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Fiction and Excerpts [38]

Revealing The Bronzed Beasts, the Epic Conclusion to Roshani Chokshi’s Gilded Wolves Series

It’s time to rejoin Séverin and his crew for the final adventure! We are thrilled to share the cover and preview an excerpt from The Bronzed Beasts, the third and final book in Roshani Chokshi’s epic fantasy The Gilded Wolves series. The Bronzed Beasts publishes September 21st with Wednesday Books.

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Revealing In the Watchful City, the Debut Novella From S. Qiouyi Lu

We’re thrilled to share the cover for In the Watchful City, the debut novella from acclaimed short fiction writer S. Qiouyi Lu—arriving August 31st from Tordotcom Publishing. Poetic and ambitious, In the Watchful City explores a fantastical, bio-cyberpunk city through the lens of several interconnected stories, in the vein of Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities.

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Dancing With Chaos! Announcing Self Portrait With Nothing by Aimee Pokwatka

Tordotcom Publishing is delighted to announce the acquisition of two books from debut novelist, Aimee Pokwatka.

In Self-Portrait With Nothing we meet Pepper Rafferty. Abandoned as an infant on the local veterinarian’s front porch, Pepper was raised by two loving mothers, and now at thirty-six is married to the stable, supportive Ike. She’s never told anyone that at fifteen she discovered the identity of her biological mother.

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Some of the Best from 2020 Is Out Now!

The 2020 edition of Some of the Best From is out today! This anthology features twenty-four of our favorite original stories published on the site in the past year.

Of course, you can always read these—and all other— stories for free whenever you’d like, but starting today they will be available world-wide as a single, easy-to-read, FREE ebook, available from all your favorite vendors.

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

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Ancillary Justice Meets Annihilation: Announcing Leech, the Debut Novel From Hiron Ennes

We’re thrilled to announce Leech, the surreal and horrifying debut from author Hiron Ennes—arriving Fall 2022 with Tordotcom Publishing. Leech combines parasitic body horror with gothic family drama in a post-post-apocalyptic masterpiece that defies our understanding of identity, heredity, and bodily autonomy.

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Some of the Best Articles on in 2020

At, we’re extremely proud of our short fiction program and of course the output of excellent SFF titles from Tordotcom Publishing—but we also love our hundreds of stand-alone feature articles, covering everything from the latest superhero movies to favorite childhood books.

We’ve gathered up a few of our favorite pieces from the year—notable standouts that include meditations on gender in Dune and mortality in Middle-earth, celebrations of hopepunk and Steven Universe, and reflections on the power of stories to weather any crisis.

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Announcing an Arthurian Novella From Queer Literary Icon Nicola Griffith

Tordotcom Publishing is thrilled to announce the acquisition of Nicola Griffith’s novella Spear, a glorious queer retelling of Arthurian legend, full of intoxicating adventure, dazzling magic, and true love. Spear will be published by Tordotcom Publishing in collaboration with MCD/FSG. Griffith is represented by Stephanie Cabot at Susanna Lea Associates.

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