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Year's Best SF 16

by David G. Hartwell & Kathryn Cramer HarperCollins e-books (May 31, 2011)

A dazzling new collection of the finest short form science fiction from the previous year, compiled once again by World Fantasy and Hugo Award-winning editors by David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer, Year’s...


Great Secret, The: An Intergalactic Tale of Madness, Obsession, and Startling Revelations

by L. Ron Hubbard Galaxy Press (September 08, 2008)

Fanner Marston is on the verge of uncovering the key to gaining absolute control over the universe.  The only problem is, he’s certifiably insane—a crazed Peter Lorre on a power trip. Driven by greed and...


Where the Trains Turn

by Pasi Ilmari Jaaskelainen Tor Books (November 18, 2014)

Published here for the first time in English, "Where the Trains Turn" won first prize in the Finnish science-fiction magazine Portti's annual short story competition and then went on to win the Atorox Award...


Prompt. Professional. Pop!

by Walter Jon Williams Tor Books (November 17, 2014)

The Wild Cards universe has been thrilling readers for over 25 years. In Walter Jon Williams's "Prompt. Professional. Pop!" shows that to make it in Hollywood, it's not enough to be beautiful and talented, you've...


Where the Lost Things Are

by Rudy Rucker & Terry Bisson Tor Books (November 04, 2014)

Thanks to "bluegene", life is long. But out Route 42 near Goshen, it's also kind of dull. Just the thing to encourage an expedition into the only actual other universe, the place where...but that would be telling....


A Kiss With Teeth

by Max Gladstone Tor Books (October 28, 2014)

From the award-winning author Max Gladstone comes a dark fantasy tale, "A Kiss with Teeth, a Tor.com Original short story

Vlad has grown distant from his wife. His son has trouble at school. And he has to keep...


This Chance Planet

by Elizabeth Bear Tor Books (October 21, 2014)

"This Chance Planet" by Elizabeth Bear is a near future science fiction story about a young Russian waitress with ambitions to become an engineer and her musician boyfriend, who wants her to gestate a liver...


The Girl in the High Tower

by Gennifer Albin Tor Books (October 13, 2014)

The Girl in the High Tower is an original short story set in Gennifer Albin's Crewel World.

In Arras, time and space can be manipulated--and so can people. Beautiful Spinsters work day and night in four coventries...


Nuestra Señora de la Esperanza

by Carrie Vaughn Tor Books (October 14, 2014)

The Wild Cards universe has been thrilling readers for over 25 years. In Carrie Vaughn's "Nuestra Señora de la Esperanza," ace Ana Cortez discovers that sometimes to be truly healed, you must return to your...


Daughter of Necessity

by Marie Brennan Tor Books (September 30, 2014)

By day she crafts; by night she unmakes. Surely somewhere, in all the myriad crossings of the threads, there is a future in which all will be well. Marie Brennan offers an intriguing new spin on a classic tale....


The Human Equations

by Dave Creek Hydra Publications (September 04, 2014)

In Human Equations you will go on a voyage of discovery. From the untold story of how the great Chinese explorer Zheng He made Earth's First Contact with aliens, to how a rescue mission on the aquatic planet...


Black Denim Lit #7: A Suitable Poison

by Linda Boroff, Sean Monaghan & Christopher T. Garry Black Denim Lit (August 31, 2014)

The August, 2014 issue edited by Christopher T Garry features 140 pages of never before seen stories from eight new authors, creating narratives that are variously dark, cynical, inspiring, violent and longing....


Midway Relics and Dying Breeds

by Seanan McGuire Tor Books (September 23, 2014)

"The trouble with wanting to do the right thing is that frequently the right thing today is the wrong thing for tomorrow, or the wrong thing for the people who are standing between you and your perfect, platonic...


Last Plane to Heaven

by Jay Lake & Gene Wolfe Tor Books (September 15, 2014)

Last Plane to Heaven is the final and definitive short story collection of award-winning SF author Jay Lake, author of Green, Endurance, and Kalimpura.

Long before he was a novelist, SF writer Jay Lake, was...


The Ninth Science Fiction MEGAPACK ®: Classic and Modern Science Fiction

by Arthur C. Clarke, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Lester Del Rey & Dan Simmons et al. Wildside Press (August 20, 2014)

"The Ninth Science Fiction Megapack" contains 27 more works spanning time and space--including 24 stories, 2 interviews, and "A Science Fiction Alphabet." Fun stuff indeed! Included are:

INTERVIEW: DAN SIMMONS,...


The Eighth Golden Age of Science Fiction MEGAPACK ®: Milton Lesser

by Milton Lesser & Stephen Marlowe Wildside Press (August 16, 2014)

The "Golden Age of Science Fiction" Megapacks are designed to introduce readers to classic science fiction writers of the 1940s-1960s who might otherwise be forgotten. Milton Lesser (1928-2008) is one such unjustly...


As Good as New

by Charlie Jane Anders Tor Books (September 09, 2014)

From the author of the Hugo-winning "Six Months, Three Days," a new wrinkle on the old story of three wishes, set after the end of the world.

At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital...


Classic Science Fiction and Fantasy Stories

by Stephen Brennan Talos (August 05, 2014)

The stories of Mary Shelley, H. G. Wells, and Jules Verne paved the way for the fantastic science fiction literature that we all enjoy today. However, full appreciation of these contemporary works is impossible...


The Seventh Golden Age of Science Fiction MEGAPACK ®: H.B. Fyfe

by H.B. Fyfe Wildside Press (July 23, 2014)

The "Golden Age of Science Fiction" Megapacks are designed to introduce readers to classic science fiction writers of the 1940s-1960s who might otherwise be forgotten. Horace B. Fyfe (1918-1997) is one such...


Sleeper

by Jo Walton Tor Books (August 11, 2014)

History is a thing we make--in more senses than one. And from more directions.

At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.


Black Denim Lit #6: The Girl in the Glass Case

by Matthew Di Paoli, Benjamin Schachtman & Christopher T Garry Black Denim Lit (July 10, 2014)

The July, 2014 issue edited by Christopher T Garry features 124 pages of never before seen stories from eight new authors, creating narratives that are variously dark, cynical, inspiring, violent and longing....


The Very Best of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Volume 2

by Stephen King, Charles de Lint, Paolo Bacigalupi & Jane Yolen et al. Tachyon Publications (June 23, 2014)

A mutant baby goes on a rampage through Central Park. An immigrant reveals secrets in the folds of a perfect gift. Lucky Cats extend their virtual paws to salute a generous revolution. The Internet invades a...


New Frontiers

by Ben Bova Tor Books (July 21, 2014)

New Frontiers, fourteen startling visions of yesterday, today, and tomorrow from Ben Bova, six-time winner of the Hugo Award

Frontiers can be found in all directions. Frontiers of time and space, as well as frontiers...


Brisk Money

by Adam Christopher Tor Books (July 22, 2014)

Raymond Chandler famously hated science fiction, saying "They pay brisk money for this crap?" However, it has recently come to light that Chandler secretly wrote a series of stories and novels starring a robot...


The Best Short Stories of J. G. Ballard

by J. G. Ballard & Anthony Burgess Holt Paperbacks (July 14, 2014)

First published in 1978, this collection of nineteen of J. G. Ballard's best short stories is as timely and informed as ever. His tales of the human psyche and its relationship to nature and technology, as viewed...


The Fourth Golden Age of Science Fiction MEGAPACK ®: Clifford D. Simak

by Clifford D. Simak Wildside Press (June 05, 2014)

The "Golden Age of Science Fiction" Megapacks are designed to introduce readers to classic science fiction writers who might otherwise be forgotten. This volume assembles 2 novels and 4 shorter works -- almost...


Black Denim Lit #5: No Sleep Till Deadtown: [Jun, 2014]

by Michael Haynes, Sean Monaghan & Christopher T Garry Black Denim Lit (June 09, 2014)

The June, 2014 issue edited by Christopher T Garry features never before seen short stories from eight new authors. They create narratives that are variously dark, cynical, inspiring, disturbing, longing and...


The Third Golden Age of Science Fiction MEGAPACK ?: Poul Anderson

by Poul Anderson Wildside Press (May 30, 2014)

Poul Anderson (1926 - 2001) was an American science fiction author who began his career during one of the Golden Ages of the genre and continued to write and remain popular into the 21st century. Anderson also...


Three Tales from the Laundry Files

by Charles Stross Tor Books (June 30, 2014)

Enjoy two short stories and a novella from the Laundry Files. Originally published on Tor.com, these stories by Charles Stross continue the adventures of the Laundry, a secret division of the British government...


A Short History of the Twentieth Century, or, When You Wish Upon a Star

by Kathleen Ann Goonan Tor Books (July 01, 2014)

"A Short History of the Twentieth Century, or, When You Wish Upon a Star", by Kathleen Ann Goonan, is about the daughter of a rocket scientist in the post 1950s who wants to go to the moon, despite being discouraged...


Black Denim Lit #4: May, 2014

by Konstantine Paradias, Alan Bray & Christopher T. Garry Black Denim Lit (May 06, 2014)

Black Denim Lit is a monthly journal of fiction available on the web and on all eReaders. The May, 2014 issue edited by Christopher T Garry features seven new authors and their short stories. All the authors...


Island in a Sea of Stars

by Kevin J. Anderson Tor Books (May 19, 2014)

An adventure from Kevin J. Anderson's The Saga of Shadows: The Dark Between the Stars

At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.


The Litany of Earth

by Ruthanna Emrys Tor Books (May 13, 2014)

The state took Aphra away from Innsmouth. They took her history, her home, her family, her god. They tried to take the sea. Now, years later, when she is just beginning to rebuild a life, an agent of that government...


Unlocked: An Oral History of Haden's Syndrome

by John Scalzi Tor.com (May 06, 2014)

Discover the history of Haden's Syndrome, the virus that created the world of John Scalzi's inventive near-future thrillers Lock In and Head On, in the prequel novella Unlocked.

Not long from now, a virus will...


The Mothers of Voorhisville

by Mary Rickert Tor Books (May 05, 2014)

From multiple World Fantasy Award winner and Nebula, Bram Stoker, International Horror Guild, Sturgeon, and British Science Fiction Award nominated author Mary Rickert comes a gorgeous and terrifying vision...


Writers of the Future Volume 30: The Best New Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year

by David Farland & L. Ron Hubbard Galaxy Press (April 13, 2014)

Celebrate

New Writers

New Winners

New Worlds

Writers of the Future: Volume 30

This is your window into incredible worlds of wizardry, warfare and wonder.

This is your escape into fantastic realms of the human mind...


Christmas Cracker: Six Festive Stories from Accent Press

by Jenny Kane, Andrea Frazer, Catrin Collier & Katherine John et al. Accent Press (March 31, 2014)

Discover great new authors with this collection of six festive stories from Accent Press.


What Mario Scietto Says

by Emmy Laybourne Tor Books (April 14, 2014)

Despite all his disaster planning, and the bomb shelter he built under his shed, Mario Scietto was not prepared for the apocalypse that hit Monument, Colorado. A series of escalating disasters, beginning with...


Burning Chrome

by William Gibson Harper Voyager (April 15, 2014)

“A breath of fresh air . . . the vision is deeply imagined, very complete and controlled . . . Gibson is truly brilliant.”—Washington Times magazine

From a true master of science fiction comes a collection...


The Early Science Fiction of Philip K. Dick

by Philip K. Dick Dover Publications (July 17, 2013)

This anthology presents short stories and novellas that originally appeared in pulp magazines of the early 1950s, including "The Variable Man," "Second Variety," "Beyond the Door," "The Defenders," and more....


Cold War

by Adam Christopher Tor Books (February 24, 2014)

Dropped on a frozen planet under suspicious circumstances, a group of marines struggles to discover the true objective of their mission. "Cold War" is a Tor.com Original novelette, set in the same Spider War...


Tony And The Beetles

by Philip K. Dick HarperPerennial Classics (January 07, 2014)

A commentary on racism, “Tony and the Beetles” takes place in a colony world where Terra has been oppressing the Beetles of Orion for decades. But when Terra suffers a major defeat at the hands of the Beetles,...


Beyond The Door

by Philip K. Dick HarperPerennial Classics (January 07, 2014)

When Larry Thomas purchases a cuckoo clock for his wife he finds that he is woefully unprepared for what awaits beyond the door of the clock.

Philip K. Dick was an American science-fiction novelist, short-story...


Hieroglyph

by Ed Finn & Kathryn Cramer William Morrow (September 09, 2014)

Inspired by New York Times bestselling author Neal Stephenson, an anthology of stories, set in the near future, from some of today’s leading writers, thinkers, and visionaries that reignites the iconic and...


Songs of Love and Death: All-Original Tales of Star-Crossed Love

by George R. R. Martin & Gardner Dozois Gallery Books (November 16, 2010)

IN this star-studded cross-genre anthology, seventeen of the greatest modern authors of fantasy, science fiction, and romance explore the borderlands of their genres with brand-new tales of ill-fated love. From...


The Skull

by Philip K. Dick HarperPerennial Classics (December 31, 2013)

Conger is given a chance to be released from prison on the condition that he completes one job—he must travel back in time and kill a man who, if allowed to live, will later change the world.

Philip K. Dick...


Mr. Spaceship

by Philip K. Dick HarperPerennial Classics (December 31, 2013)

In a distant future where humans are at war with an alien species called the Yuks, scientists have developed the ultimate weapon—a spacecraft controlled by a human brain.

Philip K. Dick was an American science-fiction...


The Variable Man

by Philip K. Dick HarperPerennial Classics (December 31, 2013)

A man is brought into the future during the midst of an intergalactic war, when government computers can predict the outcome of the conflict. However, when this man from the past is factored into the computers...


Meet Me in the Moon Room: Stories

by Ray Vukcevich Small Beer Press (July 01, 2001)

Fantastic, surreal short stories.


Tyrannia: and Other Renditions

by Alan Deniro Small Beer Press (October 28, 2013)

Bending, straddling, and contorting our notions of fiction and reality, these stories explore characters at major crossroads in their lives.