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The Last Mortal Bond by Brian Staveley

Party Like a Writer; or, Why Are You Screaming at Your Cheetos?

by Brian Staveley

I was at this party a few months ago, and I got cornered somewhere between the refrigerator and the fire-escape by this guy who could not stop talking about the emerald ash borer. The emerald ash borer, for those of you who don’t go this kind of party, is a nasty little creature that’s trying to destroy our ash trees. I like a good ash tree as much as the next guy, except in this case, where the next guy was this guy, whose concern about Vermont’s ash population seemed… disproportionate, his dismay and impotent rage the sort of thing you expect from characters in movies featuring trench warfare or biological terrorism.

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The Brotherhood of the Wheel by RS Belcher

The Mythology of the Road

by R. S. Belcher

Most urban fantasies tend to be centered around, well, urban landscapes--vast sprawling cities, tiny hidden shires, small towns--like this little place in the old west I wrote about called Golgotha. Civilization is an intricate character in so many fantasies, from Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser’s Lankhmar to Sandman Slim’s Los Angeles.

My latest book focuses on another archetypal mythology—just as visceral and human as urban stories--the mythology of the road.

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Arkwright by Allen M. Steele

Why Does the Enterprise Have Anyone Aboard?

by Allen M. Steele

The short answer to that question is: because science fiction says it should. My novel Arkwright explains why this is.

Arkwright came out of the Starship Century symposium held in May, 2013, at the Arthur C. Clarke Center of the University of California – San Diego. Attending the conference were A-list scientists, futurists, and SF writers including Freeman Dyson, Joe Haldeman, Robert Zubrin, David Brin, Jill Tarter, Geoffrey Landis, Neal Stephenson, and dozens more, including myself. Anyone who enjoys serious, non-dystopian SF would have loved being there.

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On the Road: Author Events in March

Author Events

Tor/Forge authors are on the road in March! 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.

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