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Visit Tor/Forge Books at ALA!

AC16-GeneralThe American Library Association’s 2016 Annual Conference is in Orlando this week! Tor/Forge Books will be there. Come say hello at Booth #2114, or at one of these events:

Saturday, June 25

  • 9:30 – 10:15 AM Book Buzz Theater: The Future According to Harlequin TEEN, Tor Teen, and Starscape
    We’re pleased to present a selection of must-shelve upcoming fiction from Harlequin TEEN, Tor Teen, and Starscape. Join us as Tor’s Ali Fisher and Harlequin TEEN’s Siena Koncsol discuss some of our excellent forthcoming titles, as well as highlights from the current season. Galleys, posters, and other giveaways are available in booth #1402 and #2114.
    Location: Orange County Convention Center, Exhibit Hall – Book Buzz Theater
  • 11:00 AM – Kathleen Baldwin will be signing copies of the first book in her Stranje House series, A School for Unusual Girls
    Location: Booth #2114
  • 1:00 – 2:30 PM Tor/LITA Author Panel: Science Fiction/Fantasy and Information Technology: Where We Are and Where We Could Have Been
    Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature have a unique ability to speculate about things that have never been, but can also be predictive about things that never were. Through the lens provided by alternate history/counterfactual literature one can look at how the world might have changed if different technologies had been pursued. For examples what if instead of developing microprocessors computing depended on vacuum tubes or something fantastic like the harmonies in the resonance of crystals? Join LITA, the Imagineering Interest Group, and a panel of distinguished Science Fiction and Fantasy writers as they discuss what the craft can tell us about not only who we are today, but who, given a small set of differences, we could have been. Featuring authors Charlie Jane Anders, Brian Staveley, Catherynne M. Valente, and Katherine Addison.
    Location: Orange County Convention Center, Room W208
  • 2:00 PM – Sarah Porter will be signing copies of her upcoming novel Vassa in the Night
    Location: Booth #2114
  • 3:00 – 4:00 PM AAP Children’s Author & Librarian Speed Dating
    Meet over twenty authors across all children’s book categories in this one hour speed dating event. Featuring Tor Teen authors Kathleen Baldwin and J. A. Souders.
    Location: Rosen Centre, Room Grand D
  • 3:30 PM – Thomas Olde Heuvelt will be signing copies of his nightmare-inducing novel HEX
    Location: Booth #2114

Sunday, June 26

  • 9:00 – 10:00 AM YA Author Coffee Klatch
    Enjoy coffee and meet with YALSA’s award winning authors! This informal coffee klatch will give you an opportunity to meet authors who have appeared on one of YALSA’s six annual selected lists or have received one of YALSA’s five literary awards. Librarians will sit at a table and every 3 or 4 minutes, a new author will arrive at your table to talk about their current projects! Featuring Tor Teen author Kathleen Baldwin.
    Location: Orange County Convention Center, Room W110
  • 10:00 AM – Shannon Baker will be signing copies of her upcoming mystery Stripped Bare
    Location: Booth #2114
  • 1:00 – 1:50 PM Pop Top Stage: Thomas Olde Heuvelt
    Named as “One of Europe’s foremost talents in fantastic literature” by BBC Radio, a multiple winner of the Paul Harland Prijs for best Dutch Fantasy, and nominated for a Hugo and World Fantasy Award for his short fiction, Thomas Olde Heuvelt brings his bestselling Dutch horror-fantasy—HEX—to the English language. HEX has been praised by authors such as Paul Cornell, Sarah Lotz, among others, and lauded by venues including Crimezone, for “…expos[ing] how psychological fear can make a modern society spiral into dark, medieval practices…. Terrifying and tantalizingly good.”
    Location: Orange County Convention Center, Room Exhibit Hall – PopTop Stage
  • 2:00 PM – J. A. Souders will be signing copies of the first book in her young adult series The Elysium Chronicles, Renegade
    Location: Booth #2114

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