Thu Dec 31
Cocktail Culture on the Moon
King Lear: The Syntax and Scansion of Insanity
Getting the Archaeology Right in Fantasy Fiction
Fiction Affliction: January Releases in Urban Fantasy and Horror
Unreliable Histories: Language as Power in The Tempest
Wed Dec 30
Julius Caesar Dies, Wills the Modern Movie Blockbuster to the People
5 Aspects of Science Fiction That Are Far From Childish
Cants, Cans, and Don’ts: The Expanse “CQB”
You Can Find Your Grail: The Religious Relics of The Last Crusade
Fiction Affliction: Genre-Benders for January
What the F*ck, Iago?
Tue Dec 29
When Less Plot is More Play: Love’s Labour’s Lost vs. Pericles Prince of Tyre
Star Trek The Original Series Rewatch: “Mirror, Mirror”
Last Christmas, I Gave Kali Ma My Heart: The Religious Relics of Temple of Doom
Short Fiction Spotlight: The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2015 edited by John Joseph Adams and Joe Hill (Part 2)
Sleeps With Monsters: Books To Look Forward To In The First Half Of 2016
Fiction Affliction: January Releases in Science Fiction
Alike in Dignity: Feuding Houses in Romeo and Juliet
Mon Dec 28
Beyond Muppet Good and Evil: The Dark Crystal
The Comedy of Errors and Doppelgänger Stories: When Finding Your Missing Piece Means Finding Yourself
What’s In the Box? The Religious Relics of Raiders of the Lost Ark
If You Don’t Keep Your Feet: How the Journey Changes You
Fiction Affliction: January Releases in Fantasy
Sat Dec 26
Happy Ever After Doesn’t Mean Forever. Doctor Who: “The Husbands of River Song”
Thu Dec 24
The Harry Potter Reread: The Half-Blood Prince, Chapters 29 and 30
Meta, Irony, Narrative, Frames, and The Princess Bride
Frohe (Star Wars) Weihnachten!
The Shootout Solution Audio Excerpt
Imagination and Wish Fulfillment in Michael Ende’s The Neverending Story
We’ll Ride Merry and Chrome to the Gates of the North Pole!
Wed Dec 23
Saga4Ham is Your New Favorite Hamilton Mashup
The Seventh Sense of the Strange: Year’s Best Weird, Volume 2
How Do We Categorize The Nightmare Before Christmas?
An Ambiguous Ending: Phantasy Star II Replay (Part 3)
Christmas in the Stars: Aliens Encounter the Holidays!
You Can’t Avoid Emotional Shrapnel in The Expanse: “Remember the Cant”
God Bless Pastiche! The 7 Best Non-Traditional Christmas Carols of Film and TV
A New Hope Awakens: A Star Wars Newbie Watches The Force Awakens
Deadpool’s Chimichanga is Enormous
Tue Dec 22
SpaceX Launched a Rocket… and Then Landed It
Star Trek The Original Series Rewatch: “The Apple”
Short Fiction Spotlight: The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2015 edited by John Joseph Adams and Joe Hill (Part 1)
The Wheel of Time Reread Redux: The Dragon Reborn, Part 2
Merry Christmas From the Void: Holiday Poems
Sleeps With Monsters: Looking Back On 2015
The Ten Best Christmas Miracles in TV History
A Daunting Ice Planet: Phantasy Star II Replay (Part 2)
This Cat Has the Patience of Yoda and the Armor of Captain Phasma!
Mon Dec 21
Should We Just Let Santa Die Already? (Asks L. Frank Baum)
One Fan’s Blow-By-Blow Reaction to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, or, How Episode VII Made Me Sob Continuously in Front of My Friends Forever
11 Odd, Campy, and Surreal Holiday Specials that Should be Classics
I Think Die Hard Might be a Fairy Tale
The Uses Of History in Hamilton: An American Musical
Gaming Utopia: Phantasy Star II Replay (Part 1)
What We Learned About the Star Wars Universe From The Force Awakens
Tor.com Will Be Closed to Unsolicited Short Fiction Submissions
The Bands of Mourning: Chapter Three
The Golden Trio has Been Cast for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child!
A Hug for Christmas
Fri Dec 18
Curiosity Basically Re-Enacting The Force Awakens Over on Mars
Holy Rewatch Batman! “The Penguin Goes Straight” / “Not Yet He Ain’t”
Michael C. Hall Appropriately Becomes David Bowie in Performance of David Bowie Musical
Anime Year in Review: The Ten Best Shows of 2015
Karaoke Is Magic!
Star Wars: The Force Awakens is Here. Will You Love It?
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Spoiler Thread
Forgotten Bestsellers: The Ninth Configuration
Introducing the True Star of The Force Awakens
The Man Who Demolished Boring Science Fiction: Alfred Bester
Michael Moorcock is The Eternal Champion
Thu Dec 17
The Harry Potter Reread: The Half-Blood Prince, Chapters 27 and 28
The Arrival of Computer Animation: The Rescuers Down Under
The Sun Sets on Syfy’s Lackluster Childhood’s End Miniseries
Announcing A New Adam Christopher Novella!
A Read of Ice and Fire: “The Rogue Prince”
Watch Charlie Jane Anders’ TEDx Talk on Science vs. Nature and All the Birds in the Sky
Words of Radiance Reread: Chapter 64
Let’s See Some Magic: Syfy’s The Magicians
Wizards and Politics: Fantastic Thrillers
Applied Kant: The Thing Itself by Adam Roberts
Towering “Khaleesi” Building Planned for New York City
Wed Dec 16
Profound Indifference: Meeting Infinity, edited by Jonathan Strahan
Pull List: The Top Comic Books of 2015, Part 2
Sounds of Star Wars: The Audio Dramas
Get Ready for Our Phantasy Star II Replay!
Rereading The Elfstones of Shannara, Chapters 48 and 49
Syfy’s Childhood’s End Cares Too Much About Its Characters
Jimmy Fallon and The Roots Create Ultimate Star Wars Medley With the Force Awakens Cast
Malazan Reread of the Fallen: Crack’d Pot Trail Wrap Up
We’re Ready To Call the New Ghostbusters!
The Expanse: “The Big Empty” Focuses on Character Rather than Action
I Am Catwoman, Hear Me Roar
Where to Start with Diana Wynne Jones
Ten Questions with Alexander Gordon Smith
Philip K. Dick Scanned Our Brains, Darkly
Celebrating Arthur C. Clarke’s Odyssey
Tue Dec 15
The Brainery Workshop is Offering Writing Classes with Tor Authors and Editors!
Midnight Taxi Tango
Star Trek The Original Series Rewatch: “The Changeling”
There is One Decent Moment in The Star Wars Holiday Special, But We’re Still Sorry For Talking About It
Now That’s How You Reveal a Secret Identity!
Pull List: The Top Comic Books of 2015, Part 1
Nnedi Okorafor’s The Camel Racer to Be Developed By Disney’s Triggerfish Story Lab
The Wheel of Time Reread Redux: The Dragon Reborn, Part 1
Syfy’s Childhood’s End Updates a Classic to Ask Big Questions
I’m Too Sexy for This City: “The Quest of Iranon”
A Risky Adaptation: Syfy’s The Expanse
Sleeps With Monsters: Tempus Fugit
The Pros and Cons of That Star Trek Beyond Trailer
The First Fantastic Beasts Trailer is Here!
Which Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Crewmember Could You Beat Up?
Mon Dec 14
We’ve Got Your Festivity Right Here: Listen to Neil Gaiman Read A Christmas Carol!
The Makers of Coraline are Doing a Samurai Movie! Watch the Trailer for Kubo and the Two Strings
Sci-Fi/Fantasy Christmas Books That Are Naughty…and Nice
You Had Us At “African Game of Thrones”, Then You Started Talking About Magical Appendices!
Animal Author Bios from Ann VanderMeer’s The Bestiary Anthology
Watch the First Trailer for Star Trek: Beyond!
What’s the Best Holiday Gift You Can Give? Fanfiction!
Tor Books Acquires Annalee Newitz’s Novel Autonomous
Independence Day: Resurgence Sequel Trailer Boldly Ushers in the 1990s
Doctor Who: Half Human or All Time Lord?
The Bands of Mourning: Chapter Two
Holy “Batman ’66 Labels” Twitter, Batman!
Fri Dec 11
Astronauts Do the Silliest Dances in Zero Gravity
Holy Rewatch Batman! “The Purr-fect Crime” / “Better Luck Next Time”
Five Books with an Australian Perspective
Credible Creatures in Space: Peter Watts’ Blindsight
An AI Passed a Visual Turing Test By “Learning to Learn”
Malazan Reread of the Fallen: Crack’d Pot Trail Part Eleven
Forgotten Bestsellers: Burnt Offerings
You’ve Never Felt Power Like This X-Men: Apocalypse Trailer
Team Dynamics: Revisiting Nemesis Games
One Doughnut to Rule Them All!
Thu Dec 10
The Harry Potter Reread: The Half-Blood Prince, Chapters 25 and 26
Disney’s Renaissance: The Little Mermaid
Stephen Colbert Uses His Extensive Tolkien Knowledge in the Name of Justice
It’s Time to Bask in the Glory of Captain Picard’s Holiday Spectacular!
A Read of Ice and Fire: “The Princess and the Queen” Part 3
Patrick Rothfuss, Dan Harmon, and Justin Roiland will Join the MST3K Revival!
Will Idris Elba Helm a New Franchise With Stephen King’s The Dark Tower?
Words of Radiance Reread: Chapter 63
A Humble Suggestion that You Add ADBC: A Rock Opera to Your Regular Holiday Viewing
Chinese Trailer for The Force Awakens Brings Even More New Footage
Legends Emerge: Children of Earth and Sky by Guy Gavriel Kay
The Star Wars: Return of the Jedi Novelization Gave Us the Vague Shape of the Prequels
Live Action The Tick Will Return, With Patrick Warburton!
Nature Abhors a Vacuum: Rereading Cibola Burn
See Ada Lovelace, 200 Years Old Today, As She Lives Through the Centuries
Watch the First Trailer for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows
Make Darth on the Shelf Your New Holiday Tradition
Wed Dec 9
Check out the Special Leatherbound Edition of Brandon Sanderson’s Elantris!
Poor BB-8 Doesn’t Pass NASA’s Test for Space Travel
Monsters and Romance: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Mid-Season Finale
Rereading The Elfstones of Shannara, Chapters 45–47
Malazan Reread of the Fallen: Crack’d Pot Trail, Part Ten
The Sci-Fi/Fantasy Characters We Couldn’t Stop Talking About in 2015
Dark Horse to Publish Margaret Atwood’s First Graphic Novel, Angel Catbird
Cliffhangers and Character Arcs: Adapting Abaddon’s Gate
The Log Goblin
See 1,705 Exoplanets in Orbit All at Once
Tue Dec 8
NOS4A2 Is Coming to Feast on the Souls of TV Viewers!
Supergirl and Mind Control: Variations on a Theme
Star Trek The Original Series Rewatch: “Wolf in the Fold”
Ewoks Are Not a Good Enough Reason to Hate On Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
The Reluctant Pilot
The Wheel of Time Reread Redux: The Great Hunt, Part 27
The Same Thing We Do Every Night, Brain: “Hypnos”
It is Your Destiny to Watch the Trailer for Netflix’s Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Sequel
Sleeps With Monsters: Space Opera and Explosions
The Expanse’s Line in the Sand: Caliban’s War
Where to Find the Best Sci-Fi & Fantasy Short Fiction Recommendations Online
We Have Wormsign the Likes of Which the Holidays Have Never Seen
Mon Dec 7
Get Off My Planet. Doctor Who: “Hell Bent”
Jurassic London to Publish Special Illustrated Edition of Daniel Polansky’s The Builders!
Intersection: Here’s What Happens When You Read The Water Knife and The Peripheral At The Same Time
Why Peter Capaldi is the Über-Doctor
Josh Hutcherson is Playing Denny in James Franco’s The Room Biopic!
Waking the Giant: Rereading Leviathan Wakes
The Bands of Mourning: Chapter One
Readers’ Choice: Best Books of 2015
File This Under “X” for “Exactly This, Yes.”
Fri Dec 4
Science Says: Octopus Brains are Something More Than Human…
Holy Rewatch Batman! “True or False Face” / “Holy Rat Race”
Barnes & Noble Bookseller’s Picks for December
Queen Latifah IS the Wizard of Oz: NBC’s The Wiz
Malazan Reread of the Fallen: Crack’d Pot Trail, Part Nine
Jessica Jones is Uniquely Qualified
The Dragonlance Chronicles Reread: Dragons of Winter Night Part II, Chapters 6 and 7
The Comedy of Errors and Doppelgänger Stories: When Finding Your Missing Piece Means Finding Yourself
He’s Not Luke Skywalker, But He Is Here To Rescue Your Morning
Thu Dec 3
The Harry Potter Reread: The Half-Blood Prince, Chapters 23 and 24
HBO Teases Game of Thrones Season 6: “They Have No Idea What’s Going to Happen”
Pain, Humanity, and Ascension: Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Little Mermaid”
Fantasy in Shades of Grey: David Gemmell’s Wolf in Shadow
Cover Reveal for Christina Henry’s Red Queen
A Read of Ice and Fire: “The Princess and the Queen” Part 2
Doomsday and Lord of the Rings Cave Troll are Best Friends Forever
Patsy’s Gonna Save You, Jessica Jones
Words of Radiance Reread: Chapter 62
Upcoming Fiction on Tor.com in December and January
Midnight in Karachi Episode 39: Hermione Eyre and Viper Wine
The Builders Audio Excerpt
Do Not Read the Empire Strikes Back Novelization, It Will Only Make You Sad
Galloping Straight Into Our Hearts: The Greatest Horses of Fantasy
The New Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Trailer Proves This Was All Lex Luthor’s Idea
Turkish Court to Decide Whether Comparing the Turkish President to Gollum is an Insult
Wed Dec 2
You Don’t Tell Harrison Ford What to Do on Late-Night TV
Rereading The Elfstones of Shannara, Chapters 42–44
Jessica Jones Takes Control…
Samurai Jack is Returning to TV in 2016!
(Re)Reading Melanie Rawn’s Dragon Trilogies: The Final Frontier
Read All of Michael Swanwick’s Mongolian Wizard Saga in One Place
Malazan Reread of the Fallen: Crack’d Pot Trail, Part Eight
Forever Autumn: Gollancz Announces Another War of the Worlds
An 8-Year-Old’s Perspective on The Good Dinosaur (Sort Of)
Forgotten Bestsellers: Koko by Peter Straub
Tor.com Reviewers’ Choice: The Best Books of 2015
The Phantom in the Maze
Holy Crap, The Force Awakens is Out in 16 Days??!!
Tue Dec 1
Short Fiction Spotlight: Falling in Love with Hominids by Nalo Hopkinson
Japan’s Folklore Chronicler, Shigeru Mizuki (1922-2015)
Supergirl Reminds Us Why Female Entrepreneurs and Superheroes Can’t Get Angry
Spend December Contemplating the Bond Between Animal and Man!
Watch Toy Stormtroopers Build a Christmas Tree
The Wheel of Time Reread Redux: The Great Hunt, Part 26
J.J. Abrams Wrote The Force Awakens’ Cantina Music with Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda
Neil deGrasse Tyson to Foolish Human: “The Enterprise is Obviously the Best”
Everyone Loves Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Because Han Solo is the Hero
Sometimes a Skull-Faced Lotus is Just a Skull-Faced Lotus: “Ex Oblivione” and “What the Moon Brings”
Sleeps With Monsters: S.L. Huang Answers Nine Questions
What Rape Apologists Need to Learn From Jessica Jones
Jessica Jones Wants You To Do The Hero Thing
How Horror Saved My Life (And Why Writing Horror is Good for the Soul)
Did You Catch Stubby the Rocket’s Cameo on The Man in the High Castle?