Science Fiction || When the seeds rained down from deep space, it may have been the first stage of an alien invasion—or something else entirely.
Collection and Anthologies || An anthology collecting some of the best short stories Tor.com has to offer, with Hugo and Nebula Award-winning short stories and novelettes chosen from all ten years of the program.
Science Fiction || When an alien walks into a human kite maker's store, coveting her kites, the human struggles with her guilt over her part in the alien massacres...
Science Fiction || After the world's end, the last young human learns a final lesson from Earth's remaining animals.
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....
Science Fiction || Toby Benson has a chance to make history. The first mind to circle the moon without a body in tow. It's a golden opportunity, perhaps the only chance for a 19-year-old whose body failed him to become immortal. But as he reaches the dark side of the moon and loses signal from Earth, the cold of space threatens to overwhelm him.
When a detective, a new mother, is assigned to the case of a horrific triple murder, it appears to be a self-contained domestic tragedy--but it slowly becomes clear that something much darker may be at play.
A young food taster to the Traitor King must make a difficult choice in this story of pastries, magic, and revenge.
Science Fiction || A mother. A son. A virtual world they both share where each could live forever and achieve their fullest potential. Until one of them decides that isn't enough for life.
Science Fiction || Two women who have been friends since they were children—one a recovering alcoholic brought up by parents who believe they’re alien abductees, the other an orphan with an eating disorder—contend with a secret that might doom their friendship.
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 possible.
Space Opera || For a humble shopkeeper in Yiwu, it’s a living, selling lottery tickets. Until a winning ticket opens up mysteries he’d never imagined.
When an AI that monitors casino gambling in Reno taunts a magician by revealing all his tricks, the magician is determined to exact his revenge.