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Not at New York Comic-Con Sweepstakes

October 10, 2013 531 comments

Tor Books is heading to New York Comic-Con!

We hope to see many of you there. Stop by Booth #2223 to say hi or to participate in one of our many events and signings.

But for those of you who couldn’t make it out to New York, we wanted to offer you the chance to grab some of the same amazing swag and books that we’re promoting at #NYCC. To enter for the chance to win one of these three prize bundles, leave a comment on this post telling us one fabulous thing that you’ll be doing this week while you are #NotAtComicCon.

Here’s a look at the prize:

And here’s a list of what’s included in each prize bundle:

  • Wheel of Time iPhone cover
  • The Way of Kings quote magnets
  • After the Golden Age by Carrie Vaughn
  • Among Others by Jo Walton
  • Antigoddess by Kendare Blake
  • Article 5 by Kristen Simmons
  • Attack of the Vampire Weenies by David Lubar
  • The Clockwork Sky by Madeleine Rosca
  • Cold City by F. Paul Wilson
  • Dragon Age Asunder by David Gaider
  • Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
  • The Eye of the World: The Graphic Novel: Vol One
  • The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan
  • Gardens of the Moon by Steven Erikson
  • Girl Genius Omnibus Volume One by Phil Foglio and Kaja Foglio
  • Halo: The Thursday War by Nancy Traviss
  • Ironskin by Tina Connolly
  • Johnny Hiro: The Skills to Pay the Bills by Fred Chao
  • Old Man’s War by John Scalzi
  • The Omen Machine by Terry Goodkind
  • Paul of Dune by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson
  • Range of Ghosts by Elizabeth Bear
  • Three Parts Dead by Max Gladstone
  • Vicious by V.E. Schwab
  • The Waking Engine by David Edison
  • The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson
  • Wide Open by Deborah Coates
  • Wild Cards I edited by George R. R. Martin

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A purchase does not improve your chances of winning. Sweepstakes open to legal residents of 50 United States, D.C., and Canada (excluding Quebec), who are 18 as of the date of entry. To enter, leave a comment below beginning at 10:00 AM Eastern Time (ET) Wednesday, October 10, 2013. Sweepstakes ends at 12:00 PM ET Monday, October 14, 2013. Void outside the United States and Canada and where prohibited by law. Please see full details and official rules here. Sponsor: Tom Doherty Associates, LLC, 175 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10010.

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Not at San Diego Comic-Con Sweepstakes

July 18, 2013 779 comments

Tor Books is heading to San Diego Comic-Con!

We hope to see many of you there. Stop by Booth #2707 to say hi or to participate in one of our many events and signings.

But for those of you who couldn’t make it out to California, we wanted to offer you the chance to grab some of the same amazing swag and books that we’re promoting at #SDCC. To enter for the chance to win one of these five prize bundles, leave a comment on this post telling us one fabulous thing that you’ll be doing this week while you are #NotAtComicCon. Whether you’re battling Dragon Army, matching wits with Tyrion Lannister, or chauffeuring your kids to soccer practice, we hope that you have a wonderful week.

Here’s a look at the prize:

And here’s a list of what’s included in each prize bundle:

    • Ender’s Game movie poster
    • Ender’s Game T-shirt and cap
    • Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
    • The Way of Kings quote magnets
    • Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake
    • Article 5 by Kristen Simmons
    • The Eternity Artifact by L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
    • The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan
    • The Eye of the World: The Graphic Novel: Volume 3 based on the novel by Robert Jordan, written by Chuck Dixon, and illustrated by Marcio Fiorito and Francis Nuguit
    • Forge of Darkness by Steven Erikson
    • Girl Genius Omnibus Volume One by Phil Foglio and Kaja Foglio
    • Halo: Glasslands by Karen Traviss
    • Homeland by Cory Doctorow
    • The Hum and the Shiver by Alex Bledsoe
    • The Human Division by John Scalzi
    • Hunters of Dune by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson
    • Ironskin by Tina Connolly
    • Johnny Hiro: Half Asian, All Hero by Fred Chao
    • London Falling by Paul Cornell
    • The Omen Machine by Terry Goodkind
    • River Road by Suzanne Johnson
    • Sea Change by S. M. Wheeler
    • The Walking Dead by Robert Kirkman and Jay Bonansinga
    • Wild Cards I edited by George R. R. Martin

Plus, one winner will receive this display exclusive – a Redshirts booth poster!

Redshirts SDCC Booth Display Poster

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 July 18, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. ET. and ends July 22, 2013, 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.

The Week in Review

November 9, 2012 Leave a comment

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.
  • 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!

And, just to make Friday that much sweeter, here’s a list of sweepstakes and sales we have going on!

#TorChat October 2012 Sweepstakes

October 17, 2012 55 comments

Did you participate in today’s #TorChat? We hope you enjoyed it and look forward to your participation in next month’s chat on November 14th!

In the meantime, here’s your chance to win some amazing books! Two lucky winners will receive copies of Three Parts Dead, Ironskin, and In a Fix. Leave a comment below to enter.

And again we’d like to thank Max Gladstone, Tina Connolly, and Linda Grimes for joining us on Twitter today.

Sweepstakes closes to new entries on October 24th at noon.

And don’t forget to come and join us next month, on November 14th, at 4 PM Eastern!

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 October 17, 2012 at 4:30 p.m. ET. and ends October 24, 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.

October #TorChat Lineup Revealed

October 15, 2012 Leave a comment

This month, #TorChat is talking about firsts—first novels, that is. Joining us on October 17th from 4 to 5 PM EST are Max Gladstone, Tina Connolly, and Linda Grimes, to talk about their debut novels!

Tor Books (@torbooks) is thrilled to announce the October #TorChat, part of a monthly series of genre-themed, hour-long chats created by Tor Books and hosted on Twitter.

This month, #TorChat is talking about firsts—as in, first novels. We’ll be chatting with three debut authors who’ve just published their very first genre fiction books. Joining us to talk about how all their dreams will come true are Max Gladstone, the author of Three Parts Dead, a combination fantasy and legal thriller featuring dead gods and chain-smoking priests; Tina Connolly, whose Ironskin is a retelling of Jane Eyre set during the aftermath of a massive fae war; and Linda Grimes, the author of In a Fix, an urban fantasy featuring the aura adaptor extraordinaire Ciel Halligan. These three authors will be chatting with fans about how it feels to get their first novel published, their path to publication, and what happens once the book is out there in the world.

The chat will be loosely moderated by Digital Marketing Manager Cassandra Ammerman (@leanoir). We hope that fantasy fans and aspiring writers will follow the chat and join in using the Twitter hashtag #TorChat!

About the Authors
MAX GLADSTONE (@maxgladstone) went to Yale, where he studied Chinese and wrote a short story that became a finalist in the Writers of the Future competition. He has taught in southern Anhui, wrecked a bicycle in Angkor Wat, and been thrown from a horse in Mongolia. Three Parts Dead is his first novel. It published on October 2nd.

TINA CONNOLLY (@tinaconnolly) lives in Portland with her husband and toddler. Her stories have appeared in Strange Horizons, Fantasy Magazine, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Highlights Magazine, and the anthology Unplugged: Year’s Best Online SF 2008. Connolly is a frequent reader for Escape Pod and Podcastle, and works as a face painter, which means a glitter-filled house is an occupational hazard. Ironskin, her first novel, published on October 2nd.

LINDA GRIMES (@linda_grimes) grew up in Texas, where she taught high school English to students who were more interested in heckling her at the theater where she moonlighted than in learning to conjugate verbs. Like her globetrotting main character, Linda has spent her share of time overseas, where, among other things, she witnessed—up close and personal—a police takedown of a purse snatcher in Paris, became a bit too acquainted with a gun-running couple in Ireland (through a misunderstanding while breaking into the ruins of a castle closed for the season), and almost froze to death in an ice cave in Switzerland. She has since decided that writing is slightly less hazardous than travel. Her first novel, In a Fix, published on September 4th.

About #Torchat
#TorChat is a genre-themed, hour-long chat series created by Tor Books and hosted on Twitter. Guest authors join fans in lively, informative and entertaining discussions of all that’s hot in genre fiction, 140 characters at a time, from 4 – 5 PM EST on the third Wednesday of every month. Each #TorChat revolves around a different genre topic of interest, often of a timely nature, and strives to provide a new media opportunity for readers to connect with their favorite authors.

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 25 years in a row in the Locus Poll, the largest consumer poll in SF.

The Week in Review

October 5, 2012 1 comment

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.

  • Awesome indie store Word in Brooklyn has a video contest for Cory Doctorow’s Pirate Cinema! Check out rules and how to enter on Word’s tumblr.
  • It’s Steampunk Week on Tor.com! Check out the great posts they’ve been putting up all week.

The Tor/Forge newsletter went out this week! Check out these fascinating articles from our authors:

And, just to make Friday that much sweeter, here’s a list of sweepstakes and sales we have going on!