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New Releases: 4/19/16

New Releases: 4/19/16

Here’s what went on sale today!

Design for Dying by Renee Patrick

Design for Dying by Renee Patrick Los Angeles, 1937. Lillian Frost has traded dreams of stardom for security as a department store salesgirl . . . until she discovers she’s a suspect in the murder of her former roommate, Ruby Carroll. Party girl Ruby died wearing a gown she stole from the wardrobe department at Paramount Pictures, domain of Edith Head.

Edith has yet to win the first of her eight Academy Awards; right now she’s barely hanging on to her job, and a scandal is the last thing she needs. To clear Lillian’s name and save Edith’s career, the two women join forces.

Unraveling the mystery pits them against a Hungarian princess on the lam, a hotshot director on the make, and a private investigator who’s not on the level. All they have going for them are dogged determination, assists from the likes of Bob Hope and Barbara Stanwyck, and a killer sense of style. In show business, that just might be enough.

Dust Up by Josh McGoran

Dust Up by Josh McGoran  Detective Doyle Carrick is awakened in the middle of the night by frantic banging on his front door, a sound followed by gunfire. Ron Hartwell, a complete stranger, is dying on his doorstep.

A halfhearted investigation labels the murder a domestic dispute, with Miriam, Ron’s widow, the sole suspect. When Doyle discovers the Hartwells both worked for a big biotech company, he suspects something else is going on, but it’s not his case. Then, in a run-down North Philly hotel, Miriam tells him her story.

As Doyle follows her back to Haiti, and uncovers a web of deceit, intrigue and mass murder. Giant biotech corporations are working to topple the Haitian government. One is spreading a deadly allergy that will make the competitor’s most popular product virtually poisonous and put millions of lives at risk.

To prevent this, Doyle must enlist the help of his most dangerous enemies, and question everything he ever knew about himself and what it means to be a cop.

The House of Daniel by Harry Turtledove

The House of Daniel by Harry Turtledove Jack Spivey’s just another down-and-out trying to stay alive, doing a little of this and a little of that. Sometimes that means making a few bucks playing ball with the Enid Eagles, against teams from as many as two counties away. And somethimes it means roughing up rival thugs for Big Stu, the guy who calls the shots in Enid.

But one day Jack knocks on the door of the person he’s supposed to “deal with”—and realizes that he’s not going to do any such thing to the young lady who answers. This means he needs to get out of the reach of Big Stu, who didn’t get to where he is by letting defiance go unpunished.

Then the House of Daniel comes to town–a brash band of barnstormers who’ll take on any team, and whose antics never fail to entertain. Against the odds Jack secures a berth with them. Now they’re off to tour an America that’s as shot through with magic as it is dead broke. Jack will never be the same—nor will baseball.

Knights of Crystallia by Brandon Sanderson The Knights of Crystallia by Brandon Sanderson

The Knights of Crystallia is the third action-packed fantasy adventure in the Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians series for young readers by the #1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson. These fast-paced and funny novels are now available in deluxe hardcover editions illustrated by Hayley Lazo.

NEW FROM TOR.COM:

The Emperor’s Railroad by Guy Haley

The Emperor's Railroad by Guy HaleyGlobal war devastated the environment, a zombie-like plague wiped out much of humanity, and civilization as we once understood it came to a standstill. But that was a thousand years ago, and the world is now a very different place.

Conflict between city states is constant, superstition is rife, and machine relics, mutant creatures and resurrected prehistoric beasts trouble the land. Watching over all are the silent Dreaming Cities. Homes of the angels, bastion outposts of heaven on Earth. Or so the church claims. Very few go in, and nobody ever comes out.

Until now…

NOW IN PAPERBACK:

Briar Rose by Jane Yolen

Skies of Ash by Rachel Howzell Hall

Where by Kit Reed

NEW IN MANGA:

Magical Girl Apocalypse Vol. 7 by Kentaro Sato

My Monster Secret Vol. 2 by Eiji Masuda

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz & The Marvelous Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum; Art by Kriss Sison

See upcoming releases.

Four Tor/Forge Titles Included in LA Times Summer Reading List

Four Tor/Forge Titles Included in LA Times Summer Reading List

Skies of Ash by Rachel Howzell HallThe Suspicion at Sanditon by Carrie BebrisThe Iron Assassin by Ed GreenwoodLast First Snow by Max Gladstone

Four Tor/Forge titles have been included in the LA Times Summer Reading Recommendation list!

Skies of Ash and The Suspicion at Sanditon were listed in the Mystery/Thriller section of the “Summer Books Guide” of the LA Times’ Jacket Copy and The Iron Assassin and Last First Snow were listed in the SF/Fantasy section of the same guide. You can find the complete lists of those two categories here.

Where to Find Tor at the 2015 American Library Association Conference

Where to Find Tor at the 2015 American Library Association Conference

ALA

Tor/Forge at the 2015 American Library Association Conference

Join Tor/Forge Books at the American Library Association’s 2015 Annual Conference in San Francisco from June 26th to June 29th. Galleys, posters, and other giveaways will be available throughout the show in the Tor/Forge Books booth (#1013)!

Join us for the following events:

Tor Books and the American Library Association’s Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) present
“Unknown Knowns and Known Unknowns: How Speculative Fiction Gets Technological Innovation Right and Wrong”

Add to your calendar: https://alaac15.ala.org/node/28873
Saturday, June 27th: 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Moscone Center, room 2005 (W)
Science Fiction often has a predictive value, yet often overlooks the small things. Join our great panel of Science Fiction and Fantasy authors, Vernor Vinge, Greg Bear, John Scalzi, Marie Brennan and Larry Correia as they discuss their work and how it connects with technological opportunities and developments that were missed, never invented, and those that came about in ways unimagined. The panel will consider the role speculative fiction plays in fostering innovation and bringing about new ideas.
A complimentary bag of books will be given to the first 200 attendees!*

AAP’s Children’s and Teen Author Speed Dating Event
Add to your calendar: https://alaac15.ala.org/node/29874
Saturday, June 27th: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Marriott Hotel, Golden Gate B
Join authors and illustrators of children’s, middle grade, and teen fiction including Tor Teen author Kathleen Baldwin in a lightning round speed-dating event.

RUSA’s Literary Tastes Breakfast
Add to your calendar: https://alaac15.ala.org/node/28616
Sunday, June 28th: 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Moscone Center, West Exhibit Hall, 1st Floor
Join Tor authors Katherine Addison and Jo Walton as they are honored for their RUSA Reading List selections. Complimentary book signing of The Goblin Emperor and My Real Children to follow.

The 2015 YALSA Alex Awards Panel
Add to your calendar: https://alaac15.ala.org/node/28597
Sunday, June 28th: 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Moscone Center, room 2002 (W)
Hear from the winners of YALSA’s 2015 Alex Awards including John Scalzi. Complimentary book signing of Lock In to follow.

Mystery Panel on the Pop Top Stage
Add to your calendar: https://alaac15.ala.org/pop-top-stage
Sunday, June 28th: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Moscone Center, Exhibit Hall, Pop Top Stage
Hear Forge author Rachel Howzell Hall in discussion with her fellow mystery and crime writers. Complimentary book signing of Skies of Ash to follow.

The Future According to Tor: New Titles for Young Readers and Teens
Add to your calendar: https://alaac15.ala.org/node/30169
Sunday, June 28th: 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Moscone Center, Exhibit Hall, Book Buzz Theater
Senior editor Susan Chang and publishing coordinator Ali Fisher will present a selection of must-shelve forthcoming fiction from Starscape, Tor Teen, and Tor/Forge Books.

The 2015 Stonewall Book Awards Program
Add to your calendar: https://alaac15.ala.org/node/28698
Monday, June 29th: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Moscone Center, room 3005 (W)
Join the GLBT Round Table as it recognizes the Stonewall Book Award winners and honorees including Tor author Jo Walton. Complimentary book signing of My Real Children to follow.

The following authors will be signing complimentary copies of their books in the Tor/Forge Books booth (#1013) during the show:
Mary Pat Kelly will be signing Of Irish Blood on 6/27 at 9:00 AM.
Charlie Jane Anders will be signing galleys of All the Birds in the Sky on 6/27 at 10:00 AM.
Kathleen Baldwin will be signing A School for Unusual Girls on 6/27 at 1:30 PM.
Rachel Howzell Hall will be signing Skies of Ash on 6/28 at 10:30 AM.

On the Road: Tor/Forge Author Events in May

On the Road: Tor/Forge Author Events in May

Benefit of the Doubt by Neal GriffinVoyage of the Basilisk by Marie BrennanOf Noble Family by Mary Robinette Kowal

Tor/Forge authors are on the road in May! Once a month, we’re collecting info about all of our upcoming author events. Check and see who’ll be coming to a city near you:

James O. Born, Scent of Murder

Friday, May 1
Murder on the Beach
Delray Beach, FL
7:00 PM

Saturday, May 16
South Carolina Book Festival
Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center
Columbia, SC
9:30 AM

Marie Brennan, Voyage of the Basilisk
Mary Robinette Kowal, Of Noble Family

Tuesday, May 5
DePaul University Bookstore
Chicago, IL
6:00 PM

Wednesday, May 6
Mysterious Galaxy
San Diego, CA
7:30 PM

Thursday, May 7
Copperfield’s Books
Petaluma, CA
7:00 PM

Tuesday, May 12
Powell’s Books at Cedar Hills Crossing
Beaverton, OR
7:00 PM

Thursday, May 14
Weller Book Works
Salt Lake City, UT
6:00 PM

Saturday, May 16
Poisoned Pen
Scottsdale, AZ
2:00 PM

Sunday, May 17
Murder by the Book
Houston, TX
2:00 PM

Monday, May 18
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC
7:00 PM

Tuesday, May 19
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC
7:00 PM

Wednesday, May 20
Malaprops
Asheville, NC
7:00 PM

Thursday, May 21
Borderlands Books
San Francisco, CA
7:00 PM

Tina Connolly, Seriously Wicked

Tuesday, May 5
Powell’s Books at Cedar Hills Crossing
Beaverton, OR
7:00 PM

Saturday, May 9
Mysterious Galaxy
San Diego, CA
1:00 PM

Saturday, May 16
Redmond Library
With Jennifer Brozek, Cat Rambo, and Raven Oak
Hosted by Cascade Writers, books provided by University Bookstore
Redmond, WA
12:30 PM

Saturday, May 23
Seattle Mystery Bookshop
Seattle, WA
12:00 PM

P.N. Elrod, The Hanged Man

Friday, May 22
Barnes & Noble at Southern Methodist University
Dallas, TX
4:00 PM

Neal Griffin, Benefit of the Doubt

Saturday, May 9
Mysterious Galaxy
San Diego, CA
3:00 PM

Wednesday, May 13
Warwick’s Books
San Diego, CA
7:30 PM

Thursday, May 14
Book Carnival
Orange, CA
7:00 PM

Friday, May 15
Poisoned Pen
Scottsdale, AZ
7:00 PM

Sunday, May 17
Norman P. Murray Community Center
Mission Viejo, CA
9:30 AM

Monday, May 18
Murder by the Book
Houston, TX
6:30 PM

Dave Gross, Pathfinder Tales: The Lord of Runes

Thursday, May 21
University Bookstore
Seattle, WA
7:00 PM

May 22—May 25
PaizoCon
Seattle, WA

Rachel Howzell Hall, Skies of Ash

Tuesday, May 19
Book Carnival
Launch party!
Orange, CA
7:00 PM

Wednesday, May 20
The Last Bookstore
Los Angeles, CA
7:00 PM

Thursday, May 21
Eso Won Books
Los Angeles, CA
7:00 PM

Wednesday, May 27
Mysterious Galaxy
San Diego, CA
7:30 PM

Saturday, May 30
Poisoned Pen
Scottsdale, AZ
2:00 PM

Sunday, May 31
A Great Good Place for Books
Oakland, CA
6:30 PM

Peter Orullian, Trial of Intentions

Tuesday, May 26
University Bookstore
Seattle, WA
7:00 PM

Thursday, May 28
Mysterious Galaxy
San Diego, CA
7:30 PM

Saturday, May 30
Borderlands Bookstore
San Francisco, CA
3:00 PM

Sunday, May 31
Copperfield’s Books
Petaluma, CA
1:00 PM

Kit Reed, Where

Thursday, May 14
Skylight Books
Also with Scott O’Connor
Los Angeles, CA
7:30 PM

Tuesday, May 26
R.J. Julia Booksellers
Madison, CT
7:00 PM

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