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

excerpts
August 29 2014

Heir of Fire (Excerpt)

Sarah J Maas
prose
August 27 2014

A Cup of Salt Tears

Makino’s mother taught her caution, showed her how to carve her name into cucumbers, and insisted that she never let a kappa touch her. But when she grows up and her husband Tetsuya falls deathly ill, a kappa that claims to know her comes calling with a barbed promise. “A Cup of Salt Tears” is a dark fantasy leaning towards horror that asks how much someone should sacrifice for the one she loves.
prose
August 26 2014

Strongest Conjuration

Makino’s mother taught her caution, showed her how to carve her name into cucumbers, and insisted that she never let a kappa touch her. But when she grows up and her husband Tetsuya falls deathly ill, a kappa that claims to know her comes calling with a barbed promise. “A Cup of Salt Tears” is a dark fantasy leaning towards horror that asks how much someone should sacrifice for the one she loves.
excerpts
August 21 2014

The Seventh Sigil (Excerpt)

Margaret Weis and Robert Krammes
excerpts
August 20 2014

City of Stairs (Excerpt)

Robert Jackson Bennett
prose
August 20 2014

Seven Commentaries on an Imperfect Land

Tikanu, land of laws and patterns, magic and wild mint, is not found behind hidden doors. It passes across borders and takes root wherever its people settle. This collection of seven commentaries reveals a world waiting patiently at the edges of vision, that welcomes all who are willing to do the work of building it.
excerpts
August 19 2014

Exo (Excerpt)

prose
August 19 2014

Hero of the Five Points

“Hero of the Five Points” is a rollicking short adventure set in 1853 in the world of the League of Seven fantasy series for middle-grade readers by acclaimed author Alan Gratz. Grab your aether pistol and your favorite stovepipe hat and join Dalton Dent as he tracks down the foul creature known as Mose.
excerpts
August 18 2014

Salt & Storm (Excerpt)

Kendall Kulper
excerpts
August 15 2014

Riveted (Excerpt)

Jim Davies
excerpts
August 15 2014

Sherlock Holmes: The Spirit Box (Excerpt)

George Mann
excerpts
August 14 2014

Five Portraits (Excerpt)

Piers Anthony
prose
August 13 2014

La Signora

“La Signora,” by Bruce McAllister, is a dark fantasy about a teenage American living in an ancient Italian fishing village with his parents. He’s invited by his friends to go night-fishing on one special night, and although he knows his parents would disapprove, he goes anyway.
prose
August 12 2014

Sleeper

History is a thing we make—in more senses than one. And from more directions.
comics
August 6 2014

Remainder: A Wrenchies Story

Farel Dalrymple
Leking Snipes has been turned into a bug. A bug with a gun.
prose
August 6 2014

In the Sight of Akresa

Claire’s lover has no tongue. A slave liberated from a heathen temple, Aya cannot tell the story of her stolen voice, or of her and Claire’s unfolding love. She cannot speak her pain, her joy, or her sorrow. And if she sees that which eludes the blind goddess of justice, she cannot bear witness. “In the Sight of Akresa” is a tragic fantasy romance from debut author Ray Wood.
excerpts
August 1 2014

The Midnight Queen (Excerpt)

Sylvia Izzo Hunter
excerpts
August 1 2014

Joss Whedon: The Biography (Excerpt)

Amy Pascale
excerpts
July 31 2014

Trial by Fire (Excerpt)

Josephine Angelini
prose
July 30 2014

A Cost-Benefit Analysis of the Proposed Trade-Offs for the Overhaul of the Barricade

Generation after generation, engineers have maintained the barricade, a shield that protects civilization against Turbulence, this strange force that destroys both minds and machines. As Turbulence grows ever more intense and the barricade begins to fail, can Ritter live up to the demands of his father, an engineer the equal of any hero in the Five Great Classical Novels, as they struggle to prevent this civilization from falling like every civilization has before it?
prose
July 29 2014

The Colonel

Colonel Moore is in trouble. His wife has retreated into a virtual heaven and his son remains missing after joining an extrasolar mission to track down an alien race. He is presently tasked by his superiors with the threat assessment of hived human intelligences, one of which successfully attacks a compound under his watch. Now, one of the strongest hive minds in the world approaches Keaton with an offer that could completely change his world.
excerpts
July 25 2014

The Island of Excess Love (Excerpt)

Francesca Lia Block