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Thu
Apr 17 2014 10:00am

I remember when I first read Kushiel’s Dart by Jacqueline Carey, years ago now. It was a rare treat, an immersive, compulsive treat of a book of the sort that comes along oh so rarely. It’s a lyrically written (and at times rather racy!) epic of intrigue and power-politics, set in a fantasy world with the feel of Renaissance Italy. I was therefore delighted to have the opportunity to brief fabulous new ebook covers for the trilogy, which you can see below.

Bearing in mind the beautifully written eroticism that permeates the book, I guess it’s pretty reductive to say that it conjurers up Game of Thrones with a hint of Fifty Shades of Grey! But whatever the comparisons, it’s a damn fine, beautifully imagined read.

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Fri
Apr 11 2014 1:05pm

Don’t you wish that there was a place where you could go to find out what Macmillan e-books were on sale? Well, you’re special, and so are your wishes, so Macmillan eDeals is now a reality! Head on over to find out what books have currently hopped down in price, sorted helpfully by genre. Read all the things!

Mon
Mar 17 2014 12:30pm

Free ebooks Burning Girls Veronica Schanoes Wakulla Springs Andy Duncan and Ellen Klages

We would like to congratulate our Nebula Award finalists Veronica Schanoes, Andy Duncan, and Ellen Klages! To celebrate their nomination, you can now download the ebooks of their novellas “Burning Girls” and “Wakulla Springs.”

[Free ebooks]

Thu
Mar 6 2014 1:00pm

I bought an e-reader almost two years ago. My son had one first, but he’s a technophilic early adopter. I on the other hand am a panda who likes to stick to my one comfortable grove of bamboo. But when my son came with me my signing tour in January 2011, he took his Kindle and I took eleven books. Then I bought more on the way and had to post some home from San Francisco. Even I could see the advantages of an e-reader for travel. There never was a more reluctant purchaser though.

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Mon
Mar 3 2014 12:01pm

Free ebooks Burning Girls Veronica Schanoes Wakulla Springs Andy Duncan and Ellen Klages

We would like to congratulate our Nebula Award finalists Veronica Schanoes, Andy Duncan, and Ellen Klages! To celebrate their nomination, you can now download the ebooks of their novellas “Burning Girls” and “Wakulla Springs.”

[Free ebooks]

Mon
Feb 3 2014 4:05pm

2014 Campbellian AnthologyThe response to M. David Blake’s 2014 Campbellian Anthology has been so great that you can now download the ebook directly from Tor.com!

The anthology, stuffed with amazing work from a startling number and variety of writers, collects the work from most of the authors eligible for this year’s John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, resulting in 860,000 words of fiction by 111 authors, free, and DRM-free.

The anthology is only available for a limited time, so download your copy today! Because of the increased demand, Tor.com agreed to serve as a duplicate download site for the .mobi and .epub files of the anthology. If one of the downloads isn’t working for you, you can attempt it at one of the other mirror sites here.

[Download the 2014 Campbellian Anthology]

Mon
Jan 27 2014 4:50pm

Sisterhood of Dune Paul of Dune ebook sale

The ebooks for Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson’s Paul of Dune and Sisterhood of Dune are on sale for $2.99 starting today. In Paul of Dune we pick up Paul’s story immediately after the events of Dune, but prior to Dune Messiah. We learn the story of Paul’s jihad, as he fears for the loyalty of those he loves and trusts most—and his own sanity. Sisterhood of Dune finds a society in turmoil, 83 years after the last of the thinking machines was destroyed. A great war rages between those who would use reason and technology, and those who rely on faith. The outcome of the war could mean a new beginning for humanity...or its ending.

The sale begins January 27th and ends March 1st.

Paul of Dune:

iBooks | Kindle | Nook

Sisterhood of Dune:

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Mon
Jan 27 2014 4:25pm

Now’s your chance to read a fantasy epic from the creator of The Black Company! In Tyranny of the Night, Glen Cook introduces us to the young warrior Else, who unknowingly wins a battle with a god, sparking a war between his people, the Praman, and the West. Now Else is sent deep into the West as a spy, and must confront the horrors of war, astonishing acts of faith, his own doubts, and, worst of all, the brothers of the slain god, who will not stop until they have vengeance.

The sale begins on January 27, and ends on March 1st, so download your copy soon! 

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Mon
Dec 9 2013 2:15pm

Some of the Best from Tor.com 2013

Look at all those sci-fi/fantasy/and then some authors! The 2013 edition of Some of the Best from Tor.com, an anthology of twenty-one of our favorite stories, selected from the sixty-plus stories we published this year, is currently available for FREE download world-wide through all major ebook retailers.

These stories were acquired and edited for Tor.com by Patrick Nielsen Hayden, Ellen Datlow, Ann VanderMeer, Liz Gorinsky, George R. R. Martin, Noa Wheeler, Melissa Frain, and Claire Eddy. Each story is accompanied by an original illustration.

Want more info on the stories themselves? Take a look below.

[Table of Contents and Ebook Links Below]

Wed
Dec 4 2013 1:30pm

You can now purchase the ebook of The Way of Kings, the first volume in Brandon Sanderson’s Stormlight Archive series, for only $2.99! (U.S and Canada, and many other nations.) It will only be available for a limited time, so order your copy today!

With book two in the Stormlight Archive series, Words of Radiance, just over the horizon, the price drop should hopefully give new fans plenty of time to see what all the fuss is about and for other folks to get reacquainted with the world of Roshar and its various oddities. (Remember how there are crab-dogs? There are crab-dogs.)

You can get the ebook from the retailers below, or from your favorite ebook provider!

ibooks | Kindle | Nook | DragonMount

Mon
Nov 25 2013 12:05pm

You can now purchase the ebook of The Way of Kings, the first volume in Brandon Sanderson’s Stormlight Archive series, for only $2.99! (U.S and Canada, and many other nations.) Get it from Apple, AmazonBarnes & NobleDragonmount, or any of your favorite retailers. 

With book two in the Stormlight Archive series, Words of Radiance, just over the horizon, the price drop should hopefully give new fans plenty of time to see what all the fuss is about and for other folks to get reacquainted with the world of Roshar and its various oddities. (Remember how there are crab-dogs? There are crab-dogs.)

Tue
Nov 5 2013 12:10pm

Doctor Who, Amy Eleventh DoctorIt looks at though Neil Gaiman couldn’t wait to get back to Doctor Who! On November 21 (a mere two days before the 50th Anniversary special), Puffin will publish the Doctor Who e-book of the year, Nothing O’Clock, which marks Gaiman’s second trip to the Whoniverse this in 2013, following his seventh season episode “Nighmare in the Silver.” And it’s going to star the Eleventh Doctor and Amy!

Want to know more about the book?

[A brand new monster...]

Mon
Oct 28 2013 11:30am

Get the ebook edition of Orson Scott Card’s Memory of Earth Volume I—on sale now for only $2.99!

High above the planet Harmony, the Oversoul watches. Its task is to guard the human settlement on this planet—to protect this fragile remnant of Earth from all threats. To protect them, most of all, from themselves. The Oversoul has done its job well. There is no war on Harmony. There is no technology that could lead to weapons of war.

But now there is a problem. In orbit, the Oversoul realizes that it has lost access to some of its memory banks, and some of its power systems are failing...

Join Card’s exciting series in its first volume, available (in the U.S. and many other territories) at these ebook retailers or your favorite ebook provider!

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Tue
Oct 8 2013 2:15pm

Inside Straight CoverNow you can get Inside Straight, edited by George R.R. Martin, for just $2.99! Inside Straight is the latest book in the Wild Cards series. In 1946, an alien virus was unleashed over the skies of New York City. It destroyed ninety percent of human life. Of the handful of people left, some mutated into terrible abomination. But a few discovered powers that were inconceivable to humanity before the plague.

In the latest adventure, continuity jumps forward to a new generation of major characters, entirely accessible to readers who have come to Martin’s work through A Song of Ice and Fire, and featuring all-original stories by Daniel Abraham, Michael Cassutt, and Stephen Leigh, and more, including Martin himself! 

The sale ends on November 1, so download Inside Straight today! 

ibooks | Kindle | Nook

Fri
Oct 4 2013 2:18pm

Three Parts Dead Max Gladstone Ebook 2.99

Max Gladstone’s latest book in his Craft Sequence series, Two Serpents Rise, will be released on October 29th. Now you can download an ebook edition of the first in the series, Three Parts Dead, for only 2.99! 

In Three Parts Dead Gladstone introduces us to Tara, a newcomer to the field of necromancy. She’s just gotten her first big job for the necromantic firm of Kelethres, Albrecht, and Ao: resurrect Kos, the recently deceased fire god of the city of Alt Coulumb, before its four million citizen begin to riot. The only one who can help her is a chain-smoking priest named Abelard, whose faith in Kos is shaky at best.

When the two discover that Kos's death was murder, they must search for his killers and bring them to court if they hope to save the city. As they dodge the menacing forces that try to hide the truth, will they be able to bring the god's killers to justice before Alt Couloumb falls into ruin? 

You can read an excerpt of Three Parts Dead here! The sale ends November 1, so download your copy today! 

iBooks | Kindle | Nook

Mon
Sep 9 2013 12:30pm

The New York Review of Science Fiction is 25 years old this month! And as a birthday present to the world, you can download issue 300 completely free in your choice of formats.

The NYRSF was founded in 1988 by the staff of The Little Magazine, who saw the need for a science fiction critical magazine to fill the wide space between the lightweight reviews of the fanzines and newszines and the heavier apparatus of academe. Issue 300 is designed to be a sampler of all the types of material NYRSF publishes—appreciations of authors both well-known and forgotten; reviews, long and short, of good science fiction, fantasy, and horror books; theatre reviews; personal essays related to fantasy and science fiction as a field; and a vigorous letters column.

Issue 300 features stories and articles by Kim Stanley Robinson, Jonathan Crowe, David Drake, and Mike Barrett. It is also filled with insightful reviews of The Unreal and the Real: Selected Stories of Ursula K. Le Guin in 2 Volumes, Bruce McAllister’s The Village Sang to the Sea: A Memoir of Magic, John Scalzi’s Redshirts, and “The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer,” written, created and performed by Tim Watts.

What are you waiting for? It’s FREE! Huzzah!

Tue
Sep 3 2013 1:10pm

Brandon Sanderson SteelheartCalamity came—a burst of light in the sky that gave normal men and women people extraordinary powers. But these people didn’t become superheroes you read about in comic books—they became Epics, ruthless and bloodthirsty, and happy to use ordinary humans as their own playthings. People began to believe that heroes would come to save them, but their wait lasted a decade.

David was one who believed, but his faith in the heroes died when his father was murdered by the Epic called Steelheart. He knew then that his time of waiting and hoping was over. Now he will seek out those known as Reckoners, ordinary men and women who have studied ways to defeat the Epics, and he will find Steelheart himself. He will find the Epics’ weakness, and he will have his revenge.

Brandon Sanderson, the bestselling author whose books include The Way of Kings, The Mistborn Trilogy, and the continuation of Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series, brings you this epic story of vengeance and sacrifice, and now you can read the first five chapters of Steelheart free on your Kindle! Download your excerpt today, and join David on his great adventure.

Thu
Aug 29 2013 9:15am

A Feast for Crows ebook error George R.R. Martin

Sometimes the digital world just gives and gives to us fans. It turns out that due to an ebook formatting error, some versions of George R.R. Martin’s A Feast For Crows contain his name and the book’s title littered in strange places throughout the text. Thanks to Tumblr user gameoflulz, we have some choice pictures of such errors, which cast Martin as any number of items and people. We may never breathe again if we don’t stop laughing soon....

[“That hair was George R.R. Martin”]

Wed
Aug 21 2013 7:30am

A Naked Singularity Sergio De La Pava

Welcome back to the British Genre Fiction Focus, Tor.com’s regular round-up of book news from the United Kingdom’s thriving speculative fiction industry.

This week, we begin with a discussion of self-publishing, prompted by an article in The Guardian asking why the form is still scorned by literary awards—an article which was itself prompted, presumably, by the news that Sergio de la Pava’s novel A Naked Singularity has won a major prize, despite being self-published fully five years previously.

Then, in a bumper edition of Cover Art Corner, the third time’s the charm for two recently revealed new books—The Cormorant by Chuck Wendig and The Broken Eye by Brent Weeks—both of which mark the third volumes of their respective series.

And finally, The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, the Unbeliever begins again... at the very moment it ends.

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Wed
Aug 7 2013 7:30am

Edinburgh International Book Festival

Welcome back to the British Genre Fiction Focus, Tor.com’s regular round-up of book news from the United Kingdom’s thriving speculative fiction industry.

We begin today with a look at the fifty bestselling ebooks in the month of June, thanks to a fascinating new feature from The Bookseller. There’s some speculative fiction on the list, but alas, not a lot. That said, the sales breakdown certainly raises interesting questions about the way buyers view and use digital editions. In particular, one genre seems to sell more ebooks than any other, and I can’t help but wonder why that’s the case.

Yesterday, Orbit revealed the cover of Ken MacLeod’s next novel, Descent, with a promise to tell us more about the book closer to its publication in March 2014. Roll on the reveal! But for the time being, I did a little digging. Came up with quite a bit of additional information about Descent, as well...

Last but not least in this week’s British Genre Fiction Focus, with the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in full swing, I thought it was high time we took a look at what the forthcoming International Book Festival has to offer. Starting this Saturday, a bunch of genre authors will be in attendance, including Neil Gaiman, Margaret Atwood, Lauren Beukes and China Miéville—plus there’s a special focus on the graphic novel this year.

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