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

December 19 2014

The Book of Storms (Excerpt)

Ruth Hatfield
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December 18 2014

Unbreakable (Excerpt)

W.C. Bauers
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December 18 2014

A Long Spoon

A Johannes Cabal story.
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December 16 2014

“The Maiden in the Ice” (Excerpt)

Angela Slatter
Angela Slatter’s The Bitterwood Bible and Other Recountings returns to the world of Sourdough and Other Stories, introducing readers to the tales that came before.
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December 15 2014

The Just City (Excerpt)

Created as an experiment by the time-traveling goddess Pallas Athene, the Just City is a planned community, populated by over ten thousand children and a few hundred adult teachers from all eras of history, along with some handy robots from the far human future—all set down together on a Mediterranean island in the distant past.
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December 12 2014

Briar Queen (Excerpt)

Katherine Harbour
The dark, moody, and mystical fantasy begun in Thorn Jack, the first novel in Katherine Harbour's Night and Nothing series, continues in this bewitching follow up in which Finn Sullivan discovers that her town, Fair Hollow, borders a dangerous otherworld.
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December 11 2014

Mort(e) (Excerpt)

Robert Repino
In a war between humans and a race of hyper-intelligent ants, former housecat turned war hero, Mort(e), begins a journey to find his friend--a dog named Sheba.
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December 10 2014

Burnt Sugar

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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December 9 2014

The Rabbit Back Literature Society (Excerpt)

When a young teacher is invited to join the Rabbit Back Literature Society, she discovers that the Society is not what it seems. As Ella explores the Society and its history, disturbing secrets that had been buried for years start to come to light…
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December 9 2014

Father Christmas: A Wonder Tale of the North

Happy Holidays from Tor.com
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December 8 2014

Book of the Dead (Excerpt)

Greig Beck
To unravel an age-old prophecy, Professor Matt Kearns must find the fabled Al Azif — known as the Book of the Dead — even if it kills him. Because time is running out, not just for Matt, but for all life on Earth.
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December 5 2014

The Globe (Excerpt)

Terry Pratchett
Terry Pratchett and his acclaimed co-authors Ian Stewart and Jack Cohen combine the tale of the wizards rewriting human history with discussions of the origins and evolution of culture, language, art, and science, offering a fascinating and brilliantly original view of the world we live in.
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December 4 2014

The Female Factory (Excerpt)

Lisa L Hannett and Angela Slatter
The stories collected in The Female Factory, cowritten by Lisa Hannett and Angela Slatter, stretch from Australia’s near-future all the way back in time to its convict past to spin and sever the ties between parents and children.
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December 3 2014

The Blood of Angels (Excerpt)

Johanna Sinisalo
From Johanna Sinisalo, the award-winning author of Troll, comes another haunting novel of eco-speculation: The Blood of Angels. When bee-vanishings of unprecedented scale hit the United States, Orvo, a Finnish beekeeper, knows all too well where it will lead. And when he sees the queen dead in his hives one day, it’s clear the epidemic has spread to Europe, and the world is coming to an end.
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December 3 2014

Skin in the Game

Some monsters learn how to pass.
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December 2 2014

The Genome (Excerpt)

Sergei Lukyanenko
In Sergei Lukyanenko's sci-fi thriller, The Genome, master-pilot Alex Romanov's first mission aboard Mirror is to ferry two representatives of an alien race on a tour of human worlds.
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December 1 2014

The Whispering Swarm (Excerpt)

The Whispering Swarm, Michael Moorcock's first independent novel in nine years, is a tale both fantastical and autobiographical, and a celebration of London and what it meant to be young there in the years after World War II. The Whispering Swarm is the first in a trilogy that will follow a young man named Michael as he simultaneously discovers himself and a secret realm hidden deep in the heart of London.
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November 30 2014

The Providence of Fire: Chapter Six (Excerpt)

Brian Staveley
The Providence of Fire, the second volume in Brian Staveley's Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne, sees the heirs of the assassinated Emperor of Annur fighting one another as well as the forces that conspired against their father.
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November 29 2014

The Providence of Fire: Chapter Five (Excerpt)

Brian Staveley
The Providence of Fire, the second volume in Brian Staveley's Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne, sees the heirs of the assassinated Emperor of Annur fighting one another as well as the forces that conspired against their father.
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November 28 2014

The Providence of Fire: Chapter Four (Excerpt)

Brian Staveley
The Providence of Fire, the second volume in Brian Staveley's Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne, sees the heirs of the assassinated Emperor of Annur fighting one another as well as the forces that conspired against their father.
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November 27 2014

The Providence of Fire: Chapter Three (Excerpt)

Brian Staveley
The Providence of Fire, the second volume in Brian Staveley's Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne, sees the heirs of the assassinated Emperor of Annur fighting one another as well as the forces that conspired against their father.
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November 26 2014

The Providence of Fire: Chapter Two (Excerpt)

Brian Staveley
The Providence of Fire, the second volume in Brian Staveley's Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne, sees the heirs of the assassinated Emperor of Annur fighting one another as well as the forces that conspired against their father.
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November 25 2014

The Providence of Fire: Chapter One (Excerpt)

Brian Staveley
The Providence of Fire, the second volume in Brian Staveley's Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne, sees the heirs of the assassinated Emperor of Annur fighting one another as well as the forces that conspired against their father.
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November 24 2014

The Providence of Fire: Prologue (Excerpt)

Brian Staveley
The Providence of Fire, the second volume in Brian Staveley's Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne, sees the heirs of the assassinated Emperor of Annur fighting one another as well as the forces that conspired against their father.
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November 21 2014

Spoil the Kill (Excerpt)

Oisín McGann
In the future of Oisín McGann's Spoil the Kill (a prequel novella to Rat Runners) WatchWorld owns the city of London, tracking its inhabitants' every move with cameras, drones, and heat sensors.
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November 19 2014

Where the Trains Turn

His imagination runs wild.
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November 14 2014

The Darkest Part of the Forest (Excerpt)

Holly Black
Hazel lives with her brother, Ben, in the strange town of Fairfold where humans and fae exist side by side. The faeries’ seemingly harmless magic attracts tourists, but Hazel knows how dangerous they can be, and she knows how to stop them. Or she did, once.