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

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
comics
July 24 2014

To Eternity

Wesley Allsbrook and Barrie Potter
If all things were normal, Stuart would be considered quite a catch.
prose
July 23 2014

Brisk Money

Raymond Chandler famously hated science fiction, saying “They pay brisk money for this crap?” However, it has recently come to light that Chandler secretly wrote a series of stories and novels starring a robot detective. He then burnt all the manuscripts and went on writing his noir masterpieces. Unknown to Chandler, his housekeeper had managed to save some of these discarded manuscripts from the grate in his study, preserving the tales for future generations.
excerpts
July 22 2014

The League of Seven (Excerpt)

Alan Gratz
excerpts
July 21 2014

The Sovereign Hand (Excerpt)

Paul Gilbert
prose
July 20 2014

A Short History of the Twentieth Century, or, When You Wish Upon A Star

In honor of Tor.com’s sixth birthday, please enjoy this original rocket story. “A Short History of the Twentieth Century, or, When You Wish Upon a Star”, by Kathleen Ann Goonan, is about the daughter of a rocket scientist in the post 1950s who wants to go to the moon, despite being discouraged because “girls don’t do that.” A novelette that’s science fiction by association.
excerpts
July 18 2014

Soda Pop Soldier (Excerpt)

Nick Cole
excerpts
July 16 2014

The Ultra Thin Man (Excerpt)

Patrick Swenson
prose
July 16 2014

The Angelus Guns

During a celestial civil war, an angel-like soldier searches for her missing brother in the Crystal City.
excerpts
July 14 2014

We Are All Completely Fine (Excerpt)

Daryl Gregory
excerpts
July 11 2014

Hellhole Inferno

Brian Herbert and Kevin J Anderson
excerpts
July 10 2014

Dirty Wings (Excerpt)

Sarah McCarry
prose
July 9 2014

Sleep Walking Now and Then

“Sleep Walking Now and Then,” by Richard Bowes, is a weird, futuristic novelette about an interactive theater production in The Big Arena (aka New York City) and the mystery surrounding its inspiration.
excerpts
July 8 2014

Slaves of Socorro (Excerpt)

John Flanagan
excerpts
July 7 2014

The Arrows of Time (Excerpt)

Greg Egan
excerpts
July 3 2014

Assail (Excerpt)

Ian Cameron Esslemont
excerpts
July 2 2014

The House of the Four Winds (Excerpt)

Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory
prose
July 2 2014

The Devil in the Details

A new adventure of Peter Crossman, special agent of the Knights Templar—a man prepared to administer last rites with one hand while wielding a flamethrower with the other. Now an ancient manuscript of peculiar power has surfaced, and Crossman’s assignment is simple: Get it for the Temple at all costs. This will lead to conflict with entities secular and otherwise—and to a new encounter with Sister Mary Magdalene of the Special Action Executive of the Poor Clares.
excerpts
July 1 2014

Unwept (Excerpt)

Tracy Hickman and Laura Hickman
reprints
June 30 2014

Playing Nice with God’s Bowling Ball

N.K. Jemisin
Tor.com is honored to reprint Playing Nice with God’s Bowling Ball by N.K. Jemisin.
excerpts
June 27 2014

Tales of the Hidden World (Excerpt)

Simon Green
prose
June 26 2014

Little Knife

In this third Ravkan folk tale from Leigh Bardugo, a beautiful girl finds that what her father wants for her and what she wants for herself are two different things. It is a companion story to the third book of the Grisha Trilogy, Ruin and Rising, and the stories “The Witch of Duva” and “The Too-Clever Fox.”
excerpts
June 25 2014

The Wurms of Blearmouth (Excerpt)

Steven Erikson
prose
June 25 2014

The Color of Paradox

A.M. Dellamonica
“The Color of Paradox,” by A.M. Dellamonica, is a science fiction story about one of a series of time travelers sent back to the past in order to buy more time for the human race, which in the future is on the verge of extinction.