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Halo: The Thursday War


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  How many syllables was that again, or, “Can I buy a vowel?”

  Living in a Real Teenage Dystopia: The Classroom

  The Care and Feeding of a Villain

  On Taking Risks and Being Dead

  Steampunk Sweepstakes

  Gaming News

Wheel of Time News has an audio excerpt of Chapter Two of A Memory of Light, “The Choice of an Ajah”

  Win a copy of the audiobook of Knife of Dreams

  Goodreads Giveaway: The Eye of the World trade paperback

  Download Free Wallpaper of the ebook cover of The Gathering Storm

  Follow Leigh Butler’s Wheel of Time reread on


Check out our monthly #TorChat, featuring Tor/Forge authors chatting with fans on Twitter!

The November #TorChat is this Wednesday, featuring Felix Gilman, Suzanne Johnson, and Joseph Nassise, talking about the importance of setting!

Crown of VengeanceHow many syllables was that again, or, “Can I buy a vowel?”

By Melissa Ann Singer, Senior Editor

At this point, Mercedes Lackey, James Mallory, and I have worked on seven books together. They’ve all been fascinating and fun but there were a couple of times on this last book, Crown of Vengeance, where I thought my head was going to explode.



Truancy CityLiving in a Real Teenage Dystopia: The Classroom

By Isamu Fukui

In recent years there has been some discussion about the dystopian visions of George Orwell and Aldous Huxley and about which model is more relevant to our society today. This discussion can be boiled down to Orwell fearing that we would become slaves to pain while Huxley proposed that we would become slaves to pleasure.



King of the DeadThe Care and Feeding of a Villain

By Joseph Nassise

I’ve always been fascinated with the concept of psychopomps; those creatures, spirits, or deities that show up in many myths and religions, whose responsibility is to escort newly deceased souls to the afterlife, and while looking for a villain for the sequel to Eyes to See, I decided to dig into the idea a bit more to see what, if anything, might work.



Ghost PlanetOn Taking Risks and Being Dead

By Sharon Lynn Fisher

I did not set out to be a problem child. I didn’t know when I wrote my debut, Ghost Planet (October 30), that I was making choices that translated into challenges for an agent, should I be lucky enough to procure (use the old Jedi mind trick on) one.



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Gaming News

  Halo 4 released on November 6th, marking the return of Master Chief!

  If that’s not enough Halo for you, then check out the just released Halo: The Thursday War, by Karen Traviss.

  Halo: Primordium, the second book in Greg Bear’s Forerunner Saga, has also just released in trade paperback. We’ve got your gaming needs covered!

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