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Totally Tor: News and Info from Irene Gallo

Hey everyone, this’ll be the start of a new feature on the blog which I’ve named, as you saw above, Totally Tor. 🙂

A couple of weeks ago Irene Gallo called for bloggers to help spread the news of what would be happening on Tor’s website, and I answered the call. 🙂 Without further a-do, let’s get into it:

Steampunk Fortnight starts tomorrow!

Curated by Tor’s amazing Liz Gorinsky, the next two weeks will feature:

Musings on the genre from a host of esteemed guest bloggers, including Tim Akers, Jared Axelrod, S. J. Chambers, Amal El-Mohtar, G. D. Falksen, Fábio Fernandes, Chris Garcia, Jaymee Goh, Theodora Goss, Clay and Susan Griffith, Mark Hodder, Stephen Hunt, Evelyn Kriete, Dexter Palmer, Mike Perschon, Diana Pho, Mike Resnick, Nisi Shawl, and Diana Vick.

Original steampunk fiction from Felix Gilman, Eileen Gunn, and Cat Rambo. exclusive wallpaper by Sydney Padua ( of “The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage” ( fame.

Coverage of the steampunk events such as Webster Hall’s The Anachronism.

Process posts from steampunk writers, artists, designers, costumers, and tinkerers.

An absurd amount of giveaways, including books, costume elements, gadgets, and HMS Stubbington dirigible tattoos.

Here’s the cover for Cat Rambo‘s Clockwork Fairies, which will be appearing on Tor on the 27th (artwork by Greg Manchess):

Also coming on the 27th is this, by Felix Gilman (cover by Jon Foster):

There’s also more steampunk stuff coming up:

Flash-fiction stories from Eileen Gunn, Dates not finalized yet.

Original Comic:
Clockwork Cowboy, title and date not finalized;
A new comic from Teetering Bulb (it will be awesome!)

We’ll also be hosting giveaways from various steampunk craftsmen.

Non-steampunk stuff on Tor:

Matheson, Storyteller:
We’ve started a series of posts exploring the work of Richard Matheson through various media. Hosted by Mathew Bradley. We will publish a reprint story from him in the next 4-6 weeks. Details when they are nailed down.

Jo Walton recently started a re-read of the entire Patrick O’Brian Aubrey/Maturin series.
Not science fiction but certainly a “related subject.”

Star Trek rewatch will continue next Thursday, the with two Star Trek novelists: David Mack and Dayton Ward. They will kick off season three with the anticipated/dreaded “Spock’s Brain”

We’ll be starting a smaller celebration of Ringworld at 40 soon. Details as I get them.

And finally, here’s a quick look at November:

Original fiction by:
Peter Orullian
Kij Johnson
Mathew Sandborn Smith.
…and more

That’s it for this week! Irene’ll have more news for us soon!



Posted by on October 19, 2010 in Announcements, Totally Tor


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