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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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Fri
Nov 7 2014 11:30am

The Pop Quiz at the End of the Universe: Lavie Tidhar

Lavie Tidhar 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 Lavie Tidhar, the World Fantasy Award winning author of such books as Osama and of The Violent Century. Lavie works across genres, combining detective and thriller modes with poetry, science fiction and historical and autobiographical material. His latest novel, A Man Lies Dreaming, is available now in the UK from Hodder & Stoughton.

Join us as Lavie faces our toughest question yet—what’s the best sandwich?

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Wed
Nov 5 2014 4:00pm

The Pop Quiz at the End of the Universe: Marcus Wynne

Marcus Wynne 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 Marcus Wynne, bestselling author of contemporary thrillers including No Other Option, Warrior in the Shadows, Brother in Arms, as well as With a Vengeance, Johnny Wylde, and Air Marshals. His latest novel, The Sword of Michael, is the first book in a new contemporary fantasy saga—available now from Baen.

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Wed
Nov 5 2014 12:00pm

Ask Steven Erikson Your Crippled God Questions!

The Crippled God Steven EriksonNow that Amanda and Bill have concluded the reread of the tenth (and final!) book in the Malazan Book of the Fallen series, The Crippled God, we’re opening the floor for questions to Steven Erikson!

The procedure is pretty direct. Steven will do his best to answer your questions in the thread below as soon as possible. Keep in mind that the timing of the answers is subject to Steven’s schedule, of course.

There are no strict guidelines for questions, but concise and well-composed questions are always always always best! And once again, a big thank you goes to Steven for taking time out of his schedule to engage in depth with fans of the Malazan series!

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Mon
Nov 3 2014 3:00pm

The Pop Quiz at the End of the Universe: Stephen Baxter

Stephen Baxter 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 Stephen Baxter, award-winning author and Vice-President of the British Science Fiction Association. Since 1987, Stephen has published over forty books—mostly science fiction novels—and over a hundred short stories. His latest novel, Proxima, features a penal colony on a distant planet.

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Fri
Oct 31 2014 1:00pm

The Pop Quiz at the End of the Universe: Martha Wells

Martha Wells 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 Martha Wells, author of over a dozen science fiction and fantasy novels, including the Nebula-nominated The Death of the Necromancer, as well as a number of short stories and nonfiction articles. Her books have been published in seven languages. In Stories of the Raksura: Volume One—available now from Night Shade Books—Wells returns to her Books of the Raksura series with two new novellas.

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Thu
Oct 30 2014 4:00pm

The Pop Quiz at the End of the Universe: Katherine Howe

Katherine Howe 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 Katherine Howe, bestselling author of The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane, The House of Velvet and Glass, and the young-adult novel Conversion, a modern-day retelling of The Crucible set in a Massachusetts prep school. She teaches in the American Studies program at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.

Her latest work, The Penguin Book of Witches, is a collection of historical accounts of witchcraft, dating from medieval Europe to early 19th-century America. Katherine is the descendant of two women accused of witchcraft during the Salem witch trials—Elizabeth Proctor, who survived the trials, and Elizabeth Howe, who did not.

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Thu
Oct 30 2014 10:30am

The Pop Quiz at the End of the Universe: Gail Carriger

Gail Carriger 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 Gail Carriger, author of comedic steampunk novels mixed with urbane fantasy. Her debut novel, Soulless, won the ALA’s Alex Award. She was once an archaeologist and is overly fond of tea. Waistcoats & Weaponry, the third book in her Finishing School series, is available November 4th from Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.

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Wed
Oct 29 2014 4:00pm

The Pop Quiz at the End of the Universe: David Gerrold

David Gerrold 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 David Gerrold, the author of over 50 books, hundreds of articles and columns, and over a dozen television episodes—including the Star Trek Original Series classic “The Trouble with Tribbles.” David recently released 12 of his classic works in ebook format, including When Harlie Was One, Moonstar, and Child of Grass. Find out more about all of the ebook releases at Gerrold’s site, and check out an excerpt from Child of Earth, book one in The Sea of Grass trilogy, here on Tor.com!

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Wed
Oct 29 2014 10:30am

William Gibson on Urbanism, Science Fiction, and Why The Peripheral Weirded Him Out

William Gibson The Peripheral

William Gibson is one of those great writers who is also a great talker; his collected interviews provide a brilliant director’s commentary on his work. In advance of the release of his new novel, The Peripheral, I talked to him by phone about London, the “raging dystopia” of rural America, urbanism and gentrification, the influences behind The Peripheral, his approach to writing science fiction, and why his own novel ended up giving him the creeps.

Spoilers for The Peripheral follow, at some length. Just so you know.

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Tue
Oct 28 2014 4:00pm

The Pop Quiz at the End of the Universe: Elizabeth Haydon

Elizabeth Haydon The Tree of WaterWelcome 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 Elizabeth Haydon, the author of the bestselling Symphony of Ages fantasy series, which began with Rhapsody. The Lost Journals of Ven Polypheme, set in the same enchanted world, is her first series for young readers and kicks off with The Tree of Water, out October 28 from Tor Teen.

One time she released a ton of bats into a movie theater. On purpose. Fear her.

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Tue
Oct 28 2014 1:30pm

The Pop Quiz at the End of the Universe: Nicola Griffith

Nicola GriffithWelcome 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 Nicola Griffith, author of historical tale Hild, out in paperback on October 28th from Picador. You can read an excerpt from Hild here. She has been a recipient of the Tiptree, Nebula, and World Fantasy awards, the Premio Italia, and the Lambda Literary Award (six times).

Find out what accessory Griffiths thinks the Doctor is long past due to receive, and which color has eluded her for her entire life.

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Mon
Oct 27 2014 2:00pm

The Pop Quiz at the End of the Universe: Daniel Wallace

Daniel WallaceWelcome 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 Daniel Wallace, who specializes in exploring the underpinnings of popular fictional universes. In his books including Star Wars: The New Essential Guide to Characters and the recently-released DC Comics: Super-Villains: The Complete Visual History, he uses his comic book and sci-fi expertise to compile exhaustive histories of your favorite Jedi, bounty hunters, demons, superheroes, and archnemeses. Wallace has also contributed to the universes of Supernatural, Indiana Jones, and Smallville.

Join us, and find out why villains are the most fun to write!

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