My novel about a mad scientist and a witch is becoming a real book!

When a young mad scientist meets a witch in junior high school, they form an unusual bond — even though he's building a supercomputer and she's talking to animals. That's what happens in my novel All the Birds in the Sky, which Tor Books has just agreed to publish next year. I am way over the moon about this! » 3/11/14 1:50pm 3/11/14 1:50pm

Brandon Sanderson discusses Words of Radiance and his "master plan"

The second book in Brandon Sanderson's Stormlight Chronicles, Words of Radiance, hits physical and virtual bookshelves today. So enjoy this conversation between the author and legendary publisher/ Tor Books founder Tom Doherty, about how to break into the biz, the future of Sanderson's fantasy worlds, and more! » 3/06/14 5:30pm 3/06/14 5:30pm

One of the world's most popular SF novels finally coming in English

How often does an English-language science fiction novel sell 400,000 copies? That's how many copies Liu Cixin's Three Body Trilogy has sold in Chinese — and at last, this pioneering work of science fiction about a civilization that lives in a trinary star system is coming out in English translation, thanks to… » 7/26/13 4:00pm 7/26/13 4:00pm

Gene Wolfe's Out of Print Classics Now Available as e-Books

Gene Wolfe was just named the 2012 Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master. But that's not the only excellent news — Tor Books is reissuing 19 of Wolfe's classic books, which were out of print, in e-book formats. Including The Urth of the New Sun. And Peace, which has a brand new afterword by Neil Gaiman. Details, including … » 12/13/12 4:26pm 12/13/12 4:26pm

It's Carl Sagan's birthday! Time to party like the starstuff that we are.

Happy birthday, Carl Sagan! The legendary astronomer, astrophysicist, cosmologist and science educator would have been 78 today. To celebrate, we've rounded up a handful of our favorite Sagan posts and curated some stellar content from other websites that are honoring him today. Feel free to contribute in the comments! » 11/09/12 2:14pm 11/09/12 2:14pm

Tor will serialize John Scalzi's next Old Man's War novel online

Anybody who loves serialized stories and episodic dramas will be excited to learn that Tor is experimenting with publishing the next John Scalzi book first in serialized form, as a set of e-books, and then later in collected print and e-book editions — similar to the way that comics come out in single issues and are… » 7/07/12 3:30pm 7/07/12 3:30pm

Location Changed! Come hear io9's Charlie Jane Anders read in NYC with…

If you're in New York tomorrow evening, you should stop by the Soho Gallery for the Digital Arts around 6:30, when Charlie Jane Anders will be reading from her novelette "Six Months, Three Days" with Lost Everything author Brian Francis Slattery. This is part of the long-running and illustrious New York Review of Science … » 5/21/12 6:40am 5/21/12 6:40am