Knowledge asks What Do Ebooks, Zombies, and Copyright Terms Have in Common Besides this Headline? You might be surprised.
- Tor.com pontificates on Why Lovecraft Works.
- News: Militants in Iraq have used $26 off-the-shelf software to intercept live video feeds from U.S. Predator drones, potentially providing them with information they need to evade or monitor US military operations.
- The Los Angeles Times has compiled a great list of the Best TV lines of 2009, starting with the Big Bang Theory line, “You have a lifetime of bad decisions to make, may I interrupt this one?”
- Over at Comedy Central, Stephen Colbert Better Knows Stephen King.
- The Simpsons premiered twenty years ago today, but Salon.com claims that The Simpsons no longer matters.