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Secret Message Generator #5: Tor Books' Fall Flights of Fantasy Tour - MA, NH, NY, ME, VT 10/13-19 plus Pics & Random SFF Events You Shouldn't Miss



Do you live near Boston/Wellesley MA, South Portland ME, Milford NH, Saratoga Springs NY, or Manchester VT? Then join me, Seth Dickinson, and Ilana C. Myer for the Tor Books 2015 Fall Flights of Fantasy Tour THIS WEEK!


The tour schedule's above - Here's the Facebook Events Page - and Here's What We're Packing for the Trip!

(Any advice on good restaurants, fun to be had, or how to find the bookstores, MUCH appreciated!) 

Ilana C. Myer's Last Song Before Night is an epic fantasy of poets and dark enchantments. NPR praises its "breathtaking, beautifully orchestrated sense of adventure and mystery...Last Song Before Night is about music, but it's also a work of music itself: Lyrical, dynamic, and winningly melodic.” RT Reviews writes, "With detailed worldbuilding and vivid characters...this lush and luminous story combines exquisite splendor and fathomless cruelty as it champions the power of art and the resilience of the human spirit.”

A world of wind and bone, songs and silence, secrets and betrayal -- Fran Wilde's Updraft is a high-flying adventure called "one of the most unique fantasy novels of the year" by NPR Books. Publishers' Weekly, in a starred review, says of Updraft, "Extraordinary worldbuilding and cascading levels of intrigue make Wilde’s debut fantasy novel soar. Cities of living bone rise high above the clouds, and monsters hide in the wind while lawbreaker Kirit Densira tries to navigate her world and ends up changing it forever.

While it's been called 'a perfectly formed crystal of a novel,' Seth Dickinson's The Traitor Baru Cormorant cannot be worn as jewelry or used in lasers. Brilliant young Baru Cormorant is only seven when the Empire of Masks subverts her home, conquering with money, education, and subtle treachery. As you do when your home is assimilated by an evil empire, Baru decides to join the Imperial civil service, claw her way to the top, take over the world, and destroy the Empire from the inside. She'll pay any price to get there. So when the Empire offers her a chance to draw out and crush a local rebellion, she takes the job...even though she's only trained as an accountant, and she's starting to think the woman she's falling for is the rebel leader."

Here's a photo of me and author Greg Van Eekhout by Craig Chaddock taken at Mysterious Galaxy - that I don't think I've posted anywhere else... are there pics you want to see? I'll post them!

The Secret Message Generator has free Updraft audiobook audible.com codes for: Tim Burke, Ingrid Ringler, and Kate Salter! Send me your email address of choice and I'll send out the codes and instructions!

Meantime the Secret Message Generator is spending the Fall giving 6 copies of Updraft to 6 community libraries in Philadelphia -- I'll also be visiting libraries in November and December.

In the coming months, The SMG will have sneak peaks at a new novella from Tor.com, links to free fiction, first-looks at covers, and more!

The Secret Message Generator swag-generation system may occasionally contain cookies, freebies, or heads-up. Is there something you think I should put in a secret message for subscribers? Drop me a note!

Thank you so much to everyone who's left a review, come to an event, and recommended Updraft so far!

  • Going into the middle of October, we're closing on 50 reviews on Amazon and nearly 100 on Goodreads! Every review helps - thank you so much to folks who have left them!
  • Good for all types of books: If you want to help any of your favorite authors, the best ways to do that include recommending their books to new readers, suggesting them for book clubs on and offline, attending events, and leaving comments and recommendations at various online places. Thanks so much for your support!

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