LitStack Recs: Changing My Mind & Tor.com

Published on :

Changing My Mind: Occasional Essays Zadie Smith This collection of essays came about by accident, Zadie Smith tells us in the foreword, but the voice and curiosity behind it makes this read seamless and satisfying. My hope, as a reader of essays, whether the topic is snow camping or religious fanatics or Monarch butterflies, is [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – Why Do People Read Bad Books?

Published on :

Recently I’ve been reading What Makes This Book So Great, a gathering of essays by Hugo and Nebula Award winning author Jo Walton.  In it, she takes various topics regarding the science fiction and fantasy genre on which she blogged about at Tor.com, and incorporates them as essays under a single cover.  It’s a fascinating [….]

2013 Finalists for the John W. Campbell Memorial Award

Published on :

From Tor.com The Center for the Study of Science Fiction at the University of Kansas has revealed the 2013 finalists for the John W. Campbell Memorial Award for the best novel of the year. Nominees for the John W. Campbell Memorial Award: The Hydrogen Sonata, by Iain M. Banks Any Day Now, by Terry Bisson [….]

Nominees for the 2012 Shirley Jackson Awards Announced

Published on :

From our friends at Tor: In honor of the famed author of The Haunting of House and the seminal short story, “The Lottery,” the Shirely Jackson Awards focuses on works of literature which approach the fantastic and are often horror-themed. Spanning all publishing spheres, these awards frequently recognize literary and genre writers alike. The nominees [….]

LitChat Interview: Editor, Ellen Datlow

Published on :

Multiple award-winning editor Ellen Datlow has been editing science fiction, fantasy, and horror short fiction for almost thirty years. She was fiction editor of OMNI Magazine and SCIFICTION and has edited more than fifty anthologies, including the horror half of the long-running The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror. Ellen is currently tied with frequent co-editor [….]

Gaiman Celebrates National Poetry Month With An Original Piece

Published on :

New York Times bestselling author and darling of the spec fic crowd (and the world), Neil Gaiman, wrote an original poem in celebration of National Poetry Month. Published on Tor.com, Gaiman’s “House” is accompanied with an illustration by Allen Williams. The poem was acquired for Tor.com by consulting editor Ellen Datlow.   “House” Sometimes I [….]

Summary and Launch Date Released For Gaiman’s Latest Novel

Published on :

Did you hear that? That, LitStackers, was the collective squee from Gaiman fan girls and boys everywhere. Yesterday, Tor revealed the summary and release date for Neil Gaiman’s latest novel, The Ocean at the End of the Lane. The novel will be released on June 18, 2013 and is dscribed as “a fable that reshapes [….]

Macmillan’s Tor Imprint Launches DRM-Free E-Bookstore at Tor.com

Published on :

By Jeremy Greenfield, Editorial Director, Digital Book World, @JDGsaid Following its recent announcement that it will be selling its e-books without DRM starting this summer, Macmillan’s Tor/Forge science fiction and fantasy imprint has announced that it will be selling those e-books through its own store. The store at Tor.com will sell DRM-free e-books “from all of [….]