<em>To Eternity</em> July 24, 2014 To Eternity Wesley Allsbrook and Barrie Potter If all things were normal, Stuart would be considered quite a catch. Brisk Money July 23, 2014 Brisk Money Adam Christopher It's hard out there for a robotic detective. A Short History of the Twentieth Century, or, When You Wish Upon A Star July 20, 2014 A Short History of the Twentieth Century, or, When You Wish Upon A Star Kathleen Ann Goonan A rocket story. The Angelus Guns July 16, 2014 The Angelus Guns Max Gladstone There's a war in heaven, outside of time.
From The Blog
July 25, 2014
Huge New Cast and Bloopers. Highlights from the San Diego Comic Con Game of Thrones Panel
Chris Lough
July 22, 2014
What Makes Chinese Science Fiction Chinese?
Xia Jia
July 22, 2014
Everything I Learned from the Buffy Rewatch
Alyx Dellamonica
July 21, 2014
If This is the Plot for Star Wars: Episode VII, I Will Be Sad
Emily Asher-Perrin
July 18, 2014
Summer 2014 Anime Preview: In the Name of the Moon!
Kelly Quinn
Showing posts by: Management Services click to see Management Services's profile
Thu
Jan 31 2013 12:45pm

Catch Marissa Meyer’s Scarlet Tour

This February, catch Marissa Meyer on tour for Scarlet, the second volume in Marissa Meyer’s Lunar Chronicles series, available on February 5th from Feiwel & Friends. The tour begins on the 7th, and you can find all the information on when and where she’ll be signing below.

[Read more]

Mon
Jan 28 2013 12:35pm

New Trilogy from Charles Stross Coming Soon!

We’ve just received word from Tor Books editor David Hartwell that beloved author Charles Stross has just committed to a new trilogy of novels set in the Merchant Princes universe. Tor published the first six books in the series to great acclaim beginning in 2004 and looks forward to publishing the new books starting in 2015.  Stross has been nominated for more than ten Hugo Awards and won twice to date.    

“Charles Stross is one candidate for the best SF writer of the decade, and to relaunch The Merchant Princes with three new books has been one of my great editorial hopes,” said Hartwell. “I couldn’t be happier than if a sequel to Robert A. Heinlein’s Stranger in a Strange Land was discovered!”

In anticipation, Pan Macmillan/Tor UK will also reissue the first Merchant Princes books in three two-book omnibuses from April, with three in three months.

Wed
Jan 23 2013 7:00pm

Brandon Sanderson’s Wheel of Time Answers From #TorChat

Brandon Sanderson's Wheel of Time Answers From #TorChatEvery month, Tor Books hosts a #TorChat on Twitter, connecting authors with their fans. This month, Brandon Sanderson sat down with excited fans to discuss the events of A Memory of Light, the conclusion to The Wheel of Time.

Was everything revealed? Not quite, but a few dangling questions were addressed, and Brandon did reveal which Wheel of Time character we will find out more about this coming April! Take a look at the summary below.

Oh, and full spoilers for A Memory of Light, of course.

[Read more]

Wed
Jan 23 2013 4:30pm

Conspire With Seanan McGuire, Diana Gabaldon and More on the Mad Scientist Tour

Tour dates and info for The Mad Scientist's Guide to World Domination

Check out the current tour dates for The Mad Scientist’s Guide to World Domination, a new anthology exploring the world of mad scientists and evil geniuses from their own twisted and ingenious points of view. Editor John Joseph Adams is joined on tour by guest authors Austin Grossman, Seanan McGuire, and Diana Gabaldon. The Mad Scientist’s Guide to World Domination hits shelves on February 19th, and the tour itself begins on February 22nd.

Check the tour dates below to see when the Mad Authors will be visiting a bookstore near you.

[Read more]

Wed
Jan 23 2013 11:45am

Get Morgan Llywelyn’s Lion of Ireland E-book for 2.99!

Get Morgan Llywelyn’s Lion of Ireland E-book for 2.99!The ebook of acclaimed author Morgan Llywelyn’s Lion of Ireland is now available for $2.99 until March 6th. (U.S. Only!)

His women were as remarkable as his adventures: Fiona, the druidess with mystical powers; Deirdre, beautiful victim of a Norse invader’s brutal lust; Gormlaith, six-foot, read-haired goddess of sensuality. Set against the barbaric splendors of the tenth century, this is a story rich in truth and legend-in which friends become deadly enemies, bedrooms turn into battlefields, and dreams of glory are finally fulfilled. Morgan Llywelyn has written one of the greatest novels of Irish history.

Available from: Nook | Kindle | iBook

Also, be sure to stay tuned for Morgan’s next forthcoming historical novel; After Rome!

Tue
Jan 22 2013 10:30am

Tor.com Welcomes Katharine Duckett!

Tor.com welcomes Katharine Duckett to our full-time staff as our new Publicity Coordinator in charge of publisher outreach. She will work with publicity and editorial departments throughout all of genre publishing, facilitating increased coverage of SF/F books and authors on the site.

Katharine began her career in science fiction publishing working with the esteemed independent publishing house Small Beer Press as well as interning at io9, and now comes to us after working as a publicity assistant to Ellen Kushner and Delia Sherman.

She will be working closely with our Managing Editor, Bridget McGovern, who will now be able to place a greater focus on cultivating our non-fiction content, regular contributors, and guest bloggers. You can see the rest of the Tor.com staff on our “About Us” page.

2012 was a wonderful period of growth for us, and we are excited to add Katharine to our team as we launch into the new year!

Wed
Jan 16 2013 8:00pm

A Memory of Light Debuts at #1 on the New York Times Bestseller List

A Memory of Light Debuts at #1 on the New York Times Bestseller List

A Memory of Light, the finale of the epic 15-volume Wheel of Time series, has debuted at #1 on the New York Times Hardcover Fiction Bestsellers list.

Ever since the publication of the eighth book in the series, The Path of Daggers, the Wheel of Time has debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list. It is a testament to the artistry of Robert Jordan’s world and the dedication of its fanbase that the concluding volume of Jordan’s defining work was the best-selling book in the U.S. upon its release.

[Other milestones A Memory of Light reached this past week]

Tue
Jan 15 2013 6:00pm

Steven Utley, 1948-2013

In remembrance of science fiction author Steven Utley, 1948-2012On January 12th, the science fiction community lost writer and editor Steven Utley. Though Utley was fond of referring to himself as “an internationally unknown author,” his work has been widely published in the last several decades, and his wit and elegant, explorative prose can be found in his stories, which often delve fearlessly into subjects such as time travel and parallel worlds. We’re proud to note that one of these wonderful stories, titled “The City Quiet As Death” and cowritten with Michael Bishop, first found a home here on Tor.com.

Utley was diagnosed with stage four cancer in December of 2012 and slipped into a coma shortly afterwards, succumbing to the disease only one month after diagnosis. This world, and all its various alternate dimensions, will be darker without him.

Tue
Jan 8 2013 6:00pm

The Assembled Memories of Light and Their Meanings

The assembled Memories of Light and their meanings

We had a lot of fun assembling the Memories of Light, leading up to the release of the A Memory of Light, and we hope you had fun following along and speculating. Now that the book is out and its secrets laid bare, we thought we’d assemble the Memories and tally up just how close your speculation on Tor.com got!

We have to admit, some days you made it really hard for us to resist jumping in and providing just one more hint, or one more clue to a given memory. (In at least one case, someone made a totally random joke that ended up being what actually happens in the book!) We’ll also reveal our thinking behind choosing what to quote and how they’d be ordered.

[The assembled Memories of Light]

Mon
Jan 7 2013 1:00pm

How Your Life Was Shaped by the Wheel of Time

How Your Life Was Shaped by the Wheel of Time

The Wheel of Time affected the lives of so many of its readers, and the closer you were to the series, the more your life tracked along with it. In this video by Tor Books and Rock Soup Productions, Tom Doherty, Harriet McDougal, Brandon Sanderson, Patrick Rothfuss, and Jason Denzel discuss how the legacy of Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series affects them personally and how widespread that phenomenon is amongst the fans of the series.

[Watch it below]

Mon
Jan 7 2013 12:30pm

You Get a New Space-Centric Serialized Webcomic from Dave Roman Today! Astronaut Academy: Re-Entry

You Get a New Space-Centric Serialized Webcomic from Dave Roman Today! Astronaut Academy: Re-Entry debuts

You get a new serialized webcomic today! It takes place in space and also sort of in video games. And it’s by the author of Teen Boat! And it’s free.

Today marks the launch of Astronaut Academy: Re-Entry—First Second’s new online serialized comic by Dave Roman. Check it out right now.

It’s spring semester at Astronaut Academy, this futuristic institution of learning, and student Hakata Soy has lost his heart.

Literally.

[More on Astronaut Academy: Re-Entry.]

Thu
Jan 3 2013 4:15pm

Some of the Best From Tor.com 2012 is Out Now!

Pre-Order Some of the Best From Tor.com 2012, a collection of a few of our favorite Tor.com original stories from 2012Our new ebook anthology: Some of the Best From Tor.com 2012 is out today! This features ten of our favorite original stories published on the site in the past year. All of these stories are now available as a single download in a FREE mini ebook. Of course, you can always read the stories for free right here, whenever you’d like, but for those that like to read as they’re moving about, Some of the Best of Tor.com 2012 presents an ideal single package.

Download it for:

Kindle | Apple | Nook

[The list of included stories]

Wed
Jan 2 2013 2:30pm

Head Out to Space, Under Water, Into History with These 4 $2.99 Ebooks

Head Out to Space, Under Water, Into History with These 4 $2.99 Ebooks

Looking for some new reading material to start the new year? You’re in luck: now is the perfect time to get four science fiction or fantasy ebooks on sale for only $2.99.

Tor Books and St. Martin’s Press are pleased to announce special ebook promotions for four select titles. All the books are $2.99 in the U.S. for the month of January.

[More on the books, with buy links]

Mon
Dec 31 2012 1:00pm

Spoiler Thread for the Memories of Light, Week Six

Memories of Light on Tor.com

Welcome to the spoiler thread for the Memories of Light, the daily preview of the final volume of Robert Jordan’s epic Wheel of Time series, A Memory of Light. Some memories may shed new light on long-held theories and all are sure to have many different interpretations. Join the discussion of their meaning on the Memories of Light spoiler thread below!

[Spoilers ahead]

Sat
Dec 29 2012 3:25pm

Read an Exclusive Excerpt From A Memory of Light on NPR

A Memory of Light, by Robert Jordan and Brandon SandersonNPR has just posted an excerpt of A Memory of Light, the final book in the Wheel of Time series on their First Reads page. The excerpt comes to us from Chapter 3, and gives us a peek at the increasingly unsettling events taking place in The Black Tower:

[Highlight to read] “Lord Logain and Taim have indeed patched up their differences,” Welyn said, sitting inside the common room of The Great Gathering. [End]

And that’s just how it begins! Check the rest out at NPR Fresh Reads. A Memory of Light comes out on January 8th, and will mark the end of an epic saga that has been decades in the telling.

Mon
Dec 24 2012 1:00pm

Spoiler Thread for the Memories of Light, Week Five

Memories of Light on Tor.com

Welcome to the spoiler thread for the Memories of Light, the daily preview of the final volume of Robert Jordan’s epic Wheel of Time series, A Memory of Light. Some memories may shed new light on long-held theories and all are sure to have many different interpretations. Join the discussion of their meaning on the Memories of Light spoiler thread below!

[Spoilers ahead]

Mon
Dec 24 2012 10:00am

Download the First Part of Robert Jordan’s The Eye of the World for Free

Download the First Part of Robert Jordan’s The Eye of the World for Free

Those of you who saw The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey may recognize the below ad for The Wheel of Time. It aired before the movie in over 30 cities and offered a free download of the first portion of The Eye of the World, the first book in the soon-to-be-completed series.

Now you too can watch the ad and download the first 282 pages of the book! Check it out below or get straight to downloading here.

[Watch the ad]

Wed
Dec 19 2012 3:30pm

Harriet McDougal, Tom Doherty, and Brandon Sanderson on Finishing the Series

Harriet McDougal, Tom Doherty, and Brandon Sanderson on Finishing the Series

You’ve heard fantasy authors talk about The Wheel of Time and you’ve heard Harriet McDougal and Tom Doherty reflect on the man the world knew as Robert Jordan. Now, listen to Harriet, Tom, and Brandon Sanderson as they discuss making the decision to complete the series, taking Brandon on, and the difficulties in writing A Memory of Light, the final book in the Wheel of Time series.

[Watch below]

Wed
Dec 19 2012 2:00pm

Download Free Wallpaper of the New Spring Ebook Cover

Download Free Wallpaper of the New Spring Ebook Cover

As part of the run up to the release of A Memory of Light, the final book in the Wheel of Time series, Tor.com has been releasing free wallpapers of all available ebook art.

Since Christmas is approaching, we thought we’d take a breather from the intense march to A Memory of Light’s release day and feature the ebook art for New Spring, illustrated by Jason Chan and featuring the moment that Lan Mandragoran offers himself as devoted Warder to Moiraine Sedai.

Check out this process post on how the ebook art was created, or just get straight to downloading!

[Wallpaper for New Spring]

Tue
Dec 18 2012 5:30pm

Pat Murphy’s “About Fairies” Picked for Best SF

We’ve just received word that Pat Murphy’s Tor.com story “About Fairies” will be included in Jonathan Strahan’s The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume Seven. This anthology will be released early next year, but for now, you can read the awesome story right here.

This news comes on the heels of the announcement Meghan McCarron’s “Swift, Brutal Retaliation” and Brit Mandelo’s “The Infinite Canvas” will also appear in Year’s Best anothologies.