The Week in Review
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. Happy Friday the 13th, everyone!
- Are you at San Diego Comic-Con? Check out what Tor has going on! (Image by John Scalzi.)
- USA Today tackles the steampunk trend and talks to author Lev AC Rosen.
- The New York Times profiles John Scalzi!
- Tor.com has wallpaper from Winter’s Heart available for download.
- Tor Books is proud to present the third Halo novel by Greg Bear, Halo: Silentium.
- io9 has a wonderful list of great opening sentences from classic fantasy novels.
- A ring that belonged to Jane Austen recently sold at auction for 150,000 pounds. That kind of dedicated Austen fan might enjoy checking out Mary Robinette Kowal‘s books too!
The Tor/Forge newsletter went out this week! Check out these fascinating articles from our authors:
- How to Keep Smiling After the End of the World as We Know It by David Brin
- Haunted Mansions and Eclipses by Marta Acosta
- It’s Not All A Beautiful Mind by Dan Wells
- Johnny Hiro: Half Asian, All Hero Sneak Peek, written and illustrated by Fred Chao
- Finding Research Treasure by D. B. Jackson
And, just to make Friday that much sweeter, here’s a list of sweepstakes and sales we have going on!
- Not at San Diego Comic-Con Sweepstakes (Ends 7/16)
- Kitty’s Big Trouble by Carrie Vaughn (Ends 7/17)
- Johnny Hiro: Half Asian, All Hero written and illustrated by Fred Chao (Ends 7/18)
- The Dragon Reborn by Robert Jordan (Ends 7/27)
- Kitty Steals the Show by Carrie Vaughn (Ends 7/31)
- The Other Woman by Hank Phillippi Ryan (Ends 8/10)
- Urban Fantasy Sweepstakes (Ends 8/3)
- An Editor’s Dirty Little Secret
- On a Bus to New York
- Sister, Healer, Soldier, Spy
- Tor/Forge Blog is Moving to a New Domain
- The Week in Review
- Not at New York Comic-Con Sweepstakes
- Starred Review: Ask Not by Max Allan Collins
- New Releases: 10/8/2013
- Goodreads Sweepstakes: Watcher of the Dark by Joseph Nasisse
- Tor Books Announces Programming for New York Comic-Con 2013
- Looking for a fantasy story to read? Try "Losing Heart Among the Tall," a Stormwrack novelette by @AlyxDellamonica:… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 7 hours ago
- Here’s a chance to win #SeventhSun, @KentLesterAuth’s new scientific thriller: bit.ly/2kMg0p9 https://t.co/N6zpdLRKX4 11 hours ago
- RT @BNSciFi: We talk with @veschwab about A CONJURING OF LIGHT, her Hogwarts house, & writing fantasy that lights up the world. https://t.c… 14 hours ago
- RT @NASA: New record! We’ve found 7 Earth-sized planets around a single star outside our solar system; 3 in habitable zone: https://t.co/Gg… 14 hours ago
- FINN FANCY NECROMANCY author @randyauthor on seeing a familiar town from a new point of view:… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 15 hours ago
- Reunion Tour: Kings of the Wyld by Nicholas Eames
- Five Books About Trolls
- Urban Legends of Ancient Egypt: Gene Wolfe’s “Lord of the Land”
- Astronomers Find 7 Earth-Sized Exoplanets Orbiting One Star
- V.E. Schwab Prize Pack Sweepstakes!
- Malazan Reread of the Fallen: Forge of Darkness, Prelude
- The Grisha Trilogy Reread: Ruin and Rising, Part Three
- Catch a FIYAH: Notes on Building a Black Speculative Fiction Revolution
- Losing Heart Among the Tall
- A Peculiar Coat, Four Years Later