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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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Tue
Nov 18 2014 12:00pm

The Pop Quiz at the End of the Universe: Mallory Ortberg

Mallory Ortberg 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 Mallory Ortberg, co-creator of The Toast, a general-interest website geared toward women. She has written for Gawker, New York Magazine, The Hairpin, and The Atlantic. Her new book, Texts from Jane Eyre (available now from Henry Holt), is a collection of hilariously imagined text conversations—the passive aggressive, the clever, and the strange—featuring classic and modern literary figures, from Scarlett O’Hara to Jessica Wakefield.

Join us for a tale of dentistry that is equal parts horrifying and hilarious!

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Mon
Nov 17 2014 3:00pm

The Pop Quiz at the End of the Universe: James Luceno

James Luceno 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 James Luceno, bestselling author of a number of Star Wars novels, including Darth Plagueis, Millennium Falcon, Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader, Cloak of Deception, and Labyrinth of Evil, as well as The Visual Dictionary of Star Wars. His latest Star Wars novel, Tarkin, follows the dedicated soldier and distinguished legislator through the early days of the Empire—available now from Del Rey!

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Fri
Nov 14 2014 2:00pm

The Pop Quiz at the End of the Universe: Jack McDevitt

Jack McDevitt 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 Jack McDevitt, a former naval officer, taxi driver, English teacher, customs officer, and motivational trainer, and is now a full-time writer. His novel Seeker won a Nebula Award, and he is a multiple Nebula Award finalist. His latest novel, Coming Home, is the seventh book in his Alex Benedict series—available now from Ace!

Join us to read about Jack’s near-miss with American royalty!

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Thu
Nov 13 2014 4:30pm

The Pop Quiz at the End of the Universe: Greg D’Alessandro and Anne Beatrice Jarmain

Greg D'Alessandro pop quiz Welcome 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 Greg D’Alessandro and Anne Beatrice Jarmain, authors of Ava Blue, the first novel in the Seaspell series—available from Principio. Ava, abadoned as a baby on the shore of Lake Superior, is surprised to discover that she is the last surviving member of a great mermaid tribe.

Greg has had a prolific career of writing, directing and performing for theatre, TV, music and stand up comedy. He holds dual MFAs in screenwriting from USC and UCLA, and he currently lives in New York City. Anne is a native of Toronto, Canada. She has written for film and television in both Los Angeles and New York City, and she currently lives with her husband and two small children in Venice Beach, California.

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Wed
Nov 12 2014 2:00pm

The Pop Quiz at the End of the Universe: Ethan Reid

Ethan Reid 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 Ethan Reid, member of the Horror Writers Association, the International Thriller Writers and the Pacific Northwest Writers Association. Ethan’s debut novel, The Undying, is a post-apocalyptic thriller set in the vampire-infested ruins of Paris—available now as an ebook from Simon451!

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Tue
Nov 11 2014 5:00pm

The Pop Quiz at the End of the Universe: Karina Sumner-Smith

Karina Sumner-Smith 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 Karina Sumner-Smith, a Canadian fantasy author. Her short fiction has appeared in The Living Dead 2, The Best Horror of the Year Volume Three, and Children of Magic, and her work has been nominated for the Nebula Award. Her new novel, Radiant, is the first book in the Towers trilogy—available now from Talos!

We definitely want to visit Karina’s dream-shop in Diagon Alley. Join us to find out why we love it so much!

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Mon
Nov 10 2014 9:00am

The Pop Quiz at the End of the Universe: Robert Repino

Robert Repino 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 author Robert Repino, whose fiction has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize among other awards, and has appeared in The Literary Review, Night Train, Hobart, Juked, Word Riot, The Furnace Review, The Coachella Review, JMWW, and the anthology Brevity and Echo. Robert has also taught for the Gotham Writers Workshop. His debut novel Mort(e), a science fiction story about a war between animals and humans, is forthcoming from Soho Press in January 2015. You can follow him on Twitter @Repino1.

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Fri
Nov 7 2014 4:00pm

A Discussion on The Steampunk User’s Manual

Desirina Boskovich pop quiz interviewAt DetCon1 I finally got a chance to meet Diana M. Pho, founder of the popular Steampunk blog Beyond Victoriana, editor at Tor, and contributor to The Steampunk User’s Manual. We met for a wide-ranging conversation covering everything from the upcoming book to the current state of Steampunk.

An abridged version of our conversation appears below, edited slightly for space and clarity.

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