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Down Among the Sticks and Bones Audio Excerpt

|| Listen to an audio excerpt from DOWN AMONG THE STICKS AND BONES. Twin sisters Jack and Jill were 12 when they walked down the impossible staircase and discovered a life filled with magic in a land filled with mad scientists and death and choices. Read by author Seanan McGuire.

Download a Free eBook of Lovecraftian Saga Winter Tide by Ruthanna Emrys

From now to the end of October 20th, Tor.com Publishing is offering a free ebook download of Ruthanna Emrys’ Winter Tide when you sign up for their monthly newsletter.

Winter Tide is the first book in Emrys’ Lovecraftian saga about the last survivors of Innsmouth, which continues with Deep Roots in summer 2018.

This offer is available worldwide from 12 PM EST on October 17th to 12 PM EST on October 20th.

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Listen to Steal the Stars Episode 12: “All That Sky”

Steal the Stars is the story of Dakota Prentiss and Matt Salem, two government employees guarding the biggest secret in the world: a crashed UFO. Despite being forbidden to fraternize, Dak and Matt fall in love and decide to escape to a better life on the wings of an incredibly dangerous plan: they’re going to steal the alien body they’ve been guarding and sell the secret of its existence.

And we’re down to the final three episodes!

If you haven’t yet listened to Tor Labs’ sci-fi noir audio drama written by Mac Rogers and produced by Gideon Media, you can read our non-spoiler review and catch up on the first eleven episodes: “Warm Bodies,” “Three Dogs,” “Turndown Service,” “Power Through,” “Lifers,” “900 Microns,” “Altered Voices,” “The Walls of the Maze,” “The Real Stuff,” “Protocol,” and “Checkpoints.” Then click through for this week’s installment, in which Dak and Matt’s escape turns desperate.

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Tor.com Publishing Wants to Tell You About the Last Survivors of Innsmouth

For 72 hours only, from now to the end of October 20th, Tor.com Publishing is offering a free ebook download of Ruthanna Emrys’ Winter Tide when you sign up for their monthly newsletter.

Winter Tide is the first book in Emrys’ Lovecraftian saga about the last survivors of Innsmouth, which continues with Deep Roots in summer 2018.

This offer is available worldwide from 12 PM EST on October 17th to 12 PM EST on October 20th.

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Listen to Steal the Stars Episode 11: “Checkpoints”

Steal the Stars is the story of Dakota Prentiss and Matt Salem, two government employees guarding the biggest secret in the world: a crashed UFO. Despite being forbidden to fraternize, Dak and Matt fall in love and decide to escape to a better life on the wings of an incredibly dangerous plan: they’re going to steal the alien body they’ve been guarding and sell the secret of its existence.

And we’re down to the final four episodes!

If you haven’t yet listened to Tor Labs’ sci-fi noir audio drama written by Mac Rogers and produced by Gideon Media, you can read our non-spoiler review and catch up on the first ten episodes: “Warm Bodies,” “Three Dogs,” “Turndown Service,” “Power Through,” “Lifers,” “900 Microns,” “Altered Voices,” “The Walls of the Maze,” “The Real Stuff,” and “Protocol.” Then click through for this week’s installment, which involves the most. stressful. checkpoints. ever.

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Lovecraft in Downing Street: Revealing Charles Stross’ The Labyrinth Index

The Lovecraftian Singularity has descended on the world, beginning an exciting new story arc in the Laundry Files series! The ninth case in Charles Stross’ Hugo-winning series, The Labyrinth Index promises to be a weirdly alluring blend of superspy thriller, deadpan comic fantasy, and Lovecraftian horror. Learn more about the novel and check out the full cover below!

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All the New Genre-Bending Books Coming Out in October

If you would like an anthology, a creepy tale, or a lush illustrated novel, you’re in the right place. Creep yourself out with Tade Thompson’s The Murders of Molly Southbourne or the latest Night Vale novel; pick up this year’s Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy collection or Charlie Jane Anders’s short story collection (in cool mini-book format!); or fall into Gregory Manchess’s Above the Timberline, with its sweeping illustrations of snowy landscapes and polar bears.

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Explore the Modern Mythos in Reimagining Lovecraft, a New Tor.com Publishing Anthology!

Looking for new, cyclopean twists on classic horror to read by the light of a Cthulhu-shaped jack-o-lantern? Well you’re in luck! We’ve got four new Lovecraftian tales told by four amazing talents.

Government agents, monstrous P.I.s, walkers of dreams, and magical hustlers meet in the pages in Reimagining Lovecraft, a new ebook anthology from Tor.com Publishing containing our favorite Mythos-inspired novellas:

  • The Ballad of Black Tom — Victor LaValle
  • The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe — Kij Johnson.
  • Hammers on Bone — Cassandra Khaw
  • Agents of Dreamland — Caitlín R. Kiernan.

Pre-order your ebook anthology at the links below, or from your preferred retailer:

Amazon  |  Barnes & Noble | iBooks

All the New Science Fiction Books Coming Out in October

Space looks pretty great these days, doesn’t it? Let’s go there—in books! Head off to the Star Wars universe with From a Certain Point of View, a collection that retells A New Hope in short stories from dozens of authors—or with The Force Doth Awaken, Ian Doescher’s latest Shakespearean version of a Star Wars tale. John Scalzi’s Old Man’s War gets a nifty mini-book edition; it’s the pirate life for the characters in R.E. Stearns’ Barbary Station; and, if you can’t pick just one, the anthology Infinite Stars will give you plenty of space-faring options!

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Revealing The Atrocities and The Barrow Will Send What it May

We’re excited to share two spooky new covers from Tor.com Publishing’s Spring 2018 line up! First, Margaret Killjoy brings us another Danielle Cain story, following the events of The Lamb Will Slaughter the Lion. Book two in the series, The Barrow Will Send What it May pits traveling anarchist Danielle Cain against eternal spirits, hypocritical ideologues, and brutal, unfeeling officers of the law. And from author Jeremy Shipp comes The Atrocities, a haunting gothic fantasy of a young ghost’s education.

Check out both covers below, and read an excerpt from The Atrocities here.

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Listen to Steal the Stars Episode 10: “Protocol”

Steal the Stars is the story of Dakota Prentiss and Matt Salem, two government employees guarding the biggest secret in the world: a crashed UFO. Despite being forbidden to fraternize, Dak and Matt fall in love and decide to escape to a better life on the wings of an incredibly dangerous plan: they’re going to steal the alien body they’ve been guarding and sell the secret of its existence.

If you haven’t yet listened to Tor Labs’ sci-fi noir audio drama written by Mac Rogers and produced by Gideon Media, you can read our non-spoiler review and catch up on the first nine episodes: “Warm Bodies,” “Three Dogs,” “Turndown Service,” “Power Through,” “Lifers,” “900 Microns,” “Altered Voices,” “The Walls of the Maze,” and “The Real Stuff.” Then click through for this week’s installment, in which Dak learns that you can’t pull off a heist without breaking a few hearts.

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All the New Fantasy Books Coming Out in October

Bring on the chilly weather: we are ready to stay home and read. And October has plenty to offer! Peter V. Brett brings out the fifth Demon Cycle book, The Core; Maggie Stiefvater returns with a standalone set in the desert; L.E. Modesitt Jr. presents the 19th Saga of Recluse novel; Gregory Maguire retells The Nutcracker; special and collector’s editions abound … and there’s this author you may have heard of, Philip Pullman? We’re counting the days until The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage is here. Which pages will you be turning first?

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A Queer Love Story Across Time: Revealing Ian McDonald’s Time Was

“In the heart of World War II, Tom and Ben became lovers.”

Coming from Tor.com Publishing in April 2018, Ian McDonald weaves a love story across time in his new science fiction novella Time Was. Tom and Ben are torn apart by a time travel experiment gone awry. Can they find each other across the decades? Can they seize control of their desperate timelines? We’re excited to share the cover and the story below!

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Download Fall of Fear, a Sampler of Forthcoming Horror from Tor.com Publishing!

Comfort yourself with horror this fall—stories about witches, houses that really hate you, vampires who just won’t go away, or murderous clones of yourself that spawn whenever you bleed…

Sound good? GREAT. Tor.com Publishing is offering a free sampler of the four upcoming novellas featuring these tales! Fall of Fear holds portions from:

  • A Long Day in Lychford by Paul Cornell
  • The Twilight Pariah by Jeffrey Ford
  • Switchback by Melissa F. Olson
  • The Murders of Molly Southbourne by Tade Thompson

You can download the free sampler at the links below, or from your preferred ebook retailer:

Amazon  |  Barnes & Noble | iBooks