All of Tor.com Publishing’s Books from 2018

In 2018, Tor.com Publishing published over 30 novels, novellas, anthologies, and collections, including more Murderbot (now featuring A.R.T.!) from Martha Wells’ Hugo Award-winning series, the finale of Malka Older’s Infomocracy trilogy, the final run of the 7 Sin du Jour novellas from Matt Wallace, and so much more!

We are tremendously proud of our authors, illustrators, and editors for creating such wonderful works this year. We hope that you will nominate your favorites 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 stories as much as we have!

 


Novels

The Armored Saint by Myke Cole

Published on February 20th, 2018
Edited by Justin Landon
Cover art by Tommy Arnold; Cover design by Christine Foltzer

In a world where any act of magic could open a portal to hell, the Order insures that no wizard will live to summon devils, and will kill as many innocent people as they must to prevent that greater horror. After witnessing a horrendous slaughter, the village girl Heloise opposes the Order, and risks bringing their wrath down on herself, her family, and her village.

 

Starfire: Memory’s Blade by Spencer Ellsworth

Published on February 27th, 2018
Edited by Beth Meacham
Cover art by Sparth; Cover design by Christine Foltzer

At the heart of the Dark Zone, a duel for the universe rages. In an ancient Jorian temple, Jaqi faces John Starfire, the new ruler of the Empire. He has set all the worlds aflame in his quest to destroy humankind. Jaqi has sworn to stop him. Problem is, Jaqi isn’t much of a fighter. Meanwhile, the sun-eating cosmic spiders, the Shir, have moved out of the Dark Zone and are consuming the galaxy. Araskar knows that he must hold them back, but to do that, he has to give himself over to the Resistance, under the command of John Starfire’s wife. And she wants him dead more than she wants the stars to live. If Jaqi and Araskar can fight their way out, they can use a secret at the heart of the Dark Zone to free the galaxy, and end John Starfire’s new tyranny. They lose, and every star in the sky will go dark.

 

Taste of Wrath by Matt Wallace

Published on April 10th, 2018
Edited by Lee Harris
Cover photograph © Getty Images; Cover design by Peter Lutjen

Bronko and his team of crack chefs and kitchen staff have been serving the New York supernatural community for decades. But all that could be about to change. The entity formerly known as Allensworth has been manipulating Bronko and his team from Day One, and the gang at Sin du Jour have had enough. Old debts are called in, and an alliance is formed with the unlikeliest of comrades. Some will die. Some will descend. And some will rise.

 

Outbreak by Melissa F. Olson

Published on June 5th, 2018
Edited by Lee Harris
Cover images © Getty Images; Cover design by FORT

The Chicago field office of the Bureau of Preternatural Investigation is facing its deadliest challenge, yet—internal investigation! Alex and Lindy are on the hook, and on the run. But when all of the BPI’s captive vampires are broken free from their maximum security prison, and Hector finally steps out of the shadows, Alex must use every trick to stay ahead of both the BPI and the world’s most dangerous shade. Confrontation is inevitable. Success is not.

 

Witchmark by C. L. Polk

Published on June 19th, 2018
Edited by Justin Landon
Cover art by Will Staehle

In an original world reminiscent of Edwardian England in the shadow of a World War, cabals of noble families use their unique magical gifts to control the fates of nations, while one young man seeks only to live a life of his own. Magic marked Miles Singer for suffering the day he was born, doomed either to be enslaved to his family’s interest or to be committed to a witches’ asylum. He went to war to escape his destiny and came home a different man, but he couldn’t leave his past behind. The war between Aeland and Laneer leaves men changed, strangers to their friends and family, but even after faking his own death and reinventing himself as a doctor at a cash-strapped veterans’ hospital, Miles can’t hide what he truly is. When a fatally poisoned patient exposes Miles’ healing gift and his witchmark, he must put his anonymity and freedom at risk to investigate his patient’s murder. To find the truth he’ll need to rely on the family he despises, and on the kindness of the most gorgeous man he’s ever seen.

 

Deep Roots by Ruthanna Emrys

Published on July 10th, 2018
Edited by Carl Engle-Laird
Cover art by John Jude Palencar; Cover design by Jamie Stafford-Hill

Aphra Marsh, descendant of the People of the Water, has survived Deep One internment camps and made a grudging peace with the government that destroyed her home and exterminated her people on land. Deep Roots continues Aphra’s journey to rebuild her life and family on land, as she tracks down long-lost relatives. She must repopulate Innsmouth or risk seeing it torn down by greedy developers, but as she searches she discovers that people have been going missing. She will have to unravel the mystery, or risk seeing her way of life slip away.

 

State Tectonics by Malka Older

Published on September 11th, 2018
Edited by Carl Engle-Laird
Cover design by Will Staehle

The future of democracy must evolve or die. The last time Information held an election, a global network outage, two counts of sabotage by major world governments, and a devastating earthquake almost shook micro-democracy apart. Five years later, it’s time to vote again, and the system that has ensured global peace for 25 years is more vulnerable than ever. Unknown enemies are attacking Information’s network infrastructure. Spies, former superpowers, and revolutionaries sharpen their knives in the shadows. And Information’s best agents question whether the data monopoly they’ve served all their lives is worth saving, or whether it’s time to burn the world down and start anew.

 

The Queen of Crows by Myke Cole

Published on September 18th, 2018
Edited by Lee Harris
Cover art by Tommy Arnold; Cover design by Christine Foltzer

In this epic fantasy sequel, Heloise stands tall against overwhelming odds—crippling injuries, religious tyrants—and continues her journey from obscurity to greatness with the help of alchemically-empowered armor and an unbreakable spirit. No longer just a shell-shocked girl, she is now a figure of revolution whose cause grows ever stronger. But the time for hiding underground is over. Heloise must face the tyrannical Order and win freedom for her people.

 

The Labyrinth Index by Charles Stross

Published on October 30th, 2018
Edited by Patrick Nielsen Hayden
Photographs © schankz and Winai Tepsuttinum/Shutterstock/Getty Images; Cover design by Peter Lutjens

Since she was promoted to the head of the Lords Select Committee on Sanguinary Affairs, every workday for Mhari Murphy has been a nightmare. It doesn’t help that her boss, the new Prime Minister of Britain, is a manipulative and deceptive pain in the butt. But what else can she expect when working under the thumb of none other than the elder god N’yar Lat-Hotep a.k.a the Creeping Chaos? Mhari’s most recent assignment takes her and a ragtag team of former Laundry agents across the pond into the depths of North America. The United States president has gone missing. Not that Americans are alarmed. For some mysterious reason, most of the country has forgotten the executive branch even exists. Perhaps it has to do with the Nazgûl currently occupying the government and attempting to summon Cthulhu. It’s now up to Mhari and her team to race against the Nazgûl’s vampire-manned dragnet to find and, for his own protection, kidnap the president. Who knew an egomaniacal, malevolent deity would have a soft spot for international relations?

 

Bedfellow by Jeremy C. Shipp

Published on November 13th, 2018
Edited by Lee Harris
Cover art by Greg Ruth; Hand-lettering by Greg Manchess; Cover design by Christine Foltzer

It broke into their home and set up residence in their minds. When the . . . thing first insinuated itself into the Lund family household, they were bemused. Vaguely human-shaped, its constantly-changing cravings seemed disturbing, at first, but time and pressure have a way of normalizing the extreme. Wasn’t it always part of their lives? As the family make more and greater sacrifices in service to the beast, the thrall that binds them begins to break down. Choices must be made. Prices must be paid. And the Lunds must pit their wits against a creature determined to never let them go. It’s psychological warfare. Sanity is optional.

 


Novellas

Beneath the Sugar Sky by Seanan McGuire

Published on January 9th, 2018
Edited by Lee Harris
Cover design by Jamie Stafford-Hill

Beneath the Sugar Sky, the third book in McGuire’s Wayward Children series, returns to Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children in a standalone contemporary fantasy for fans of all ages. At this magical boarding school, children who have experienced fantasy adventures are reintroduced to the “real” world. When Rini lands with a literal splash in the pond behind Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children, the last thing she expects to find is that her mother, Sumi, died years before Rini was even conceived. But Rini can’t let Reality get in the way of her quest – not when she has an entire world to save! (Much more common than one would suppose.) If she can’t find a way to restore her mother, Rini will have more than a world to save: she will never have been born in the first place. And in a world without magic, she doesn’t have long before Reality notices her existence and washes her away. Good thing the student body is well-acquainted with quests…

 

Binti: The Night Masquerade by Nnedi Okorafor

Published on January 16th, 2018
Edited by Lee Harris
Illustrated by David Palumbo; Cover designed by Christine Foltzer

Binti has returned to her home planet, believing that the violence of the Meduse has been left behind. Unfortunately, although her people are peaceful on the whole, the same cannot be said for the Khoush, who fan the flames of their ancient rivalry with the Meduse. Far from her village when the conflicts start, Binti hurries home, but anger and resentment has already claimed the lives of many close to her. Once again it is up to Binti, and her intriguing new friend Mwinyi, to intervene–though the elders of her people do not entirely trust her motives–and try to prevent a war that could wipe out her people, once and for all.

 

The Warrior Within by Angus McIntyre

Published on March 6th, 2018
Edited by Justin Landon
Cover art by Martin Deschambault; Cover design by Christine Foltzer

Karsman has a dozen different people living in his head, each the master of a different set of skills and hoping to gain mastery of Karsman’s body. He survives on a backwater planet dominated by the Muljaddy, a mostly ambivalent religious autocracy, where devotion and prayer can be traded in for subsistence wages and enough food to survive. Surrounded by artifacts of a long dead civilization, the population survives off its salvage, with Karsman eking out an uneventful life as the unofficial mayor of his small town. But that life is soon interrupted, when a group of commandos arrive, coming from the wastelands as only off-worlders could. They’ve come to kill a woman, or so they say. At first the commandos merely threaten as they search. Unable to find what they’re looking for, they begin to ratchet up their measures, separating the men from the women, instigating violent encounters, and eventually staging a coup against the Muljaddy and his Temple. Faced with the task of protecting his quiet town and a woman he might love from the commandos who could want to kill her, Karsman must balance between maintaining his personality and harnessing the personas whose skills he desperately needs.

 

Gods, Monsters, and the Lucky Peach by Kelly Robson

Published on March 13th, 2018
Edited by Ellen Datlow
Cover art by Jon Foster; Cover design by Christine Foltzer

Discover a shifting history of adventure as humanity clashes over whether to repair their ruined planet or luxuriate in a less tainted past. In 2267, Earth has just begun to recover from worldwide ecological disasters. Minh is part of the generation that first moved back up to the surface of the Earth from the underground hells, to reclaim humanity’s ancestral habitat. She’s spent her entire life restoring river ecosystems, but lately the kind of long-term restoration projects Minh works on have been stalled due to the invention of time travel. When she gets the opportunity take a team to 2000 BC to survey the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, she jumps at the chance to uncover the secrets of the shadowy think tank that controls time travel technology.

 

Stone Mad by Elizabeth Bear

Published on March 20th, 2018
Cover art by Micah Epstein; Cover design by Peter Lutjen

Readers met the irrepressible Karen Memery in Elizabeth Bear’s 2015 novel Karen Memory, and fell in love with her steampunk Victorian Pacific Northwest city, and her down-to-earth story-telling voice. Now Karen is back with Stone Mad, a new story about spiritualists, magicians, con-men, and an angry lost tommy-knocker—a magical creature who generally lives in the deep gold mines of Alaska, but has been kidnapped and brought to Rapid City. Karen and Priya are out for a night on the town, celebrating the purchase of their own little ranch and Karen’s retirement from the Hotel Ma Cherie, when they meet the Arcadia Sisters, spiritualists who unexpectedly stir up the tommy-knocker in the basement. The ensuing show could bring down the house, if Karen didn’t rush in to rescue everyone she can.

 

Void Black Shadow by Corey J. White

Published on March 27th, 2018
Edited by Carl Engle-Laird
Cover art by Tommy Arnold; Cover design by Christine Foltzer

Mars Xi is a living weapon, a genetically-manipulated psychic supersoldier with a body count in the thousands, and all she wanted was to be left alone. People who get involved with her get hurt, whether by MEPHISTO, by her psychic backlash, or by her acid tongue. It’s not smart to get involved with Mars, but that doesn’t stop some people from trying. The last time MEPHISTO came for Mars they took one of her friends with them. That was a mistake. A force hasn’t been invented that can stop a voidwitch on a rampage, and Mars won’t rest until she’s settled her debts.

 

The Barrow Will Send What it May by Margaret Killjoy

Published on April 3rd, 2018
Edited by Diana Pho
Cover art by Mark Smith: Cover design by Jamie Stafford-Hill

Margaret Killjoy’s Danielle Cain series is a dropkick-in-the-mouth anarcho-punk fantasy that pits traveling anarchist Danielle Cain against eternal spirits, hypocritical ideologues, and brutal, unfeeling officers of the law. The story continues with The Barrow Will Send What it May. Now a nascent demon-hunting crew on the lam, Danielle and her friends arrive in a small town that contains a secret occult library run by anarchists and residents who claim to have come back from the dead. When Danielle and her crew investigate, they are put directly in the crosshairs of a necromancer’s wrath — whose actions threaten to trigger the apocalypse itself.

 

The Atrocities by Jeremy C. Shipp

Published on April 17th, 2018
Edited by Lee Harris
Cover art by Samuel Araya; Cover design by Christine Foltzer

When Isabella died, her parents were determined to ensure her education wouldn’t suffer. But Isabella’s parents had not informed her new governess of Isabella’s… condition, and when Ms Valdez arrives at the estate, having forced herself through a surreal nightmare maze of twisted human-like statues, she discovers that there is no girl to tutor. Or is there…?

 

Time Was by Ian McDonald

Published on April 24th, 2018
Edited by Jonathan Strahan
Cover photograph of two soldiers © Stephen Mulcahey/Arcangel; Cover photograph of night sky © Getty Images; Cover design by Christine Foltzer

In the heart of World War II, Tom and Ben became lovers. Brought together by a secret project designed to hide British targets from German radar, the two founded a love that could not be revealed. When the project went wrong, Tom and Ben vanished into nothingness, presumed dead. Their bodies were never found. Now the two are lost in time, hunting each other across decades, leaving clues in books of poetry and trying to make their desperate timelines overlap.

 

Black Helicopters by Caitlín R. Kiernan

Published on May 1st, 2018
Edited by Jonathan Strahan
Cover photograph of Sedgwick, Maine © Don Seymour/Getty Images; Cover design by Christine Foltzer

Just as the Signalman stood and faced the void in Agents of Dreamland, so it falls to Ptolema, a chess piece in her agency’s world-spanning game, to unravel what has become tangled and unknowable. Something strange is happening on the shores of New England. Something stranger still is happening to the world itself, chaos unleashed, rational explanation slipped loose from the moorings of the known. Two rival agencies stare across the Void at one another. Two sisters, the deadly, sickened products of experiments going back decades, desperately evade their hunters. An invisible war rages at the fringes of our world, with unimaginable consequences and Lovecraftian horrors that ripple centuries into the future.

 

Artificial Condition by Martha Wells

Published on May 8th, 2018
Edited by Lee Harris
Cover art by Jaime Jones; Cover design by Christine Foltzer

It has a dark past—one in which a number of humans were killed. A past that caused it to christen itself “Murderbot”. But it has only vague memories of the massacre that spawned that title, and it wants to know more. Teaming up with a Research Transport vessel named ART (you don’t want to know what the “A” stands for), Murderbot heads to the mining facility where it went rogue. What it discovers will forever change the way it thinks…

 

The Expert System’s Brother by Adrian Tchaikovsky

Published on July 17th, 2018
Edited by Lee Harris
Cover art by Raphael Lacoste; Cover design by Christine Foltzer

After an unfortunate accident, Handry is forced to wander a world he doesn’t understand, searching for meaning. He soon discovers that the life he thought he knew is far stranger than he could even possibly imagine. Can an unlikely saviour provide the answers to the questions he barely comprehends?

 

The Descent of Monsters by JY Yang

Published on July 30th, 2018
Edited by Carl Engle-Laird
Cover art by Yuko Shimizu; Cover design by Christine Foltzer

Something terrible happened at the Rewar Teng Institute of Experimental Methods. When the Tensorate’s investigators arrived, they found a sea of blood and bones as far as the eye could see. One of the institute’s experiments got loose, and its rage left no survivors. The investigators returned to the capital with few clues and two prisoners: the terrorist leader Sanao Akeha and a companion known only as Rider. Investigator Chuwan faces a puzzle. What really happened at the institute? What drew the Machinists there? What are her superiors trying to cover up? And why does she feel as if her strange dreams are forcing her down a narrowing path she cannot escape?

 

Rogue Protocol by Martha Wells

Published on August 7th, 2018
Edited by Lee Harris
Cover art by Jaime Jones; Cover design by Christine Foltzer

Who knew being a heartless killing machine would present so many moral dilemmas? Sci-fi’s favorite antisocial A.I. is back on a mission. The case against the too-big-to-fail GrayCris Corporation is floundering, and more importantly, authorities are beginning to ask more questions about where Dr. Mensah’s SecUnit is. And Murderbot would rather those questions went away. For good.

 

The Million by Karl Schroeder

Published on August 14th, 2018
Edited by Jonathan Strahan
Cover art by Jan Weßbecher; Cover design by Christine Foltzer

Every thirty years, ten billion visitors overrun Earth during one month of madness: partying, polluting, and brawling. In between, the world is ruled by the Million; the inheritors and custodians of all of humanity’s wealth and history, they lead unimaginable lives of privilege and wealth, and they see it as their due. Gavin Penn-of-Chaffee is an illegal child—a visitor hidden among the Million. When the family that raised him in secret is torn apart, Gavin must impersonate a dead boy to survive. What he doesn’t know is that his new identity is expected at the School of Auditors—the Million’s feared police force, sworn to find and capture outcasts like him to keep the peace. In order to solve the murder of his adoptive father, Gavin must keep his disguise and his wits intact within the stronghold of those threatened by his very existence.

 

The Black God’s Drums by P. Djèlí Clark

Published on August 21st, 2018
Edited by Diana Pho
Cover art by Chris McGrath; Cover design by Christine Foltzer

In an alternate New Orleans caught in the tangle of the American Civil War, the wall-scaling girl named Creeper yearns to escape the streets for the air–in particular, by earning a spot on-board the airship Midnight Robber. Creeper plans to earn Captain Ann-Marie’s trust with information she discovers about a Haitian scientist and a mysterious weapon he calls The Black God’s Drums. But Creeper also has a secret herself: Oya, the African orisha of the wind and storms, speaks inside her head, and may have her own ulterior motivations. Soon, Creeper, Oya, and the crew of the Midnight Robber are pulled into a perilous mission aimed to stop the Black God’s Drums from being unleashed and wiping out the entirety of New Orleans.

 

War Cry by Brian McClellan

Published on August 28th, 2018
Edited by Justin Landon
Cover art by Richard Anderson; Cover design by Christine Foltzer

Teado is a Changer, a shape-shifting military asset trained to win wars. His platoon has been stationed in the Bavares high plains for years, stranded. As they ration supplies and scan the airwaves for news, any news, their numbers dwindle. He’s not sure how much time they have left. Desperate and starving, armed with aging, faulting equipment, the team jumps at the chance for a risky resupply mission, even if it means not all of them might come. What they discover could change the course of the war.

 

Exit Strategy by Martha Wells

Published on October 2nd, 2018
Edited by Lee Harris
Cover art by Jaime Jones; Cover design by Christine Foltzer

Murderbot wasn’t programmed to care. So, its decision to help the only human who ever showed it respect must be a system glitch, right? Having traveled the width of the galaxy to unearth details of its own murderous transgressions, as well as those of the GrayCris Corporation, Murderbot is heading home to help Dr. Mensah—its former owner (protector? friend?)—submit evidence that could prevent GrayCris from destroying more colonists in its never-ending quest for profit. But who’s going to believe a SecUnit gone rogue? And what will become of it when it’s caught?

 

Finding Baba Yaga by Jane Yolen

Published on October 30th, 2018
Edited by Susan Chang
Cover photographs © Shutterstock; Cover design by Jamie Stafford-Hill

A young woman discovers the power to speak up and take control of her fate—a theme that has never been more timely than it is now… You think you know this story. You do not. A harsh, controlling father. A quiescent mother. A house that feels like anything but a home. Natasha gathers the strength to leave, and comes upon a little house in the wood: A house that walks about on chicken feet and is inhabited by a fairy tale witch. In finding Baba Yaga, Natasha finds her voice, her power, herself

 

Alice Payne Arrives by Kate Heartfield

Published on November 6th, 2018
Edited by Lee Harris
Cover art by Cliff Nielsen; Cover design by Christine Foltzer

A disillusioned major, a highwaywoman, and a war raging across time. It’s 1788 and Alice Payne is the notorious highway robber, the Holy Ghost. Aided by her trusty automaton, Laverna, the Holy Ghost is feared by all who own a heavy purse. It’s 1889 and Major Prudence Zuniga is once again attempting to change history—to save history—but seventy attempts later she’s still no closer to her goal. It’s 2016 and . . . well, the less said about 2016 the better! But in 2020 the Farmers and the Guides are locked in battle; time is their battleground, and the world is their prize. Only something new can change the course of the war. Or someone new. Little did they know, but they’ve all been waiting until Alice Payne arrives.

 

Static Ruin by Corey J. White

Published on November 6th, 2018
Edited by Carl Engle-Laird
Cover art by Tommy Arnold; Cover design by Christine Foltzer

She killed the man who trained her. She killed the fleet that came for her. She killed the planet that caged her. Now she must confront her father. Mars Xi is on the run, a bounty on her head and a kill count on her conscience. All she has left are her mutant cat Ocho and her fellow human weapon Pale, a young boy wracked by seizures who can kill with a thought. She needs him treated, and she needs to escape, and the only thread left to pull is her frayed connection to her father, Marius Teo. That thread will take her to the outskirts of the galaxy, to grapple with witch-cults and privately-owned planets, and into the hands of the man who engineered her birth.

 


Novelettes

 

The Only Harmless Great Thing by Brooke Bolander

Published on January 23rd, 2018
Edited by Marco Palmieri
Cover art and design by Will Staehle

In the early years of the 20th century, a group of female factory workers in Newark, New Jersey slowly died of radiation poisoning. Around the same time, an Indian elephant was deliberately put to death by electricity in Coney Island. These are the facts. Now these two tragedies are intertwined in a dark alternate history of rage, radioactivity, and injustice crying out to be righted. Prepare yourself for a wrenching journey that crosses eras, chronicling of cruelty both grand and petty in search of meaning and justice.

 


Anthologies

Future Dreams by Brian Evenson, Gwyneth Jones, Laurie Penny, Bradley P. Beaulieu, Rob Ziegler and David Tallerman

Published on January 30th, 2018

Experience five stunning science fiction visions of the future. From pay-to-play immortality to simulated reality, from crowdsourced AI to multiverse theory, these novellas have everything you could ask for.

Featuring:

  • The Burning Light by Bradley P. Beaulieu and Rob Ziegler
  • The Warren by Brian Evenson
  • Proof of Concept by Gwyneth Jones
  • Everything Belongs to the Future by Laurie Penny
  • Patchwerk by David Tallerman

 

In Our Own Worlds by Margaret Killjoy, Ellen Klages, Kai Ashante Wilson and JY Yang

Published on May 15th, 2018

In celebration of Pride, Tor.com Publishing presents four critically acclaimed novellas featuring LGBTQ+ characters. In these stories you’ll find reflections of queer identity both as it exists in our world and in imagined worlds from queer authors, augmenting lived experiences with fantastical flourishes, magical monks, alternate realities, time travel, and demonic deer.

Featuring:

  • The Black Tides of Heaven by JY Yang
  • A Taste of Honey by Kai Ashante Wilson
  • The Lamb Will Slaughter the Lion by Margaret Killjoy
  • Passing Strange by Ellen Klages

 

Rocket Fuel by Bridget McGovern and Chris Lough (Eds.)

Published on July 17th, 2018
Edited by Bridget McGovern and Chris Lough
Cover design by Jamie Stafford-Hill

A collection of some of the best feature articles from Tor.com’s 10 year history as an online sci-fi/fantasy literature magazine, featuring essays from Seanan McGuire, Ursula Vernon, Jo Walton, Nisi Shawl, Kate Elliott, Becky Chambers, Kai Ashante Wilson, Sarah Gailey, Grady Hendrix, Judith Tarr, Lish McBride, Emily Asher-Perrin, Ryan Britt, Leah Schnelbach, Natalie Zutter, Molly Templeton, and more!

 

Worlds Seen in Passing by Irene Gallo (Ed.)

Published on September 4th, 2018
Edited by Irene Gallo
Cover design by Jamie Stafford-Hill

Since it began in 2008, Tor.com has explored countless new worlds of fiction, delving into possible and impossible futures, alternate and intriguing pasts, and realms of fantasy previously unexplored. Its hundreds of remarkable stories span from science fiction to fantasy to horror, and everything in between. Now Tor.com is making some of those worlds available for the first time in print. This volume collects some of the best short stories Tor.com has to offer, with Hugo and Nebula Award-winning short stories and novelettes chosen from all ten years of the program.

 

 


Collections

American Hippo by Sarah Gailey

Published on May 22nd, 2018
Edited by Justin Landon
Cover art by Greg Manchess; Cover design by Jamie Stafford-Hill

Years ago, in an America that never was, the United States government introduced herds of hippos to the marshlands of Louisiana to be bred and slaughtered as an alternative meat source. This plan failed to take into account some key facts about hippos: they are savage, they are fast, and their jaws can snap a man in two. By the 1890s, the vast bayou that was once America’s greatest waterway belongs to feral hippos, and Winslow Houndstooth has been contracted to take it back. To do so, he will gather a crew of the damnedest cons, outlaws, and assassins to ever ride a hippo. American Hippo is the story of their fortunes, their failures, and his revenge.

 

Sin du Jour: The Final Course by Matt Wallace

Published on October 23rd, 2018
Edited by Lee Harris
Cover design by Christine Foltzer

From royal goblin weddings and sitting US presidents to high security prison hijinks and unlikely alliances, there’s never a dull day at work for this crack team. The Sin du Jour: The Final Course omnibus collects in a single edition Matt Wallace’s final four Sin du Jour affairs in his urban fantasy series: Idle Ingredients, Greedy Pigs, Gluttony Bay, and Taste of Wrath, which concludes the series.

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