We have one copy of the audiobook of The Gathering Storm to give away to one lucky winner. Comment below to enter for a chance to win.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. You must be 18 or older and a legal resident of the 50 United States or D.C. to enter. Promotion begins November 26, 2012 at 10 a.m. ET. and ends November 30, 2012, 12:00 p.m. ET. Void in Puerto Rico and wherever prohibited by law. Please see full details and official rules go here. Sponsor: Tom Doherty Associates, LLC.
Welcome to the week in review! Every Friday, we comb through the links and images we found and shared this week, and pull the very best for this post. Consider it concentrated genre goodness from all around the web.
- Deviant Art user (and Whovian!) crazyfoalrus built his own TARDIS control room in his home. This is absolutely insane, and I desperately want one in my apartment.
- In Clarkesworld Magazine, author Lev AC Rosen has a heartfelt plea for genre fiction to include more queer characters: “I’m not saying every story needs a queer character. Or that it’s a writer’s responsibility to do more than tell a great story. But I do think it’s time for all of us—straight folks included—to think more about where queer characters fit into SFF.”
- Want to tour the United States without ever leaving your couch? Now you can, with this list of 50 young adult books, one for each state.
- Mary Robinette Kowal, the author of Shades of Milk and Honey and Glamour in Glass, is auctioning off a manuscript of her next novel, Without a Summer, for Hurricane Sandy relief. Check it out, and donate to a good cause. A lot of folks up here still need help.
- It’s time to start voting for your favorite books of 2012! Start with the Goodreads Choice Awards, a list of great 2012 titles to choose among, including several Tor titles, like Scalzi’s Redshirts and Card’s Shadows in Flight.
- Also announced are the nominees for RT Book Reviews Reviewers’ Choice Awards. In the science fiction category, we have Scalzi’s Redshirts; in fantasy, Tina Connolly’s Ironskin and Mary Robinette Kowal’s Glamour in Glass; and in epic fantasy, Elizabeth Bear’s Range of Ghosts. Congratulations to all the authors nominated!
- Publishers Weekly and Booklist have also come out with the Best SF/F of 2012 lists, and they share a common book: Ann and Jeff VanderMeer’s The Weird!
- Finally, you can now download free wallpaper of The Gathering Storm ebook cover.
And, just to make Friday that much sweeter, here’s a list of sweepstakes and sales we have going on!
- Goodreads First Reads: Forge of Darkness by Steven Erikson (Ends 11/18)
- Goodreads First Reads: The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan (Ends 11/27)
- Goodreads First Reads: River Road by Suzanne Johnson (Ends 11/27)
- Goodreads First Reads: All Men of Genius by Lev AC Rosen (Ends 11/27)
- Goodreads First Reads: The Inexplicables by Cherie Priest (Ends 11/27)
- Goodreads First Reads: The Rise of Ransom City by Felix Gilman (Ends 11/27)
- Steampunk Collection Sweepstakes (Ends 11/30)
See what titles are releasing over the next 3 months.
The nominees for the 2009 David Gemmell Legend Awards have been announced and three TOR titles are up for awards! Brandon Sanderson has two titles in the shortlist for Best Fantasy Novel!
The Nominees were announced on the Gemmell Award homepage, via a cool youtube video:
Please visit gemmellaward.com to check it out and see the other nominees.
Congratulations to all involved!
The Gathering Storm by Robert Jordan & Brandon Sanderson is a #1 New York Times bestseller!
Publisher Tom Doherty began working with Harriet McDougal, Robert Jordan’s widow and editor, more than forty years ago. Many people at Tor have worked with the series for more than twenty years. Still others have watched Brandon Sanderson grow from unknown writer to the amazing talent that he is today. And readers of all ages, who deserve our unending thanks, have grown up with these books and shared them with others.
Congratulations to Team Jordan and everyone involved!
REVIEWS (warning — some of these reviews may contain spoilers)
- Tor.com (Heavy spoiler alert — read at your own risk)
- Adventures in Reading
- Babel Clash
- Fantasy Literature
- Grasping for the Wind
- Keeping the Door
- Neth Space
- OF Blog of the Fallen
- Only the Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy
- Pat’s Fantasy Hotlist
- SF Examiner
- The Wertzone
The piece features great quotes from Harriet McDougal (“I do think Brandon Sanderson has a natural feeling for the ethical and moral issues of life.”) and the incomparable Brandon Sanderson (“Robert Jordan’s material ‘was like stepping into Da Vinci’s workshop after he just walked off … I know I can’t replace him. The person who should have written this book was Robert Jordan. He was the greatest fantasy writer of my generation.”)
Congratulations, Team Jordan!
Read the article here: Robert Jordan’s ‘Wheel of Time’ saga comes full circle
October 27th, 2009. Midnight Release Party. The Gathering Storm by Robert Jordan & Brandon Sanderson, Book 12 of the Wheel of Time.
Break it down, Provo, UT!! Big props to the BYU Bookstore and the Midnight Storm Leaders headed up by tech wizard Matt Hatch (Theoryland)
500+ people. Impending snow. And the Wheel of Time.
Watch as the camera snakes through the line and runs into a few people (see if you can spot Brandon Sanderson!) and Storm Leader shout-outs (dont take my shirt!)
WoT fans and Storm Leaders hang out in the stores labyrinthine line and entertain themselves with I Killed Amodean bumper stickers! Trivia games! (no spoilers)
Footage taken by: Lironah (roving filmmaker extraordinaire)
Storm Leaders from: Dragonmount
Brandon Sanderson was interviewed for the November 2009 Details Magazine, which just recently hit newsstands.
Author Robert Jordan’s unfinished Wheel of Time series has sold more than 44 million copies. Sandserson reveals how he picked up the mantle for conclusion.
By Ruth Baron
October 27, 2009
If the epic-fantasy genre seems suited only to people who play Magic: The Gathering and own Star Wars bedding, consider this: Robert Jordan’s unfinished Wheel of Time series has sold more than 44 million copies. That’s a lot of readers who were left on the edge of their seats when the author died in 2007—including Brandon Sanderson, the 33-year-old writer who was chosen by Jordan’s widow to complete the series using the notes her husband left behind. Today, Sanderson is releasing the first of the three concluding volumes, A Memory of Light: The Gathering Storm (Tor, $30), and is facing expectations from fans who make a tween girl’s passion for the Jonas brothers look like what it is: child’s play. Ruth Baron
In this epic novel, Robert Jordan’s international bestselling series begins its dramatic conclusion. Rand al’Thor, the Dragon Reborn, struggles to unite a fractured network of kingdoms and alliances in preparation for the Last Battle. As he attempts to halt the Seanchan encroachment northward–wishing he could form at least a temporary truce with the invaders–his allies watch in terror the shadow that seems to be growing within the heart of the Dragon Reborn himself.
Egwene al’Vere, the Amyrlin Seat of the rebel Aes Sedai, is a captive of the White Tower and subject to the whims of their tyrannical leader. As days tick toward the Seanchan attack she knows is imminent, Egwene works to hold together the disparate factions of Aes Sedai while providing leadership in the face of increasing uncertainty and despair. Her fight will prove the mettle of the Aes Sedai, and her conflict will decide the future of the White Tower–and possibly the world itself.
The Wheel of Time turns, and Ages come and pass. What was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow.
Meet Brandon Sanderson, and in select cities, Ms. Harriet McDougal and other members of Team Jordan!
Visit the tour website for exact times, location and other details: GatheringStormTour.com
When you get The Gathering Storm, use #TGS on twitter to share your thoughts, review, or book signing experience!
- Midnight Reviews posted on Dragonmount’s Forum
- Watch Team Jordan interviews
- Where to get The Gathering Storm
- Charleston Post & Courier Article
- When Fans Become the Book Tour’s Support Crew
- Jason from Dragonmount
- Melissa from TarValon.net
- Jennifer, JordanCon Chair
- Larry from OF Blog of the Fallen
- Brandon Sanderson
- Encyclopaedia WoT
- Age of Legends
- The Thirteenth Depository
- The Wit of the Staircase
- Read and Find Out
- WoT on Facebook
- WoT Re-Read on Tor.com
- Wheel of Time Challenge 2010
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