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Tor.com is a site for science fiction, fantasy, and all the things that interest SF and fantasy readers. It publishes original fiction, art, and commentary on science fiction and related subjects by a wide range of writers from all corners of the field; both professionals working in the genres and fans. Its aim is to provoke, encourage, and enable interesting and rewarding conversations with and between its readers.

Tor.com is publisher neutral, and as such, boasts contributors and content from many different SF/F publishers and fandoms. Tor.com debuted online on July 20, 2008.

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Tor.com Staff

staff_ireneIrene Gallo

Publisher of Tor.com and Tor.com Publishing, Creative Director for Tor Books. Two hats, two cats.

staff_bmcgBridget McGovern

Bridget McGovern is the managing editor of Tor.com, and a full-time lit, film, and pop culture geek. When not commissioning posts or wrangling bloggers, she has something to say about everything from Alice’s Adventures, Batman, and Crow T. Robot to X-Ray Spex, Yggdrasil, and Zardoz, and is generally fun to have around at cocktail parties.

staff_chrislChris Lough

Chris Lough is the content director for Tor.com and his job is literally to work in an iconic New York City skyscraper and ask people to write silly things about Star Trek. I know, right?!?

Sarah TolfSarah Tolf

Sarah Tolf is the associate production manager for Tor.com. Finally, her lifetime devotion to nerdy pursuits and campaigns against misplaced modifiers have proven lucrative!

MollyTeeMolly Templeton
Molly Templeton is the publicity coordinator for Tor.com. She is incapable of going an entire week without comparing something to a Buffy episode. Someday, she will lead humanity to triumph in the Battlestar Galactica board game.

Emmet Asher-Perrin

Emmet Asher-Perrin is the senior staff writer for Tor.com and comes from an alternate universe. She is the sort of person who enjoys cosplaying, obscure quotes, and arguing the finer points of Jedi/Time Lord/Federation history over tequila/coffee/incredibly spicy food. Apparently, she could sing before she could talk.

Leah SchnelbachLeah Schnelbach

Leah Schnelbach is a staff writer for Tor.com. She earned her MFA in Fiction from Sarah Lawrence College in 2012, and her work has been published in Lumina and Anamesa. When she’s not writing for Tor.com she edits fiction for No Tokens Journal and works on a Novel of Unusual Size. Turn-ons include scruffy-looking nerf-herders, good espresso, and the Oxford comma. Turn-offs include Objectivism, unnecessary prequels, and the death of the author.

Stefan RaetsStefan Raets

Stefan Raets is a Tor.com moderator and a frequent book reviewer for the site. He’s usually reading and writing about SF/F whenever he’s not distracted by less important things like eating and sleeping. You can also find him on Twitter and his website Far Beyond Reality. Whatever you do, don’t ask him for book recommendations, because you’ll never get him to shut up again.

Jamie Stafford-HillJamie Stafford-Hill

Jamie Stafford-Hill designs book covers for Tor Books and Tor.com Publishing and engages in miscellaneous design activities for Tor.com.

Fritz FoyFritz Foy

Fritz Foy is the President and Publisher of Tom Doherty Associates. His involvement with Tor.com began in January 1967 when he bought the first Star Trek novel, the Ace edition of The Fellowship of the Ring, and a used copy of Detective Comics #326 in Marley’s in East Hampton NY. He still has all three. He is the Publisher of Tor.com.

Tom Doherty

Tom Doherty is the founder and Chairman of Tor Books, which publishes the largest SF and fantasy list in the English-speaking world. He was there when the foundations of the earth were laid.


Tor.com Publishing and Fiction Editorial Staff

Tor.com Publishing evolved from Tor.com’s award-winning website, a site for science fiction, fantasy, and all the things that interest SF and fantasy readers. Short stories published at Tor.com have won every major award in the genre. In 2015 Tor.com started publishing novellas and novels in ebook and trade paperback formats, by such authors as Nnedi Okorafor, Paul Cornell, Seanan McGuire and Victor La Valle. Our books have already won the Hugo, Nebula, Crawford and Alex Awards and have been nominated for many others.

Patrick Nielsen HaydenPatrick Nielsen Hayden

Patrick Nielsen Hayden is Editor-in-Chief at Tor Books. With his wife, Teresa Nielsen Hayden, he helped run the 1978 Worldcon, published the science fiction fanzine Izzard, and won TAFF in 1985; today, the Nielsen Haydens operate the weblog Making Light. He is the winner of three Hugo Awards and a World Fantasy Award for his editorial work. In the rest of his life, he teaches, edits the occasional anthology, and plays lead guitar for the New York City band Whisperado.

Lee HarrisLee Harris

A senior editor at Tor.com Publishing and the only British editor ever to have been nominated in the history of the Hugo Awards, Lee Harris has been nominated in both Long Form and Short Form Editor categories. He has edited books that have won the Arthur C Clarke, Alex, Kitchies, Philip K Dick & Locus Awards (among others), and also the Hugo and Nebula Awards every year for the last three years. He lives in the north of England.

Ellen DatlowEllen Datlow

Ellen Datlow is a consulting editor at Tor.com Publishing and Tor.com and has had an impressive career in the field, having edited fiction at Omni from 1981-1998. She’s also edited The Years Best Fantasy and Horror from 1988-2008 and is responsible for Night Shade’s The Best Horror of the Year anthologies. Ellen was won numerous awards for her editorial achievements including the Hugo, three Bram Stoker Awards, and nine World Fantasy Awards. She’s been the co-host of the Fantastic Fiction series at the KGB bar since the year 2000.

Ann VanderMeerAnn VanderMeer

Ann VanderMeer is a consulting editor at Tor.com Publishing and Tor.com and a Hugo-award winning editor and publisher. From 2007-2011 she was the fiction editor of Weird Tales. She has edited the Best American Fantasy series as well as numerous other anthologies including The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities, Steampunk, and Fast Ships, Black Sails. She is the founder of Buzzcity Press. Upon leaving Weird Tales, Ann founded The Weird Fiction Review with her husband Jeff VanderMeer.

Carl Engle-Laird

Carl Engle-Laird is an editor for Tor.com Publishing, where he has been acquiring and editing science fiction, fantasy, and horror novels, novellas, and short fiction since 2013. He edits novels, including Infomocracy by Malka Older and Winter Tide by Ruthanna Emrys, and novellas, including A Taste of Honey by Kai Ashante Wilson (Hugo finalist, Nebula finalist, 2016), Runtime (Nebula finalist, 2016) by SB Divya, and The Black Tides of Heaven (Hugo finalist, Nebula finalist, 2017) and The Red Threads of Fortune by JY Yang. You can read short fiction he acquired at http://www.tor.com/members/carlengle-laird/edited/. Carl lives and works in New York City, and can be found online at twitter.com/englelaird.

Ruoxi Chen
Ruoxi Chen

Ruoxi Chen is an assistant editor at Tor.com Publishing, where she acquires and edits science fiction and fantasy. She spends a lot of time thinking about Strangers on a Train and pie. Find her on Twitter.

Mordicai KnodeMordicai Knode
Mordicai Knode is the Marketing & Publicity Manager for Tor.com.  He keeps a Tumblr stuffed full of spooky images & a Twitter packed with non sequiturs.  Interests include: spiders, spells & laser swords. He’s on Tumblr and Twitter.

Christine Foltzer

Christine Foltzer is the Associate Art Director for Tor.com Publishing. She is very pink.

Caroline Perny

Caroline Perny is the publicity manager for Tor.com Publishing, where she talks about books to anyone who will listen. She grew up pretending her bike was a unicorn and that curtain rods were enchanted swords. Very little has changed. A reader, and a gamer, she loves sloths, bread, and occult enchantments. Follow her on Twitter @CarolinePerny.

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