Wed Dec 31
The Emperor and the Scullery Boy: Quests and Coming-of-Age Stories
Pull List: Saga
Rereading Melanie Rawn: The Star Scroll, Chapters 12 and 13
7 Credible Ways The Incredibles 2 Could Work
Fiction Affliction: Genre-Benders for January
Need to Read Something Not So GrimDark? Check Out These 13 Optimistic Fantasies
Tue Dec 30
How the World Map in Brian Staveley’s Fantasy Series Was Made
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Rewatch: “It’s Only a Paper Moon”
Thought-Provoking Self-Indulgence: “The Unnamable”
I Think Die Hard Might be a Fairy Tale
Sleeps With Monsters: The Summer Prince by Alaya Dawn Johnson
Fiction Affliction: January Releases in Science Fiction
Spock Riding a Unicorn Pegasus
Mon Dec 29
Margaret Atwood Talks Her 2114 Novel and Coping with Real and Fictional Dystopias in Her Reddit AMA
Joy, Sorrow, Regret, and Reassurance: The Singular Beauty of The Last Unicorn
Thor and Loki are Probably Naked Onscreen Most of the Time
Fiction Affliction: January Releases in Fantasy
A Library In Your Pocket: How Having an E-reader Has Changed My Reading Habits
Sat Dec 27
Six Word Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Anything Stories
Fri Dec 26
Why Do We Want More MST3K?
Defanged, but Not Declawed: Into the Woods
Why Islands Win: Hook, Line & Sinker
Build Your Own Tor.com Stubby Paper Rocket
Teaching Political Science Through Game of Thrones
Thu Dec 25
This is the Story of Your Life. Doctor Who: “Last Christmas”
The Harry Potter Reread: The Goblet of Fire, Chapters 11 and 12
Wed Dec 24
Tor.com Wishes You a Merry Cthulhumas!
This Little Kid’s The Princess Bride Dread Pirate Roberts Theory Just Blew Our Minds
Rereading Melanie Rawn: The Star Scroll, Chapters 10 and 11
Toys Are People, Too
All I Want For Christmas is an Evil Snowman: Christmas Tales of Terror
Morning Roundup: All Groot Needs is a Little Love
Tue Dec 23
Some of Your Favorite Short Sci-Fi/Fantasy Fiction of 2014
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Rewatch: “Covenant”
Ghoulish Aesthetes: “The Hound”
Fast & Furious Director Justin Lin to Direct Star Trek 3
The Wheel of Time Reread Redux: The Eye of the World, Part 13
Christmas in the Stars: Aliens Encounter the Holidays!
Sleeps With Monsters: Looking Back On 2014
God Bless Pastiche! The 7 Best Non-Traditional Christmas Carols of Film and TV
Legends & Lairs in Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition’s “Monster Manual”
Morning Roundup: Gracepoint Throws Out Doctor Who Easter Eggs for David Tennant Fans
Mon Dec 22
I’ll Just Have a Little Lava, Thanks: The Top of the Volcano: The Award Winning Stories of Harlan Ellison
Mike Colter Cast as Marvel’s Luke Cage!
Follow Your Arrow: Look At Your Life, Look At Your Choices
What is it Like to be a Malfoy Post-Battle of Hogwarts? Rowling Reveals All on Pottermore
Technology is the Worst Gift in Black Mirror: White Christmas
The Hobbit Reread: Concluding with The Battle of the Five Armies
You Gotta Deal With It: The Legend of Korra is Over
Rereading the Empire Trilogy: Servant of the Empire, Part 15
Terry Pratchett Based Crowley on Neil Gaiman, and Other Tidbits from the Writing of Good Omens
Have Yourself a Dark and Terrifying Christmas
Legend of Korra’s Finale and the Problem With “Fan Service”
Getting Into Into the Woods
I Hear Santa’s Sleigh: On The Polar Express and What It Means to Believe
Morning Roundup: These Sweaters Are the Final Frontier of Knitwear
Fri Dec 19
The Book of Storms (Excerpt)
Tim Powers Unlocks Another Gate in Nobody’s Home
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Rewatch: “The Siege of AR-558”
“Can’t Live with Magic, Can’t Destroy Humanity Without it”: A Hero at the End of the World, by Erin Claiborne
Rereading Joe Abercrombie’s First Law Trilogy, Last Argument of Kings: “This Noble Business” and “The New Man”
Maisie Williams’ Game of Thrones Season 5 Costume is So Different That the Cast Didn’t Recognize Her
Gaming Roundup: The Best (And Worst) of 2014
The 2015 World Fantasy Award Judges Have Been Announced!
A Complete Ranking of Every Adaptation of A Christmas Carol
Global Franchises, Particle Physics, and Manhattan as a Hell Dimension: The Ghostbusters 3 Movies That Could Have Been
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell Reread: Part 10
Morning Roundup: The Greatest Alternate World War II
Thu Dec 18
Mistborn Fans Will Get TWO New Novels Next Year!
Swiftly Does It
When Ghosts Want You in a Small Town: Gallows Hill
The Harry Potter Reread: The Goblet of Fire, Chapters 9 and 10
A Read of Ice and Fire: A Dance With Dragons, Part 4
BBC America Shares Orphan Black Season 3 Premiere Date and Teaser: “This Is War”
Words of Radiance Reread: Chapter 22
A Message From John Sargent
Following Battlestar Galactica’s Lead: Ascension, “Night Three”
Jonathan Strange Meets Georgette Heyer: Pan Macmillan Acquires Zen Cho’s Regency Fantasy Sorcerer to the Crown
Midnight in Karachi, Episode 2: Patrick Ness
The Gospel of Loki U.S. Cover Reveal!
A Long Spoon
Morning Roundup: Do You Want to Build A Wampa?
Wed Dec 17
Half-Resurrection Blues (Excerpt)
Rich and Strange: “Nkásht íí” by Darcie Little Badger
What of the King Under the Mountain? The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Rereading Melanie Rawn: The Star Scroll, Chapters 8 and 9
We Three Kings Have Traveled Far, Over The Misty Mountains Cold
It’s a Good Thing Neil Gaiman Was Kidding About Tom Hiddleston Playing Morpheus in Sandman
Philip Pullman Releases New His Dark Materials Story for Christmas
‘Twas the Dark Knight Before Christmas: Batman Returns
Morning Roundup: This Fossil Fuel Will Last Eight Nights!
Tue Dec 16
Short Fiction Spotlight: Nunslinger Begins
The 2014 Black List Features Artificial Intelligence Thrillers, Space Angst, and Apocalyptic Family Dramas
Cosmopolitan Temptation: “The Whisperer in Darkness”
Professional Swordsmen Demonstrate How to Fight with The Force Awakens’ Crossguard Lightsaber
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Rewatch: “Once More Unto the Breach”
“The Maiden in the Ice” (Excerpt)
Asking for Forgiveness Instead of Permission: Ascension, “Night One”
The Wheel of Time Reread Redux: The Eye of the World, Part 12
How Do We Categorize The Nightmare Before Christmas?
Under the Radar: The Books That Pinged
Constantine Gets Back In The Habit With “The Saint of Last Resorts”
Anime Year in Review: The Ten Best Shows of 2014
Morning Roundup: George R.R. Martin Gets in the Holiday Spirit With “12 Days of Westeros”
Mon Dec 15
All Your Giant Mecha Dreams Come True! The Legend of Korra, “Kuvira’s Gambit”
End of the Line: Jeff VanderMeer and the Southern Reach Trilogy
Ancient Textbook Doodles Prove School Has Been Boring for Centuries
Follow Your Arrow: Valdemaran Public Health and Epidemiology
Flying Hats and Marching Brooms: Once Upon a Time, “Heroes and Villains”
Sony Hack Reveals Potential Plot Details About Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: Episode VIII and Episode IX
Rereading the Empire Trilogy: Servant of the Empire, Part 14
Saga Press to Publish Kameron Hurley’s Standalone Space Opera The Stars Are Legion
The Just City (Excerpt)
The Infinite Points of Interest in Alternate History
Gandalf Is the Worst Boss Ever in This The Hobbit/The Office Mashup
Steven Erikson: On Compassion, Completing Malazan, and Looking Toward the Future
Seventh Day of the Seventh Moon
Morning Roundup: Lego Wonder Woman Invisible Jet is the Ultimate Dad Joke
Fri Dec 12
Even If You Look Closely, You Still Won’t Believe This is a Silver Surfer Costume
Briar Queen (Excerpt)
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Rewatch: “Treachery, Faith, and the Great River”
Rereading Joe Abercrombie’s First Law Trilogy, Last Argument of Kings: “The Poison Trade” and “Being Chief”
New Insurgent Trailer Pits Tris vs. Tris
On the Masterful Creepiness of Merricat: Shirley Jackson’s We Have Always Lived in the Castle
5 More Crossovers that Make as Much Sense as Jump Street/MIB
Could Jennifer Lawrence Join the All-Female Ghostbusters 3?
The Coode Street Podcast is Coming to Tor.com!
When My Wife Put Her Face in a Fireball for Epic Fantasy
Beta Testers Wanted to Break Our Website (Very Meticulously)
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell Reread: Part 9
Morning Roundup: Floating Candles are not just for Hogwarts Anymore!
Thu Dec 11
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Character Names Revealed Through Trading Cards!
It’s Yuletide and You Are Dying: Watch the Doctor Who Christmas Special Trailer
It’s the Social Security Numbers That Get You: Locked in Time
Trailer for Song of the Sea, From the Same Team that Brought Us The Secret of Kells
5 Times Stephen Colbert Was Declared the Ultimate Fanboy
A Read of Ice and Fire: A Dance With Dragons, Part 3
The Harry Potter Reread: The Goblet of Fire, Chapters 7 and 8
Words of Radiance Reread: Chapter 21
We Need Diverse Books Returns to BookCon for an SFF Panel!
Gaming Roundup: Uncharted 4 Makes the Leap to PS4
Under the Radar: Things We Found During the Autopsy
A Pottermore Christmas
The Pure Joy of Flight is Yours: Sketches From Peter Sis’ Little Prince Biography
Morning Roundup: Merry Cthulhumas!
Wed Dec 10
Sony Hack Ruins Potential Marvel Phase 3 Surprise
“Operation Beifong” Strikes Back on The Legend of Korra!
A Bicycle Built For You, But Not You. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “What They Become”
Rich and Strange: “No Vera There” by Dominica Phetteplace
“Everybody’s Gone Out of Their Mind”: Watch the First Teaser Trailer for Mad Max: Fury Road
Pixar’s New Trailer for Inside Out Gives Us The Parents’ Perspective!
Rereading Melanie Rawn: The Star Scroll, Chapters 6 and 7
We’re Swooning Over Sam Weber’s New Cover Art for Dune!
Rising Waters: “The Doom That Came to Sarnath”
We Need a Kink in Our Stories: BDSM Characters in Your Favorite Genre Fiction
Rocket Talk Episode 37: Tina Connolly and Brad Beaulieu
What Happens When You Strip a Story of Its Morals and Purpose? Ridley Scott’s Exodus
Even More Standalone Fantasy Fiction!
The Weird World of Jeff VanderMeer
Rainbow Rowell’s Next Book Carry On is a Fangirl Spinoff Starring Simon Snow
Morning Roundup: Have We Found the New Bond Villain?
Teaser Trailer for BBC’s Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
Tue Dec 9
Is That the Eye of Sauron Floating Over Moscow?
Angels We Have Heard On High: Constantine “Blessed Are the Damned”
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Rewatch: “Chrysalis”
The Eleventh Doctor’s Legacy Was Loss and Failure
The Wheel of Time Reread Redux: The Eye of the World, Part 11
Reimagining Homer: Christopher Logue’s War Music
Pixar’s Finding Dory Won’t Take Place Just in the Ocean
Short Fiction Spotlight: “Where the Trains Turn” by Pasi Ilmari Jääskeläinen
Syfy Joins the Superhero Prequel Game with Krypton
World Book Night is Back
The Rabbit Back Literature Society (Excerpt)
Tor.com Reviewers’ Choice: The Best Books of 2014
Father Christmas: A Wonder Tale of the North
Morning Roundup: Engage It So! …Wait, Is That Right?
Mon Dec 8
First Trailer for The Little Prince
Book of the Dead (Excerpt)
The Pop Quiz at the End of the Universe: Marissa Meyer
Evil Is More Fun: Once Upon A Time, “Shattered Sight”
Here’s What Batman Would Look Like as a Viking, Iron Man, and More
Follow Your Arrow: The North Trade Road
2014 Fiction Wrap-Up from Tor.com
Roberto Orci No Longer Directing Star Trek 3
Rereading the Empire Trilogy: Servant of the Empire, Part 13
How Fast is the Millennium Falcon? A Thought Experiment.
Tiamat’s Terrain: Tales of the Marvellous and News of the Strange
Tiamat’s Terrain: An Introduction
Morning Roundup: If Loving Velociraptors is Wrong, Chris Pratt Doesn’t Want to Be Right
Fri Dec 5
Gaming Roundup: Is Telltale’s Game of Thrones As Good As The Walking Dead?
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Rewatch: “Take Me Out to the Holosuite”
The Mystery of Bao in a Drowning World: Fish Tails by Sheri S. Tepper
Rereading Joe Abercrombie’s First Law Trilogy, Before They Are Hanged: “The Abode of Stones” and “Back to the Mud”
The Globe (Excerpt)
Ryan Reynolds to Play Deadpool Again
The Flash / Arrow Crossover Shows Us What We Might Expect from Batman vs Superman
Krysten Ritter is Marvel’s Jessica Jones!
Midnight in Karachi, Episode 1: Audrey Niffenegger
Barnes & Noble Bookseller’s Picks for December
Benedict Cumberbatch Finally Officially Definitely Cast as Doctor Strange
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell Reread: Part 8
Morning Roundup: R2D2 Gets All the Hugs!
Thu Dec 4
Lifetime to Air Damien TV Series Starring Merlin’s Bradley James
The Female Factory (Excerpt)
Syfy’s The Magicians Casts Quentin and Alice
Psychic Responsiblity: The Third Eye
Sarah Connor is Not Messing Around in the First Terminator: Genisys Trailer
Potential Spoiler Leak for Star Wars: The Force Awakens Reveals Awesome Details
A Russian Brown Bear is the Best Patronus! Our Pop Quiz Interview with Sergei Lukyanenko
Jeff VanderMeer Talks Ambiguity, the Wilderness, and the New Weird in His Reddit AMA
Spoiler Thread for A Read of Ice and Fire, Part 7!
A Read of Ice and Fire: A Dance With Dragons, Part 2
Jon Hamm is a Sinister Cyrano de Bergerac in the Black Mirror Christmas Special Trailer
Words of Radiance Reread: Chapter 20
Bond 24’s Title and Cast AnnouncedSherlock’s Moriarty to Play the Villain!
The Harry Potter Reread: The Goblet of Fire, Chapters 5 and 6
Visions of Mortality: Stone Mattress by Margaret Atwood
If Then What When?
Morning Roundup: Burn the Cookies, and Boil the Nog, You Can’t Take the Holidays From Me!
Wed Dec 3
Steampunk Events for December 2014
The Blood of Angels (Excerpt)
Watch 197 Movie Trailers From 2014 Mashed Up Into One Epic Video
Feelings and How to Destroy Them. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “…Ye Who Enter Here”
Peter Pan’s “Greatest Pretend” is Heroism
NASA Hopes Its New Deep Space Capsule Orion Could Eventually Take Us to Mars
Rereading Melanie Rawn: The Star Scroll, Chapters 4 and 5
Rich and Strange: “A Kiss With Teeth” by Max Gladstone
Creepy Kids and Constantine: “Rage of Caliban”
Jared Leto, Will Smith, and the Rest of the Suicide Squad Cast Confirmed
Why We Shouldn’t Reboot ReBoot
Skin in the Game
Morning Roundup: Where Fashion and Archaeology Meet!
Tue Dec 2
Short Fiction Spotlight: The Sleeper and the Spindle
The Genome (Excerpt)
Reading Room: The Strange Library by Haruki Murakami
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Rewatch: “Afterimage”
This Illuminated Copy of Tolkien’s Silmarillion is the Prettiest Thing You’ll See Today!
Family Traditions: “The Festival”
Stephen Hawking Thinks He Would Make a Great Bond Villain
The Wheel of Time Reread Redux: The Eye of the World, Part 10
God said to Abraham, Kill Me a Son? Sleepy Hollow: “The Akeda”
The Pop Quiz at the End of the Universe: Warren Hammond
Sleeps With Monsters: Still Talking About Books
The Goodreads Choice Awards Announce Their Best Books of 2014
Naked Singularities and the Art of Science Writing: A Love Letter to Kip Thorne
You Cannot Tell if Star Wars: Episode VII is Good or Bad From 90 Seconds of Footage
Morning Roundup: Baymax and Soccer Ball Droid Roll into our Hearts
Mon Dec 1
The Importance of Protective Eyewear: Once Upon a Time, “Fall”
Exploring Age as the Reason No One Gets Out Alive. Stephen King’s Revival
Pull List: Batgirl and Thor
How Korra Got Her Groove Back: The Legend of Korra’s “Beyond the Wilds”
Rereading the Empire Trilogy: Servant of the Empire, Part 12
A Blood-Soaked Calculus and Cyanide Apples: The Imitation Game
The Walking Dead, S5 E8: “Coda”
Follow Your Arrow: Welcome to Arrow’s Flight!
The Whispering Swarm (Excerpt)
Remembering P. D. James
Songs That Did (and Didn’t) Work in Genre Movies and TV