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This month, we’re going back to our roots on #TorChat! Joining us on June 20th from 4 to 5 PM EST are David Brin, Paul Melko, and Warren Hammond, to talk about science, science fiction, and the future!
This month, #TorChat is going back to its roots – we’re talking about science fiction and the future with three amazing sci-fi novelists. Joining us will be David Brin (@DavidBrin1), scientist, futurist, and the author of the just-published novel Existence; Paul Melko (@paulmelko), the author of the Hugo- and Nebula-nominated novella “The Walls of the Universe” that became the novel The Walls of the Universe, as well as its recently released sequel, The Broken Universe; and Warren Hammond (@WHammondAuthor), the author of the gritty, futuristic KOP series, including the just published KOP Killer. These three authors each have their own vision of the future, and they’ll discuss how they compare in Wednesday’s #TorChat!
The chat will be loosely moderated by Annie Gala (@aaaaaaannie), of Macmillan Digital. We hope that science fiction fans will follow the chat and join in using the Twitter hashtag #TorChat!
About the Authors
DAVID BRIN is a scientist, speaker, technical consultant and world-known author. His novels have been New York Times bestsellers, winning multiple Hugo, Nebula, and other awards. Brin lives near San Diego, California, with his wife and their three children. Existence, his latest novel, publishes on June 19th.
PAUL MELKO’s fiction has appeared in various magazines and anthologies. Singularity’s Ring, his first novel, and Ten Sigmas and Other Unlikelihoods, a science fiction collection, were both published in 2008. Melko’s work has been nominated for the Sturgeon, Nebula, and Hugo Awards. His latest book, The Broken Universe (sequel to 2009’s The Walls of the Universe) published on June 5th.
WARREN HAMMOND is the author of two previous books, KOP and Ex-KOP, which were hailed by the Denver Post as “an addictively readable mix of hard-boiled detective and science fiction.” Hammond lives with his wife in Denver, Colorado, where he is currently developing a new mystery/noir series. His latest book is KOP Killer, published on June 5th.
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About Tor Books
Tor Books, an imprint of Tom Doherty Associates, LLC, is a New York-based publisher of hardcover and softcover books. Founded in 1980, Tor annually publishes what is arguably the largest and most diverse line of science fiction and fantasy ever produced by a single English-language publisher. In 2002, Tor launched Starscape, an imprint dedicated to publishing quality science fiction and fantasy for young readers, including books by critically acclaimed and award winning authors such as Cory Doctorow, Orson Scott Card, and David Lubar. Between an extensive hardcover and trade-softcover line, an Orb backlist program, and a stronghold in mass-market paperbacks, books from Tor have won every major award in the SF and fantasy fields, and has been named Best Publisher 24 years in a row in the Locus Poll, the largest consumer poll in SF.
Paul Melko’s The Walls of the Universe is one of four finalists in the Compton Crook/ Stephen Tall Memorial Award best first novel in the science fiction/fantasy field!
“This award was founded by the Baltimore Science Fiction Society, Inc. in 1982, and consists of a certificate and (in the belief that first novelists are often underpaid) a check for one thousand dollars. In addition, the winner is flown to our annual convention at our expense to receive the award.
Our convention is held this year on May 22 to 25 (Memorial Day weekend) at the Marriott Hunt valley Inn.
The winner will be decided on April 25th.”
More info here.
They write: “An adventure with both brains and heart…With imagination and sympathy, Melko makes the journey genuinely exciting and leaves plenty of room for future exploits.”
Here is the full review:
The Walls of the Universe Paul Melko Tor, $25.95 (384p) ISBN 978-0-7653-1997-5
Melko (Singularity’s Ring) sends a naïve high school senior on a sharply imagined trip across divergent time lines in an adventure with both brains and heart. John Rayburn is approached by John Prime, another universe’s version of himself, who lends him a device that permits travel to parallel worlds. John realizes he’s been tricked when he can’t get back home. He stops in an almost-familiar universe to analyze the device and return to his own world, where John Prime is trying to get rich quick by “inventing” gadgets that his new home lacks. Soon the two are making friends and putting down roots, each discovering that he carries his own fundamentally empathetic, responsible personality from one universe to another. With imagination and sympathy, Melko makes the journey genuinely exciting and leaves plenty of room for future exploits. (Feb.)