Tor.com Publishing launched in September 2015 with Kai Ashante Wilson’s acclaimed novella The Sorcerer of the Wildeeps, and we’re thrilled to see the enthusiastic response our new line has gotten in just a few months. We set out to give writers a space to tell quality SFF stories in exactly the number of words they choose, and from Nnedi Okorafor’s Binti to Daniel Polansky’s The Builders, we’ve seen readers and reviewers embrace that idea wholeheartedly.
We’re grateful to everyone who has spread the word about our novellas this past year, and we can’t wait for you to see what’s coming up next. Check out some of the “best of” lists we made for 2015, and which titles B&N Sci-Fi/Fantasy Blog is most excited to see from us in 2016, too!
Best of Lists 2015
The Sorcerer of the Wildeeps by Kai Ashante Wilson
- Publishers Weekly Best Books of 2015
- Buzzfeed’s Best Fantasy of 2015
- io9’s The Very Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Books of 2015
- B&N’s The Best Science-Fiction & Fantasy of 2015
Binti by Nnedi Okorafor
Witches of Lychford by Paul Cornell
The Builders by Daniel Polansky
Upcoming Fiction in 2016
- Infomocracy by Malka Older (June 7th): “Older’s debut novel, set in a near-future world in which information is power and privacy is a memory, has been called ‘what you’d get if you put The West Wing andSnow Crash into a particle accelerator.’ That’s three of our favorite things.”
- Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire (April 5th): “Everyone dreams of being that special child: discoverer of a magic door, traveler through an enchanted mirror, accidental occupant of a mystical wardrobe—meant for greater things, and far more interesting worlds—but what do you once you’ve left fairyland and can’t find your way back? In McGuire’s bewitching novella, they enroll in a school for wayward chosen ones, and try to piece themselves back together any way they can.”
- Lustlocked by Matt Wallace (January 26th): “Wallace’s Envy of Angels, about the exploits of a Manhattan catering company with a particularly unusual clientele (demons, and the U.S. government), was one of 2015’s most sinfully delicious surprises. In the followup, they’re sitting down to dinner with an even more exacting connoisseur of fine cuisine: the Goblin King.”
- A Taste of Honey by Kai Ashante Wilson (Fall 2016): “Set in the same world as his much-lauded debut Sorcerer of the Wildeeps, Wilson’s next novella promises to be just as weird and wonderful, with language and world-building that recall Gene Wolfe and Samuel R. Delany, but are still utterly his own.”