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June 2, 2014
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The Death of the World: On Ending a Series Arc The Magic of Heists On the Road: Tor/Forge Author Events in June More Stories...

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The Death of the World: On Ending a Series Arc
by Elizabeth Haydon

In 1993, my fantasy series The Symphony of Ages was conceived, mostly unintentionally, on the hot metal balcony of NOLA, the epic restaurant in New Orleans’ French Quarter, during the American Library Association conference. The concept for the series came into existence in the sweltering heat with the help of an old editorial friend and way too much Dixie Blackened Voodoo, a clear black local beer which left me far worse for the wear the next morning, even though I had only imbibed about two fingers of it (I lost count of his full-glass intake at nine).

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The Magic of Heists
by Greg Van Eekhout

I don’t like thieves. After I lost my first bike to a thief, it became hard to think of thieves as charming rogues. They’re people who would steal a kid’s sweet, sweet ride, a very special ninth birthday gift equipped with front shocks and a plastic bit that looked like a motorcycle gas tank. Thieves are jerks. And yet, I love heists. I love them so much I wrote an entire trilogy full of them, beginning with California Bones. The results of a heist are the same as those of a theft: someone takes something that belongs to someone else, and the thing taken may well be missed. But the word “heist” implies planning. It implies craft. Perhaps some style. And, sometimes, magic.

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On the Road: Tor/Forge Author Events in June

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

Going to the American Library Association’s annual conference in Vegas at the end of the month? We’ll be there! Come visit us at Booth #532, or at the panel “Redefining Humans from the Past to the Future,” which we’re co-sponsoring with LITA on June 28th.

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