There are two great book giveaways over at the Tor/Forge blog right now (they are only open to US residents, though).  One is a Brandon Sanderson prize pack, which consists of hardcover copies of the Mistborn trilogy, Elantris, Warbreaker and The Way of Kings.  The other is 25 assorted fantasy books from them, and there are some really interesting sounding books there (including one of my new favorites, Elfland, which I’m working on a review of now).  It also includes A Shadow In Summer by Daniel Abraham, Servant of a Dark God by John Brown, Passion Play by Beth Bernobich, Dreadnought by Cherie Priest, Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson, Prospero Lost by L. Jagi Lamplighter, Eye of the World by Robert Jordan, and Night of Knives by Ian C. Esslemont.

Thanks to Sarah at Bookworm Blues, I also saw that Tor.com had a conversation with Steven Erikson and Ian C. Esslemont about the Malazan books today.  They were answering questions from visitors so if you’re a fan of the series it should be pretty interesting.  (I’m afraid to read it all myself since I have a lot of catching up to do on the series as I’ve only read the first 3 books and 2 of the novellas.)

Also at Bookworm Blues, I saw the US cover for The Quantum Thief by Hannu Rajaniemi, which is coming out in spring 2011.  I’ve been curious about this one for a little while but I love the cover and am now even more curious about this book.

Scholastic has a new social networking site, You Are What You Read, that is about connecting with other readers who have been influenced by the same books or have similar favorite books.