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Thu
Oct 23 2014 5:00pm

The Pop Quiz at the End of the Universe: Marly Youmans

Marly Youmans 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 Marly Youmans, award-winning poet, novelist and short story writer. A native of the Carolinas, Youmans now lives near the mouth of the Susquehanna with her husband and three children. Her latest novel, Glimmerglass, is a stylish, contemporary variation on the Bluebeard legend.

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Thu
Oct 23 2014 10:00am

The Pop Quiz at the End of the Universe: Daryl Gregory

Daryl Gregory 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 Daryl Gregory, the award-winning author of novels including Pandemonium, The Devil’s Alphabet, and Raising Stony Mayhall, which was named one of Library Journal's best books of the year. His comics work includes Planet of the Apes and Dracula: The Company of Monsters (with Kurt Busiek). His latest novel, We Are All Completely Fine, is available now from Tachyon Press. Read an excerpt here on Tor.com!

Join us, as Daryl breaks all the rules of internet security!

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Wed
Oct 22 2014 5:00pm

The Pop Quiz at the End of the Universe: Fred Venturini

Fred Venturini 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 Fred Venturini, whose short fiction has been published in the Booked Anthology, Noir at the Bar 2, and Surreal South ’13. His story “Gasoline” is featured in Chuck Palahniuk’s Burnt Tongues collection. Fred’s darkly comic superhero tale, The Heart Does Not Grow Back, publishes November 4th from Picador. Read an excerpt from the novel here on Tor.com!

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Wed
Oct 22 2014 12:10pm

Tom Doherty and George R.R. Martin to Be the First Recipients of Brown University Library’s Harris Award

Tom Doherty George R.R. Martin Harris Award Brown University Library

On October 23, the Brown University Library will honor Tor Books president and publisher Tom Doherty and author George R.R. Martin with the first-ever Harris Collection Literary Award. According to the Library, the award (inspired by Brown class of 1838 alumnus Caleb Fiske Harris and his love of the arts) “celebrates the influence of literature in pop culture.”

The evening will begin with a brief awards ceremony, followed by an interview with Doherty and Martin, led by Modern Culture and Media Professor Lynne Joyrich and local author Jon Land (Brown '79), followed by a reception. You can find ticketing information here.

You can also follow along with the event on Twitter with the hashtag #HarrisAward.

Tue
Oct 21 2014 5:00pm

The Pop Quiz at the End of the Universe: Karen Akins

Karen Akins 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 YA author Karen Akins! When not writing or reading, she loves taking care of her son and hanging out with her husband. And watching Downton Abbey. Karen has been many things in her life: an archery instructor, drummer for the shortest-lived garage band in history, and a shockingly bad tic-tac-toe player. Karen’s debut novel, Loop, is available now from St. Martin’s Press. At a school for time travelers, sixteen-year old Bree botches a solo midterm to the 21st century by accidentally taking a boy hostage... Read an excerpt here on Tor.com!

Karen may just be the smartest person to have around in our hypothetical SFF duel. Find out why below!

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Tue
Oct 21 2014 2:30pm

The Pop Quiz at the End of the Universe: Nicholas Sansbury Smith

 Nicholas Sansbury Smith 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 Nicholas Sansbury Smith, author of several post-apocalyptic books and short stories. When he isn’t daydreaming about the apocalypse he’s likely racing in triathlons around the Midwest. He lives in Des Moines, Iowa with his family and several rescued animals. Smith’s latest apocalyptic sci-fi novels, Orbs and Orbs II: Stranded, are available now from Simon451, a new ebook imprint from Simon & Schuster. The third book in the trilogy, Orbs III: Redemption, is forthcoming in March 2015.

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Mon
Oct 20 2014 3:30pm

The Pop Quiz at the End of the Universe: Elizabeth Bradley

Elizabeth Bradley 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 Elizabeth Bradley, a Brooklyn-based historian and journalist who has written widely on the literature and history of New York. She also provides the introduction to a new Penguin Classics edition of Washington Irving’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories. Told true to the original, the tale of the Headless Horseman and his effect on Ichabod Crane is enhanced by brooding, fitting folk-art illustrations.

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Thu
Oct 16 2014 4:00pm

The Pop Quiz at the End of the Universe: Sarah Pinborough

Sarah Pinborough 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 Sarah Pinborough, a critically acclaimed horror, thriller and YA author. She has written for New Tricks on the BBC and has an original horror film in development. Sarah was the 2009 winner of the British Fantasy Award for Best Short Story, and has three times been short-listed for Best Novel. She has also been short-listed for a World Fantasy Award. Her 2013 novel Poison, a modern retelling of Snow White, will be released in the US by Titan Books on November 18th.

Join us to get Sarah’s unique take on duels to the death...

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Thu
Oct 16 2014 11:30am

Flatiron Books Announces Mark Frost’s The Secret Lives of Twin Peaks

Flatiron Books

Bob Miller, Flatiron Books president and publisher, announced today that Flatiron Books will publish The Secret Lives of Twin Peaks, written by Twin Peaks co-creator Mark Frost. The novel reveals what has happened to the people of the iconic fictional town since we last saw them 25 years ago, and offers a deeper glimpse into the central mystery from the original series. Mark Frost will also co-write and executive produce the upcoming highly anticipated Twin Peaks sequel with Lynch, a limited series set to air on Showtime in 2016. The Secret Lives of Twin Peaks will be published in advance of the Showtime series, and is set to go on sale late 2015.

Of the acquisition, Mark Frost said:

“Bob Miller and I have enjoyed a fantastic fifteen year relationship in publishing. This has long been a dream project of mine that will bring a whole other aspect of the world of Twin Peaks to life, for old fans and new. I couldn’t be more thrilled.”

The Secret Lives of Twin Peaks has also been picked up around the world—Pan Macmillan will publish the book in the UK, with Mondadori publishing in Italy, and Kiepenheuer & Witsch publishing in Germany. The Finnish rights have been sold to Otava, while Companhia das Letras have picked up the rights in Brazil.

Wed
Oct 15 2014 4:00pm

The Pop Quiz at the End of the Universe: Desirina Boskovich

Desirina Boskovich 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 Desirina Boskovich, a science fiction and fantasy author whose influences include cyberpunk, magic realism, the weird, and postmodern metafiction (the kind with footnotes, parentheticals and smart-ass remarks). Her work has been published in Clarkesworld, Lightspeed, and Nightmare, among others. Desirina is also the co-author (along with Jeff VanderMeer) of The Steampunk User’s Manual—a conceptual how-to guide available now from Abrams Image.

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Wed
Oct 15 2014 1:30pm

The Pop Quiz at the End of the Universe: Cory Doctorow and Jen Wang

Jen Wang 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 Cory Doctorow and illustrator Jen Wang! Cory is a science fiction author, activist, journalist and blogger. He’s the co-editor of Boing Boing and the author of many books, including the award-winning novel Little Brother and the upcoming non-fiction book Information Doesn’t Want to be Free. Jen is an cartoonist and illustrator currently living in Los Angeles, whose work includes the 2010 graphic novel Koko Be Good. Her works have also appeared in the Adventure Time comics and LA Magazine.

Cory and Jen collaborated on the graphic novel In Real Life, available now from First Second! Based on Cory’s short story “Anda’s Game,” In Real Life is a sensitive, thoughtful look at adolescence, gaming, poverty, and culture-clash. Read an excerpt from the graphic novel and check out the Tor.com original comic Con/Game, set in the same universe.

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Wed
Oct 15 2014 11:53am

Congratulations to the National Book Award Finalists!

National Book Award finalist 2014 Station Eleven Emily St. John MandelThe National Book Award finalists were announced this morning on NPR! Among the more genre-heavy books selected were Emily St. John Mandel’s post-apocalyptic traveling Shakespeare troupe mystery Station Eleven, and John Corey Whaley’s Noggin, about a teenager who is resurrected from death when his head gets reattached to a new body.

Several Macmillan titles also made the list, including Marilynne Robinson’s Lila, Louise Glück’s Faithful and Virtuous Night, and Steve Sheinkin’s The Port Chicago 50. Congratulations to all the honorees!

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Tue
Oct 14 2014 5:00pm

The Pop Quiz at the End of the Universe: Ben Tripp

Ben Tripp 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 and illustrator Ben Tripp! Ben grew up in a creative household of travelers and artists. He spent a year in England at age seven, followed by a year roaming throughout Europe in a VW camper van. He attended the Rhode Island School of Design for illustration and at the age of 22 he became the youngest show designer ever recruited by Disney to work at Walt Disney Imagineering. He is the author of the adult novels Rise Again, Rise Again: Below Zero, and Fifth Chamber of the Heart. The Accidental Highwayman, available now from Tor Books, is his first novel for young adults. Read an excerpt here on Tor.com.

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Mon
Oct 13 2014 2:00pm

The Pop Quiz at the End of the Universe: Dan Krokos

Dan Krokos 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 Dan Krokos, author of the False Memory young adult series. His middle grade novel The Planet Thieves and its follow-up, The Black Stars, are available from Tor Books. Read an excerpt from The Black Stars here on Tor.com!

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Mon
Oct 13 2014 10:00am

Virtues of War Cover Reveal and Excerpt — Art by Fred Gambino

Virtues of War cover

Tor.com is pleased to reveal Fred Gambino’s cover art for Virtues of War, a new military science fiction novel from Bennett R. Coles! Virtues of War is the first book in The Astral Saga trilogy, and will be published in June 2015 by Titan Books.

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Fri
Oct 10 2014 3:00pm

The Pop Quiz at the End of the Universe: Ginn Hale

Ginn Hale 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 Ginn Hale, a Lambda Literary Award finalist and a Spectrum Award winning author for her novel, Wicked Gentlemen. Ginn’s latest novel, Champion of the Scarlet Wolf (available now from Blind Eye Books), returns to the fantasy world of her previous series, Lord of the White Hell. Read an excerpt from the novel here on Tor.com.

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Fri
Oct 10 2014 12:30pm

The Pop Quiz at the End of the Universe: Tom Fletcher

Tom Fletcher 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 Tom Fletcher, author of standalone horror novels The Leaping, The Thing on the Shore and The Ravenglass Eye. Gleam, the first novel in Fletcher’s new fantasy trilogy The Factory, is available now in the UK from Jo Fletcher books.

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Thu
Oct 9 2014 1:30pm

The Pop Quiz at the End of the Universe: David Hair

David Hair 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 David Hair, an award-winning adult and YA fantasy writer from New Zealand, residing in a South Seas paradise with the lovely Kerry, after living abroad in India and the United Kingdom. Unholy War, the third book in David’s Moontide Quartet, is available October 30th from Jo Fletcher Books.

David proposes an alternate type of slashfic below. Join us!

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Wed
Oct 8 2014 2:00pm

The Pop Quiz at the End of the Universe: Tina Connolly

Tina Connolly 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 Tina Connolly, who lives with her family in Portland, Oregon, in a house that came with a dragon in the basement and blackberry vines in the attic. Her stories have appeared all over, including in Strange Horizons, Lightspeed, and Beneath Ceaseless Skies. She is also a frequent reader for Podcastle, and narrates the Parsec-winning flash fiction podcast Toasted Cake. Connolly’s historical fantasy series Ironskin continues with Silverblind, available now from Tor Books. Read an excerpt here, and check out Connolly’s stand alone short story “Old Dead Futures”—a Tor.com exclusive!

Connolly brings up an excellent point below: why aren’t there any art supply stores in the wizarding world?

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Tue
Oct 7 2014 5:00pm

The Pop Quiz at the End of the Universe: Faith Hunter

Faith Hunter 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 Faith Hunter, bestselling author of the Rogue Mage novels (Bloodring, Seraphs, Host) as well as the Jane Yellowrock Novels (Black Arts, Blood Trade, Death’s Rival). Broken Soul, the eigth Jane Yellowrock novel, is available now from Roc. Read an excerpt here on Tor.com!

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