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Where the Lost Things Are

by Rudy Rucker & Terry Bisson Tom Doherty Associates (November 05, 2014)

Thanks to "bluegene", life is long. But out Route 42 near Goshen, it's also kind of dull. Just the thing to encourage an expedition into the only actual other universe, the place where…but that would be telling....


A Kiss With Teeth

by Max Gladstone Tom Doherty Associates (October 29, 2014)

Vlad has grown distant from his wife. His son has trouble at school. And he has to keep his sharp teeth hidden.

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Last Plane to Heaven

by Jay Lake & Gene Wolfe Tom Doherty Associates (September 16, 2014)

Last Plane to Heaven is the final and definitive short story collection of award-winning SF author Jay Lake, author of Green, Endurance, and Kalimpura.

Long before he was a novelist, SF writer Jay Lake, was...


As Good as New

by Charlie Jane Anders Tom Doherty Associates (September 10, 2014)

From the author of the Hugo-winning "Six Months, Three Days," a new wrinkle on the old story of three wishes, set after the end of the world.

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Island in a Sea of Stars

by Kevin J. Anderson Tom Doherty Associates (May 20, 2014)

An adventure from Kevin J. Anderson's The Saga of Shadows: The Dark Between the Stars

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What Mario Scietto Says

by Emmy Laybourne Tom Doherty Associates (April 15, 2014)

Despite all his disaster planning, and the bomb shelter he built under his shed, Mario Scietto was not prepared for the apocalypse that hit Monument, Colorado. A series of escalating disasters, beginning with...


A Problem of Proportion

The Human Division #11

by John Scalzi Tom Doherty Associates (March 26, 2013)

The eleventh episode of The Human Division, John Scalzi's new thirteen-episode novel in the world of his bestselling Old Man's War. Beginning on January 15, 2013, a new episode of The Human Division will appear...


The Observers

The Human Division #9

by John Scalzi Tom Doherty Associates (March 12, 2013)

The ninth episode of The Human Division, John Scalzi's new thirteen-episode novel in the world of his bestselling Old Man's War. Beginning on January 15, 2013, a new episode of The Human Division will appear...


Terrain

by Genevieve Valentine Tom Doherty Associates (March 06, 2013)

Terrain, by Genevieve Valentine, is a steampunk western about six diverse people living and working together on a farm outside a small town in Wyoming. The encroaching Union Pacific railroad wants the land,...


The Mad Scientist's Guide to World Domination

by John Joseph Adams Tom Doherty Associates (February 19, 2013)

From Victor Frankenstein to Lex Luthor, from Dr. Moreau to Dr. Doom, readers have long been fascinated by insane plans for world domination and the madmen who devise them. Typically, we see these villains through...


Tales From the Clarke

The Human Division #5

by John Scalzi Tom Doherty Associates (February 12, 2013)

The fifth episode of The Human Division, John Scalzi's new thirteen-episode novel in the world of his bestselling Old Man's War. Beginning on January 15, 2013, a new episode of The Human Division will appear...


We Only Need the Heads

The Human Division #3

by John Scalzi Tom Doherty Associates (January 29, 2013)

The third episode of The Human Division, John Scalzi's new thirteen-episode novel in the world of his bestselling Old Man's War. Beginning on January 15, 2013, a new episode of The Human Division will appear...


Am I Free To Go?

by Kathryn Cramer Tom Doherty Associates (December 18, 2012)

The line between utopia and dystopia...is, often, who you are. Or who your neighbors think you are.

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The Draco Tavern

by Larry Niven Tom Doherty Associates (April 01, 2007)

When a tremendous spacecraft took orbit around the Earth's moon and began sending smaller landers down toward the North Pole, the newly arrived visitors quickly set up a permanent spaceport at Mount Forel in...


The Fifth Head of Cerberus

by Gene Wolfe Tom Doherty Associates (March 15, 1994)

Back in print for the first time in more than a decade, Gene Wolfe's The Fifth Head of Cerberus is a universally acknowledged masterpiece of science fiction by one of the field's most brilliant writers.

Far out...


Storeys from the Old Hotel

by Gene Wolfe Tom Doherty Associates (December 15, 1995)

Hailed as "one of the literary giants of science fiction" by The Denver Post, Gene Wolfe is universally acknowledged as one of the most brilliant writers the field has ever produced. Winner of the World Fantasy...


Merge / Disciple

by Walter Mosley Tom Doherty Associates (October 02, 2012)

Walter Mosley's talent knows no bounds. Merge and Disciple are but two of six fragments in the Crosstown to Oblivion short novels in which Mosley entertainingly explores life's cosmic questions. From life's...


Heavy Planet

by Hal Clement Tom Doherty Associates (November 09, 2002)

Discover MESKLIN - Gravity: 3g at the equator, 700g at the poles!

Hal Clement is a Grand Master of SF, and the one most associated with the subgenre of hard SF. From his classic stories in Astounding in the 1940s...


Keeper of Dreams

by Orson Scott Card Tom Doherty Associates (April 13, 2010)

This huge collection of short stories by one of science fiction's most beloved and popular writers is sure to please his millions of fans. Keeper of Dreams contains 22 stories written since 1990.

From the opening...


One Step from Earth

by Harry Harrison Tom Doherty Associates (September 15, 1985)

What if we could transfer objects, even people, across the galaxy in the blink of an eye?

What hidden secrets would it reveal? What deadly dangers would it conceal?

Will any part of human life be the same when...


Faster Gun

by Elizabeth Bear Tom Doherty Associates (August 08, 2012)

It's hundreds of miles from the nearest ocean, and a hundred times too big to be a ship. It looks like nothing anyone ever saw. And it's crashed just outside Tombstone with something alive inside.

"Bear is an...


Vanishing Acts

by Ellen Datlow Tom Doherty Associates (July 06, 2001)

Stories by Suzy McKee Charnas, Ted Chiang, Avram Davidson, Karen Joy Fowler, Paul McAuley, Brian Stableford, and others.

The theme of this anthology is "endangered species", loosely interpreted to include in...


At the Foot of the Lighthouse

by Erin Hoffman Tom Doherty Associates (May 02, 2012)

I am American. We are all Americans.

The year is 1942. A Japanese-American girl's life is turned upside down by Executive Order 9066, and she must cope with a life confined to the barbed wire of an internment...


Some of the Best from Tor.com: 2011 Edition

by Charlie Jane Anders, James Alan Gardner, Yoon Ha Lee & Nnedi Okorafor et al. Tom Doherty Associates (February 14, 2012)

A collection of some of the best original short fiction published on Tor.com in 2011. Includes stories by Charlie Jane Anders, James Allan Gardner, Yoon Ha Lee, Nnedi Okorafor, Paul Park, Matthew Sandborn Smith,...


The Changed Man

Maps in a Mirror: The Short Fiction of Orson Scott Card #1

by Orson Scott Card Tom Doherty Associates (April 15, 1992)

These eleven chilling tales from bestselling author Orson Scott Card, including the author's introductions and afterword comments, provoke the dreaded dark side of the reader's imagination. The Changed Man,...


Swingers

by Robert Reed Tom Doherty Associates (August 24, 2011)

The aliens have arrived. And they want to Join. Yes, that means what you think it does.

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Going For Infinity

by Poul Anderson Tom Doherty Associates (May 23, 2003)

More than just a collection of some of Poul Anderson's most acclaimed works, Going for Infinity is both a celebration and a memoir of Anderson's distinguished sixty-year career in science fiction and fantasy....


Six Months, Three Days

by Charlie Jane Anders Tom Doherty Associates (June 08, 2011)

Doug and Judy have both had a secret power all their life. Judy can see every possible future, branching out from each moment like infinite trees. Doug can also see the future, but for him, it's a single, locked-in,...


The Trains That Climb the Winter Tree

by Michael Swanwick & Eileen Gunn Tom Doherty Associates (March 15, 2011)

When the elves come out of the mirrors one Christmas, they send Sasha on a harrowing train trip to get back a brother she never knew she had.

At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital...


Sweetheart

by Abbi Mei Otis Tom Doherty Associates (February 01, 2011)

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.

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River of Souls

by Beth Bernobich Tom Doherty Associates (February 01, 2011)

Driven by his dreams, Asa will stop at nothing to find Tanja Duhr again: he will leave home, disappoint his parents, cross the wastelands, and, somewhere, find the courage to tell her who he is, and how she...


The Fermi Paradox is Our Business Model

by Charlie Jane Anders Tom Doherty Associates (February 01, 2011)

Jon and Toku travel the universe suspended in Interdream, only waking up to check up on certain business ventures. Simple. Until one of the business ventures, something called "Earth," objects.

At the Publisher's...


The Cockroach Hat

by Terry Bisson Tom Doherty Associates (February 01, 2011)

When Sam Gregory wakes up to find he has turned into a big cockroach, he is understandably dismayed. Luckily, the condition appears to be a little contagious.

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The Final Now

by Gregory Benford Tom Doherty Associates (February 01, 2011)

Once upon a moment, the One spoke to He and She, and learned that infinity and eternity are slippery concepts. At best. Don't miss Gregory Benford's mindbending short story The Final Now, a Tor.com Original....


Tourists

by Sean Craven Tom Doherty Associates (February 01, 2011)

His grandma is just your average sweet, supportive, lipstick-wearing, enchilada-loving Christian Scientist. Yeah, and the aliens are just tourists....

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TVA Baby

by Terry Bisson Tom Doherty Associates (February 01, 2011)

How many guys carry a parasail in their carry-on? And how many guys carry a key for every kind of car in their carry-on? Just one, and he's a TVA baby, and he sure knows a lake from a river.

At the Publisher's...


The Monster's Million Faces

by Rachel Swirsky Tom Doherty Associates (February 01, 2011)

The mind has an amazing ability to heal itself, especially given the newest therapies, but Aaron's mind just won't cooperate. And neither will… he.

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Bugs in the Arroyo

by Steven Gould Tom Doherty Associates (February 01, 2011)

The bugs eat metal and leave people and animals alone -- unless you crush one, and then they'll swarm and destroy everything they touch. When Kimball comes upon twelve-year-old Thayet, she's been stuck on a...


Firstborn

by Brandon Sanderson Tom Doherty Associates (July 20, 2010)

Of the son of a High Duke of the interstellar Empire, much glory is expected. And expected. And still expected, despite endless proof that young Dennison Crestmar has no talent whatsoever for war. But the life...


The Perseids and Other Stories

by Robert Charles Wilson Tom Doherty Associates (August 05, 2000)

Robert Charles Wilson's time has come. His first novel from Tor, Darwinia, was a finalist for science fiction's Hugo award, and a #1 Locus bestseller in paperback. His next novel, Bios, is a critical and commercial...


Overtime

by Charles Stross Tom Doherty Associates (June 08, 2010)

Introduced to readers in the novels The Atrocity Archive and The Jennifer Morgue, the Laundry is a secret British government agency charged with preventing dark interdimensional entities from destroying the...


Wild Cards IX: Jokertown Shuffle

Wild Cards #9

by Wild Cards Trust & George R. R. Martin Tom Doherty Associates (April 30, 2019)

Soon to be a show on Hulu!

Rights to develop Wild Cards for TV have been acquired by Universal Cable Productions, the team that brought you The Magicians and Mr. Robot, with the co-editor of Wild Cards, Melinda...


How to Move Spheres and Influence People

by Marko Kloos Tom Doherty Associates (March 27, 2019)

For over 25 years, the Wild Cards universe has been entertaining readers with stories of superpowered people in an alternate history.

In Marko Kloos's short story "How to Move Spheres and Influence People"...


Deriving Life

by Elizabeth Bear Tom Doherty Associates (January 23, 2019)

In Deriving Life, love has no time limits, but life does. Award-winning author Elizabeth Bear gives us a future where life and love and identity have so many more options than they do today, in this visonary...


Beyond the El

by John Chu Tom Doherty Associates (January 16, 2019)

Connor is a food crafter just getting back into the business after his mother’s death. To cope with his grief, Connor spends day after day recreating her potstickers, but they are never quite what he remembers....


The Kite Maker

by Brenda Peynado Tom Doherty Associates (August 29, 2018)

The Kite Maker is Brenda Peynado's science fiction novelette of how humans cope with alien contact.

After aliens arrive on earth, humans do the unthinkable out of fear. When an alien walks into a human kite maker's...


The Nearest

by Greg Egan Tom Doherty Associates (July 18, 2018)

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, a terrible event but something that doesn’t affect the rest of the community....


Low Chicago

by Wild Cards Trust & George R. R. Martin Tom Doherty Associates (June 12, 2018)

Soon to be a show on Hulu!

In Low Chicago, a gang of criminals scattered throughout the past threaten the stability of the world in George R. R. Martin's latest Wild Cards adventure.

The stakes were already...


Meat And Salt And Sparks

by Rich Larson Tom Doherty Associates (June 06, 2018)

A futuristic murder mystery about detective partners—a human and an enhanced chimpanzee—who are investigating why a woman murdered an apparently random stranger on the subway.

At the Publisher's request,...


Grace's Family

by James Patrick Kelly Tom Doherty Associates (May 16, 2018)

The mission: to survey the galaxy and beyond. An endless stream of probes and starships heading out into the universe, surveying, cataloguing, assaying. Forever. And on board those ships, the intrepid explorers...