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New eBook Bundles: 2/13/18

Here’s the new ebook bundles that went on sale today!

The Edda of Burdens Trilogy by Elizabeth Bear

Place holder  of - 85 It all began with Ragnarok, with the Children of the Light and the Tarnished ones battling to the death in the ice and the dark. At the end of the long battle, one Valkyrie survived, wounded, and one valraven – the steeds of the valkyrie. 2500 years later, Muire is in the last city on the dying planet, where the Technomancer rules what’s left of humanity. She’s caught sight of someone she has not seen since the Last Battle: Mingan the Wolf is hunting in her city.

This discounted ebundle includes All the Windwracked Stars, By the Mountain Bound, and Sea Thy Mistress.

Malazan Book of the Fallen: Books 1-4 by Steven Erikson

Poster Placeholder of - 18 In this epic fantasy series, Steven Erikson draws on his twenty years of experience as an anthropologist and archaeologist, as well as his expert storytelling skills. Vast legions of gods, mages, humans, dragons and all manner of creatures play out the fate of the Malazan Empire, with action and battle scenes among the most brutal and exciting in fantasy.

This discounted ebundle includes Gardens of the Moon, Deadhouse Gates, Memories of Ice, and House of Chains.

The Complete Glamourist Histories by Mary Robinette Kowal

Placeholder of  -99 Acclaimed fantasist Mary Robinette Kowal has enchanted many fans with her beloved novels featuring a Regency setting; a loving tribute to the works of Jane Austen in a world where magic is an everyday occurrence. This magic comes in the form of glamour, which allows talented users to form practically any illusion they can imagine. In the Glamourist Histories, master glamourists Jane and Vincent find themselves in all sorts of magical adventures.

This discounted ebundle includes Shades of Milk and Honey, Glamour in Glass, Without a Summer, Valour and Vanity, and Of Noble Family.


Where to Find Tor at C2E2


C2E2, Chicago’s premier comic and entertainment expo, celebrates its 5th year and once again Tor Books has a great line up of programming! Find our authors at the following panels and events:

Friday, April 24

Get Regency with Mary Robinette Kowal!
Time: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Signing: 5:15PM – 6:15PM | Table 16
Room: S403
Celebrate all things regency with Author/Puppeteer, Mary Robinette Kowal! This month the fifth and final book in the Glamourist Histories, Of Noble Family, goes on sale and we want you to celebrate with us! Come dressed in your best regency attire for a fashion show and costume contest; authentic costume, steampunk, anime or Darth Vader in waist coat and ruffles, we want to see you strut your stuff! Attendees will receive an invitation for two at the off-site publication party, hosted by Tor.

Gallows Humor: Authors on Making Light During the Darkest Scenes
Time: 5:15 PM – 6:15 PM
Signing: 6:15 – 7:15PM | Table 18
Room: S401
Authors: Tim Lees, Wesley Chu, Daryl Gregory
It’s the end of the world as you know it. You are racing towards that last battle, heart in your throat, and someone cracks a joke. (“Get the Cheese to sickbay!”). You stop to laugh, breathe, relax, and breathe for a moment before the tension rachets up and throws you off the literary (not literal!) cliff. Join some of today’s top genre fiction as they discuss the art of integrating humor into horrific scenarios, and how this device elevates a good book into a great read.

Saturday, April 25

WTF is going on?
Time: 1:45 PM – 2:45 PM
Signing: 3-4PM | Table 18
Room: Room S402
Join Nils Johnson-Shelton (End Game: The Calling), Kristen Simmons (The Glass Arrow), T.M. Goeglein (Cold Fury series), Ian Doescher (William Shakespeare’s Star Wars) and Rachel Hartman (Seraphina), Arwen Elys Dayton (Seeker) and Melissa Grey (The Girl at Midnight) as they discuss the art of plotting and creating your world. Whether it be conspiracy theories, intricate mob plots or re-imagining a sci-fi classic, these authors draw the reader in and keep them riveted page after page. Moderated by Daniel Kraus (Booklist).

Ghosts and Grim Tidings: the Latest Trends in Horror Fiction
Time: 4:15 PM – 5:15 PM
Signing: 5:30 – 6:30PM | Table 18
Room: S405b
We’ve all had the experience of staying up all night to read a bone-chilling book…simply because we’re afraid to turn off the light and have the words play against the dark screen of their nocturnal imagination. Join celebrated psychological thriller and horror novelists Alex Gordon, Daniel Kraus, and Daryl Gregory as they discuss the most chilling trends in horror fiction. What truly scares jaded readers? What makes the authors themselves wake up in a cold sweat? Moderated by Ali T. Kokmen.

Sunday, April 26

Out of This World! Science Fiction Authors in Conversation
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Signing: 1:15 – 2:15PM | Table 18
Room: 2405a
Science fiction is mainstream once again and deep space, time travel, galactic cataclysms, continue to draw readers in. Join authors Wesley Chu (The Lives of Tao, Time Salvager), and Mike Shepherd (Jump Universe, Kris Longknife) discuss their inspirations, research, thoughts on future themes and the never-ending race against time! Moderated by Gary K. Wolfe of Locus Magazine.

Tor Books Announces Programming for ALA Midwinter 2015

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Join us at the American Library Association’s 2015 Midwinter Meeting in Chicago starting January 30th. Stop by booth #4515 during the Exhibit Hall open hours (see below) for book giveaways, galleys, tote bags, posters, bookmarks, and much more!

“The Future According to Tor & Griffin: New Titles for Teens & Young Readers”
Saturday, January 31, 2015 – 11:30am to 12:30pm
A title presentation by Tor Teen, Starscape, and St. Martin’s Griffin at the Book Buzz Stage on the Exhibit Hall Floor.
Join Talia Sherer (St. Martin’s Griffin) and Ali Fisher (Tor Teen/Starscape) as they present a stellar selection of must-shelve fiction for teens and young readers. Visit us in the Macmillan booth (#4613) and the Tor/Forge Books booth (#4515).
Add this event to your calendar here.
More info in SLJ Teen.

Meet the Author: Mary Robinette Kowal
Saturday, January 31, 2015 – 2:00pm to 2:30pm
Kowal will be signing copies of Shades of Milk and Honey, book one in the Glamourist Histories series, at the Tor/Forge Books booth #4515.
Add this event to your calendar here.

McCormick Place West Convention Center
2301 South Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Chicago, IL 60616

Friday, January 30th exhibits are open: 5:30pm – 7:00pm
Saturday, January 31st exhibits are open: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday, February 1st exhibits are open: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Monday, February 2nd exhibits are open: 9:00am – 2:00pm

See you in Chicago!

Book Trailer: Without a Summer by Mary Robinette Kowal

Book Trailer: Without a Summer by Mary Robinette Kowal


Without a Summer by Mary Robinette Kowal

Up-and-coming fantasist Mary Robinette Kowal enchanted fans with award-winning short stories and beloved novels featuring Regency pair Jane and Vincent Ellsworth. In Without a Summer the master glamourists return home, but in a world where magic is real, nothing—even the domestic sphere—is quite what it seems.

Jane and Vincent go to Long Parkmeade to spend time with Jane’s family, but quickly turn restless. The year is unseasonably cold. No one wants to be outside and Mr. Ellsworth is concerned by the harvest, since a bad one may imperil Melody’s dowry. And Melody has concerns of her own, given the inadequate selection of eligible bachelors. When Jane and Vincent receive a commission from a prominent family in London, they decide to take it, and take Melody with them. They hope the change of scenery will do her good and her marriage prospects—and mood—will be brighter in London.

Once there, talk is of nothing but the crop failures caused by the cold and increased unemployment of the coldmongers, which have provoked riots in several cities to the north. With each passing day, it’s more difficult to avoid getting embroiled in the intrigue, none of which really helps Melody’s chances for romance. It’s not long before Jane and Vincent realize that in addition to getting Melody to the church on time, they must take on one small task: solving a crisis of international proportions.

Without a Summer, by Mary Robinette Kowal, released on April 2nd!

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