Listen to Steal the Stars Episode 3: “Turndown Service”

Tor Labs Steal the Stars preview audio drama Mac Rogers

Steal the Stars is the story of Dakota Prentiss and Matt Salem, two government employees guarding the biggest secret in the world: a crashed UFO. Despite being forbidden to fraternize, Dak and Matt fall in love and decide to escape to a better life on the wings of an incredibly dangerous plan: they’re going to steal the alien body they’ve been guarding and sell the secret of its existence.

If you haven’t yet listened to Tor Labs’ sci-fi noir audio drama written by Mac Rogers and produced by Gideon Media, you can read our non-spoiler review and catch up on Episode 1: “Warm Bodies” and Episode 2: “Three Dogs.” Then click through for this week’s installment, in which we learn how to survive the Harp and just what “Turndown Service” is…

When they find out the man who runs Sierra is paying them a surprise visit, Dak and Matt have ...

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Read Brandon Sanderson’s Oathbringer, Stormlight Archive Book 3, for Free on Tor.com!

Oathbringer serialization Tor.com

Oathbringer, the eagerly-awaited third installment of Brandon Sanderson’s epic Stormlight Archive fantasy series, arrives on bookshelves on November 14, 2017. Fans of the series can start reading it here on Tor.com for free, starting on Tuesday, August 22!

Tor.com will be hosting a weekly serialization of Oathbringer, leading all the way up to the release day. Every Tuesday, readers will be able to read the next three chapters of Book 3 of the Stormlight Archive, starting with the Prologue: “To Weep” on August 22, then continuing on August 29 with Chapters 1 through 3, and onward up to Chapter 32!

Yes, that’s a lot of the book.

But it’s not nearly all of the book.

Every installment of the serialization will be collected here in the Oathbringer index.

Happy reading! We’ll see you back here bright and early on August 22!

Announcing the 2017 Hugo Award Winners

2017 Hugo Award winners announced

The winners of the 2017 Hugo Awards have been announced! You can read the full list below. [Note: This article is being updated as winners are announced.]

The 2017 Hugo Awards were presented on the evening of Friday, August 11, 2017 at a ceremony at the 75th World Science Fiction Convention in Helsinki, Finland. With 108 finalists, this was the most extensive Hugo ballot on record. 3319 valid ballots, the second highest in the history of the award, were received and counted from the members of the 2016, 2017, and 2018 World Science Fiction Conventions. This year’s award statue base was designed by Helsinki-based artist Eeva Jokinen.

This also marked the year that the Hugo Award was certified by the Guinness Book of World Records as the longest running Science Fiction Award ever!

All winners are in bold.

 

Hugo Award statues

Best Novel 

  • All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders (Tor Books ...

Listen to Steal the Stars Episode 2: “Three Dogs”

Tor Labs Steal the Stars preview audio drama Mac Rogers

Steal the Stars is the story of Dakota Prentiss and Matt Salem, two government employees guarding the biggest secret in the world: a crashed UFO. Despite being forbidden to fraternize, Dak and Matt fall in love and decide to escape to a better life on the wings of an incredibly dangerous plan: they’re going to steal the alien body they’ve been guarding and sell the secret of its existence.

If you haven’t yet listened to Tor Labs’ sci-fi noir audio drama written by Mac Rogers and produced by Gideon Media, you can read our non-spoiler review and catch up on Episode 1: “Warm Bodies.” This week’s installment picks up right where last week’s left off, and it’s a doozy…

As Dak and Matt try to extinguish their forbidden relationship before it starts, we meet Lloyd, a brilliant xenobiologist who’s about to risk his life in a dangerous encounter with ...

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13 Fantasies Inspired by Legends from the British Isles

For centuries the myths and legends of Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and England have carried down through stories told around firesides, in halls, and finally transcribed and adapted in the pages of books—from The Mabinogion to The Lord of the Rings to The Once and Future King. We’ve gathered some of our favorite tales, some modern, and some quite ancient, to celebrate the Celtic spirit. The list is by no means exhaustive, so be sure to add your own picks in the comments!   The Forest LairdJack Whyte

William Wallace waits for death. He lead his fellow Scots in a mighty fight against England, but now, caught by his enemies, he will be hanged, then drawn and quartered. He receives one visitor, a Scottish priest who hears his confession. Whyte’s novel gives us that confession, a tale of revolution, love, patriotism, and freedom, but most important, it takes us ...

All the New Genre-Bending Books Coming Out in August

In this month’s genre-bending titles, you’ll find demons in the internet, ghosts in houses, prophecies in the north, and spellbooks in the woods. Natasha Pulley returns with The Bedlam Stacks; Patrick Hemstreet continues his God Wave series; Moïra Fowley-Doyle’s Irish teens find a Spellbook of the Lost and Found; and, in Brian Allan Carr’s Sip, people start getting drunk on their own shadows. (Don’t try this at home, kids.) Keep track of all the new releases here. Note: All title summaries are taken and/or summarized from copy provided by the publisher.  

WEEK ONE

Secondborn (Secondborn #1)—Amy A. Bartol (August 1, 47North)
On Transition Day, the second child in every family is taken by the government and forced into servitude. Roselle St. Sismode’s eighteenth birthday arrives with harsh realizations: she’s to become a soldier for the Fate of Swords military arm of the Republic during the ...

Barnes & Noble Booksellers Picks for August

For nearly two decades, Jim Killen has served as the science fiction and fantasy book buyer for Barnes & Noble. Every month on Tor.com and the B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog, Jim shares his curated list of the month’s can’t-miss new SFF releases.   Hyperion, by Dan Simmons
(August 15, Del Rey—Paperback) Structured similarly to Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, Simmons’ award-winning sci-fi classic is a singular creation in a singular universe, starting slowly and building into one of the most fully-realized space operas ever created. Filled with fascinating, flawed characters, it tells the tale of a humanity that has formed an arrogant, galaxy-spanning Hegemony after ruining planet Earth. Into this sprawling comes the Shrike, one of the most memorable creations inmodern SF—a creature assembled from razor blades, half-organic, half-mechanical, able to control the flow of time, a deity worshiped by several cults. Across four books, The Hyperion Cantos ...