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.
- The final Ender’s Game trailer has premiered!
- io9 wants to know what fantasy world has the best magic system, in books, movies, or TV. We, of course, are voting for Brandon Sanderon’s allomancy. Join the discussion on our Facebook page.
- Tor.com can now encase everyone in carbonite. I think I’ll start working from home, so they don’t manage to sneak up behind me…
- Now that Little Brother has been chosen as the One City One Book title for San Francisco this year, they’ve also announced a Little Brother Scavenger Hunt!
- This week’s Throwback Thursday post is from Ben Bova. Here’s Mars Life: Mankind’s Future in Space.
- Congratulations to Blake Charlton, the author of Spellwright and Spellbound, who has been announced as the Pinnacle Award winner by the International Dyslexia Association!
The Tor/Forge newsletter went out this week! Check out these fascinating articles from our authors:
- Researching the Back Story by Lara Parker
- How Ya Gonna Keep ’em Down on the Farm Once They’ve Seen Paree? by Phillipa Bornikova
- August Grab Bag Sweepstakes
And, just to make Friday that much sweeter, here’s a list of sweepstakes and sales we have going on!
- Goodreads First Reads: UFO Hunters by William J. Birnes (Ends 8/13)
- Goodreads First Reads: The Wrong Girl by Hank Phillippi Ryan (Ends 8/14)
- Goodreads First Reads: Delia’s Shadow by Jaime Lee Moyer (Ends 8/21)
- Goodreads First Reads: The One-Eyed Man by L. E. Modesitt, Jr. (Ends 8/22)
- Goodreads Giveaway: Golden Dawn by Thomas M. Kostigen (Ends 8/22)
- Goodreads First Reads: Vicious by V. E. Schwab (Ends 8/27)
- Goodreads First Reads: The Incrementalists by Steven Brust and Skyler White (Ends 8/28)
- August Grab Bag Sweepstakes (Ends 8/31)
- eBook Sale: First Daughter, by Eric Van Lustbader, is on sale for $2.99 (Ends 9/6)
- eBook Sale: The Legions of Fire, by David Drake, is on sale for $2.99 (Ends 9/6)
- 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
- #SevenSurrenders author @Ada_Palmer on writing a future in which you choose your own nation: bit.ly/2nyH53w https://t.co/DrUHE3mT9A 1 hour ago
- Like political thrillers and spy novels? @SmartBitches recommends #Amberlough by @larazontally:… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 5 hours ago
- RT @JCareyAuthor: Ask Me Anything over on the Reddit Fantasy forum today! reddit.com/r/Fantasy/comm… 5 hours ago
- Get a FREE download of The Way of Kings ebook, the 1st book of @BrandSanderson’s Stormlight Archive! US & Can only.… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 6 hours ago
- RT @tordotcom: .@veschwab's SHADES OF MAGIC series "challenges us to examine the grey spaces that exist between good and evil." https://t.c… 7 hours ago
- Do You Hear the Magicians Sing? “Lesser Evils”
- Skullsworn: Prologue
- Heroic Choices are Never Easy. The Expanse: “The Weeping Somnambulist”
- Questioning History Through Fairy Tale: Anatole France’s The Seven Wives of Bluebeard
- Working Dogs: Revealing the Cover for An Oath of Dogs
- Eternamente: Luna: Wolf Moon by Ian McDonald
- “Now I’m Awake”: Watch the Full-Length Trailer for The Handmaid’s Tale
- Warbreaker Reread: Chapter 23
- Rereading The Handmaid’s Tale: Parts XIII-XIV
- Shades of London: Why You Should Be Reading V.E. Schwab’s Shades of Magic