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Company Town by Madeline Ashby

The Privilege of Picking Your Pain

by Madeline Ashby

I did not expect to be the kind of person who wakes up early for bootcamp. And really, I’m not that kind of person at all. Most mornings, the asthmatic bookworm in me riots in protest of my crawling out of bed and pulling on my leggings. She is my inner child and the most athletic thing she ever did was theater camp. She remains deeply suspicious of physical activity; she remembers asthma attacks, migraines, coughing so hard she threw up. She remembers being picked last for every team—except for dodgeball, because she was too short to be hit reliably and remained standing at the end of most rounds.

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Over Your Dead Body by Dan Wells

Elevation and Breaking Hearts

by Dan Wells

I like to make people cry.

To be fair, I like to make people do a lot of things: get mad, stand up and cheer, shiver involuntarily, and maybe even throw the book across the room. Emotional reactions are the whole point, right? If you read a book and it’s good and you like it, hooray, but if you read a book that affects you somehow, that changes you or challenges you or inspires you, double hooray. Triple.

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Too Like the Lightning by Ada Palmer

World Building Like a Historian

by Ada Palmer

My first novel, Too Like the Lightning, is set 400 years from now in an exciting future of flying cars, enhanced lifespans, globe-spanning super-nations, and a Moon Base. But people still use Latin and there’s still a King of Spain. If this feels like an odd mix of SF golden age and antiquarianism, it’s because I’m a historian, and I go about my world building from a different starting point: the deep past.

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On the Road: Author Events in May

Author Events

Tor/Forge authors are on the road in May! 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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