Other worlds: Major SF/F publisher going DRM-free

Big news for e-book lovers. The parent company of Tor, one of the biggest SF/F publishers, announced today that they’re going to make their ebooks DRM-Free. This is a pretty big deal – and it looks likely means we’ll likely see more cross-polinating on the existing readers. But I’m no expert – you’ll want to check in with folks like John Scalzi and Charles Stross.

Oh, e-book lovers? Don’t be this asshole.

On another note, I swear I’m almost done, you really, really want to go and buy The Price of Stars for $2.99. I have an entire post to write about the Mageworlds series, but who knows if it’ll still be on $2.99 then? $2.99!


Awards. I am shamefully late in writing about the Hugo Award nominations, for which I apologize. The novel nominees include George R. R. Martin’s A Dance With Dragons, Mira Grant’s Deadline and Jo Walton’s Among Others, which I gushed about back in the Nebulas. There are plenty of other familiar names in the media categories (Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, Doctor Who, even Community) but the news that made waves was that the blog SF Signal is up for best fanzine. They were so excited that they made an infographic. NERD PARTY! No, seriously, it’s pretty neat.


On a shoestring! SyFy is going to adapt Stephen King’s fantasy novel Eyes of the Dragon and I predict it will try very hard to look like Game of Thrones. Meanwhile, over at Vulture, Gilbert Cruz ranks all 62 of King’s books. His #1 is one of my favorite, can’t-miss novels.


Upcoming. N.K. Jemisin starts a new duology. This may be the thing to finally tear me away from my second Mageworlds reread in a month.


Also… Stop taking this pictureDrew Karpyshyn signed for fantasy trilogy – Wedding invitations with a Hitchhiker’s theme – Jim Hines follows up his viral recreation of women on book covers by posing like the men.

7 thoughts on “Other worlds: Major SF/F publisher going DRM-free

  1. Paula

    I’m not sure why I find it so amazing that the Hitchhiker’s wedding is in Montana. Like there aren’t fans in Montana? Still. Yay!

    And Jim Hines is hilarious. It’s interesting to note that the men’s poses are less contorted than the women’s poses.

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  2. John D.

    Thanks for the linkage, Dunc. Now excuse me, I must get back to the Nerd Party. We’re gonna party like its 11111001111! ;)

    [+1 if you do the conversion]

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  3. Doyle

    Wait. Waitwaitwaitwait. Is that guy seriously using a stupid, made-up derisive name for physical books? Is this actually a thing now?

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  4. Dunc Post author

    My mother, who was a giant King fan in the 80’s, gave Eyes of the Dragon to me. Since he wrote it for his kid and all. First King I ever read.

    Honestly though, it really is rather Game of Thronesish. Can’t wait to see how SyFy screws it up.

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  5. Doyle

    Oh, thank god someone, somewhere is making fun of him…It’d be tragic if the reading community missed that opportunity.

    I’ve got some serious love for The Eyes of the Dragon, and it even goes beyond the fact that I’m kind of a Dark Tower junkie. Watching SyFy mangle it is going to be completely tragic and utterly hilarious.

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