Among all the Lego surprises at Toy Fair 2012, there's a cool new Star Wars set called Droid Escape. It's the pod in which C-3PO and R2-D2 use to land on Tatooine in the original movie. It includes these two stormtroopers, which are amazingly detailed.
One of the most venerable science fiction podcasts is raising its game. For a six-month trial period, Escape Pod will be paying five cents a word for previously unpublished stories, and three cents (with a minimum of $100) for reprints.