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
- .@scalzi's #CollapsingEmpire is a hilarious tale of humanity’s impending doom. Read @arstechnica's review:… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 2 hours ago
- RT @tordotcom: From a reanimated corpse to enemy aliens to an amnesiac vampire, these 5 stories tell the monster's side: https://t.co/5Z8X… 3 hours ago
- Read "The Scholast in the Low Waters Kingdom, " a space opera story about interstellar diplomacy from @maxgladstone… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 16 hours ago
- Nuclear disaster strikes Pennsylvania in #Fallout by Wil Mara. Start reading here: bit.ly/2o4rqoS https://t.co/wNTe1Ya5Sw 17 hours ago
- Author @iannmcdonald returns to the harshest mistress in LUNA: WOLF MOON. Read @BoingBoing's review:… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 20 hours ago
- Warbreaker Reread: Chapter 24
- Rereading The Handmaid’s Tale: Part XV-Historical Notes
- What’s in a Reboot? How 1998’s Lost in Space Prepared Me for the Onslaught of the Future
- Five Books That Tell the Monster’s Story
- A Good Horror Story Hinges on Sincerity
- It’s Time to Light The Lights: The Unrepeatable Magic of the Theater
- Star Trek The Original Series Rewatch: “The Pirates of Orion”
- Tor.com’s Lovecraftiana Sweepstakes!
- Are You Ready to Float? Check Out the New Trailer for Stephen King’s IT
- How “Tallyho!” is Not Always Applicable to Airship Battles