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Carbide Tipped Pens

by Ben Bova & Eric Choi Tor Books (December 01, 2014)

Seventeen hard science fiction tales by today's top authors

Hard science fiction is the literature of change, rigorously examining the impact-both beneficial and dangerous-of science and technology on humanity,...

Where the Trains Turn

by Pasi Ilmari Jaaskelainen Tor Books (November 18, 2014)

Published here for the first time in English, "Where the Trains Turn" won first prize in the Finnish science-fiction magazine Portti's annual short story competition and then went on to win the Atorox Award...

Prompt. Professional. Pop!

by Walter Jon Williams Tor Books (November 17, 2014)

The Wild Cards universe has been thrilling readers for over 25 years. In Walter Jon Williams's "Prompt. Professional. Pop!" shows that to make it in Hollywood, it's not enough to be beautiful and talented, you've...

The Three-Body Problem

Remembrance of Earth's Past #1

Hugo Award for Best Novel 2015

by Cixin Liu & Ken Liu Tor Books (November 10, 2014)

Soon to be a Netflix Original Series!

?War of the Worlds for the 21st century.? ? Wall Street Journal

The Three-Body Problem is the first chance for English-speaking readers to experience the Hugo Award-winning...

Willful Child

Willful Child #1

by Steven Erikson Tor Books (November 03, 2014)

From the New York Times Bestselling author Steven Erikson comes a new science fiction novel of devil-may-care, near calamitous and downright chaotic adventures through the infinite vastness of interstellar space....

Where the Lost Things Are

by Rudy Rucker & Terry Bisson Tor Books (November 04, 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 Tor Books (October 28, 2014)

From the award-winning author Max Gladstone comes a dark fantasy tale, "A Kiss with Teeth, a Original short story

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

This Chance Planet

by Elizabeth Bear Tor Books (October 21, 2014)

"This Chance Planet" by Elizabeth Bear is a near future science fiction story about a young Russian waitress with ambitions to become an engineer and her musician boyfriend, who wants her to gestate a liver...

The Girl in the High Tower

by Gennifer Albin Tor Books (October 13, 2014)

The Girl in the High Tower is an original short story set in Gennifer Albin's Crewel World.

In Arras, time and space can be manipulated?and so can people. Beautiful Spinsters work day and night in four coventries...

The Time Roads

by Beth Bernobich Tor Books (October 14, 2014)

A fantastical nineteenth century alternate historical steampunk romp from Beth Bernobich, the critically acclaimed author of the River of Souls trilogy.

Éire is one of the most powerful empires in the world....

Nuestra Señora de la Esperanza

by Carrie Vaughn Tor Books (October 14, 2014)

The Wild Cards universe has been thrilling readers for over 25 years. In Carrie Vaughn's "Nuestra Señora de la Esperanza," ace Ana Cortez discovers that sometimes to be truly healed, you must return to your...


Ironskin #3

by Tina Connolly Tor Books (October 06, 2014)

The stunning historical fantasy series that began with the Nebula finalist Ironskin continues in Tina Connolly's Silverblind.

Dorie Rochart has been hiding her fey side for a long time. Now, finished with University,...

The Shotgun Arcana

Golgotha #2

by R. S. Belcher Tor Books (October 06, 2014)

R. S. Belcher's debut novel, The Six-Gun Tarot, was enthusiastically greeted by critics and readers, who praised its wildly inventive mixture of dark fantasy, steampunk, and the Wild West. Now Belcher returns...

Daughter of Necessity

by Marie Brennan Tor Books (September 30, 2014)

Marie Brennan offers an intriguing new spin on the classic tale of Penelope and Odysseus.

By day she crafts; by night she unmakes. Surely somewhere, in all the myriad crossings of the threads, there is a future...

Midway Relics and Dying Breeds

by Seanan McGuire Tor Books (September 23, 2014)

"The trouble with wanting to do the right thing is that frequently the right thing today is the wrong thing for tomorrow, or the wrong thing for the people who are standing between you and your perfect, platonic...


Rifters #1

by Peter Watts Tor Books (September 15, 2014)

A huge international corporation has developed a facility along the Juan de Fuca Ridge at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean to exploit geothermal power. They send a bio-engineered crew--people who have been altered...

Last Plane to Heaven

by Jay Lake & Gene Wolfe Tor Books (September 15, 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...

Gideon Smith and the Brass Dragon

Gideon Smith #2

by David Barnett Tor Books (September 15, 2014)

Nineteenth century London is the center of a vast British Empire, a teeming metropolis where steam-power is king and airships ply the skies, and where Queen Victoria presides over three quarters of the known...


Jumper #4

by Steven Gould Tor Books (September 08, 2014)

Award-winning author, Steven Gould, returns to the world of his classic novel Jumper in Exo, the sequel to Impulse, blending the drama of high school with world shattering consequences.

Cent can teleport. So...

As Good as New

by Charlie Jane Anders Tor Books (September 09, 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.

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

Behemoth: Seppuku

Rifters #5

by Peter Watts Tor Books (August 25, 2014)

Lenie Clarke--amphibious cyborg, Meltdown Madonna, agent of the Apocalypse--has grown sick to death of her own cowardice.

For five years (since the events recounted in Maelstrom), she and her bionic brethren...

Behemoth: B-Max

Rifters #4

by Peter Watts Tor Books (August 25, 2014)

Starfish lit the fuse. Maelstrom was the explosion. But five years into the aftermath, things aren't quite so simple as they once seemed...

Lenie Clarke--rifter, avenger, amphibious deep-sea cyborg--has destroyed...

Lock In

by John Scalzi Tor Books (August 25, 2014)

A blazingly inventive near-future thriller from the best-selling, Hugo Award-winning John Scalzi.

Not too long from today, a new, highly contagious virus makes its way across the globe. Most who get sick experience...


by Peter Watts Tor Books (August 25, 2014)

Prepare for a different kind of singularity in Peter Watts' Echopraxia, the follow-up to the Hugo-nominated novel Blindsight

It's the eve of the twenty-second century: a world where the dearly departed send...

The Angelus Guns

by Max Gladstone Tor Books (August 18, 2014)

During a celestial civil war, an angel-like soldier searches for her missing brother.

At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.


by Jo Walton Tor Books (August 11, 2014)

History is a thing we make?in more senses than one. And from more directions.

At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Hellhole Inferno

Hellhole #3

by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson Tor Books (August 11, 2014)

The planet HELLHOLE, devastated by an ancient asteroid impact, is inhabited by only the hardiest and most desperate colonists. It is one of 54 remote frontier worlds forced to pay tribute to the corrupt Constellation,...

New Frontiers

by Ben Bova Tor Books (July 21, 2014)

New Frontiers, fourteen startling visions of yesterday, today, and tomorrow from Ben Bova, six-time winner of the Hugo Award

Frontiers can be found in all directions. Frontiers of time and space, as well as frontiers...

Brisk Money

by Adam Christopher Tor Books (July 22, 2014)

Raymond Chandler famously hated science fiction, saying "They pay brisk money for this crap?" However, it has recently come to light that Chandler secretly wrote a series of stories and novels starring a robot...

The Causal Angel

The Quantum Thief Trilogy #3

by Hannu Rajaniemi Tor Books (July 14, 2014)

With his infectious love of storytelling in all its forms, his rich characterization and his unrivaled grasp of thrillingly bizarre cutting-edge science, Hannu Rajaniemi swiftly set a new benchmark for Science...

Three Tales from the Laundry Files

by Charles Stross Tor Books (June 30, 2014)

Enjoy two short stories and a novella from the Laundry Files. Originally published on, these stories by Charles Stross continue the adventures of the Laundry, a secret division of the British government...

A Short History of the Twentieth Century, or, When You Wish Upon a Star

by Kathleen Ann Goonan Tor Books (July 01, 2014)

"A Short History of the Twentieth Century, or, When You Wish Upon a Star", by Kathleen Ann Goonan, is about the daughter of a rocket scientist in the post 1950s who wants to go to the moon, despite being discouraged...

All Those Vanished Engines

by Paul Park Tor Books (June 30, 2014)

In All Those Vanished Engines, Paul Park returns to science fiction after a decade spent on the impressive four-volume A Princess of Roumania fantasy, with an extraordinary, intense, compressed SF novel in three...

Earth Awakens

The First Formic War #3

by Orson Scott Card & Aaron Johnston Tor Books (June 09, 2014)

The story of The First Formic War continues in Earth Awakens.

Nearly 100 years before the events of Orson Scott Card's bestselling novel Ender's Game, humans were just beginning to step off Earth and out into...

The Dark Between the Stars

The Saga of Shadows #1

by Kevin J. Anderson Tor Books (June 02, 2014)

In Kevin J. Anderson's The Dark Between the Stars, galactic empires clash, elemental beings devastate whole planetary systems, and factions of humanity are pitted against each other.

Heroes rise and enemies...

My Real Children

by Jo Walton Tor Books (May 19, 2014)

It's 2015, and Patricia Cowan is very old. "Confused today," read the notes clipped to the end of her bed. She forgets things she should know-what year it is, major events in the lives of her children. But she...

Island in a Sea of Stars

by Kevin J. Anderson Tor Books (May 19, 2014)

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

At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Boost

by Stephen Baker Tor Books (May 19, 2014)

Ralf is a software prodigy. He works in the US government office that updates the software in the population's boosts?networked supercomputers contained in a chip implanted within the brains of 99 percent of...

The Litany of Earth

by Ruthanna Emrys Tor Books (May 13, 2014)

The state took Aphra away from Innsmouth. They took her history, her home, her family, her god. They tried to take the sea. Now, years later, when she is just beginning to rebuild a life, an agent of that government...

The Mothers of Voorhisville

by Mary Rickert Tor Books (May 05, 2014)

From multiple World Fantasy Award winner and Nebula, Bram Stoker, International Horror Guild, Sturgeon, and British Science Fiction Award nominated author Mary Rickert comes a gorgeous and terrifying vision...

American Craftsmen

American Craftsmen #1

by Tom Doyle Tor Books (May 05, 2014)

In modern America, two soldiers will fight their way through the magical legacies of Poe and Hawthorne to destroy an undying evil?if they don't kill each other first.

US Army Captain Dale Morton is a magician...

What Mario Scietto Says

by Emmy Laybourne Tor Books (April 14, 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...

Half the Day Is Night

by Maureen F. McHugh Tor Books (April 21, 2014)

Half the Day Is Night by Maureen F. McHugh

In a twenty-first-century undersea city, terrorists threaten old-money banker Mayla Ling, potentially plunging her and her bodyguard, war veteran David Dai, back into...


by Daryl Gregory Tor Books (April 21, 2014)

A science fiction thriller, award-winning author Daryl Gregory's Afterparty features a scientist on a mind-bending and violent chase across Canada and the U.S. to undue the harm her creation has done and save...


by Ben Bova Tor Books (April 14, 2014)

Six-time Hugo Award-winner Ben Bova presents Transhuman.

"Plausible twenty-first-century medical research, the bond between a grandfather and his granddaughter, and political power all serve to make this book...

The Revolutions

by Felix Gilman Tor Books (March 31, 2014)

Following his spectacularly reviewed Half-Made World duology, Felix Gilman pens a sweeping stand-alone tale of Victorian science fiction, arcane exploration, and planetary romance.

In 1893, young journalist Arthur...

The Burning Dark

Spider Wars #1

by Adam Christopher Tor Books (March 24, 2014)

Adam Christopher's dazzling first novel, Empire State, was named the Best Book of 2012 by SciFi Now magazine. Here he explores new dimensions of time and space in The Burning Dark.

Back in the day, Captain Abraham...

Mentats of Dune

Schools of Dune #2

by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson Tor Books (March 10, 2014)

In Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson's Mentats of Dune, the thinking machines have been defeated but the struggle for humanity's future continues.

Gilbertus Albans has founded the Mentat School, a place where...

Cold War

by Adam Christopher Tor Books (February 24, 2014)

Dropped on a frozen planet under suspicious circumstances, a group of marines struggles to discover the true objective of their mission. "Cold War" is a Original novelette, set in the same Spider War...

Pillar to the Sky

by William R. Forstchen Tor Books (February 10, 2014)

From William Forstchen, the New York Times bestselling author of One Second After, comes Pillar to the Sky, a towering epic to rank with Douglas Preston's Blasphemy and Michael Crichton's Prey...

Pandemic drought,...