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Listen to Craig Laurance Gidney’s “Spyder Threads”, a Free Audiobook Horror Story

Prepare your ears for a world of ghosts, zombies, serial killers, and many more dark characters! Nightfire is thrilled to present season 2 of Come Join Us by the Fire, featuring 27 horror short stories that are sure to make you scream—available for free exclusively on Google Play Books. There’s something for every listener, so come join us by the fire and hear tales not to tell against the dark… but to embrace it.

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There’s Only One Bed: Swearing Fealty to Alexandra Rowland’s A Taste of Gold and Iron

Tordotcom Publishing is thrilled to announce that Ruoxi Chen has acquired Alexandra Rowland’s A Taste of Gold and Iron, a historical fantasy novel pitched as The Goblin Emperor meets Magnificent Century. The two-book deal, for World English rights, was brokered by Britt Siess, formerly at Martin Literary, now at Britt Siess Creative Management.

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After the Flood, Monsters: Announcing Zin E. Rocklyn’s Flowers for the Sea

Tordotcom Publishing is thrilled to announce that Ruoxi Chen has acquired Flowers for the Sea, Zin E. Rocklyn’s debut novella, pitched as Kai Ashante Wilson’s The Sorcerer of the Wildeeps meets Rivers Solomon’s The Deep. The two-book deal, for World English rights, was brokered by Roseanne Wells at The Jennifer de Chiara Agency.

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Listen to T. Kingfisher’s “Origin Story”, a Free Audiobook Horror Story

Prepare your ears for a world of ghosts, zombies, serial killers, and many more dark characters! Nightfire is thrilled to present season 2 of Come Join Us by the Fire, featuring 27 horror short stories that are sure to make you scream—available for free exclusively on Google Play Books. There’s something for every listener, so come join us by the fire and hear tales not to tell against the dark… but to embrace it.

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A Reminder to Please, Please Vote!

Today, we’re exactly one week out from Election Day here in the U.S. Whether you’re voting by mail, in person, or absentee ballot, your vote is so incredibly important, and we’re asking you to please do everything you can to make it count—and encourage everyone you know to do the same!

If you’re eligible to vote, you can find all the resources you need—including instructions, deadlines, voting guides, and personalized ballot information—at VOTE411.org, a nonpartisan website brought to you by the League of Women Voters Education Fund.

As always, thanks for reading, and thank you for making your voice heard this November 3rd!

Announcing The Way Spring Arrives and Other Stories, a New Collection of Chinese SFF in Translation

Torddotcom Publishing is thrilled to announce that Lindsey Hall and Ruoxi Chen have acquired World English rights to The Way Spring Arrives and Other Stories, a new anthology of Chinese science fiction and fantasy, written, edited, and translated by women and nonbinary creators, from Regina Kanyu Wang, Zhang Yiwen, and Emily Xueni Jin at Storycom. The collection will be available in hardcover and ebook in Spring 2022.

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Listen to Daniel M. Lavery’s “Prodigal Son”, a Free Audiobook Horror Story

Prepare your ears for a world of ghosts, zombies, serial killers, and many more dark characters! Nightfire is thrilled to present season 2 of Come Join Us by the Fire, featuring 27 horror short stories that are sure to make you scream—available for free exclusively on Google Play Books. There’s something for every listener, so come join us by the fire and hear tales not to tell against the dark… but to embrace it.

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Sarah Tolmie Explores the Past From Horseback in All the Horses of Iceland

Tordotcom Publishing is thrilled to announce the next novella from Sarah Tolmie, Aurora and Rhysling award-winning poet and author of The Fourth Island. All the Horses of Iceland is a compact historical saga that traces the imagined descent of the Icelandic horses along a Viking trade route, melding folkloric and magical traditions along the way.

Everyone knows of the horses of Iceland—wild, and small, and free—but no one really knows their story. All the Horses of Iceland weaves the myth of their origin, a myth that follows one Icelander across the steppes, and unfolds with a ghostly magic that transcends the borders between civilizations.

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Announcing the Table of Contents for Some of the Best from Tor.com 2020

We are excited to share the Table of Contents for the 2020 edition of Some of the Best from Tor.com, an anthology of 29 of our favorite short stories and novelettes selected from the stories we have published this year. The eBook edition will be available for free from all your favorite vendors on January 5, 2021. Of course, you can enjoy all of these stories right now at the links below.

These stories were acquired and edited for Tor.com by Ruoxi Chen, Ellen Datlow, Carl Engle-Laird, Emily Goldman, Jennifer Gunnels, Patrick Nielsen Hayden, Diana Pho, Jonathan Strahan, Ann VanderMeer, and Miriam Weinberg. Each story is accompanied by an original illustration.

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