Please enjoy what has become a quiet holiday tradition in the Tor.com offices: the reading of Neil Gaiman’s original story: “I, Cthulhu, or, What’s A Tentacle-Faced Thing Like Me Doing In A Sunken City Like This (Latitude 47° 9’ S, Longitude 126° 43’ W)?” Merry Christmas!
In a dark future America where consumerism and gun culture are unchecked, a young family teams up to celebrate the first shopping day of the Christmas season in the most patriotic way possible. Originally published on Tor.com in May 2018
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Not all things are built to obey... Reprinting Sarah Gailey's "Bread and Milk and Salt," originally published in Robots Vs. Fairies (Saga Press, 2018).
Science Fiction || Paxton and the neighbor's kid are inseparable—sweethearts, even, and Paxton barely six. He doesn't mind her antennae and clicking mandibles at all....
It's Valentine's Day, 1938, and the Chrysler Building's tired of waiting on the corner of Forty-second and Lex for a certain edifice to notice her...
Read the entirety of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving for free on Tor.com.
Fantasy || "The Forest Girl" is a new short story set in the world of L.E. Modesitt Jr.'s Recluce novels.