Posts Tagged: Tor.com

Doing Things at Tor.com

art by Tim Paul

I have two items published on Tor.com today. The first is this week’s episode of Rocket Talk, featuring Max Gladstone and Tabitha Jensen. I’ve been a big fan of Gladstone since his first novel, Three Parts Dead, debuted (review). One of the hallmarks of his fiction is out diverse it is, something we go into detail on… Read more »

At Tor.com: A Review of The Quick by Lauren Owen

The Quick

Tor.com asked me to review The Quick by Lauren Owen. It’s one of those books that seems to come around once a year that’s trying to be both core genre and core literary at the same time. Other past entrants include Justin Cronin’s The Passage, Elizabeth Kostovo’s The Historian, and Donna Tartt’s The Secret History. Like… Read more »

Duck and Covers: Special Tor.com Edition

cover by Lauren Panepinto

My normal Duck and Covers feature was co-opted yesterday by Tor.com to give a shout out to the brilliant artist voice at Orbit Books. Here’s an excerpt from the article with a link to the complete article. Art is important. It’s important socially and culturally and, when it comes to publishing, commercially. The cover art is the… Read more »

KJ Parker: A Glimpse Behind the Curtain

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KJ Parker is a myth. A more mysterious figure there is not outside the hallowed identity cloud of Thomas Pynchon. Personally, I have been a fan of Parker’s for some years. Encouraged by Pornokitsch blogger Jared Shurin to read The Folding Knife, I was immediately hooked. Two years ago I was given a chance to ask… Read more »

Rocket Talk, the Tor.com Podcast

Here’s the deal, I’m the host of the Tor.com podcast. It’s called Rocket Talk. It’s a a show dedicated to insightful and expansive conversations about all the cool ass shit we love. So, check it out. To preemptively answer your question, I am both the Ninja and the Cthulu thing. I am Ninjulu, a dread assassin… Read more »

The Abercrombie Reread–How much blood will be spilled?

Today begins my deep, dark, dive into the mind of Joe Abercrombie. I touch on my interpretation of grimdark, what Abercrombie is trying to accomplish in The First Law Trilogy, and begin rereading the prologue. Go check it out: Welcome to the officially unofficial reread of Joe Abercrombie’s The Blade Itself, and, unless I do… Read more »

Announcing: Joe Abercrombie Obsession

Yes, that’s a really big picture of the title of Joe Abercrombie’s first book. I’m a pretty big proponent of his work, in case anyone wasn’t aware yet. I posted it in celebration of my first post at Tor.com which was published this morning. In it I review Abercrombie’s newest short story “Some Desperado”. I had not… Read more »

2012 Juice Box Award: Cover of the Year

My short list for Cover of the Year is six books long (see below). There’s not really a connective thread between them except that none are photograph based — a trend I loathed in lasts years award, and I continue to find repellent  Additionally, you’ll see no hooded men because hooded men are still lame and… Read more »