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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.
Deviant Art user (and Whovian!) crazyfoalrus built his own TARDIS control room in his home. This is absolutely insane, and I desperately want one in my apartment.
Mary Robinette Kowal, the author of Shades of Milk and Honey and Glamour in Glass, is auctioning off a manuscript of her next novel, Without a Summer, for Hurricane Sandy relief. Check it out, and donate to a good cause. A lot of folks up here still need help.
It’s time to start voting for your favorite books of 2012! Start with the Goodreads Choice Awards, a list of great 2012 titles to choose among, including several Tor titles, like Scalzi’s Redshirts and Card’s Shadows in Flight.
Also announced are the nominees for RT Book Reviews Reviewers’ Choice Awards. In the science fiction category, we have Scalzi’s Redshirts; in fantasy, Tina Connolly’s Ironskin and Mary Robinette Kowal’s Glamour in Glass; and in epic fantasy, Elizabeth Bear’s Range of Ghosts. Congratulations to all the authors nominated!
Publisher Tom Doherty began working with Harriet McDougal, Robert Jordan’s widow and editor, more than forty years ago. Many people at Tor have worked with the series for more than twenty years. Still others have watched Brandon Sanderson grow from unknown writer to the amazing talent that he is today. And readers of all ages, who deserve our unending thanks, have grown up with these books and shared them with others.
Congratulations to Team Jordan and everyone involved!
The piece features great quotes from Harriet McDougal (“I do think Brandon Sanderson has a natural feeling for the ethical and moral issues of life.”) and the incomparable Brandon Sanderson (“Robert Jordan’s material ‘was like stepping into Da Vinci’s workshop after he just walked off … I know I can’t replace him. The person who should have written this book was Robert Jordan. He was the greatest fantasy writer of my generation.”)
Brandon Sanderson was interviewed for the November 2009 Details Magazine, which just recently hit newsstands.
Q&A With Brandon Sanderson
Author Robert Jordan’s unfinished Wheel of Time series has sold more than 44 million copies. Sandserson reveals how he picked up the mantle for conclusion.
By Ruth Baron
October 27, 2009
If the epic-fantasy genre seems suited only to people who play Magic: The Gathering and own Star Wars bedding, consider this: Robert Jordan’s unfinished Wheel of Time series has sold more than 44 million copies. That’s a lot of readers who were left on the edge of their seats when the author died in 2007—including Brandon Sanderson, the 33-year-old writer who was chosen by Jordan’s widow to complete the series using the notes her husband left behind. Today, Sanderson is releasing the first of the three concluding volumes, A Memory of Light: The Gathering Storm (Tor, $30), and is facing expectations from fans who make a tween girl’s passion for the Jonas brothers look like what it is: child’s play. Ruth Baron
Tarmon Gai’don, the Last Battle, looms. And mankind is not ready.
In this epic novel, Robert Jordan’s international bestselling series begins its dramatic conclusion. Rand al’Thor, the Dragon Reborn, struggles to unite a fractured network of kingdoms and alliances in preparation for the Last Battle. As he attempts to halt the Seanchan encroachment northward–wishing he could form at least a temporary truce with the invaders–his allies watch in terror the shadow that seems to be growing within the heart of the Dragon Reborn himself.
Egwene al’Vere, the Amyrlin Seat of the rebel Aes Sedai, is a captive of the White Tower and subject to the whims of their tyrannical leader. As days tick toward the Seanchan attack she knows is imminent, Egwene works to hold together the disparate factions of Aes Sedai while providing leadership in the face of increasing uncertainty and despair. Her fight will prove the mettle of the Aes Sedai, and her conflict will decide the future of the White Tower–and possibly the world itself.
The Wheel of Time turns, and Ages come and pass. What was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow.
Meet Brandon Sanderson, and in select cities, Ms. Harriet McDougal and other members of Team Jordan!