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The Week in Review

September 6, 2013 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.

  • Unfortunately, the weekend, and this week, weren’t all good news. Frederik Pohl and A.C. Crispin have both died. Both will be greatly missed.
  • Check out this wonderful trailer for “Flight From Shadow,” a fan-made movie set in the world of The Wheel of Time.
  • WorldCon wasn’t the only convention last weekend – it was also Dragon*Con, a fan convention that’s become incredibly well known for its elaborate cosplay. Epbot’s Jen has shared some of her favorite cosplay from the con. Don’t forget to check out her own White Rabbit cosplay!

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

New eBook Release: A Memory of Light by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson

April 9, 2013 Leave a comment

A Memory of Light by Robert Jordan and Brandon SandersonAbout A Memory of Light: Since 1990, when Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time® burst on the world with its first book, The Eye of the World, readers have been anticipating the final scenes of this extraordinary saga, which has sold over forty million copies in over thirty languages.

When Robert Jordan died in 2007, all feared that these concluding scenes would never be written. But working from notes and partials left by Jordan, established fantasy writer Brandon Sanderson stepped in to complete the masterwork. WithThe Gathering Storm (Book 12) and Towers of Midnight (Book 13) behind him, both of which were # 1 New York Times hardcover bestsellers, Sanderson now re-creates the vision that Robert Jordan left behind.

Edited by Jordan’s widow, who edited all of Jordan’s books, A Memory of Light will delight, enthrall, and deeply satisfy all of Jordan’s legions of readers.

The Wheel of Time turns, and Ages come and pass.
What was, what will be, and what is,
may yet fall under the Shadow.
Let the Dragon ride again on the winds of time.

See upcoming releases.

The Rithmatist Sweepstakes

April 1, 2013 1,624 comments

Rithmatist prize pack

The Rithmatist releases May 14 but we have a chance for you to win one of six advance reading copies now. And that’s not all, winners will also get a Rithmatist goody bag filled with chalk and a Memory of Light backpack! 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 April 1, 2013 at 9 a.m. ET. and ends April 5, 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.

#TorChat January 2013 Sweepstakes

January 23, 2013 115 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 February 20th!

In the meantime, here’s your chance to win a prize! Two lucky winners will receive an advance reading copy of The Rithmatist, plus A Memory of Light bag and iPhone cover. Leave a comment below to enter.

#TorChat Jan 2013 Prize

And again we’d like to thank Brandon Sanderson for joining us on Twitter today.

Sweepstakes closes to new entries on January 30th at noon.

And don’t forget to come and join us next month, on February 20th, 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 January 23, 2013 at 4:30 p.m. ET. and ends January 30, 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.

A Memory of Light is a #1 New York Times bestseller!

January 16, 2013 5 comments

A Memory of Light by Robert Jordan and Brandon SandersonA Memory of Light, the final book in The Wheel of Time series, has debuted at #1 on the New York Times Hardcover Fiction Bestsellers list.

Congratulations Brandon, Team Jordan, and everyone involved!

Computers Made It Easier

January 7, 2013 17 comments

Written by Harriet McDougal

Computers made it easier. Actually, first an electric typewriter made it easier. Robert Jordan was an engineer by training, and he really liked a clean typescript. He had begun by writing by hand on yellow legal pads, and when he switched to a typewriter he called his work “typing” rather than “writing.” This lasted for a while. He said, at one point, “The only difference between my work and that of a typist is that I have to make up what I type.” But of course he loved it.

And then computers entered our lives. I worked on a TRS-80, eventually adding an external drive; he cleverly bought an Apple III – a dog of a machine, which still contains some files we have never been able to access. Now that his papers and that machine are in the Addlestone Library of the College of Charleston, the archivists may be able to pry the information out.

Then there came the days of compatible laptops, so that he could finish a chapter in his machine and give me the disk to read in my machine. I recall one book we finished this way in the Murray Hill Hotel, an easy jump from Tor’s offices in the Flatiron building. When the chapter was ready I would jump in a taxi with my laptop to turn it in to Tor – then gallop back to the hotel for more editing.

We were doing that because the book was late. Weren’t they all? Tom Doherty performed miracles in getting the books produced in no time at all. But what Robert Jordan did under the pressure of deadlines – even if he missed them, the pressure was THERE – seems, as I look back, to be little short of miraculous, too.

He began all his books with the wind blowing. Breath, to instill life into his characters. In the Bible, Job 33:4 says, “The Spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty hath given me life.” When other writers would talk of their characters taking on life of their own, and controlling the story, he said, “I am an Old Testament creator: My fist is in the middle of my characters’ lives.”

Oh, dear, dear man. And what a creator he was! And, as Scott Card said of The Eye of the World, what a powerful vision of good and evil.

On January 8 you will see the final turning of his powerful vision. It comes to you with his love. And mine.

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Lord of Chaos Audiobook Sweepstakes

July 9, 2012 176 comments

We have one copy of Lord of Chaos audiobook 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 July 9, 2012 at 10 a.m. ET. and ends July 13, 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.