Well, it’s official. I’ve accepted a gig with Tor.com and will now be running their new satellite site called Tor.com Fantasy. It’s located on Facebook and twitter (@tordotfantasy) and it’s my job to troll the Internet, find all the cool and interesting Fantasy-related shit and write about it. We’re covering it all: books, movies, videogames and anything else that catches our eye. Really, it’s not a whole lot different than what I do now, just with a bigger audience. The goal isn’t to promote just Tor material (in fact, only a small percentage of the content there will be from Tor) but to promote all corners of Fantasy nerdom equally.

How will things change around here? Well, they won’t really. I’ll still be running A Dribble of Ink as I always have.

“But Tor’s paying you now!” you might be thinking. Well, yeah… they are. But, I hope I’ve proven in the past three-and-a-half years that I’m an honest, upfront blogger and writer. I hope my integrity’s been established and I’ll continue to run A Dribble of Ink with the same blueprint I’ve always used. I told this to Tor.com when I was offered the job and they replied, “Good! We’d expect no less.” It’s an independent blog and I have complete freedom to run A Dribble of Ink however I like. I wouldn’t be where I was without ruffling a few feathers, right?

I understand that people might be skeptical when I review Tor material, which is fine. That’s your right and it’s my responsibility to prove otherwise. You might find my reviews of Tor novels (and all novels, really) to shift somewhat in style, to a more essay-like analysis of the text, rather than a Red Light/Green Light style of buying guide, but I hope that my reputation as a reviewer has earned me at least a bit of trust. If not, I’ll start back at the beginning and gain your trust again. The proof, as they say, should be in the pudding.

It’s going to be a very organic learning experience as we get Tor.com Fantasy (and its sister site called Tor.com Steampunk) off the ground, so I hope you’ll all join me for the ride. We’ll be doing a ton of cool giveaways and hosting a lot of cool exclusive content.

Got questions about the job? Ask away. Suggestions about how to make Tor.com Fantasy awesome? Let me know.

  • Yiota December 7, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    That’s amazing! Wish you good luck with everything!
    I followed both since i’m a major fantasy fan!
    Really hope you keep it updated with news and upcoming releases other than reviews.

  • aidan December 7, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    Glad you’re excited!

    New will be my number one priority. Reviews will just be one component in the mix of content. I’ve already loaded the site with content, so you should be able to get an idea of what to expect!

  • Joe Sherry December 7, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    Good for you, Aidan!

  • Liz from My Favourite Books December 7, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    Dude! This is so very cool – excellent news re the job but also really please ADOI will still be flourishing. Hope you have a fabulousa time with Tor Fantasy!

  • Dungeonmum December 7, 2010 at 2:57 pm


    Glad to hear you’re not quitting the blog too ;)

  • Stephen Aryan December 7, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    Well done, and you’ve been honest and open and up front, so no one can point fingers later. I’m definitely a bigger fantasy fan than SF or steampunk, so I’ll definitely check it out.

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  • Kristen December 7, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    Congratulations and good luck! I’m looking forward to following Tor.com Fantasy now.

  • Jonathan December 7, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    Nice! Look forward to reading you in both places.

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  • Kathleen December 7, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    Congratulations! sounds like a really cool gig

  • Todd December 7, 2010 at 4:49 pm

    Many congrats, man. SO very well deserved and I know you’ll bring us the best.

  • Lia Keyes December 7, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    Great initiative by Tor.com! Congratulations. Looking forward to seeing where you take this!

  • Jim Haley December 7, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    Very cool news Aiden. Can you share who’s running the Tor Steampunk site/twitter feed?

  • Erik December 7, 2010 at 7:41 pm

    Congratulations! It’s awesome that you’ll still be running A Dribble of Ink too. I’ll admit I was a bit worried when I saw this in my news feed, James finishing with Speculative Horizions was still fresh on my mind.

  • Ryan December 7, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    Congratulations mate. I hope you enjoy your new job.

  • Dave December 7, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    A massive congratulations to you, what a gig! :-)

  • Ryan December 7, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    Congrats dude! That sounds like a pretty sweet gig. I’m also glad to hear that you’ll be keeping up the blog.

  • Antonis M. December 8, 2010 at 4:02 am

    Great news! What I find even more interesting though is to see how you are going to maintain that very delicate reviewing objectivity and balance as you so well mentioned in the above post. I have no doubt you will try your best to be as unbiased and honest as possible (and as always) but this can actually go either way. Be wary in your effort for integrity and objectivity not to “overcompensate” by actually being less strict in non-Tor reviews. I’m one of those people who value a well-argumented negative review much more than a possitive one. So once again congratulations and I hope the new site fulfills both your and our expectations!

  • ediFanoB December 8, 2010 at 4:18 am

    Absolutely cool! Congratulations.
    Why should I stop to trust you? You never disappointed me since I follow A Dribble of Ink. I look forward to the content of Tor.com Fantasy.
    Anyway it is good to know that you will continue with A Dribble of Ink.

  • Kevin December 8, 2010 at 4:48 am

    How does a non-facebook user interact with this??

  • Gabriele December 8, 2010 at 7:35 am


    I won’t follow the new site because I refuse to register with Facebook because of their massive security and privacy issues, so I’m double glad A Dribble of Ink will stay.

  • Calamity Jane December 8, 2010 at 8:18 am

    These are awsome news. I’m really glad for you, since this would be my dreamjob.
    As an avid follower of several fantasy/scifi blogs and websites I am really glad that there’s more incoming!
    I only wish it was on a proper webpage and not on facebook/twitter. I have facebook but I don’t use it that much and following news over facebook or twitter doesn’t really appeal to me.
    Maybe in the future you guys start a website hm?
    I’ll do my best to follow you in facebook meanwhile…

    Best of luck with the new gig!

  • Bryce (seak) December 8, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    I love that bloggers are getting these types of jobs. Way to go man. :)

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  • aidan December 13, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    Thanks, everyone!

    @ Kevin — We’ve got some news concerning that coming soon. Non-Facebook users won’t be forgotten!


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