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

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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.
prose
January 14 2015

And the Burned Moths Remain

The shape of treason is a trunk of thorns, and Jingfei climbs knowing forgiveness waits at the zenith. But for the traitorous Record of Tiansong, who let their planet burn under the guns of the Hegemony, a second treason may be the only escape from their eternal prison.
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January 13 2015

The Eterna Files (Excerpt)

Queen Victoria appoints Harold Spire of the Metropolitan Police to Special Branch Division Omega, a group that secretly investigates paranormal and supernatural events and persons. Spire's first mission: find the Eterna Compound, which grants immortality.
reprints
January 13 2015

The Last Abbot of Ashk’lan

Brian Staveley
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January 12 2015

Karen Memory (Excerpt)

Elizabeth Bear offers something new in Karen Memory, an absolutely entrancing steampunk novel set in Seattle in the late 19th century —- an era when airships plied the trade routes bringing would-be miners heading up to the gold fields of Alaska, and steam-powered mechanicals stalked the waterfront.
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January 9 2015

Uprooted (Excerpt)

Naomi Novik
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January 9 2015

Red Equinox (Excerpt)

Douglas Wynne
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January 7 2015

Inside a Silver Box (Excerpt)

Walter Mosley
Walter Mosley’s Inside a Silver Box continues to explore the cosmic questions entertainingly discussed in his Crosstown to Oblivion. From life’s meaning to the nature of good and evil, Mosley takes readers on a speculative journey beyond reality.
prose
January 7 2015

A Beautiful Accident

Peter Orullian
In a culture where ritualized torture is used to teach its people strength through long-suffering, a foreign sufferer unintentionally teaches them something stronger . . . something gentler.
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January 6 2015

Three (Excerpt)

Kristen Simmons
Ember Miller and Chase Jennings are ready to stop running. After weeks spent in hiding as two of the Bureau of Reformation’s most wanted criminals, they have finally arrived at the safe house, where they hope to live a safe and quiet existence. But all that’s left is smoking ruins...
prose
January 6 2015

Kia and Gio

Kia’s a week shy of her seventeenth birthday, which is about how old her cousin Gio was six years ago when he just up and went away. Kia’s a little bit in love with Giovanni (and who wasn’t, really?) but she hasn’t thought about him this much since the day he disappeared. It’s not until a run-of-the-mill work shift at Baba Eddie’s botánica goes awry that she begins to understand why he’s on her mind…
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December 19 2014

The Book of Storms (Excerpt)

Ruth Hatfield
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December 18 2014

Unbreakable (Excerpt)

W.C. Bauers
The colonists of the planet Montana are accustomed to being ignored. Situated in the buffer zone between two rival human empires, their world is a backwater: remote, provincial, independently minded. Montana merits little consideration, until it becomes the flashpoint in an impending interstellar war.
prose
December 18 2014

A Long Spoon

You may have heard of Johannes Cabal; he is a necromancer and a little infamous. He is also very sensitive to attempts on his life. When a murder of crows tries to... well, murder him, and the contents of his bath are transmuted into hot nitric acid, he suspects someone may mean him harm. The trail leads to one of the less travelled parts of Hell itself, and there Cabal will need a guide.
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December 17 2014

Half-Resurrection Blues (Excerpt)

Carlos Delacruz is an inbetweener, partially resurrected from a death he barely recalls suffering, after a life that’s missing from his memory. As an agent of the New York Council of the Dead, Carlos thinks he is one of a kind, until he encounters other entities walking the fine line between life and death.
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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.
prose
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…
prose
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.
prose
December 3 2014

Skin in the Game

Some monsters learn how to pass.