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Thu
Apr 16 2015 1:00pm

Announcing Binti by Nnedi Okorafor

Nnedi OkoraforOn behalf of Tor.com, I’m proud to announce Binti, a new science fiction novella by World Fantasy Award-winning author Nnedi Okorafor, acquired by Lee Harris.

Binti is a story about a brilliant young woman, and the responsibilities she bears: to her society, her family, and to herself. While travelling through space for the first time in her life, Binti must survive and adapt to an encounter with fascinating and deadly aliens.

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Thu
Apr 9 2015 12:00pm

Words of Radiance Reread: Interludes 5 and 6

Words of Radiance rereadWelcome back to the Words of Radiance Reread on Tor.com! Last week, Alice attempted to unravel the mysteries of the Listener songs. This week we’ll deal with two of the interludes, which generally involve grumpy old men talking down to young whippersnappers.

This reread will contain spoilers for The Way of Kings, Words of Radiance, and any other Cosmere book that becomes relevant to the discussion, which includes Warbreaker this week.. The index for this reread can be found here, and more Stormlight Archive goodies are indexed here. Click on through to join the discussion.

[I fell in to a storming ring of water.]

Thu
Mar 26 2015 12:00pm

Words of Radiance Reread: Chapter 34

Words of Radiance rereadWelcome back to the Words of Radiance Reread on Tor.com! Last week, Alice dived deep into the mechanics of not being dead anymore. This week, we’ll watch my ship sink in a storm made of Shardblades and people being jerks.

This reread will contain spoilers for The Way of Kings, Words of Radiance, and any other Cosmere book that becomes relevant to the discussion. The index for this reread can be found here, and more Stormlight Archive goodies are indexed here. Click on through to join the discussion.

[I’m not crying, it’s just storming on my face.]

Thu
Mar 12 2015 12:30pm

Words of Radiance Reread: Chapter 32

Words of Radiance rereadWelcome back to the Words of Radiance Reread on Tor.com! Last week, Alice braced for the storm. This week, the storm hits, and I take advantage of the din to talk about something almost completely unrelated. Again.

This reread will contain spoilers for The Way of Kings, Words of Radiance, and any other Cosmere book that becomes relevant to the discussion. This week’s post also contains mild spoilers for Beowulf. The index for this reread can be found here, and more Stormlight Archive goodies are indexed here. Click on through to join the discussion.

[Rock me like a hurricane]

Thu
Feb 26 2015 1:00pm

Words of Radiance Reread: Chapter 30

Words of Radiance reread Chapter 28Welcome back to the Words of Radiance Reread on Tor.com! Last week, Alice waded through one of the filthiest sewers of one of the wickedest minds of Roshar. This week, I get to read about pretty eels! Our distribution of labor continues to be, like, INSANE fair.

This reread will contain spoilers for The Way of Kings, Words of Radiance, and any other Cosmere book that becomes relevant to the discussion. The index for this reread can be found here, and more Stormlight Archive goodies are indexed here. Click on through to join the discussion.

[The fairest in the land]

Thu
Feb 12 2015 1:00pm

Words of Radiance Reread: Chapter 28

Words of Radiance reread Chapter 28Welcome back to the Words of Radiance Reread on Tor.com! Last week, Alice had a large quantity of family feels. This week I have a lot of tumblr feels. Boots! Ships! Beautiful conwomen! Men on horseback! Torn bodices! Wait, no, not that. I also go on a small rant involving the International Phonetic Alphabet. Caveat lector.

This reread will contain spoilers for The Way of Kings, Words of Radiance, and any other Cosmere book that becomes relevant to the discussion. The index for this reread can be found here, and more Stormlight Archive goodies are indexed here. Click on through to join the discussion.

[Pahk the cah in the Roshah yahd]

Thu
Feb 12 2015 10:00am

Announcing Tor.com’s Inaugural Novella List

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Last summer Tor.com announced the formation of a new publishing program, dedicated to publishing the best novellas and short novels from emerging writers as well as established authors. Following an extensive period of reading and commissioning, we are excited to announce our inaugural list.

All of the books published under the new program will be made available in ebook, print on demand, and audio formats via online retailers. Your local brick-and-mortar store will also be able to order these for you.

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Thu
Jan 29 2015 1:00pm

Words of Radiance Reread: Chapter 26

Words of Radiance reread Chapter 26Welcome back to the Words of Radiance Reread on Tor.com! Last week, Alice got to play with all the pretty ponies. This week, having drawn the short straw, I only get to play with one of the pretty ponies. Luckily, Sureblood is the prettiest of them all, and he likes to have his ears scritched. Additional fun fact: Microsoft Word doesn’t want me to use the word “scritched.” I WILL BREAK ITS SPIRIT.

This reread will contain spoilers for The Way of Kings, Words of Radiance, and any other Cosmere book that becomes relevant to the discussion. The index for this reread can be found here, and more Stormlight Archive goodies are indexed here. Click on through to join the discussion.

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Thu
Jan 15 2015 1:00pm

Words of Radiance Reread: Chapter 24

Words of Radiance reread Chapter 24Welcome back to the Words of Radiance Reread on Tor.com! Last week, the apparent assassination that left us hanging at year’s end turned out to be no big deal. This week, we mostly talk about cons and curry.

This reread will contain spoilers for The Way of Kings, Words of Radiance, and any other Cosmere book that becomes relevant to the discussion. The index for this reread can be found here, and more Stormlight Archive goodies are indexed here. Click on through to join the discussion.

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Thu
Dec 18 2014 1:00pm

Words of Radiance Reread: Chapter 22

Words of Radiance reread Chapter 22Welcome back to the Words of Radiance Reread on Tor.com! Last week, Alice mourned the loss of Bluth and celebrated the impoverishment of Tvlakv. This week, we watch a number of threads plot along, then are surprised by an assassin!

This reread will contain spoilers for The Way of Kings, Words of Radiance, and any other Cosmere book that becomes relevant to the discussion. The index for this reread can be found here, and more Stormlight Archive goodies are indexed here. Click on through to join the discussion.

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Thu
Dec 4 2014 1:00pm

Words of Radiance Reread: Chapter 20

Words of Radiance reread Chapter 19Welcome back to the Words of Radiance Reread on Tor.com! Last week, Alice explored the mysteries of Helaran through a sisterly lens. This week, Shallan brings out the best in a ragtag group of misfits who just want to make right. Also she glows or something, it’ll be great.

This reread will contain spoilers for The Way of Kings, Words of Radiance, and any other Cosmere book that becomes relevant to the discussion. The index for this reread can be found here, and more Stormlight Archive goodies are indexed here. Click on through to join the discussion.

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Fri
Nov 28 2014 2:00pm

I Hate Boats

Boat voyages in epic fantasy

When you spend years and years immersed in any genre, I think it’s inevitable that you will come to develop prejudices. Patterns will begin to emerge before your eyes that change the way you experience the fiction you consume. Some of these biases will be reasonable, some will be arbitrary, and some will be, well, practically inexplicable. I know people who love fantasy but hate swords. This baffles me, because clearly swords are very great, but I won’t judge that preference. I certainly have my own prejudices, and today I’m going to explain one of them.

I absolutely loathe boats.

[Nautical readers may wish to avert their eyes.]

Thu
Nov 13 2014 1:00pm

Words of Radiance Reread: Chapter 18

Brandon Sanderson Words of Radiance Stormlight ArchiveWelcome back to the Words of Radiance Reread on Tor.com! Last week, Alice saw Shallan trying to avoid merciless bandits probably. This week, Kaladin finally spars, and gets roundly schooled by superior swordsmen.

This reread will contain spoilers for The Way of Kings, Words of Radiance, and any other Cosmere book that becomes relevant to the discussion. The index for this reread can be found here, and more Stormlight Archive goodies are indexed here. Click on through to join the discussion.

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Thu
Oct 30 2014 12:00pm

Words of Radiance Reread: Chapter 16

Brandon Sanderson Words of Radiance Stormlight ArchiveWelcome back to the Words of Radiance Reread on Tor.com! Last week, Shallan continued to have neither shoes nor a boyfriend. This week, Kaladin continues to have neither self-esteem nor the respect of the priestly class. Have-nots, am I right?

This reread will contain spoilers for The Way of Kings, Words of Radiance, and any other Cosmere book that becomes relevant to the discussion. In particular, this week will contain material that may spoil sections of Warbreaker for those who haven’t read it yet. Go read Warbreaker! It’s relevant! The index for this reread can be found here, and more Stormlight Archive goodies are indexed here. Click on through to join the discussion.

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Thu
Oct 16 2014 12:00pm

Words of Radiance Reread: Chapter 14

Brandon Sanderson Words of Radiance Stormlight ArchiveWelcome back to the Words of Radiance Reread on Tor.com. Last week Alice began Book Two and Shallan tried to make herself comfortable in the company of slavers. This week we see Adolin in the dueling arena, and I’m forced to eat my words regarding his chosen life path. Everyone likes seeing me eat my words, right?

This reread will contain spoilers for The Way of Kings, Words of Radiance, and any other Cosmere book that becomes relevant to the discussion. The index for this reread can be found here, and more Stormlight Archive goodies are indexed here.

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Thu
Oct 2 2014 12:00pm

Words of Radiance Reread: Interlude 4

Brandon Sanderson Words of Radiance Stormlight ArchiveWelcome back to the Words of Radiance Reread on Tor.com! For the last three weeks we’ve been plowing through the interludes between Part One and Part Two. This week we come to Interlude Four: Last Legion, in which Eshonai makes a society-ending mistake. I’ve also compiled Navani’s diary entries for your reading pleasure.

This reread will contain spoilers for The Way of Kings, Words of Radiance, and any other Cosmere book that becomes relevant to the discussion. The index for this reread can be found here, and more Stormlight Archive goodies are indexed here. Read on, and join us in the comments.

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Thu
Sep 18 2014 12:00pm

Words of Radiance Reread: Interlude 2

Welcome back to the Words of Radiance reread on Tor.com! This week we continue to plow through the interludes, exploring the far reaches of Roshar.

Our second interlude chapter takes us to Iri, a country on the far side of the world from the Shattered Plains, where a simple cobbler is wrestling with some big ideas. We will also meet one of the more sinister figures in Words of Radiance. I hope you’re ready for some hard justice.

This reread will contain spoilers for The Way of Kings, Words of Radiance, and any other Cosmere book that becomes relevant to the discussion. The index for this reread can be found here, and more Stormlight Archive goodies are indexed here. Read on, and join us in the comments.

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Thu
Sep 4 2014 12:00pm

Words of Radiance Reread: Chapter 12

Welcome back to the Words of Radiance reread on Tor.com! Last week Alice covered Chapter 11, in which a stick maintained ontological certainty in its stickness and Shallan nevertheless didn’t die of freezing.

This week I’ll tackle Chapter 12, which contains more science, less freezing, and an essentially equal amount of terrible surprises for our heroes.

This reread will contain spoilers for The Way of Kings, Words of Radiance (a.k.a. TWoK and WoR, respectively), and any other Cosmere book that becomes relevant to the discussion. The index for this reread can be found here, and more Stormlight Archive goodies are indexed here.

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Thu
Aug 21 2014 12:00pm

Words of Radiance Reread: Chapter 10

Welcome back to the Words of Radiance Reread on Tor.com! Last week Kaladin returned to the chasms to initiate new bridgemen and find out something about his own powers. While he was exploring himself, I was experiencing London during this year’s Worldcon. That was a fantastic experience, and contained a lot of triumph for Tor.com, but it means that I only got back to the states yesterday and haven’t had a lot of time for the reread. Luckily, this week’s chapter is extremely short.

This reread will contain spoilers for The Way of Kings, Words of Radiance, and any other Cosmere books that become relevant. Be ye aware. This post only spoils the later parts of this book, but who knows what might appear in the comments section?

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