New Cover Art for Cassandra Clare’s Infernal Devices Trilogy!

Clockwork Angel Cassandra Clare

We're pleased to reveal the covers for Cassandra Clare's Infernal Devices trilogy of Shadowhunter novels—these new editions will be available September 1st from Simon & Schuster! See the full covers for Clockwork Angel, Clockwork Prince, and Clockwork Princess below, and hear more about the process of creating the art from designer Russel Gordon and illustrator Cliff Neilsen.

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Werewolves and Other Beasts: Our Pop Quiz Interview with Lane Smith

Lane Smith

Welcome back to The Pop Quiz at the End of the Universe, a recurring series here on featuring some of our favorite science fiction and fantasy authors, artists, and others!

Today we’re joined by Lane Smith, author and illustrator of a bunch of stuff, including It’s a Book; John, Paul, George & Ben; and Madam President. His titles with Jon Scieszka have included the Caldecott Honor-winner The Stinky Cheese Man; The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs; Math Curse; and Science Verse. Lane’s latest book, the paranormal werewolf story Return to Augie Hobble, is available now from Roaring Brook Press.

Join us to learn which gravelly-voiced singer is a perfect fit for Lane’s illustrated books!

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Notice: Regular Users Should Save Bookmarks, Photos, and Shoutbox Threads

Just a quick reminder: is currently undergoing a redesign that will include the closure of the site features that allow users to save photos, bookmarks, and shoutbox messages to their accounts. Users who wish to back-up any of the content in these features should do so by Wednesday, May 13th.

The new and improved version of the site will be shinier, faster, and easier to use, but we don't want you to lose anything important as we make the switch—thanks!

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Announcing the 2015 Finalists for the John W. Campbell Memorial Award!

John W. Campbell Memorial Award finalists is pleased to announce that the Center for the Study of Science Fiction at the University of Kansas has revealed the 2015 finalists for the John W. Campbell Memorial Award for the best novel of the year. The nominees include five Tor novels: A Darkling Sea by James L. Cambias, Afterparty by Daryl Gregory, The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu, Lock In by John Scalzi, and Echopraxia by Peter Watts. Congratulations to them, and to all the other nominees!

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Tor to Publish The Geek Feminist Revolution by Kameron Hurley

Kameron HurleyTor Books is very excited to announce The Geek Feminist Revolution by double Hugo Award-winning essayist and author Kameron Hurley.

The book collects dozens of Hurley’s essays on feminism, geek culture, and her experiences and insights as a genre writer, including “We Have Always Fought,” which won the 2013 Hugo for Best Related Work.  The Geek Feminist Revolution will also feature several entirely new essays written specifically for this volume. 

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Announcing the 2014 Bram Stoker Award Winners

2014 Bram Stoker Award winnersThe Horror Writers Association, the premier organization of writers and publishers of horror and dark fantasy, announced the winners of the 2014 Bram Stoker Award® during the World Horror Convention on May 9. The winners included Ellen Datlow, Jonathan Maberry, Usman T. Malik, and more.

“The past year had its challenges,” said HWA President Lisa Morton, referring to the passing of her predecessor Rocky Wood in 2014. “But on a night like this, we are reminded of the amazing talent in horror. The men and women honored tonight helped make 2014 an extraordinary year for the horror genre.”

Morton also announced the launch of StokerCon, an annual horror convention presented by the HWA. “When the HWA formed thirty years ago, the organization was small,” she said. “Over the last three decades, we’ve witnessed an explosive growth in horror. It seemed only natural for the premier association of horror ...

Check Out Shan Jiang’s Gorgeous Artwork for The Man in the High Castle

The Man in the High Castle Folio Society

The Folio Society will be publishing a new edition of Philip K. Dick’s Hugo award-winning novel The Man in the High Castle! Considered by many to be Dick’s greatest novel, this edition features the work of artist Shanghai-born Shan Jiang, lead illustrator at the design group Shotopop. His graphic images, strongly influenced by Japanese manga, channels the text’s melding of cultures.

We’re thrilled to share the full cover below, plus some of Jiang’s interior illustrations!

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