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Tor Books at NYCC 2021!

Placeholder of  -41New York Comic Con is once again coming to us virtually in 2021 and we are so excited to participate! Join the convention from October 7-10 (tickets for virtual access can be bought here) for some amazing panels, listed below, and don’t forget to follow us on social media and the hashtag #TorNYCC2021 for announcements, sweepstakes, and more. All panels excerpt the Wheel of Time panel and the Space Odysseys panel will be release on October 7 at 10 AM ET.

Brandon Sanderson and Christopher Paolini in conversation

Join two of the genre’s biggest authors–and pals–Brandon Sanderson (Rhythm of War) and Christopher Paolini (To Sleep In a Sea of Stars) as they celebrate the paperback releases of their bestselling books and talk about all things fantasy science fiction and beyond. Watch the panel here.

Just Kiss Already

SciFi and Fantasy sure can be full of Ships… not just spaceships and pirate ones! Join some of your favorite Tor and Tor.com Publishing authors as they discuss the mushy gushy FEELINGS side of speculative fiction. How do they craft those will-they-or-won’t-theys into OTPs you want to root for?  With TJ Klune (Under the Whispering Door), Ryka Aoki (Light From Uncommon Stars), Alix E. Harrow (A Spindle Splintered), Freya Marske (A Marvelous Light), and Everina Maxwell (Winter’s Orbit). Moderated by Andrea Hairston (Master of Poisons). Watch the panel here.

Tor Presents: Chaotic Horror Storytelling

Just in time for Halloween, Tor and Nightfire task a brave panel of authors with telling us a horror story unlike any other. This group of talented horror authors will spin us a brand new tale. Join Thomas Olde Heuvelt (HEX, Echo), Zin E. Rocklyn (Flowers for the Sea), Catriona Ward (The Last House on Needless Street), and your host Christopher Buehlman (The Blacktongue Thief), as they incorporate writing prompts to create an improvised story on the spot–and talk about their craft and inspirations along the way. Watch the panel here.

Tor Goes International

From Scotland to Australia and back again, Tor, Tor.com, and Nightfire authors can be found spinning their tales from across the globe – and setting them in some international locales as well. Join authors Kerstin Hall (Star Eater), T. L. Huchu (The Library of the Dead), Cassandra Khaw (Nothing But Blackened Teeth), and moderator James Rollins (The Starless Crown) as they take you on a virtual tour of SciFi Fantasy and Horror. Watch the panel here.

Tor Spotlight- Calling All Book Lovers Panel

Tor publishes some of the greatest sci-fi fantasy and horror stories around. This will be a panel to shine a spotlight on some of the exciting books that Tor, Tor Teen, Tordotcom Publishing, Forge, and Nightfire have to offer. Join the book lovers from the Tor teams as they share a sneak peek at new and upcoming SFF. Watch the panel here.

AIs and Cyberspies: Science Fiction Authors and Technology

Privacy technology and the future of our online lives… join some of today’s top science fiction authors as they discuss their prescient work the intersection of SF and science/tech what the future might bring and where we might be heading. With authors including Martha Wells (The Murderbot Diaries), Becky Chambers (A Psalm for the Wild-Built), Nnedi Okorafor (Remote Control), Neil Sharpson (When the Sparrow Falls), John Scalzi (The Kaiju Preservation Society) as moderator. Watch the panel here.

Tor Teen Presents: The Good, the Bad, and the Deadly

Join YA fantasy authors Charlotte Nicole Davis (The Sisters of Reckoning), Elayne Audrey Becker (Forestborn), Lauren Shippen (Some Faraway Place), Amanda Foody & Christine Lynn Herman (All of Us Villains) and Mark Oshiro (Each of Us a Desert) as they spill the tea on what it’s like to craft story arcs for heroes, villains, and every morally ambiguous character in-between. Watch the panel here.

The Wheel of Time: Exclusive Q&A with Cast and Showrunner (Virtual Screening)

Friday, October 8
2:30-3:30 PM ET
Main Stage 1D Hall

Based on Robert Jordan’s best-selling fantasy novels of the same name, The Wheel of Time is set in a sprawling, epic world where magic exists and only certain women are allowed to access it. The story follows Moiraine (Rosamund Pike), a member of the incredibly powerful all-female organization called the Aes Sedai, as she arrives in the small town of Two Rivers. There, she embarks on a dangerous, world-spanning journey with five young men and women, one of whom is prophesied to be the Dragon Reborn, who will either save or destroy humanity. Join the series cast and showrunner as they discuss bringing this stunning world to life and what fans can most look forward to when the series premieres Friday, November 19th, exclusively on Amazon Prime Video. Watch the panel here.

Space Odesseys: A Chat with Charlie Jane Anders and Tochi Onyebuchi

Saturday, October 9
2:15-3:15 PM ET
Main Stage 1A24 Hall

In this panel, Tor.com and Book Riot contributor Aurora Dominguez will be in conversation with two amazing authors of YA Science Fiction. Charlie Jane Anders is the former editor-in-chief of io9.com, the popular Gawker Media site devoted to science fiction and fantasy. Her debut novel, All the Birds in the Sky, won the Nebula Award for Best Novel and was a Hugo Award finalist. Her journalism has appeared in Salon, the Wall Street Journal, Mother Jones, and many other outlets. Tochi Onyebuchi is the author of the award-winning novella Riot Baby from Tordotcom Publishing. He holds a B.A. from Yale, a M.F.A. in screenwriting from the Tisch School for the Arts, a Master’s degree in droit économique from Sciences Po, and a J.D. from Columbia Law School. His next novel, Goliath, hits shelves on 1/25/22. Watch the panel here.

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#ICYMI- A Recap of TorCon 2020

A Recap of TorCon 2020

We are so grateful to everyone who joined us for TorCon 2020, and we hope you had as much fun as we did!

If you’re bummed you couldn’t make it to all of the activities, don’t worry, we’ve got your back. You can see the recordings of almost all of TorCon plus some short recaps below!


On the first day of TorCon, Christopher Paolini (To Sleep in a Sea of Stars) and Brandon Sanderson (Rhythm of War) chatted about writing fantasy and science fiction, writing veeerrry long books, steak, and finding truth in fiction. Their event was only available at TorCon, but you’ll get a chance to see their conversation again this fall!


Later on, V. E. Schwab (The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue) and Neil Gaiman (The Annotated American Gods) came together live and in conversation. It was beautiful and inspiring and we stan two legends and we weren’t crying it was just raining directly over our faces.

Rewatch below through Crowdcast:

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Nothing pairs better with brunch than books. So we grabbed a brunch cocktail and joined The Calculating Stars author Mary Robinette Kowal for a balanced brunchfest of book talk…and a sneak peek at her upcoming “Lady Astronauts” novel, The Relentless Moon. Books & Brunch was moderated by Den of Geek contributor Natalie Zutter.

Rewatch now via Crowdcast:

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Authors can take inspiration from anything to write stories, and we got a special inside look into how some of our favorite authors did when WE were the inspiration. At Saturday’s Chaotic Communal Storytime, K. A. Doore (The Unconquered City), S. L. Huang (Critical PointBurning Roses), Arkady Martine (A Memory Called Empire), and Kit Rocha (Deal With the Devil) used audience writing prompts to create a brand new story—filled with MURDER, of course.

Rewatch now via Facebook Live!

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Books are portals to different worlds, or so people say—but what exactly goes into creating those worlds? We joined P. Djèlí Clark (Ring Shout), Charlotte Nicole Davis (The Good Luck Girls), Bethany C. Morrow (A Song Below Water), Tochi Onyebuchi (Riot Baby), and moderator Saraciea Fennell as they discussed worldbuilding, craft, and the fun of creating limitless new universes contained within the pages of their works.

Check it out now via YouTube!

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What better way to enjoy brunch than to pair it with some books? Authors Jenn Lyons (The Ruin of Kings and the upcoming The Memory of Souls) and Nathan Makaryk (Nottingham and the upcoming Lionhearts) joined TorCon for a brunch to end all brunches…complete with MULTIPLE CAMERA ANGLES and dramatic readings from both authors! Books & Brunch was moderated by Den of Geek contributor Natalie Zutter.

Watch it again via Crowdcast:

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Pop culture has shifted its attention to the messy, the morally ambiguous, and the weird, and we’re LOVING IT! We joined some of the genre’s most exciting authors at TorCon to discuss how chaos reigns in their fantasy worlds, the cosmos, and the real world alike. Our panelists included Kate Elliott (Unconquerable Sun), Andrea Hairston (Master of Poisons), Alaya Dawn Johnson (Trouble the Saints), and Ryan Van Loan (The Sin in the Steel) and was moderated by Kayti Burt of Den of Geek.

Rewatch the Chaos and Cosmos panel now on YouTube:

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Technology. Science. Politics. Their books touch on all of these, and they had the chance to talk about it at TorCon. We joined critically acclaimed, award-winning authors Cory Doctorow (Attack Surface, Little Brother) and Nnedi Okorafor (Binti, Remote Control) for our last TorCon panel, and what an amazing way to close out the weekend!

Rewatch this discussion, moderated by Kayti Burt of Den of Geek, via Crowdcast:

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On the Road: Tor/Forge Author Events in October

Your favorite Tor/Forge authors are hitting the road in October! See who’s coming to a city near you this month.

Jillian Boehme, Stormrise

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Wednesday, October 2
Barnes & Noble
Whitehall, PA
6:00 PM

Lauren Shippen, The Infinite Noise

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Wednesday, October 2
Books Are Magic
Brooklyn, NY
7:00 PM

Paddy Hirsch, Hudson’s Kill

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Wednesday, October 2
A Room of One’s Own Bookstore
Madison, WI
6:00 PM

Thursday, October 3
Once Upon a Crime
Minneapolis, MN
7:00 PM

Raymond Khoury, Empire of Lies

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Friday, October 4
Murder by the Book
Houston, TX
6:30 PM

Saturday, October 5
Poisoned Pen
Scottsdale, AZ
6:00 PM

Monday, October 7
The BookMark
Jacksonville, FL
7:00 PM

Cora Carmack, Rage

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Wednesday, October 2
Books Are Magic
Brooklyn, NY
7:00 PM

Monday, October 7
Brazos
Houston, TX
6:30 PM

Friday, October 11
BookBar
Denver, CO
5:00 PM

Annalee Newitz, The Future of Another Timeline

Tuesday, October 1
Lawrence Public Library
Lawrence, KS
6:00 PM

Monday, October 7
Harvard Bookstore
Cambridge, MA
7:00 PM

Tuesday, October 8
American Writers Museum
Chicago, IL
6:30 PM

Wednesday, October 9
Brazos Bookstore
Houston, TX
6:30 PM

Thursday, October 10
Town Hall Seattle
Seattle, WA
7:30 PM

Friday, October 11
Barnes & Noble at Clackamas Town Center
Portland, OR
7:00 PM

Jennifer L. Armentrout, The Burning Shadow

Monday, October 7
FoxTale Book Shoppe
Woodstock, GA
6:30 PM

Tuesday, October 8
Writers Block
Winter Park, FL
6:30 PM

Wednesday, October 9
Blue Manatee Literacy Project
Cincinnati, OH
6:00 PM

Thursday, October 10
Schuler’s Books
Grand Rapids, MI
7:00 PM

Friday, October 11
Mysterious Galaxy
San Diego, CA
7:00 PM

Hank Phillippi Ryan, The Murder List

Thursday, October 17
Oblong Books & Magic
Rhinebeck, NY
6:00 PM

Wednesday, October 23
Women’s National Book Award
Delray Beach, FL
6:30 PM

Charlotte Nicole Davis, The Good Luck Girls

Tuesday, October 1
The Strand
New York, NY
7:30 PM

Wednesday, October 2
Books Are Magic
Brooklyn, NY
7:00 PM

Thursday, October 3
The Lit. Bar
Bronx, NY
6:30 PM

Tuesday, October 8
Barnes & Noble
Huntington Beach, CA
7:00 PM

Wednesday, October 23
Kansas City Public Library
Kansas City, MO
6:30 PM

W. Bruce Cameron, A Dog’s Promise

Saturday, October 12
Second Star to the Right
Denver, CO
2:30 PM

Monday, October 14
Rainy Day Books
Fairway, KS
6:00 PM

Tuesday, October 15
North Central College, Stevenson Hall
Naperville, IL
7:00 PM

Wednesday, October 16
Elm Street Theater
Woodstock, GA
7:00 PM

Thursday, October 17
Eldersburg Elementary
Skyesville, MD
6:30 PM

Monday, October 21
Towne Book Center & Cafe
Collegeville, PA
7:00 PM

Wednesday, October 23
BookPeople
Austin, TX
7:00 PM

Thursday, October 24
Tattered Cover
Denver, CO
7:00 PM

Monday, October 28
Rakestraw Books
Danville, CA
7:00 PM

Tuesday, October 29
Vroman’s
Pasadena, CA
7:00 PM

Jenn Lyons, The Name of All Things

Tuesday, October 29
Eagle Eye Bookshop
Decatur, GA
7:00 PM

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