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After the Battle on Starship Hill

by Vernor Vinge

"After the Battle on Starship Hill" is more than 12000 words of prologue from Vernor Vinge's forthcoming novel, The Children of the Sky. Taking place on Tines World, this mini e-book describes events of the...


Awake

by Egan Yip

What if the whole world was still asleep and couldn't wake up? Meet Kevin, just a kid who slacks off a lot. But when he stays up all night to finish his homework, he finds everyone else still asleep the next...

Blood Rats

by Celestial Dung

Delightful story about Rats, Women, and Coming of Age. Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike

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The Book of Revelations

by Ivan Turner

When a psychiatrist discovers a way to see into people’s past lives he becomes judge and jury. Seeking the advice of clergymen, he meets Rabbi Guetterman and discovers that, in his past life, he was of Adolf...

A Charge of Valor (Book #6 in the Sorcerer's Ring)

by Morgan Rice

“A breathtaking new epic fantasy series. Morgan Rice does it again! This magical sorcery saga reminds me of the best of J.K. Rowling, George R.R. Martin, Rick Riordan, Christopher Paolini and J.R.R. Tolkien....

A Clash of Honor (Book #4 in the Sorcerer's Ring)

by Morgan Rice

“A breathtaking new epic fantasy series. Morgan Rice does it again! This magical saga reminds me of the best of J.K. Rowling, George R.R. Martin, Rick Riordan, Christopher Paolini and J.R.R. Tolkien. I couldn’t...

Continental Drift

by Joseph Devon

Two people visiting Europe under some not very ideal circumstances wind up brushing up against each other’s lives ever so softly on the moonlit beach of Cannes.

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Coranite Chronicles: The Judge

by Egan Yip

The Judges are a secret order. As assassins of justice, they command the elements and wield powers beyond all imagination. They can never be seen, never be touched and never be killed. They seek to destroy evil...

Ends

by Jonathan Vaught

What could tomorrow be like if we all sacrificed for something we believe in?

Exams

by Luca Poggi

A fantastic tale from the collection "Di Stella in Stella" by the same author.


The Fierce Reads Anthology: Volume 2

by Ann Aguirre, Gennifer Albin, Elizabeth Fama & Lish McBride et al.

This anthology includes short stories from six fierce young adult authors! Inside, you’ll find a futuristic zombie tale from Ann Aguirre, a science fiction thriller from Gennifer Albin, a nautical mermaid...


The Ghosts of Earth

by Paul Dore

The Ghosts of Earth is the first book of the Truthfarer series, which describes the beginnings of a universe - the origins of space and time, and of consciousness itself. These cataclysmic events set in train...

Grace Immaculate

by Gregory Benford

When we encountered the aliens, we thought we knew the story they were telling. But we were looking at the wrong end . . .

At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management...


The Great Gatsby

by Francis Scott Fitzgerald

In 1922, F. Scott Fitzgerald announced his decision to write "something new--something extraordinary and beautiful and simple + intricately patterned." That extraordinary, beautiful, intricately patterned, and...

He'll Always Have Paris

by Joseph Devon

Dorian is the head of a lab researching a breakthrough technology for the treatment of those suffering emotional trauma. But one night he decides that this not-quite-ready-yet treatment would be the perfect...

Holiday Road

by Jonathan Vaught

Liz had never copped to the more sensitive details of Terry's job. Which made getting out of her doghouse tricky.

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It Feels Like Home When I'm With You

by etothepii

BBC Sherlock Fan Fiction by etothepii Rating: PG-13 Genre: Angst/AU Summary: John still gets nightmares about Afghanistan. That’s the worst part of it all, he thinks — he still has dreams about sand and...

Les Misérables

by Victor Hugo

Les Misérables (1862) is a novel by French author Victor Hugo, and among the best-known novels of the 19th century. It follows the lives and interactions of several French characters over a twenty year period...

Long Pew and the Turtle

by Celestial Dung

Long Pew spends a fun and adventurous day finding soup for a cold turtle

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Mars Girl

by Jeff Garrity

"Mars Girl is reminiscent of Kurt Vonnegut's early satire ... [It's] a bizarre, satirical romp that offers a glimpse into the media and politics of a future that is probably nearer than most would like to admit."...

Moments of Silence

by Travis King

This short story, "Moments of Silence," is an eerie and heartwarming tale of love beyond the boundaries of death.

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Mortal Ghost

by L. Lee Lowe

It's a fiery hot summer, and sixteen-year-old Jesse Wright is on the run. An oddly gifted boy, he arrives in a new city where the direction of his life is about to change. He's hungry and lonely and desperate...

Ravaging Myths

by Frederick Marshall Brown

FREE first in series novel that neatly fits in the sci fi / fantasy / horror/ mystery/ suspense /alternate history genre. A small town doctor in the Shawnee Nation is severely injured and briefly dies in an...

Redshirts: Chapters 1-4

by John Scalzi

THEY WERE EXPENDABLE . . . UNTIL THEY STARTED COMPARING NOTESA free preview of Redshirts, the astonishing new science-fiction yarn from John Scalzi.

"Redshirts is (a) ruin-your-underwear funny, (b) a mind-bender...


A Rite of Swords (Book #7 in the Sorcerer's Ring)

by Morgan Rice

“A breathtaking new epic fantasy series. Morgan Rice does it again! This magical sorcery saga reminds me of the best of J.K. Rowling, George R.R. Martin, Rick Riordan, Christopher Paolini and J.R.R. Tolkien....

Some of the Best from Tor.com: 2011 Edition

by Charlie Jane Anders, James Alan Gardner, Yoon Ha Lee & Nnedi Okorafor et al.

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,...


Some of the Best from Tor.com: 2012 Edition

by Elizabeth Bear, Adam Troy Castro, Paul Cornell & Kathryn Cramer et al.

A collection of some of the best original short fiction published on Tor.com in 2012. Includes stories by Elizabeth Bear, Adam Troy Castro, Paul Cornell, Kathryn Cramer, Brit Mandelo, Pat Murphy, Charles Stross,...


Stranger Things Happen

by Kelly Link

This first collection by award-winning author Kelly Link, takes fairy tales and cautionary tales, dictators and extraterrestrials, amnesiacs and honeymooners, revenants and readers alike, on a voyage into new,...

Time Management for Mercenaries

by Dai Alanye

Are you disillusioned with today's world, or is your future bleak? Do you hanker for the simpler times of the past? If that's the case, how do Travel, Adventure and Good Pay sound to you? Merely answer a couple...

Time Zone

by Tom Lichtenberg

This is not your father’s time travel. There’s no machine, no dial. There’s no telling where or when you’ll go. The only thing that can change is you. It will make you what it needs to make you. And...

Tor/Forge Author Voices: Volume 1

by Kristin Sevick

Ever wanted to hunt a notorious ghost through the halls of a spooky old house?  Be swept away at a Regency ball?  Solve a murder mystery, Vegas style?  Then Tor and Forge might have the perfect summer read...


Tor/Forge Author Voices: Volume 2

by Stacy Hague-Hill

Do you have the guts to steal from the Queen of England?  Or the survival instincts to survive a zombie apocalypse?  Have you ever wondered what your cat is staring at in a seemingly empty room? In this collection...


Tor/Forge Author Voices: Volume 3

by Stacy Hague-Hill

For over three decades Tor and Forge have been proud to publish some of the most beloved and respected works of genre fiction.

With this sampler, we are pleased to present a one-of-a-kind collection of articles...


A Vow of Glory (Book #5 in the Sorcerer's Ring)

by Morgan Rice

“A breathtaking new epic fantasy series. Morgan Rice does it again! This magical sorcery saga reminds me of the best of J.K. Rowling, George R.R. Martin, Rick Riordan, Christopher Paolini and J.R.R. Tolkien....

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Wires

by Harriet Bunting

Amanda Varlow is an extraordinary human being with an extraordinary family. There are circumstances that gave her certain powers and it is this that she would rather forget. However, she cannot forget and forgiveness...

Zombie Nights

by Tom Lichtenberg

Being a zombie, not so easy. That could have been Dave Connor's six word memoir. "At first he couldn't remember how he'd ended up in that shallow grave; he just knew it was hell to claw his way out, and that...

Jacob Checks Out

by Joseph Devon

A confused narrator tries to piece together the life of one of his oldest friends, Jacob. Various parts of Jacob’s life are held up to the light, from childhood through present day, as friends try to find...

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Left Coast Karma

by Jonathan Vaught

I ended up back by the bar, but Kevin and his friends were gone—vanished into a crowd of painfully cool Karma drones. I was about to go track him down when someone spoke at my elbow. “It’s all fake, you...

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Lella

by Drew Andrews

A short, dark tale about two very close and forbidden young artistic lovers and the rough woman between them.

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Private Showing

by Joseph Devon

A simple story about a man struggling to deal with loss. This is one of the shortest pieces I’ve ever written. This description will be equally short.

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The Shepherd's Journals

by Drew Andrews

Enter the world of 'The Shepherd' - prophet and addict, seeker and isolate - as he narrates his way through the divine callings of rusted alleys, city crowds, and his love for 'The Other'...These journal entries...

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The Pea Pod Gambit

by Joseph Devon

Atticus and Seth have the perfect setup: a three bedroom apartment with a third roommate who is never around because he is always over at his girlfriend’s house. But when their roommate’s relationship ends...

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You’re Allowed to Order Takeout

by Joseph Devon

This was a strange story in a lot of ways. I had to carve this out of very little. It’s short and it’s minimal, but for some reason I can’t stop thinking about it. Basically we visit with Neil, who has...

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The Donkey of Vincento

by Joseph Devon

I have absolutely no idea how to describe this story. I read a lot. And I’ve read a lot of translations. And they always strike me as being just a little off and missing just a little something. Somehow, with...

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Uneven Shading

by Joseph Devon

Marshal finds himself unable to concentrate at work, and what’s worse, he’s come to realize that he’s disappearing from view entirely. When his boss takes note Marshal is sent home to try and figure out...

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Black Eyed Susan

by Joseph Devon

True love can develop in a number of ways. Sometimes it happens at first sight. Sometimes it takes warm beer, teenage nights at the beach, misunderstood conversations and a lot of persistence. A little luck...

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The Rags

by Joseph Devon

It’s not often that you get to see what happens when a modern day writer attempts to rewrite a literary masterpiece using a laundromat as his setting and talking clothes as his characters. This is probably...

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Knots

by Joseph Devon

In the course of my job I’ve given a lot of baths to little girls. There aren’t a lot of jobs where this can be considered a normal thing, but as a nanny that’s how it goes. Over the past few years there...

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Cassingle: Five Stories

by Jim Hanas

A follow-up to 2006's Single, Cassingle is a collection of stories that originally appeared in Fence, McSweeney's, Bridge: Stories & Ideas, and Twelve Stories. Toronto's Eye Weekly wrote of Cassingle, "No matter...

stories in between: narratives and mediums @ play

by Drew Davidson

stories in between: narratives and mediums @ play is a unique text exploring the interplay between stories and media. The discussion focuses around the Myst narrative as it moves across media from games to books...

The Letter

by Joseph Devon

Naming your main character Tom means something in American literature. The Ghosts' of Sawyer and Joad haunt that character from page one. But in The Letter, instead of hiding behind the memorable characterizations...

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Helper

by Ted O'Neill

Helper ... by Ted O'Neill … adapted from the original short story 'Benefactor' by George H. Smith "Many people will hate and fear robots at first. They will see robots as a new and terrible problem. What will...

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SFstories
Mon, 09 Sep 2013 18:20:39 +0200

If anything in this list is not (or is no longer) FREE, please let me know so I can remove it ASAP.