This Self-Published Novel Got An Award Nomination...And A New Publisher

Becky Chambers raised $2,810 on Kickstarter back in 2012 to self-publish her first science fiction novel, The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet. And this week, Angry Planet was shortlisted for the Golden Tentacle Award for best SF debut, and got a nifty book deal with Hodderscape. » 2/17/15 4:40pm 2/17/15 4:40pm Explains Why Novellas Are The Future Of Publishing is moving aggressively into publishing novellas (or short novels) in e-book format, and they just announced their first list of titles. But why is (and everybody else) so convinced that shorter is better for e-books? Editorial assistant Carl Engle-Laird explains. » 2/12/15 9:48am 2/12/15 9:48am

A Whole Bunch Of Free Science Fiction And Fantasy To Download Right Now

If you're looking for something fun to put on your Kindle or other e-reading device, has just published their annual collection of some of their best stories. You can read them all for free on the web, sure, but now they're in a handy free ebook. » 1/06/15 2:30pm 1/06/15 2:30pm

Tor.Com Starts Its Own Book Imprint!

If you've been enjoying the stories and novellettes over at, then you'll be stoked to hear that is starting its own book imprint, focusing on e-books and print-on-demand volumes. This means a lot more novellas and shorter novels in the same vein as those short stories. » 5/28/14 5:56pm 5/28/14 5:56pm

Download 151 science fiction and fantasy stories from Tor for free! is celebrating its fifth birthday with a gift for all of us science fiction fans: all of the original stories published on the site over the last five years collected in a single ebook. Happy birthday, Tor! » 8/03/13 10:30am 8/03/13 10:30am

I wrote a science fiction story, and parts of it came true by the time…

My story "Intestate" is up now at — it's one of the weirdest things I've ever written, sort of an attempt to do something like The Royal Tenenbaums except with mad science. » 12/19/12 11:27am 12/19/12 11:27am

Read the best stories from in a free e-book anthology

Your commute to work needs more post-apocalyptic heroic songs and interstellar voyaging. has you covered, with a nifty free e-book collecting "Some of the Best from" It includes stories by Michael Swanwick, Yoon-Ha Lee, Harry Turtledove, Paul Park, Nnedi Okorafor, and myself. You can pre-order the… » 2/01/12 12:14pm 2/01/12 12:14pm

Rudy Rucker and Bruce Sterling's twisted future Hollywood story will…

You might think there's a limit to how weird Rudy Rucker or Bruce Sterling can get, but when they team up, their combined weirdness limit rises exponentially. Witness their strange, unsettling — and highly quotable — story "Good Night, Moon." » 10/14/10 9:00am 10/14/10 9:00am

New Print-On-Demand Line Launches with "Year's Best Fantasy 9" is much more than the online wing of fabled scifi publisher Tor - it's an SF fiction magazine as well as a terrific lit blog. And now it's branching out into next-wave publishing with a line of print-on-demand books. » 9/10/09 8:30am 9/10/09 8:30am

New Online Bookstore Is "Agnostic," But It'll Be a Religious Experience… may be the website of one of science fiction's biggest publishers, but their blog has tried to promote good books regardless of the publisher. And now they're extending this "agnostic" approach to their new online store, with fascinating results. » 6/18/09 3:30pm 6/18/09 3:30pm

Why Dune Is The Perfect SF Novel For People Who Only Read Fantasy

Over at, Douglas Cohen has a great explanation for why your friends who only read fantasy - the ones who don't like a book unless it's got dragons and swords - will like Frank Herbert's classic space epic Dune. » 4/09/09 11:40am 4/09/09 11:40am

Mars Invades Earth With X-Rated Movies: Hear For Yourself!

Bizarre, pornographic silent movies turn up, allegedly made in 1911 — and then they start to feature uncannily real-looking Martians and other creatures straight out of Edgar Rice Burroughs' stories. The bitchy, demented story "The Film-makers Of Mars" could only be the work of Geoff Ryman (Air). It was published at… » 1/03/09 1:00pm 1/03/09 1:00pm

Tor Puts New Story Online To Read, Remix continued their amazing series of original stories yesterday with a new novella by Little Brother's Cory Doctorow, entitled The Things that Make Me Weak and Strange Get Engineered Away. Go and read it; if it's not your kind of thing, you can fix that by editing it yourself, as it's the first story to… » 8/07/08 3:30pm 8/07/08 3:30pm

Get Your Daily Dose of Scifi Authors at

Tor Books, one of the biggest and most venerable publishers of excellent science fiction writing, has just launched a new blog that promises to bring the crunchy goodness of a Tor book to your RSS reader every day. With contributors like scifi authors Charles Stross and John Scalzi, as well as scifi art maven Irene… » 7/21/08 11:00am 7/21/08 11:00am