In 2018, Saga Press will publish all six of Ursula K. Le Guin’s Earthsea novels in one volume, to mark the 50th anniversary of her landmark fantasy series. What’s more, The Books of Earthsea will be the first fully illustrated edition, with the cover and both color and black-and-white interior illustrations (including chapter headings, full-page illustrations, and smaller pictures) by Charles Vess.
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FierceReads is coming to San Diego Comic-Con International July 20-24! From Preview Night to Kids Day, they’ll be hosting author signings and giveaways at the Macmillan Booth #1117 (unless otherwise noted). A bevy of authors will be in attendance, including Leigh Bardugo, Marissa Meyer, Kami Garcia, and more.
Follow along with all the fun on Tumblr, be sure to stop by and say hi, and check out all of their the programming below!
Last week we asked readers on Twitter what their favorite sci-fi/fantasy book of 2016 has been so far, and found an excellent mix between high fantasy, space opera, sci-fi, character dramas, and urban adventure. Check out the responses below and add your own in the comments!
His Dark Materials author Philip Pullman is releasing his first original graphic novel through Scholastic. The Adventures of John Blake: Mystery of the Ghost Ship, a middle-grade tale about a doomed ship trapped in the mists of time, will be published jointly by imprints David Fickling Books and Graphix in North America in June 2017.
First Second Books will be exhibiting at San Diego Comic-Con July 21-24, 2016 at Booth #1323! But that’s not all—they also have a great group of authors and comics professionals appearing at panels on each day of SDCC, projecting the future of kids’ comics in 2026 and talking about myths and fairy tales. First Second will also be doing in-booth signings and giveaways.
Be sure to stop by and say hello, and check out all of their programming below!
We’re incredibly excited to reveal the cover for the fifth—and final—novel in Marie Brennan’s Memoirs of Lady Trent. Isabella has journeyed far and wide in the pursuit of scientific discovery, but the true story of her most notorious adventure is ready to be told…
Well, what are you waiting for?! Feast your eyes below on Within the Sanctuary of Wings, featuring more amazing dragon art from the great Todd Lockwood!
Victor Milán’s latest novel, The Dinosaur Knights, is the second installment of a lush, exotic tale about knights—knights riding dinosaurs. As George R.R. Martin describes it: “It’s like a cross between Jurassic Park and A Game of Thrones.” Milán had us at Dinosaur Knights, but maybe you’re worried that the DinoHype isn’t real, or you’re disappointed that the books center around knights riding dinosaurs rather than dinosaurs who are knights (which, okay, would be amazing)… So let this recent Reddit AMA convert you to the DinoTruth, as Milán drops the DinoMic!
‘Tis the season for Get Pop-Cultured, Barnes & Noble’s annual celebration of pop culture and all things fannish, taking place in stores across the country this summer! It’s also your chance to see great authors geek out and talk about their books, and we’ve got details on where you can see two of our own Tor.com Publishing authors below…
Starting on July 11th, 2016, sci-fi/fantasy community site Tor.com will be giving its readers free ebooks at the start of each month!
Tor.com is happy to announce the TOR.COM EBOOK CLUB, which we, as people who can’t stop reading, writing, and publishing stories, are very much excited about!
The nominees for the 2016 World Fantasy Awards have been announced, including Lifetime Achievement recipients David G. Hartwell and Andrzej Sapkowski. The winners of the 2016 World Fantasy Awards will be announced at the World Fantasy Convention, October 27-30, 2016 in Columbus, OH. This year’s theme is “Flights of Fantasy.”
The full list of nominees follows.
Tor Books and Tor.com Publishing have just released their lineup for this year’s San Diego Comic-Con International, including appearances by V.E. Schwab, Thomas Olde Heuvelt, Seanan McGuire, and more! Authors from both imprints will participate in panels about everything from Fantasy Mixology: The Perfect Literary Cocktail to Science Fiction/Future Now, as well as in-booth signings. You’ll find all the excitement at the Tor Booth 2707. And don’t forget to follow @TorBooks and @TorDotComPub on Twitter for up-to-date information and last-minute events!
Check below for the full schedule—we can’t wait to see you in San Diego!
In early 2017, Subterranean Press will publish Miniatures: The Very Short Fiction of John Scalzi, a collection of Scalzi’s “briefest and best” fiction spanning 1991-2016. The 18 stories collected in Miniatures range from Pluto’s thoughts about being thrown out of the solar system to (one of four new stories) artificial intelligences detailing their plan not to destroy humankind.
For nearly two decades, Jim Killen has served as the science fiction and fantasy book buyer for Barnes & Noble. Every month on Tor.com and the B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog, Jim shares his curated list of the month’s can’t-miss new SF/F releases.
Last week, three masters of horror—Victor LaValle, Paul Tremblay, and Laird Barron—read from their latest works at Book Culture Columbus in New York City, and stopped by The Wall Street Journal‘s Speakeasy Podcast to discuss dark fiction, H.P. Lovecraft, and the roots of psychological dread with Michael Calia.
The three authors discussed the first books and movies that scared them, and how those early experiences of horror fiction resonate in their work today. All thread relatable fears through their uncanny tales: LaValle’s The Ballad of Black Tom connects cosmic horror to the visceral perils of prejudice, while Tremblay’s new novel Disappearance at Devil’s Rock revolves around the fraught relationship between children and parents. Barron’s upcoming collection, Swift to Chase, combines dark fantasy with tangible terror, and incorporates noir into his stories of horror in the Alaskan wilderness.
Twelve genre-bending titles leap onto shelves this month, including a collection of short stories from Jonathan Maberry; the conclusion to Jo Walton’s Thessaly trilogy; and new books from Harry Turtledove and Ben H. Winters!
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