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Apply For the Tor Books Fall 2020 Virtual Internship Program

Tor Books, Forge, Starscape, Tor Teen, Nightfire, Tordotcom Publishing, and Tor.com are currently offering paid, part-time, remote internship opportunities for Fall 2020!

What we’re looking for:

  • Sci-fi, fantasy, and horror enthusiasts eager to work and learn more about editorial, marketing, publicity in book publishing, as well as digital magazine production.
  • Folks who can work remotely.
  • Candidates who have graduated high school, are over the age of 18, and eligible to work in the U.S.

Applicants who identify with groups that are traditionally underrepresented in the publishing industry [including but not limited to: BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, veterans and people with disabilities], are strongly encouraged to apply.

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But You Have Hopes of Your Own — Play the Minigame for C.L. Polk’s The Midnight Bargain!

It’s a beautiful day in Bendleton, and you are a horrible ingenue…

In advance of the release of C.L. Polk’s new book, The Midnight Bargain, the author and her team at Erewhon Books have put together a Choose Your Own Adventure minigame to introduce readers to the world of the novel! Read an introduction from C.L. Polk below, play the A Beautiful Day in Bendleton game, and then check the bottom of this post for a link to the first chapter!

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Announcing the 2020 Hugo Award Winners

The winners of the 2020 Hugo Awards have been announced at CoNZealand! You can read the full list below. Winners for the 2020 Hugo Awards and the 1945 Retrospective Hugo Awards appear in bold.

The Awards were presented on August 1, 2020 at a ceremony at the 78th World Science Fiction Convention in New Zealand, which was entirely virtual due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Nominations for the 2020 and 1945 Hugo Awards were submitted by the members of CoNZealand, the 78th Worldcon, and Dublin 2019: An Irish Worldcon. 1,584 people submitted 27,033 nominations for the 2020 Hugo Awards, and 120 people submitted 1,677 nominations for the 1945 Retrospective Hugo Awards.

Congrats to the finalists and winners!

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Check Out the New Box Set Covers for Hugh Howey’s Silo Saga

We’re excited to reveal the new look for Hugh Howey’s Silo Saga series, featuring the books Wool, Shift, and Dust. The new editions publish this October with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt—in addition to these newly designed covers, the set will include original tie-in essays and an exclusive chapbook of short stories that take place in the Silo Saga world.

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Apply For the Tor Books Fall 2020 Virtual Internship Program

Tor Books, Forge, Starscape, Tor Teen, Nightfire, Tordotcom Publishing, and Tor.com are currently offering paid, part-time, remote internship opportunities for Fall 2020!

What we’re looking for:

  • Sci-fi, fantasy, and horror enthusiasts eager to work and learn more about editorial, marketing, publicity in book publishing, as well as digital magazine production.
  • Folks who can work remotely.
  • Candidates who have graduated high school, are over the age of 18, and eligible to work in the U.S.

Applicants who identify with groups that are traditionally underrepresented in the publishing industry [including but not limited to: BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, veterans and people with disabilities], are strongly encouraged to apply.

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We Can Now Reveal the Dramatis Personae From Harrow The Ninth, Which Is Not at All Incredibly Spoilery

So, something happened at the end of the lesbian necromancer Clue LARP that we have internalized as Tamsyn Muir’s Gideon the Ninth. Something that we will continue to not spoil for you…

…until you read further and get a look at the Dramatis Personae for the sequel, Harrow the Ninth, which is out soon SOON finally yes August 4th.

Although maybe it’s not so much a spoiler as it is a “pls explain” kind of moment?

We’ll let you decide. We’re stalling for the folks who don’t want to be spoiled but clicked this anyway.

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John Scalzi and Mary Robinette Kowal Chat About Sci-Fi, Writing Processes, and More!

It’s always wonderful to listen to two leading genre writers chat about their craft, but that’s made even better when the two writers are close friends. We got to sit in on a conversation between John Scalzi and Mary Robinette Kowal as they talked about why they write speculative fiction, the role of the classic Strong Male Protagonist in today’s genre landscape, and how to properly pronounce Emperox.

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Download a Free eBook of Silver in the Wood by Emily Tesh Before July 25!

An ALA RUSA Reading List Selection from Emily Tesh.

“A true story of the woods, of the fae, and of the heart. Deep and green and wonderful.”—New York Times bestselling author Naomi Novik

How it works: Subscribers to the Tor.com eBook Club get a free sci-fi/fantasy book at least once a month (lately it’s been much more than that) just by signing up with a valid email address. You’ll get an email when the download window is open.

This week, the Tor.com eBook Club is offering Silver in the Wood by Astounding Award Finalist Emily Tesh. [Read more]

Take a Sneak Peek at the World Maps for Rebecca Roanhorse’s Black Sun!

We are so excited to share an exclusive sneak peek at Rebecca Roanhorse’s upcoming epic fantasy, Black Sun. Inspired by indigenous civilizations of the Americas pre-European colonization, Black Sun is an adventure mixed with prophecy and magic. In advance of publication, we’ve got the world maps included in the book so you can get to know the holy city of Tova and the Meridian landscape! Check out what author Rebecca Roanhorse had to say about it below.

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Seanan McGuire Returns to the World of the Hugely Popular Middlegame

Last month, Seanan McGuire’s epic modern fantasy Middlegame won the Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel.

It’s also a USA Today Bestseller and was named as one of Paste Magazine‘s 30 Best Fantasy Novels of the Decade!

We loved spending time in this world, and it is with no small amount of alchemical skill that we have turned this pure form of love into another book in the series!

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