Tor.com has declared the week of October 3-7 Steampunk Week, and our authors want in on the fun! To celebrate all things steampunk, authors Lev AC Rosen, Marie Brennan, and George Mann will discuss the popular subgenre and their own steampunk works on September 21st, from 4 – 5 PM EST!
Tor Books (@torbooks) is thrilled to announce the theme and participants for September’s #TorChat, part of a monthly series of genre-themed, hour-long chats created by Tor Books and hosted on Twitter.
Since 2009, Tor.com has taken time in October to celebrate the literature and aesthetic of the steampunk subgenre. This year, they’ll be celebrating Steampunk Week from October 3 – 7, with Ay-leen the Peacemaker (@writersyndrome) curating. Because we didn’t want to wait that long, Tor Books decided to jump the gun and have our celebratory steampunk #TorChat in September instead! Joining the chat are authors Lev AC Rosen (@LevACRosen), whose debut steampunk novel All Men of Genius is inspired by Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night and Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest; Marie Brennan (@swan_tower), the author of the Onyx Court series, of which the final novel, With Fate Conspire, is set in a steampunk London and the faerie courts beneath it; and George Mann (@George_Mann), the author of the Newbury & Hobbes Investigations series, a fun, fast-paced, steampunk Sherlock Holmes.
The chat will be loosely moderated by a well-known name in the steampunk world: Tor editor Liz Gorinsky, twice nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Editor, Long Form. She is well known in the twitter world as @2muchexposition, but will be moderating the chat from the @TorGuest account. We hope steampunk fans will follow or join in on the chat using the #TorChat hashtag!
About the Authors
Lev AC Rosen (@LevACRosen) grew up in Manhattan. He attended Oberlin College and received his MFA in creative writing from Sarah Lawrence. His work has been featured in Esopus Magazine and on various blogs including Tor.com. He lives in lower Manhattan. All Men of Genius is his first novel.
Marie Brennan (@swan_tower) habitually pillages her background in anthropology, archaeology, and folklore for fictional purposes. She is the author of the Onyx Court series and the doppelganger duology of Warrior and Witch, as well as more than thirty short stories. With Fate Conspireis the final novel of the Onyx Court, and the first to feature steampunk elements.
George Mann (@George_Mann) edited the Solaris Book of New Science Fiction anthology series and is the author of a number of fiction and nonfiction books, including The Mammoth Encyclopedia of Science Fiction. He is the author of two steampunk series. One of those, the Newbury & Hobbes Investigations books, feature three titles so far: The Affinity Bridge, The Osiris Ritual, and the just recently published (Sept. 13) The Immorality Engine.
#TorChat is a genre-themed, hour-long chat series created by Tor Books and hosted on Twitter. Guest authors join fans in lively, informative and entertaining discussions of all that’s hot in genre fiction, 140 characters at a time, from 4 – 5 PM EST on the third Wednesday of every month. Each #TorChat revolves around a different genre topic of interest, often of a timely nature, and strives to provide a new media opportunity for readers to connect with their favorite authors.