- - November 14th, 2013
This year, Barnes & Noble is debuting a new promotion called “Discovery Friday” to give you a start to your holiday shopping. On Friday, November 22nd, there will be events and activities at Barnes & Noble bookstores across the country. A number of Orbit authors will be participating at their local B&Ns. Check the list below to see if one of them will be near you!
- Rachel Aaron/Rachel Bach: B&N #2974, Athens, GA
- Amanda Carlson: B&N #2514, Edina, MN
- David Dalglish: B&N #2931, Springfield, MO
- Mira Grant: B&N #2569, Walnut Creek, CA
- Ann Leckie: B&N #2542, Ladue, MO
- Brian McClellan: B&N #2079, Mentor, OH
- Michael J. Sullivan: B&N #2238, Tyson’s Corner, VA
- - November 9th, 2013
You can still watch our online event, “A Night at the Space Opera,” on YouTube! Science fiction authors Daniel Abraham (James S.A. Corey), Ann Leckie, and Rachel Bach were joined by Scientific American associate editor Clara Moskowitz to talk about the genre and humanity’s future in space.
James S.A. Corey is the author of the Expanse series, starting with the Hugo Award nominated LEVIATHAN WAKES (US | UK | ANZ); the most recent book was ABADDON’S GATE (US | UK | ANZ). Look for CIBOLA BURN in June 2014!
Ann Leckie is the author of the debut novel ANCILLARY JUSTICE (US | UK | ANZ). io9 called it “the mind-blowing space opera you’ve been needing,” and NPR Books called it “assured, gripping, and stylish.”
Rachel Bach is the author of FORTUNE’S PAWN (US | UK | ANZ), which came out on Tuesday! Look for the sequel, HONOR’S KNIGHT (US | UK) in February 2014. She is also the author, as Rachel Aaron, of the Eli Monpress epic fantasy series.
- - November 1st, 2013
This weekend is World Fantasy Convention in Brighton, England, and the Orbit UK crew will be out in force! Good luck to all of the nominees for the World Fantasy Award.
November 1: Mira Grant’s PARASITE tour continues! B&N #2280, 401 NE Northgate Way #1100, Seattle, WA, 7 PM
November 2: Mira Grant’s PARASITE tour continues! B&N #2262, 12000 SE 82nd Avenue, Portland, OR, 2 PM
November 1-3: Marlene Perez at the Vegas Valley Book Festival
November 7: A Night at the Space Opera, a Google Hangout online event with James S.A. Corey, Ann Leckie, and Rachel Bach, 7:30 PM
November 9: Michael J. Sullivan at the Science Fiction Association of Bergen County, 7 PM
November 22: Several Orbit authors will be participating in Barnes & Noble’s “Discovery Friday,” a nationwide event with promotions and events at local stores!
- - October 29th, 2013
On Thursday evening, November 7th, at 7:30 PM, three of Orbit’s science fiction authors will be talking space opera, science fiction, and all other subjects under the sun (or out of its orbit) in a space-tacular online event: A Night at the Space Opera: Science Fiction Writers on Our Future in Space!
You doubtless already know James S.A. Corey, author of LEVIATHAN WAKES (US | UK | ANZ) and its sequels in the Expanse series; he will be represented by Daniel Abraham, one half of the Corey writing duo.
Ann Leckie is the author of ANCILLARY JUSTICE (US | UK | ANZ), a debut that came out in October and is already being praised as one of the best science fiction books of the year.
Rachel Bach is the pseudonym of epic fantasy author Rachel Aaron, whose science fiction debut FORTUNE’S PAWN (US | UK | ANZ) will be out on November 5th.
The three of them will be in conversation with Clara Moskowitz, associate editor at Scientific American covering space and physics.
Because this is an online event, fans from all over the world will be able to join in and watch — and ask questions — live. More information is available at the Google+ event page, and we’ll be updating it as the event draws closer.
- - October 1st, 2013
October 1: Kate Locke at New York Review of Science Fiction, New York, NY, 7 PM
October 3: Ann Leckie at Subterranean Books, St. Louis, MO, 6 PM
October 4-6: Mur Lafferty at VCon, Vancouver, British Columbia
October 11-13: Kate Elliott at Sirens, Portland, OR
October 12: Brian McClellan at Books by the Banks, Cincinnati, OH
Marlene Perez at Los Angeles Teen Book Fest, Los Angeles, CA
October 12-13: Michael J. Sullivan at Capclave, Gaithersburg, MD
And, New York Comic Con is October 10-13! Orbit will be there, in booth # 2218; our authors N.K. Jemisin, Michael J. Sullivan, and Kate Locke will also be appearing at the con.
October 20: Trudi Canavan at Forbidden Planet, London UK – 1pm
And World Fantasy Con is in Brighton, UK this year! October 31-November 3. Lots of Orbit authors will be there, including Trudi Canavan, Mike Carey, Charles Stross, Francis Knight, Tim Lebbon and Jon Courtenay Grimwood among others. Check out the full programme and attending members list on the website.
- - September 12th, 2013
First she had us on the run from zombies. Now Mira Grant is delving into the dangers that might hiding inside our own bodies.
PARASITE (US | UK | ANZ), out in October, starts a brand-new series from the bestselling author of FEED (US | UK | ANZ), DEADLINE (US | UK | ANZ), and BLACKOUT (US | UK | ANZ). In PARASITE, disease is virtually unknown thanks to SymboGen Corporation’s Intestinal Bodyguard, a genetically engineered tapeworm. But there are some unanticipated side effects…
You can get a taste of PARASITE in this excerpt at Popular Science. And, if you’re on the west coast, Mira may be coming to your city when PARASITE is released! Details of the tour are below.
Tuesday, October 29
7 PM: Borderlands, 866 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA
Wednesday, October 30
7 PM: Books Inc. Mountain View, 301 Castro Street, Mountain View, CA
Thursday, October 31
7 PM: Mysterious Galaxy, 7051 Clairemont Mesa Boulevard, San Diego, CA
Friday, November 1
7 PM: B&N #2280, 401 NE Northgate Way #1100, Seattle, WA
Saturday, November 2
2 PM: B&N #2262, 12000 SE 82nd Avenue, Portland, OR
- - September 11th, 2013
The time is almost upon us.
The film version of ENDER’S GAME – one of the most popular and critically acclaimed science fiction novels ever written – will be out in the UK on 25th October .
To celebrate, we’re very pleased to present the final cover for our Orbit film tie-in edition – available from 3rd October.
Starring Harrison Ford as Colonel Hyrum Graff, Ben Kingsley as Mazer Rackham and Asa Butterfield as the child prodigy Ender himself, we have very high hopes for this movie. The trailer looks spectacular – check out the latest extended version if you haven’t seen it yet.
You can also keep up to date with news on the film on the Ender’s Game Facebook page.
And if you haven’t read the worldwide bestselling, award-winning book behind this film yet, read a free extract to find out what you’re missing.
- - August 30th, 2013
We’ve received such wonderful feedback from all you Riyria fans, and we know how eagerly you’re awaiting THE ROSE AND THE THORN (US | UK | AUS). Unfortunately we can’t speed up time to the release of the second Riyria Chronicles novel; however, we can all have some fun while we wait. How does that sound? Good? Excellent.
We’re challenging you to test your knowledge of the world of the Riyria Revelations and Chronicles in a month-long Trivia Challenge this September. Will you prove yourself to be as smart as Esrahaddon? Become a fan of the Facebook page to participate, and if you haven’t already, remember to pre-order your copy of THE ROSE AND THE THORN out on September 17.
- - August 5th, 2013
August 9-11: Charles Stross, Benedict Jacka, Francis Knight and Kate Griffin are all appearing at brand new SF convention Nine Worlds, London UK
August 15: Will McIntosh @ Fountain Bookstore, Richmond, VA, 6:30 PM
August 15-18: Amanda Carlson and Kristen Painter at Authors After Dark, Savannah, GA
August 17: Brian McClellan @ B&N Crocker Park, Cleveland, OH, 1 PM
August 22: James S.A. Corey @ Alamosa Books, Albuquerque, NM, 7 PM
August 23-25: Brent Weeks and James S.A. Corey (Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck) at Bubonicon, Albuquerque, NM
August 29 – September 2: LoneStarCon 3/Worldcon, featuring a whole buncha Orbit authors, including Kim Stanley Robinson and Mira Grant, who are up for this year’s Hugo Award for Best Novel!
- - July 10th, 2013
Yes, Orbit is going to SDCC next week — and so are some of our authors! Our schedule of signings and panels is below.
Thursday, July 18
2 PM: Daniel Abraham signing in our booth
Friday, July 19
2:30 PM: Daniel Abraham on the Epic Fantasy Panel, Room 24ABC
4:30 PM: Mira Grant signing in our booth
6:30 PM: Our colleagues at Yen Press will have their Industry Panel, Room 28DE.
Saturday, July 20
10:00 AM: Marlene Perez on the Urban Fantasy Panel, Room 7AB
Sunday, July 21
12:00 PM: James S.A. Corey and Mira Grant on the Science Fiction and the Future Panel, Room 24ABC
3:00 PM: James S.A. Corey signing in our booth
We’ll be in booth #1116, and we’ll have some neat swag to give away even when nothing else is going on. Stop by and say hi!