<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.
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Thu
Jul 24 2014 1:00pm

Spoiler Thread for A Read of Ice and Fire, Part 6!

Welcome to Part 6 of the Song of Ice and Fire thread, in conjunction with Leigh Butler’s fabulous Read of Ice and Fire. (The first, second, third, fourth, and fifth threads are now massive, but you can read through them at your leisure.) Please join us below for our ongoing, spoiler-filled dissection of George R. R. Martin’s bloody fantasy epic.

(Please note that while the forums are closed for comments, you can still access them here if you’d like to read up on previous conversations in the the thread.)

[All the dirt that’s fit to print]

Tue
Jul 22 2014 5:00pm

Bringing Back the Golden Age: An Interview with Adam Christopher and Chuck Wendig

Adam Christopher Chuck Wendig interview The Shield Archie Comics Archie Comics is pairing a new look and new writers with some of their best-known titles in their new Dark Circle superhero imprint. The Black Hood, The Shield, and The Fox are all scheduled for a reboot in early 2015. The Shield in particular is looking at some major changes, including a gender-swapped cast of characters that will introduce a female Shield in “Daughter of the Revolution.” 

Adam Christopher (The Burning Dark, Hang Wire) and Chuck Wendig (The Blue Blazes, Mockingbird) are pooling their experience with novels, film, comics, television, and everything in between to co-write The Shield. They recently answered a few questions about gender, the Golden Age, and the inspiration behind the new series. We’ve got their thoughts, along with a heaping pile of heroism and justice, below the cut! 

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Mon
Jul 21 2014 10:00am

The Pop Quiz at the End of the Universe: Charles Stross

Charles StrossWelcome 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 Charles Stross, full-time science fiction writer and resident of Edinburgh, Scotland. The author of six Hugo-nominated novels and winner of the 2005 and 2010 Hugo awards for best novella, he has won numerous other awards and been translated into at least 12 other languages. Book five in Stross’ Laundry Files series, The Rhesus Chart, is available now from Ace. You can also get Three Tales from the Laundry Files, a collection of short fiction set in the Laundry Files universe, from Tor.com.

Charlie is extremely specific about his favorite sandwich, which might be a bit of an acquired taste...

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Fri
Jul 18 2014 11:00am

The Pop Quiz at the End of the Universe: Craig Cormick

Welcome 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 award-winning author and science communicator, Craig Cormick. He has published over a dozen books—short story collections, novels and non-fiction—with both independent and mainstream publishers. Craig’s latest novel, The Shadow Master (published by Angry Robot), blends history with fantasy by pitting fictional versions of Leonardo and Galileo against each other. The result? Assassination; ancient, impossible machines; torture and infamy...

Join us for what might be the most heart-warming tale we’ve ever heard. It involves a schoolyard bully, a library, and a whole lot of cute.

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Thu
Jul 17 2014 10:00am

The Pop Quiz at the End of the Universe: Mary E. Pearson

Mary E Pearson pop quiz interview Welcome 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 Mary E. Pearson, award-winning author of The Jenna Fox Chronicles, The Miles Between, A Room on Lorelei, and Scribbler of Dreams. She writes full-time from her home office in California where she lives with her husband and two golden retrievers.

amazon buy button the kiss of deception The Kiss of Deception, the first book in Pearson’s Remnant Chronicles, is available now from Henry Holt & Co. Read an excerpt here on Tor.com.

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Wed
Jul 16 2014 5:00pm

The Pop Quiz at the End of the Universe: Mike Huddleston

Mike Huddleston pop quiz interview Welcome 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 Mike Huddleston, a comics illustrator who has worked on a variety of titles, including Gen13 and Harley Quinn. Along with author David Lapham, Huddleston is currently in production on a comics adaptation of Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan’s The Strain trilogy. Four trade paperbacks of the series are currently available from Dark Horse, and issue one of The Strain: The Night Eternal story arc publises August 20th.

What mystical connection does Mike share with a microscopic bear? Read on to find out!

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Tue
Jul 15 2014 3:30pm

The Pop Quiz at the End of the Universe: Tiphanie Yanique

Tiphanie Yanique 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 Tiphanie Yanique, author of the short story collection How to Escape from a Leper Colony, and the picture book I Am the Virgin Islands. Her first novel, Land of Love and Drowning, is available now from Riverhead. Her writing has won the 2011 BOCAS Prize for Caribbean Fiction, Boston Review Prize in Fiction, a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers Award, a Pushcart Prize, and an Academy of American Poet’s Prize. Tiphanie was born in the Virgin Islands and today splits her time between Brooklyn and St. Thomas.

Join us to learn what personal quirk Tiphanie shares with one of her characters!

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Tue
Jul 15 2014 10:30am

Tor.com is on Hiatus From Short Fiction Submissions During August & September

The minds behind Tor.com’s original short fiction program love our slush pile. Some of our favorite fiction has been pulled from the ranks of our unsolicited submissions. Because we take our mission of publishing great fiction by new authors seriously, we have decided to go on hiatus from accepting submissions in order to respond to the large quantity of stories our reputation has attracted. Tor.com will not be accepting submissions starting August 1st until October 1st. Please note that this applies only to Tor.com’s short story program, and that the imprint will stay open to novellas and short novels until the end of August.

Tue
Jul 15 2014 9:00am

The Pop Quiz at the End of the Universe: Max Gladstone

Welcome 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 Max Gladstone, author of the Craft Sequence—books about the cutthroat world of international necromancy: wizards in pinstriped suits and gods with shareholders’ committees. Gladstone is a Campbell Award nominee for 2013. You can follow him on Twitter.

amazon buy full fathom five The third standalone novel in the Craft Sequence, Full Fathom Five, is available now from Tor Books. You can read an extended excerpt from the novel here on Tor.com, and check out Liz Bourke’s review.

Read on to find out about a rather odd buddy cop fan-fic pairing...

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Mon
Jul 14 2014 4:30pm

The Pop Quiz at the End of the Universe: Gene Luen Yang

Welcome 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 Gene Luen Yang, a comics author and illustrator. His award-winning graphic novels include American Born Chinese, The Eternal Smile, and Boxers & Saints.

The Shadow Hero amazon buy link His latest project, The Shadow Hero, is a collaboration with artist Sonny Liew. Available July 15th from First Second books, The Shadow Hero revives the character of the Green Turtle, the world’s first Asian American superhero!

Gene would be happy to help us fend off a very specific (and sugary) apocalypse, but let’s hope it doesn’t come to that!

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Sun
Jul 13 2014 11:00am

2013 Shirley Jackson Award Winners Announced

The winners for the 2013 Shirley Jackson Awards have been announced! Awarded every year in recognition of the legacy of Shirley Jackson, the awards honor exceptional work in the literature of psychological suspense, horror, and dark fantasy.

We are especially proud to report that Veronica Schanoes’ Tor.com story “Burning Girls” won for Best Novella.

This year’s Shirley Jackson Awards were presented at Readercon 25. Congratulations to all the nominees and winners!

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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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Fri
Jul 11 2014 5:10pm

Visit First Second Books at San Diego Comic Con 2014!

First Second Books has released their schedule for San Diego Comic Con International 2014 and it’s filled with signings from authors like Lucy Knisley and Gene Luen Yang, as well as awesome author panels and chances for you to snag some free advance copies of :01 books, including In Real Life, the upcoming comic from Cory Doctorow and Jen Wang!  

All the signings, give-a-ways, and other fun will be located at the First Second Books Booth #1323

Check out the full schedule below! We can’t wait to see you there! 

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Fri
Jul 11 2014 2:00pm

The Pop Quiz at the End of the Universe: Anna Kashina

Welcome 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 Anna Kashina. Anna grew up in Russia and moved to the United States in 1994 after receiving her Ph.D. in cell biology from the Russian Academy of Sciences. Her fantasy novel Blades of the Old Empire is available from Angry Robot. Its sequel, The Guild of Assassins, publishes August 5th.

Join us!

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Fri
Jul 11 2014 12:10pm

The Tor.com Summer Meet-Up is Next Week!

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Now we are six! And we’re having a meet-up next Thursday, July 17th!

YOU SHOULD COME WE LIKE YOU to the upstairs bar at our Professor Thom’s in Manhattan (2nd Ave between 13th and 14th). It’s from 6 to 11 and we’ll be there, whomever we are, to talk about comic book movies, gender representation, funky fresh dance moves...whatever brings the fun. You can RSVP on Facebook here. Or just show up and say hello!

Thu
Jul 10 2014 5:00pm

The Pop Quiz at the End of the Universe: Thomas Sweterlitsch

thomas sweterlitsch 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 Thomas Sweterlitsch, who lives in Pittsburgh with his wife and daughter. He has a Master’s Degree in Literary and Cultural Theory from Carnegie Mellon University. He worked for twelve years at the Carnegie Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. His first novel, Tomorrow and Tomorrow, is available now from Putnam.

Join us as we learn the best defense against Freddy Krueger!

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Thu
Jul 10 2014 2:10pm

Get Pop-Cultured with these Tor Books Authors!

We’re excited to announce a special Tor Books author event being held in conjunction with ReaderCon this weekend! You can join Felix Gilman, Max Gladstone, Paul Park, and Brian Staveley for a discussion and book signing this Sunday, July 13th at 3:30pm in Burlington, MA!

These four genre-bending SF&F authors will be talking Worldbuilding and Storytelling in Fantastical Universes, a topic they all know a thing or two about since each of them have novels out from Tor Books this year!

[Check below for full details! ]

Wed
Jul 9 2014 3:00pm

The Pop Quiz at the End of the Universe: Paul Di Filippo

Paul Di FilippoWelcome 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!

Joining us today is prolific science fiction, fantasy, and horror writer Paul Di Filippo. Di Filippo has multiple collections to his credit, including The Emperor of Gondwanaland and Other Stories, Fractal Paisleys, Lost Pages, and many more. His latest collection, The Steampunk Trilogy, is available now from Open Road Media. Di Filippo has written a number of novels as well, including Joe’s Liver and Spondulix: A Romance of Hoboken.

We think Paul may have invented a kind of gross sandwich, but he swears we’ll love it...

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Wed
Jul 9 2014 9:30am

Visit Tor Books at San Diego Comic Con 2014!

Tor Books has just released its line-up for this year’s San Diego Comic Con International, including authors John Scalzi, Greg van Eekhout, debut author Ben Tripp, and panels on everything from the importance of fairy tales to 101 ways to kill a man!

You’ll find all the giveaways, signings, and other excitement at Tor Books’ Booth 2707. And don’t forget to follow Tor Books on Twitter for up-to-date information and flash giveaways!

Check below for the full schedule—we can’t wait to see you in San Diego!

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Tue
Jul 8 2014 2:45pm

Special Tor.com Birthday Story from Kathleen Ann Goonan!

Tor.com turns six this year, and to celebrate we’re giving Tor.com subscribers a free sneak peek at a special birthday story by Kathleen Ann Goonan! “A Short History of the Twentieth Century, or, When You Wish Upon a Star,” is about the daughter of a rocket scientist in the post 1950s who wants to go to the moon, despite being discouraged because “girls don’t do that.”

You can register for Tor.com to get a free first access to this special birthday story, which will be emailed to you on July 14th. The story will be available for free online on July 20th, our birthday.