Starting tomorrow, twelve of the first thirteen original stories published on Tor.com will be available on a bunch of e-book platforms, including the Kindle store, Apple’s iBooks store, Barnes & Noble’s e-bookstore, the Kobo store, and the Sony Reader store, for 99 cents each. These are in effect little e-chapbooks, complete with the original Tor.com art on their “covers,” designed to work properly with the current generation of e-book devices and reading programs.
The stories going up are:
- “After the Coup” by John Scalzi
- “Down on the Farm” by Charles Stross
- “Shade” by Steven Gould
- “The Girl Who Sang Rose Madder” by Elizabeth Bear
- “Catch ’Em in the Act” by Terry Bisson
- “Jack and the Aktuals, Or, Physical Applications of Transfinite Set Theory” by Rudy Rucker
- “A Water Matter” by Jay Lake
- “The Film-makers of Mars” by Geoff Ryman
- “Firstborn” by Brandon Sanderson
- “Errata” by Jeff VanderMeer
- “Escape to Other Worlds with Science Fiction” by Jo Walton
- “A Weeping Czar Beholds the Fallen Moon” by Ken Scholes
A thirteenth story, Cory Doctorow’s “The Things That Make Me Weak And Strange Get Engineered Away,” will join these soon on several of these platforms.
As these stories become available for sale, they’ll remain freely available on Tor.com. We’ll be taking down the downloadable versions—the ePub and PDF files, and so forth—but the stories will still be complete on the site, along with their downloadable audio. This is all an experiment on everybody’s part, Amazon’s and Apple’s and B&N’s and everyone else’s, and ours as well. So bear with us as we fire up the Tesla coils in the sub-basement of the Flatiron Building. (Distant thuds, screams, the sound of enormous wings…)