Head below for the full list of fantasy titles heading your way in June!
Fiction and Excerpts 
We’re excited to share the cover for C. S. Malerich’s The Factory Witches of Lowell, a riveting historical fantasy about witches going on strike in the historical mill-town of Lowell, Massachusetts—arriving November 10th from Tordotcom Publishing!
The Locus Science Fiction Foundation has announced this year’s finalists for its 2020 Locus Awards, which will be awarded during its virtual Locus Awards Weekend on June 27th.
We’re proud to see Tor Books and Tordotcom Publishing represented among the nominees. Click through for the complete list, and congratulations to all the finalists!
To celebrate the upcoming release of Christopher Paolini’s first book for adults, To Sleep in a Sea of Stars, Tor Books will be releasing micro-excerpts over the course of this week! In partnership with The Mary Sue, Den of Geek, and others, you can get an exclusive sneak peak of the book, little by little. To Sleep in a Sea of Stars will be available on September 15, 2020, from Tor Books.
This epic novel follows Kira Navárez, who, during a routine survey mission on an uncolonized planet, finds an alien relic that thrusts her into the wonders and the nightmares of first contact. Epic space battles for the fate of humanity take her to the farthest reaches of the galaxy and, in the process, transform not only her—but the entire course of history.
Back when our offices were still open, Tor Books sat down with beloved author John Scalzi to ask some tough, rapid fire questions. That’s right, we know you’ve all been wanting to know whether John Scalzi prefers pancakes or waffles! Watch the video to discover the answer.
We are so excited to share the cover for Seanan McGuire’s next Wayward Children book, Across the Green Grass Fields, available from Tor.com Publishing on January 12th, 2021.
Tordotcom Publishing is thrilled to announce that Ellen Datlow and Ruoxi Chen have acquired Burning Girls and Other Stories, a debut short fiction collection by award-winning author Veronica Schanoes. In Burning Girls and Other Stories—publishing in March 2021—Schanoes crosses borders and genres with stories of fierce women at the margins of society burning their way toward the center. This debut collection introduces readers to a fantasist in the vein of Karen Russell and Kelly Link, with a voice all her own.
We’re also excited to reveal the gorgeous cover!
A streetrat turned revolutionary and the disillusioned hacker son of a politician try to take down a ruthlessly technocratic government that sacrifices its poorest citizens to build its utopia. We’re excited to share the cover for Olivia Chadha’s Rise of the Red Hand, a rare, searing portrayal of the future of climate change in South Asia—publishing in January 2021 with Erewhon Books.
Everyone in this novel is a dragon and now you can read it for free.
How it works: Subscribers to the Tor.com eBook Club get a free sci-fi/fantasy book at least once a month (lately it’s been much more than that) just by signing up with a valid email address. You’ll get an email when the download window is open.
This week, the Tor.com eBook Club is offering Tooth and Claw by Jo Walton, a novel filled with a world of politics and train stations, of churchmen and family retainers, of courtship and country houses….
The British Science Fiction Association has announced the winners of the BSFA Awards for works published in 2019. The Awards were presented on YouTube by Allen Stroud and Luke Nicklin. Congratulations to all the nominees!
We are thrilled to share a preview of The Forever Sea by Joshua Phillip Johnson, an environmental fantasy that addresses climate change and the exploitation of natural resources. It’s also a thrilling pirate fantasy that follows a crew of women that sail a sea of prairie grass, their ship powered by magic. The Forever Sea will be available from DAW on January 19, 2021!
Will Hinton, executive editor at Tor Books, has acquired North American rights to two books by debut novelist Neil Sharpson, from his agent Jennie Goloboy at the Donald Maass Literary Agency. The first book, When the Sparrow Falls, is scheduled for publication in spring 2021.
Part thriller, part literary science fiction, When the Sparrow Falls is an exploration of the coming AI revolution, transhumanism, totalitarianism, loss, and the problem of evil.
Note: In case you aren’t already, be sure to sign up for the Tor.com Short Fiction Newsletter so you can get the April-May Short Fiction bundle!
Zin E. Rocklyn
- Melissa Marr
S. Qiouyi Lu
Download the story bundle—available in epub, mobi, and PDF formats—in one bundle here:
EPUB (29 MB)
MOBI (59 MB)
PDF (124 MB)
Note: If you’re having issues with the download process, please email [email protected].
As Tordotcom Publishing approaches our fifth anniversary, we’re excited to celebrate by unveiling a new logo: a fresh, modern design that fully encompasses all the many different stories that we are proud to publish.
In antebellum America, two teens bury their secrets and join the historic Pony Express—and soon discover the mortal world is not the only one on the brink of war…
We are thrilled to share the cover for a new YA adventure from J.M. Lee! The Nightland Express will release on September 29, 2020 from Erewhon Books.
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