Tor.com Publishing’s Fiction from 2015

2015 was a big year for Tor.com Publishing. On top of our long-established, award-winning short fiction program, Tor.com launched a new initiative to publish novellas and short novels. We’d like to take this opportunity to round up all the great fiction we got to publish this year.

We are tremendously proud of our authors, illustrators, and editors for creating such wonderful novellas, novelettes, short stories, graphic stories, and illustrations this year. We hope that you will nominate your favorite stories for the Hugos, Nebulas, and other upcoming awards which honor outstanding works of science fiction, fantasy, and horror—but most of all, we hope that you have enjoyed reading these works as much as we have!

 


Novellas

The Pauper Prince and the Eucalyptus Jinn STORY_INDEX The Pauper Prince and the Eucalyptus Jinn by Usman T. Malik
Edited by Ellen Datlow
Illustrated by Victo Ngai
watersofversailles_thumb The Waters of Versailles by Kelly Robson
Edited by Ellen Datlow
Illustrated by Kathleen Jennings
Wildeeps_140x105 The Sorcerer of the Wildeeps by Kai Ashante Wilson*
Edited by Carl Engle-Laird
Illustrated by Karla Ortiz
witches-of-lychford_140x105 Witches of Lychford by Paul Cornell
Edited by Lee Harris
SunsetMantle140x105 Sunset Mantle by Alter S. Reiss*
Edited by Carl Engle-Laird
Illustrated by Richard Anderson
Binti_140x105 Binti by Nnedi Okorafor
Edited by Lee Harris
Illustrated by Dave Palumbo
last-witness_140x105 The Last Witness by K. J. Parker
Edited by Jonathan Strahan
Illustrated by Jon Foster
SorrowAndSuch_140x105 Of Sorrow and Such by Angela Slatter
Edited by Lee Harris
Illustrated by Anna & Elena Balbusso
EnvyofAngels_140x105 Envy of Angels by Matt Wallace
Edited by Lee Harris
builders_140x105 The Builders by Daniel Polansky
Edited by Justin Landon
Illustrated by Richard Anderson
domnall-borrowed-child_140x105 Domnall and the Borrowed Child by Sylvia Spruck Wrigley
Edited by Carl Engle-Laird
Illustrated by Kathleen Jennings
shootout-solution_140x105 The Shootout Solution by Michael R. Underwood
Edited by Lee Harris

*At 43,000 and 41,000 words respectively, some would consider The Sorcerer of the Wildeeps and Sunset Mantle to be novels. However, we consider them to have much more in common with the shorter medium than the longer.

 


Novelettes

A Beautiful Accident STORY_INDEX A Beautiful Accident” by Peter Orullian
Edited by Claire Eddy
Illustrated by Tommy Arnold
The Hell of It STORY_INDEX The Hell of It” by Peter Orullian
Edited by Claire Eddy
Illustrated by Tommy Arnold
The Thyme Fiend STORY_INDEX The Thyme Fiend” by Jeffrey Ford
Edited by Ellen Datlow
Illustrated by John Jude Palencar
Ballroom Blitz STORY_INDEX Ballroom Blitz” by Veronica Schanoes
Edited by Ellen Datlow
Illustrated by Anna & Elena Balbusso
thumb_ginga Ginga” by Daniel José Older
Edited by Carl Engle-Laird
Illustrated by Goñi Montes
endofbabel_thumb At the End of Babel” by Michael Livingston
Edited by Claire Eddy
Illustrated by Greg Ruth
islandsoffthecoast_thumb Islands off the Coast of Capitola, 1978” by David Herter
Edited by David G. Hartwell
Illustrated by Wesley Allsbrook
fabulousbeasts_thumb Fabulous Beasts” by Priya Sharma
Edited by Ellen Datlow
Illustrated by Jeffrey Alan Love
adultchildren_thumb Adult Children of Alien Beings” by Dennis Danvers
Edited by Ellen Datlow
Illustrated by Chris Buzelli

 


Short Stories

Kia and Gio STORY_INDEX Kia & Gio” by Daniel José Older
Edited by Liz Gorinsky
Illustrated by Goñi Montes
And the Burned Moths Remain STORY_INDEX And the Burned Moths Remain” by Benjanun Sriduangkaew
Edited by Carl Engle-Laird
Illustrated by Jeffrey Alan Love
Damage STORY_INDEX Damage” by David D. Levine
Edited by Patrick Nielsen Hayden
Illustrated by Victor Mosquera
The Sound of Useless Wings STORY_INDEX The Sound of Useless Wings” by Cecil Castellucci
Edited by Connie Hsu
Illustrated by Dominick Saponaro
The Things that Make Me Weak and Strange Get Engineered Away STORY_INDEX The Human Engineer” by Jessica Brody
Edited by Janine O’Malley
Illustrated by Goñi Montes
The Language of Knives STORY_INDEX The Language of Knives” by Haralambi Markov
Edited by Ann VanderMeer
Illustrated by Sam Weber
Acrobatic Duality STORY_INDEX Acrobatic Duality” by Tamara Vardomskaya
Edited by Ann VanderMeer
Illustrated by Ashley Mackenzie
Schrödinger’s Gun STORY_INDEX Schrödinger’s Gun” by Ray Wood
Edited by Carl Engle-Laird
Illustrated by Richie Pope
The Shape of My Name STORY_INDEX The Shape of my Name” by Nino Cipri
Edited by Ann VanderMeer
Illustrated by Richie Pope
The Museum and the Music Box STORY_INDEX The Museum and the Music Box” by Noah Keller
Edited by Ann VanderMeer
Illustrated by Victo Ngai
Dog STORY_INDEX Dog” by Bruce McAllister
Edited by Ellen Datlow
Illustrated by Scott Bakal
The Ways of Walls and Words STORY_INDEX The Ways of Walls and Words” by Sabrina Vourvoulias
Edited by Carl Engle-Laird
Illustrated by Tran Nguyen
Ambiguity Machines: An Examination STORY_INDEX Ambiguity Machines: An Examination” by Vandan Singh
Edited by Ann VanderMeer
Illustrated by Pascal Campion
The Two Weddings of Bronwyn Hyatt STORY_INDEX The Two Weddings of Bronwyn Hyatt” by Alex Bledsoe
Edited by Diana Pho
Illustrated by Jonathan Bartlett
thumb_elephantsandcorpses Elephants and Corpses” by Kameron Hurley
Edited by Carl Engle-Laird
Illustrated by Jon Foster
thumb_zapped Zapped” by Sherwood Smith
Edited by Patrick Nielsen Hayden
Illustrated by Junyi Wu
trigger_thumb Trigger” by Courtney Alameda
Edited by Liz Szabla
Illustrated by Dominick Saponaro
deepestrift_thumb The Deepest Rift” by Ruthanna Emrys
Edited by Carl Engle-Laird
Illustrated by Victor Mosquera
inthecave_thumb In the Cave of the Delicate Singers” by Lucy Taylor
Edited by Ellen Datlow
Illustrated by Ellen Barkin
foxman_thumb The Totally Secret Origin of Foxman: Excerpts from an EPIC Autobiography” by Kelly McCullough
Edited by Holly West
Illustrated by Junyi Wu
nightofthesalamander_story_thumb The Night of the Salamander” by Michael Swanwick
Edited by Patrick Nielsen Hayden
Illustrated by Gregory Manchess
milagroso_thumb Milagroso” by Isabel Yap
Edited by Carl Engle-Laird
Illustrated by Keith Negley
seriouslyobnoxious_thumb That Seriously Obnoxious Time I Was Stuck at Witch Rimelda’s One Hundredth Birthday Party” by Tina Connolly
Edited by Melissa Frain
Illustrated by Chris Buzelli
dogsofathens_thumb The Dogs of Athens” by Kendare Blake
Edited by Melissa Frain
Illustrated by Goñi Montes
pleaseundo_thumb Please Undo This Hurt” by Seth Dickinson
Edited by Marco Palmieri
Illustrated by Wesley Allsbrook
kingmaker_story_thumb Kingmaker” by Lindsay Smith
Edited by Katherine Jacobs
Illustrated by Goñi Montes
pyramidkrakow_thumb The Pyramid of Krakow” by Michael Swanwick
Edited by Patrick Nielsen Hayden
Illustrated by Gregory Manchess
holdtime_thumb Hold-Time Violations” by John Chu
Edited by Ann VanderMeer
Illustrated by Tommy Arnold
variations_story_thumb Variations on an Apple” by Yoon Ha Lee
Edited by Patrick Nielsen Hayden
Illustrated by Wesley Allsbrook
teartracks_thumb Tear Tracks” by Malka Older
Edited by Carl Engle-Laird
Illustrated by Richie Pope
somegodsofelpaso_storythumb Some Gods of El Paso” by Maria Dahvana Headley
Edited by Ellen Datlow
Illustrated by Ashley Mackenzie
pointsoforigin_thumb Points of Origin” by Marissa Lingen
Edited by Patrick Nielsen Hayden
Illustrated by Keith Negley
freedomofnavidleahy_story_thumb The Freedom of Navid Leahy” by Jenna Helland
Edited by Janine O’Malley
Illustrated by Red Nose Studio
phantommaze_thumb The Phantom in the Maze” by Michael Swanwick
Edited by Patrick Nielsen Hayden
Illustrated by Gregory Manchess
oralargument_thumb Oral Argument” by Kim Stanley Robinson
Edited by Beth Meacham
Illustrated by Wesley Allsbrook
loggoblin_thumb The Log Goblin” by Brian Staveley
Edited by Marco Palmieri
Illustrated by John Jude Palencar

 


Graphic Stories

The Fantôme Ball STORY_INDEX The Fantôme Ball” by Andi Watson
SecretCoders-140x105 Secret Coders” by Gene Luen Yang and Mike Holmes

 


Editors

  • Ellen Datlow
  • Claire Eddy
  • Carl Engle-Laird
  • Melissa Frain
  • Liz Gorinsky
  • Lee Harris
  • David G. Hartwell
  • Connie Hsu
  • Katherine Jacobs
  • Justin Landon
  • Beth Meacham
  • Patrick Nielsen Hayden
  • Janine O’Malley
  • Marco Palmieri
  • Diana Pho
  • Jonathan Strahan
  • Liz Szabla
  • Ann VanderMeer
  • Holly West

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