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The Forthcoming Employment Crisis by Daniel Godfrey
Recently SFFWorld reviewed The Synapse Sequence, the latest book by Daniel Godfrey (LINK). Here Daniel explains his thoughts on a possible upcoming employment crisis which led to this book. ————– Technology taking peoples jobs is not new. Since way before the industrial revolution, tasks have been made more efficient (and more often than not safer)… www.sffworld.com/2018/06/th...
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Download a Free Ebook of A Shadow in Summer by Daniel Abraham Before July 14, 2018!
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Each month, the Tor.com eBook Club gives away a free sci-fi/fantasy ebook to club subscribers. We’re excited to announce that the pick for July 2018 is A SHADOW IN SUMMER by Daniel Abraham, co-writer of The Expanse book series!

A Shadow in Summer is the first book in Abraham’s epic fantasy The Long Price Quartet, a...

www.tor.com/2018/07/10/down...
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Read Mary Robinette Kowal’s “The Lady Astronaut of Mars”
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Thirty years ago, Elma York led the expedition that paved the way to life on Mars. For years she’s been longing to go back up there, to once more explore the stars. But there are few opportunities for an aging astronaut, even the famous Lady Astronaut of Mars. When her chance finally comes, it may be too late. Elma must decide whether to s...

www.tor.com/2018/07/02/read...
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The Allure of Gothic Horror
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The woman wears a long velvet dressing gown over a lace peignoir that froths around her ankles like seafoam as she runs across the moor. In the distance, the shape of a house grown vast and gloriously terrible beyond any architect’s dreams looms, bleak and menacing and wonderful. The moon is high enough to light the scene; the sun is a lie to...

www.tor.com/2018/07/09/the-...
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City of Lies Audio Excerpt
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I was seven years old the first time my uncle poisoned me… 

Jovan is the lifelong friend of the Chancellor’s charming, irresponsible Heir. In secret, he’s a master of poisons and chemicals, trained to protect the Chancellor’s family from treachery. When the Chancellor succumbs to an unknown poison and an army lays siege to the ci...

www.tor.com/2018/07/03/city...
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@WaveShortFilm (2017) (by #BenjaminCleary, @tjogradypeyton, @nicocasalmusic, @jimdigbylatimer, @AssemblyIreland) Review
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‘And God said, “Indeed the people are one and they all have one language, and this is what they begin to do; now nothing that they propose to do will be withheld from them. Come, let Us go down and there confuse their language, that they may not understand one another's speech.”’
- Genesis (11:6,7), Tower of Babel
Whenever I see a short film and if it leaves an impact on me in the weeks following that, I know that the film has been successful in its job. I like to watch well- received and w... read more
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A New Joss Whedon Sci-Fi Show Is Coming to HBO
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Joss Whedon is coming back to TV, with a straight-to-series order with HBO. The show, The Nevers is described as “an epic science fiction drama about a gang of Victorian women who find themselves with unusual abilities, ...

www.tor.com/2018/07/13/joss...
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An Informal History of the Hugos
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The Hugo Awards, named after pioneer science-fiction publisher Hugo Gernsback, and voted on by members of the World Science Fiction Society, have been given out since 1953. They are widely considered the most prestigious awards in science fiction.

Between 2010 and 2013, Jo Walton wrote a series of posts for Tor.com, surveying the H...

www.tor.com/2018/07/11/exce...
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Atomic Aftermath: Yoko Tawada’s Mysterious New Novel, The Emissary
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Catastrophe is a popular subject for writers: what better way to show the true character of individuals or of a society than through examining how they react when faced with the perils, both physical and moral, that disaster imposes? And of course the action of the disaster itself is exciting: what better way to propel a plot and keep a reader ...

www.tor.com/2018/06/29/book...
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Steeplejack’s Final Stand: Guardian by A.J. Hartley
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Ang has always been on the outside looking in. At home, she is the arrogant girl that betrayed her family by moving to the city. In Bar-Selehm, she is a Lani streetrat, barely worth a second glance. Even with her benefactor and his family, she can’t be sure of her place: did the progressive politician Josiah Willinghouse hire her as a spy in or...

www.tor.com/2018/07/13/book...