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Tue
Jul 23 2013 9:30am

Tor.com 5th birthday partyHello everyone! This is a friendly reminder to circle July 24th in your calendar over and over and over again until you can’t remember why. Because it’s PARTY TIME.

It’s our biggest year yet, so it’s our biggest PARTY ever! Since 2008, this stubby little rocketship has traversed the realms of original fiction, original art, given you rereads and rewatches from your favorite worlds, not to mention articles, reviews, and original essays exploring all aspects of science fiction, fantasy and the universe! Tor.com’s fifth birthday was on July 20th, so we’re throwing ourselves a party tomorrow—Wednesday, July 24th—and you’re invited!

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Wed
Jul 17 2013 10:30am

Harlan Ellison Sweeney Todd Barber Shop book signing

When Harlan Ellison invites you to Sweeney Todd’s Barber Shop you...well, honestly, you would seriously question that invitation.

But you’d miss out on one of the more entertaining book signings around. The L.A. Times’ David L. Ulin reports today on a two-stage signing that notorious author Harlan Ellison held at Sweeney Todd’s in Hollywood on July 16th for the upcoming re-release of two of his early street gang stories “Pulling a Train” and “Getting in the Wind.” While he got his hair cut, the 79 year-old author essentially shot the shit with reporters and fans, then headed over to La Luz De Jesus Gallery and Soap Plant to finish the signing. Also at one point he pulled out a switchblade because Harlan Ellison.

Check out the full account at the Times story linked above. And check out tons of great photos taken by Lee Joseph at the event over on the Sweeney Todd’s Barber Shop Facebook page.

Mon
Jul 15 2013 3:30pm

MacKids has a packed schedule for SDCC 2013 including author signings, an all–star panel on YA romance, and several cool giveaways! MacKids will be at Booth 1220 hosting authors including Leigh Bardugo, Gen Albin, and Ann Aguirre. It’s going to be a great Con—we can’t wait to see you there!

[Full Schedule Here]

Sun
Jul 14 2013 11:00am

Shirley Jackson Awards 2012 Brian Evenson Karen Russell Victor LaValle Readercon Killy Link Ray Bradbury

In honor of the famed author of The Haunting of Hill House and the seminal short story, “The Lottery,” the Shirely Jackson Awards focuses on works of literature which approach the fantastic and are often horror-themed. Spanning all publishing spheres, these awards frequently recognize literary and genre writers alike. Check out the list of nominees and winners for this year, including many Tor.com favorite authors, novels and stories, including Tor Books’ own Brian Evenson!

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Wed
Jul 10 2013 4:00pm

Tor.com 5th birthday partyHello everyone! This is a friendly reminder to circle July 24th in your calendar over and over and over again until you can’t remember why. Because it’s PARTY TIME.

It’s our biggest year yet, so it’s our biggest PARTY ever! Since 2008, this stubby little rocketship has traversed the realms of original fiction, original art, given you rereads and rewatches from your favorite worlds, not to mention articles, reviews, and original essays exploring all aspects of science fiction, fantasy and the universe! Tor.com’s fifth birthday is on July 20th, so we’re throwing ourselves a party on Wednesday, July 24th and you’re invited!

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Tue
Jun 18 2013 11:55am

MacKids This year MacKids events at the 2013 ALA Annual Conference will feature a host of signings from Francesca Lia Block, Marcus Sedgewick, and many more.

The full MacKids ALA schedule is below. Unless otherwise noted, all events will be held at MacKids Booth 2100—2200.

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Mon
Jun 17 2013 3:00pm

ALA 2013

Are you going to the 2013 ALA conference in Chicago? First Second Books is, and we have the full schedule of the authors in attendance, as well as the events they’ll be participating in. Check below the cut for the schedule.

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Mon
Jun 3 2013 10:00am

Tor Books ALA 2013 schedule

Are you going to the 2013 ALA conference in Chicago? Tor Books is, and we have the full schedule of our authors in attendance, as well as the events they’ll be participating in. Check below the cut for the schedule, including our headline panel, “Science Fiction and Fantasy: the Factual and the Counterfactual.”

[ALA 2013 Schedule]

Tue
May 21 2013 1:30pm

In the lead-up to this year’s BookExpo America, BEA is publishing a series of author inteviews called “BEA In Your Space." We’re excited to reveal that one of the first ones is an interview with notable comics creator Paul Pope, author of the upcoming First Second graphic novel Battling Boy.

Paul Pope will be autographing and speaking at BEA courtesy of First Second Books. Check out when and where, and see what other creators from the MacKids stable will appear! You can find them at Macmillan’s booth #1557.

[MacKids BEA schedule]

Wed
May 15 2013 2:30pm

Tor Books BEA schedule 2013Book Expo America 2013 takes place in New York City from May 29th to June 1st and Tor Books will be there! Take a look below to see which Tor authors, editors, and more will be appearing. Meet Brandon Sanderson, Ellen Datlow, Kendare Blake, and more!

Tor Books will also be present in the Macmillan section at booth 1557 for the entirety of the conference. Stop by and say hello!

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Fri
May 3 2013 5:00pm

Steampunk events for May 2013

May has always been a packed time for steampunk events, and this year is no exception. With the help of Kevin Steil, the Airship Ambassador and our delightful guest contributor “the Mad Sonictist” Veronique Chevalier, we’ve gathered a listing of top steampunk and of-steampunk-interest festivities from around the world. This month includes nine conventions of all shapes and sizes, from a CthulhuCon / film fest for the Lovecraftians buffs to a cruise along the historic Bridgewater Canal in Manchester, UK.

Did we miss your shindig? Feel free to plug in the comments thread. Any upcoming events for June can also be sent to me at attic.hermit@gmail.com before May 15th to be featured here next month.

All descriptions are taken from the event’s website or Facebook page unless stated otherwise.

[May steampunk events around the world]

Thu
Apr 18 2013 5:15pm

Tomorrow night, at Brooklyn’s excellent science fiction bookshop, Singularity & Co., genre fiction readings will get adventurous. In keeping with Singularity & Co.’s “save the sci-fi” campaign the reading series I, Reader asks its readers and performers to select genre fiction they love. And for the month of April, I, Reader is asking its readers to choose their own adventures, which means some actual Choose Your Own Adventure selections will be performed, plus more suprises!

[Details Below]

Wed
Apr 3 2013 7:30am

Steelheart UK cover

Welcome back to the British Genre Fiction Focus, Tor.com’s weekly column dedicated to news and new releases from the United Kingdom’s thriving speculative fiction industry.

In the spirit of the silly season, this edition begins with a not-news item that appears to have provoked a wide array of reactions. Space bunnies, anyone?

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Fri
Mar 29 2013 12:00pm

Steampunk Events April 2013

Who wants to go on an airship ride in a California ghost town? Or travel via a historical tram to another world in Amsterdam? Or go to Doctor Who-themed costume ball? All that and more is happening in April. Whether your crew wants to participate in the 2nd annual Airship Games at the Steampunk Empire Symposium, or you just want to spend a nice afternoon in with some tea, cravats, and good company, we have a range of listings big and small from the steampunk community. Thanks always to Kevin Steil, the Airship Ambassador, and our guest contributor, the prolific SF/F author Cat Rambo for helping me gather these from across the aether.

Please give a shout-out in the comments if your event had missed our radar. Want to see your May happening featured here? Drop me a line at attic.hermit@gmail.com by April 15 (tax day!) with the deets.

All descriptions have been adapted from event websites or Facebook pages, unless stated otherwise.

[Fun times beneath the cut]

Thu
Mar 28 2013 11:00am

After having been published online as an episodic narrative, John Scalzi’s The Human Division, the latest story set in his Old Man’s War universe, comes out as a full-length novel May 14th. You can check out the first episode here:

You can also follow our ongoing coverage in the Human Division Read-along, and catch him on tour. See if he’s coming to a location near you below the cut.

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Tue
Mar 26 2013 5:35pm

Come down to Queen Vic Pub (68 2nd Avenue at 4th Street) tomorrow night at 7 p.m. to celebrate the release of Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling’s new gaslamp fantasy anthology, Queen Victoria’s Book of Spells

The event will feature readings by authors Leanna Renee Hieber, Ellen Kushner, Veronica Shanoes, Delia Sherman, Genevieve Valentine, and editor Ellen Datlow. WORD books will be on hand with copies of the new anthology, and guests are encouraged (but not required) to attend in their steampunk/gaslamp finest. There’s even a Victorian dessert competition—see all of the details and RSVP here!

Wed
Mar 20 2013 10:30am

The Rithmatist Brandon Sanderson tourMore than anything, Joel wants to be a Rithmatist. Chosen by the Master in a mysterious inception ceremony, Rithmatists have the power to infuse life into two-dimensional figures known as Chalklings. Rithmatists are humanity’s only defense against the Wild Chalklings—merciless creatures that leave mangled corpses in their wake. Having nearly overrun the territory of Nebrask, the Wild Chalklings now threaten all of the American Isles....

And so begins The Rithmatist, Brandon Sanderson’s new young adult fantasy book, out on May 14th from Tor Books. Read a free excerpt from the novel, pre-order the book from your favorite retailer, and catch Brandon on tour throughout the U.S. in the latter half of May!

[Tour dates and locations below]

Wed
Mar 20 2013 7:30am

British Genre Fiction Focus Tor.com March 20

Welcome back to the British Genre Fiction Focus, Tor.com’s weekly column dedicated to news and new releases from the United Kingdom’s thriving speculative fiction industry.

This time last week, I was gearing up to pop off on a short holiday. And pop off I did! To the Isle of Skye on the west coast of Scotland, where I celebrated a belated birthday—mine—drank some excellent ale—the Black Cuillin—and read a few phenomenal novels—The Machine by James Smythe and River of Stars by Guy Gavriel Kay. But you know what I didn’t do? What I couldn’t? Check the internet.

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Wed
Mar 13 2013 7:30am

British Genre Fiction Focus Interactive Rithmatist Wonderful World Book Day Kate Atkinson Brandon Sanderson

Once upon a time, Wednesdays were difficult days... slap bang in the middle of the working week, with no redeeming qualities at all. But those dark ages are finally over, because now, Wednesdays are all about the British Genre Fiction Focus, Tor.com’s weekly column dedicated to news and new releases from the United Kingdom’s thriving speculative fiction industry.

Leading the news this week, a potentially fascinating article about the possibilities of interactive fiction, disdainfully framed, I’m afraid, by a correspondent who takes pains to conflate fantasy authors with amateurs.

I’m sorry, but what?

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Tue
Mar 12 2013 12:40pm

Tor.com party Pi Day March 14

We have a mission for you: Tell us where to get pie and then come eat it with us!

The next Tor.com meet-up is this Thursday, March 14th, otherwise known as 3.14, otherwise known as PI DAY! As usual we’ll be meeting at our regular party haunt in NYC, Professor Thom’s (219 2nd Avenue between East 13th and 14th Street) The whole Tor.com crew will be at the upstairs bar from 6 through 11 PM, and there will be plenty of snacks, free books and swag on hand, as always. Also PIE! (Also pi, because this party takes place within the known universe.)

We'll be heading out this week to go pick them up, so now is the perfect time to suggest great places in NYC to get pie! Have at it in the comments and check out the event page and totally RSVP.

Kirk/Spock DJ illustration by Chris Whetzel