TorCon is Back Online for 2021

TorCon is Back Online for 2021

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From June 10 through June 13, 2021, Tor will be hosting a virtual convention to “bring the entertainment and excitement of live book conventions into the virtual space.” The imprints Tor Books, Forge Books, Tordotcom Publishing, Tor Teen, and Nightfire will be presenting ten panels featuring over 30 authors including James Rollins, Charlie Jane Anders, Joe Pera, Catriona Ward, Gillian Flynn, TJ Klune, Alix E. Harrow, Seanan McGuire, Nghi Vo. To find the full schedule and description of the events, you can visit this page. Registration for the convention is now open and you can register here!  What panels are you …

Finalists for the 2021 Hugo Awards Have Been Announced

Finalists for the 2021 Hugo Awards Have Been Announced

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The finalists for the Hugo Award, an annual literary award for the best science fiction or fantasy works and achievements and considered the premier award in science fiction, have been announced! The awards are given at the World Science Fiction Convention and chosen by its members. There are many categories covered in the Hugo Awards in which authors, editors, artists, and even fandom are recognized. Some of the categories include best novel, best novella, best short story, best related work, best editor (for short and long form), and best professional artist. Below is full list of nominees for the 2021 Hugo …

Can You Find the Music-Inspired Easter Eggs in This New YA Novel?

Can You Find the Music-Inspired Easter Eggs in This New YA Novel?

Love Songs & Other Lies is about ex-first-loves who are reunited on a battle of the bands reality show tour bus. (Awkward.) So it’s clearly no surprise that music is involved. But beyond the fictional song writing and performances, you might miss all of the real songs making low-key cameos, if you don’t know what to look for. So here are a few to start you on your musical Easter egg hunt through Love Songs & Other Lies (published by Tor Teen) :   Image Via Tor Teen   “Yellow Shirt” by The Icarus Account   You know those romance novel meet-cutes …