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  • Adult Children of Alien Beings
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    • Adult Children of Alien Beings

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      Dennis Danvers
      Tor/Forge

    • Adult Children of Alien Beings by Dennis Danvers is a science fiction novelette about the emotional journey of a man seeking the truth about his parents, who were always rather ....odd, and...

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  • Milagroso
    • Milagroso

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      Isabel Yap
      Tor/Forge

    • Marty always believed the lab-grown foods he helped produce were miraculous. But in his childhood home of Lucban, real miracles are occurring: artificial food is being transformed into delicious, sustaining produce. As he visits the home he left behind, the vibrant and colorful festival jerks him into a past he both hungers for and wants to forget.

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  • The Night of the Salamander
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    • The Night of the Salamander

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      Michael Swanwick
      Tor/Forge

    • A locked room, a murder, and an unexpected kind of magic: the fifth of Michael Swanwick's "Mongolian Wizard" tales.

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  • The Totally Secret Origin of Foxman: Excerpts from an EPIC Autobiography
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  • In the Cave of the Delicate Singers
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    • In the Cave of the Delicate Singers

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      Lucy Taylor
      Tor/Forge

    • In the Cave of the Delicate Singers by Lucy Taylor is a horror story about a woman with a rare form of synesthesia who can feel sound waves and the dangerous rescue mission she undertakes in a cave...

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  • Islands Off the Coast of Capitola, 1978
    • Islands Off the Coast of Capitola, 1978

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      David Herter
      Tor/Forge

    • David Herter creates a modern reimagining Gene Wolfe's Island of Doctor Death. Young Ballou lives alone with his mother in an old house on the shore. When the mysterious Wilson arrives, Ballou's...

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  • The Deepest Rift
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    • The Deepest Rift

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      Ruthanna Emrys
      Tor/Forge

    • In the deepest canyon in the inhabited worlds, giant mantas soar through the air and leave patterned structures behind. A team of sapiologists seek to prove that these delicate filaments are...

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  • Fabulous Beasts
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    • Fabulous Beasts

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      Priya Sharma
      Tor/Forge


    • Fabulous Beasts by Priya Sharma is a horror novelette about a strange woman living in luxury with her lover, but irrevocably tied to her childhood of deprivation...

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  • Waters of Versailles
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    • Waters of Versailles

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      Kelly Robson
      Tor/Forge

    • Finalist for the World Fantasy Award and Nebula Award, and winner of the Aurora Award

      Waters of Versailles is a historical fantasy about sex, magic, and plumbing. In 1738 France,...

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  • Trigger
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    • Trigger

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      Courtney Alameda
      Tor/Forge

    • Micheline Helsing is a tetrachromat – a girl who sees the auras of the undead in a prismatic spectrum. Now she's facing one of her most challenging ghost hunts ever. Lock, stock, and lens, she's...

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  • Zapped
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    • Zapped

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      Sherwood Smith
      Tor/Forge

    • There are secret powers that might get you locked up or spirited away. And then there are the secrets that get you shunned. The first kind are surprisingly un-useful at helping with the second.

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  • Ginga
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    • Ginga

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      Daniel José Older
      Tor/Forge

    • Between her obscenely muscular new capoeira teacher, her crush going off with a new girl in their favorite park, and trigonometry homework, Kia figures she has enough going on without some...

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  • Elephants and Corpses
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    • Elephants and Corpses

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      Kameron Hurley
      Tor/Forge

    • The corpse-jumping body mercenary Nev is used to filling other people's shoes. When his assistant Tera recognizes the most recent waterlogged cadaver they bought off the street, though, he...

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  • The Two Weddings of Bronwyn Hyatt
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    • The Two Weddings of Bronwyn Hyatt

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      Alex Bledsoe
      Tor/Forge

    • When Bronwyn Hyatt prepares for her wedding day, she finds the perfect dress from a most unexpected source. But she should remember this: never accept a gift without knowing the consequences. Set in Alex Bledsoe's Tufa universe.

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  • At the End of Babel
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  • Ambiguity Machines: An Examination
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    • Ambiguity Machines: An Examination

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      Vandana Singh
      Tor/Forge

    • This tale is an unusual take on an engineering exam that explores new concepts in machine design and function. All new machine discoveries must be investigated and classified. This is the story of...

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  • The Pauper Prince and the Eucalyptus Jinn
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    • The Pauper Prince and the Eucalyptus Jinn

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      Usman T. Malik
      Tor/Forge

    • "The Pauper Prince and the Eucalyptus Jinn" by Usman T. Malik is a fantasy novella about a disenchanted young Pakistani professor who grew up and lives in the United States, but is haunted by the...

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  • The Ways of Walls and Words
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    • The Ways of Walls and Words

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      Sabrina Vourvoulias
      Tor/Forge

    • Anica and Bienvenida pass prayers and small comforts through the gaps in the prison walls. Incarcerated by the Inquisition for the faith she won't surrender, Anica longs for solace for her...

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  • The Language of Knives
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    • The Language of Knives

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      Haralambi Markov
      Tor/Forge

    • "The Language of Knives" by Haralambi Markov is about the death rituals of this secondary world. A strong-willed daughter is guided by her unloved parent in the customs of how to respect the remains...

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  • Ballroom Blitz
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    • Ballroom Blitz

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      Veronica Schanoes
      Tor/Forge

    • "Ballroom Blitz" by Veronica Schanoes is a contemporary fairy tale about a young man, who with his eleven brothers, have been cursed to remain in a rock club for their bad behavior. Their only shot...

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  • Dog
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    • Dog

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      Bruce McAllister
      Tor/Forge

    • Dog by Bruce McAllister is a chilling horror story about a young American couple who encounter dogs in Mexico very unlike any domesticated variety north of the border and what happens.

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  • The Museum and the Music Box
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    • The Museum and the Music Box

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      Noah Keller
      Tor/Forge

    • A neglected museum gradually succumbs to the elements. A music box rusts beneath a bell of glass. Fragmented texts are pieced together which tell the history of a lost love, the destruction of a...

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  • The Thyme Fiend
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    • The Thyme Fiend

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      Jeffrey Ford
      Tor/Forge

    • The Thyme Fiend by Jeffrey Ford is a dark fantasy novelette about a young man who can only prevent seeing visions by eating or smoking thyme. When he finds the skeleton of a missing man the...

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  • The Shape of My Name
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    • The Shape of My Name

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      Nino Cipri
      Tor/Forge

    • The Shape of My Name by Nino Cipri is a time travel story about what it means to truly claim yourself.

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  • The Hell of It
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    • The Hell of It

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      Peter Orullian
      Tor/Forge

    • Some heroes don't carry blades or go to war. Some heroes are fathers desperately trying not to fail their sons.


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  • Schrödinger's Gun
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    • Schrödinger's Gun

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      Ray Wood
      Tor/Forge

    • Of all the crime scenes in all the timelines in all the multiverse, Detective O'Harren walks into the basement on West 21st. In every possible universe, Johnny Rivers is dead. But the questions that...

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  • Acrobatic Duality
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    • Acrobatic Duality

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      Tamara Vardomskaya
      Tor/Forge

    • At the pinnacle of this demanding sport, artistry and balance is found in two moving as one. Yet the world's best pair of acrobats dare not reveal that their athletic brilliance has come at the price...

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  • The Human Engineer
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    • The Human Engineer

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      Jessica Brody
      Tor/Forge

    • Ever since Diotech Corporation released the first artificial womb—a safe and convenient new way to birth human babies— controversy for the cutting-edge product has risen as swiftly as the demand....

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  • The Sound of Useless Wings
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    • The Sound of Useless Wings

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      Cecil Castellucci
      Tor/Forge

    • In this prequel to Tin Star, we meet Heckleck, the Hort alien who befriends Tula Bane on the space station Yertina Feray in her fight for survival. In his modest beginnings, Heckleck is raised...

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  • Damage
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    • Damage

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      David D. Levine
      Tor/Forge

    • In the extremities of war, we may know what we've been, but not what we will become. "Damage" is a tale of desperate times, desperate measures, and the inner life of a fighter spacecraft.

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  • And the Burned Moths Remain
    • And the Burned Moths Remain

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      Benjanun Sriduangkaew
      Tor/Forge

    • The shape of treason is a trunk of thorns, and Jingfei climbs knowing forgiveness waits at the zenith. But for the traitorous Record of Tiansong, who let their planet burn under the guns of the Hegemony,...

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  • A Beautiful Accident
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    • A Beautiful Accident

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      Peter Orullian
      Tor/Forge

    • "In a culture where ritualized torture is used to teach its people strength through long-suffering, a foreign sufferer unintentionally teaches them something stronger . . . something gentler."

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  • Kia and Gio
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    • Kia and Gio

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      Daniel José Older
      Tor/Forge

    • Kia's a week shy of her seventeenth birthday, which is about how old her cousin Gio was six years ago when he just up and went away. Kia's a little bit in love with Giovanni (and who wasn't, really?)...

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  • Some of the Best from Tor.com: 2014
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    • Some of the Best from Tor.com: 2014

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      Various Authors
      Tor/Forge

    • A collection of some of the best original short fiction published on Tor.com in 2014. Includes stories by Charlie Jane Anders, Dale Bailey, Kelly Barnhill, Richard Bowes, Marie Brennan, Adam Christopher,...

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  • Father Christmas: A Wonder Tale of the North
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    • Father Christmas: A Wonder Tale of the North

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      Charles Vess
      Tor/Forge

    • A tale of fatherhood, motherhood, what you'd give, and what you'd become.

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  • Burnt Sugar
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    • Burnt Sugar

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      Lish McBride
      Tor/Forge

    • Ava, Lock, and Ezra are on assignment—for the magical mafia, of course. Faced with a gingerbread house, they're pretty sure that what's inside isn't nearly as sweet as the outside. It never is.

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  • Skin in the Game
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    • Skin in the Game

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      Sabrina Vourvoulias
      Tor/Forge

    • Three kinds of people live in Zombie City-La Boca Del Diablo: the zombies, los vivos, and the ghosts. Officer Jimena Villagrán, not truly at home with any of these groups, patrols the barrio for...

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  • The Tallest Doll in New York City
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    • The Tallest Doll in New York City

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      Maria Dahvana Headley
      Tor/Forge

    • Nebula Award-nominated author Maria Dahvana Headley has always loved Damon Runyon's stylized faux-reporting on New York City. This is her version of a Runyon tale—this one dealing with the architectural...

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  • Where the Trains Turn
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    • Where the Trains Turn

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      Pasi Ilmari Jääskeläinen
      Tor/Forge

    • 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...

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  • Prompt. Professional. Pop!
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    • Prompt. Professional. Pop!

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      Walter Jon Williams
      Tor/Forge

    • 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...

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  • The Walk
    • The Walk

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      Dennis Etchison
      Tor/Forge

    • "The Walk," by Dennis Etchison, is a neat little horror story about the dog eat dog world of Hollywood in which a director and writer have very different ideas of how their collaboration should proceed.

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  • Where the Lost Things Are
    • Where the Lost Things Are

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      Rudy Rucker and Terry Bisson
      Tor/Forge

    • It's the only alternate universe. Just the one.

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  • A Kiss With Teeth
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    • A Kiss With Teeth

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      Max Gladstone
      Tor/Forge

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

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  • This Chance Planet
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    • This Chance Planet

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      Elizabeth Bear
      Tor/Forge

    • "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...

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  • Nuestra Señora de la Esperanza
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    • Nuestra Señora de la Esperanza

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      Carrie Vaughn
      Tor/Forge

    • 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...

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  • Daughter of Necessity
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    • Daughter of Necessity

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      Marie Brennan
      Tor/Forge

    • 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...

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  • When Gods and Vampires Roamed Miami
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    • When Gods and Vampires Roamed Miami

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      Kendare Blake
      Tor/Forge

    • "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...

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  • Midway Relics and Dying Breeds
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    • Midway Relics and Dying Breeds

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      Seanan McGuire
      Tor/Forge


    • "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...

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  • The Golden Apple of Shangri-La
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    • The Golden Apple of Shangri-La

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      David Barnett
      Tor/Forge

    • Flying straight from the pages of the Gideon Smith steampunk novels is airship pilot Rowena Fanshawe, who in this tale pre-dating the books discovers that heroes do not necessarily always behave...

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  • Selfies
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    • Selfies

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      Lavie Tidhar
      Tor/Forge

    • "Selfies", by Lavie Tidhar, is a creepy little horror tale about the fate of a young woman who makes the mistake of a lifetime when she buys a new phone in the local mall.

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  • As Good as New
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    • As Good as New

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      Charlie Jane Anders
      Tor/Forge

    • 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.

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  • Tuckitor's Last Swim
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    • Tuckitor's Last Swim

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      Edith Cohn
      Tor/Forge

    • Tuckitor Hatterask had a fierce desire to go for a swim, even though a storm was brewing and he knew it wasn't a good idea to go into the water. But the forces pulling him toward the ocean were much...

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  • A Cup of Salt Tears
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    • A Cup of Salt Tears

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      Isabel Yap
      Tor/Forge

    • Makino's mother taught her caution, showed her how to carve her name into cucumbers, and insisted that she never let a kappa touch her. But when she grows up and her husband Tetsuya falls deathly...

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  • Strongest Conjuration
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    • Strongest Conjuration

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      Skyler White
      Tor/Forge

    • 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, and communicate with...

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  • Hero of the Five Points
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    • Hero of the Five Points

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      Alan Gratz
      Tor/Forge

    • "The Hero of the Five Points" is a rollicking short adventure set in 1853 in the world of the League of Seven fantasy series for middle-grade readers by acclaimed author Alan Gratz. Grab your...

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  • Seven Commentaries on an Imperfect Land
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    • Seven Commentaries on an Imperfect Land

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      Ruthanna Emrys
      Tor/Forge

    • Tikanu, land of laws and patterns, magic and wild mint, is not found behind hidden doors. It passes across borders and takes root wherever its people settle. This collection of seven commentaries...

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  • The Angelus Guns
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  • La Signora
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    • La Signora

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      Bruce McAllister
      Tor/Forge

    • "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...

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  • Mrs. Sorensen and the Sasquatch
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    • Mrs. Sorensen and the Sasquatch

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      Kelly Barnhill
      Tor/Forge

    • 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...

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  • Sleeper
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    • Sleeper

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      Jo Walton
      Tor/Forge

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  • In the Sight of Akresa
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    • In the Sight of Akresa

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      Ray Wood
      Tor/Forge

    • Claire's lover has no tongue. A slave liberated from a heathen temple, Aya cannot tell the story of her stolen voice, or of her and Claire's unfolding love. She cannot speak her pain, her joy, or...

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  • A Cost-Benefit Analysis of the Proposed Trade-Offs for the Overhaul of the Barricade
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  • The Colonel
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    • The Colonel

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      Peter Watts
      Tor/Forge

    • Colonel Keaton is in trouble. His wife has retreated into a virtual heaven and his son remains missing after joining an extrasolar mission to track down an alien race. He is presently tasked by his...

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  • Sleep Walking Now and Then
    • Sleep Walking Now and Then

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Richard Bowes
      Tor/Forge

    • "Sleep Walking Now and Then", by Richard Bowes, is a weird, futuristic novelette about an interactive theater production in The Big Arena (aka New York City) and the mystery surrounding its inspiration.

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  • The Devil in the Details
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    • The Devil in the Details

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      Debra Doyle and James D. Macdonald
      Tor/Forge

    • 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...

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  • A Short History of the Twentieth Century, or, When You Wish Upon a Star
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  • The Color of Paradox
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    • The Color of Paradox

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      A.M. Dellamonica
      Tor/Forge

    • "The Color of Paradox", by A.M. Dellamonica, is a science fiction story about one of a series of time travelers sent back to the past in order to buy more time for the human race, which in the future...

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  • Combustion Hour
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    • Combustion Hour

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      Yoon Ha Lee
      Tor/Forge

    • Combustion Hour by Yoon Ha Lee is a story about the eschatology of shadow puppets.

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  • Chapter Six
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    • Chapter Six

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      Stephen Graham Jones
      Tor/Forge

    • "Chapter Six", by Stephen Graham Jones, is an anthropological zombie story about Crain, a grad student, who has a theory of mankind's evolution. As he and his former professor scavenge on bone marrow...

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  • The Insects of Love
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    • The Insects of Love

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      Genevieve Valentine
      Tor/Forge


    • 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...

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  • The Walking-stick Forest
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    • The Walking-stick Forest

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      Anna Tambour
      Tor/Forge

    • 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...

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  • Friends 'Til the End
    • Friends 'Til the End

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Bethany Neal
      Tor/Forge

    • 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....

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  • The Lady Astronaut of Mars
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    • The Lady Astronaut of Mars

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      Mary Robinette Kowal
      Tor/Forge

    • A Finalist for the 2014 Hugo Award for Best Novelette. Thirty years ago, Elma York led the expedition that paved the way to life on Mars. For years she's been longing to go back up there, to once...

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  • The Litany of Earth
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    • The Litany of Earth

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      Ruthanna Emrys
      Tor/Forge

    • 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...

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  • Unlocked
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    • Unlocked

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      John Scalzi
      Tor/Forge

    • 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.

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  • The Mothers of Voorhisville
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    • The Mothers of Voorhisville

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      Mary Rickert
      Tor/Forge

    • 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...

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  • Among the Thorns
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    • Among the Thorns

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      Veronica Schanoes
      Tor/Forge


    • Among the Thorns, by Veronica Schanoes, is a dark fantasy taking place in seventeenth century Germany, about a young woman who is intent on avenging the brutal murder of her peddler...

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  • The End of the End of Everything
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    • The End of the End of Everything

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      Dale Bailey
      Tor/Forge


    • The End of the End of Everything, by Dale Bailey, is an sf/horror story about a long-married couple invited by an old friend to an exclusive artist's colony. The inhabitants of...

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  • Cold Wind
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    • Cold Wind

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      Nicola Griffith
      Tor/Forge

    • "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...

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  • What Mario Scietto Says
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    • What Mario Scietto Says

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Emmy Laybourne
      Tor/Forge

    • 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...

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    • Something Going Around

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Harry Turtledove
      Tor/Forge

    • From the Hugo-winning, bestselling author of The Guns of the South, a tale of love, parasitism, and loss in this Tor.Com Original Something Going Around, by Harry Turtledove.

      At...

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  • The Devil in America
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    • The Devil in America

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Kai Ashante Wilson
      Tor/Forge

    • Scant years after the Civil War, a mysterious family confronts the legacy that has pursued them across centuries, out of slavery, and finally to the idyllic peace of the town of Rosetree. The shattering...

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  • The Ugly Woman of Castello di Putti
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    • The Ugly Woman of Castello di Putti

    • A Tor.Com Original
      A.M. Dellamonica
      Tor/Forge

    • Returning to the world of Stormwrack where she set the tor.com story "Among the Silvering Herd," A.M. Dellamonica offers a new story that takes us deeper into this fascinating world, the site of...

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  • Anyway: Angie
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    • Anyway: Angie

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Daniel José Older
      Tor/Forge

    • 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....

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  • Noma Girl
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    • Noma Girl

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Elizabeth Fama
      Tor/Forge

    • Because of a quirk of history during the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918, present-day America is rigidly divided between people who live and work during the hours of darkness—Smudges—and those known...

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  • Doppel
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    • Doppel

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Lindsay Smith
      Tor/Forge

    • Told in a series of espionage transmissions, DOPPEL is the story of a British agent in occupied France. When he meets a charismatic SS officer who seems to be guarding a great and powerful secret,...

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    • Nothing to Fear

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Eric Walters
      Tor/Forge

    • "Nothing to Fear" is an episode inspired by The Rule of Three, the opening novel in Eric Walter's trilogy of the same name about the terrifying challenges faced by an ordinary suburban kid,...

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    • Jubilee

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Karl Schroeder
      Tor/Forge

    • "Jubilee" is a new story by Karl Schroeder. His new novel, Lockstep, will be published in March 2014.


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

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  • Cold War
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    • Cold War

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Adam Christopher
      Tor/Forge

    • Dropped on a frozen planet under suspicious circumstances, a group of marines struggles to discover the true objective of their mission. "Cold War" is set in the same universe as Adam Christopher's...

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  • The Price of Doing Business
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    • The Price of Doing Business

    • A Tor.Com Original
      D. B. Jackson
      Tor/Forge

    • Ethan Kaille is a Thieftaker in Boston in the years leading up to the American Revolution. Having suffered losses and reversals in his life, he is neither naive nor without considerable personal...

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  • Mad Maudlin
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    • Mad Maudlin

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Marie Brennan
      Tor/Forge

    • For to see mad Tom o'Bedlam, ten thousand miles she's traveled.

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

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  • The Anderson Project
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    • The Anderson Project

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Ken Liu; Judith Moffett; Kathleen Ann Goonan
      Tor/Forge

    • The second in a series of story groupings based upon a pre-existing work of art, in this case a Richard Anderson painting. The first such group, The Palencar Project, was published by Tor.com...

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  • The Cartography of Sudden Death
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    • The Cartography of Sudden Death

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Charlie Jane Anders
      Tor/Forge

    • Time travel doesn't actually solve problems. It just makes them more complex….


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

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  • Nighttime in Caeli-Amur
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    • Nighttime in Caeli-Amur

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Rjurik Davidson
      Tor/Forge

    • Caeli-Amur is a city-state where magic and technology are interchangeable; where minotaurs and sirens are real; where philosopher-assassins and seditionists are not the most dangerous elements in...

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  • The Intelligence Director
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    • The Intelligence Director

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Jessica Brody
      Tor/Forge

    • Hidden deep in the southwest desert, away from civilization, a top-secret, high-tech research facility is experimenting with many forbidden things. Things that even most of the employees don't know...

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  • The Eighth-Grade History Class Visits the Hebrew Home for the Aging
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  • Ekaterina and the Firebird
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  • The Writ of Years
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    • The Writ of Years

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Brit Mandelo
      Tor/Forge

    • Few things can be as terrible as to get your heart's desire.

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

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  • Friedrich the Snow Man
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  • In the Greenwood
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    • In the Greenwood

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Mari Ness
      Tor/Forge

    • Tor.com blogger, fantasy writer, and insatiable reader Mari Ness makes her Tor.com short fiction debut with a beautifully told tale of complicated and conflicted love, a translation and transformation...

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  • The Christmas Show
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    • The Christmas Show

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Pat Cadigan
      Tor/Forge


    • The Christmas Show, by Pat Cadigan, is the perfect Christmas story about a pair of sisters under a mysterious curse that forces them to travel around the US producing local theatrical...

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  • House of Dreams
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    • House of Dreams

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Michael Swanwick
      Tor/Forge

    • The fourth in Hugo and Nebula Award-winning Michael Swanwick's "Mongolian Wizard" series of tales set in an alternate fin de siècle Europe shot through with magic, mystery, and intrigue.

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  • Thirteen Steps in the Underworld
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    • Thirteen Steps in the Underworld

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Su-Yee Lin
      Tor/Forge

    • Stories about mortals travelling into hell have been omnipresent in our literary canon for almost as long as weve had one, but young writer Su-Yee Lin has still managed to find modern resonance and...

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  • Feature Development for Social Networking
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    • Feature Development for Social Networking

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Benjamin Rosenbaum
      Tor/Forge

    • Critically acclaimed and Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy Award nominated author Benjamin Rosenbaum makes his first appearance on Tor.com with an epistolary storyof a sort. Rosenbaum is a software...

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  • The Oregon Trail Diary of Willa Porter
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    • The Oregon Trail Diary of Willa Porter

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Andy Marino
      Tor/Forge

    • "The Oregon Trail Diary of Willa Porter" is a collection of diary entries from Willa Porter's journey west with her family, into territory which gets stranger and stranger.

      At the Publisher's...

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  • Some of the Best From Tor.com, 2013 Edition
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    • Some of the Best From Tor.com, 2013 Edition

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Various
      Tor/Forge

    • A collection of some of the best original short fiction published on Tor.com in 2013. Includes stories by Dale Bailey, Leigh Bardugo, Cory Doctorow, Charles Stross, and Genevieve Valentine.

      At...

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  • Brimstone and Marmalade
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    • Brimstone and Marmalade

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Aaron Corwin
      Tor/Forge

    • Just in time for Halloween, we have a funny, sweet, and slightly skewed short story by Aaron Corwin, an up-and-coming writer from Seattle.

      All Mathilde wanted for her birthday was a pony. Instead,...

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  • Freeze Warning
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    • Freeze Warning

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Susan Krinard
      Tor/Forge

    • As a nearly immortal Valkyrie, Mist is the guardian of the greatest of the Norse god's Treasures—Odin's spear Gungnir. But Mist believes all the gods are dead, and she's slowly settling into a...

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  • Come Back to the Sea
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    • Come Back to the Sea

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Jason Vanhee
      Tor/Forge

    • "Come Back to the Sea" is the story of Yukio, who hears the sea singing and sees disturbing visions of the water swallowing everything she knows. Is it all in her head? Or is the sea really coming...

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  • Slayers: The Making of a Mentor
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    • Slayers: The Making of a Mentor

    • A Tor.Com Original
      C.J. Hill
      Tor/Forge

    • Before dragon eggs landed on American soil. Before a Slayer camp existed. And before Tori discovered her powers . . . there was an island. Lush forests, jutting peaks, and sloping hills covered St....

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  • Wakulla Springs
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    • Wakulla Springs

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Andy Duncan and Ellen Klages
      Tor/Forge

    • Wakulla Springs, in the deep jungle of the Florida panhandle, is the deepest submerged freshwater cave system in the world. In its unfathomable depths, a variety of curious creatures have left a...

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  • The Rain is a Lie
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    • The Rain is a Lie

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Gennifer Albin
      Tor/Forge

    • In Arras, space and time aren't ideas, they are tangible substances woven together by beautiful girls into the very fabric of reality. The looms that create Arras are as controlled as the Spinsters...

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  • Fireworks in the Rain
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    • Fireworks in the Rain

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Steven Brust
      Tor/Forge

    • A tale from the world of Steven Brust and Skyler White's novel The Incrementalists, a September 2013 release. The Incrementalists are an ancient conspiracy to make the world better -- just...

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  • Thief of War
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    • Thief of War

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Beth Bernobich
      Tor/Forge

    • Arbija will do anything to stop the Erythandran Empire from conquering her homeland. She will take on a new name, a new past, even a new face, all so she can infiltrate the palace and steal the Empire's...

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  • A Rumor of Angels
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    • A Rumor of Angels

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Dale Bailey
      Tor/Forge

    • "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...

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  • Business As Usual
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    • Business As Usual

    • A Tor.Com Original
      David Barnett
      Tor/Forge

    • Spring, 1890, and England needs a hero. Gideon Smith is yet to step up to the role as public protector of the Empire, but in the background and the shadows, Mr Walsingham pulls strings to keep the...

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  • Lawful Interception
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    • Lawful Interception

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Cory Doctorow
      Tor/Forge

    • An all-new tale of Marcus Yallow, the hero of the bestselling novels Little Brother and Homeland -- as he deals with the aftermath of a devastating Oakland earthquake, with the help...

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  • Rocket Ship to Hell
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    • Rocket Ship to Hell

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Jeffrey Ford
      Tor/Forge

    • The story of a secret, privately funded, late 60's space mission as told by the science fiction writer who was aboard.

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

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  • Work Sets You Free
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    • Work Sets You Free

    • A Tor.Com Original
      David Barnett
      Tor/Forge

    • "Work Sets You Free", by David Barnett, is an original short story featuring the protagonist of the forthcoming novel Gideon Smith and the Mechanical Girl (Tor Books [US] and Snowbooks [UK],...

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  • Cayos in the Stream
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    • Cayos in the Stream

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Harry Turtledove
      Tor/Forge

    • You're the greatest writer of the age, gone to ground and subsiding into drink. You always said you wanted to catch some of those Nazi bastards in the waters around your beloved Cuba. What happens...

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  • All the Snake Handlers I Know Are Dead
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    • All the Snake Handlers I Know Are Dead

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Dennis Danvers
      Tor/Forge

    • "Well-done fantasy. Happy ending without dripping sentiment. Not a lot of big surprises but deftly sprung, and nice dialogue and narrative voices."--Locus

      All the...

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  • A Terror
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    • A Terror

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Jeffrey Ford
      Tor/Forge

    • "A Terror", by Jeffrey Ford, is a dark fantasy/horror novelette about a strange encounter Miss Emily Dickinson has one early September morning, and the consequences for her and others.

      "Ford...

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  • Dragonkin
    • Dragonkin

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Lavie Tidhar
      Tor/Forge

    • "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,...

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  • Contains Multitudes
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    • Contains Multitudes

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Ben Burgis
      Tor/Forge

    • 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...

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  • One
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    • One

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Nancy Kress
      Tor/Forge

    • "One," by Nancy Kress, is a science fiction novella about an angry young boxer who, after experiencing a concussion in a bout, is able to sense what people are thinking and predict their every move....

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  • Old Dead Futures
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    • Old Dead Futures

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Tina Connolly
      Tor/Forge

    • 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...

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  • The Best We Can
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    • The Best We Can

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Carrie Vaughn
      Tor/Forge

    • 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.

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

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  • Homecoming
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    • Homecoming

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Susan Palwick
      Tor/Forge

    • 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...

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  • The Ministry of Changes
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    • The Ministry of Changes

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Marissa Lingen
      Tor/Forge

    • The War is endless. It's time that's scarce.

      A Tor.Com original.

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

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  • Burning Girls
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    • Burning Girls

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Veronica Schanoes
      Tor/Forge

    • "Burning Girls", by Veronica Schanoes, is a fascinating dark fantasy novella about a Jewish girl educated by her grandmother as a healer and witch growing up in an increasingly hostile environment...

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  • The Stranger
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    • The Stranger

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Anna Banks
      Tor/Forge

    • The Syrena don't trust many humans. Rachel is one of them. The story of how Galen met her – and how they bonded -- is both exciting and heartbreaking.

      At the Publisher's request, this title...

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  • Porn & Revolution in the Peaceable Kingdom
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    • Porn & Revolution in the Peaceable Kingdom

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Micaela Morrissette
      Tor/Forge

    • In a possible far future animals have taken over and democratized the world where humans once ruled. Tim, a lonely slime mold, is worried about his human pet Mimi and her recent animal urges. He...

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  • A Visit to the House on Terminal Hill
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    • A Visit to the House on Terminal Hill

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Elizabeth Knox
      Tor/Forge

    • Tom Teal and Albert Barnes are government employees tasked with visiting a hard-to-reach house and convincing its inhabitant, a member of the Zarene family that controls the whole valley, that a...

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  • A Window or a Small Box
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    • A Window or a Small Box

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Jedediah Berry
      Tor/Forge

    • "A Window or a Small Box," by Jedediah Berry, is a charming and weird contemporary novelette of magic realism about a couple about to get married who find themselves on the run from "goons" in an...

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  • The Elephant in the Room
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    • The Elephant in the Room

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Paul Cornell
      Tor/Forge

    • 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...

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  • Super Bass
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    • Super Bass

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Kai Ashante Wilson
      Tor/Forge

    • Gian returns to Sea-john from the Kingdom's wars certain that he has skills beyond killing, death and destruction. He needs to prove to himself that love is just as strong, if not stronger, than...

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  • The Button Man and the Murder Tree
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    • The Button Man and the Murder Tree

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Cherie Priest
      Tor/Forge

    • 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...

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  • Shall We Gather
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    • Shall We Gather

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Alex Bledsoe
      Tor/Forge

    • When one world brushes another, asking the right question can be magic…

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

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  • Fire Above, Fire Below
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    • Fire Above, Fire Below

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Garth Nix
      Tor/Forge

    • "Fire Above, Fire Below" is about the crisis that the dying of a dragon living below a major city causes, and the pact made many years earlier to deal with such a situtation.

      At the Publisher's...

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  • Jack of Coins
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    • Jack of Coins

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Christopher Rowe
      Tor/Forge


    • Jack of Coins, by Christopher Rowe, is about a strange, amnesiac man who is befriended by a rebellious group of teenagers living in a repressive city.


      At the Publisher's...

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  • We Have Always Lived on Mars
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    • We Have Always Lived on Mars

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Cecil Castellucci
      Tor/Forge

    • Nina, one of the few descendants of human colony on Mars that was abandoned by Earth, is surprised to discover that she can breathe the toxic atmosphere of the Martian surface. The crew, thinking...

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  • The Ink Readers of Doi Saket
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    • The Ink Readers of Doi Saket

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Thomas Olde Heuvelt
      Tor/Forge

    • People send their dreams and wishes floating down the Mae Ping River with the hope that those dreams will be captured, read and come true. It is a surprise what some wish for and why. One can never...

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  • Do Not Touch
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    • Do Not Touch

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Prudence Shen
      Tor/Forge

    • Lane doesn't understand why people have such a hard time following directions. All these paintings are clearly marked "DO NOT TOUCH" for a reason.

      At the Publisher's request, this title is...

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  • Sing
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    • Sing

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Karin Tidbeck
      Tor/Forge

    • In a village on the distant colony of Kiruna, the outcast Aino has worked hard to created a life for herself. The fragile status quo is upset when the offworlder Petr arrives and insists on becoming...

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  • Rag and Bone
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    • Rag and Bone

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Priya Sharma
      Tor/Forge

    • Rag and Bone, by Priya Sharma, is about Tom, who buys unwanted household items and scavenges other materials (including bones) and resells them in an alternative 19th century Liverpool in which the...

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  • Backscatter
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    • Backscatter

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Gregory Benford
      Tor/Forge

    • ...

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  • The Running of the Bulls
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    • The Running of the Bulls

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Harry Turtledove
      Tor/Forge

    • There's what we know...and what we assume.

      Running of the Bulls, a Tor.Com Original from fantasy and science fiction master Harry Turtledove.

      At the Publisher's request, this title...

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  • The Hanging Game
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    • The Hanging Game

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Helen Marshall
      Tor/Forge

    • 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...

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  • Border Dogs: A SEAL Team 666 Adventure
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    • Border Dogs: A SEAL Team 666 Adventure

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Weston Ochse
      Tor/Forge

    • Sent to Southern Arizona to investigate rumors of chupacabra running rampant, SEAL Team 666 becomes embroiled in Mexican cartel politics, the loss of one of their own, and the machinations of an...

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  • Terrain
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    • Terrain

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Genevieve Valentine
      Tor/Forge


    • Terrain, by Genevieve Valentine, is a steampunk western about six diverse people living and working together on a farm outside a small town in Wyoming. The encroaching Union Pacific...

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  • The Memory Coder
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    • The Memory Coder

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Jessica Brody
      Tor/Forge

    • When a security breach is detected, the Memory Restoration Department is called upon to do what they do best: make you forget. But with every memory that's taken out, a new one must be installed...

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  • The Water That Falls on You from Nowhere
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    • The Water That Falls on You from Nowhere

    • A Tor.Com Original
      John Chu
      Tor/Forge

    • In the near future water falls from the sky whenever someone lies (either a mist or a torrential flood depending on the intensity of the lie). This makes life difficult for Matt as he maneuvers the...

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  • Angel Season
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    • Angel Season

    • A Tor.Com Original
      J.T. Petty
      Tor/Forge

    • Jeremy's girlfriend is pregnant, and he returns home to the mountains to tell his drunken, ne'er-do-well father. The only thing Jeremy's dad was ever good at was hunting angels, a dangerous pursuit...

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  • Last Train to Jubilee Bay
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    • Last Train to Jubilee Bay

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Kali Wallace
      Tor/Forge

    • 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...

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  • When We Were Heroes
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    • When We Were Heroes

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Daniel Abraham
      Tor/Forge

    • 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...

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  • Some of the Best from Tor.com: 2012 Edition
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    • Some of the Best from Tor.com: 2012 Edition

    • A Tor.Com Original
      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
      Tor/Forge

    • 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...

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  • Intestate
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    • Intestate

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Charlie Jane Anders
      Tor/Forge

    • By now, it's hard to tell how human my father still is. But we're still family. What that means...is another question.

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  • Am I Free To Go?
    • Am I Free To Go?

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Kathryn Cramer
      Tor/Forge

    • The line between utopia and dystopia...is, often, who you are. Or who your neighbors think you are.

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  • The Finite Canvas
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    • The Finite Canvas

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Brit Mandelo
      Tor/Forge

    • We are marked by what we have been. And erasing either of those can have unpredictable consequences...

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  • The Ghosts of Christmas
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    • The Ghosts of Christmas

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Paul Cornell
      Tor/Forge

    • Which is harder: seeing your own future -- or truly knowing your past? A science fiction tale of Christmases past and yet to come.

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  • Heads Will Roll
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    • Heads Will Roll

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      Lish McBride
      Tor/Forge

    • 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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    • How to Make a Triffid

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Kelly Lagor
      Tor/Forge

    • A chilling tale of science, science fiction, and how we break.

      "Promising work from this first-time author. The author makes good use of the science in the story."--Locus

      At the...

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  • Wild Things
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    • Wild Things

    • A Tor.Com Original
      A.M. Dellamonica
      Tor/Forge

    • 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...

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  • Too Fond
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    • Too Fond

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Leanna Renee Hieber
      Tor/Forge

    • A Tor.com original short story by Leanna Renee Hieber.

      "[A] subtly chilling little ghost story."--Locus

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  • Foundation
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    • Foundation

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Ann Aguirre
      Tor/Forge

    • In Ann Aguirre's award-winning novel, Enclave, humans have taken refuge in colonies below ground. Here is the story of what drove them there, told through the eyes of a teen who would later...

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    • Jacks and Queens at the Green Mill

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Marie Rutkoski
      Tor/Forge

    • Few know that the Great Chicago Fire was started deliberately, as a genocide of deadly creatures called Shades. Fewer still know that they didn't die, not quite...but one human will confront the...

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  • King of Marbury
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    • King of Marbury

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Andrew Smith
      Tor/Forge

    • 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...

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  • The Commonplace Book
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    • The Commonplace Book

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Jacob Clifton
      Tor/Forge

    • 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...

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  • Day of the Kraken
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    • Day of the Kraken

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Michael Swanwick
      Tor/Forge

    • The third in Hugo and Nebula Award-winning Michael Swanwick's "Mongolian Wizard" series of tales set in an alternate fin de siècle Europe shot through with sorcery and intrigue.

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  • The Department of Alterations
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    • The Department of Alterations

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Gennifer Albin
      Tor/Forge

    • In a world woven of secrets, a woman seeks a back-alley tailor for a sinister procedure, but she can't escape from her own tangled web of lies.

      The women of Arras are expected to fall into...

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  • A Tall Tail
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    • A Tall Tail

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Charles Stross
      Tor/Forge

    • From the author of Rule 34 and Halting State, a tale of deception, engineering, and the most unlikely rocket propulsion technology imaginable.


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  • Men Who Wish to Drown
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    • Men Who Wish to Drown

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Elizabeth Fama
      Tor/Forge


    • From the Falmouth Historical Society Collection

      Cited as the only extant firsthand record of a mermaid encounter in New England waters, this deathbed letter...

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  • Portrait of Lisane da Patagnia
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    • Portrait of Lisane da Patagnia

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Rachel Swirsky
      Tor/Forge

    • The line between art and magic is a treacherous thing.


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  • The Fire Gown
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    • The Fire Gown

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Michael Swanwick
      Tor/Forge

    • A second "Mongolian Wizard" tale from Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author Michael Swanwick – continuing an epic of magic and deception in an alternate Europe of railroads and sorcery.

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  • Faster Gun
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    • Faster Gun

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Elizabeth Bear
      Tor/Forge

    • It's hundreds of miles from the nearest ocean, and a hundred times too big to be a ship. It looks like nothing anyone ever saw. And it's crashed just outside Tombstone with something alive inside....

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  • The Cairn in Slater Woods
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    • The Cairn in Slater Woods

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Gina Rosati
      Tor/Forge

    • 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...

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  • Brother. Prince. Snake.
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    • Brother. Prince. Snake.

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Cecil Castellucci
      Tor/Forge

    • A retelling of the Prince Lindwurm fairy tale, Brother Prince Snake is a story of love, sibling rivalry, and how a monster became King.

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  • The Mongolian Wizard
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    • The Mongolian Wizard

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Michael Swanwick
      Tor/Forge

    • With "The Mongolian Wizard," Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author Michael Swanwick launches a new fiction series at Tor.com -- beginning with this story of a very unusual international conference...

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  • Loco
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    • Loco

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Rudy Rucker and Bruce Sterling
      Tor/Forge

    • "The feds aren't going to fund you anymore. Not when your boss is a self-flattening radioactive pancake." Desperate times call for desperate inventions.


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  • A Spell of Vengeance
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    • A Spell of Vengeance

    • A Tor.Com Original
      D.B. Jackson
      Tor/Forge

    • 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...

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  • Our Human
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    • Our Human

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Adam-Troy Castro
      Tor/Forge

    • On a savage backwater world, the last ragged survivors of an expedition to hunt down the infamous war criminal known as The Beast Magrison set off into an inhospitable wilderness in search of the...

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  • Shadow War of the Night Dragons, Book One: The Dead City: Prologue
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  • About Fairies
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    • About Fairies

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Pat Murphy
      Tor/Forge

    • Some things happen whether or not you clap your hands.
      A Tor.Com original.


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  • At the Foot of the Lighthouse
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    • At the Foot of the Lighthouse

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Erin Hoffman
      Tor/Forge


    • I am American. We are all Americans.

      The year is 1942. A Japanese-American girl's life is turned upside down by Executive Order 9066, and she must cope...

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  • Prophet
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    • Prophet

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Jennifer Bosworth
      Tor/Forge

    • Some men are born monsters . . . others are made so. In "Prophet," Rance Ridley, the teenage son of a cult leader, lives on an isolated compound, disconnected from modern civilization. There is...

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  • On 20468 Petercook
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    • On 20468 Petercook

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Andy Duncan
      Tor/Forge

    • To the Fringe…and Beyond.

      A Tor.Com Original.


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  • Mother, Crone, Maiden
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    • Mother, Crone, Maiden

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Cat Hellisen
      Tor/Forge

    • Knowing the future is not about knowing the future. It's about knowing which path to take.

      Ilven comes from a family of Saints—future-tellers—but she knows her father...

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  • The Palencar Project
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    • The Palencar Project

    • A Tor.Com Original
      David G. Hartwell, ed.
      Tor/Forge

    • 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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  • Among the Silvering Herd
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    • Among the Silvering Herd

    • A Tor.Com Original
      A.M. Dellamonica
      Tor/Forge

    • For centuries, the island nation of Redcap has been obligated to pay tribute to the powerful nation of Sylvanna. Suffering under the heavy burden of the contract that by rights should be declared...

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  • If Dragon's Mass Eve Be Cold And Clear
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    • If Dragon's Mass Eve Be Cold And Clear

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Ken Scholes
      Tor/Forge

    • 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
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    • Some of the Best from Tor.com: 2011 Edition

    • A Tor.Com Original
      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
      Tor/Forge

    • 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,...

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  • Uncle Flower's Homecoming Waltz
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  • Swift, Brutal Retaliation
  • A Clean Sweep With All the Trimmings
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    • A Clean Sweep With All the Trimmings

    • A Tor.Com Original
      James Alan Gardner
      Tor/Forge

    • Award-winning science fiction author James Alan Gardner brings us Damon Runyon-esque tale of courteous guys, bulletproof dolls, and the fedora-clad spacemen that bring them together.

      "Entertaining."--Locus

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  • The Rotten Beast
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    • The Rotten Beast

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Mary E. Pearson
      Tor/Forge

    • A new, original science fiction story by Mary E. Pearson which features characters from and takes place in the near-future world of The Jenna Fox Chronicles.

      In "The Rotten Beast,"...

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  • Ghost Hedgehog
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    • Ghost Hedgehog

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Nina Kiriki Hoffman
      Tor/Forge

    • With all the places ghosts could go, why do they keep hanging around me?



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  • Hello, Moto
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    • Hello, Moto

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Nnedi Okorafor
      Tor/Forge

    • There is witchcraft in science and a science to witchcraft. Both will conspire against you eventually.


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  • Grace Immaculate
    • Grace Immaculate

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Gregory Benford
      Tor/Forge

    • When we encountered the aliens, we thought we knew the story they were telling. But we were looking at the wrong end . . .


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  • Day One
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    • Day One

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Matthew J. Costello
      Tor/Forge

    • The electrifying prequel to VACATION by Matthew Costello, debuting this fall from St. Martin's Press.

      76th Precinct, Union Street, Brooklyn - 8 a.m.

      NYPD...

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  • Lee at the Alamo
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    • Lee at the Alamo

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Harry Turtledove
      Tor/Forge

    • In the history we know, General Robert E. Lee felt compelled to fight on the Confederate side, because honor (as he saw it) forbade him to take up arms against Virginia, his native state. But what...

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  • Swingers
    • Swingers

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Robert Reed
      Tor/Forge

    • The aliens have arrived. And they want to Join. Yes, that means what you think it does.


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  • A Vector Alphabet of Interstellar Travel
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    • A Vector Alphabet of Interstellar Travel

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Yoon Ha Lee
      Tor/Forge

    • Among the universe's civilizations, some conceive of the journey between stars as the sailing of bright ships, and others as tunneling through the crevices of night. Some look upon their far-voyaging...

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  • The Dala Horse
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    • The Dala Horse

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Michael Swanwick
      Tor/Forge

    • Long after the wars, there are things abroad in the world—things more than human. And they have scores to settle with one another.


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  • Earth Hour
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    • Earth Hour

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Ken MacLeod
      Tor/Forge

    • ...

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  • Six Months, Three Days
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    • Six Months, Three Days

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Charlie Jane Anders
      Tor/Forge

    • Doug and Judy have both had a secret power all their life. Judy can see every possible future, branching out from each moment like infinite trees. Doug can also see the future, but for him, it's...

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  • Time Considered as a Series of Thermite Burns in No Particular Order
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  • Ragnarok
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    • Ragnarok

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Paul Park
      Tor/Forge

    • After the end of the world, there's still love. And revenge. And a particular Glock Nine. A tale of post-apocalyptic Iceland, told in the manner of the ancient verse Eddas, by acclaimed science fiction...

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  • The Iron Shirts
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    • The Iron Shirts

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Michael Flynn
      Tor/Forge

    • In a world in which horses survived to flourish in 13th-century America, the wars and rivalries of thirteenth-century Ireland have new players: the mysterious warriors from across the Western Sea,...

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  • Our Candidate
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    • Our Candidate

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Robert Reed
      Tor/Forge

    • All politics is local. Even while the world is collapsing.

      A Tor.Com original story.


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  • Shtetl Days
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    • Shtetl Days

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Harry Turtledove
      Tor/Forge

    • Professional actors Veit Harlan and his wife Kristi are happy citizens of the prosperous, triumphant Reich. It's been over a century since the War of Retribution cleaned up Europe, long enough that...

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  • The Battle of the Round
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    • The Battle of the Round

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Peter Orullian
      Tor/Forge

    • In wartime, what price honor, when the odds are against you, the enemy is remorseless, and it is the eleventh hour? A Sheason who lives to help his people faces a terrible choice on the battlefield...

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  • Crazy Me
    • Crazy Me

    • A Tor.Com Original
      James Patrick Kelly
      Tor/Forge

    • I share a house with Crazy Me. We get along, except when he sneaks out of the house to pretend to be me. If only it weren't quite so true.


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  • The Trains That Climb the Winter Tree
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    • The Trains That Climb the Winter Tree

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Michael Swanwick and Eileen Gunn
      Tor/Forge

    • When the elves come out of the mirrors one Christmas, they send Sasha on a harrowing train trip to get back a brother she never knew she had.



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  • The Desecrator
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    • The Desecrator

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Steven Brust
      Tor/Forge

    • "The Desecrator" is an original short story from the Draegaran Empire, by bestselling author Stephen Brust. This is a tale of the Hawklord Daymar, and of a particular Morganti blade. Vlad Taltos...

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  • Six Tor.com Science Fiction & Fantasy Stories from the 2010 Locus Recommended Reading List
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  • Though Smoke Shall Hide the Sun
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    • Though Smoke Shall Hide the Sun

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Brit Mandelo
      Tor/Forge

    • The goverment doesn't usually hire vampires, but they're willing to make an exception for Hilde -- after all, they're already got pyromancer Cal on the payroll. What could go wrong?


      At...

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  • The Great Defense of Layosah
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    • The Great Defense of Layosah

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Peter Orullian
      Tor/Forge

    • Layosah has lost five sons and her husband to her kingdom's endless wars; all she has left is an infant daughter and a dangerous idea.



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  • The Next Invasion
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    • The Next Invasion

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Robert Reed
      Tor/Forge

    • The next invasion won't be little green men landing their spaceship in the National Mall. It will start somewhere quiet, like a dark road at night…


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  • The Cockroach Hat
    • The Cockroach Hat

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Terry Bisson
      Tor/Forge

    • When Sam Gregory wakes up to find he has turned into a big cockroach, he is understandably dismayed. Luckily, the condition appears to be a little contagious.


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  • Sacrifice of the First Sheason
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    • Sacrifice of the First Sheason

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Peter Orullian
      Tor/Forge

    • Palamon was part of the collective that formed the world, made its mountains, its people, its rules. When the fledgling world is threatened, only he will do whatever it takes to save it.


      At...

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  • Two Stories
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    • Two Stories

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Ken Scholes and Jay Lake
      Tor/Forge

    • Charlie is dealing with complicated grief, and even his therabot is out of ideas. But the back-alley grief counsellors might have something to help: it looks like blue asparagus, and it's called...

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  • Fare Thee Well
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    • Fare Thee Well

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Cathy Clamp
      Tor/Forge

    • What should be a simple summer internship in the county morgue is transformed into the most unusual experience of Lia Thantos's life when she unthinkingly violates ancient protocols and summons Charon,...

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  • A Stroke of Dumb Luck
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    • A Stroke of Dumb Luck

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Shiloh Walker
      Tor/Forge

    • When a teenaged girl goes missing, her mother calls Kit Colbana, scion of an ancient line of warriors -- unfortunately, Kit's heritage doesn't impress the local wererats much. They're determined...

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  • The President's Brain is Missing
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    • The President's Brain is Missing

    • A Tor.Com Original
      John Scalzi
      Tor/Forge

    • The question is, how can you tell the President's brain is missing? And are we sure we need it back?


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  • What Makes a River
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    • What Makes a River

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Deborah Coates
      Tor/Forge

    • There's a Thing in Lake Michigan and it's after Beth's roommate. Beth wants someone else to take care of it. But when no one steps up, not even the mysterious Paul, who does this kind of thing for...

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  • The Cage
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    • The Cage

    • A Tor.Com Original
      A.M. Dellamonica
      Tor/Forge

    • The eerie thing about Paige Adolpha wasn't how she turned up right when I was reading about her in the paper. It wasn't her fame as the star witness in the local werewolf trial. What brought on the...

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  • The Fermi Paradox is Our Business Model
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    • The Fermi Paradox is Our Business Model

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Charlie Jane Anders
      Tor/Forge

    • Jon and Toku travel the universe suspended in Interdream, only waking up to check up on certain business ventures. Simple. Until one of the business ventures, something called "Earth," objects.

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  • Preparations
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    • Preparations

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Mark Mills
      Tor/Forge

    • Ronald T. Turner is prepared for anything. And the zombies are prepared for him.


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  • The Speed of Time
    • The Speed of Time

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Jay Lake
      Tor/Forge

    • Strange things are happening in deep space, and then closer to home, and then closer; someone has pulled the plug on the universe.


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  • River of Souls
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    • River of Souls

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Beth Bernobich
      Tor/Forge

    • Driven by his dreams, Asa will stop at nothing to find Tanja Duhr again: he will leave home, disappoint his parents, cross the wastelands, and, somewhere, find the courage to tell her who he is,...

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  • The Courtship of the Queen
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    • The Courtship of the Queen

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Bruce McAllister
      Tor/Forge

    • Some boys play baseball or computer games, but Brian keeps an army of shells in their dresser drawers. And every night, he fights for the honor of the Queen Conch and wears the marks of battle to...

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  • Lightbringers and Rainmakers
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    • Lightbringers and Rainmakers

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Felix Gilman
      Tor/Forge

    • According to his business cards, Harry Ransom is a "professor" and a "lightbringer" and "licensed"... not that business cards mean much in a town called Disorder.


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  • Clockwork Fairies
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    • Clockwork Fairies

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Cat Rambo
      Tor/Forge

    • Desiree feels the most at home with her clockwork creations, but Claude worries about all this science and Darwinist nonsense—after all, where do clockwork fairies fall in the Great Chain of Being?

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  • Steampunk Quartet
    • Steampunk Quartet

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Eileen Gunn
      Tor/Forge

    • Using the winners of a charity auction as characters, Eileen Gunn riffs on four formative steampunk books in this mini-collection comprised of "A Different Engine," "Day After the Cooters," "The...

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  • Ponies
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    • Ponies

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Kij Johnson
      Tor/Forge

    • If you want to be friends with The Other Girls, you're going to have to give something up; this is the way it's always been, as long as there have been Ponies.



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  • Four Horsemen, at Their Leisure
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    • Four Horsemen, at Their Leisure

    • A Tor.Com Original
      Richard Parks
      Tor/Forge

    • What's a horseman of the Apocalypse to do when the Earth has been picked bare, scoured clean, and burned black? Perhaps a spot of...gardening?


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  • The Final Now
    • The Final Now

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      Gregory Benford
      Tor/Forge

    • Once upon a moment, the One spoke to He and She, and learned that infinity and eternity are slippery concepts. At best.


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      Rudy Rucker and Bruce Sterling
      Tor/Forge

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    • We Haven't Got There Yet

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      Harry Turtledove
      Tor/Forge

    • William Shakespeare is mightily out of sorts -- every scribbling wagtail cullion in London is shamelessly pilfering his ideas, and this new fellow is the cheekiest of all. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern...

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      Steven Gould
      Tor/Forge

    • The bugs eat metal and leave people and animals alone -- unless you crush one, and then they'll swarm and destroy everything they touch. When Kimball comes upon twelve-year-old Thayet, she's been...

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      Greg Van Eekhout
      Tor/Forge

    • What is there to do, when you have the power to do anything? John can fly, he can see through solid objects, he can take over the world and give it back again, but what he's looking for is something...

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  • The City Quiet as Death
    • The City Quiet as Death

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      Steven Utley and Michael Bishop
      Tor/Forge

    • Between the incessant music of the stars and the spectre of a giant squid caught inside a locket ball, it is difficult for Don Horacio to maintain a restful mind.


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    • The House That George Built

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      Harry Turtledove
      Tor/Forge

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      Kij Johnson
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    • When a fire destroys her home and scatters her colony, Small Cat sets out to find the home of her ancestor, the Cat From the North, and to make her own name along the way.

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      Daniel H. Wilson
      Tor/Forge

    • With EyesTM and EarsTM, everything can look and sound just fine, just like it used to be; it's quite a shock when they break down, though.

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      Matthew Sanborn Smith
      Tor/Forge

    • In Miho's world, nanos, plastic surgery, and robot girlfriends can fix just about anything…or break it.



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      Ken Scholes
      Tor/Forge

    • When an ex-clown tries to go into the insurance business, he gets into monkey business instead.


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      Rachel Swirsky
      Tor/Forge

    • The mind has an amazing ability to heal itself, especially given the newest therapies, but Aaron's mind just won't cooperate. And neither will… he.


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  • TVA Baby
    • TVA Baby

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      Terry Bisson
      Tor/Forge

    • How many guys carry a parasail in their carry-on? And how many guys carry a key for every kind of car in their carry-on? Just one, and he's a TVA baby, and he sure knows a lake from a river.

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      Tim Pratt
      Tor/Forge

    • Even ordinarily, cloudmining can be dangerous -- those silver linings are heavy and potentially lethal -- but it's nothing compared being a cloudminer on the run.


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      Michael Swanwick and Eileen Gunn
      Tor/Forge

    • Will Radio Jones's invention save the day? Can Amelia Spindizzy outfly all competition and outsmart the brains in jars?


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      G.D. Falksen
      Tor/Forge

    • Inspector Wilde is a rabid fan of tit-tat, the broadsheet arguments that get printed several times a day; the Chief Inspector thinks he's an idiot, but Wilde's strange reading habits may just crack...

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      Harry Turtledove
      Tor/Forge

    • True story: in 1954, Joe Baumann hit 72 home runs for the Roswell Rockets, the most exciting thing to happen to Roswell since the alien landing. Not to imply a causal relationship. Well, maybe a...

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      Elizabeth Bear
      Tor/Forge

    • There's a harpy with bronze wings living in the dumpster behind Desiree's building. She's ugly and she eats garbage, but she has a little kingdom back there. Desiree wants something of her own, too...

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  • Farewell Performance
    • Farewell Performance

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      Nick Mamatas
      Tor/Forge

    • Jaskey has a flashlight, a captive audience, and a story about the end of the world -- what could be better?


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      Harry Turtledove
      Tor/Forge

    • Harris Moffatt III, President of the Free United States and Prime Minister of Canada, has never seen Washington, D.C.; it belongs to the Krolp now, along with ninety percent of everything. All he...

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  • Tourists
    • Tourists

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      Sean Craven
      Tor/Forge

    • His grandma is just your average sweet, supportive, lipstick-wearing, enchilada-loving Christian Scientist. Yeah, and the aliens are just tourists....


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      Ian Tregillis
      Tor/Forge

    • Gretel has wires in her head. Gretel likes to pick wildflowers. Gretel is one of the subjects on the farm, and she is Doctor Gottlieb's responsibility, but she knows something she isn't telling --...

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  • The Ruined Queen of Harvest World
    • The Ruined Queen of Harvest World

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      Damien Broderick
      Tor/Forge

    • A story for everyone who ever loved the work of the late, great SF writer Cordwainer Smith.


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      C.T. Adams
      Tor/Forge

    • Earth wizard Olga Petrovic is falsely accused of the most heinous of crimes—the murder of two fellow wizards, one of them her own sister! To clear her name, Olga must join forces with her family's...

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      Abbi Mei Otis
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    • Paxton and the neighbor's kid are inseparable—sweethearts, even, and Paxton barely six. He doesn't mind her antennae and clicking mandibles at all.



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    • A Water Matter

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      Jay Lake
      Tor/Forge

    • A tale of magic, revenge, and bitter death—on the rain-spattered streets of the great city. This is epic fantasy not "in the tradition of Tolkien," but, instead, sensual, ominous, shot through...

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      Jeff VanderMeer
      Tor/Forge

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      Steven Gould
      Tor/Forge

    • Steven Gould's classic SF novel Jumper is the story of a young man with a single mysterious superpower: he can teleport anywhere, in the blink of an eye. Now, in a story set after Jumper's...

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      Brandon Sanderson
      Tor/Forge

    • Of the son of a High Duke of the interstellar Empire, much glory is expected. And expected. And still expected, despite endless proof that young Dennison Crestmar has no talent whatsoever for war....

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    • The Film-makers of Mars

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      Geoff Ryman
      Tor/Forge

    • The discovery of forty reels of a lost 1911 movie adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs' A Princess of Mars, impossibly well-made and yet ineluctably old, is…weird. But for the journalist...

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      Jo Walton
      Tor/Forge

    • It's 1960, and the Axis powers dominate the world. Life goes on, because, as we see in "Escape to Other Worlds with Science Fiction," history is driven both by big events and by small temptations…

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  • A Weeping Czar Beholds the Fallen Moon
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      Ken Scholes
      Tor/Forge

    • After untold ages of futurity, the world is old. Regret is endless. Deceit is ubiquitous. And for the Weeping Czar, love is new.

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    • After the Coup

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      John Scalzi
      Tor/Forge

    • In a universe of harsh interstellar conflict, the practice of interspecies diplomacy—when possible—is important. So being a Colonial Union officer attached to an interplanetary diplomatic mission...

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  • Catch 'Em in the Act
    • Catch 'Em in the Act

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      Terry Bisson
      Tor/Forge

    • Lou has a magic box. It makes people do things they normally wouldn't. And Lou likes to watch.

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      Elizabeth Bear
      Tor/Forge

    • In art as in life, you've got to change in order to live. Even when your audience—and maybe your friends—thinks it would be great if you stayed the same forever. In some cases, literally forever.

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  • A Memory of Wind
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    • A Memory of Wind

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      Rachel Swirsky
      Tor/Forge

    • The heroes are eager to sail to Troy for war, but the wind is still. To fill their sails and set out, they must sacrifice Agamemnon's daughter Iphigenia—and how does a human girl become the wind?...

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    • First Flight

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      Mary Robinette Kowal
      Tor/Forge

    • The past is another country, in Mary Robinette Kowal's Tor.com tale of time travel and aviation history. "First Flight" is a finalist for the 2010 Locus Award.

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      Rachel Swirsky
      Tor/Forge

    • Originally published on Tor.com, Rachel Swirsky's contemporary tale of love in all its forms—and of one robot's quest to know it, and himself, on his own terms—is a finalist for the 2010 Hugo...

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