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March 2, 2015
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More Stories Congratulations to the 2014 Nebula Award nominees, including The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison and The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu, translated by Ken Liu. Check out the cover of Brandon Sanderson’s Shadows of Self! Which of V. E. Schwab’s Londons do you belong in?
Dolls Aren’t Just For Children
by Ellen Datlow

Dolls, perhaps more than any other object, demonstrate just how thin the line between love and fear, comfort and horror, can be. They are objects of love and sources of reassurance for children, coveted prizes for collectors, sources of terror and horror in numerous movies, television shows, books, and stories. Dolls fire our collective imagination, for better and—too often, for worse. From life-size dolls the same height as the little girls who carry them, to dolls whose long hair can “grow” even longer, to Barbie and her fashionable sisters, dolls do double duty as child’s play and the focus of adult art and adult fear.

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A Spectrum of Worlds
by V. E. Schwab


To most writers, it’s a backdrop, to some even an afterthought, but to me, it’s always been a character. Setting is one of the very first—if not THE first—thing that comes to me when I’m writing a book. It’s not that I don’t care about the other pieces—the people and the plot and what have you—it’s that for me, as a writer and a reader, setting IS one of the most important aspects, and it’s always integral to the plot.

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On the Road: Author Events in March

Tor/Forge authors are on the road in March!

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