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In This Issue

  Big Smart Objects

  The Secret World of Hardware Revocation

  The Books in the Book

  The Ingredients of a Hero (Not the Sandwich)

  Law School, Magic School

  Ghost Collection Sweepstakes

  More Stories

Wheel of Time News

  Read an excerpt of Chapter Eleven of A Memory of Light

  The full prologue of A Memory of Light is now available online

  Also, check out the prologue’s spoiler thread on

  Find out what was answered and what was RAFO’d at Dragon*Con has some amazing Facebook banners celebrating the Wheel of Time

  Preorder A Memory of Light as a CD audiobook and get a free Wheel of Time iPhone case

  Follow Leigh Butler’s Wheel of Time reread on


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

This month, we’re celebrating debut authors by chatting with Max Gladstone, the author of Three Parts Dead, Tina Connolly, the author of Ironskin, and Linda Grimes, the author of In a Fix!

Bowl of HeavenBig Smart Objects

By Gregory Benford and Larry Niven

Gregory Benford’s take:

In science fiction, a Big Dumb Object is any immense mysterious object that generates an intense sense of wonder just by being there.



Pirate CinemaThe Secret World of Hardware Revocation

By Cory Doctorow

The entertainment industry has a problem. It wants to sell you products—books, games, music, movies—that you look at on your computer, but it wants to control how you use those products after you buy them.



IronskinThe Books in the Book

By Tina Connolly

I’m one of those people who got taken in by The Princess Bride. Sure, I was a teenager when I read it. That’s no excuse for haunting used bookstores and scouring the internet for traces of the real book. You know the one.



Only SuperhumanThe Ingredients of a Hero (Not the Sandwich)

By Christopher L. Bennett

In the months since I sold Only Superhuman, I’ve been told more than once that what I set out to do in the novel—approaching the concept of superheroes from a plausible, hard-SF perspective—was a new and unexpected approach. That surprises me.



Three Parts DeadLaw School, Magic School

By Max Gladstone

In 2008, to an eager young me, fresh from two years of teaching English in rural China—used to afternoon runs past water buffalo, concrete classrooms, basketball-loving students, and swarms of attacking bees—law school looked an awful lot like magic.



Ghost Collection Sweepstakes

A chance to win an amazing collection of ghost stories from Tor!

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Goodreads First Reads

We are currently offering the chance to win a copy of each of the following books on Goodreads:

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More Stories

  The Hugo Awards were announced in early September. Congratulations to all the winners, particularly Jo Walton for her best novel win for Among Others!

  Cory Doctorow and Charlie Stross were on tour for The Rapture of the Nerds, and they made a stop at MakerBot in Brooklyn.

  Carrie Vaughn reveals the cover of the next Kitty Norville novel, Kitty Rocks the House.

  Ever dreamed of seeing a picture of John Scalzi covered in frosting (really, who hasn't)? Your dream has now come true!

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