In Remembrance – Four Years Gone: An Interview with Jay Lake

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            “I love whom I love, and I am loved by more people than I will ever know. Love keeps me going through the pain and loss. This is not a desert, just a tired landscape overwritten by years of struggle and the footprints of a thousand people who helped [….]

LitStack Recs: Changing My Mind & Tor.com

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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 [….]

Win a Copy of ‘The World of the End’ by Ofir Touché Gafla

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We’re so pleased to offer The World of the End as a giveaway from our friends at Tor books. Synopsis As an epilogist, Ben Mendelssohn appreciates an unexpected ending. But when that denouement is the untimely demise of his beloved wife, Ben is incapable of coping. Marian was more than his life partner; she was [….]

Featured Author Interview: Mary Robinette Kowal

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We’d like to thank Mary Robinette Kowal and the fine folks at Tor for letting us feature her novels this month. In case you’ve missed any of the reviews, be sure to check them out here, here and here. We sat down with Mary to discuss her affinity for vintage typewriters, the Regency era and how [….]

HarperCollins to Publish Neil Gaiman’s “Make Good Art” Speech, Designed by Chip Kidd

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From Tor.com: While still in the early stages of our Neil Gaiman reread, Magic and Good Madness, (look out for our Sandman reread starting this month!) we are nonetheless always excited to hear about Gaiman’s upcoming publications. HarperCollins has just announced they will be creating a beautiful print edition of Gaiman’s inspirational “Make Good Art” [….]

Terry Pratchett Reveals He Will Hand Off Discworld to His Daughter

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From Stubby at Tor:  Fantasy fans have been quite nervous since 2007, when Sir Terry Pratchett was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Pratchett is still active as ever, of course, but the question stood for some time—who will handle his beloved Discworld series when he’s no longer able to write them? Will this be the last of [….]

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

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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 [….]