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Thu
Mar 5 2015 11:00am

We Want Mecha Wombats! Our Pop Quiz Interview with Catherynne M. Valente

Cat ValenteWelcome back to The Pop Quiz at the End of the Universe, a recurring series here on Tor.com featuring some of our favorite science fiction and fantasy authors, artists, and others!

Today we’re joined by Catherynne M.  Valente, the New York Times bestselling author of over a dozen works of fiction and poetry, including Palimpsest, the Orphan’s Tales series, Deathless, and the crowdfunded phenomenon The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Own Making. The fourth book in the Fairyland series, The Boy Who Lost Fairyland, is available now from Feiwel & Friends.

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Thu
Mar 5 2015 10:00am

Girl Monsters: A Conversation With Nova Ren Suma

Nova Ren Suma The Walls Around Us

Critical darling Nova Ren Suma is already well-known for her gorgeous, genre-hopping, and distinctly sinister body of work. We talked about memory, ghosts, and unreliable and monstrous girls in advance of the March 23rd publication of her newest novel, The Walls Around Us, which is already garnering rave reviews.

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Tue
Feb 24 2015 11:00am

Fake Moustaches and Fabulous Coats: V.E. Schwab’s Pop Quiz Interview

V.E. SchwabWelcome back to The Pop Quiz at the End of the Universe, a recurring series here on Tor.com featuring some of our favorite science fiction and fantasy authors, artists, and others!

Today we’re joined by V.E. Schwab, author of YA novels  The Near Witch, The Archived, and The Unbound. Schwab’s first adult novel, Vicious, debuted to critical praise and reader accolades. Her latest novel, A Darker Shade of Magic, takes us on a journey through parallel Londons—available now in the US from Tor Books and publishing February 27th in the UK by Titan. You can read an excerpt here, and check out an in depth look at the US cover art by Will Staehle. You can also check out Schwab’s digital tour dates, as she stops by various blogs to answer your questions!

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Tue
Feb 17 2015 4:30pm

Introducing the B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog

Joel Cunningham B&N We’ve been loving the SF/F coverage from the new B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog, from their recommendations for mouth-watering fantasy foods to speculative fiction road trips.

Joel Cunningham is an editor for B&N Reads and the B&N Sci-Fi and Fantasy Blog, and he stopped by to talk about celebrating geekery, remembering the classics, and what he’s excited to cover this year.

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Thu
Feb 12 2015 3:00pm

“It is gross. It is amazing.”: Our Pop Quiz Interview with Laura van den Berg

Laura van den BergWelcome back to The Pop Quiz at the End of the Universe, a recurring series here on Tor.com featuring some of our favorite science fiction and fantasy authors, artists, and others!

Today we’re joined by Laura van den Berg! Her first collection of stories, What the World Will Look Like When All The Water Leaves Us was shortlisted for the Frank O’Connor International Award, and her second collection of stories, The Isle of Youth won the Rosenthal Family Foundation Award from the American Academy of Arts & Letters. Her first novel, Find Me is available February 17th from Farrar, Straus & Giroux.

Below, Laura shares her secret love of a particular fast food item.

[It is gross. It is amazing.]

Tue
Feb 10 2015 10:00am

Happy Haunting! Leanna Renee Hieber Takes Our Pop Quiz Interview

Leanna Renee HieberWelcome back to The Pop Quiz at the End of the Universe, a recurring series here on Tor.com featuring some of our favorite science fiction and fantasy authors, artists, and others!

Today we’re joined by actress, playwright, and author Leanna Renee Hieber. Leanna is the award-winning, bestselling author of gothic Victorian fantasy novels for adults and teens. Her new gaslamp fantasy series begins with The Eterna Files; available now from Tor Books, you can read an excerpt here on Tor.com!

Join us if you’re creepy, kooky, mysterious or spooky!

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Mon
Feb 9 2015 3:00pm

Pop Quiz with Victoria Aveyard

Victoria AveyardWelcome back to The Pop Quiz at the End of the Universe, a recurring series here on Tor.com featuring some of our favorite science fiction and fantasy authors, artists, and others!

Today we’re joined by Victoria Aveyard, an author and screenwriter living in Los Angeles who uses her career as an excuse to read too many books and watch too many movies. Her debut novel, Red Queen, is available February 10th from HarperTeen!

Which Disney earworm was ruining karaoke long before “Let it Go”? Find out after the cut!

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Tue
Feb 3 2015 2:00pm

Scott McCloud Gets an Entourage of Dancing Bears for Our Pop Quiz Interview

Scott McCloudWelcome back to The Pop Quiz at the End of the Universe, a recurring series here on Tor.com featuring some of our favorite science fiction and fantasy authors, artists, and others!

Today we’re joined by Scott McCloud, the award-winning author of Understanding Comics, Making Comics, Zot!, and many other fiction and non-fiction comics spanning 30 years. An internationally-recognized authority on comics and visual communication, technology, and the power of storytelling, McCloud has lectured at Google, Pixar, Sony, and the Smithsonian Institution.

McCloud’s latest graphic novel, The Sculptor, is the story of a desperate young artist who makes a deal with Death. Available now from First Second Books, you can read an excerpt here on Tor.com.

Join us as Scott finds himself accidentally part of an Internet sub-culture!

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Tue
Jan 27 2015 10:00am

Bone Up on Your Old English Phrases for Our Pop Quiz with Samantha Shannon

Samantha ShannonWelcome back to The Pop Quiz at the End of the Universe, a recurring series here on Tor.com featuring some of our favorite science fiction and fantasy authors, artists, and others!

Today we’re joined by Samantha Shannon, author of The Bone Season, the first in a series of seven fantasy novels. The second novel in the series, The Mime Order, publishes January 27th from Bloomsbury, and Samantha is currently busy working on the third. Find her on twitter @say_shannon.

Join us for a lesson in Old English that is both poetic and adorable!

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Thu
Jan 15 2015 4:00pm

The Pop Quiz at the End of the Universe: Stephanie Diaz

Stephanie DiazWelcome back to The Pop Quiz at the End of the Universe, a recurring series here on Tor.com featuring some of our favorite science fiction and fantasy authors, artists, and others!

Today we’re joined by Stephanie Diaz, who wrote her debut novel, Extraction, when she should've been making short films and listening to college lectures at San Diego State University. Its sequel, Rebellion, is available February 10th from St. Martin's Press. When she isn't lost in books, Stephanie can be found singing, marveling at the night sky, or fan-girling over TV shows.

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Tue
Jan 13 2015 4:00pm

Great Fanfic Pairing, or Greatest Fanfic Pairing? Oisín McGann Takes Our Pop Quiz!

Oisin McGannWelcome back to The Pop Quiz at the End of the Universe, a recurring series here on Tor.com featuring some of our favorite science fiction and fantasy authors, artists, and others!

Today we’re joined by Oisín McGann, a writer and illustrator who lives somewhere in the Irish countryside. Before becoming an author, he worked as a freelance illustrator, serving time along the way as a pizza chef, security guard, background artist for an animation company, and art director and copywriter in an advertising agency.

McGann has written several novels for young adults, including the Wildenstern Saga, a steampunk trilogy set in nineteenth-century Ireland, and the thrillers Strangled Silence and Rat Runners—all available now as ebooks from Open Road Media.

Join us as Oisín suggests a Muppet fanfic pairing that will either leave you laughing or cringing!

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Fri
Jan 9 2015 1:00pm

You’ve Been Targeted By WHAT Kind of God? The Pop Quiz at the End of the Universe: Nick Lake

Nick LakeWelcome back to The Pop Quiz at the End of the Universe, a recurring series here on Tor.com featuring some of our favorite science fiction and fantasy authors, artists, and others!

Today we’re joined by Nick Lake, an expert on blood ninjas and a children’s book editor for Harper UK. His new book There Will Be Lies is out this week from Bloomsbury.

Nick Lake promises he isn’t the son of Ricki Lake (or IS HE?), but he might be the target of a Navajo rain god. Both of these things have perfectly reasonable explanations.

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Thu
Jan 8 2015 11:00am

The Pop Quiz at the End of the Universe: Will Staehle

Will Staehle pop quizWelcome back to The Pop Quiz at the End of the Universe, a recurring series here on Tor.com featuring some of our favorite science fiction and fantasy authors, artists, and others!

Today we’re joined by Will Staehle, a Seattle-based artist and designer. A former art director for HarperCollins, he has designed and illustrated numerous jackets for Michael Chabon, Michael Crichton, and a host of best-selling authors. He has also designed several covers for Tor Books, including V.E. Schwab’s A Darker Shade of Magic and Robert Brockway’s The Unnoticables.

Under the pseudonym Wilhelm Staehle, Will is the creative force behind Silhouette Masterpiece Theater, painstakingly detailed etchings carved from a beautiful paintings; the results are gorgeous and very funny. Two postcard books—both available now from Quirk Books—collect some of Staehe’s silhouettes. Hugs and Misses features lovelorn ladies, roguish gentlemen, renegade Cupids, and indecent proposals, while Stars and Swipes offers farcical frontiersmen, prattling presidents, and other all-American oddities.

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Wed
Jan 7 2015 4:57pm

The Pop Quiz at the End of the Universe: Roger Ma

Roger Ma pop quizWelcome back to The Pop Quiz at the End of the Universe, a recurring series here on Tor.com featuring some of our favorite science fiction and fantasy authors, artists, and others!

Today we’re joined by Roger Ma, an author who specializes in hand-to-hand combat against the undead. He is the author of The Zombie Combat Manual, a comprehensive guide that demonstrates how anyone, from seasoned fighter to average citizen, can become an effective warrior in the inevitable battle against the undead. Its companion piece, The Zombie Combat Field Guide, is a coloring and activity book which will ensure maximum preparedness for the zombie apocalypse.

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Tue
Jan 6 2015 2:30pm

The Pop Quiz at the End of the Universe: Robin McKinley

Robin McKinley pop quizWelcome back to The Pop Quiz at the End of the Universe, a recurring series here on Tor.com featuring some of our favorite science fiction and fantasy authors, artists, and others!

Today we’re joined by Robin McKinley, an American writer who lives in Hampshire, England with her husband, author Peter Dickinson, and two hellhounds nicknamed Chaos and Darkness. Open Road Media has recently released eight of Robin’s novels as ebooks, including Beauty, The Outlaws of Sherwood, and the Newbery Medal-winning The Hero and the Crown.

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Mon
Dec 15 2014 4:00pm

End of the Line: Jeff VanderMeer and the Southern Reach Trilogy

Jeff VanderMeer interview Southern Reach trilogy omnibus Since the first and second Tor.com interviews with Jeff VanderMeer, his Southern Reach Trilogy, which concluded with Acceptance in August, has appeared on several Best Of lists this year. Meanwhile, an omnibus edition of the entire trilogy has been released in hardcover and VanderMeer, on tour again in support of the books, has been interviewed many times.

For this third and final interview about the Southern Reach Trilogy, then, we talked more about the overarching themes of the trilogy, the places it was written from and about, and what’s next—for VanderMeer and for us.

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Mon
Dec 8 2014 3:00pm

The Pop Quiz at the End of the Universe: Marissa Meyer

Marissa Meyer pop quizWelcome back to The Pop Quiz at the End of the Universe, a recurring series here on Tor.com featuring some of our favorite science fiction and fantasy authors, artists, and others!

Today we’re joined by Marissa Meyer, author of the Lunar Chronicles. She lives in Tacoma, Washington, with her husband and three demanding cats. She’s a fan of most things geeky (Sailor Moon, Firefly, any occasion that requires a costume), and has been in love with fairy tales since she was a child. She may or may not be a cyborg. Fairest, the latest novel in the Lunar Chronicles, publishes January 27th from Feiwel & Friends.

Join us as Marissa shares what it was like writing the story of an evil queen!

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Thu
Dec 4 2014 2:00pm

A Russian Brown Bear is the Best Patronus! Our Pop Quiz Interview with Sergei Lukyanenko

Sergei Lukyanenko pop quizWelcome back to The Pop Quiz at the End of the Universe, a recurring series here on Tor.com featuring some of our favorite science fiction and fantasy authors, artists, and others!

Today we’re joined by Sergei Lukyanenko, Moscow-based author of the Night Watch novels. Lukyanenko’s writing has been translated into more than twenty languages and continues to be hugely popular. His latest novel, The Genome, is available now in English from Open Road Media. Read an excerpt here on Tor.com!

Join us as Sergei answers all our Harry Potter-related questions (and a few non-magical ones, too)!

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Tue
Dec 2 2014 12:00pm

The Pop Quiz at the End of the Universe: Warren Hammond

Warren Hammond pop quizWelcome back to The Pop Quiz at the End of the Universe, a recurring series here on Tor.com featuring some of our favorite science fiction and fantasy authors, artists, and others!

Today we’re joined by Warren Hammond, author of the gritty, futuristic KOP series—KOP Killer, the first in the series, won the 2012 Colorado Book Award for best mystery. Warren’s latest novel, Tides of Maritinia, is available now from HarperVoyager. His first book independent of the KOP series, Tides is a spy novel set in a science fictional world.

Read on to find out why Warren thinks the perils of demolecularization will be well worth it!

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Fri
Nov 21 2014 2:00pm

How Titan Books and Dark Horse Ended Up Creating an Aliens Expanded Universe

Aliens Fire and Stone Christopher Roberson Aliens River of Pain Christopher Golden Scott Allie interview

In late 2014, Dark Horse Comics and Titan Books are each releasing new stories spun off from James Cameron’s 1986 Aliens film. Dark Horse’s Fire and Stone, written by Chris Roberson, was part of a larger story connected to new Prometheus, Predator, and Aliens vs. Predator comics. Christopher Golden wrote the standalone River of Pain novel for Titan. The stories have a location in common—the doomed mining colony of Hadley’s Hope, where Ellen Ripley and her crew save Newt and confront the Alien Queen...

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