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Utopia Post

Is a real utopia possible?

by Malka Older, Ada Palmer, and Robert Charles Wilson

Is a real utopia possible and do we want to achieve one? We interviewed three political science fiction authors about the future societies they create in their novels.

Would you describe the society in your book as a utopia?

Robert Charles Wilson: The Affinities is a book about the utopian impulse, of which (I feel) we should be skeptical but not dismissive.
Ada Palmer: My book’s future especially I think of as two steps forward, one step back.
Malka Older: As Ada says, I think it’s a very positive step not only to be writing with hope, but also writing stories that move away from the absolutes of utopias.

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The Nature of a Pirate by A.M. Dellamonica

Going Rogue: A Pirate’s Life

by A. M. Dellamonica

About a century ago, as the portal flickers, on a sea-glutted world dotted with hundreds of tiny island nations, there were five barren, unpromising little rocks whose people made their living by attacking the ships and coastlines of the weaker nations of Stormwrack.

Piracy! The word conjures up dashing, seafaring renegades. Errol Flynn! Geena Davis!

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Arcanum Unbounded by Brandon Sanderson

Arcanum Unbounded Audio Excerpt

An all-new Stormlight Archive novella is the crown jewel of Arcanum Unbounded: The Cosmere Collection. This is the first audiobook of short fiction by New York Times best-selling author Brandon Sanderson, read by Micahel Kramer and Kate Reading.

Listen to an excerpt now.

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On the Road: Author Events in December

Author Events

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

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