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Or Else the Light

Burn the Ashes

Ignorance Is Strength

by Various Authors, Janina Edwards, Justine Eyre & various narrators et al. Skyboat Media (September 29, 2020)

War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.

George Orwell once wrote of a world where abuse of power begins with an abuse of language and a bastardization of truth. Some of today's most exciting...


Star Trek: Signature Edition: Sand and Stars

The Unforeseen

by Molly Gloss Gallery / Saga Press (July 16, 2019)

From bestselling and award-winning author Molly Gloss comes her first complete collection of short stories--including two brand-new, original tales.

Award-winning author Molly Gloss’s career retrospective...


Yellow and the Perception of Reality

by Maureen F. McHugh Tor Books (July 21, 2020)

"Yellow and the Perception of Reality" by Maureen McHugh is a science fiction story about a woman who delves into the mystery of why and how her twin sister, a physicist, has been brain damaged in a lab accident...


Short Stories - Volume One

by H. G. Wells, Malk Williams, Nigel Patterson & Greg Wagland et al. Spoken Realms (June 30, 2020)

Herbert George Wells was one of the most prolific and visionary British writers of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. H. G. Wells, as he is universally known, is now best remembered for his science...


The Ones Who Look

by Katharine Duckett Tor Books (June 30, 2020)

Don't miss Katharine Duckett's Tor.com Original cyberpunk short story "The Ones Who Look"

Ethical Empire built the gate to heaven, and their employees hold the keys. By offering custom-built afterlives through...


Two Truths and a Lie

by Sarah Pinsker Tor Books (June 16, 2020)

A dark fantasy Tor.com Original short story from award-winning author Sarah Pinsker, "Two Truths and a Lie"

Stella thought she'd made up a lie on the spot, asking her childhood friend if he remembered the strange...


Contact This!: A First Contact Anthology

by J. R. Handley, Chris Winder, Walt Robillard & Corey Truax et al. Spoken Realms (June 09, 2020)

They came in peace ...

... or so they said. Here are eighteen examples of how they lied. This is an exciting collection of first contact science fiction stories, all completely different! Take a risk--venture...


The Best of Jules de Grandin

by Seabury Quinn Night Shade (June 30, 2020)

"Hercule Poirot meets Fox Mulder . . . raises genuine shivers. "—Kirkus Reviews

A collection of the 20 greatest tales of Jules de Grandin, the supernatural detective made famous in the classic pulp magazine...


Bring Me Flesh, I'll Bring Hell

by Martin Rose Talos (October 28, 2014)

Vitus Adamson is falling apart. As a pre-deceased private investigator, he takes the prescription Atroxipine hourly to keep his undead body upright and functioning. Whenever he is injured, he seeks Niko, a bombshell...


The Penny Dreadfuls

by Bram Stoker, Mary Shelley & Oscar Wilde Skyhorse (May 05, 2015)

Blood, gore, murder, and sinVictorian literature's darkest horrors await you.

The penny dreadfuls were cheap nineteenth-century English stories that featured gothic, lurid, disturbing, and tantalizing content....


The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories

by Ken Liu Gallery / Saga Press (March 08, 2016)

Featured in the Netflix series Love, Death & Robots

Bestselling author Ken Liu selects his multiple award-winning stories for a groundbreaking collection?including a brand-new piece exclusive to this volume.

With...


We're Here, We're Here

by K.M. Szpara Tor Books (June 09, 2020)

Critically acclaimed sci-fi author K.M. Szpara probes the ethics of genetic engineering in this Tor.com Original short story "We're Here, We're Here"

Joining a boyband gave Tyler everything he ever dreamed of....


Alternative Apocalypse

by Various Authors, Justine Eyre, Stefan Rudnicki & Kristoffer Tabori et al. Skyboat Media (April 28, 2020)

Thirty stories from thirty authors, including Jane Yolen, Mike Resnick & J. J. Steinfeld.

How will the world end? With aliens or angels? Or a ground hog? Bleak despair? Martial fervor? Or a belly laugh? Whatever...


The Tourist

by Alex Sherman Tor Books (May 26, 2020)

In Alex Sherman's novella of space exploration The Tourist, a young academic travels to a mining outpost on a small planetoid, far from their sun

There he studies the culture and music of a small squatter population...


Berlin Is Never Berlin

by Marko Kloos Tor Books (May 05, 2020)

For over 25 years, the Wild Cards universe has been entertaining readers with stories of superpowered people in an alternate history. "Berlin is Never Berlin" by Marko Kloos draws upon the seedier side of the...


If You Take My Meaning

by Charlie Jane Anders Tor Books (February 25, 2020)

From award-winning author Charlie Jane Anders comes an original space opera short story "If You Take My Meaning"

As an ex-smuggler and two-time reluctant revolutionary, Alyssa is used to staring into the razor-sharp...


Manuscript Tradition

by Harry Turtledove Tor Books (March 10, 2020)

From the bestselling author Harry Turtledove comes a Tor.com Original short story, "Manuscript Tradtion."

Dr. Feyrouz Hanafusa is a curator at Yale in the 23rd century. Space exploration is still ongoing, and...


Wild Cards X: Double Solitaire

by Melinda Snodgrass & George R. R. Martin Tor Books (December 02, 2019)

Edited by George R. R. Martin, the New York Times bestselling author of A Game of Thrones, Wild Cards X: Double Solitaire from Melinda Snodgrass, creator of Dr. Tachyon, is the first solo Wild Cards novel!

Soon...


Ghost Hardware

by Tim Maughan Mcd (May 04, 2020)

From the author of Infinite Detail, The Guardian's Pick for Best Science Fiction Book of 2019!

Three short stories set in the near-future dystopia of Infinite Detail

After an act of anonymous cyberterrorism has...


Cosmic Crust

by Alex Sherman Tor Books (March 31, 2020)

Alex Sherman's Cosmic Crust is a Tor.com original science fiction story.

In an apocalyptic, depopulated city, a young man named Bhu struggles to feed his ailing dog, Lucy. Phan, the local pizza parlor owner,...


The Visitor: Kill or Cure

by Mark Lawrence Tor Books (March 24, 2020)

For over 25 years, the Wild Cards universe has been entertaining readers with stories of superpowered people in an alternate history. The saga continues with Mark Lawrence's short story The Visitor

The visitor...


Sinew and Steel and What They Told

by Carrie Vaughn Tor Books (March 03, 2020)

Pilot Graff has been keeping a big secret from his closest friends, the captain and crew of a pirate-hunting starship. He expected to die before they ever discovered what he really is. But he's not dead, and...


KeyForge: Tales From the Crucible

by David Guymer, Robbie MacNiven, Tristan Palmgren & M K Hutchins et al. Aconyte (September 01, 2020)

Take a whirlwind tour to the incredible planet of a million fantasy races, the Crucible, in this wild science fantasy anthology from the hit new game, KeyForge.

Welcome to the Crucible – an artificial planet...


The Best of Richard Matheson

by Richard Matheson, Richard Powers, various narrators & Donald Corren et al. Blackstone Publishing (October 10, 2017)

The first career retrospective of terrifying stories by "one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century" (Ray Bradbury), as selected by award-winning author Victor LaValle

Among the greats of twentieth-century...


The Book of Dragons

by Jonathan Strahan, Eleanor Caudill, Lorna Bennett & Matthew Waterson et al. HarperAudio (July 07, 2020)

R.F. Kuang, Kate Elliott, Ken Liu, Todd McCaffrey, Garth Nix, Peter S. Beagle, and other modern masters of fantasy and science fiction put their unique spin on the greatest of mythical beasts--the dragon--in...


The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories

by Ken Liu, Corey Brill & Joy Osmanski Simon & Schuster Audio (March 08, 2016)

Featured in the Netflix series Love, Death & Robots

Bestselling author Ken Liu selects his multiple award-winning stories for a groundbreaking collection--including a brand-new piece exclusive to this volume....


Halo: Fractures

by Troy Denning, Christie Golden, John Jackson Miller & Tobias S. Buckell et al. Simon & Schuster Audio / Halo Books (September 20, 2016)

A sensational short story collection in the expansive universe of HALO, the New York Times bestselling series!

Launch once more into galaxy-spanning conflict and legendary heroism...shards of an ever-expanding...


The Hidden Girl and Other Stories

by Ken Liu, Michael Kramer, Cindy Kay & Ramón de Ocampo et al. Simon & Schuster Audio (February 25, 2020)

From award-winning author Ken Liu comes his much anticipated second volume of short stories.

Ken Liu is one of the most lauded short story writers of our time. This collection includes a selection of his science...


Assignment in Eternity

by Robert A. Heinlein & Bronson Pinchot Blackstone Publishing (April 12, 2012)

Two short novels

Robert A. Heinlein is widely and justly regarded as the greatest practitioner of the art of science fiction who has ever lived. Here are two of his greatest short novels:

Gulf

In which the greatest...


Beyond Lies the Wub

by Philip K. Dick & Mark Turetsky Blackstone Publishing (June 03, 2013)

Published shortly after his high school graduation, "BeyondLies the Wub" is the classic short story by science fiction master Philip K.Dick.

Peterson, a crew member from a spaceship visiting Mars,purchases a...


“All You Zombies—”

by Robert A. Heinlein & Spider Robinson Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2014)

Featuring ?All You Zombies?,? the basis for the movie Predestination

This collection from Grand Master Robert A. Heinlein includesfive short stories sure to please science fiction fans everywhere. The titlestory...


Expanded Universe, Vol. 2

by Robert A. Heinlein & Bronson Pinchot Blackstone Publishing (July 14, 2015)

For the millions of Heinlein fans around the world comes a guided tour through the thoughts and insights of "one of the most influential writers in American literature" (New York Times Book Review).

Robert A....


The Long List Anthology

by Others, Gabrielle de Cuir, various narrators & Xia Jia et al. Skyboat Media (December 15, 2015)

The Long List Anthology is designed to recognize the short works that were nominated for the 2015 Hugo Awards but did not make it into the top five short list for the final ballot. Thus, voted into the Hugo...


Overclocked

Bears Discover Fire, and Other Stories

by Terry Bisson, Stefan Rudnicki, Janis Ian & Kristoffer Tabori Skyboat Media (June 24, 2014)

A brilliant collection by SF master Terry Bisson

Bears Discover Fire isthe first short-story collection by the most acclaimed science fiction writerof the decade, the author of such brilliant novels as TalkingMan...


New Frontiers

by Ben Bova, Paul Boehmer, Stefan Rudnicki & Gabrielle de Cuir et al. Blackstone Publishing (July 22, 2014)

New Frontiers offersfourteen startling visions of yesterday, today, and tomorrow from BenBova, six-time winner of the Hugo Award.

Frontiers can be found in all directions--frontiers of timeand space, as well...


I Am Legend, and Other Stories

by Richard Matheson, Robertson Dean & Yuri Rasovsky Blackstone Publishing (May 05, 2015)

In Matheson’s vampire classic I Am Legend, a plague has decimated the world, and transformed the unfortunate survivors into bloodthirsty creatures of the night. Robert Neville is the last living man on earth....


Classic Radio's Greatest Science Fiction Shows, Vol. 2

by Hollywood 360, various performers & Orson Welles Black Eye Entertainment (December 01, 2016)

This collection contains twelve episodes from the greatest science fiction shows ever broadcast during the golden age of radio, including a two-part Suspense episode starring Orson Welles written by Curt Siodmak,...


Maps in a Mirror

by Orson Scott Card, Emily Janice Card, Rosalyn Landor & Mirron Willis et al. Blackstone Publishing (December 29, 2009)

This third volume of Orson Scott Card's five-book anthology of short stories features ten fantasies and fables full of princesses and giants, bears and monkeys, magic and revelation. Discover the pitfalls of...


Lost Songs

by Orson Scott Card, David Birney, Others & Paul Michael Garcia et al. Blackstone Publishing (December 31, 2009)

This final collection in Orson Scott Card's five-volume anthology of short works features the "hidden stories", including his first published piece, some tales about Mormon family life and other stylistic departures,...


Planet of Adventure

by Jack Vance & Elijah Alexander Blackstone Publishing (November 10, 2015)

Stranded on the distant planet Tschai, young Adam Reith is the sole survivor of a space mission who discovers the world is inhabited--not only by warring alien cultures but by human slaves as well, taken early...


Bite-Sized Offerings

by W. J. Lundy, Brian Parker, Ted Nulty & Michelle Bryan et al. Silverton Agency (November 05, 2019)

Stories ... They are the building blocks of our lives. They are our memories. They are how we come to know our history. They are our escapism and entertainment. Some fact, some fiction, and some are a clever...


Overclocked

by Cory Doctorow, R. C. Bray, Lloyd James & Nicola Barber et al. Blackstone Publishing (January 27, 2015)

Have you ever wondered what it's like to live through a bioweapon attack or to have every aspect of your life governed byinvisible ants? In Cory Doctorow's collection of novellas, he wields hisformidable experience...


Ellison Wonderland

by Harlan Ellison, Richard Gilliland, Jim Meskimen & Gabrielle de Cuir et al. Skyboat Media (May 13, 2015)

Originally published in 1962 and updated in laterdecades with a new introduction, EllisonWonderland contains sixteen masterful stories from the author's earlycareer. This collection shows a vibrant young writer...


Strange Worlds

by Jonathan Maberry & Ray Porter Blackstone Publishing (March 17, 2015)

In this new collection of five short stories from New York Times bestselling authorJonathan Maberry, listeners get an eclectic sampling of the writer's work--fromSF parody to murder mystery and beyond.

"The Things...


Expanded Universe, Vol. 1

by Robert A. Heinlein & Bronson Pinchot Blackstone Publishing (June 09, 2015)

Robert A. Heinlein has been hailed as one of the most forward-thinking science fiction writers of all time, and Expanded Universe (presented in two volumes) offers the perfect collection of his works to provide...


The Best of Bova, Vol. 3

by Ben Bova, Susan Hanfield, Cassandra Campbell & Gabrielle de Cuir et al. Blackstone Publishing (August 01, 2017)

The third and final volume of the very best of Ben Bova, creator of the New York Times bestselling Grand Tour science fiction series, six-time Hugo award winner, and past president of the National Space Society--a...