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New Story! “Ghost Hedgehog” by Nina Kiriki Hoffman

"Ghost Hedgehog" With all the places ghosts could go, in this world and the next, who do they keep hanging around Jack? From Nina Kiriki Hoffman comes a new short story, “Ghost Hedgehog“!

Nina Kiriki Hoffman’s first solo novel, The Thread that Binds the Bones, won the Bram Stoker Award. Her short fiction has been shortlisted for every major award in the SF and fantasy field. The illustration is by Goni Montes.


It’s the Muppet Week!

It's the Muppet Week!The Muppets is due out just before Thanksgiving, so Tor.com is devoting some time to all things Henson!Muppet Week is here and we’re going to be talking about films, puppetry, and the SFF inspirations throughout Henson’s work. Danny Bowes finds the Rainbow Connection in The Muppet Movie, Chris Lough needs to remind you why The Great Muppet Caper is the best Muppet film of the lot, and Emily Asher-Perrin asks the most important question about The Muppets Take Manhattan – are Kermit and Miss Piggy really married? Ryan Britt takes a look at six SF icons who hung out with Kermit and the gang, and we’ve learned that several Muppets tried out for the part of Yoda before the wrinkled one landed the part: see their auditions! Plus, Bridget McGovern discusses Henson’s first major foray into fantasy, 1982’s The Dark Crystal. There’s more coming all week, so don’t miss out on all the laughs, songs and dances!


Barnes & Noble Booksellers Picks Take a Look at New Releases!

Barnes & Noble Bookseller's PicksThe Barnes & Noble Bookseller’s Picks is taking a look atnew releases this month: Michael M. Jones discusses the continuing adventures of a warrior princess in Mike Shepherd’s Kris Longknife: Daring, Gregory Manchess shares some of the year’s most fantastic SFF art inSpectrum 18, Emily Asher-Perrin talks about the nature of the Force in Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan, and Ron Hogan gives us a vampire dystopia from the brilliant Guillermo del Toro in The Night Eternal. If you want excerpts, we’ve got one from Devon Monk’s Magic on the Line!

While you’re deciding what new books to add to your queue, we’ve got a question for you: what was the very first book you bought with your own money? We asked our readers last week, andwe’ve gotten quite a response so far – chime in with your own stories in the comments!


So Long, Johnny: Kubrick Week Ends

Kubrick's SFFDanny Bowes spent all last week revisiting Stanley Kubrick’s SFF films, but now it’s time to shut down our old friend HAL and send Dr. Strangelove to his top-secret subterranean bunker. In the final installments of the series, Danny praised Jack Nicholson and the visual impact of The Shining, worked through the problematic fever dream that was Eyes Wide Shut, and learned what happens when someone other than Kubrick tries to make a Kubrick film with A.I.: Artificial Intelligence. Don’t forget to check the week’s index for any movies you may have missed!


Girls With Swords and Arrows Set to Dominate Theaters Next Year

The Hunger GamesWe’ve seen quite a few new trailers emerge in the past week, and there seems to be an emerging trend – all over Hollywood, ladies are taking up arms. First, take a peek at the full trailer for The Hunger Games, then head on over to watch a feisty Scottish redhead who’s also pretty handy with a bow in the trailer for Pixar’s Brave. Then, Snow White and the Huntsman and Mirror, Mirror are poised to bring us dueling updates on the same classic fairy tale – watch the trailers here.

In other movie news, it could be that Harry Potter director David Yates is looking to bring Doctor Who to the big screen without building on television show’s continuity (though certain sources are vehemently denying it). Would you go see it? And for SFF at the theaters this past week, our reviewers weigh in on The Immortals and Melancholia!


Tor.com Comes to Google+

Tor.com on Google+We want to make sure you can find Tor.com on whatever social media platform you favor. We’ve been bringing you our content through Facebook and Twitter for some time now, and providing extra coverage from all over the web with our specialized Facebook and Twitter satellite accounts, for fans of Science Fiction,FantasyUrban FantasySteampunkArt, and the Wheel of Time series. We are happy to announce that Tor.com is now available on Google+! So wherever you prefer to hang out on the internet, you can always find you favorite Tor.com coverage.


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4.0 out of 5 stars Chimichanga! Better than a Bearded Burrito!, November 9, 2011
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Chimichanga! Better than a Bearded Burrito!

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Title: Chimichanga

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

Imprint: Dark Horse Books

Pub Date: 08/31/2011

Author: Eric Powell

In “Chimichanga”, author Eric Powell serves up a heaping helping of “Goon” Tastic Circus Escapades, in Spades!

The Bearded Lady is downsized to a Bearded Girl. But don’t you dare think she is a little sissy, this sassy missy is full pluck sized. There is an evil witch, like when is there not an evil witch when witches are on the prowl? This one wants the whiskers on our young girls chinny-chin-chin, in trade for an egg? Sure why not, whats there to loose!

Many twists and turns abound, an egg is found! A Chimichanga is consumed and the Name is assumed. Girl finds egg, egg hatches Chimichanga gnashes, monster looses girl, monster goes looking for girl gone wild!

Pull up a chair ringside while you can, but hold on to your cotton candy, Wrinkle’s Travelling Circus is on the move. Don’t be left behind. This Goon is for You!

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Chimichanga
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Title: Chimichanga

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

Imprint: Dark Horse Books

Pub Date: 08/31/2011

Author: Eric Powell

In “Chimichanga”, author Eric Powell serves up a heaping helping of “Goon” Tastic Circus Escapades, in Spades!

The Bearded Lady is downsized to a Bearded Girl. But don’t you dare think she is a little sissy, this sassy missy is full pluck sized.  There is an evil witch, like when is there not an evil witch when witches are on the prowl?  This one wants the whiskers on our young girls chinny-chin-chin, in trade for an egg?  Sure why not, whats there to loose!

Many twists and turns abound, an egg is found!  A Chimichanga is consumed and the Name is assumed.  Girl finds egg, egg hatches Chimichanga gnashes, monster looses girl, monster goes looking for girl gone wild!

Pull up a chair ringside while you can, but hold on to your cotton candy, Wrinkle’s Travelling Circus is on the move.  Don’t be left behind.  This Goon is for You!

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4.0 out of 5 stars The Last Dragon, or The Answer my Friend, is Burning on the Wind, November 6, 2011
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The Last Dragon, or The Answer my Friend, is Burning on the Wind

Title: The Last Dragon

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

Imprint: Dark Horse Books

ISBN: 9781595827982

Author: Jane Yolen

Illustrated by: Rebecca Guay

The Last Dragon

If a picture is truly worth a 1,000 words, then “The Last Dragon”‘s illustrations, by Rebecca Guay, gives flight to a Trilogy’s worth of Jane Yolen’s words perfectly matted and framed.

The idyllic lifestyles of this little Meddlesome backwater is about to be disrupted, their lives turned upside down. After a building string of missing animals the village Healer, Tansy’s father disappears.

The speculation runs wild, and rumors rampant. Could it truly be the wicked work of a Dragon, long gone these last 2oo years? A Hero is need, but none can be found on the Isle of Medd.

Come join Jane, and Rebecca on Tansy and these minions of Medd, on their quest for a Hero, to clear the skies, and perhaps save the day for humanity.

You will not be disappointed, your interest will take flight, your heart strings will be plucked, and your expectations will soar on the winds like a kite.

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The Last Dragon, or The Answer my Friend, is Burning on the Wind

Title: The Last Dragon

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

Imprint: Dark Horse Books

ISBN: 9781595827982

Author: Jane Yolen

Illustrated by: Rebecca Guay

The Last Dragon

If a picture is truly worth a 1,000 words, then “The Last Dragon”‘s illustrations, by Rebecca Guay, gives flight to a Trilogy’s worth of Jane Yolen’s words perfectly matted and framed.

The idyllic lifestyles of this little Meddlesome backwater is about to be disrupted, their lives turned upside down.  After a building string of missing animals the village Healer, Tansy’s father disappears.

The speculation runs wild, and rumors rampant.  Could it truly be the wicked work of a Dragon, long gone these last 2oo years?  A Hero is need, but none can be found on the Isle of Medd.

Come join Jane, and Rebecca on Tansy and these minions of Medd, on their quest for a Hero, to clear the skies, and perhaps save the day for humanity.

You will not be disappointed, your interest will take flight, your heart strings will be plucked, and your expectations will soar on the winds like a kite.

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Title: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Volume 8: Last Gleaming

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

Imprint: Dark Horse Books

Pub Date: 06/01/2011

ISBN: 9781595826107

Pages: 168

Trim Size: 7” x 10”

List Price: $16.99

Authors: Joss Whedon

Jane Espenson

Scott Allie

Category: Fiction – Adult: Humorous, Comics & Graphic Novels

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Contributors: Inked or Colored by: Andy Owens & Michelle Madsen

Drawings by: Georges Jeanty & Karl Moline

Cover Design by: Jo Chen

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Those fearing that they might be lost by jumping into the Demon Infested Finale of Season Eight need not Fear, for Buffy, Spike, Angel are back together again in a story arc that could only be attributed to the inimitable style of Joss Whedon.  Back but not nearly alone,  they have brought along just about darn near every main character from seasons past to season this Chef’s Surprise, which Francis Scott Key would surely have made allowances and overtures by lending this firework laden flag waving finale to this titles “Buffy the Vampire Slayer Volume 8: Last Gleaming”.

Demonic Threats from Beyond, Bugs flown Steampunk Spaceship Death from Above, Big Betrayals from Within, all to be faced and defaced in a race where it all leads back to Sunnyvale and the elusive “Seed of Wonder”.

Wiccans and Slayers and Demons, oh My! Oh Oh My indeed, best lest not to forget the Gods on High, for all have age old agendas, and someones got to Die!

Read it yourself if you think my tongue could Lie!!

Get in Line for Season Nine!

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