Homeland, the sequel to Cory Doctorow's wildly successful near-future dystopia Little Brother, will be released on February 5th, and you can catch Doctorow on tour! Information about his signings and appearances are below.
The tour for A Memory of Light begins in earnest in February, so we’re starting up an open thread for fans to post tour reports! (Here’s the full A Memory of Light tour date list.)
If you can’t be there in person, a tour report is next best thing, especially if someone manages to get Brandon, Harriet, or Team WoT to answer a long-lingering question! Post your report in the comment thread below. As the tour continues, we’ll be updating this post with direct links to reports on specific days, that way you won’t have to scan through hundreds of comments to see the information you’re looking for.
Have fun! Check out a list of questions Brandon has already answered. Beware of spoilers and RAFOs!
Brrrrr—February weather isn’t encouraging to the social set, but there are some events cropping up that I’d brave these temperatures for (or wish I could hop a plane to!). Splice a sequence or roll a D20 at a biopunk-themed gaming convention in Rhode Island, celebrate a week of retrofuturistic goodness in Barcelona, or discover your role in solving a real-life murder at a Prohibtion-era bar in NYC. Kevin Steil, the Airship Ambassador, and guest contributor Lucretia Dearfour of Nerd Caliber and the Copper Claw join me in rooting out this coming month’s steampunk and of-steam-interest events.
If we had missed out on featuring yours, don’t hesitate to plug away in the comments section. And if you have an event in March that we should know about, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org by February 15th to be featured here in the future.
Check out the current tour dates for The Mad Scientist’s Guide to World Domination, a new anthology exploring the world of mad scientists and evil geniuses from their own twisted and ingenious points of view. Editor John Joseph Adams is joined on tour by guest authors Austin Grossman, Seanan McGuire, and Diana Gabaldon. The Mad Scientist’s Guide to World Domination hits shelves on February 19th, and the tour itself begins on February 22nd.
Check the tour dates below to see when the Mad Authors will be visiting a bookstore near you.
UPDATE: Pre-orders are no longer available. There will be some copies for purchase while supplies last!
Next Monday Tor.com and Tor Books are teaming up with WORD Bookstore to host an NYC midnight release party for A Memory of Light! We'll all be partying down at Professor Thom’s and counting down the minutes until A Memory of Light is available to read!
After you’ve survived the holiday revelries of 2012 (and one apocalypse false alarm... for now), is it too soon to start off 2013 with even more chronologically-askew entertainments? Attend a voyage into the past-that-never-was onboard The Queen Mary. Delve into a delectable brunch at the steampunk-esque diner in Newton, MA, or purview the artistic creations of international artists in Barcelona. Accompanying myself and Kevin Steil the Airship Ambassador this month is Jeff Mach, the infamous bearded and bespectacled gentleman behind steampunk events such as Steampunk World’s Fair and the Anachronism.
Anyone we have missed out are welcome to shout-out their event in the comments. Folks interested in having their event featured for February can drop me a line at email@example.com with the details by January 15th.
This series features writers, personalities and performers talking about and reading aloud their favorite genre stories. The theme for tomorrow will be Winter is Here!
The reading starts at 7:00 PM but those who show up at 6:00 PM will be treated with free wine courtesy of Brooklyn wine shop Blanc & Rogue. This series is hosted and curated by Tor.com’s own Ryan Britt.
The PARTY REBORN will take place on Monday, January 7th at Professor Thom’s in New York City, beginning at 8 PM and counting down until midnight, when the final book of The Wheel of Time finally becomes available for purchase. We’ll be selling copies right at the party, so you can have fun, drink up, then rush home to read A Memory of Light.
But that’s not all!
It seems like people fancy the 19th century the most between Halloween and New Year’s. With Victorian Christmas events popping up left and right, who would be better fitted to attend than your local troupe of time-hopping, goggle-donning retrofuturists? This December go on a cruise on the river Thames, celebrate Dickens’ big 2-0-0 in San Francisco, or rock out over the aethernetz at a steampunk holiday concert. Airship Ambassador Kevin Steil and guest contributor Matt Delman of Doctor Fantastique’s Show of Wonders join me in celebrating the holidays with a bit of brass.
But if we have made the grievous oversight of missing your event, don’t hesitate to plug it in the comments below! And for those who want to get an early start on 2013, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with the details by December 15th to feature your January event.
Interested in getting a little behind-the-scenes on the signing tour for A Memory of Light? Apply to join the Memory Keepers! Fans will be recruited at each tour stop to help out with the tour and signing events. You can find out more about what is entailed and how to sign up over at Dragonmount.
We are very excited to reveal the upcoming tour schedule for the highly anticipated final book in the Wheel of Time saga: A Memory of Light. Author Brandon Sanderson will kick things off with a midnight signing in Utah on the evening of January 7th, joined by Wheel of Time editor and caretaker of the series, Harriet McDougal.
Check the tour dates below to see when A Memory of Light is riding into your town. Expect a few more dates to be added in the next few weeks, as well. Want to help out on a particular tour stop? Here's info on how to join the Memory Keepers.
As the holiday season begins, steampunks throw the best galas. Join up with ahistorical re-enactors in the Netherlands for their first steampunk convention. The yellow brick road goes brass at the Emerald City Steampunk Expo in Kansas. Take a journey to the moon (and back) at TeslaCon III in Madison, Wisconsin. Witness the ultimate steampunk smackdown as Edison duels Tesla in a battle of wits – and giant lightning coils! Kevin Steil the Airship Ambassador and guest contributor John Leavitt, the propagator of Steampunk.com, team up with me to present the most exciting alternatives to seeing those relatives you really don’t want to see for dinner at the end of the month.
Feel free to submit your events to email@example.com by November 12th to be included in December’s round-up. And if you don’t see your event here, feel free to plug it in the comments below.
Ever wanted to know what Genevieve Valentine’s favorite scary story is? Or Maybe John Wray’s? Well, now you can find out! Along with Keith R. A. DeCandido, and Emily Asher-Perrin, they’ll be reading their favorite spooky stories out loud in Brooklyn, NYC this Friday night at the excellent new sci-fi bookshop Singularity & Co. at 7:00pm!
This is the second first installment of a new reading series I, Reader: Classic SF&F Readings from Our Favorite Humans, a show that features authors, performers, and personalities reading their favorite science fiction, fantasy, and genre stories from the past. In keeping with Singularity & Co.’s “Save the Sci-Fi” campaign, readers will perform their favorite old school stories!
If you attended the Geek Thoughts: Top Blogs Discuss Writing About Science Fiction, Fantasy and Fandom panel at New York Comic Con this past weekend then you discovered the terrible secret behind what makes sci-fi/fantasy blogs like io9, Blastr, Boing Boing, The Mary Sue, Bleeding Cool, and Tor.com so entertaining: We’re all complete goofballs.
Really smart total goofballs, that is. The panel, moderated by Tor.com’s Ryan Britt, went into both the practical and quirkier bits of what it’s like to fashion minute-to-minute sci-fi/fantasy/comics news and original content for a wide internet audience. And revealed the sharp, deeply terrified wit that drives it all forward.
Francesca Lia Block’s new novel, The Elementals, out October 16th from St. Martin’s Press, is an occult bildungsroman about the a lost friend dangerous seduction of grad students. To celebrate its release, Block is going on tour. Check out her schedule below to see if she’s coming to a bookstore near you.
Meet authors Gergory Benford and Larry Niven starting today as they hit the road for their new book The Bowl of Heaven, available on October 16th from Tor Books. For information on where they’ll be and when, check their full tour schedule below.
If you want to sample Bowl of Heaven, you can read an excerpt here on Tor.com.
That is like... all the blogs!
Tor.com will be hosting a great big panel at New York Comic Con this Saturday with Cyriaque Lamar of io9, Heidi MacDonald of The Beat, Jamie Frevele of Boing Boing, Jill Pantozzi of The Mary Sue, Rich Johnston of Bleeding Cool, and Craig Engler of Blastr. All of it moderated and hosted by Tor.com's Staff Writer Ryan Britt! That man really knows how to wear a jacket.
Come to Geek Thoughts: Top Blogs Discuss Writing About Science Fiction, Fantasy and Fandom and see how a good number of the sites you frequent are constructed and written. The panel starts at 5:15 on Saturday and is located in room 1A01. We'll see you there!
New York Comic Con is nigh and while we've got your sci-fi and fantasy fix all handily listed out for you, this is where to get the scoop on what will appeal to comic lovers and the little ones!