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Adult Children of Alien Beings
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Adult Children of Alien Beings

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

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Ambiguity Machines: An Examination
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Ambiguity Machines: An Examination

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Vandana Singh
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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
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"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
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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
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"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
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"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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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"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
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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
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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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A Long Spoon
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A Long Spoon

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Jonathan L. Howard
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You may have heard of Johannes Cabal; he is a necromancer and a little infamous. He is also very sensitive to attempts on his life. When a murder of crows tries to... well, murder him, and the contents...

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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"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
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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
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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
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"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
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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
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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
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"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
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"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
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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
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"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
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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
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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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Strongest Conjuration
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Strongest Conjuration

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Skyler White
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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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A Cup of Salt Tears
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A Cup of Salt Tears

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Isabel Yap
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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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Hero of the Five Points
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Hero of the Five Points

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Alan Gratz
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"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
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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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La Signora
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La Signora

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Bruce McAllister
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"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. Sorenson and the Sasquatch
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Mrs. Sorenson and the Sasquatch

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Kelly Barnhill
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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
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In the Sight of Akresa
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In the Sight of Akresa

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Ray Wood
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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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The Colonel
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The Colonel

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Peter Watts
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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

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Richard Bowes
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"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
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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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The Color of Paradox
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The Color of Paradox

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A.M. Dellamonica
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"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
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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
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"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 Walking-stick Forest
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The Walking-stick Forest

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Anna Tambour
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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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The Insects of Love
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The Insects of Love

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Genevieve Valentine
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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 Lady Astronaut of Mars
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The Lady Astronaut of Mars

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Mary Robinette Kowal
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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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Friends 'Til the End

Friends 'Til the End

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Bethany Neal
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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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Island in a Sea of Stars
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Island in a Sea of Stars

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

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The Litany of Earth
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The Litany of Earth

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Ruthanna Emrys
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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: An Oral History of Haden's Syndrome
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Unlocked: An Oral History of Haden's Syndrome

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John Scalzi
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A new near-future science fiction novella by John Scalzi, one of the most popular authors in modern SF. Unlocked traces the medical history behind a virus that will sweep the globe and affect...

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The Mothers of Voorhisville
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The Mothers of Voorhisville

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Mary Rickert
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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
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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
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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
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"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.

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What Mario Scietto Says
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What Mario Scietto Says

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Emmy Laybourne
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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
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Something Going Around

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Harry Turtledove
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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.

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The Devil in America
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The Devil in America

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Kai Ashante Wilson
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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

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A.M. Dellamonica
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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

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Daniel José Older
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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

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Elizabeth Fama
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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

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Lindsay Smith
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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
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Nothing to Fear

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Eric Walters
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"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
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Jubilee

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


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Cold War
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Cold War

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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.

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The Anderson Project
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The Anderson Project

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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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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 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….


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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 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.

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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.

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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.

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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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The Death of Me
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The Death of Me

A Tor.Com Original
Jonathan L. Howard
Tor/Forge

Johannes Cabal, a necromancer of some little infamy, has this much in common with Emily Dickinson; because he could not stop for Death, she kindly stopped for him. Well, perhaps not that kindly....

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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.

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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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Warm Up
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Warm Up

A Tor.Com Original
V.E. Schwab
Tor/Forge

It's been 297 days since David died--and came back. He may have survived the avalanche, but the aftermath has been far worse. His wife moved out, taking his son with her, and a devastated David hasn't...

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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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.


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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.

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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.

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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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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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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

A Tor.Com Original
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
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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
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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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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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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.

At...

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Ruled
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Ruled

A Tor.Com Original
Caragh M. O'Brien
Tor/Forge

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

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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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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 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.

At...

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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

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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

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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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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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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.

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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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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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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?


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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 City Quiet as Death

The City Quiet as Death

A Tor.Com Original
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 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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Making My Entrance Again With My Usual Flair
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Making My Entrance Again With My Usual Flair

A Tor.Com Original
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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Vilcabamba
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Vilcabamba

A Tor.Com Original
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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Bugs in the Arroyo
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Bugs in the Arroyo

A Tor.Com Original
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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Last Son of Tomorrow
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Last Son of Tomorrow

A Tor.Com Original
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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TVA Baby

TVA Baby

A Tor.Com Original
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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The Monster's Million Faces
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The Monster's Million Faces

A Tor.Com Original
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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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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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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Silver Linings
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Silver Linings

A Tor.Com Original
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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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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Sweetheart
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Sweetheart

A Tor.Com Original
Abbi Mei Otis
Tor/Forge

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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Tourists

Tourists

A Tor.Com Original
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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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.


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Farewell Performance

Farewell Performance

A Tor.Com Original
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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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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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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We Haven't Got There Yet
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We Haven't Got There Yet

A Tor.Com Original
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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The Final Now
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The Final Now

A Tor.Com Original
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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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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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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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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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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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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Good Night, Moon
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Good Night, Moon

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

Carlo Morse and Jimmy Ganzer pioneered dream-fabbing, but these days people only want to close their eyes to trashy stuff -- not the mention the kids and their fancy imported tech. It's a good thing...

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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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Beauty Belongs to the Flowers
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Beauty Belongs to the Flowers

A Tor.Com Original
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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Olga
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Olga

A Tor.Com Original
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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The Strange Case of Mr. Salad Monday
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The Strange Case of Mr. Salad Monday

A Tor.Com Original
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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The House That George Built
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The House That George Built

A Tor.Com Original
Harry Turtledove
Tor/Forge

In Harry Turtledove's The House That George Built, one February morning, H.L. Mencken walks into a Baltimore restaurant to have a bite and talk baseball with the owner, a has-been player named...

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What Doctor Gottlieb Saw
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What Doctor Gottlieb Saw

A Tor.Com Original
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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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 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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The Horrid Glory of Its Wings
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The Horrid Glory of Its Wings

A Tor.Com Original
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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The Ruined Queen of Harvest World

The Ruined Queen of Harvest World

A Tor.Com Original
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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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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Zeppelin City
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Zeppelin City

A Tor.Com Original
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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The Star and the Rockets
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The Star and the Rockets

A Tor.Com Original
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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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 Cat Who Walked a Thousand Miles
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The Cat Who Walked a Thousand Miles

A Tor.Com Original
Kij Johnson
Tor/Forge

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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The Nostalgist
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The Nostalgist

A Tor.Com Original
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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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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Catch 'Em in the Act

Catch 'Em in the Act

A Tor.Com Original
Terry Bisson
Tor/Forge

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

Terry Bisson's 1990 short story "Bears Discover Fire" won both the Hugo and the Nebula awards,...

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Escape to Other Worlds with Science Fiction
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Escape to Other Worlds with Science Fiction

A Tor.Com Original
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…

Following...

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Errata
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Errata

A Tor.Com Original
Jeff VanderMeer
Tor/Forge

Perhaps "Errata" is a metafictional narrative about a short story assigned to Jeff VanderMeer (or a fictional version of Jeff VanderMeer) by a now-defunct literary journal (or a fictional version...

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Shade
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Shade

A Tor.Com Original
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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A Weeping Czar Beholds the Fallen Moon
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A Weeping Czar Beholds the Fallen Moon

A Tor.Com Original
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.

Ken Scholes is the author of the five-book Psalms of Isaak sequence,...

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The Film-makers of Mars
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The Film-makers of Mars

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Geoff Ryman
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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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A Water Matter
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A Water Matter

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Jay Lake
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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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The Girl Who Sang Rose Madder
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The Girl Who Sang Rose Madder

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Elizabeth Bear
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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.

The...

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Firstborn
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Firstborn

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Brandon Sanderson
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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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After the Coup
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After the Coup

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John Scalzi
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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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Down on the Farm
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Down on the Farm

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Charles Stross
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In Charles Stross's novel The Atrocity Archive and its sequels, the "Laundry" is a secret British agency responsible for keeping dark interdimensional entitities from destroying the cosmos...

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Eros, Philia, Agape
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Eros, Philia, Agape

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Rachel Swirsky
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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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A Memory of Wind
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A Memory of Wind

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Rachel Swirsky
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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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First Flight

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Mary Robinette Kowal
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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.

The winner of the 2008...

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Overtime
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Overtime

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Charles Stross
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Introduced to readers in the novels The Atrocity Archive and The Jennifer Morgue, the Laundry is a secret British government agency charged with preventing dark interdimensional entities...

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