Random Tuesday: New Lunar Chronicle Book, Strong Female Characters, Wonder Woman & Other Randomosity

First of all, just a reminder, we're giving away a copy of Geek Dad Awesomely Geeky Projects and Activities for Dads and Kids to Share by Ken Denmead. Submissions are being accepted until 12:01AM on Monday, June 23. You should definitely go over there and enter.

With the World Cup keeping my other half distracted for long stretches of time, I've recently rediscovered Twitter and have been spending far too much time over there discussing Game of Thrones, geek things and what television shows Joe Hill should introduce to his kids. I'm always looking for new people to chat about random things (even when it's not Tuesday), so tweet me something silly and random.

Now to random things!

Bookish people and nerdish people are always talking about Strong Female Characters(TM). The Dissolve (a site introduced to me on Twitter) has an article about Strong Female Characters quickly being taken over by Trinity Syndrome. It's an interesting read and another POV in the whole SFC discussion.

Simon & Schuster has announced the first round of releases from SAGA, their new genre imprint. It includes a couple of new books and some re-releases that come out early next year. io9 has all the pretty covers over here.

I hate Mondays, but this news about a secret prequal to Marissa Meyer's Lunar Chronicles series tiding us over until the release of the final book in November 2015 made yesterday a really good day. The cover is a bit more ostentatious than the rest in the series, but considering it's about crazy Queen Lavana, I suppose it makes sense. Can't wait to add it to my collection next January.

Many channels save all their scifi and fantasy programming until the summer. Here are a ton of shows starting or returning over the next few months. (from io9)

HBO lost the rights to adapt Neil Gaiman's American Gods. The president of programming finally came out and said why they never made it into a series. (from The Mary Sue)

I can't fathom that this list of release dates for DC Comics big screen adaptations has much truth to it, but if it does, Shazam is a strange choice to do before Wonder Woman. (from io9)

A mother discusses her young daughter's lack of interest in Wonder Woman and what that says about the state of the currrent state of comicbook media. (from Comic Book Resource)

It makes my heart incredibly happy to see all the success Noelle Stevenson aka Gingerhaze is experiencing lately. I've never met her and yet I'm oddly proud of this stranger whose work I'm very fond of. So have a Gingerhaze She Hulk.

And finally, to be truly random, have some adorable pictures of a stray cat wandering into a lynx enclosure in a Russian zoo.


What random things have you come across lately? Any awesome television you're looking forward to watching this summer?

Random Tuesday: The Truly Random on Wednesday Edition

I tried to provide you random things yesterday. I tried and tried and Squarespace just didn't want me to get into the site. So here is all the random from Tuesday, but with an extra random dose because it is in fact Wednesday.

Lego has released its first female scientist mini-fig. The design is a little stereotypical, but it's better than nothing. (From TheMarySue.com)

Wonder Woman has a new look for an upcoming Justice League animated movie. One day I will do my rant about how they should do Wonder Woman's live action movie as a war movie that happens to have Wonder Woman in it as a soldier-like character, but that day isn't today. (From DC Women Kick Ass on Tumblr)

EW released a sneak peek into the final book in Veronica Roth's Divergent series. Allegiant comes out on October 22.

A million congrats to Noelle Stevenson, also known as Gingerhaze. She is one of my favorite web comic creators and she's recently sold her web comic Nimona to HarperCollins, been nominated for a Harvey Award and a million other awesome things.

Have some of Noelle's original character lady pirates just because:

This lady makes custom superhero costume hoodies. I think I almost started to cry when I saw the Nightwing and Robin ones. They seem to be one of a kind and the last one she made of Damien Wayne's Robin get-up went for $187 on Ebay. So... a bit out of my price range. (Also TheMarySue.com)

Delicious and adorable! What if the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were girls and were put on a cake? (From That's Nerdalicious)

The Hugo Awards were handed out at World Fantasy Con last weekend and some of WFTM's favorites picked up some awards. Here is a full list of winners. (From Blastr)

The 5th Wave movie adaptation might have found their director. (From Variety)

Of the new fall pilots we saw at Comic Con, Almost Human was my favorite. It has that quirky Fringe feel, but with robots and Karl Urban. io9 has a great interview up with Urban and his costar Michael Ealy.

Something else random? I work in marketing for real estate. I really wish that we got more super cool houses like this one to work with. It's designed to look like a 1960s sci-fi television set. (From The Frisky)


That's all my random for this week. Send me more random in the comments!