A Tor.Com Original

Author:

John Chu, Philip Estrera, David D. Levine, Natalie Naudus, Kai Ashante Wilson, Janina Edwards, Charlie Jane Anders, Imani Jade Powers, Lavie Tidhar, John Scalzi, P. J. Ochlan, Frankie Corzo, Dennis Danvers, Isabel Yap, Kelly McCullough, Lucy Taylor, David Herter, Ruthanna Emrys, Priya Sharma, Kelly Robson, Courtney Alameda, Sherwood Smith, Kameron Hurley, Michael Livingston, Vandana Singh, Usman T. Malik, Sabrina Vourvoulias, Haralambi Markov, Bruce McAllister, Noah Keller, Jeffrey Ford, Nino Cipri, Peter Orullian, Ray Wood, Tamara Vardomskaya, Benjanun Sriduangkaew, Various Authors, Charles Vess, Maria Dahvana Headley, Pasi Ilmari Jääskeläinen, Dennis Etchison, Rudy Rucker, Terry Bisson, Max Gladstone, Elizabeth Bear, Marie Brennan, Seanan McGuire, Edith Cohn, Kelly Barnhill, Jo Walton, Richard Bowes, Debra Doyle, James D. Macdonald, Kathleen Ann Goonan, A. M. Dellamonica, Yoon Ha Lee, Stephen Graham Jones, Genevieve Valentine, Anna Tambour, Bethany Neal, Mary Rickert, Dale Bailey, Nicola Griffith, Harry Turtledove, Elizabeth Fama, Karl Schroeder, Adam Christopher, Ken Liu, Judith Moffett, Abra Staffin-Wiebe, Lee Mandelo, Lewis Shiner, Mari Ness, Pat Cadigan, Su-Yee Lin, Benjamin Rosenbaum, Andy Marino, various, Aaron Corwin, Jason Vanhee, Andy Duncan, Ellen Klages, Cory Doctorow, Nancy Kress, Tina Connolly, Carrie Vaughn, Ben Burgis, Susan Palwick, Marissa Lingen, Micaela Morrissette, Elizabeth Knox, Jedediah Berry, Garth Nix, Christopher Rowe, Cecil Castellucci, Thomas Olde Heuvelt, Prudence Shen, Karin Tidbeck, Gregory Benford, Helen Marshall, J. T. Petty, Kali Wallace, Adam-Troy Castro, Paul Cornell, Kathryn Cramer, Pat Murphy, Charles Stross, Michael Swanwick, Rachel Swirsky, Gene Wolfe, Kelly Lagor, Leanna Renee Hieber, Marie Rutkoski, Jacob Clifton, Gina Rosati, Bruce Sterling, Erin Hoffman, Jennifer Bosworth, Cat Hellisen, David G. Hartwell, Patrick Nielsen Hayden, James Alan Gardner, Liz Gorinsky, Nnedi Okorafor, Paul Park, Matthew Sanborn Smith, Ken Scholes, Meghan McCarron, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Robert Reed, Ken MacLeod, Damien Broderick, Michael Flynn, James Patrick Kelly, Eileen Gunn, Steven Gould, Greg van Eekhout, Steven Utley, Michael Bishop, Kij Johnson, Daniel H. Wilson, Abbi Mei Otis, Tim Pratt, G.D. Falksen, Nick Mamatas, Sean Craven, Richard Parks, C.T. Adams, Cathy Clamp, Shiloh Walker, Deborah Coates, Mark Mills, Cat Rambo, Jay Lake, Geoff Ryman, Brandon Sanderson, Jeff VanderMeer, Mary Robinette Kowal

About this Series

Since its 2008 launch, Tor.com’s Hugo- and Nebula Award-winning short fiction program has produced touching, funny, and thought-provoking speculative fiction that runs the genre gamut from hard science fiction to epic fantasy, horror to steampunk, fairy tales to space opera. Our short story authors have included Cory Doctorow, Jessica Brody, Tarry Turtledove, Carrie Vaughn, Alex Bledsoe, Cherie Priest, and more.

Working outside conventional publication boundaries, Tor.com presents new, original fiction every week.

Books in This Series

A Memory of Wind

By Rachel Swirsky

Fantasy

First Flight

By Mary Robinette Kowal

Science Fiction

Errata

By Jeff VanderMeer

Fantasy

Firstborn

By Brandon Sanderson

Science Fiction

Two Stories

By Ken Scholes and Jay Lake

Science Fiction

Good Night, Moon

By Rudy Rucker and Bruce Sterling

Science Fiction

The Cage

By A.M. Dellamonica

Fantasy

What Makes a River

By Deborah Coates

Fantasy

Fare Thee Well

By Cathy Clamp

Fantasy

Olga

By C.T. Adams

Fantasy

The Final Now

By Gregory Benford

Science Fiction

Tourists

By Sean Craven

Science Fiction

Vilcabamba

By Harry Turtledove

Science Fiction

Zeppelin City

By Michael Swanwick and Eileen Gunn

Science Fiction

TVA Baby

By Terry Bisson

Science Fiction

Ponies

By Kij Johnson

Science Fiction

Sweetheart

By Abbi Mei Otis

Science Fiction

The Nostalgist

By Daniel H. Wilson

Science Fiction

The House That George Built

By Harry Turtledove

The City Quiet as Death

By Steven Utley and Michael Bishop

Science Fiction

We Haven't Got There Yet

By Harry Turtledove

The Trains That Climb the Winter Tree

By Michael Swanwick and Eileen Gunn

Science Fiction

Crazy Me

By James Patrick Kelly

Science Fiction

Shtetl Days

By Harry Turtledove

The Dala Horse

By Michael Swanwick

Science Fiction

Swingers

By Robert Reed

Science Fiction

Lee at the Alamo

By Harry Turtledove

Science Fiction

Hello, Moto

By Nnedi Okorafor

Fantasy

Ghost Hedgehog

By Nina Kiriki Hoffman

Fantasy

Some of the Best from Tor.com: 2011 Edition

By Edited by Patrick Nielsen Hayden and Liz Gorinsky, with stories by Charlie Jane Anders, James Alan Gardner, Yoon Ha Lee, Nnedi Okorafor, Paul Park, Matthew Sanborn Smith, Michael Swanwick and Harry Turtledove

Science Fiction

Prophet

By Jennifer Bosworth

About Fairies

By Pat Murphy

Fantasy

Our Human

By Adam-Troy Castro

Science Fiction

Loco

By Rudy Rucker and Bruce Sterling

Science Fiction

Brother. Prince. Snake.

By Cecil Castellucci

Fantasy

Faster Gun

By Elizabeth Bear

Science Fiction

Men Who Wish to Drown

By Elizabeth Fama

Fantasy

A Tall Tail

By Charles Stross

Science Fiction

Too Fond

By Leanna Renee Hieber

Fantasy

Intestate

By Charlie Jane Anders

Science Fiction

Some of the Best from Tor.com: 2012 Edition

By Edited by Patrick Nielsen Hayden, Liz Gorinsky, and David G. Hartwell, with stories by Elizabeth Bear, Adam Troy Castro, Paul Cornell, Kathryn Cramer, Brit Mandelo, Pat Murphy, Charles Stross, Michael Swanwick, Rachel Swirsky, and Gene Wolfe

Science Fiction

Angel Season

By J.T. Petty

Fantasy

Terrain

By Genevieve Valentine

Science Fiction

The Hanging Game

By Helen Marshall

Fantasy

The Running of the Bulls

By Harry Turtledove

Backscatter

By Gregory Benford

Science Fiction

Rag and Bone

By Priya Sharma

Fantasy

Sing

By Karin Tidbeck

Science Fiction

Do Not Touch

By Prudence Shen

The Ink Readers of Doi Saket

By Thomas Olde Heuvelt

Fantasy

Jack of Coins

By Christopher Rowe

Fantasy

Super Bass

By Kai Ashante Wilson

Fantasy

Homecoming

By Susan Palwick

Fantasy

Dragonkin

By Lavie Tidhar

Fantasy

One

By Nancy Kress

Science Fiction

A Terror

By Jeffrey Ford

Horror

Cayos in the Stream

By Harry Turtledove

Rocket Ship to Hell

By Jeffrey Ford

Horror

A Rumor of Angels

By Dale Bailey

Fantasy

Wakulla Springs

By Andy Duncan and Ellen Klages

Fantasy

The Writ of Years

By Lee Mandelo

Fantasy

Ekaterina and the Firebird

By Abra Staffin-Wiebe

Fantasy

The Anderson Project

By Ken Liu; Judith Moffett; Kathleen Ann Goonan

Science Fiction

Mad Maudlin

By Marie Brennan

Cold War

By Adam Christopher

Science Fiction

Jubilee

By Karl Schroeder

Science Fiction

Noma Girl

By Elizabeth Fama

Fantasy

The Devil in America

By Kai Ashante Wilson

Fantasy

Cold Wind

By Nicola Griffith

Fantasy

The Insects of Love

By Genevieve Valentine

Fantasy

Chapter Six

By Stephen Graham Jones

Horror

The Devil in the Details

By Debra Doyle and James D. Macdonald

Fantasy

La Signora

By Bruce McAllister

Fantasy

As Good as New

By Charlie Jane Anders

Science Fiction

Selfies

By Lavie Tidhar

Horror

A Kiss With Teeth

By Max Gladstone

Fantasy

Where the Lost Things Are

By Rudy Rucker and Terry Bisson

Science Fiction

The Walk

By Dennis Etchison

Horror

Where the Trains Turn

By Pasi Ilmari Jääskeläinen

Fantasy

Skin in the Game

By Sabrina Vourvoulias

Fantasy

A Beautiful Accident

By Peter Orullian

Fantasy

Damage

By David D. Levine

Science Fiction

Acrobatic Duality

By Tamara Vardomskaya

Science Fiction

The Hell of It

By Peter Orullian

Fantasy

The Thyme Fiend

By Jeffrey Ford

Fantasy

Dog

By Bruce McAllister

Horror

The Language of Knives

By Haralambi Markov

Fantasy

The Ways of Walls and Words

By Sabrina Vourvoulias

Fantasy

At the End of Babel

By Michael Livingston

Fantasy

Elephants and Corpses

By Kameron Hurley

Fantasy

Zapped

By Sherwood Smith

Fantasy

Trigger

By Courtney Alameda

Young Adult

Fabulous Beasts

By Priya Sharma

Horror

As Good as New

By Charlie Jane Anders; read by Frankie Corzo

Science Fiction

The President's Brain is Missing

By John Scalzi; read by P. J. Ochlan

Science Fiction

In Xanadu

By Lavie Tidhar

Science Fiction

The Cartography of Sudden Death

By Charlie Jane Anders; read by Imani Jade Powers

Science Fiction

The Devil in America

By Kai Ashante Wilson; read by Janina Edwards

Fantasy

Damage

By David D. Levine; read by Natalie Naudus

Science Fiction

The Water That Falls on You from Nowhere

By John Chu; read by Philip Estrera

Science Fiction

About the Author

About the Author