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24 Audiobooks to Match Your Travel Time

Fourth of July weekend is almost here and that has us thinking about SUMMER VACATION! We’ve planned our trip and packed our bags. The car is gassed up and ready to go. But here’s the hardest part: what audiobook are we going to listen to on the drive?

If we’re having this problem, we’re assuming you are too. So we decided to put together a list of recommended audiobooks of varying lengths. Whether it’s a short train ride or a long flight with transfers, here are 24 audiobooks that will help make the journey memorable!

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On the Road: Tor/Forge Author Events in August

Deadout by Jon McGoranLock In by John ScalziThe Ultra Thin Man by Patrick SwensonCopper Magic by Julia Mary Gibson

Tor/Forge authors are on the road in August! 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:

Saturday, August 2

Julia Mary Gibson, Copper Magiczz
Horizon Books
Traverse City, MI
1:00 PM

John Scalzi, The Human Division
Barnes & Noble
Beavercreek, OH
2:00 PM

Glen Hirshberg, Motherless Child
Borderlands Books
San Francisco, CA
3:00 PM

Brian Herbert, The Little Green Book of Chairman Rahma
Writers’ Workshoppe
Port Townsend, WA
7:00 PM

Wednesday, August 6

Jon McGoran, Deadout
Launch Party at the Morris Arboretum
Books provided by Big Blue Marble Books
Flourtown, PA
6:00 PM

Thursday, August 7

Julia Mary Gibson, Copper Magic
Saturn Books
Gaylord, MI
6:30 PM

Brian Herbert, The Little Green Book of Chairman Rahma
Eagle Harbor Book Co.
Bainbridge Island, WA
7:30 PM

Friday, August 8

Julia Mary Gibson, Copper Magic
Between the Covers
Harbor Springs, MI
2:00 PM

Jon McGoran, Deadout
Barnes & Noble
Willow Grove, PA
6:00 PM

Saturday, August 9

Jon McGoran, Deadout
Farley’s Bookshop
New Hope, PA
1:00 PM

A.M. Dellamonica, Child of a Hidden Sea
Barnes & Noble
Amherst, NY
2:00 PM

Julia Mary Gibson, Copper Magic
McLean and Eakin Bookstore
Petoskey, MI
2:00 PM

Terry Goodkind, Severed Souls
Barnes & Noble
Henderson, NV
5:00 PM

Sunday, August 10

A.M. Dellamonica, Child of a Hidden Sea
Barnes & Noble
Rochester, NY
2:00 PM

Jon McGoran, Deadout
Moravian Bookshop
Bethlehem, PA
2:00 PM

Monday, August 11

Jon McGoran, Deadout
Main Point Books
Bryn Mawr, PA
7:00 PM

Tuesday, August 12

Patrick Swenson, The Ultra Thin Man
University Bookstore
Seattle, WA
7:00 PM

Wednesday, August 13

Tracy and Laura Hickman, Unwept
Indy Reads
Indianapolis, IN
3:00 PM

Thursday, August 14

Patrick Swenson, The Ultra Thin Man
Third Place Books
Lake Forest Park, WA
7:00 PM

Friday, August 15

Jon McGoran, Deadout
Edgartown Books
Edgartown, MA
7:00 PM

Tuesday, August 19

L. A. Campbell, Cartboy Goes to Camp
Books of Wonder
New York, NY
5:00 PM

Wednesday, August 20

Patrick Swenson, The Ultra Thin Man
Powell’s Books
Beaverton, OR
7:00 PM

Thursday, August 21

Julia Mary Gibson, Copper Magic
Elk Rapids Historical Society
Elk Rapids, MI
7:00 PM

Thursday, August 21-24

Kevin J. Anderson, The Dark Between the Stars
Chicago Comic Con
Chicago, IL

Saturday, August 23

Julia Mary Gibson, Copper Magic
Island Bookstore
Mackinac Island, MI
1:00 PM

Gary Kriss, The Zodiac Deception
Barnes & Noble
Norwalk, CT
2:00 PM

Sunday, August 24

Julia Mary Gibson, Copper Magic
Island Books & Crafts
Sault Ste. Marie, MI
2:00 PM

Tuesday, August 26

Julia Mary Gibson, Copper Magic
Sault Ste. Marie Library
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada
2:00 PM

John Scalzi, Lock In
Brazos Bookstore
Houston, TX
7:00 PM

Jon McGoran, Deadout
Mystery on Main Street
Brattleboro, VT
7:00 PM

Wednesday, August 27

Stephen Baker, The Boost
Bank Square Books
Author Luncheon
Mystic, CT
12:00 PM

Julia Mary Gibson, Copper Magic
Snowbound Books
Marquette, MI
1:00 PM

John Scalzi, Lock In
Book People
Austin, TX
7:00 PM

Thursday, August 28

Patrick Swenson, The Ultra Thin Man
Mysterious Galaxy
San Diego, CA
7:00 PM

John Scalzi, Lock In
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC
7:30 PM

Friday, August 29

John Scalzi, Lock In
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC
7:00 PM

Friday, August 29-September 1

Kevin J. Anderson, The Dark Between the Stars
Dragoncon
Atlanta, GA

Saturday, August 30

Jon McGoran, Deadout
Buffalo Street Books
Ithaca, NY
2:00 PM

Patrick Swenson, The Ultra Thin Man
Brian Herbert, The Little Green Book of Chairman Rahma
Borderlands Books
San Francisco, CA
3:00 PM

John Scalzi, Lock In
Decatur Book Festival
Decatur, GA

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Tor Books is heading to San Diego Comic-Con!

Poster Placeholder of - 46We hope to see many of you there. Stop by Booth #2707 to say hi or to participate in one of our many events and signings.

But for those of you who couldn’t make it out to California, we wanted to offer you the chance to grab some of the same amazing swag and books that we’re promoting at #SDCC. To enter for the chance to win one of these five prize bundles, leave a comment on this post telling us one fabulous thing that you’ll be doing this week while you are #NotAtComicCon. Whether you’re battling Dragon Army, matching wits with Tyrion Lannister, or chauffeuring your kids to soccer practice, we hope that you have a wonderful week.

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  • Ender’s Game movie poster
  • Ender’s Game T-shirt and cap
  • Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
  • The Way of Kings quote magnets
  • Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake
  • Article 5 by Kristen Simmons
  • The Eternity Artifact by L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
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  • Halo: Glasslands by Karen Traviss
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  • The Hum and the Shiver by Alex Bledsoe
  • The Human Division by John Scalzi
  • Hunters of Dune by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson
  • Ironskin by Tina Connolly
  • Johnny Hiro: Half Asian, All Hero by Fred Chao
  • London Falling by Paul Cornell
  • The Omen Machine by Terry Goodkind
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Tor Books announces The Human Division, a novel by John Scalzi

Placeholder of  -6Tor Books announces the next book from New York Times bestselling author John Scalzi – The Human Division – to be released first as monthly serial e-books!

NEW YORK, NY, July 6, 2012: Tor Books is pleased to announce a very unique new project with New York Times bestselling author John Scalzi. Fans have been eagerly anticipating the newest novel in Scalzi’s Old Man’s War series, and it will be published in 2013: The Human Division. Before its hardcover release however, the book will be published in a series of digital e-book episodes, a new format for the author and the imprint.

As Tor Senior Editor Patrick Nielsen Hayden explains: “The Human Divison will be an experiment: an episodic novel, released initially in digital, serialized form. Currently the plan is to publish these episodes weekly between December 2012 through February 2013. Like the episodes of a good high-end cable drama, each one will have enough internal integrity to work as an enjoyable chunk of story on its own, but each will advance a ‘season’-long storyline as well.

Ultimately the entire work will be published as a normal printed book and a normal e-book, in the late spring or early summer of 2013. And we’ll be doing our best to make it so that buying the book in serial form costs about the same as buying the full e-book. There may also be some small extra material in the full-length book.”

John Scalzi is a Guest of Honor at San Diego Comic-Con International next week, where he will discuss this special new project, along with the rest of his work, on his spotlight panel, moderated by Wil Wheaton, on Saturday, July 14, from 5:30-6:30 PM in Room 7AB. For more details about John Scalzi at Comic-con, and about Tor/Forge programming there, check out our just released schedule.

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