tour - Tor/Forge Blog
Close
post-featured-image

On the (Digital) Road: Tor Author Events in August

On the (Digital) Road: Tor Author Events in August

We are in a time of social distancing, but your favorite Tor authors are still coming to screens near you in the month of August! Check out where you can find them here:

Kit Rocha, Deal with the Devil

Placeholder of  -7

Tuesday, August 4
Tor After Dark
Instagram Live
7:00 PM ET

Daniel Kraus, The Living Dead

Image Place holder  of - 86

Tuesday, August 4
Powell’s in conversation with Mary Roach
Zoom
6:00 PM PT

Wednesday, August 5
Book Soup in conversation with Grady Hendrix
Crowdcast
6:00 PM PT’

Thursday, August 6
Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore, in conversation with Josh Malerman
Crowdcast
7:00 PM PT

Tuesday, August 11
Anderson’s Bookshop, in conversation with Megan Abbott
Zoom
8:30 PM CT

Wednesday, August 12
Doylestown Bookshop, reading and Q & A with Gabino Iglesias
Zoom
6:30 PM ET

Thursday, August 20
Fountain Bookstore, in Conversation with Stephanie Kuehn
Register here
6:00 PM ET

Mary Robinette Kowal, The Relentless Moon

Image Placeholder of - 25

Wednesday, August 5
University Bookstore in conversation with Fonda Lee
Zoom
6:00 PM PT

Friday, August 7
Poisoned Pen, in conversation with Pat King
Zoom
8:00 PM ET

Saturday, August 8
Annie’s Book Stop of Worcester
Zoom
2:00 PM ET

John Scalzi, The Last Emperox

Poster Placeholder of - 91

Thursday, August 6
Kepler’s in conversation with Lindsay Ellis
Zoom
4:00 PM ET

Mary Robinette Kowal, The Relentless Moon and Kate Elliott, Unconquerable Sun

Place holder  of - 20image-elliottour

Thursday, August 6
Riverstone Books, authors in conversation
Zoom
7:00 PM ET

Brian Naslund, Sorcery of a Queen, Curtis Craddock, The Last Uncharted Sky

image37339image-37340

Tuesday, August 11
Old Firehouse Books, authors in conversation
Register here
7:00 PM MT

David Mack, The Shadow Commission

image-37341

Thursday, August 13
Tubby & Coo’s Mid-City Book Shop
Streamyard
6:00 PM CT

Lavie Tidhar, By Force Alone

image-37373

Sunday, August 16
Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore, in conversation with Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Crowdcast
1:00 PM PT

Saturday, August 22
Chevalier’s Books in conversation with Ian McDonald
Register Here
12:00 PM ET

Gregory Benford and Larry Niven, Glorious

image-37087

Thursday, August 20
Midtown Reader
Register Here
6:00 PM ET

Jenn Lyons, The Memory of Souls

image-jenntour

Tuesday, August 25
Read It Again Books
Streamyard
7:00 PM ET

Wednesday, August 26
Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore
Zoom
7:00 PM PT

Friday, August 28
Toadstool Bookshop
4:00 PM ET

post-featured-image

On the (Digital) Road: Tor Author Events in April

On the (Digital) Road: Tor Author Events in April

We are in a time of social distancing, but your favorite Tor authors are still coming to screens near you in the month of April! Check out where you can find them here:

John Scalzi, The Last Emperox

image-36813

Thursday, April 16
Inverse SFF Happy Hour
Instagram Live
7:00 PM EST

Friday, April 17
Commonwealth Club Virtual Event
Commonwealth Website
3:00 PM EST

Friday, April 17
Online Reading/Q and A with Scott Simon’s Open Book
Open Book
6:15 PM EST

Monday, April 20
Online Chime Interview with Amazon Book Review
Facebook
Time TK

Tuesday, April 21
Tor After Dark
Instagram Live
7:00 PM EST

Wednesday, April 22
Reddit r/Books AMA
Reddit
3:00 PM EST

Friday, April 24
Veronica Roth + BuzzFeed Book Club Present: Quarantine Reading
Zoom
1:30 PM EST

Jenn Lyons, The Memory of Souls

image-36825

Saturday, April 18
Toils of the Dreamer – Celebrity DnD
JordanCon
5:00 PM EDT

Christopher Paolini, To Sleep in a Sea of Stars

image-36824

Monday, April 20
Reddit r/Books AMA
Reddit
Time TK

TJ Klune, The House in the Cerulean Sea

image-36834

Monday, April 20
Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore, in conversation with CB Lee
Instagram Live
7:00 PT

Sarah Kozloff, A Queen in Hiding

image-36826

Tuesday, April 21
Tubby & Coo’s Mid-City Book Shop
Facebook
6:00 PM CT

S. L. Huang, Critical Point

image-36827

Monday, April 27
Reddit r/Books AMA
Reddit
Time TK

Wednesday, April 29
Second Life: Deep Dive Virtual Panel
Second Life
Time TK

Chris Kluwe, Otaku

image-36835

Monday, April 27
Tubby & Coo’s Mid-City Book Shop
Streamyard
6:00 PM CT

S. A. Hunt (Burn the Dark), Camilla Bruce (You Let Me In), Kit Rocha (Deal with the Devil)

image-36837

Tuesday, April 28
Reddit r/Fantasy AMA
Reddit
Time TK

On the Road: Tor/Forge Author Events in August

On the Road: Tor/Forge Author Events in August

The End of All Things by John ScalziChasing the Phoenix by Michael SwanwickHover by Anne A. Wilson

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:

Mindee Arnett, The Nightmare Charade

Tuesday, August 11
Joseph-Beth Booksellers
Cincinnati, OH
7:00 PM

Wednesday, August 12
Books & Co
Beavercreek, OH
7:00 PM

Carrie Bebris, The Suspicion at Sanditon

Thursday, August 6
Murder by the Book
Houston, TX
6:30 PM

Saturday, August 8
Ann Arbor District Library
Also with Susanna Calkins, Anna Lee Huber, and Sam Thomas, hosted by Aunt Agatha’s.
Ann Arbor, MI
2:00 PM

Monday, August 17
Mystery One Bookshop
Milwaukee, WI
7:00 PM

Wednesday, August 19
Mystery to Me Books
Madison, WI
7:00 PM

R. S. Belcher, Nightwise

Saturday, August 22
Barnes & Noble
Roanoke, VA
1:00 PM

W. Bruce Cameron, The Dog Master

Thursday, August 20
Roscommon Area District Library
Books provided by Saturn Booksellers
Roscommon, MI
4:30 PM

Saturday, August 22
Horizon Books
Traverse City, MI
10:00 AM

Cathy Clamp, Forbidden

Saturday, August 22
Hastings Entertainment
Stephenville, TX
12:00 PM

Saturday, August 29
Barnes & Noble
Harker Heights, TX
12:00 PM

Tom Doyle, The Left-Hand Way

Saturday, August 8
Barnes & Noble
Hackensack, NJ
7:00 PM

Wednesday, August 26
Petworth Neighborhood Library
Washington, DC
7:00 PM

Carolyn Ives Gilman, Dark Orbit

Thursday, August 6
Politics and Prose
Washington, D.C.
7:00 PM

Saturday, August 8
Dreamhaven Books
Minneapolis, MN
2:00 PM

Neal Griffin, Benefit of the Doubt

Wednesday, August 26
The Reader’s Loft
Green Bay, WI
7:00 PM

Friday, August 28
Mystery to Me Books
Madison, WI
7:00 PM

Del Howison and Joseph Nassise, Midian Unmade

Saturday, August 1
Dark Delicacies
Burbank, CA
2:00 PM

Sunday, August 2
Mysterious Galaxy
San Diego, CA
2:00 PM

Mary Pat Kelly, Of Irish Blood

Friday, August 14
Boswell Book Company
An Irish Fest Preview!
Milwaukee, WI
2:00 PM

 

Victor Milán, The Dinosaur Lords

Monday, August 3
Jean Cocteau Cinema
Santa Fe, NM
7:00 PM

Saturday, August 8
Page One Bookstore
With Melinda Snodgrass
Albuquerque, NM
4:00 PM

Wednesday, August 12
Mysterious Galaxy
With Melinda Snodgrass
San Diego, CA
7:30 PM

Tim Pratt, Pathfinder Tales: Liar’s Island

Tuesday, August 25
Copperfield’s Books
In conversation with Ross Lockhart
Petaluma, CA
7:00 PM

John Scalzi, The End of All Things

Tuesday, August 11
Booksellers at Laurelwood
Memphis, TN
6:30 PM

Wednesday, August 12
Quail Ridge Books and Music
Raleigh, NC
7:00 PM

Thursday, August 13
Avid Bookshop
Athens, GA
6:30 PM

Friday, August 14
Joseph-Beth Booksellers
Lexington, KY
7:00 PM

Saturday, August 15
Barnes & Noble
Westlake, OH
2:00 PM

Sunday, August 16
Schuler Books and Music
Lansing, MI
4:00 PM

Monday, August 17
Madison Public Library
Books provided by A Room of One’s Own
Madison, WI
7:00 PM

Tuesday, August 18
Powell’s Books at Cedar Hills Crossing
Beaverton, OR
7:00 PM

Wednesday, August 19
Seattle Public Library
Books provided by Elliott Bay Books
Seattle, WA
7:00 PM

Thursday, August 20
Boise Public Library
Books provided by Rediscovered Books
Boise, ID
7:00 PM

Sunday, August 23
Midtown Arts Center
Books provided by Old Firehouse Books
Fort Collins, CO
3:00 PM

Monday, August 24
Borderlands Cafe
San Francisco, CA
12:00 PM

Tuesday, August 25
The Last Bookstore
Los Angeles, CA
7:30 PM

Wednesday, August 26
Poisoned Pen
Scottsdale, AZ
7:00 PM

Melinda Snodgrass, The Edge of Dawn

Saturday, August 8
Page One Bookstore
With Victor Milán
Albuquerque, NM
4:00 PM

Wednesday, August 12
Mysterious Galaxy
With Victor Milán
San Diego, CA
7:30 PM

Michael Swanwick, Chasing the Phoenix

Tuesday, August 11
Main Point Books
Bryn Mawr, PA
7:00 PM

Saturday, August 15
Quail Ridge Books
Raleigh, NC
7:00 PM

Sunday, August 16
Oak City Comic Show
North Raleigh Hilton
Wake Forest Road
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Monday, August 17
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC
7:00 PM

Tuesday, August 18
Malaprop’s Bookstore and Cafe
Asheville, NC
7:00 PM

David Thurlo, Looking Through Darkness

Saturday, August 1
Bloomfield City Public Library
Bloomfield, NM
7:00 PM

Carrie Vaughn, Kitty Saves the World

Wednesday, August 5
Tattered Cover
East Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO
7:00 PM

Jo Walton, The Philosopher Kings

Sunday, August 9
Borderlands Books
San Francisco, CA
3:00 PM

Monday, August 17
Powell’s Books at Cedar Hills Crossing
Beaverton, OR
7:00 PM

Anne A. Wilson, Hover

Wednesday, August 12
RJ Julia Booksellers
Madison, CT
7:00 PM

Saturday, August 15
Midshipman Store
Annapolis, MD
10:00 AM

Sunday, August 16
Fountain Bookstore
Richmond, VA
2:00 PM

Monday, August 31
Warwick’s Books
San Diego, CA
7:00 PM

F.Paul Wilson embarking on USO Operation Thriller Tour

F.Paul Wilson embarking on USO Operation Thriller Tour

USO Logo The USO announced this week the 5 thriller authors who make up Operation Thriller 2013, and will be participating in the annual USO Gala in Washington DC on October 25, and making tour stops to multiple locations including Virginia (including a visit to the new USO Warrior and Family Center at Fort Belvoir), Maryland, the District of Columbia, Germany, military bases in the Middle East and the United Kingdom from October 24-Nov 1. The authors are: F.Paul Wilson, Harlan Coben, Phillip Margolin, Kathleen Antrim, and Heather Graham.

ITWThis trip marks the fourth installment of “Operation Thriller,” which has deployed 14 award-winning authors to seven countries and brought a touch of home to hundreds of troops since 2010.

From Wilson: “I am honored to be included on this tour. I’ve spent more years than I care to number spinning tales about fictional men and women who face down threats to their values and way of life.  Now I get the chance to mix with the genuine article and thank them for putting themselves in harm’s way.”

Dark City by F. Paul Wilson Full press release attached or available on: PR Web

In addition, Wilson will be making the following tour stops for Dark City when he returns:

November 14 – Mysterious Galaxy, San Diego

November 15 – Dark Delicacies, Los Angeles

November 16 – Poisoned Pen, Scottsdale

Announcing the Girls’ Nightmare Out #TorChat!

Announcing the Girls’ Nightmare Out #TorChat!

Announcing Girls’ Nightmare Out!

Image Placeholder of - 20 Placeholder of  -96 Image Place holder  of - 63

August spells the end of glorious summer days and the return of classrooms and assigned reading. What better way to celebrate the end of summer than with a Young Adult #TorChat, followed by a one-of-a-kind tour!

Tor Books (@torbooks) is thrilled to announce Girls’ Nightmare Out, a week-long event featuring three amazing YA authors: Lisa Desrochers, Kendare Blake, and Marta Acosta!

Girls’ Nightmare Out will launch with the August #TorChat, part of a monthly series of genre-themed, hour-long chats created by Tor Books and hosted on Twitter. The chat will take place on next Wednesday, August 15th, from 4 to 5 PM Eastern. As students all across the country try to squeeze in just one more fun book before picking up their textbooks again, we’ll be joined by Lisa Desrochers (@LisaDez), the author of the Personal Demons trilogy, whose final volume, Last Rite, was published in May; Kendare Blake (@KendareBlake), whose debut took readers and critics alike by storm and whose new novel, Girl of Nightmares, a genre-bending love story drenched in blood and terror, publishes in August; and Marta Acosta (@MartaAcosta), author of the popular Casa Dracula series, as well as her YA debut, the gothic Dark Companion, published on July 3, 2012.

The chat will be loosely moderated by Katie Bartow, the blogger behind Mundie Moms, a popular YA review site. Katie founded Mundie Moms in January 2009 as a place for fans to discuss their favourite YA novels. From there, it grew into a community of fans and reviewers discussing every aspect of YA fiction and chatting with YA authors. Follow the chat and join in by using the Twitter hashtag #TorChat!

In the week following the chat, Girls’ Nightmare Out will take to the road, with Lisa, Kendare, and Marta going on a week-long tour, hitting cities all across the country! Dates and details are on Tor.com.

About the Authors

LISA DESROCHERS burst onto the YA scene in September 2010 with her debut novel Personal Demons, which was an ALA/YALSA Popular Paperback for Young Adults nominee and a Library Journal “Fall First” selection. Desrochers second installment Original Sin was highly anticipated and received rave reviews. And now Tor is proud to announce the release of the conclusion to the thrilling, edgy Personal Demons series, Last Rite, published on May 5, 2012.

With the help of the powerful angel Gabe and demon-turned-mortal Luc, Frannie has been able to stay one step ahead of the forces of Hell. But when the demons killed Frannie’s best friend and destroyed her brother, they raised the stakes. If Frannie wants to keep her family and friends safe, she knows she has no choice but to go on the run. Their best defense is the power Frannie has been struggling to master, but her attempts to hone her skill go horribly awry. If Frannie doesn’t learn fast, the consequences could be devastating—even apocalyptic. What happens when you can’t outrun Hell…or trust the ones you love?

Lisa lives in central California with her husband and two very busy daughters. She has a doctorate in physical therapy and maintains a full time practice. Last Rite is the final installment in the Personal Demons series.

KENDARE BLAKE exploded onto the Young Adult scene with her debut novel, Anna Dressed in Blood. Enthralling New York Times bestselling authors, reviewers, fans, and bloggers alike, Blake adeptly weaves the familiar and the unexpected into a genre-bending, refreshing new take on paranormal romance. Now, she’s back with her eagerly anticipated sequel, Girl of Nightmares, publishing on August 7, 2012.

It’s been months since the ghost of Anna Korlov opened a door to Hell in her basement and disappeared into it, but ghost-hunter Cas Lowood can’t move on. His friends remind him that Anna sacrificed herself so that Cas could live—not walk around half dead. He knows they’re right, but in Cas’s eyes, no living girl he meets can compare to the dead girl he fell in love with. Now he’s seeing Anna everywhere: sometimes when he’s asleep and sometimes in waking nightmares. But something is very wrong…These aren’t just daydreams. Anna seems tortured, torn apart in new and ever more gruesome ways every time she appears. Cas doesn’t know what happened to Anna when she disappeared into Hell, but he knows she doesn’t deserve whatever is happening to her now. Anna saved Cas more than once, and it’s time for him to return the favor.

Kendare holds an MA in Creative Writing from Middlesex University in northern London. She lives and writes in Lynnwood, Washington. Anna Dressed in Blood was among NPR’s Top 5 YA Novels of 2011, ALA/YALSA’s Best Fiction for Young Adults 2011 as well as Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers 2011, and Kirkus Reviews’ Best Teen Books of 2011. It was also recognized by the Cybils: Children’s and Young Adult Bloggers’ Literary Awards.

MARTA ACOSTA is the award-winning author of the Casa Dracula series, all of which have hit #1 on Amazon’s Latino Author’s list. Now, Tor Teen is excited to announce the publication of her very first YA novel, the gothic Dark Companion, publishing on July 3, 2012.

Written as an homage to Jane Eyre, Dark Companion is a lush, romantic tale about an orphaned teenager who is chosen to attend an exclusive private school where things are not exactly as they seem. It was originally published on Scrib.com where it garnered over 25,000 reads and became the top YA novel on the site, which was reported by GalleyCat, the New Yorker’s blog, io9.com, and Publishers Weekly. Recently, it was chosen as a selection for the Las Comadres National Latino Book Club for August 2012.

Marta’s novels have been selected as Book Sense, BookPage Notable and Fresh Fiction picks and a Catalina Magazine Humor Book of the Year. In addition to writing fiction, she is a frequent contributor to the San Francisco Chronicle, Publishers Weekly and Contra Costa Times. Marta lives in the San Francisco Bay area with her family.

About #Torchat
#TorChat is a genre-themed, hour-long chat series created by Tor Books and hosted on Twitter. Guest authors join fans in lively, informative and entertaining discussions of all that’s hot in genre fiction, 140 characters at a time, from 4 – 5 PM EST on the third Wednesday of every month. Each #TorChat revolves around a different genre topic of interest, often of a timely nature, and strives to provide a new media opportunity for readers to connect with their favorite authors.

About Tor Books
Tor Books, an imprint of Tom Doherty Associates, LLC, is a New York-based publisher of hardcover and softcover books. Founded in 1980, Tor annually publishes what is arguably the largest and most diverse line of science fiction and fantasy ever produced by a single English-language publisher. In 2002, Tor launched Starscape, an imprint dedicated to publishing quality science fiction and fantasy for young readers, including books by critically acclaimed and award winning authors such as Cory Doctorow, Orson Scott Card, and David Lubar. Between an extensive hardcover and trade-softcover line, an Orb backlist program, and a stronghold in mass-market paperbacks, books from Tor have won every major award in the SF and fantasy fields, and has been named Best Publisher 25 years in a row in the Locus Poll, the largest consumer poll in SF.

Brandon Sanderson’s Tour for New Mistborn Novel The Alloy of Law

Brandon Sanderson’s Tour for New Mistborn Novel The Alloy of Law

Placeholder of  -77Brandon will be touring this November to promote the release of his new Mistborn novel, The Alloy of Law. He’ll also be at Comic-Con for a panel and signing. Here are the dates:

Comic Con

Thursday, July 21
12:00 PM
“Putting the ‘Epic’ in Epic Fantasy” panel (Room 6A)
Panelists: Brandon Sanderson, George RR Martin, Patrick Rothfuss, Christopher Paolini, Peter Orullian, K.J. Taylor, & Kevin J. Anderson.  Moderated by Michael Spradlin

2:30 PM
Signing & giveaway at Tor booth (#2707)
48 copies of MISTBORN (mm) to be given away along with ALLOY broadsheets and a handful of ALLOY galleys

Alloy of Law Tour

Tuesday, November 8
12:00 AM (Midnight)
BYU Bookstore
Provo, UT

Wednesday, November 9
7:00 PM
Mysterious Galaxy Books
San Diego, CA

Thursday, November 10
7:00 PM
Barnes & Noble
Huntington Beach, CA

Friday, November 11
7:00 PM
University Book Store
Seattle, WA

Saturday, November 12
Vancouver, BC
(TBA)

Tuesday, November 15
7:00 PM
Joseph-Beth Booksellers
Lexington, KY

Wednesday, November 16
7:00 PM
Barnes & Noble
Brooklyn, NY

THE WINDS OF DUNE national tour schedule

THE WINDS OF DUNE national tour schedule

Place holder  of - 56Come meet New York Times bestselling authors Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson as they tour for their latest novel, The Winds of Dune!

New York, NY: Barnes & Noble (Union Square): Tuesday, August 4th

Boston, MA: Boston Public Library: Wednesday, August 5th

Cambridge, MA: Harvard Coop: Thursday, August 6th

Greenwich, CT: Just Books: Friday, August 7th

New Haven, CT: RJ Julia Booksellers: Saturday, August 8th

Long Island, NY: The Book Revue: Sunday, August 9th

Princeton, NJ: Chicklet Books: Monday, August 10th
Newark, NJ: Hudson Airport

Philadelphia, PA: Free Library of Philadelphia: Tuesday, August 11th

Washington, DC: Borders Bailey’s Crossroads: Wednesday, August 12th

Bethesda, MD: Barnes & Noble: Thursday, August 13th

Pittsburgh, PA: Mystery Lovers Bookshop: Friday, August 14th

Cleveland, OH: Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Saturday, August 15th

Buffalo, NY: Talking Leaves: Sunday, August 16th

Toronto, ON: HB Fenn: Monday, August 17th

………………………………………………

Official Dune

The owner of this website has made a commitment to accessibility and inclusion, please report any problems that you encounter using the contact form on this website. This site uses the WP ADA Compliance Check plugin to enhance accessibility.