New Releases: 7/1/2014

Alice in the Country of Clover: Knight’s Knowledge by Quinrose, art by Sai AsaiAlien Hunter by Whitley StrieberAll Those Vanished Engines by Paul ParkArpeggio of Blue Steel Vol. 1 by Ark PerformanceCat in an Alien X-Ray by Carole Nelson DouglasCopper Magic by Julia Mary GibsonGaudeamus by John BarnesHaganai: I Don’t Have Many Friends - Now With 50% More Fail! by Chirow Kazahana, art by Shirabi alt=New Earth by Ben BovaThe Omega Project by Steve AltenRanger’s Trail and Texas Vendetta by Elmer KeltonStrangers by Bill PronziniThe Sacred Blacksmith Vol. 5 by Isao Miura, art by Kotaro YamadaThe Third Kingdom by Terry GoodkindUnwept by Tracy Hickman and Laura HickmanWolfsbane by Gillian Philip

See upcoming releases.

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.

Words of Radiance

  • Speaking of Words of Radiance…in order to make sure that it’s the best sequel it possibly can be, the publication date has been moved to March 4th, 2014.
  • A dedicated fan bought an old Star Trek shuttle craft at auction and restored it to near perfect condition! One of the few times I wish I still lived in Houston (I love Houston, just not the weather, haha).
  • The Name of the Wind may be coming to TV, and Tor.com put together a dream cast for the show. Who would you cast?

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

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.

  • The guys at the LEGO Workshop can really create magic, as evidenced by this life-sized LEGO Hobbit Hole. They should turn it into a hotel – I would absolutely pay money to stay there for a night!
  • Tor Books is proud to announce that we’ve acquired The Three-Body Problem, an award-winning Chinese science fiction trilogy by Liu Cixin! They will be translated by Ken Liu.

The Tor/Forge newsletter went out this week! Check out these fascinating articles from our authors:

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

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.

  • San Diego Comic-Con is here! We’re following all the news coming out of San Diego pretty closely, and are extremely jealous of everyone there (especially our fellow Tor staffers!). If you’re not there either, you may have missed the above video, and it’s totally worth watching – it features George R.R. Martin and Neil Gaiman being awesome.
  • Last but definitely not least, if you’re at San Diego Comic-Con, come say hi!

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

Goodreads Sweepstakes: Alien Hunter by Whitley Strieber

About Alien Hunter: Alien Hunter is a searing new novel from New York Times bestselling author Whitley Strieber.

A young wife disappears in the night, never to be seen again. There is no evidence of kidnapping—in fact, everything indicates that she left on purpose. Her husband, a brilliant police detective, cannot believe this—but he also can’t find her.

Flynn Carroll’s lost love becomes his obsession. He begins amassing a file of similar cases nationwide. His conclusion is unavoidable: somebody is taking people and making it look like they walked out on their own. As Flynn’s case files grow, his work comes to the attention of Special Agent Diana Glass, a member of the most secret police unit on the planet. This police force seeks the most brilliant and lethal criminals who have ever walked free—thieves and murderers from another world.

Without fully understanding what Glass and her team are doing, Flynn steps into a hidden world of extraordinary challenge and lethal danger. The job is the most difficult police assignment ever known to man, but the idea is the same—find the bad guys. Stop them.

Enter for a chance to win here!

(Ends August 2)

Also, don’t forget to check out our other sweepstakes!

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.

Tropic of Serpents

  • We’ve gotten in Todd Lockwood’s cover art for Tropic of Serpents, by Marie Brennan, and it’s just gorgeous. So Tor.com decided to make some free wallpaper for anyone who wants to download it!
  • There’s a new Humble eBook Bundle! The bundle includes Little Brother by Cory Doctorow, Boneshaker by Cherie Priest, Spin by Robert Charles Wilson, and more!
  • Author Jay Lake has been dealing with cancer and the fact that he’s dying. And he’s doing it his own way, by hosting his own funeral before he dies. JayWake will be held on July 27th. See the link for more details.
  • We knew Robert Jordan was a fan of George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series. Apparently, he was enough of a fan to request a signed copy from Martin’s editor. There’s some fun commentary about series length in there.
  • Last but definitely not least, will you be at San Diego Comic-Con? Come say hi!

The Tor/Forge newsletter went out this week! Check out these fascinating articles from our authors:

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

The Grays eBook is now on sale for $2.99

The ebook for The Grays by Whitley Strieber is now on sale for $2.99!*

About The Grays: We are not alone. Millions of people are confronting aliens that authorities say do not exist. Whitley Strieber—author of the legendary, #1 bestselling book Communion, which detailed his own close encounters—now returns to the riddle of aliens with The Grays. Drawing from a lifetime of research and his own experiences, Strieber offers up a fictional account of the conspiracy behind the alien presence on Earth while also giving us a startling look inside the alien mind that will astound, frighten, and enthrall readers.

Meet the Three Thieves, a group of Grays assigned to duty in a small Kentucky town. They have been preparing a child for generations. Innocent Conner Callaghan will face the ultimate terror as he struggles to understand who he has been breed to become, and what he must do to save humanity.

Meet Colonel Michael Morax, who strives to keep the secret of the Grays from the public for reasons so sinister, yet believable, that they read like truth . . . and very well may be.

And then there’s Lauren Glass, government “empath” to the last surviving captive Gray, known only as B for Bob. Her unique talent to communicate with this captive Gray may be the only way humans can unravel their ultimate plan.

But when B for Bob suddenly escapes the highly secure underground Air Force facility that he’s been captive in for years, it triggers a mass undertaking in that small Kentucky town. A frantic race begins, as the government must outmaneuver the Grays to keep the secret of the presence intact.

The Grays is a mind-bending journey behind the curtain of secrecy that surrounds the subject of aliens, written by the field’s great master.

*sale ends August 9

Book Trailer: Hybrids by Whitley Strieber

About Hybrids: For years, people have feared that sexual material removed from victims of alien abductions might lead to the creation of something that modern science considers impossible: hybrids of the alien and the human.

They would think like aliens, but appear human, and be able to do something that full-blooded aliens can’t–walk the earth freely.

In Hybrids, Whitley Strieber unleashes his unparalleled skills as a thriller writer and his unique knowledge of the abduction phenomenon to explore, what might happen if hybrids invaded the earth–not from the stars, but from exactly where the aliens told him they would emerge, when one of them said, “We will come from within you.”

Giveaway: Hybrids on Goodreads!

Enter for a chance to win a copy on Goodreads!

About Hybrids: For years, people have feared that sexual material removed from victims of alien abductions might lead to the creation of something that modern science considers impossible: hybrids of the alien and the human.

They would think like aliens, but appear human, and be able to do something that full-blooded aliens can’t–walk the earth freely.

In Hybrids, Whitley Strieber unleashes his unparalleled skills as a thriller writer and his unique knowledge of the abduction phenomenon to explore, what might happen if hybrids invaded the earth–not from the stars, but from exactly where the aliens told him they would emerge, when one of them said, “We will come from within you.”

Enter for a chance to win here!

(Ends April 12) Open to US and Canada only.

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