New Releases: 11/8/2011

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#Not at NYCC 2011 Sweepstakes

Tor Books is heading to New York Comic-Con!

We hope to see many of you there. Stop by booth #945 to chat or participate in one of our many events and signings.

But for those of you who couldn’t make it out to New York we wanted to offer you the chance to grab some of the same awesome swag and books that we’re bringing with us to NYCC. And better yet…here’s your chance to win some special prizes that NYCC attendees won’t be able to pick up such as an ARC of the next installment in the Dune universe – The Sisterhood of Dune by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson!

To enter for the chance to win one of these five prize bundles, leave a comment on this post telling us one fabulous thing that you’ll be doing this week while you are #NotAtComicCon.

Whether you’re stealing ancient treasure from a Faerie Queen or just out for a stroll and enjoying the fall weather, we hope that you have a great week. Here’s a peak at the books included in this sweepstakes. For a full list of prizes included in this bundle, please see the official rules

The Omen Machine by Terry Goodkind
All Men of Genius by Lev AC Rosen
After the Golden Age by Carrie Vaughn
The Faerie Ring by Kiki Hamilton
Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake
Down the Mysterly River by Bill Willingham
A Fire Upon the Deep by Vernor Vinge
Awakenings by Edward Lazellari
Dragon Age: The Stolen Throne by David Gaider
Ganymede by Cherie Priest
Inside Straight edited by George R. R. martin
Lady Lazarus by Michelle Lang
Eve: The Empyrean Age by Tony Gonzales
Halo: Evolutions vol. 2 by various authors
Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson
Old Man’s War by John Scalzi
Dracula Everlasting by Nunzio DeFillipis
Laddertop by Orson Scott Card and Emily Janis Card
Sisterhood of Dune by Kevin J. Anderson and Brian Herbert
Dear Creature by Jonathan Case

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. You must be 18 or older and a legal resident of the 50 United States or D.C. to enter. Promotion begins October 13th, 2011 at 10 a.m. ET. and ends October 16, 2011, 11:59 p.m. ET. Void in Puerto Rico and wherever prohibited by law. Please see full details and official rules go here. Sponsor: Tom Doherty Associates, LLC.

Come meet Ice-T and Coco!

Ice-T and his wife, Coco Marrow, will be signing in New York City this Sunday!

When: Sunday, October 2 , 4-6pm
Where: Hue-Man Bookstore & Cafe
Address: 2319 Frederick Douglass Blvd (Between 124th and 125th Streets)
Tel: 212-665-7400

ICE-T was born in Newark, New Jersey, and moved to Los Angeles, California. After graduating from high school he served in the United States Army for four years. He began his career as a rapper in the 1980s and was signed to Sire Records in 1987. He’s since sold more than ten million records. Ice-T formally began his acting career in the film New Jack City. He has played Detective Odafin “Fin” Tutuola on the NBC police drama Law & Order: Special Victims Unit since 2000.

NICOLE “COCO” MARROW, also known as Nicole Austin, grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Southern California. She is happily married to rapper and actor Ice-T. A former aerobics trainer, Coco has been featured in national magazines including People, Us Weekly, and Playboy and was the subject of a highly rated E! True Hollywood Story on hip-hop wives.

New Releases: 9/27/2011

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Book Trailer: The Hum and the Shiver by Alex Bledsoe

About The Hum and the Shiver: No one knows where the Tufa came from, or how they ended up in the Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee, yet when the first Europeans arrived, they were already there. Dark-haired, enigmatic, and suspicious of outsiders, the Tufa live quiet lives in the hills and valleys of Cloud County. While their origins may be lost to history, there are clues in their music—hints of their true nature buried in the songs they have passed down for generations.

Private Bronwyn Hyatt returns from Iraq wounded in body and in spirit, only to face the very things that drove her away in the first place: her family, her obligations to the Tufa, and her dangerous ex-boyfriend. But more trouble lurks in the mountains and hollows of her childhood home. Cryptic omens warn of impending tragedy, and a restless “haint” lurks nearby, waiting to reveal Bronwyn’s darkest secrets. Worst of all, Bronwyn has lost touch with the music that was once a vital part of her identity.

With death stalking her family, Bronwyn will need to summon the strength to take her place among the true Tufa and once again fly on the night winds. . . .

The Hum and the Shiver by Alex Bledsoe goes on sale next week, September 27th, 2011.

#TorChat September 2011 Sweepstakes

Did you participate in today’s #TorChat?  We hope you enjoyed it and look forward to your participation in next month’s chat on October 19th.

In the meantime, here’s your chance to win some books. One lucky winner will receive an bundle of  books from today’s special #TorChat guests. Leave a comment below to enter.

And again we’d like to thank Marie Brennan, Lev AC Rosen, and George Mann for joining us on Twitter today.

Sweepstakes closes to new entries on September, 26th. That’s the day before the release of All Men of Genius by Lev AC Rosen!

Keep your eye on our Facebook and Twitter where we will announce next month’s theme and our special guests. We’ll see you all next month!

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. You must be 18 or older and a legal resident of the 50 United States or D.C. to enter. Promotion begins September 21, 2011 at 5 p.m. ET. and ends September 26, 2011, 12:00 p.m. ET. Void in Puerto Rico and wherever prohibited by law. Please see full details and official rules go here. Sponsor: Tom Doherty Associates, LLC.

Original Sin Sweepstakes

Original Sin, the sequel to Personal Demons, releases next Tuesday (July 5th)! To celebrate, we’re giving away ten copies of Original Sin. Comment below on this post and tell us whether you’re a member of Team Luc or Team Gabe to be entered for the chance to win.

If you are forced to choose, do you pick Heaven…

…or Hell

New to the series?  Find out more about Personal Demons.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. You must be 18 or older and a legal resident of the 50 United States or D.C. to enter. Promotion begins July 1, 2011 at 10 a.m. ET. and ends July 8, 2011, 12:00 p.m. ET. Void in Puerto Rico and wherever prohibited by law. Please see full details and official rules here. Sponsor: Tom Doherty Associates, LLC.

Tor Books reveals title, cover art of first Halo novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Traviss

Veteran author of bestselling Star Wars and Gears of War novels to launch first novel in all-new trilogy in the Halo Universe

HALO: GLASSLANDS
By Karen Traviss

Tor Books, an imprint of Tom Doherty Associates, LLC—the largest publisher of science fiction in the world—are excited to reveal the title and cover of the first novel in an all-new trilogy by Karen Traviss that will explore the Halo Universe in the wake of the final events of Halo 3.  Halo novels published by Tor have sold over a million combined copies to date, and the entire Halo catalogue is now available in mass market paperback from Tor.  Along Karen’s debut Halo novel, Tor is also publishing the second novel from legendary science fiction author Greg Bear’s Halo Forerunner trilogy in 2012.  HALO: GLASSLANDS will be published on October 25, 2011. An unabridged audiobook edition will publish simultaneously with the new novel.

#1 New York Times best-selling author Karen Traviss has received critical acclaim and award nominations for her Wess’har series, as well as regularly hitting the bestseller lists with her Star Wars and Gears of War novels.  Her first foray into the Halo Universe came with “Human Weakness,” a short story from Fall 2009’s New York Times bestselling “Halo: Evolutions” anthology that introduced her to millions of new Halo fans. A former defense correspondent and TV and newspaper journalist, she lives in Wiltshire, England.

“HALO is one of the grandest, most epic science fiction stories ever told, across media,” says Tom Doherty, President and Publisher of Tor Books.  “The Halo novels are one of the most popular and well-loved genre series published this century, and we’re thrilled to have Karen to continue that grand tradition.”

HALO: GLASSLANDS, will follow-up the events and characters from Halo: Ghosts of Onyx in the wake of the final events of Halo 3.

Although Karen’s novel deals with the characters and events from ’Ghosts of Onyx,’ it’s the wonderful new characters and scenarios that she brings so vividly to life that will excite Halo fiction fans,” says Frank O’Connor, Franchise Development Director for 343 Industries. “We get an incredible opportunity to explore the Halo universe in the aftermath of the Covenant war, and unveil some mysteries and storylines that will connect readers to a compelling corner of the Halo universe. I can’t wait for readers to enjoy this book as much as we have.”

The Halo franchise is an award-winning collection of properties that have grown into a global entertainment phenomenon. Beginning with the original “Halo: Combat Evolved” for Xbox in 2001, the rich fiction of the franchise has since inspired a series of blockbuster Xbox and Xbox 360 video games, New York Times best-selling novels, comic books, action figures, apparel and more. To date, sales in the Halo franchise have eclipsed $2.3 billion. Microsoft recently dropped a bombshell on Halo fans at E3 with two big announcements. Coming Nov. 15 2011, Microsoft will release “Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary”, a spectacularly remastered version of the original “Halo” campaign bundled with some of the most beloved multiplayer maps in “Halo” history – all created in celebration of the 10th anniversary of one of the most beloved franchises in gaming history. Also announced was “Halo 4,” the hugely-anticipated next blockbuster installment that will mark the beginning of a new Halo trilogy when it releases in-stores during the 2012 holiday season.

About Tor Books

Tor Books, an imprint of Tom Doherty Associates, LLC, is a New York-based publisher of hardcover and softcover books, founded in 1980 and committed (although not limited) to SF and fantasy literature. Between an extensive hardcover and trade-softcover line, an Orb backlist program, and a stronghold in mass-market paperback, Tor annually publishes what is arguably the largest and most diverse line of science fiction and fantasy ever produced by a single English-language publisher. Books from Tor have won every major award in the SF and fantasy fields, and for the last twenty-three years in a row the company has been named Best Publisher in the Locus Poll, the largest consumer poll in SF.