Calling all Twitter fans!

In February 2011, Tor/Forge Books announced #TorChat, a sf/f genre-themed, hour-long chat series hosted on Twitter. Guest authors will join fans in a lively, informative and entertaining discussions of all that’s hot in genre fiction (140 characters at a time) from 4 to 5 PM Eastern on the third Wednesday of every month. Each #TorChat will revolve around a different genre topic of interest, with new guest authors and exclusive fan sweepstakes here on the Tor/Forge blog.

Follow @torbooks and be sure to check back here for updates on the next chat’s theme and guests, plus suggest a topic for a future #TorChat!

This month’s chat will be held on Wednesday, January 23rd, and we’re incredibly pleased to announce that our featured guest will be… Brandon Sanderson, the author of A Memory of Light, the final book of the Wheel of Time!

Previous chats:

December 2012
A Special Tor Event
Featuring tweets from Tor/Forge employees, talking about their favorite books, tv shows, and movies of 2012.

November 2012
The Importance of Setting
Featuring guest authors Suzanne Johnson, Felix Gilman, and Joseph Nassise

October 2012
Debut Novelists
Featuring guest authors Max Gladstone, Tina Connolly, and Linda Grimes

September 2012
The Rapture of the Nerds
Featuring guest authors Cory Doctorow and Charles Stross

August 2012
Girls’ Nightmare Out
Featuring guest authors Marta Acosta, Lisa Desrochers, and Kendare Blake

July 2012
Historical Fantasy
Featuring guest authors D. B. Jackson, Alex Bledsoe, and Ian Tregillis

June 2012
Science Fiction
Featuring guest authors David Brin, Paul Melko, and Warren Hammond

May 2012
Short Fiction
Featuring guest authors Mary Robinette Kowal, Jeff VanderMeer, and Ann VanderMeer

April 2012
Urban Fantasy
Featuring guest authors Suzanne Johnson, Deborah Coates, and A. M. Dellamonica

March 2012
Women in Publishing
Featuring guest authors Deborah Coonts, Kira Peikoff, and Hilary Davidson

February 2012
The 2012 Apocalypse
Featuring guest authors Kristen Simmons, Tobias Buckell, and Steven John

December 2011
The Year in Review

November 2011
Author Spotlight: Brandon Sanderson

October 2011
Genre Spotlight: Horror
Featuring guest authors Jonathan Case, Rhiannon Frater, and Dan Wells

September 2011
Steampunk Appreciation
Featuring guest authors Marie Brennan, George Mann, and Lev AC Rosen
With guest moderator Liz Gorinsky, Tor Editor

August 2011
Back to School with YA Fiction
Featuring guest authors Lisa Desrochers, Kendare Blake, and Kiki Hamilton
With guest moderator Melissa Frain, Tor Editor

July 2011
San Diego Comic Con
Featuring Tor staffers Patty Garcia and Theresa Delucci, and former staffers Justin Golenbock and Laura Fitzgerald

June 2011
Summer Romance
Featuring guest authors Gabi Stevens, Lilith Saintcrow, and Taylor Keating

May 2011
Author Spotlight: John Scalzi

April 2011
Genre Spotlight: Mysteries
Featuring guest authors Bruce DeSilva, Alex Bledsoe, and Wayne Arthurson

March 2011
Debut Authors
Featuring guest authors Peter Orullian, Beth Bernobich, and Rhiannon Frater

February 2011
Genre Spotlight: Science Fiction
Featuring guest authors M.J. Locke, Steven Gould, and Greg Bear

17 thoughts on “#TorChat

  1. it would be great if you could have some sweepsteaks that people in europe could enter.
    there a tor fans here too.

  2. I am hosting a Halo Creative Writing event via Halo Waypoint (link below). And I’m rather surprised by the outside acknowledgments for this; which is why I plan to host another event in the summer and I was curious if Tor Books would be interested in sponsoring the event by giving away a couple books to the participants (signed if at all possible).

    If you decided to do that I would obviously give credit where it is due and 343i’s Community Manager Jessica Shea could likely write up a good article for the news feed featuring Tor Books contribution along with the event.

    Please if you are interested send me an email to the one I provided.

    Creative Writing Event link:

  3. I’m curious, I have had several on-line “surveys” terminate as soon as I enter my birth-date. If there is an upper limit on entrys, please let us know ASAP so we don’t waste time entering.

    1. Lawrence, if by surveys you mean the sweepstakes we have on occasion, the only limitation on entries is age. For legal reasons, most sweepstakes are limited to those 18 and older. The other limitation is by date – sweepstakes run anywhere from a day to a month, but the end date is always clearly stated. If your problem doesn’t fall into any of these categories, please email us at Thanks!

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