Cold Wind April 16, 2014 Cold Wind Nicola Griffith Old ways can outlast their usefulness. What Mario Scietto Says April 15, 2014 What Mario Scietto Says Emmy Laybourne An original Monument 14 story. Something Going Around April 9, 2014 Something Going Around Harry Turtledove A tale of love and parasites. The Devil in America April 2, 2014 The Devil in America Kai Ashante Wilson The gold in her pockets is burning a hole.
From The Blog
April 13, 2014
Game of Thrones, Season 4, Episode 2: “The Lion and the Rose”
Theresa DeLucci
April 11, 2014
This Week’s Game-Changing Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Was Exactly The Problem With The Show
Thom Dunn
April 8, 2014
Let’s Completely Reimagine Battlestar Galactica! Again. This Time as A Movie!
Emily Asher-Perrin
April 4, 2014
The Age of Heroes is Here. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Chris Lough
April 3, 2014
A Spoonful of Music Makes the Nanny: Disney’s Mary Poppins
Mari Ness
Showing posts tagged: Interviews click to see more stuff tagged with Interviews
Thu
Apr 17 2014 10:25am

Brandon Sanderson Words of RadianceHot off the #1 New York Times best-seller list debut of Words of Radiance, Brandon Sanderson has now been profiled in the New York Times itself. The article tracks Sanderson's career path from a graveyard shift hotel clerk to a bestselling sensation, including material from interviews with Brandon and with his Tor editor Moshe Feder. You can read the full article here, and check out more information and articles about Words of Radiance here.

Tue
Apr 15 2014 12:15pm

William Campbell Powell Cory Doctorow Expiration Day

William Campbell Powell’s book Expiration Day takes place in a not-too-distant future where a decline in global fertility has resulted in a decidedly commercial response: Start making sophisticated androids for those who want children.

Powell’s story zeroes in on the formative teenage years of Tania Deeley and her experience as she realizes that the friends and school she has always accepted as rote may in fact consist predominantly of androids. Including her best friend Siân.

But how does a teenager not realize their friends are androids? Little Brother and Homeland author Cory Doctorow was curious about this himself, and after reading an early copy of Powell’s book, sat down with the author to discuss how easy it is to cocoon yourself unquestioningly inside the information you are given, and how hard it is to bust out of that.

[Watch the video of Doctorow and Powell’s discussion]

Mon
Apr 14 2014 4:00pm

Peter V. Brett

Peter V. Brett took to reddit fantasy to talk about the Demon Cycle, and answer questions about what fans can expect from the upcoming installment in the series.

He ended the previous book The Daylight War on a cliffhanger, which he worried might be a “dick move.” After some discussions with his editor he decided to release an excerpt from The Skull Throne to “ease (or at least redirect) tension for my readers.” He’s hard at work on The Skull Throne, saying “I am going as fast as I can while still making sure it doesn’t suck.” He even provided a progress report for his readers!

The AMA was funny and informative, and we’ve rounded up some of our favorite moments!

[click through for highlights from the AMA!]

Tue
Apr 8 2014 2:00pm

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 Laini Taylor, New York Times bestselling author of the Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy: Daughter of Smoke & Bone, Days of Blood & Starlight, and the recently released Dreams of Gods & Monsters, as well as the companion e-novella, Night of Cake & Puppets. She is also the author of the Dreamdark books Blackbringer and Silksinger, and the National Book Award finalist Lips Touch: Three Times. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband, illustrator Jim Di Bartolo, and their daughter, Clementine. Check out the Daughter of Smoke & Bone tumblr to view and submit fanart, and catch Laini on tour this spring, making stops in the US and Canada!

Join us as we cover subjects ranging from Flash Gordon to fantasy real estate, and more!

[Read More]

Mon
Apr 7 2014 4:00pm

On Saturday, Daniel José Older (@djolder) got together with Nathan Bransford (@NathanBransford) on Twitter to discuss Older’s new Tor.com original story “Anyway: Angie.” They discussed Urban Fantasy, the power of community, approaching grief in fiction, networking on Twitter, and much more. Check out the full conversation here!

Fri
Apr 4 2014 3:30pm

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 Sabrina Benulis, author of The Books of Raziel trilogy. Covenant, the second Raziel novel, is available now from Harper Voyager. Sabrina lives in northeastern Pennsylvania with her husband Mike and a sweet but spoiled cockatiel.

Join us as we cover subjects ranging from how they don't make fantasy films like they did in the 80s and more!

[Read More]

Wed
Apr 2 2014 4:00pm

Stephanie SaulterWelcome 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 Saulter, author of the ®Evolution trilogy; her first novel, Gemsigns, was published in the UK in 2013 and will be launched in the US in May 2014. Its sequel, Binary, will be released in the UK in April. Born in Jamaica, she studied at MIT and spent fifteen years in the United States before moving to the United Kingdom in 2003. Stephanie blogs unpredictably at stephaniesaulter.com and tweets only slightly more reliably as @scriptopus. She lives in London.

Join us as we cover subjects ranging from procrastination to sea creatures, and more!

[Read More]

Fri
Mar 28 2014 4:00pm

Did you read Daniel José Older's skin-crawling short story “Anyway: Angie” earlier this week? Want to know where he got his twisted ideas?

You can catch him (@djolder) discussing the story with author Nathan Bransford (@NathanBransford) tomrrow, March 29th, at 4:00pm on Twitter! Check out their timelines, or follow the story at #AnywayAngie.

Fri
Mar 28 2014 12:00pm

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 Jonathan Maberry, the multiple Bram Stoker Award-winning author of The King of Plagues, Patient Zero, The Dragon Factory, Ghost Road Blues, and Rot & Ruin, among others. Maberry has also done work for Marvel Comics, including Captain America, Punisher, Wolverine, DoomWar, Marvel Zombie Return, and Black Panther. His Joe Ledger series has been optioned for TV by Sony Pictures. Code Zero, the sixth novel of that series, is available now from Tor Books. Read an excerpt here on Tor.com!

Join us as we cover subjects ranging from knife wounds to Star Wars, and more!

[Read More]

Thu
Mar 27 2014 3:00pm

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 David Gallaher and Steve Ellis, creators of the Young Adult webcomic The Only Living Boy. The pair have previously collaborated on several projects, including the Harvey Award-winning online comic High Moon and Box 13, the first comic made exclusively for the iPhone.

Join us as we cover subjects ranging from Death Stars to zombies, and more!

[Read More]

Thu
Mar 20 2014 2:00pm

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 author Katherine Addison, also known as Sarah Monette. Sarah grew up in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, one of the three secret cities of the Manhattan Project, and now lives in a 108-year-old house in the Upper Midwest with a great many books, two cats, one grand piano, and one husband. She has published more than fifty short stories and has two short story collections out: The Bone Key and Somewhere Beneath Those Waves (both with Prime Books). She has written two novels, A Companion to Wolves, and The Tempering of Men (both with Tor Books); four short stories with Elizabeth Bear (and hopes to write more); and the Mélusine fantasy quartet (Ace). Her latest novel, The Goblin Emperor, published under the pen name Katherine Addison, comes out from Tor in April 2014. You can read the first four chapters from the novel here on Tor.com

Join us as we cover subjects ranging from elegiac poets to Lovecraftian mammals, and more!

[Read More]

Wed
Mar 19 2014 10:00am

Mike MignolaWelcome 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 comic book author and illustrator, Mike Mignola. Reading Dracula at age twelve introduced Mike to Victorian literature and folklore, from which he has never recovered. Starting in 1982 as a bad inker for Marvel Comics, he swiftly evolved into a not-so-bad artist. By the late 1980s, he had begun to develop his own unique graphic style, with mainstream projects like Cosmic Odyssey and Batman: Gotham by Gaslight. In 1994, he published the first Hellboy series through Dark Horse. Mike’s books have earned numerous awards and are published in a great many countries. He lives somewhere in Southern California with his wife, daughter, and cat.

Join us as we cover subjects ranging from Dracula to mad scientists, and more!

[Read More]

Mon
Mar 17 2014 3:00pm

Adam Christopher Pop Quiz at the End of the UniverseWelcome 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 novelist and comic writer Adam Christopher. Born in New Zealand, he has lived in Great Britain since 2006. In 2010, as an editor, Christopher won a Sir Julius Vogel award, New Zealand’s highest science fiction honour. His debut novel, Empire State, was SciFiNow’s Book of the Year and a Financial Times Book of the Year for 2012. Christopher’s latest novel, The Burning Dark, is available March 25th. Read an excerpt here on Tor.com!

Join us as we cover subjects ranging from lost cosmonauts to robot detectives, and more!

[Read More]

Mon
Mar 10 2014 12:00pm

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 Jenna Black, author of the Faeriewalker series for teens as well as the Morgan Kingsley urban fantasy series. Replica, her YA SF romance series, continues with Resistance, available March 11th from Tor Teen. You can read an excerpt here on Tor.com, and catch Jenna on tour this March along with Mindee Arnett and Kristen Simmons!

Join us as we cover subjects ranging from elephants to robots, and more!

[Read More]

Fri
Mar 7 2014 5:00pm

The Pop Quiz at the End of the Universe: Mindee ArnettWelcome 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 Mindee Arnett, author of The Arkwell Academy series. Mindee lives on a horse farm in Ohio with her husband, two kids, a couple of dogs, and an inappropriate number of cats. She’s addicted to jumping horses and telling tales of magic, the macabre, and outer space. She has far more dreams than nightmares. The second Arkwell Academy book, The Nightmare Dilemma, is available now from Tor Teen. You can read an excerpt here on Tor.com, and catch Mindee on tour this March along with Jenna Black and Kristen Simmons!

Join us as we cover subjects ranging from wizards to Supernatural, and more!

[Read More]

Tue
Mar 4 2014 5:00pm

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 Wayne Gladstone, a longtime columnist for Cracked.com and the creator and star of the Hate by Numbers online video series. His writing has appeared on McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Comedy Central’s Indecision, and in the collections You Might Be A Zombie and Other Bad News and The McSweeney’s Joke Book of Book Jokes. His novel Notes from the Internet Apocalypse is available now from St Martin’s Press. You can read an excerpt here on Tor.com.

Join us as we cover subjects ranging from Bar Mitzvahs to the Arpanet, and more!

[Read More]

Mon
Mar 3 2014 3:00pm

Shannon Hale pop quiz interviewWelcome 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 Shannon Hale, who started writing books at age ten and never stopped, eventually earning an MFA in Creative Writing. Shannon is the New York Times best-selling author of nine children’s and young adult novels, including multiple award winners The Goose Girl, Book of a Thousand Days, and Newbery Honor recipient Princess Academy. Her latest novel, Dangerous, is available March 4th from Bloomsbury. You can read an excerpt here on Tor.com. She also penned three books for adults, beginning with Austenland, which is now a major motion picture starring Keri Russell. Shannon co-wrote the hit graphic novels Rapunzel’s Revenge and Calamity Jack with husband Dean Hale. They live with their four small children near Salt Lake City, Utah.

Join us as we cover subjects ranging from tap dancing to Abraham Lincoln, and more!

[Read More]

Fri
Feb 28 2014 10:00am

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 Marjorie Liu, author of two ongoing New York Times bestselling series: the Hunter Kiss urban fantasy series and the Dirk & Steele paranormal romance novels. The latest novel in her Hunter Kiss series, Labyrinth of Stars, is available now from Ace Books. Marjorie is also celebrated for her comic book writing and is a popular panelist at conventions and other comic book and literary events.

Marjorie attended Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin for her undergraduate studies, then attended law school at the University of Wisconsin. For more than 16 years, Marjorie studied and traveled throughout Asia, working briefly at the US Embassy in Beijing, China. In 2004 she gave up practicing law to become a full-time writer, and divides her time between the American Midwest, Boston, and Beijing, China. Recent international coverage of Marjorie’s work includes features in the Beijing Global Times, China Daily, and Paris’s Comic Box.

Join us as we cover subjects ranging from biotech law to fairy tales, and more!

[Read More]

Thu
Feb 27 2014 4:00pm

Liz de JagerWelcome 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 Liz de Jager, creator of the My Favourite Books review blog, which ran for seven years (2005-2012) and enabled Liz to gain insights into the publishing industry. Her debut novel, Banished, is available now from Tor UK. You can read an excerpt here on Tor.com. Liz grew up in South Africa and now lives and works in the UK with her husband Mark. You can follow her here on Twitter.

Join us as we cover subjects ranging from Guillermo del Toro to Teen Wolf, and more!

[Read More]

Fri
Feb 21 2014 2:00pm

Shannon Stoker Pop Quiz interviewWelcome 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 Shannon Stoker, author of The Registry series. You can read an excerpt from the first novel, The Registry, here on Tor.com. The second book in the series, The Collection, is available now from William Morrow. Shannon was born in Clawson, Michigan and raised in Elgin, Illinois. She currently lives in DeKalb, Illinois with her husband Andy and small dog Nucky. When she’s not writing Shannon enjoys watching an insane amount of television shows as well as horror movies. Shannon got a little taste of television herself when she competed on an episode of TLC’s Four Weddings.

Join us as we cover subjects ranging from torture to Archie comics, and more!

[Read More]