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Tue
Jul 22 2014 5:00pm

Bringing Back the Golden Age: An Interview with Adam Christopher and Chuck Wendig

Adam Christopher Chuck Wendig interview The Shield Archie Comics Archie Comics is pairing a new look and new writers with some of their best-known titles in their new Dark Circle superhero imprint. The Black Hood, The Shield, and The Fox are all scheduled for a reboot in early 2015. The Shield in particular is looking at some major changes, including a gender-swapped cast of characters that will introduce a female Shield in “Daughter of the Revolution.” 

Adam Christopher (The Burning Dark, Hang Wire) and Chuck Wendig (The Blue Blazes, Mockingbird) are pooling their experience with novels, film, comics, television, and everything in between to co-write The Shield. They recently answered a few questions about gender, the Golden Age, and the inspiration behind the new series. We’ve got their thoughts, along with a heaping pile of heroism and justice, below the cut! 

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Mon
Jul 21 2014 10:00am

The Pop Quiz at the End of the Universe: Charles Stross

Charles StrossWelcome 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 Charles Stross, full-time science fiction writer and resident of Edinburgh, Scotland. The author of six Hugo-nominated novels and winner of the 2005 and 2010 Hugo awards for best novella, he has won numerous other awards and been translated into at least 12 other languages. Book five in Stross’ Laundry Files series, The Rhesus Chart, is available now from Ace. You can also get Three Tales from the Laundry Files, a collection of short fiction set in the Laundry Files universe, from Tor.com.

Charlie is extremely specific about his favorite sandwich, which might be a bit of an acquired taste...

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Fri
Jul 18 2014 1:30pm

A Roughty Toughty Aussie Bloke: An Interview with Ben Peek

Ben Peek The Godless US UK covers When you put two authors together, interesting things are bound to happen. Such was the case when David Barnett, award-winning journalist and author of Gideon Smith and the Mechanical Girl, got to talk with Ben Peek about his latest novel, The Godless. Peek tells the story of a world built upon the bodies of dying gods, a young apprentice with powerful new abilities, and a war that threatens to tear everything apart.

amazon buy button The GodlessTor has followed The Godless from its cover reveal to a sneak peek at the first five chapters, and now we get to know the man behind the mythical realm. Check below the cut for walkabouts in the outback, what’s next for Ben Peek, and psychedelic koalas!

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Fri
Jul 18 2014 11:00am

The Pop Quiz at the End of the Universe: Craig Cormick

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 award-winning author and science communicator, Craig Cormick. He has published over a dozen books—short story collections, novels and non-fiction—with both independent and mainstream publishers. Craig’s latest novel, The Shadow Master (published by Angry Robot), blends history with fantasy by pitting fictional versions of Leonardo and Galileo against each other. The result? Assassination; ancient, impossible machines; torture and infamy...

Join us for what might be the most heart-warming tale we’ve ever heard. It involves a schoolyard bully, a library, and a whole lot of cute.

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Thu
Jul 17 2014 10:00am

The Pop Quiz at the End of the Universe: Mary E. Pearson

Mary E Pearson pop quiz interview 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 Mary E. Pearson, award-winning author of The Jenna Fox Chronicles, The Miles Between, A Room on Lorelei, and Scribbler of Dreams. She writes full-time from her home office in California where she lives with her husband and two golden retrievers.

amazon buy button the kiss of deception The Kiss of Deception, the first book in Pearson’s Remnant Chronicles, is available now from Henry Holt & Co. Read an excerpt here on Tor.com.

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Wed
Jul 16 2014 5:00pm

The Pop Quiz at the End of the Universe: Mike Huddleston

Mike Huddleston pop quiz interview 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 Mike Huddleston, a comics illustrator who has worked on a variety of titles, including Gen13 and Harley Quinn. Along with author David Lapham, Huddleston is currently in production on a comics adaptation of Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan’s The Strain trilogy. Four trade paperbacks of the series are currently available from Dark Horse, and issue one of The Strain: The Night Eternal story arc publises August 20th.

What mystical connection does Mike share with a microscopic bear? Read on to find out!

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Tue
Jul 15 2014 3:30pm

The Pop Quiz at the End of the Universe: Tiphanie Yanique

Tiphanie Yanique 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 Tiphanie Yanique, author of the short story collection How to Escape from a Leper Colony, and the picture book I Am the Virgin Islands. Her first novel, Land of Love and Drowning, is available now from Riverhead. Her writing has won the 2011 BOCAS Prize for Caribbean Fiction, Boston Review Prize in Fiction, a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers Award, a Pushcart Prize, and an Academy of American Poet’s Prize. Tiphanie was born in the Virgin Islands and today splits her time between Brooklyn and St. Thomas.

Join us to learn what personal quirk Tiphanie shares with one of her characters!

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Tue
Jul 15 2014 9:00am

The Pop Quiz at the End of the Universe: Max Gladstone

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 Max Gladstone, author of the Craft Sequence—books about the cutthroat world of international necromancy: wizards in pinstriped suits and gods with shareholders’ committees. Gladstone is a Campbell Award nominee for 2013. You can follow him on Twitter.

amazon buy full fathom five The third standalone novel in the Craft Sequence, Full Fathom Five, is available now from Tor Books. You can read an extended excerpt from the novel here on Tor.com, and check out Liz Bourke’s review.

Read on to find out about a rather odd buddy cop fan-fic pairing...

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Mon
Jul 14 2014 4:30pm

The Pop Quiz at the End of the Universe: Gene Luen Yang

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 Gene Luen Yang, a comics author and illustrator. His award-winning graphic novels include American Born Chinese, The Eternal Smile, and Boxers & Saints.

The Shadow Hero amazon buy link His latest project, The Shadow Hero, is a collaboration with artist Sonny Liew. Available July 15th from First Second books, The Shadow Hero revives the character of the Green Turtle, the world’s first Asian American superhero!

Gene would be happy to help us fend off a very specific (and sugary) apocalypse, but let’s hope it doesn’t come to that!

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Fri
Jul 11 2014 2:00pm

The Pop Quiz at the End of the Universe: Anna Kashina

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 Anna Kashina. Anna grew up in Russia and moved to the United States in 1994 after receiving her Ph.D. in cell biology from the Russian Academy of Sciences. Her fantasy novel Blades of the Old Empire is available from Angry Robot. Its sequel, The Guild of Assassins, publishes August 5th.

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Thu
Jul 10 2014 5:00pm

The Pop Quiz at the End of the Universe: Thomas Sweterlitsch

thomas sweterlitsch 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 author Thomas Sweterlitsch, who lives in Pittsburgh with his wife and daughter. He has a Master’s Degree in Literary and Cultural Theory from Carnegie Mellon University. He worked for twelve years at the Carnegie Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. His first novel, Tomorrow and Tomorrow, is available now from Putnam.

Join us as we learn the best defense against Freddy Krueger!

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Wed
Jul 9 2014 3:00pm

The Pop Quiz at the End of the Universe: Paul Di Filippo

Paul Di FilippoWelcome 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!

Joining us today is prolific science fiction, fantasy, and horror writer Paul Di Filippo. Di Filippo has multiple collections to his credit, including The Emperor of Gondwanaland and Other Stories, Fractal Paisleys, Lost Pages, and many more. His latest collection, The Steampunk Trilogy, is available now from Open Road Media. Di Filippo has written a number of novels as well, including Joe’s Liver and Spondulix: A Romance of Hoboken.

We think Paul may have invented a kind of gross sandwich, but he swears we’ll love it...

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Wed
Jul 9 2014 2:00pm

SciFi in the Motor City: An Interview with the Committee of Detcon1

For SF/F fans who can’t make it out to London for Worldcon this summer, there is another event to put on your roster: Detcon1, this year’s North American Science Fiction Convention (NASFiC), happening in about two weeks in Detroit, Michigan. Recently, I’ve had the pleasure of talking to several of their committee members about what to expect at the convention, and more. Special kudos to Muhammad Aurangzeb Ahmad, member of Detcon1’s Diversity Advisory Board, for his help in arranging this chat.

 

[Rev up your engines and head down to Detroit, July 17-20]

Tue
Jul 8 2014 2:00pm

The Pop Quiz at the End of the Universe: Simon R Green

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!

Joining us today is Simon R. Green, author of Blue Moon Rising, Beyond the Blue Moon, the Adventures of Hawk & Fisher, the Novels of the Nightside, the Secret Histories Novels, and the Ghost Finders Novels. Green revisits many of his worlds in the wide-ranging collection Tales of the Hidden World, available now from Open Road Media. Read an excerpt from “Quantum of Solace,” a brand new story of the Droods, here on Tor.com.

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Mon
Jul 7 2014 10:00am

The Pop Quiz at the End of the Universe: Samit Basu

Samit BasuWelcome 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 Samit Basu, a writer of books, films and comics. His first novel, The Simoqin Prophecies, published by Penguin India in 2003, was the first book in the bestselling Gameworld Trilogy and marked the beginning of Indian English fantasy writing. Samit’s other novels includes the superhero novel, Turbulence, which won Wired’s Goldenbot Award in 2012. Its sequel, Resistance, is available July 8th from Titan Books. Read an excerpt from the novel here on Tor.com, and follow Samit on Twitter @samitbasu.

Join us to benefit from Samit’s very sound advice regarding monkeys!

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Thu
Jul 3 2014 2:00pm

The Pop Quiz at the End of the Universe: Andrew Farago

Andrew FaragoWelcome 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!

Joining us today is Andrew Farago, is the curator of the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco. His latest book, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate Visual History (available now from Insight), is the complete, never-before-told story of the enduring franchise—from their humble beginnings in black-and-white comics to their multimillion-dollar breakout success. He is also the author of The Looney Tunes Treasury, and has written for Marvel Comics, The Comics Journal, and Animation World Network. He lives in Berkeley, California, with his wife, science fiction writer and cartoonist Shaenon K. Garrity.

Read on to learn about Andrew’s foolproof, musical-based plan for being more productive!

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Mon
Jun 30 2014 4:30pm

The Pop Quiz at the End of the Universe: Keri Arthur

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 Keri Arthur, New York Times bestselling author of the Dark Angels and Riley Jenson Guardian series, has written more than thirty books. She’s been nominated in the Best Contemporary Paranormal category of the Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Awards and has won a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award for urban fantasy. Fireborn, available July 1st from Signet Select, is the first novel in Keri’s new series, Souls of Fire.

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Thu
Jun 26 2014 4:00pm

The Pop Quiz at the End of the Universe: Jacqueline West

Jacqueline West 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 Jacqueline West, author of the award-winning middle grade series The Books of Elsewhere. Volume five in the series, Still Life, is available July 1st from Dial Books for Young Readers (a division of Penguin Random House). Jacqueline’s short fiction for adults and children has appeared in a variety of publications, and her poetry has received many honors, including two Pushcart nominations, a Rhysling Award nomination, and a Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg prize. If you are sharing a pizza, she will ask for the crust pieces. Don’t get her talking about Kurt Vonnegut, Tori Amos, Northern Exposure, or Sylvia Plath, or you’ll be sorry.

Join us as we cover topics ranging from Kurt Vonnegut (uh-oh!) to secret candy-based shame, and more!

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Tue
Jun 24 2014 12:00pm

The Pop Quiz at the End of the Universe: Alyx Dellamonica

Alyx Dellamonica 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 Alyx Dellamonica, author of Indigo Springs, winner of the Sunburst Award for Canadian Literature of the Fantastic, and its concluding sequel, Blue Magic. Her short stories have appeared in a number of fantasy and science fiction magazines and anthologies, as well as here on Tor.com. “Among the Silvering Herd” and “The Ugly Woman of Castello di Putti” are prequel stories to her novel Child of a Hidden Sea, available now from Tor Books! You can read an excerpt from the novel here, and be sure to check out Alyx’s latest stand alone story, “The Color of Paradox,” appearing June 25th on Tor.com!

What sort of apocalypse really terrifies Alyx? Dive in to find out!

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Fri
Jun 20 2014 4:00pm

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

Marcus Sakey 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 Marcus Sakey, author of the Brilliance Saga—in an alternate present, one percent of people are born savants, able to overmatch and outperform the rest of us on every level. Book two in the series, A Better World, is available now from Thomas & Mercer. Marcus is also the host of the acclaimed television show Hidden City on Travel Channel, for which he is routinely pepper-sprayed and attacked by dogs. Prior to writing, he worked as a landscaper, a theatrical carpenter, a 3D animator, a woefully unprepared movie reviewer, a tutor, and a graphic designer who couldn’t draw. Marcus lives in Chicago with his wife and daughter.

What else might go well with fava beans and a nice chianti? Join us to find out!

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