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Thu
Sep 25 2014 11:15am

Highlights from Robert Jackson Bennett’s Reddit AMA

Robert Jackson Bennett AMA

Robert Jackson Bennett—the award-winning author of American Elsewhere, The Troupe, The Company Man, and Mr. Shivers—recently took to reddit to answer your questions! His latest, City of Stairs, is an atmospheric and intrigue-filled spy novel complete with dead gods, buried histories, and a mysterious, protean city. The novel is available now in the US (Crown Publishing) and publishes October 2nd in the UK (Jo Fletcher Books).

Read an excerpt from City of Stairs here on Tor.com, and be sure to check out Kameron Hurley’s response the novel’s protagonist, the Rocket Talk podcast episode where Bennett discusses the future of genre fiction, Brian Slattery’s interview with the Bennett, and our own Pop Quiz Q&A! Oh, and do yourself a favor—follow Bennet’s hilarious Twitter feed. You’ll thank us later.

Bennett talked about his influences and writing process in a great reddit AMA this week, and we’ve collected the highlights below!

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Wed
Sep 17 2014 2:30pm

Cassandra Clare and Holly Black Talk About The Iron Trial!

The Iron Trial Holly Black Cassandra Clare

Cassandra Clare and Holly Black have teamed up for a new book, The Iron Trial, the first installment in the five-book Magisterium series—available now from Scholastic.

The novel follows Callum Hunt, a young man who tries his best to fail the magical test known as the Iron Trial. If he passes, he must join the Magisterium, against his father’s wishes and his own will...

The book’s co-authors hopped onto Twitter recently for an Apple iBooks chat about how their friendship affected their writing process, and we’ve gathered the highlights below!

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Mon
Sep 15 2014 3:00pm

Highlights from Steven Erikson’s Reddit AMA!

Steven Erikson Malazan Author

Steven Erikson has so much to tell us, reddit could barely contain it all! He’s nearing the end of the second novel in the Kharkanas trilogy, Fall of Light, which he hopes to finish “sometime in the next two months.” Plus, he took a break from working on that book to write a seventy-five thousand word Star Trek spoof called Willful Child (read an excerpt here). From the author himself:

“So here you all thought I’d spend this time writing and talking about Fantasy novels, huh? Wrong. This Trekker’s come out of the wardrobe closet, in public for the first time! Eat tribbles and die!”

In his comprehensive AMA, Erikson talked about Willful Child, the intricacies of Malazan, and his overall writing process. He also mentioned that he’ll be appearing at next year’s World Fantasy Awards Con in Saratoga Springs, so mark your calendars now!

[Check out the AMA highlights!]

Mon
Sep 8 2014 4:00pm

Highlights from Hugo-Award-Winning Author Kameron Hurley’s AMA!

Kameron Hurley

Kameron Hurley, author of the new epic fantasy The Mirror Empire, took part in a rousing AMA over on Reddit! Hurley is a two-time Hugo Award winner, a Kitschy Award-winner for Best Debut Novel, and a Sydney J. Bounds Award-winner for Best Newcomer. Her other novels include The God’s War Trilogy, a science fiction noir series. She’s a fan of great scotch, Chipotle, bad 80’s action movies, and books about war and genocide!

The Mirror Empire is available now from Angry Robot. You can read an excerpt from the novel here on Tor.com, plus two reviews from Liz Bourke and Mahvesh Murad. You can also listen to the Rocket Talk podcast episode featuring Kameron Hurley. And of course, check out her AMA responses below!

[Read on as she answers all the things!]

Tue
Aug 26 2014 5:35pm

John Scalzi and Apple Answer All the Things! (About Lock In)

John Scalzi Twitter Apple Chat Lock In

John Scalzi took to Twitter in conjunction with Apple iBooks for a chat during Tuesday afternoon, answering questions about his new novel, Lock In under the hashtag #AskScalzi. Apple started things off, asking questions about Scalzi’s blog, the ideas behind Lock In, and the possibilities of a follow up! Then they turned things over to the fans, who asked about everything from Old Man’s War to Redshirts. Check out the recap below, and head over to iBooks to order your copy of Lock In.

[Snark as far as the eye can see...]

Thu
Aug 21 2014 2:30pm

Who Wants to Play Two Truths and A Lie with John Scalzi?

John Scalzi is celebrating the release of Lock In with a rousing game of Two Truths and a Lie! The game is simple: Scalzi tells three stories, and you guess which are the truths and which one is the big fat fib. Google Play is hosting the game, and that’s not all: they’re also offering e-books of the whole Scalzi backlist for 50% off!

Check out the video below, and then head over to Google Play to guess play along and and pick up Lock In or one of Scalzi’s other fine titles!

[Click through for LIES.]

Fri
Aug 15 2014 12:30pm

Highlights from Delia’s Shadow Author Jaime Lee Moyer’s AMA!

Jamie Lee Moyer books Delia's Shadow A Barricade in Hell

Author Jaime Lee Moyer recently travelled the lands of reddit to hold an AMA! Her novels are about magic and murder, friendship, betrayal and kissing, and ghosts. Lots of ghosts. She grew up in San Francisco, where her ‘Gabe and Delia’ series is set, but now lives in Texas, where she maintains a “secret identity of Responsible Adult(tm).” Her first novel, the Columbus Literary Award-winning Delia’s Shadow, and its sequel, A Barricade in Hell, are available from Tor Books. The third book in the series, Against a Brightening Sky, will be released in 2015.

Moyer’s first story, written when she was eleven, caused controversy when her best friend’s mother “read it, frowned, and said, ‘This isn’t appropriate subject matter for a girl your age to write about.’ And with that, she walked away with my story in hand. She kept it! I never did get that story back. That was my very first rejection, and the moment I knew I was born to be a writer. I’ve been writing ever since.”

Check out more highlights from Moyer’s AMA below, including the reveal of what made that childhood story so scandalous!

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Wed
Aug 13 2014 3:11pm

Check Out the New Fantasy Series from Naomi Novik, Author of the Temeraire Series!

Uprooted Cover

Naomi Novik, author of the Temeraire novels, is taking us to a new world with Uprooted! The story is a dark fairy tale, where a grim wizard defends villagers from the horrors of an enchanted Wood. In return? He demands ten years of service from a young girl of his choosing. Now the choosing is approaching, and a young woman named Agnieszka fears that her best friend, the lovely Kasia, will be taken. But what if the wizard makes a different choice?

Our Dragon doesn’t eat the girls he takes, no matter what stories they tell outside our valley. We hear them sometimes, from travelers passing through. They talk as though we were doing human sacrifice, and he were a real dragon. Of course that’s not true: he may be a wizard and immortal, but he’s still a man, and our fathers would band together and kill him if he wanted to eat one of us every ten years. He protects us against the Wood, and we’re grateful, but not that grateful.

Uprooted is the start of a new series from author Naomi Novik, look for it next June from Del Rey! You can find more info at the link below.

[via SF Signal]

Mon
Aug 4 2014 3:00pm

The Birth of Faithpunk: Highlights from Max Gladstone’s AMA!

Max Gladstone Max Gladstone writes about law, justice, economics, and dying gods in his excellent Craft Sequence: Three Parts Dead, Two Serpents Rise, and his latest work, Full Fathom Five.

He recently took to reddit to talk about his writing process, the importance of games, and the birth of a new subgenre! Check out the highlights below!

[Plus NECROMANCY.]

Mon
Jul 21 2014 2:30pm

Ken Liu has Won a Seiun Award!

Ken Liu has won a Seiun Award! His 2013 work, “The Paper Menagerie,” won in the “Best Translated Short Story” category.

The Seiun Awards were founded in 1970, and are voted on by the participants of the annual Japan Science Fiction Convention. (While Seiun literally means “nebula” in Japanese, the award is not affiliated with the Nebulas.) Previous award winners in the translated short story category include Thomas Disch, Roger Zelazny, and Greg Bear.

“The Paper Menagerie” has already been awarded the Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy Awards, and you can read it over at io9! You can also find original short fiction by Ken Liu here on Tor.com.

Sun
Jul 13 2014 10:00am

Barnes & Noble Bookseller’s Picks for July

Barnes & Noble Bookseller's Picks July 2014

For over a decade, Barnes & Noble buyer Jim Killen has been a driving force behind Barnes & Noble’s science fiction and fantasy sections. Each month on Tor.com, Mr. Killen curates a list of science fiction & fantasy titles, sometimes focused on upcoming titles and sometimes focused on a theme.

Here are the Barnes & Noble science fiction and fantasy picks for July!

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Tue
Jun 3 2014 12:30pm

Highlights from Trudi Canavan’s Reddit AMA!

Trudi Canavan reddit AMA highlights

Trudi Canavan, artist and multi-award-winning author of The Black Magician and Age of the Five trilogies, participated in an AMA on reddit!

She answered questions about both of her most famous series as well as her newest work, Thief's Magic, the first installment in the Millenium's Rule trilogy. Plus she shared some writing tips and thoughts on gender and fantasy. We’ve collected some highlights below!

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Wed
May 21 2014 1:00pm

Highlights from Jim Butcher’s Reddit AMA!

Jim ButcherJim Butcher, author of The Dresden Files, the Codex Alera series, and the upcoming “steam opera” trilogy The Cinder Spires, held court on Reddit last week, answering questions and teasing some of the drama that will be found in his upcoming (15th!) Harry Dresden book, Skin Game. There was also talk of kickstarting an event in which Butcher would “benchpress Patrick Rothfuss,” who, being “mostly beard” is eminently benchpressable. We will obviously update immediately if this even comes to pass.

We pulled some of our favorite moments out for you!

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Tue
Apr 29 2014 1:45pm

Newly Discovered Octavia Butler Stories to be Published in June!

Two newly-discovered Octavia Butler stories are coming out this summer! “A Necessary Being” and “Childfinder” will be compiled in a single volume titled Unexpected Stories. The ebook will be released by Open Road Media on June 24, and will feature an introduction from Walter Mosley, who previously praised the author’s novel Kindred as “everything the literature of science fiction can be.”

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Mon
Apr 14 2014 4:00pm

Highlights from Peter V. Brett’s AMA!

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!]

Mon
Apr 14 2014 11:05am

Tor Author Randy Henderson Wins the Writers of the Future Award!

Author Randy Henderson has won L. Ron Hubbard’s Writers of the Future Award for 2014! Henderson, who had previously amassed a series of honorable mentions, won with a story called “Memories Bleed Beneath the Mask,” which will be published in L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume 30.

Henderson’s describes his debut novel, Finn Fancy Necromancy, as “a one-two punch of Awesome by a robot gorilla wearing enchanted gloves of Happiness.” Look for it from Tor Books in February 2015! Find out more about the book below.

[Necromancy! Murder! Black Humor!]

Tue
Mar 25 2014 5:00pm

Kevin J. Anderson Begins His Comic Con Tour of America This Week!

Kevin J. Anderson is hitting the road this week! The author will be stopping by Comic Cons across the country to read from his latest books and meet his fans! March 11th saw the release of Mentats of Dune, the new extension of the Dune universe which Anderson wrote with Brian Herbert. You can read an excerpt here on Tor.com. This summer will mark the release of two new Anderson books: Dark Between the Stars (June 3rd), and Hellhole Inferno (August 12th), also with Brian Herbert.

See below for the full list of tour dates and see of Kevin J. Anderson is coming to your con!

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Wed
Mar 12 2014 4:15pm

Always Be Worldbuilding: Highlights from The Waking Engine Author David Edison’s AMA

Tor Books’ own David Edison recently took to Reddit to have even less of a filter than usual! Edison seemed positively ebullient as he participated in an AMA, answering questions about his debut novel, The Waking Engine, his work as co-founder of Gaygamer.net, and his familiar, the beautiful Lena. (She’s the one with black fur.) Several people in the thread confused him with David Eddings, so it was touching to see that Eddings’ work was actually Edison’s introduction to fantasy, and he “always wanted to be near him on a bookshelf!”

[Click through for AMA highlights!]

Wed
Feb 19 2014 12:15pm

Jedediah Berry’s “A Window or a Small Box” has been Selected for The Year’s Best SFF!

Congratulations to Jedediah Berry, whose story “A Window or a Small Box” will be included in The Year’s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 2014! The novelette was originally published on Tor.com on June 5, 2013, after being acquired by editor Ellen Datlow. You can read it here!

This sixth volume of The Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy features over thirty stories by some of the genre’s most acclaimed authors, including Yoon Ha Lee, James Patrick Kelly, Ken Liu, Robert Reed, Lavie Tidhar, Carrie Vaughn, selected from venues including Asimov’s, Clarkesworld, F&SF. Congratulations to all the authors included!