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Out of the Dark by David Weber


In This Issue

  Worlds Colliding? That’s Nothing

  The Half-Made Frontier

  How to Find Your Passion

  Space Cadets and Starship Troopers: The Eagle Has Landed

  Alyx Dellamonica’s Indigo Springs wins the Sunburst Award!

  More Stories

Wheel of Time News

  The scavenger hunt chapter has been revealed: “Seven-Striped Lass” from Towers of Midnight

  Towers of Midnight, Chapter 1: “Apples First”

  Towers of Midnight trailer

  Leigh Butler’s spoiler free review of Towers of Midnight

  Jason Denzel’s early review of Towers of Midnight (light spoiler warning listed on one section of review)

  Pat’s Fantasy Hotlist is running a giveaway for an autographed copy of Towers of Midnight

  The Gathering Storm ebook cover by Todd Lockwood’s Wheel of Time Re-Read continues with Winter’s Heart

  The Thirteenth Depository’s Wheel of Time Re-Read continues with Knife of Dreams


  House of Star by Caitlin Brennan

  Wild Cards 1 edited by George R.R. Martin

Preview Chapters

by Isaac Asimov

by F. Paul Wilson

by Larry Bond and Jim DeFelice

by David Weber

by Carolyn Rubenstein

by Gene Wolfe

Audio Excerpts

by Cherie Priest

by David Weber

Betrayer of Worlds by Larry Niven and Edward M. LernerWorlds Colliding? That’s Nothing

Edward M. Lerner discusses Betrayer of Worlds, his newest collaboration with Larry Niven, released on the fortieth anniversary of Niven’s classic Ringworld.

My first exposure to a Really Big Idea was an ancient and tattered—nay, disintegrating—copy of When Worlds Collide, by Philip Wylie and Edwin Balmer, encountered in my school library. Merely the title blew my mind. I remember coming to a halt, thinking: Worlds can do that?

Ah, the power of science fiction.



The Half-Made World by Felix GilmanThe Half-Made Frontier

By Felix Gilman

The Half-Made World is a western, kind of. A western with monsters. I didn’t start with the intention of writing a kind-of-western, but it soon became clear that that was where Creedmoor belonged, so that was that. Also, I’d just written two long books about Great Big Cities and wanted to get outdoors for a while.



Passion Play by Beth BernobichHow to Find Your Passion

By Beth Bernobich

Which do you believe in, fate or free will?

My answer is both.

No, that's not cheating. You don't make choices in a bubble, separate from self or consequence. You make them from preference, beliefs, from the exigency of the moment, weighted by lingering shadows of your past.

Wait, that sounds as though we have no freedom to choose, that an outside (or inside) force predestines our future. So fate wins?



Robert A. Heinlien by William H. Patterson, Jr.Space Cadets and Starship Troopers: The Eagle Has Landed

By Stacy Hague-Hill, Wishing You Good Journey

Regular readers of Tor’s newsletter and our blog know that Tor has recently published an all-new biography of Robert A. Heinlein. Written with the blessing of Heinlein’s late widow, Virginia, the work was many years in the making and contains a wealth of interesting information, including never-before-published excerpts from Heinlein’s correspondence. Even if you thought you knew everything there was to know about the man, I can promise you there are surprises to be found within these pages.



Indigo Springs by A.M. DellamonicaAlyx Dellamonica’s Indigo Springs wins the Sunburst Award!

Tor would like to extend its heartfelt congratulations to first-time novelist A.M. Dellamonica for winning the 2010 Sunburst Award for Canadian Literature of the Fantastic for her lovely contemporary fantasy, Indigo Springs. The Sunburst is a juried award given for excellence in writing, and is presented annually to a Canadian writer who published a novel in the prior calendar year. For more on the award, visit


More Stories

  Grasping for the Wind: Interview Brandon Sanderson on The Way of Kings

  SF Signal interviews Charles de Lint

  Mad Hatter’s Bookshelf & Book Review interviews Anthony Huso

  A Conversation with Mary Robinette Kowal, Author of Shades of Milk and Honey

  Interview: David Lubar on Zombie Humor

  Locus Online interviews Cherie Priest

  Richard Matheson—Storyteller: Introducing a Series of Irregular (Sometimes Highly Irregular) Posts

  Suvudu interviews Anthony Huso and A.J. Hartley

 The Malazan Re-read of the Fallen continues on

  John Scalzi - Science-fiction Films That Changed the World and The Science Fiction Film Dream Team


In This Issue

Towers of Midnight Trailer

Twilight Forever Rising Trailer

Haunted Legends Trailer

The War After Armageddon by Ralph Peters

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