Welcome to the Morning Roundup! Every morning we gather some cool outside links and highlights from the Tor.com satellite sites for your pre-work perusal. Check out the Facebook portals themselves—linked below—for even more items of interest.
Today we’re looking at plans for steampunked cellphones, fantasy iPhone apps, and calling people over weird casting news.
- Tor.com Science Fiction: Breaking Bad star Bryan Crantson is up for the villain role in the forthcoming Total Recall remake.
- Tor.com Fantasy: Alex Bledsoe talks about the influence detective fiction has had on his writing.
- Tor.com Urban Fantasy: RT Book Reviews gives you a paranormal primer for all the series that have new books coming out soon.
- Tor.com Steampunk: Over at adaptive path, Rachel Hinman discusses the many reasons why a steampunk design might be just right for cellphones in India.
- Tor.com Art Department: The list has been announced for all the artists who have been selected for Spectrum 18.
- Tor.com Wheel of Time: There are now Wheel of Time apps for iPhones and Androids.
Stubby the Rocket is the mascot and often random voice of Tor.com. For some reason its iPhone works perfectly in outer space.