Our new ebook anthology: Some of the Best From Tor.com 2012 is out today! This features ten of our favorite original stories published on the site in the past year. All of these stories are now available as a single download in a FREE mini ebook. Of course, you can always read the stories for free right here, whenever you’d like, but for those that like to read as they’re moving about, Some of the Best of Tor.com 2012 presents an ideal single package.
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The Table of Contents
“Dormanna” is part of The Palencar Project, a five-story series curated by senior Tor Books editor David G. Hartwell. All five are based on a singular piece of art by John Jude Palencar and were released every Wednesday ths past March.
The line between art and magic is a treacherous thing.
A story of a very unusual international conference in a fractured Europe that never was. This story launched a new fiction series at Tor.com of stand-alone stories all set in a common world created by Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author Michael Swanwick.
This year’s Tor.com birthday story, which began an annual Rocket Stories tradition for the site. The rockets in this story by Charles Stross are a little dark, and perhaps, a little too real.
This year’s holiday story, provided by Paul Cornell, in which the reader is asked… which is harder: seeing your own future—or truly knowing your own past?
We are marked by what we have been. And erasing either of those can have unpredictable consequences…
The line between utopia and dystopia…is, often, who you are. Or who your neighbors think you are.
Jennifer and her co-workers create fairy lands for a toy company, all the while cultivating their own personal fairy worlds….
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 alien village that may be sheltering this beast.
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.