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

poetry
April 8 2015

The Ghost Tide Chantey

Fran Wilde
excerpts
April 3 2015

Last of the Sandwalkers (Comic Excerpt)

Jay Holser
Nestled in the grass under the big palm tree by the edge of the desert there is an entire civilization--a civilization of beetles.
excerpts
April 2 2015

The Last Quarrel (Excerpt)

Duncan Lay
Gaelland is a nation gripped by fear. In the country, fishing boats return with their crews mysteriously vanished, while farms are left empty, their owners gone into the night, meals still on the table. In the cities, children disappear from the streets or even out of their own beds.
prose
April 1 2015

Ballroom Blitz

"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 at freedom might be the twelve sisters who one day enter the club.
excerpts
March 25 2015

The Memory Painter (Excerpt)

Gwendolyn Womack
Two lovers who have traveled across time. A team of scientists at the cutting edge of memory research. A miracle drug that unlocks an ancient mystery.
prose
March 25 2015

Dog

"Watch the dogs when you're down there, David."
excerpts
March 24 2015

The Grace of Kings (Excerpt)

Two men rebel together against tyranny and then become rivals in Ken Liu's The Grace of Kings
prose
March 18 2015

The Museum and the Music Box

Noah Keller
History is rotting away, just like the museum.
prose
March 11 2015

The Thyme Fiend

Jeffrey Ford
It's not all in his head.
excerpts
March 9 2015

Superposition (Excerpt)

David Walton
Jacob Kelley’s family is turned upside down when an old friend turns up, waving a gun and babbling about an alien quantum intelligence.
excerpts
March 4 2015

Razorhurst (Excerpt)

Justine Larbalestier
Gloriana Nelson and Mr. Davidson, two ruthless mob bosses, have reached a fragile peace—one maintained by “razor men.” Kelpie, orphaned and homeless, is blessed (and cursed) with the ability to see Razorhurst’s many ghosts. They tell her secrets the living can’t know about the cracks already forming in the mobs’ truce.
prose
March 4 2015

The Shape of My Name

“The Shape of My Name” by Nino Cipri is a time travel story about what it means to truly claim yourself.
prose
February 25 2015

The Hell of It

Peter Orullian
Some heroes don't carry blades or go to war. Some heroes are fathers desperately trying not to fail their sons.
excerpts
February 24 2015

Persona (Excerpt)

Genevieve Valentine
In a world where diplomacy has become celebrity, a young ambassador survives an assassination attempt and must join with an undercover paparazzo in a race to save her life, spin the story, and secure the future of her young country.
excerpts
February 23 2015

Voyage of the Basilisk (Excerpt)

Marie Brennan
Six years after her perilous exploits in Eriga, Isabella embarks on her most ambitious expedition yet: a two-year trip around the world to study all manner of dragons in every place they might be found.
excerpts
February 20 2015

Icefall (Excerpt)

Gillian Philip
Death stalks Seth MacGregor’s clan in their otherworld exile. Kate NicNiven is close to ultimate victory, and she is determined that nothing will keep her from it. Not even the thing that took her soul: the horror that lurks in the sea caves.
excerpts
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.
excerpts
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.
excerpts
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.