When We Were Heroes


Daniel Abraham - 2013
    R. Martin's Wild Cards multi-author shared-world universe has been thrilling readers for over 25 years. Now, in addition to overseeing the ongoing publication of new Wild Cards books (like 2011's Fort Freak), Martin is also commissioning and editing new Wild Cards stories for publication on Tor.com. Daniel Abraham's "When We Were Heroes" is an affecting examination of celebrity, privacy, and the different ways people deal with notoriety and fame--problems not made easier when what you're famous for are superpowers that even you don't fully understand.At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied.

How to Move Spheres and Influence People


Marko Kloos - 2019
     In Marko Kloos's short story "How to Move Spheres and Influence People" an outcast learns how to fit in at her school and much more...T. K. hates a lot of things, but at the moment, it's how she becomes the #1 target during dodgeball at gym. Everything changes, however, when she discovers that she has the ace ability to direct spherical objects. With this newfound ability, she makes her classmates pay! But her powers are made for more than petty revenge, as she soon discovers while on a family vacation.At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Jaguar House, in Shadow


Aliette de Bodard - 2010
    She held them, wrapped tight in the palm of her hands, as the guards walked her back. And when she was alone once more, she stared at them for a long while, feeling the tremor start in her fingers–the hunger, the craving for normality–for oblivion.The mind wanders–backwards, into the only time worth remembering.

Discards


David D. Levine - 2016
    David D. Levine's "Discards" introduces Tiago Gonçalves, a teenager who scrapes collecting recyclables from the landfills of Rio de Janeiro. But after the Wild Card virus infects him, he learns to build something more.At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

All the Lies That Are My Life


Harlan Ellison - 1980
    Introduction by Robert Silverberg. Afterwords by Norman Spinrad, Vonda N McIntyre, Robert Sheckley, Philip Jose Farmer, Thomas M Disch, and Edward Bryant.

Staying Behind


Ken Liu - 2011
    Originally published in Clarkesworld Magazine, Issue 61, the story is now also available online at tor.com as an excerpt of Liu's story collection The Hidden Girl and Other Stories.

The Best Time Travel Stories of All Time


Barry N. MalzbergGeoffrey A. Landis - 2003
    Malzberg. Features "The Battle of Long Island" by Nancy Kress, "The Man Who Came Early" by Poul Anderson, "A Little Something for Us Tempunauts" by Philip K. Dick, "3 RMS GD VIEW" by Karen Haber, "Hawksbill Station" by Robert Silverberg, and "Time-Tipping" by Jack M. Dann.

Nuestra Señora de la Esperanza


Carrie Vaughn - 2014
    In Carrie Vaughn's "Nuestra Señora de la Esperanza," ace Ana Cortez discovers that sometimes to be truly healed, you must return to your roots.

Space Jockey; The Green Hills of Earth


Robert A. Heinlein - 1947
    "The green hills of Earth" is the fascinating tale of the Blind Singer of the Spaceways, a legend from Marsopolis to the Jovian asteroids. Jake Pemberton is a "Space jockey" on the regular run from Earth to the moon-- when disaster strikes, it takes guts to ride his ship home safely.~~~Warner Audio Publishing : 2145.Duration: 70 mins.Reader: Colin Fox.

Best of Beyond the Stars


Patrice FitzgeraldAnn Christy - 2018
    Exotic aliens. Far-flung planets. Fifteen fabulous tales that will thrill and surprise you, some chosen from previous BEYOND THE STARS volumes, and some brand new. Come along as these award-winning authors sweep you along on adventures as broad as the universe and as deep as their imagination. Welcome to the Best of Beyond the Stars!

Chronicle Worlds: Tails of Dystopia


Samuel PeraltaCheri Lasota - 2017
    Discover Tails of Dystopia.-----Proceeds from this volume of The Future Chronicles help support the charity Pets for Vets, which rescues and re-trains shelter animals and matches them with military veterans in need of a companion animal.

What Good Is a Glass Dagger?


Larry Niven - 1972
    In later years he regretted that. He had kept the secret of the Warlock's Wheel for several normal lifetimes. The demon-sword Glirendree and its stupid barbarian captive would have killed him, no question of that. But no mere demon could have been as dangerous as that secret. Now it was out, spreading like ripples on a pond. The battle between Glirendree and the Warlock was too good a tale not to tell. Soon no man would call himself a magician who did not know that magic could be used up. So simple, so dangerous a secret. The wonder was that nobody had noticed it before. A year after the battle with Glirendree, near the end of a summer day, Aran the Peacemonger came to Shayl Village to steal the Warlock's Wheel. Locus Poll Award Nominee

The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, July/August 2018


C.C. FinlayAshley Blooms - 2018
    BeckettNOVELETS"Visible Cities" by Rachel Pollack"Broken Wings" by William LedbetterSHORT STORIES"The Phobos Experience" by Mary Robinette Kowal"The Prevaricator" by Matthew Hughes"The Queen of the Peri Takes Her Time" by Corey Flintoff"The Adjunct" by Cassandra Rose Clarke"Bedtime Story" by James Sallis"Morbier" by R.S. Benedict"Hainted" by Ashley BloomsPOEMS"Red Rising" by Mary Soon LeeDEPARTMENTS"Books to Look For" by Charles de Lint"Musing on Books" by Michelle West"Science: Why Do Kites Fly?" by Jerry Oltion"Films: In the Queue" by David J. Skal"Coming Attractions""Curiosities" by Paul Di FilippoCARTOONSNick Downes, Bill Long, Danny Shanahan,COVER"Big Mars" by Bob Eggleton

The Elephant in the Room


Paul Cornell - 2013
    R. Martin's Wild Cards multi-author shared-world universe has been thrilling readers for over 25 years. Now, in addition to overseeing the ongoing publication of new Wild Cards books (like 2011's Fort Freak, Martin is also commissioning and editing new Wild Cards stories for publication on Tor.com. Paul Cornell's "The Elephant in the Room" is the tale of a young woman who can temporarily take on the superpowers of people she's near...and of the crisis this leads her into as she struggles to deal with an overcontrolling mother, a very strange boyfriend, and the beginning of a career.At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied.

The Color of Paradox


A.M. Dellamonica - 2014
    Dellamonica, is a science fiction story about one of a series of time travelers sent back to the past in order to buy more time for the human race, which in the future is on the verge of extinction.At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied.