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Tor's new web site

22/02/2007. Contributed by Jessica Martin

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There's a new online presence for US science fiction publisher Tor, with their Forge, Orb, Starscape, and Tor Teen imprints, with information about individual authors, particular series, upcoming events, and forthcoming publishing plans.

Their webmaster said, "It's been a long time coming, and what you see today is only the beginning. Over the coming months we'll be using this site as a platform for further exciting projects, including original fiction, new ways for readers to interact with our authors, and more. Since nothing on the web is ever completely finished, in the near future we'll also be providing ways for you to let us know about any problems or any features you think would improve the site."

"Of course, Tor and its associated imprints have been on the Internet for years. As far back as the 1980s, Tor people hosted discussions of our publishing program at online venues like GEnie and CompuServe. The original Tor site began life as a Gopher server - a kind of web site before the Web. It migrated to the web proper in 1993, hand-coded by editorial staffers in their spare time. In the years since, like everyone else, we've learned to use the web to communicate in more sophisticated ways - but the "hand-rolled" core of the site at has remained much the same, gently aging in place, an artifact of the internet's Eocene."

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