SFF Holiday Sweepstakes

SFF Holiday Sweeps Collections

Want to make your shelves the envy of genre fans everywhere this holiday season? We’re offering the chance to win your choice of boxes of sci-fi or fantasy novels, from authors like John Scalzi, Brandon Sanderson, Elizabeth Bear, and more. Sign up for the Tor Newsletter for you chance to win now!

And don’t forget to let us know which collection you’d like to win below.

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Short Story Collection Sweepstakes

Short Story Holiday Collection

We’re offering the chance for one lucky reader to win this collection of amazing anthologies.

Comment below to enter for a chance to win.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A purchase does not improve your chances of winning. Sweepstakes open to legal residents of 50 United States, D.C., and Canada (excluding Quebec), who are 18 as of the date of entry. To enter, leave a comment here beginning at 11:00 AM Eastern Time (ET) December 8, 2014. Sweepstakes ends at 12:00 PM ET December 12, 2014. Void outside the United States and Canada and where prohibited by law. Please see full details and official rules here. Sponsor: Tom Doherty Associates, LLC, 175 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10010. Sponsor: Tom Doherty Associates, LLC, 175 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10010.

New Releases: 11/25/2014

Box Office Poison by Phillipa BornikovaDangerous Women Vol. 3 edited by George R.R. Martin and Gardner DozoisDreams of the Golden Age by Carrie VaughnThe Land Across by Gene WolfeMonsters of the Earth by David DrakeRising Sun, Falling Shadow by Daniel KallaRogue Warrior: Curse of the Infidel by Richard Marcinko and Jim DeFeliceWild Cards III: Jokers Wild by George R. R. Martin and Wild Cards Trust

AND

The Soprano Sorceress by L. E. Modesitt, Jr.

See upcoming releases.

New Releases: 10/28/2014

Alice in the Country of Joker: Circus and Liars Game Vol. 6 by QuinRose; art by Mamenosuke FujimaruDangerous Women Vol. 2 edited by George R.R. Martin and Gardner DozoisEsrever Doom by Piers AnthonyThe Eye of the World: The Graphic Novel, Volume Three based on the novel by Robert Jordan, written by Chuck Dixon, illustrated by Marcio Fiorito and Francis NuguitLong Remember by MacKinlay Kantor; with an introduction by Jeff M. ShaaraThe Midnight Plan of the Repo Man by W. Bruce CameronPoison Pill by Glenn KaplanRedDevil 4 by Eric C. LeuthardtThe Man From Bar-20 and Johnny Nelson by Clarence E. MulfordThe Tree of Water by Elizabeth Haydon See upcoming releases.

From the Archives: Unexpected Dangers

Dangerous Women edited by George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois

Written by Brandon Sanderson

What makes a woman dangerous? Well, what makes a person dangerous?

To me, the best kind of danger—which is, in a way, also the worst kind—is unexpected. It’s that twisted kind of dangerous that takes something familiar and safe and reveals it as something deadly. Wolves are frightening. To me, a loyal pet going mad and killing a child is ten times more terrifying.

For the Dangerous Women anthology, I wanted to find a way to express this unexpected sort of danger. I didn’t want a lean, professional assassin or a warrior in her prime, dangerous though those characters might be. I wanted something closer to home, a blend of the expected and unexpected. That is where I found Silence Montane.

The first name is one I ran across while reading puritan names. It was the second piece of the puzzle, as it raised questions. Who names their daughter Silence, and what does it imply? What is it like to grow up with this name? The answers built into the concept of a stout pioneer woman who ran an inn on the frontier, drawing the seediest criminals the land had to offer. She’d then track them after they left her inn and murder them for their bounties.

Familiar, yet unexpected. Kindly, yet deadly. The story turned out better than I could have hoped, and I’m thrilled to have had the chance—and the prompting—to write it.

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More from the October Tor/Forge newsletter:

New Releases: 9/30/2014

Ask Not by Max Allan CollinsBeloved Enemy by Eric Van LustbaderDangerous Women 1 edited by George R.R. Martin and Gardner DozoisEnergized by Edward M. LernerThe Spirit of the Border and The Last Trail by Zane GreyStrong Darkness by Jon LandTo Dance with the Devil by Cat AdamsTranscendental by James GunnTwilight Forever Rising by Lena Meydan

See upcoming releases.

Not at San Diego Comic-Con Sweepstakes – Swag Bag #2

Tor Books is heading to San Diego Comic-Con!

We hope to see many of you there. Stop by Booth #2707 to say hi or to participate in one of our many events and signings.

But for those of you who couldn’t make it out to California, we wanted to offer you the chance to grab some of the same amazing swag and books that we’re promoting at #SDCC. To enter for the chance to win one of these three prize bundles, leave a comment on this post telling us one amazing thing that you’ll be doing this week while you are #NotAtComicCon. Whether you’re training your dragon, building your own TARDIS, or dealing with that pesky deadline at work, we hope you have a wonderful week. Here’s a look at the prize:

SDCC 2014 Swag Bag Prize

And here’s a list of what’s included in each prize bundle:

    • Signed copy of Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
    • ARC of Lowball: A Wild Cards Novel edited by George R.R. Martin and Melinda Snodgrass
    • Audibook of A Natural History of Dragons by Marie Brennan
    • Among Others by Jo Walton
    • Blood’s Pride by Evie Manieri
    • Blindsight by Peter Watts
    • Dangerous Women edited by George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois
    • Dragon Age: The Masked Empire by Patrick Weekes
    • The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan
    • Glamour in Glass by Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Halo: Cryptum by Greg Bear
    • Kitty’s Greatest Hits by Carrie Vaughn
    • The Omen Machine by Terry Goodkind
    • Old Man’s War by John Scalzi
    • Royal Street by Suzanne Johnson
    • The Thief Queen’s Daughter by Elizabeth Haydon
    • Three Parts Dead by Max Gladstone
    • And a tote bag

Plus, one winner will receive this display exclusive – a signed Three Parts Dead booth poster!

Three Parts Dead Poster

And, after you comment below to enter this sweepstakes, head over here to enter for a chance to win our other amazing swag bag!

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A purchase does not improve your chances of winning. Sweepstakes open to legal residents of 50 United States, D.C., and Canada (excluding Quebec), who are 18 or older as of the date of entry. To enter, leave a comment here beginning at 10:00 AM Eastern Time (ET) July 24, 2014. Sweepstakes ends at 12:00 PM ET July 28, 2014. Void outside the United States and Canada and where prohibited by law. Please see full details and official rules here. Sponsor: Tom Doherty Associates, LLC, 175 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10010.

Tor Finalists for the World Fantasy Awards

A NATURAL HISTORY OF DRAGONS and THE LAND ACROSS are finalists in the Novel category, and QUEEN VICTORIA’S BOOK OF SPELLS and DANGEROUS WOMEN are a finalists in the Anthology category.

Two Tor authors are being awarded the Life Achievement Award: Ellen Datlow and Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, and Irene Gallo is a finalist for the Special Award–Professional for art direction for Tor.com.

Tor.com also has two finalists in the Novella category and one in the Short Story category.

Here is the complete list of Tor’s finalists:

This year’s judges are Andy Duncan, Kij Johnson, Oliver Johnson, John Klima, and Liz Williams. Winners will be announced at the 2014 World Fantasy Convention held in Washington, D.C. in November.

The Week in Review

Welcome to the week in review! Every Friday, we comb through the links and images we found and shared this week, and pull the very best for this post. Consider it concentrated genre goodness from all around the web.

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  • There’s a trailer for the upcoming Doctor Who special! Christmas can’t come soon enough.
  • Speaking of trailers, we also got one for Sherlock this week. We’re excited not only for the show, but to find out why on earth Watson grew that mustache.
  • Tor Books is hiring! We’re looking for an assistant in our Digital Marketing department. Click through for details. This is an entry level position.

 
And, just to make Friday that much sweeter, here’s a list of sweepstakes and sales we have going on!