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Among Others is Among Us
Among Others, the newest novel from Tor.com super-blogger Jo Walton*, is the story of how one smart, odd young woman solves a fantastical problem by thinking science-fictionally. It’s an outsider tale and a coming of age story; Patrick Nielsen Hayden calls it “absolutely incandescent” and a whole load of other nice things besides, Elizabeth Bear compares it to Pamela Dean’s Tam Lin, and you, dear reader, can decide for yourself when you read our substantial excerpt. Congratulations to Jo on the release of an awesome book!
* How super is Jo? So super she recently celebrated her 500th post!
The Towers of Midnight Ebook Cover
The Towers of Midnight ebook will be available on January 31, featuring a cover forged with the One Power by Raymond Swanland, depicting Perrin at a turning point. (Of course, it’s always a turning point with ta’veren…) In this post, you can see sketches and process shots and read about how Raymond approached the massiveness that is the Wheel of Time.
Kai Su, Stargate?
Everything old is new again in science fiction! In this post, the first in a series on SF and its classical sources, Liz Bourke discusses the Greeks’ obsession with a lost island called Atlantis, and covers a few modern works that call Atlantis out by name or use its mystique as inspiration.
She Flies Through the Air With the Greatest of Ease
And now, with a little help from artist Sam Weber, the heroine of Brandon Sanderson’s Mistborn trilogy is flying through the aether, as well—this new cover is to mark the trilogy’s February 1 release as an ebook bundle. Sam is a huge fan in addition to a great painter, so burn some pewter and zip over to Sam’s take on Mistborn.
Warning, new readers:
I quite like haiku, and this space
Is my thought-garden.
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