NEW YORK, Oct. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --
From some of the most commended writers in science fiction and fantasy:
Tor Books and Tor.com are eager to announce TOR MINIS, small-format 4 x 6 paper-over-board hardcovers perfect for gift-giving.
Including new-to-book Six Months, Three Days, Five Others by Charlie Jane Anders
And a standalone edition of Edgedancer by Brandon Sanderson, along with…
Edgedancer by Brandon Sanderson
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson, a special gift edition of Edgedancer, a short novel of the Stormlight Archive (previously published in Arcanum Unbounded).
Three years ago, Lift asked a goddess to stop her from growing older--a wish she believed was granted. Now, in Edgedancer, the barely teenage nascent Knight Radiant finds that time stands still for no one. Although the young Azish emperor granted her safe haven from an executioner she knows only as Darkness, court life is suffocating the free-spirited Lift, who can't help heading to Yeddaw when she hears the relentless Darkness is there hunting people like her with budding powers. The downtrodden in Yeddaw have no champion, and Lift knows she must seize this awesome responsibility.
Brandon Sanderson is the author of such bestsellers as the Mistborn® trilogy and its sequels, The Alloy of Law, Shadows of Self, and The Bands of Mourning; the Stormlight Archive novels The Way of Kings and Words of Radiance. In 2013, he won a Hugo Award for Best Novella for The Emperor's Soul, set in the world of his acclaimed first novel, Elantris. He was chosen to complete Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time® sequence.
Edgedancer | A Tor Hardcover Mini | On Sale: October 17, 2017 | $15.99
From the Two Rivers by Robert Jordan
"The Wheel of Time® [is] rapidly becoming the definitive American fantasy saga. It is a fantasy tale seldom equaled and still less often surpassed in English."
Since its debut in 1990, The Wheel of Time® by Robert Jordan has captivated millions of readers around the globe with its scope, originality, and compelling characters. From the Two Rivers is a special edition that contains Part 1 of The Eye of the World, Jordan's internationally bestselling epic fantasy saga, and is a perfect gift for old fans and new.
For Rand al'Thor, life in Emond's Field has been pretty dull. Until the appearance of Moiraine, an Aes Sedai—a magician who can wield the One Power. Soon after, the village is attacked by Trollocs—and according to Moiraine, Rand was the target. He and his friends are forced to flee. But his escape will bring him face to face with the Dark One...the most powerful force of evil in the universe.
Robert Jordan (1948–2007), was a graduate of The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, with a degree in physics. He served two tours in Vietnam with the U.S. Army and received multiple decorations for his service. He began writing in 1977 and is best known for The Wheel of Time series.
From the Two Rivers | A Tor Hardcover Mini | On Sale: October 17, 2017 |$20.99
Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
"Card's latest novel is both a gripping tale of adventure in space and a scathing indictment of the militaristic mind."
Once again, Earth is under attack. An alien species is poised for a final assault. The survival of humanity depends on a military genius who can defeat the aliens. But who?
Ender Wiggin. Brilliant. Ruthless. Cunning. A tactical and strategic master. And a child.
Recruited for military training by the world government, Ender's childhood ends the moment he enters his new home: Battle School. Among the elite recruits Ender proves himself to be a genius among geniuses. He excels in simulated war games. But is the pressure and loneliness taking its toll on Ender? Simulations are one thing. How will Ender perform in real combat conditions? After all, Battle School is just a game. Isn't it?
Ender's Game is the winner of the 1985 Nebula Award for Best Novel and the 1986 Hugo Award for Best Novel.
Orson Scott Card is best known for his science fiction novel Ender's Game and its many sequels. Beginning with dozens of plays and musical comedies produced in the 1960s and 70s, Card's first published fiction appeared in 1977—the short story "Gert Fram" in the July issue of The Ensign, and the novelette version of "Ender's Game" in the August issue of Analog.
Ender's Game | A Tor Hardcover Mini | On Sale: October 11, 2017 | $20.99
Wild Cards I: Volume One edited by George R. R. Martin
"Martin has assembled an impressive array of writers. . . . Progressing through the decades, Wild Cards keeps its momentum to the end."
There is a secret history of the world—a history in which an alien virus struck the Earth in the aftermath of World War II, endowing a handful of survivors with extraordinary powers. Some were called Aces—those with superhuman mental and physical abilities. Others were termed Jokers—cursed with bizarre mental or physical disabilities. Some turned their talents to the service of humanity. Others used their powers for evil. Wild Cards is their story.
Originally published in 1987, Wild Cards I includes powerful tales by Roger Zelazny, Walter Jon Williams, Howard Waldrop, Lewis Shiner, and George R. R. Martin himself.
Rights to develop Wild Cards for TV have been acquired by Universal Cable Productions, the team that brought you The Magicians and Mr. Robot, with the co-editor of Wild Cards, Melinda Snodgrass, as executive producer.
George R. R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" series, beginning with A Game of Thrones (Bantam, 1996), are among the top-selling fantasy novels. He has won multiple science fiction and fantasy awards, including four Hugos, two Nebulas, six Locus Awards, the Bram Stoker Award, the World Fantasy Award, the Daedelus, the Balrog, and the Daikon (the Japanese Hugo). He lives in New Mexico.
Wild Cards I: Volume One | A Tor Hardcover Mini | On Sale: October 17, 2017 | $20.99
Old Man's War by John Scalzi
"Smartly conceived and thoroughly entertaining, Old Man's War is a splendid novel."
—The Cleveland Plain Dealer
John Perry did two things on his 75th birthday. First he visited his wife's grave. Then he joined the army.
The good news is that humanity finally made it into interstellar space. The bad news is that planets fit to live on are scarce—and alien races willing to fight us for them are common. So: we fight. To defend Earth, and to stake our own claim to planetary real estate.
The bulk of humanity's resources are in the hands of the Colonial Defense Force. They don't want young people; they want people who carry the knowledge and skills of decades of living. Taken off Earth to never return, you'll serve two years at the front. And if you survive, you'll be given a generous homestead stake of your own, on one of our hard-won colony planets.
John Perry is taking that deal. He thinks he knows what to expect. But the actual fight is far, far harder than he can imagine—and what he will become is far stranger.
John Scalzi is one of the most popular and acclaimed SF authors to emerge in the last decade. His massively successful debut, Old Man's War, won him science fiction's John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. His New York Times bestsellers include The Last Colony, Fuzzy Nation, Redshirts, which won 2013's Hugo Award for Best Novel, and Lock In.
Old Man's War | A Tor Hardcover Mini | On Sale: October 17, 2017 | $20.99
Six Months, Three Days, Five Others by Charlie Jane Anders
"A master absurdist…Highly recommended."
—The New York Times
Before the success of her SF-and-fantasy novel All the Birds in the Sky, Charlie Jane Anders was a rising star in SF and fantasy short fiction. Collected in a mini-book format, here—for the first time in print—are six of her quirky, wry, engaging original short stories, "Six Months, Three Days, Five Others."
Including: "The Fermi Paradox Is Our Business Model," "As Good as New," "Intestate," "The Cartography of Sudden Death," "Six Months, Three Days," winner of the 2012 Hugo Award for Best Novelette, and "Clover," exclusively written for this collection, is a coda to All the Birds in the Sky, answering the burning question of what happened to Patricia's cat.
Charlie Jane Anders' 2016 novel All the Birds in the Sky was a national bestseller. Earlier, her debut novel Choir Boy (2005) won a Lambda Literary Award. Her journalism and other writing has appeared in, among other venues, Salon, Mother Jones, McSweeney's, and The Wall Street Journal. For many years, she was the editor of the website io9. She lives in the San Francisco Bay area.
Six Months, Three Days, Five Others | A Tor Hardcover Mini | On Sale: October 17, 2017 | $17.99
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