February | 2014 | Tor.com
Fri Feb 28
FYI: Ragnarok is Probably Still Happening
Tropical Island Getaway: Nil by Lynne Matson
Fiction Affliction: March Releases in Paranormal Romance
Symbols Without Substance: Rjurik Davidson’s Unwrapped Sky
Aaron Allston: 1960-2014
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Rewatch: “Homefront”
The Ophelia Prophecy (Excerpt)
The Muppets Have to Dance and Sing to You About Their Sequel
Malazan Reread of the Fallen: Dust of Dreams, Chapter Nine
Fearsome Felines: Cat Out of Hell by Lynne Truss
The Ending to A Terry Gilliam Version of Watchmen is… Well, It’s Different?
The Locke & Key Reread: “Alpha & Omega” (Vol. 6)
The Devil You Know: A Man Came Out of a Door in the Mountain by Adrianne Harun
The Pop Quiz at the End of the Universe: Marjorie Liu
Thu Feb 27
Putting a Coda to a Series: The Xanadu Adventure
The Revolutions (Excerpt)
Editor-in-Chief of Ace/Roc Books Announces Retirement
Fiction Affliction: March Releases in Urban Fantasy
The Pop Quiz at the End of the Universe: Liz de Jager
A Breathtaking Duel in Dorothy Dunnett’s The Game of Kings
Three-Eyed Raven Made of Swords! New Poster for Game of Thrones Season 4
A Read of Ice and Fire: A Feast for Crows, Part 5
The Way of Kings Reread: Chapter 59
Bite And Sting: The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski
True Detective isn’t Genre, it’s a Show About Nothing
Because Sometimes, Your Girlfriend Just Won’t Get Off the ComputerStar Wars: Children of the Jedi
Wed Feb 26
Smells Like Nirvana: Teen Spirit by Francesa Lia Block
Code Zero (Excerpt)
Farscape Rewatch: “Peacekeeper WarsPart 2”
Fiction Affliction: Genre-Benders for March
Rereading Joe Abercrombie’s First Law Trilogy, The Blade Itself: “Nobody’s Dog”
Game of Thrones Pop Up Book Transforms into Westeros
Malazan Reread of the Fallen: Dust of Dreams, Chapter Eight
Look and Feel, Test and Adjust: Disney in Shanghai
Interior Art from Words of Radiance
Cover Art Extravaganza
Tue Feb 25
Fiction Affliction: March Releases in Science Fiction
Once Upon a Time in the Weird West: Peacemaker by K. A. Stewart
The Undertaking of Lily Chen (Comic Excerpt)
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Rewatch: “Our Man Bashir”
Everybody Must Get Stoned: Half-Off Ragnarok by Seanan McGuire
Finally, a New Trailer for Godzilla!
Short Fiction Spotlight: The Tidbeck Treatment
The Wheel of Time Reread: A Memory of Light, Part 50
Announcing the 2013 Nebula Awards Nominees!
Sleeps With Monsters: But I’m Not Wrong… About Books. I Hope.
Worth the Wait: A Non-Spoiler Review of Words of Radiance
Mon Feb 24
Reach for the Stars: V-S Day by Allen Steele
The Detainee (Excerpt)
Fiction Affliction: March Releases in Fantasy
The Faerie-Fighting British Buffy: Banished by Liz de Jager
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Rewatch: A trigger, a soul and a chip walk into the high school
Harold Ramis, 1944-2014
Tor Books Announces Special Die-Cut Card Promotion For Words of Radiance
Battling Super Sleuths: The Awkward Case of Elementary, Sherlock, and Building the Better Adaptation
Are You Ready for Some Star Stuff? Cosmos Returns March 9th!
A Read of the Dark Tower: Constant Reader Tackles The Dark Tower, Blue Heaven, Chapter 8 Sections 10-19
The Walking Dead, S4 E11 “Claimed”
Party Time TONIGHT! 100 Free Drinks and 4 Tor Authors on Monday, February 24th
Sat Feb 22
Happy Ragnarok! Time to Choose a Side
Fri Feb 21
The Potent Stamina of Goat Mint: Anna Kashina’s Blades of the Old Empire
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Rewatch: “The Sword of Kahless”
Farscape Movie Is In the Works and Peter Dinklage is Set to Star in Another HBO Series!
The Pop Quiz at the End of the Universe: Shannon Stoker
Space Opera Bona: The Sea Without A Shore by David Drake
Annual Con or Bust Auction Ends Sunday!
The Locke & Key Reread: “Clockworks” (Vol. 5)
Cover Reveal for Jay Lake’s The Last Plane to Heaven
When We Last Left Our Heroes: The Way of Kings in Ten Minutes
Thu Feb 20
Performing Pigs and Other Magic: The Rope Trick
The Revenant of Thraxton Hall (Excerpt)
A Song of Ice and Pokemon Makes a Strange Sort of Sense
Through the Looking Glass: Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi
A Read of Ice and Fire: A Feast for Crows, Part 4
The Way of Kings Reread: Chapter 58
The Tick-Tock Man Cometh, But Should He?
Die Hard and Fairy Tales
Building Bridges: The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison
Captain America And The Saga of The Winter Soldier
Fantastic Four Reboot Reveals Cast?
Wed Feb 19
The Two Pill Problem: The Troop by Nick Cutter
The Pilgrims (Excerpt)
Loki Writes Slash Fiction… Because Of Course He Does
Farscape Rewatch: “Peacekeeper WarsPart 1”
The Constant Coureur: Europe in Autumn by Dave Hutchinson
Rereading Joe Abercrombie’s First Law Trilogy, The Blade Itself: “The House of the Maker”
Malazan Reread of the Fallen: Dust of Dreams, Chapter Seven
If Anyone’s Going to Ruin RoboCop… it’s The RoboCop Remake Project!
Jedediah Berry’s “A Window or a Small Box” has been Selected for The Year’s Best SFF!
Do the Stars Align for Star-Crossed?
Reflections of Radiance: Spoiler-Free Reactions to Brandon Sanderson’s Words of Radiance
The Price Of Doing Business
Watch the Full Guardians of the Galaxy Trailer!
Tue Feb 18
The Glorkian Warrior Delivers a Pizza (Excerpt)
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Rewatch: “Little Green Men”
On Spider-Man, Puppet Monkeys, and Saturday Morning Chinese School
The Wheel of Time Reread: A Memory of Light, Part 49
Japan’s Manga Contributions to Weird Horror Short Stories
Short Fiction Spotlight: Stories from Clarkesworld
Check Out the Preview to the Trailer of Guardians of the Galaxy!
Post-Binary Gender in SF: Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie
Geek Love: If U Cri Evertim
Announcing the 2013 James Tiptree Jr. Award Honors
Mon Feb 17
Night Broken (Excerpt)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Rewatch: Home Movies hit Sunnydale
The Walking Dead, S4 E10 “Inmates”
A Read of the Dark Tower: Constant Reader Tackles The Dark Tower, Blue Heaven, Chapter 8 Sections 1-9
Am I Frankenstein? Am I the Monster? An Attempt at a Review of Strange Bodies
RoboCop Tried to Take Over the Federation. Twice! 4 Weird RoboCop/Star Trek Connections
Sun Feb 16
Second Game of Thrones Season 4 Trailer is the One We’ve Been Waiting For
British Genre Fiction Hitlist: Late February New Releases
Fri Feb 14
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Rewatch: “Starship Down”
The Pop Quiz at the End of the Universe: David Edison
Bizarre Love Stories from Greek Mythology
What’s Missing in the Winter’s Tale Movie?
Malazan Reread of the Fallen: Dust of Dreams, Chapter Six
Farscape Told Science Fiction’s Greatest Love Story
The Locke & Key Reread: “Keys to the Kingdom” (Vol. 4)
“As You Wish…” Eight Unabashedly Romantic SF/F Love Stories
The Tallest Doll in New York City
Thu Feb 13
The Riverman (Excerpt)
Is There a Training Montage That Can Prepare Us for the Hoth Olympics?
Nostalgia, Ghosts, and Storytelling: The Gawgon and the Boy
Seven Science Fiction/Fantasy Martyrs Who Give Saint Valentine a Run for His Money
Notes From the Internet Apocalypse (Excerpt)
A Read of Ice and Fire: A Feast for Crows, Part 3
The Way of Kings Reread: Chapter 57
Rothfuss Reread: Speculative Summary 21: The Thing in the Lackless Box
sci fi tru luv: A Valentine’s Poem by Caragh O’Brien
Pay For the Robot, Stay For the Insane Supporting Cast. RoboCop
Wed Feb 12
The 5 Soapiest Romances in the Star Wars Expanded Universe
Wild Fell (Excerpt)
Announcing the 2013 Kitschie Award Winners!
Farscape Rewatch: “Bad Timing”
Rereading Joe Abercrombie’s First Law Trilogy, The Blade Itself: “The Ideal Audience”
Last Polka in Paris: Babayaga by Toby Barlow
The Game of Thrones Guide to Love and Romance
Beta-Reading Words of Radiance: Spoiler-Free Thoughts on the Process
Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?
Little, Big, Brown
Tue Feb 11
Watch Johnny Depp Become Superhuman in the Transcendence Trailer
Espionage and Revolution: Cauldron of Ghosts by Eric Flint and David Weber
P. Craig Russell’s New Cover for Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book
Half-Off Ragnarok (Excerpt)
Marvel Body Mass Index Study Reveals Nearly 1/3 of Female Characters Are Underweight
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Rewatch: “Rejoined”
An Engaging Adventure: Emilie & the Sky World by Martha Wells
Mark Helprin’s Winter’s Tale is a Failure that Genre Fans Must Experience
The Wheel of Time Reread: A Memory of Light, Part 48
Glimpses of Radiance Discussion Thread
Short Fiction Spotlight: The Second Life of the Jackalope Wife
Support the Annual Con or Bust Auction!
You All Forgot That Luke Skywalker is a BAMF
Mon Feb 10
Is-Land Life: Astra by Naomi Foyle
Working God’s Mischief (Excerpt)
The Pop Quiz at the End of the Universe: Kristen Simmons
School isn’t the Only Thing They Suck At: Vampire Academy
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Rewatch: Drop the bone already!
A Read of the Dark Tower: Constant Reader Tackles The Dark Tower, Blue Heaven, Chapter 7
The Walking Dead, S4 E9 “After”
We Are All the Special! The LEGO Movie
Reminder! Sign Up For Glimpses of Radiance Before Tuesday!
Fungus Among Us: Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer
Sun Feb 9
Watch a 15 Minute Preview for Game of Thrones Season 4
Sat Feb 8
The Borribles Go For Broke (Excerpt)
Fri Feb 7
John Scalzi’s Redshirts Coming to TV!
Blood and Iron (Excerpt)
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Rewatch: “Indiscretion”
Pushing Characters to Their Limits: Cress by Marissa Meyer
The Elric Reread: Farewell to the White Wolf
The Elric Reread: Son of the Wolf, AKA The White Wolf’s Son
Paul Bettany Cast as The Vision in Avengers: Age of Ultron
Malazan Reread of the Fallen: Dust of Dreams, Chapter Five
1990s Alt-Theology to Continue Taking over your TV as Preacher Comes to AMC!
Ten Fossil Mammals as Awesome as Any Dinosaur
The Locke & Key Reread: “Crown of Shadows” (Vol. 3)
The Borribles (Excerpt)
Thu Feb 6
The Chocolate-Frosted Sugar Bombs Must Flow!
Traveling with Poets and Greek Myths: The Arkadians
Sailor Twain, or: The Mermaid in the Hudson (Comic Excerpt)
Fandom Rallies Around 11-Year-Old Boy Who Attempted Suicide After Bullying Over My Little Pony
A Read of Ice and Fire: A Feast for Crows, Part 2
Don’t Hate the D&D Playa, Hate the GM
The Way of Kings Reread: Chapter 56
Simon & Schuster Announce SAGA, a New Sci-Fi/Fantasy Imprint
Cover Reveal for James A Moore’s The Blasted Lands
Geek Love: Man Of Steel, Fandom Of Kleenex
The Second Wave: Netflix and the Expanding Marvel Universe
Traitor’s Blade (Excerpt)
Wed Feb 5
The Winner’s Curse (Excerpt)
Farscape Rewatch: “We’re So Screwed IIILa Bomba”
Barnes & Noble Bookseller’s Picks for February
Rereading Joe Abercrombie’s First Law Trilogy, The Blade Itself: “Never Bet Against a Magus”
Malazan Reread of the Fallen: Dust of Dreams, Chapter Four
Patrick Stewart Tells Us How He’s Dying While Dressed as a Moon Rover
Words of Radiance is Here!
Nine of Your Relatives That Ruled Before Dinosaurs
Invisible Women For the Win
Tue Feb 4
“That’s how I get into character, bro.” Watch the Thor 2 Gag Reel!
Desire and Magic: Handsome Devil: Stories of Sin and Seduction edited by Steve Berman
Watch the Final Trailer for Divergent, Now Featuring Puppies!
Got the World On a String: Hang Wire by Adam Christopher
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Rewatch: “Hippocratic Oath”
Science Fiction as a Childhood Coping Mechanism? On Gary Shteyngart’s Little Failure
Sorry, LadiesBlack Widow is Taken… This Pic From The Winter Soldier Tells All
The Wheel of Time Reread: A Memory of Light, Part 47
You Win This Time, Benedict Sherlock!
Announcing Glimpses of Radiance: Daily Previews of Words of Radiance
Short Fiction Spotlight: Stories by Sriduangkaew and Vernon
Are You Tough Enough to Accept Mary Robinette Kowal’s Correspondence Challenge?
Sleeps With Monsters: Elizabeth Bear Answers Eight Questions
Post-Binary Gender in SF: Mission Child by Maureen F. McHugh
When Pop Quizzes Lead To Books: Announcing Adam Christopher’s L.A. Trilogy!
American Gods Coming to TV! Now with Bonus Anansi Boys!
Mon Feb 3
Learn About the Making of Wheel of Time Fan Film: “Flight From Shadow”
You Can Also Download the 2014 Campbellian Anthology Through Tor.com
Another Fantabulosa Everness Novel: Empress of the Sun by Ian McDonald
Join Tor Books for an SFF Extravaganza!
“Shark Bad, Lemur Good”: Jeff VanderMeer on Annihilation
2014 World Fantasy Awards Judges Announced
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Rewatch: Try our new Spike, now without chips!
Footnotes Done Right: Susanna Clarke’s Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
A Read of the Dark Tower: Constant Reader Tackles The Dark Tower, Blue Heaven, Chapter 6
The 2014 Campbellian Anthology is now Available for Free Download!
Channeling T.E. Lawrence: A Darkling Sea by James L. Cambias
To the Lifeboats! J.K. Rowling Sinks a Ship
New Tor.com Original Fiction in February and March
Blackmail is the New Black? Sherlock’s “His Last Vow”
Sun Feb 2
Dinobots! Spider-Man! Weird Things! Your Super Bowl Commercial Round-Up
New Amazing Spider-Man 2 Super Bowl Commercial (and Extended Scene!)
Transformers: Age of Extinction Trailer
Trailer for Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Groundhog Day Succeeds by Breaking the Rules of Every Genre
British Genre Fiction Hitlist: Early February New Releases
Sat Feb 1
The 2013 Locus Recommended Reading List