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On the Road: Tor/Forge Author Events in May

Tor/Forge authors are on the road in May! See who is coming to a city near you this month.

George Beahm, The Military Science of Star Wars

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Tuesday, May 1st
Fountain Bookstore
Richmond, VA
6:30 PM

Phillipa Bornikova, Publish and Perish

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Saturday, May 19th
Page One Bookstore
Albuquerque, NM
4:00 PM

W. Bruce Cameron, A Dog’s Way Home

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Wednesday, May 2nd
Octavia Books
New Orleans, LA
6:00 PM

Lara Elena Donnelly, Armistice

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Tuesday, May 22nd
Astoria Bookshop
Queens, NY
7:00 PM

William Gear, This Scorched Earth

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Wednesday, May 2nd
Wind City Books
Casper, WY
6:00 PM

Friday, May 4th
Tattered Cover
Denver, CO
7:00 PM

Saturday, May 5th
Next Page Books & Nosh
Frisco, CO
4:00 PM

Tessa Gratton, The Queens of Innis Lear

Thursday, May 10th
St. Louis Public Library – Schlafly Branch
St. Louis, MO
7:00 PM
Fearless Women panel – hosted by Left Bank Books, also with Sue Burke and K. Arsenault Rivera.

Thursday, May 17th
The Raven Book Store
Lawrence, KS
7:00 PM

Sarah Gailey, American Hippo

Thursday, May 24th
WORD Bookstore
Brooklyn, NY
7:00 PM

Neal Griffin, By His Own Hand

Sunday, May 6th
Readers Realm
Montello, WI
1:00 PM

Tuesday, May 8th
Once Upon A Crime
Minneapolis, MN
7:00 PM

Saturday, May 12th
Mysterious Galaxy
San Diego, CA
10:00 AM
Part of Mysterious Galaxy’s 25th Birthday Bash Book Signing

Caitlin R. Kiernan, Black Helicopters

Tuesday, May 1st
Savoy Bookshop and Café
Westerly, RI
7:00 PM

Saturday, May 5th
Lovecraft Arts & Sciences
Providence, RI
6:00 PM

Mark Oshiro, Anger Is a Gift

Tuesday, May 22nd
The Strand
New York, NY
7:00 PM
Also with Tiffany Jackson, in conversation with Dhonielle Clayton.

Wednesday, May 23rd
Busboys and Poets
Washington DC
6:00 PM
In conversation with Jason Reynolds.

Saturday, May 26th
Murder By the Book
Houston, TX
4:30 PM
In conversation with Caleb Roehrig.

Sunday, May 27th
Murder By the Book
Houston, TX
2:00 PM

Tuesday, May 29th
Barnes & Noble
Los Angeles, CA
7:00 PM
In conversation with C.B. Lee.

Wednesday, May 30th
Oakland Public Library
Oakland, CA
12:00 PM
Books provided by Laurel Books.

Thursday, May 31st
Anderson’s Bookshop
Naperville, IL
7:00 PM


New Releases: 4/17/18

Happy New Release Day! Here’s what went on sale today.

By His Own Hand by Neal Griffin

Place holder  of - 43 The body of a young man has been found in the woods outside Newberg, dead from a close-range shotgun blast. The gun—his own—lies beside the body.

Certain things don’t add up for Detective Tia Suarez. Where did the fat envelope of cash in his pocket come from? Who called the police to report the body, then disappeared before the cops arrived?

Head On by John Scalzi

Image Place holder  of - 68 Hilketa is a frenetic and violent pastime where players attack each other with swords and hammers. The main goal of the game: obtain your opponent’s head and carry it through the goalposts. With flesh and bone bodies, a sport like this would be impossible. But all the players are “threeps,” robot-like bodies controlled by people with Haden’s Syndrome, so anything goes. No one gets hurt, but the brutality is real and the crowds love it.

Until a star athlete drops dead on the playing field.


Avengers of the Moon by Allen Steele

Poster Placeholder of - 24 Curt Newton has spent most of his life hidden from the rest of humankind, being raised by a robot, an android, and the disembodied brain of a renowned scientist. Curt’s innate curiosity and nose for trouble inadvertently lead him into a plot to destabilize the Solar Coalition and assassinate the president. There’s only one way to uncover the evil mastermind—Curt must become Captain Future.

The Guns Above by Robyn Bennis

Placeholder of  -59 They say it’s not the fall that kills you.

For Josette Dupre, the Corps’ first female airship captain, it might just be a bullet in the back.

On top of patrolling the front lines, she must also contend with a crew who doubts her expertise, a new airship that is an untested deathtrap, and the foppish aristocrat Lord Bernat, a gambler and shameless flirt with the military know-how of a thimble.

Night Magic by Jenna Black

Image Placeholder of - 83 Philadelphia is locked in the grip of an evil magic that transforms its streets into a nightmare landscape the minute the sun sets each night. While most of the city hunkers down and hopes to survive the long winter nights, Becket Walker is roaming the darkened streets having the time of her life.

Once, the guilt of having inadvertently let the night magic into the city—and of having killed her onetime best friend—had threatened to destroy her. But now she’s been Nightstruck, and all her grief and guilt and terror have been swept away—along with her conscience. So what if she’s lost her friends, her family, and her home? And so what if her hot new boyfriend is super-controlling and downright malevolent?


The Atrocities by Jeremy C. Shipp

When Isabella died, her parents were determined to ensure her education wouldn’t suffer.

But Isabella’s parents had not informed her new governess of Isabella’s… condition, and when Ms Valdez arrives at the estate, having forced herself through a surreal nightmare maze of twisted human-like statues, she discovers that there is no girl to tutor.

Or is there…?


Monster Girl Doctor Vol. 2 Story by Yoshino Origuchi; Art by z-ton

Spirit Circle Vol. 3 Story and art by Satoshi Mizukami


On the Road: Tor/Forge Author Events in April

Tor/Forge authors are on the road in April! See who is coming to a city near you this month.

W. Bruce Cameron, A Dog’s Way Home

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Saturday, April 14th
Palm Beach Book Festival
Palm Beach, FL
3:00 PM
Books provided by Follett Bookstore.

Spencer Ellsworth, Starfire: Memory’s Blade

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Thursday, April 26th
Powell’s Books
Beaverton, OR
7:00 PM
Also with Joseph Brassey.

Neal Griffin, By His Own Hand

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Tuesday, April 17th
Warwick’s Books
San Diego, CA
7:30 PM

Saturday, April 21st
Book Carnival
Orange, CA
2:00 PM

Saturday, April 28th
Poisoned Pen
Scottsdale, AZ
2:00 PM
Also with Robert Dugoni and Baron R. Birtcher.

Margaret Killjoy, The Barrow Will Send What It May

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Tuesday, April 3rd
Firestorm Books
Asheville, NC
6:00 PM

Kimberly Reid, Prettyboy Must Die

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Thursday, April 5th
Boulder Bookstore
Boulder, CO
6:30 PM

John Scalzi, Head On

Tuesday, April 17th
Literati Bookstore
Ann Arbor, MI
7:00 PM

Wednesday, April 18th
Prairie Lights
Iowa City, IA
7:00 PM

Thursday, April 19th
Barnes & Noble
Roseville, MN
7:00 PM

Monday, April 23rd
St. Louis County Library
St. Louis, MO
7:00 PM
Books provided by the Novel Neighbor.

Tuesday, April 24th
The Strand
New York, NY
7:00 PM

Wednesday, April 25th
Politics and Prose at The Wharf
Washington, DC
7:00 PM

Monday, April 30th
Troy-Miami County Public Library
Troy, OH
6:30 PM
Books provided by Jay and Mary’s Book Center.

Paula Stokes, Ferocious 

Tuesday, April 24th
Longview Library
Longview, WA
6:00 PM
Also with Sheryl Scarborough and Tina Connolly.
Books provided by Vintage Books

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