All stories and comics published on Tor.com including reprints, originals, and excerpts.

February 25 2015

The Hell of It

Peter Orullian
What will he wager?
prose
February 24 2015

Persona (Excerpt)

Genevieve Valentine
excerpts
February 23 2015

Voyage of the Basilisk (Excerpt)

Marie Brennan
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February 20 2015

Icefall (Excerpt)

Gillian Philip
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February 19 2015

Dead Spots (Excerpt)

Rhiannon Frater
Driving across Texas, Mackenzie swerves to avoid hitting a deer and winds up in a dead spot, a frightening place that lies between the worlds of the living and the dead. If they can control their imaginations, people can literally bring their dreams to life, but most are besieged by fears and nightmares which pursue them relentlessly.
excerpts
February 18 2015

The Devil’s Only Friend (Excerpt)

Dan Wells
John Wayne Cleaver hunts demons: they’ve killed his neighbors, his family, and the girl he loves, but in the end he’s always won. Now he works for a secret government kill team, using his gift to hunt and kill as many monsters as he can. But the monsters have noticed, and the quiet game of cat and mouse is about to erupt into a full scale supernatural war.
prose
February 18 2015

Schrödinger’s Gun

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 need answering—who killed him and why—are still a matter of uncertainty.
excerpts
February 17 2015

Harrison Squared (Excerpt)

Daryl Gregory
Daryl Gregory’s Harrison Squared is a thrilling and colorful Lovecraftian adventure of a teenage boy searching for his mother, and the macabre creatures he encounters
excerpts
February 12 2015

The Doll Collection

Ellen Datlow
The Doll Collection is an anthology designed to frighten and delight, featuring all-original dark tales of dolls from bestselling and award-winning authors.
prose
February 11 2015

Acrobatic Duality

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 of their very identities.
excerpts
February 10 2015

Bones & All (Excerpt)

Camille DeAngelis
Maren Yearly doesn’t just break hearts, she devours them. Ever since her mother found Penny Wilson’s eardrum in her mouth when Maren was just two years old, she knew life would never be normal for either of them. Love may come in many shapes and sizes, but for Maren, it always ends the same--with her hiding the evidence and her mother packing up the car.
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February 6 2015

The Violent Century (Excerpt)

For seventy years they guarded the British Empire. Oblivion and Fogg, inseparable friends, bound together by a shared fate. Until one night in Berlin, in the aftermath of the Second World War, a secret that tore them apart.
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February 5 2015

Madness in Solidar (Excerpt)

L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
Four centuries after its founding, Solidar’s Collegium of Imagers is in decline, the exploits of its founder, the legendary Quaeryt, largely forgotten. The Collegium is so lacking in leadership that the dying Maitre must summon Alastar, an obscure but talented senior imager from Westisle far to the south who has little knowledge of politics in the capital, as his successor.
prose
February 4 2015

The Language of Knives

“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 of her favorite parent.
excerpts
February 3 2015

The Winner’s Crime (Excerpt)

A royal wedding is what most girls dream about. It means one celebration after another: balls, fireworks, and revelry until dawn. But to Kestrel it means living in a cage of her own making.
prose
February 3 2015

The Human Engineer

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. For Rickar Hallix, however, the biomedical engineer who invented the womb, life has become steadily worse. When Rickar stumbles upon a possible defect in the latest batch of product, he suddenly finds himself thrust into the center of the endless, cut-throat battle between corporate greed and the security of human life.
excerpts
February 2 2015

Daughter of Gods and Shadows (Excerpt)

Jayde Brooks
Eden Reid is twenty-four year old ancient god from Brooklyn, New York. But she doesn’t know about the god part. Yet.
excerpts
January 30 2015

“The Great Speck” (Excerpt)

Terry Pratchett
This never-before-published collection of fourteen funny and inventive tales by acclaimed author Sir Terry Pratchett features a memorable cast of inept wizards, sensible heroes, and unusually adventuresome tortoises.
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January 29 2015

Dark Intelligence (Excerpt)

Neal Asher
Thorvald Spear wakes in a hospital to find he’s been brought back from the dead. What’s more, he died in a human vs. alien war that ended a century ago... Dark Intelligence is the explosive first novel in a brand new trilogy from military SF master Neal Asher and a new chapter in his epic Polity universe.
prose
January 28 2015

The Sound of Useless Wings

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 to understand that breeding and propagating his own kind is the sole reason for living. When he is called upon to settle on a new planet, he meets the daughter of a politician, Goglu, with whom he falls helplessly in love, and is determined to win over. But nothing is easy in love and space exploration, and when his plans become thwarted, he must find a new way of life.
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January 27 2015

The Sculptor (Comic Excerpt)

Scott McCloud
David Smith is giving his life for his art—literally. Thanks to a deal with Death, the young sculptor gets his childhood wish: to sculpt anything he can imagine with his bare hands. But now that he only has 200 days to live, deciding what to create is harder than he thought, and discovering the love of his life at the 11th hour isn't making it any easier!
reprints
January 27 2015

Scarecrow

Alyssa Wong
excerpts
January 26 2015

Classical Antiquity and Western Identity in Battlestar Galactica

Vince Tomasso
Classical Traditions in Science Fiction—edited by Brett M. Rogers and Benjamin Eldon Stevens—is the first collection dedicated to the rich study of science fiction's classical heritage, offering a much-needed mapping of its cultural and intellectual terrain.
excerpts
January 23 2015

Shadow (Excerpt)

Will Elliott
The Wall at World’s End has been brought down, and war is coming to the magical world of Levaal. Eric and his newfound friends are forced to flee from the Tormentors, dreadful creatures that have poured through the breach. Worse yet, the mad Lord Vous’s journey to godhood is almost complete, and a mysterious being called Shadow is wandering Levaal with great power but no purpose it yet understands...
prose
January 21 2015

Damage

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.
excerpts
January 19 2015

Beyond Redemption Excerpt and Cover Reveal

Michael R. Fletcher
When belief defines reality, those with the strongest convictions-—the crazy, the obsessive, the delusional-—have the power to shape the world. And someone is just mad enough to believe he can create a god.
excerpts
January 16 2015

Fortune’s Blight (Excerpt)

Evie Manieri
Fortune’s Blight by Evie Manieri continues the conflict begun in the novel Blood’s Pride. Victory for the Shadari rebels has come at a terrible price...
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January 15 2015

Finn Fancy Necromancy (Excerpt)

Randy Henderson
Finn Gramaraye was framed for the crime of dark necromancy at the age of 15, and exiled to the Other Realm for twenty five years. But now that he’s free, someone—probably the same someone—is trying to get him sent back.
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January 14 2015

The Glass Arrow (Excerpt)

Kristen Simmons
Aya has spent her whole life in the mountains, looking out for her family and hiding from the world, until the day the Trackers finally catch her. Stolen from her home, and being groomed for auction, Aya is desperate to escape her fate and return to her family.