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In This Issue

  Journey to Planet JoCo: “Todd the T1000”

  Werewolf Anthropology

  It’s a Character Thing

 Why is Your Noir So, Um, Dark?

  Exploiting the Multiverse for Fun and Profit

  Summer Manga Sweepstakes

  More Stories

Wheel of Time News

  Revealing the cover of A Memory of Light, from Michael Whelan!

  Download Free Wallpaper of the cover of A Memory of Light

  Audiobook sweepstakes: The Fires of Heaven

  Going to Gen Con in August? You can play Magic with Brandon Sanderson!

  Check out the recaps from JordanCon in April

  Follow Leigh Butler’s Wheel of Time reread on Tor.com

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Here’s an exclusive announcement for Newsletter readers: the guests for the upcoming #TorChat on June 20th will be David Brin, Warren Hammond, and Paul Melko, talking about science fiction, other universes, and aliens. Come join us!

RedshirtsJourney to Planet JoCo: “Todd the T1000”

With John Scalzi and Jonathan Coulton

For the past two weeks, John Scalzi has been interviewing Jonathan Coulton about the intersection of geek and rock on Tor.com. Now, just for Tor/Forge newsletter readers, we have one more Scalzi/Coulton interview. Enjoy the following look at Coulton’s song “Todd the T1000.”

Plus, a bonus video: John Scalzi covering Jonathan Coulton’s “Redshirt,” the theme song to the novel Redshirts, on his ukelele!

Redshirt song

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SilverWerewolf Anthropology

By Rhiannon Held

As a professional archaeologist and a writer, there’s one question I get pretty consistently: “Do you use archaeology in your writing?” Some of the people asking that essentially want to know if I’m rewriting Indiana Jones (No).

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Forged in FireIt’s a Character Thing

By J. A. Pitts

When I sit down to write a novel, the first thing I do is try to understand who my characters are and what they want. It’s not easy, making people up out of whole cloth, but when you get them set firmly in your imagination you find they are quite ready to tell you what’s on their minds.

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KOP KillerWhy is Your Noir So, Um, Dark?

By Warren Hammond

Pick a random science fiction book from the shelf and you’ll likely be swept away by a swashbuckling hero battling for the fate of the universe. Or perhaps you’ll find yourself enthralled by epic clashes of cultures and civilizations.

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Broken UniverseExploiting the Multiverse for Fun and Profit

By Paul Melko

In 1957, Hugh Everett proposed the many-worlds interpretation (MWI) of quantum mechanics. MWI states that the universe forks at each quantum event, creating a multiverse: an infinite number of universes superimposed upon each other. Any possible universe can exist in the multiverse.

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  Rest in peace, Maurice Sendak. You inspired the dreams of children the world over.

  Making the ordinary meet the extraordinary, with Piers Anthony.

  The dates for John Scalzi's Redshirts tour have been announced.

  The 2012 Locus Award Finalists have been announced. Did any of your favorites make the list?

  Tor.com has some early 2013 covers up on their Facebook page.

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