July #TorChat Lineup Revealed

This month, #TorChat is looking backward—in time! Joining us on July 18th from 4 to 5 PM EST are D. B. Jackson, Ian Tregillis, and Alex Bledsoe, to talk about historical fantasy!

Tor Books (@torbooks) is thrilled to announce the July #TorChat, part of a monthly series of genre-themed, hour-long chats created by Tor Books and hosted on Twitter.

This month, #TorChat is looking backwards—in time, that is. We’ll be chatting with three authors who’ve written historical fantasy or alternative history. Joining us will be D. B. Jackson, the author of Thieftaker, featuring a conjurer/thieftaker in Revolutionary-era Boston; Ian Tregillis, whose Milkweed Triptych is set during a World War II that sees fighting between Nazi supersoldiers and British warlocks; and Alex Bledsoe, whose Blood Groove looks back at the seventies…with vampires. Last month, we looked toward the future, so this month, we decided to chat with three authors who’ve looked into the past and changed it to suit their own visions.

The chat will be loosely moderated by Associate Publicist Leah Withers (@PhaeTo). We hope that fantasy fans, historical fiction fans, and alternative history fans will follow the chat and join in using the Twitter hashtag #TorChat!

About the Authors

D. B. JACKSON (@DBJacksonAuthor) has been writing fantasy and science fiction under a different name for over 15 years, and has published novels, short stories, and media tie-ins in more than a dozen languages. He also has a Ph.D. in U.S. History. Now, as D. B. Jackson, he is working on something new, combining his love of fantasy with his fascination with American history. His first novel, Thieftaker, was published on July 3rd.

IAN TREGILLIS (@ITregillis) attended the University of Minnesota for both college and graduate school. Eventually, the university decided it had seen quite enough of him, so it politely asked him to leave, grow up, and get a real job. Ian’s parting gift was a doctorate in physics for his research on radio galaxies. He now lives in northern New Mexico, where he consorts with writers, scientists, and other disreputable types. His latest book is The Coldest War, the second book in the Milkweed Triptych, which publishes on July 17th.

ALEX BLEDSOE (@AlexBledsoe) grew up in west Tennessee, and now lives in a Wisconsin town famous for trolls. He has been a reporter, editor, photographer, and door-to-door vacuum cleaner salesman. He spends his days writing and trying to teach two sons to act live they’ve been to town before. His new book is Wake of the Bloody Angel, the fourth in the Eddie LaCrosse sword-jockey series, which published on July 3rd.

About #Torchat
#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.

About Tor Books
Tor Books, an imprint of Tom Doherty Associates, LLC, is a New York-based publisher of hardcover and softcover books. Founded in 1980, Tor annually publishes what is arguably the largest and most diverse line of science fiction and fantasy ever produced by a single English-language publisher. In 2002, Tor launched Starscape, an imprint dedicated to publishing quality science fiction and fantasy for young readers, including books by critically acclaimed and award winning authors such as Cory Doctorow, Orson Scott Card, and David Lubar. Between an extensive hardcover and trade-softcover line, an Orb backlist program, and a stronghold in mass-market paperbacks, books from Tor have won every major award in the SF and fantasy fields, and has been named Best Publisher 25 years in a row in the Locus Poll, the largest consumer poll in SF.