Brooke Bolander Brings The Only Harmless Great Thing to NYC

Long acclaimed for her stunning short fiction, Brooke Bolander is breaking into full-length books with her heart-wrenching debut The Only Harmless Great Thing, out this month in print and ebook worldwide from Tor.com Publishing. (Read an excerpt here, and learn more about the story behind the book with this essay from Brooke.)

If you’re in the New York area, don’t miss your chance to see Brooke read from and discuss this radically visionary alternate history with authors like Maria Dahvana Headley (The Mere Wife, Magonia), Amal El-Mohtar (The Honey Month), and Sunny Moraine (Singing With All My Skin and Bone) at events in Brooklyn and Manhattan this January. Check out the details below!

January 9th, 7:00 PM
Brooke Bolander and Sunny Moraine
The New York Review of Science Fiction Readings
The Brooklyn Commons Cafe
388 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217

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Sign Up for Tor.com Publishing’s Monthly Newsletter!

Tor.com Publishing Want to keep up on the latest from Tor.com Publishing authors like Seanan McGuire, Charles Stross, Paul Cornell, Nnedi Okorafor, and many more? Sign up for the monthly Tor.com Publishing newsletter! Every last Tuesday of the month, we’ll send you news on books like Down Among the Sticks and Bones and The Delirium Brief, including sneak peeks at chapters and cover art, interviews and guest posts from our authors, and other fun features. We’ll also include recommendations for Tor.com original short stories you can read for free online, and a photo of the month from our Instagram at @TorDotComPub (which usually features cats, the Flatiron Building, or science fiction/fantasy authors!). Sign up for the newsletter here, and follow Tor.com Publishing at @TorDotComPub on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for more news on all of our titles!

Celebrate Winter Tide With Ruthanna Emrys!

emrys-wintertide You may know Ruthanna Emrys from The Lovecraft Reread here on Tor.com, or from her acclaimed short story “The Litany of Earth,” which introduced Aphra Marsh, one of the last children of Innsmouth and survivor of the internment camps into which the U.S. government forced Cthulhu’s followers in the late 1920s. Next Tuesday, Aphra returns in Ruthanna’s debut novel, Winter Tide, the launch of her new Lovecraftian fantasy series! If you’re in D.C. or Baltimore, you’ll have the chance to celebrate Winter Tide with Ruthanna when the book comes out (and you can keep track of Ruthanna’s other upcoming events and convention appearances on her website)! See full details below. Winter Tide Launch Party!
April 5th at 6:30 PM
East City Book Shop
Washington, D.C. Winter Tide Reading
April 8th at 2:00 PM
Power Plant Barnes & Noble
Baltimore, MD

Chalk–Paul Cornell’s Most Important Work–Now Has its Own Soundtrack

Chalk Paul Cornell Paul Cornell’s Chalk, the novel he calls “the heart of all my work,” comes out today in print and ebook worldwide, and now there is a perfect auditory accompaniment for your reading experience. In addition to being a compelling dark fantasy about bullying and youthful trauma, Chalk is a love letter to ‘80s pop music: one character in the book practices a form of magic based on the tunes that are topping the charts, and every teen in school is keenly aware of which musicians are in (or out) from week to week. We’ve put together a YouTube playlist of the songs featured in the book, including a few bonus hits from the era that speak to the Chalk‘s themes. Listen along to songs by David Bowie, Blondie, Kate Bush, Michael Jackson, Bananarama, Culture Club, and many more as you read (and check out those amazing vintage ...

Join Tor.com Publishing and Tor Books at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books!

2014FOB_LOGO_bubbles We’re thrilled to have several Tor.com Publishing and Tor authors on panels at this year’s Los Angeles Times Festival of Books! The Festival will be held at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles on April 22nd and 23rd, and features a wide array of authors, from Margaret Atwood to George Saunders to Roxane Gay, celebrating great books and talking about the latest happenings in literature. This year, you can see Seanan McGuire, Ellen Klages, Matt Wallace, Brian Evenson, John Scalzi, and Cory Doctorow at various events over the weekend: see more information below!  

Saturday, April 22nd

2:00pm – 3:00pm
Science Fiction & Fantasy From All Angles
With Seanan McGuire, Ellen Klages, Becky Chambers, and Sarah Kuhn
Location: Hoffman Hall, Signing Area 1
Signing to follow  

Sunday, April 23rd

12:00pm – 1:00pm
Fiction: Slightly Surreal
With Matt Wallace, Brian Evenson, Paul Tremblay, and Chuck Wendig. Moderated by ...

Congratulations to Our 2016 Nebula Award Nominees!

torcom-nebulas-top The 2016 Nebula Awards were announced yesterday by the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America, and we’re incredibly proud to have so many great books on the ballot from our first full year of publishing. Tor.com Publishing earned seven nominations for our novellas, novelettes, and short stories, and we want to congratulate all of our nominated authors for this recognition of their excellent work! Two of our Lovecraftian reads, The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor LaValle and The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe by Kij Johnson, made the list for Best Novella, as did Kai Ashante Wilson’s epic fantasy romance A Taste of Honey, S.B. Divya’s near-future cyberpunk thriller Runtime, and Seanan McGuire’s widely beloved Every Heart a Doorway—the first in her Wayward Children series, which continues with Down Among the Sticks and Bones this June. Fran Wilde’s The Jewel and Her ...
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