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Tor Books Acquires Holly Black’s Debut Adult Novel, Book of Night

#1 New York Times bestselling author Holly Black announced on Friday evening that Tor Books would publish her debut adult novel Book of Night, a modern dark fantasy of shadowy thieves and secret societies in the vein of Ninth House and The Night Circus. Senior Editor Miriam Weinberg acquired North American rights from Joanna Volpe at New Leaf Literary & Media. The book will be published in the UK by Penguin Random House.

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Download a Free eBook of When the Tiger Came Down the Mountain by Nghi Vo Before May 29!

Good news for once! The eBook Club is BACK.

Please forgive us our hiatus. We have been running this program since, let’s see…five years…and nothing at all has happened in those last five years to make us tired or overwhelmed.

But! We are happy to be back and to be introducing eBook Club readers to Hugo, Ignyte, and Locus finalist and winner of the Crawford Award Nghi Vo!

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Stay Home. Geek Out. Again. Announcing the TorCon 2021 Schedule of Events

We’re thrilled to share that TorCon is back! Taking place frrom June 10 through June 13, 2021, TorCon is a virtual convention that was launched in 2020 with a simple goal: to bring the entertainment and excitement of live book conventions into the virtual space. From Thursday, June 10 through Sunday, June 13, Tor Books, Forge Books, Tordotcom Publishing, Tor Teen, and Nightfire are presenting ten panels featuring more than 30 of your favorite authors, in conversation with each other—and with you!

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Revealing All the Horses of Iceland by Sarah Tolmie

Everyone knows of the horses of Iceland, wild, and small, and free, but no one really knows their story…

We’re thrilled to share the cover of Sarah Tolmie’s All the Horses of Iceland, a fantastical mythic history of the origins of Icelandic horses. Tolmie’s tale takes readers across Eurasia, visiting ancient Khazaria and the steppes of Mongolia. All the Horses of Iceland will be available March 1, 2022 from Tordotcom Publishing.

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Claire Eddy and Will Hinton Named Editorial Directors of Tor, Nightfire, Tor Teen, and Starscape

We are pleased to announce the promotion of Claire Eddy and Will Hinton to Editorial Directors of Tor, Nightfire, Tor Teen, and Starscape, effective immediately.

Claire Eddy has been with Tom Doherty Associates for 35 years. Beginning as an editorial assistant, she has risen to Executive Editor and become an essential part of the company. Her many bestsellers and award-winners include Jacqueline Carey, Juliet Mariller, Sara Douglass, Sherrilyn Kenyon, W. Michael Gear, and others. She is the person that editors go to for tea, advice, and so many other things. Newly reporting to Claire will be Editors Jen Gunnels and Chris Morgan.

Will Hinton has been at HarperCollins, Hachette, and Tom Doherty Associates. The many authors he has worked with include Ann Leckie, James S.A. Corey, Mira Grant, Christopher Paolini, and James Rollins, among others. The person that editors go to for advice on subjects ranging from advances to “talking Devi out of (or into) crazy ideas”, Will is the epitome of the saying that cooler heads prevail. Joining Senior Editor Miriam Weinberg in reporting to Will will be Senior Editors Lindsey Hall, Kelly Lonesome, Ali Fisher, and Melissa Singer.

Additionally, Molly McGhee is promoted to Assistant Editor, effective immediately, reporting to TDA President & Publisher Devi Pillai and to Senior Editor Miriam Weinberg. Molly completed her M.F.A in fiction at Columbia University, where she taught undergraduate writing. Before working at Tor, she worked in the editorial department of McSweeney’s, The Believer, NOON, and FSG. For the last year and a half Molly has been instrumental in her role as assistant to the president and publisher of TDA. She has worked with authors like John Scalzi, Charlie Jane Anders, Orson Scott Card, Katherine Addison, and Cory Doctorow. In addition to helping us launch the Tor Essentials imprint and the John M. Ford reissue program, she has been a key member of the Nightfire team.

The Awkward State of Affairs Known as Sentience: Announcing Rosebud by Paul Cornell

Tordotcom Publishing is thrilled to announce—and share the cover for—Paul Cornell’s science fiction novella Rosebud, edited by Ellen Datlow. The original deal for World English Rights was brokered by Stacia Decker at the Dunow, Carlson & Lerner Literary Agency. The story is a humorous tale in the vein of Douglas Adams with lots to say about choice, reality, programming, and what it means to be a person.

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Academic Magic, But Make It Grad School: Announcing The Two Doctors Górski by Isaac Fellman

Tordotcom Publishing is thrilled to announce that Christie Yant has acquired the novella The Two Doctors Górski by Isaac Fellman. The deal for World English rights was brokered by Kate McKean of the Howard Morhaim Literary Agency.

Annae, a brilliant graduate student in psychiatric magic and survivor of academic abuse, can’t stop reading people’s minds. This is how she protects herself, by using her abilities to give her colleagues what they each want out of their relationship with her.

When Annae moves to the UK to rebuild her life and finds herself studying under the infamous, misanthropic magician Marec Górski, she sees inside his head a dangerous path to her redemption. Annae now faces two choices—follow in Dr. Górski’s lead, or break free of a lifetime of conditioning to follow her own path.

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