We’re excited to share the cover and a preview excerpt from M.T. Hill’s Zero Bomb, a startling near-future sci-fi mystery focused on the real-world issues of increased automation, state surveillance, and how a society reacts when technology replaces the need to work.
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Liz Gorinsky, Hugo Award-winning long form editor, is starting her own publishing company—Erewhon Books. Named for the Samuel Butler Victorian utopian novel Erewhon, the company will focus on novel-length works of speculative fiction, especially those which might appeal to both science fiction and fantasy readers and fans of mainstream fiction who enjoy work with speculative elements.
From Karl Schroeder, author of Lockstep and The Million, comes the near-future, science fiction, hacker’s heist, Stealing Worlds.
Sura Neelin is on the run from her creditors, from her past, and her father’s murderers. She can’t get a job, she can’t get a place to live, she can’t even walk down the street: the total surveillance society that is mid-21st century America means that every camera and every pair of VR glasses is her enemy.
Each month, the Tor.com eBook Club gives away a free sci-fi/fantasy ebook to club subscribers.
We’re excited to announce that the pick for October 2018 is the Shirley Jackson Award-winning horror novella THE BALLAD OF BLACK TOM by Victor LaValle, a gripping revisit of H.P. Lovecraft’s “The Horror at Red Hook” from the viewpoint of a black man.
In Cantagna, being a sorcerer is a death sentence…
We’re excited to reveal the cover for An Illusion of Thieves, the start of a new epic fantasy series from author Cate Glass!
The urban edge of The Magicians meets Gene Wolfe’s The Wizard Knight in Michael Swanwick’s new adventure fantasy. A return to the gritty, post-industrial faerie world of Swanwick’s previous novels The Iron Dragon’s Daughter and The Dragons of Babel, The Iron Dragon’s Mother publishes June 2019 from Tor Books! Check out the full cover by artist Gregory Manchess below.
We’re excited to share the cover for A People’s Future of the United States, a new anthology edited by Victor LaValle and John Joseph Adams showcasing twenty-five speculative stories that challenge oppression and imagine new futures for America. Get more details and check out the full cover below!
For 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 best science fiction & fantasy books.
From anthologies to serial tales, story story collections to nonfiction, fairy tales in translation to a critical take on The X-Files, October’s genre-benders are here to cheerfully and delightfully resist categorization. You’ve got potential new literary loves from cult favorites (Shelley Jackson’s Riddance), pop culture icons (Stephen King’s Elevation), small presses (Cristina Rivera Garza’s The Taiga Syndrome) and podcast masters (Joseph Fink’s Alice Isn’t Dead). Which path will you dance down first?
It was time—time to give all the young adult science fiction and fantasy books their own list! And what a list it is: October brings Laini Taylor’s Muse of Nightmares, the sequel to her Strange the Dreamer; a new book in the Every Day world from David Levithan; a new series-starter from The 100 author Kass Morgan; the final book in Sarah J. Maas’s epic fantasy Throne of Glass; and new books from dozens of excellent authors including Destiny Soria, Julie Kagawa, Elana K. Arnold, Mackenzi Lee, Neal Shusterman, Tochi Onyebuchi, and many, many more!
We’re excited to unveil the fiery UK cover for The Ruin of Kings, the start of a new epic fantasy series by Jenn Lyons, coming from Tor Books UK on February 7th, 2019! (And in the U.S. and Canada on February 5th.)
Want to know more? We’ve included the first two chapters below, free to read!
Would you like your SF more mathy, or more piratey? More space or more Muderbots? More time travel or more near-future? More empress of the future or classic SF? Or maybe some nice nonfiction? There’s so much to choose from this month, including (but by no means limited to) new work from John Scalzi, K.B. Wagers, David Weber, Kim Stanley Robinson, and Julie E. Czerneda. Start stockpiling your winter reading now!
Tor Books and Tor.com Publishing have just released their lineup for this year’s New York Comic-Con, running October 4-7, 2018! Don’t miss all the phenomenal programming including panels and signings featuring Charlie Jane Anders, Mark A. Altman and Edward Gross, K Arsenault Rivera, Myke Cole, S.L. Huang, Sherrilyn Kenyon, David Mack, Arkady Martine, Seanan McGuire, Annalee Newitz, Mark Oshiro, and V.E. Schwab. Plus a #FearlessWomen panel on Friday!
You’ll find all the excitement at the Tor Booth #2136, where they’ll be hosting author signings, giveaways, and gifts-with-purchase (including ARCs of The Ruin of Kings, A Memory Called Empire, The City in the Middle of the Night, #FearlessWomen totes, and Vengeful totes), and more. 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 New York City!
We’re excited to share the cover for A Chain Across the Dawn, the second novel in Drew Williams’ the Universe After series—an epic space opera chase across the galaxy with witty banter, fantastical planets, and a seemingly unbeatable foe!
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