To commemorate the release of John Scalzi's new book Redshirts, Jonathan Coulton wrote a song about the plight of the expendable characters.
Redshirts came out last week, and it's amazing. Seriously, go pick it up if you haven't already.
As part of his Aicardi Syndrome Fundraiser, Jim C. Hines issued a challenge to John Scalzi: Recreate the pose on the cover of The Taste of Night. Hines has a history of recreating the poses of women in sci-fi and fantasy cover art, but Scalzi proved no slouch in the posing department either.