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

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  • We have more amazing art for you this week! Check out the cover for the upcoming novel The Three-Body Problem, by Liu Cixin and translated from the original Chinese by Ken Liu. We can’t wait for this one to come out in October.

 
The Tor/Forge Newsletter went out this week!

 
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Book Trailer: The Time Traveler’s Almanac edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer


The Time Traveler’s Almanac edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer

The Time Traveler’s Almanac is the largest and most definitive collection of time travel stories ever assembled. Gathered into one volume by intrepid chrononauts and world-renowned anthologists Ann and Jeff VanderMeer, this book compiles more than a century’s worth of literary travels into the past and the future that will serve to reacquaint readers with beloved classics of the time travel genre and introduce them to thrilling contemporary innovations.

This marvelous volume includes nearly seventy journeys through time from authors such as Douglas Adams, Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, William Gibson, Ursula K. Le Guin, George R. R. Martin, Michael Moorcock, H. G. Wells, and Connie Willis, as well as helpful non-fiction articles original to this volume (such as Charles Yu’s “Top Ten Tips For Time Travelers”).

In fact, this book is like a time machine of its very own, covering millions of years of Earth’s history from the age of the dinosaurs through to strange and fascinating futures, spanning the ages from the beginning of time to its very end. The Time Traveler’s Almanac is the ultimate anthology for the time traveler in your life.

Contributors:
Geoffrey Landis, Richard Matheson, Robert Silverberg, Alice Sola Kim, Eric Schaller, C.J. Cherryh, Michael Swanwick, Steve Bein, Ursula K. Le Guin, Cordwainer Smith, H.G. Wells, Michael Moorcock, Henry Kuttner and C. L. Moore, John Chu, Harry Turtledove, David Langford, Connie Willis, George R. R. Martin, Kage Baker, Steven Utley, Ellen Klages, Garry Kilworth, Rosaleen Love, Elizabeth Bear, George-Oliver Châteaureynaud, Max Beerbohn, Edward Page Mitchell, Theodore Sturgeon, Kim Newman, Douglas Adams, Joe Lansdale, Peter Crowther, Karin Tidbeck, Barrington J. Bayley, Greg Egan, Adrian Tchaikovsky, Gene Wolfe, Langdon Jones, David I. Masson, Vandana Sing, Tony Pi, Dean Francis Alfar, Norman Spinrad, Eric Frank Russell, Ray Bradbury, Genevieve Valentine, Jason Heller, Stan Love, Tanith Lee, Karen Haber, Isaac Asimov, Bob Leman, Tamsyn Muir, Carrie Vaughn, Richard Bowes, Nalo Hopkinson, Adam Roberts, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Rjurik Davidson, E.F. Benson, Molly Brown, Pamela Sargent, William Gibson, and Charles Stross.

The Time Traveler’s Almanac, edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer, publishes on March 18th.

The Week in Review

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  • Speaking of Game of Thrones, this 15 minute preview might help hold us until April. MIGHT. Okay, probably won’t.

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The Week in Review

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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.

 
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The Week in Review

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  • The Game of Thrones stars posed with miniature, adorable toys of themselves. I want the Ned Stark figure with detachable head someone posted in the comments!

 
The Tor/Forge newsletter went out this week!

 
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New Releases: 12/3/2013

Alice Loves Fables: Toy Box Story by QuinRose; Art by Mamenosuke Fujimaru Dance in the Vampire Bund: The Memories of Sledge Hammer Vol. 1 Story & art by Nozomu Tamaki Dangerous Women edited by George R. R. Martin and Garnder Dozois Dracula Everlasting Vol. 3 Story by Nunzio DeFilippis and Christina Weir; Art by Rhea Silvan The Eye of the World: The Graphic Novel: Volume 4 The Sacred Blacksmith Vol. 3 Story by Isao Miura; Art by Kotaro Yamada Something More Than Night by Ian Tregillis The Spook Lights Affair

AND

Crimson Empire Vol 3 Story by QuinRose; Art by Hazuki Futaba

Kanokon Omnibus 5-6 Story by Kastumi Nishino; Art by Rin Yamaki

See upcoming releases.

The Week in Review

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  • Whether you’re excited for 47 Ronin or not, you have to admit this first clip looks pretty amazing. Turning a man’s hate into a physical, terrifyingly huge spider? Shudder.
  • I’ve been looking forward to Fox’s Almost Human for a while now, and it’s finally here. I thought it was pretty great. Will you be watching?

 
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Goodreads Sweepstakes: Dangerous Women edited by George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois

About Dangerous WomenAll new and original to this volume, the 21 stories in Dangerous Women include work by twelve New York Times bestsellers, and seven stories set in the authors’ bestselling continuities—including a new “Outlander” story by Diana Gabaldon, a tale of Harry Dresden’s world by Jim Butcher, a story from Lev Grossman set in the world of The Magicians, and a 35,000-word novella by George R. R. Martin about the Dance of the Dragons, the vast civil war that tore Westeros apart nearly two centuries before the events of A Game of Thrones.

Also included are original stories of dangerous women–heroines and villains alike – by Brandon Sanderson, Joe Abercrombie, Sherilynn Kenyon, Lawrence Block, Carrie Vaughn, S. M. Stirling, Sharon Kay Penman, and many others.

Writes Gardner Dozois in his Introduction, “Here you’ll find no hapless victims who stand by whimpering in dread while the male hero fights the monster or clashes swords with the villain, and if you want to tie these women to the railroad tracks, you’ll find you have a real fight on your hands. Instead, you will find sword-wielding women warriors, intrepid women fighter pilots and far-ranging spacewomen, deadly female serial killers, formidable female superheroes, sly and seductive femmes fatale, female wizards, hard-living Bad Girls, female bandits and rebels, embattled survivors in Post-Apocalyptic futures, female Private Investigators, stern female hanging judges, haughty queens who rule nations and whose jealousies and ambitions send thousands to grisly deaths, daring dragonriders, and many more.”

Enter for a chance to win here!

(Ends December 20)

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