CanVention 22 and the Aurora Awards
If It's Tuesday,
this must be TOR
Cosmonaut Keep by Ken Macleod
The Alchemists Door
by Lisa Goldstein
ed by Harry Turtledove
by Stanley Schmidt
Logic by Laurie J. Marks
Iron Grail by John Woodstock
The Sacred Pool by L. Warren Douglas
The Sky So Big And Black by John Barnes
Spaceland by Rudy Rucker
Straw Men by Michael
Sisters of the Raven by Barbara Hambly
To Trade The Stars
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror, Ellen Datlow and
Murder Mysteries. Original short
story and radio play by Neil Gaiman. Graphic story script and art by P.
Journal of Pulse Pounding Narratives
& Metropolis Essay
Reign of Fire
it's Tuesday, this must be TOR
by Ernest Lilley
Until recently, I lived near NYC, and spent quite a bit of time there. Naturally, I never
visited editors and publishers...for one thing I'd run into them around
town. But now that I'm an out-of-towner myself, stopping in at TOR's
offices while I was visiting New York seemed like just the thing to do.
Tor takes up one of the upper floors in the most photographed building
in the city, the "Flatiron", where a corner office really means
New York, New York. It's a hectic, exciting,
beautiful town, especially in the spring.
these doors the heart of Science Fiction and Fantasy is still beating.
Not to mention the Tor PR staff, (L-R:
Publicist Heather Drucker, Associate
Publicist Jenifer Hunt, Publicity Manager Elena Stokes, Publicist Jodi
Rosoff, and Director of Publicity Jennifer Marcus.
) Jenifer "rock star" Hunt, stops for the paparazzi.
Nielsen Hayden, the last word in words, wards off intruders who attempt
to gain access to the lair of Patrick Nielsen Hayden. Sr. Editor David
Hartwell mugs for us, while Editor Jim Minz could use a mug of something
caffeinated, or a more exciting manuscript.
it may be spring, Editor Patrick Nielsen Hayden wades through some
morning slush. Patrcik is aided in the quest for good books by his
faithful Editorial Asst., Fred Herman. Tor is one of the few publishers that accepts
unsolicited manuscripts, which tend to pile up around the office,
despite their best efforts to read them in a timely fashion.
Like a band in a Texas
Roadhouse, reference copies of Tor books are kept behind wire mesh in
the conference room, lest they be tempted to escape. The inside of Tor
is a lot like a starship, crowded and going somewhere at the speed of
light. Starscape Editor
barracacides himself behind a wall of books.
Editorial Coordinator Constance Cochran keeps things on schedule, Moshe
Feder, Associate Editor, Patrick and Jim break to listen to Patrick on
Starscape Publisher Kathleen Doherty (standing)
Juliet Leyba. Senior Designer Peter
Lutjen and Kathleen Weakland are in the art
department by the Macs on their desks.
Tom Doherty, Tor Publisher