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The Tor.com Sampler

by Ruthanna Emrys, Guy Haley, Cassandra Khaw & Seanan McGuire et al. Tom Doherty Associates (August 30, 2016)

Please enjoy excerpts from twelve of Tor.com's favorite science fiction, fantasy, and horror novellas and novels.

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Lowball

by Wild Cards Trust, George R. R. Martin & Melinda Snodgrass Tom Doherty Associates (November 04, 2014)

Soon to be a show on Hulu!

Rights to develop Wild Cards for TV have been acquired by Universal Cable Productions, the team that brought you The Magicians and Mr. Robot, with the co-editor of Wild Cards, Melinda...


When Gods and Vampires Roamed Miami

by Kendare Blake Tom Doherty Associates (September 30, 2014)

"When Gods and Vampires Roamed Miami" is the story of when immortal teen goddess Athena is mistaken for a vampire by a desperate youth who refuses to leave her side until she turns him. This tale takes place...


Strongest Conjuration

by Skyler White Tom Doherty Associates (August 27, 2014)

A tale of the Incrementalists—a secret society of two hundred people, with an unbroken lineage reaching back forty thousand years. They cheat death, share lives and memories, communicate with one another across...


Mrs. Sorenson and the Sasquatch

by Kelly Barnhill Tom Doherty Associates (August 13, 2014)

When Mr. Sorensen - a drab, cipher of a man - passes away, his lovely widow falls in love with a most unsuitable mate. Enraged and scandalized (and armed with hot-dish and gossip and seven-layer bars), the Parish...


La Signora

by Bruce McAllister Tom Doherty Associates (August 13, 2014)

"La Signora", by Bruce McAllister, is a dark fantasy about a teenage American living in an ancient Italian fishing village with his parents. He's invited by his friends to go night-fishing on one special night,...


The Devil in the Details

by Debra Doyle & James D. Macdonald Tom Doherty Associates (July 02, 2014)

A new adventure of Peter Crossman, special agent of the Knights Templar — a man prepared to administer last rites with one hand while wielding a flamethrower with the other. Now an ancient manuscript of peculiar...


The Walking-stick Forest

by Anna Tambour Tom Doherty Associates (June 10, 2014)

The Walking-Stick Forest, by Anna Tambour, is a dark fantasy about a recluse who creates collectible walking sticks in post WWI Scotland by manipulating the woods somewhat like bonsais. He refuses a commission...


The Insects of Love

by Genevieve Valentine Tom Doherty Associates (June 10, 2014)

The Insects of Love, by Genevieve Valentine, is a dream-like science fiction/fantasy puzzle about two sisters and several possible realities. The only certainty is that one sister gets a tattoo and disappears...


Friends 'Til the End

by Bethany Neal Tom Doherty Associates (May 27, 2014)

In Bethany Neal's "Friends 'Til the End," death isn't the end for Emily Winstead, not even close. She died with a wrong to make right, and she's been given a second chance to set things straight. The only problem:...


The Madonna of the Abattoir

by Anne M. Pillsworth Tom Doherty Associates (May 07, 2014)

In Victorian-era Arkham, Redemption Orne observes that art is indeed long and life only too short when a painter chooses Orne's wife Patience, mistress of the Outer Gods, for his model.

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Cold Wind

by Nicola Griffith Tom Doherty Associates (April 22, 2014)

"Cold Wind", by Nicola Griffith, is a dark fantasy tale about a woman who enters a Seattle bar on a cold wintry night in the midst of the Christmas holidays, searching for something…or someone.

"Rich description...


Anyway: Angie

by Daniel José Older Tom Doherty Associates (March 26, 2014)

Reza's job has put her in the face of every kind of death. Thanks to her guns, her car, and her dapper style, she came through the Bad Years alive, but since losing Angie things haven't been right. Tonight's...


A Rumor of Angels

by Dale Bailey Tom Doherty Associates (September 11, 2013)

"A Rumor of Angels", by Dale Bailey, is a fantasy novelette that takes place during the period of the dust bowl in the American Midwest. A teenage boy walks away from his father's wasted farm to follow the other...


Old Dead Futures

by Tina Connolly Tom Doherty Associates (July 17, 2013)

In "Old Dead Futures," a young boy's ability to change the future makes him valuable to the government. But that same ability keeps him trapped in a wheelchair and at the mercy of those who would use him. When...


Dragonkin

by Lavie Tidhar Tom Doherty Associates (July 17, 2013)

"A neat idea, combining homage to Holdstock with urban fantasy."--Locus

There are kin and there are –kin. There are not many dragons, but there are many who think they are, or want to be, or claim to remember...


Contains Multitudes

by Ben Burgis Tom Doherty Associates (July 17, 2013)

Being a teenager is tough. Being part of the first generation of teenagers to share their body and soul with one of the aliens who just barely destroyed the earth: way tougher.

This compact but powerful short...


The Best We Can

by Carrie Vaughn Tom Doherty Associates (July 17, 2013)

First contact was supposed to change the course of human history. But it turns out, you still have to go to work the next morning.

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Homecoming

by Susan Palwick Tom Doherty Associates (July 10, 2013)

Homecoming, by Susan Palwick, is a dark fantasy novelette about a young girl on the cusp of womanhood who yearns to leave her village and go to sea with her best friend, a boy about her own age, despite natural...


The Hanging Game

by Helen Marshall Tom Doherty Associates (March 13, 2013)

Sometimes a game, even a sacred game, can have far-reaching consequences. In bear country young Skye learns just how far she is willing to go to play the game properly in order carry on the traditions that came...


Last Train to Jubilee Bay

by Kali Wallace Tom Doherty Associates (February 06, 2013)

After the sickness and quarantine almost destroyed the city, the traders arrived creeping out from the sea to live off the memories of those people left behind; getting them addicted to the serum these strange...


When We Were Heroes

by Daniel Abraham Tom Doherty Associates (January 23, 2013)

George R. R. Martin's Wild Cards multi-author shared-world universe has been thrilling readers for over 25 years. Now, in addition to overseeing the ongoing publication of new Wild Cards books (like 2011's Fort...


Some of the Best from Tor.com: 2012 Edition

by Elizabeth Bear, Adam-Troy Castro, Paul Cornell & Kathryn Cramer et al. Tom Doherty Associates (January 01, 2013)

A collection of some of the best original short fiction published on Tor.com in 2012. Includes stories by Elizabeth Bear, Adam Troy Castro, Paul Cornell, Kathryn Cramer, Brit Mandelo, Pat Murphy, Charles Stross,...


Heads Will Roll

by Lish McBride Tom Doherty Associates (November 27, 2012)

Lena's not your typical animal trainer. And when she and her unicorn partner, Steve, decide to enter a fight, it's definitely not your typical fight…

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The Devil Delivered and Other Tales

by Steven Erikson Tom Doherty Associates (June 19, 2012)

Steven Erikson has carved a name for himself among the pantheon of great fantasy writers. But his masterful storytelling and prose style go beyond the awe-inspiring Malazan world. In The Devil Delivered and...


Crack'd Pot Trail

by Steven Erikson Tom Doherty Associates (September 13, 2011)

It is an undeniable truth: give evil a name and everyone's happy. Give it two names and…why, they're even happier.

Intrepid necromancers Bauchelain and Korbal Broach, scourges of civilization, raisers of the...


Innocents Aboard

by Gene Wolfe Tom Doherty Associates (April 01, 2005)

Gene Wolfe may be the single best writer in fantasy and SF today. His quotes and reviews certainly support that contention, and so does his impressive short fiction oeuvre. Innocents Aboard gathers fantasy and...


Strange Travelers

by Gene Wolfe Tom Doherty Associates (January 15, 2000)

Gene Wolfe is producing the most significant body of short fiction of any living writer in the SF genre. It has been ten years since the last major Wolfe collection, so Strange Travelers contains a whole decade...


Trio of Sorcery

by Mercedes Lackey Tom Doherty Associates (November 09, 2010)

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Mercedes Lackey presents Trio of Sorcery, three exciting short urban fantasy novels featuring three resourceful heroines and three different takes on the modern...


Bauchelain and Korbal Broach

by Steven Erikson Tom Doherty Associates (September 15, 2009)

The first three tales of Bauchelain and Korbal Broach, the famed necromancers from the Malazan Book of the Fallen, collected in one volume.

BLOOD FOLLOWS

In the port city of Lamentable Moll, a diabolical killer...


Wild Things

by A. M. Dellamonica Tom Doherty Associates (November 06, 2012)

Ah, love. A many splendored thing. Here is a rather unusual love story, sweet and strange as could only happen in the post-magical reality of the Indigo Springs "event." The sequel to Indigo Springs was published...


The Commonplace Book

by Jacob Clifton Tom Doherty Associates (October 01, 2012)

The first piece of short fiction by popular Television Without Pity writer Jacob Clifton is like nothing we've ever read, a piece of postmodern steampunk encompassing past, present, and future all at once. Jacob...


King of Marbury

by Andrew Smith Tom Doherty Associates (October 02, 2012)

Marbury is another world, a dark world that best friends Jack Whitmore and Conner Kirk have fallen into before. A stranger had given Jack a pair of glasses – it's through the lenses that the boys get to Marbury....


Ruled

by Caragh M. O'Brien Tom Doherty Associates (September 19, 2012)

The bracelet sits in his pocket, patiently waiting to be slipped around Gaia's wrist. Leon needs to see her again. He finds out that Gaia is delivering a baby in the village, and he makes the trip to visit the...


The Beginning Place

by Ursula K. Le Guin Tom Doherty Associates (March 01, 2005)

From multi-award-winning, literary legend Ursula K. Le Guin comes a speculative fiction classic, The Beginning Place.

Fleeing from the monotony of his life, Hugh Rogers finds his way to "the beginning place"—a...


Men Who Wish to Drown

by Elizabeth Fama Tom Doherty Associates (August 28, 2012)

From the Falmouth Historical Society Collection

Cited as the only extant firsthand record of a mermaid encounter in New England waters, this deathbed letter from a great-grandfather to his great-grandson is more...


The Cairn in Slater Woods

by Gina Rosati Tom Doherty Associates (August 07, 2012)

Dylan has just moved to New Hampshire to live in a house his family has inherited from a great aunt he's never met. There he meets his cousin, a bully who resents Dylan's family, and a mysterious girl who claims...


The Fierce Reads Anthology

by Anna Banks, Leigh Bardugo, Jennifer Bosworth & Emmy Laybourne et al. Tom Doherty Associates (June 12, 2012)

This anthology includes short stories from five fierce young adult authors! Inside, you'll find a magical mermaid tale from Anna Banks, a fantastical Russian-influenced story from Leigh Bardugo, an electric...


A Spell of Vengeance

by D. B. Jackson Tom Doherty Associates (June 06, 2012)

Ethan Kaille is a thieftaker in Colonial Boston, scratching out a living by restoring stolen property to its rightful owners. But unlike others in his profession, Ethan relies on magical spells as well as his...


The Witch of Duva

by Leigh Bardugo Tom Doherty Associates (June 05, 2012)

There was a time when the woods near Duva ate girls…or so the story goes. But it's just possible that the danger may be a little bit closer to home. This story is a companion folk tale to Leigh Bardugo's debut...


Legacy Lost

by Anna Banks Tom Doherty Associates (May 22, 2012)

He is a mer-prince, she is the mermaid princess that his family orders him to marry so that their kingdoms unite. Grom dreads this arrangement, until he meets Nalia – both beautiful and smart, she's everything...


Dress Your Marines in White

by Emmy Laybourne Tom Doherty Associates (May 22, 2012)

It was just a test report. Like one of many, many he'd written up in the past. Except this time, several of the test subjects are dead…"

At first, Dr. James Cutlass had thought his new job at NORAD was thrilling...


About Fairies

by Pat Murphy Tom Doherty Associates (May 09, 2012)

Some things happen whether or not you clap your hands.

Enjoy this original short story by author Pat Murphy. In "About Fairies," Jennifer and her co-workers create fairy lands for a toy company, all the while...


The Palencar Project

by David G. Hartwell Tom Doherty Associates (February 29, 2012)

Five stories inspired by the same painting. Contributors include Gene Wolfe, L. E. Modesitt, Jr., Gregory Benford, Michael Swanwick, and James Morrow.

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If Dragon's Mass Eve Be Cold And Clear

by Ken Scholes Tom Doherty Associates (February 14, 2012)

Do you believe in Santa? And in his terrible swift sword?

A Tor.Com original.

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Some of the Best from Tor.com: 2011 Edition

by Charlie Jane Anders, James Alan Gardner, Yoon Ha Lee & Nnedi Okorafor et al. Tom Doherty Associates (February 14, 2012)

A collection of some of the best original short fiction published on Tor.com in 2011. Includes stories by Charlie Jane Anders, James Allan Gardner, Yoon Ha Lee, Nnedi Okorafor, Paul Park, Matthew Sandborn Smith,...


The Weird

by Jeff Vandermeer & Ann VanderMeer Tom Doherty Associates (January 24, 2012)

From Lovecraft to Borges to Gaiman, a century of intrepid literary experimentation has created a corpus of dark and strange stories that transcend all known genre boundaries. Together these stories form The...


Uncle Flower's Homecoming Waltz

by Marissa Lingen Tom Doherty Associates (February 01, 2012)

In the war that never ends, dreaming the future is not an unmixed blessing.

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A Pehov Duet

by Alexey Pehov Tom Doherty Associates (January 24, 2012)

Two original, exciting and engaging short stories from Alexey Pehov that feature master thief Shadow Harold, the protagonist of the Chronicles of Siala epic fantasy series.

In "The Snake", Harold, the most accomplished...


The Burned Tower

by Sergey Dyachenko & Marina Dyachenko Tom Doherty Associates (January 24, 2012)

A truck driver on a lonely stretch of road, a hitchiker, and an ancient curse— a brilliant and moving tale, steeped in folklore, by the masters of modern Fantasy. In 1999 "The Burned Tower" was awarded the...