Some of the Best from Tor.com: 2011 Edition: A Tor.Com Original

Some of the Best from Tor.com: 2011 Edition: A Tor.Com Original

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by Charlie Jane Anders
     
 

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, Michael Swanwick, and Harry Turtedove.

Overview

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, Michael Swanwick, and Harry Turtedove.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781466809734
Publisher:
Tom Doherty Associates
Publication date:
02/14/2012
Series:
A Tor.Com Original
Sold by:
Macmillan
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
596,145
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Patrick Nielsen Hayden and Liz Gorinsky are the fiction editors of Tor.com.


Patrick Nielsen Hayden, called by the Washington Post "one of the most literate and historically aware editors in science fiction," is the winner of three Hugo Awards and the World Fantasy Award for his editorial work?. He is the editor or co-editor of several original and reprint anthologies, including the Starlight series and the young adult anthologies New Magics and New Skies.?
?As an editor at Tor Books for over 25 years, he is responsible for publishing the debut novels of many of the field's best writers, including Maureen F. McHugh, Susan Palwick, Cory Doctorow, Jo Walton, and John Scalzi.


Charlie Jane Anders is an American journalist, editor, and fiction writer. Her novel Choir Boy won a Lambda Literary Award in 2005. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she is managing editor of the science fiction website io9.
James Alan Gardner is a 1989 graduate of the Clarion West Science Fiction Writers Workshop, and has had several science fiction stories and novellas appear in publications such as Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine, Amazing Stories, and The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. He is the author of seven previous novels: Expendable, Commitment Hour, Vigilant, Hunted, Ascending, Trapped, and Radiant. He was the grand prize winner of the 1989 Writers of the Future contest, has won the Aurora Award, and has been nominated for the Hugo and Nebula Awards. He lives in Canada.
Yoon Ha Lee is an American science fiction writer born on January 26, 1979 in Houston, Texas. Her first published story, "The Hundredth Question," appeared in Fantasy&Science Fiction in 1999; since then, over two dozen further stories have appeared. She lives in Pasadena, California.
Nnedi Okorafor, born to Igbo Nigerian parents in Cincinnati, Ohio on April 8, 1974, is an author of fantasy and science fiction for both adults and younger readers. Her children's book Long Juju Man (Macmillan, 2009) won the 2007-08 Macmillan Writer's Prize for Africa, and her adult novel Who Fears Death (DAW, 2010) was a Tiptree Honor Book. She is currently a professor of creative writing at Chicago State University.
PAUL PARK is the author of A Princess of Roumania, and numerous other novels. He published his first novel in the 1980s and swiftly attracted notice as one of the finest authors on the "humanist" wing of American SF. His powerful, densely written narratives of religious and existential crisis on worlds at once exotic and familiar won him comparisons with Gene Wolfe and Brian Aldiss at their best. He lives in North Adams, Massachusetts.
Matthew Sanborn Smith is an American science fiction writer whose work has appeared at Chizine, Albedo One, GUD Magazine, and Challenging Destiny. He contributes to StarShipSofa and has his own podcast.
Michael Swanwick is the winner of five Hugo Awards for his short fiction. His several novels include the Nebula-winning Stations of the Tide, the time-travel novel Bones of the Earth, and the “industrial fantasy” novels The Iron Dragon’s Daughter and The Dragons of Babel. He lives in Philadelphia.

The author of many SF and fantasy novels, including The Guns of the South, the "World War" series, and The Case of the Toxic Spell Dump, Harry Turtledove lives in Los Angeles with his wife, novelist Laura Frankos, and their four daughters.

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Some of the Best from Tor.com: 2011 Edition: A Tor.Com Original 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Maybe I am not the best judge of sff short stories but i found these good but not necessarily great... still pretty entertaining though
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book has short stories the best of all get it i think it's interesting get it if ur smart
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After reading the glowing reviews, I was very disappointed in these short stories. I just did not see anything particularly exceptional or unique in any of the stories. The last story was good l but I am not a big fan of alternate universe tales. The story before would have been good if it hadn't ended so abruptly. More like a teaser to get you to buy the whole novel. Two of the stories were just plain BORING! I couldn't get thru more than about 30 pages.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great stories. Harry Turtledove is one of my favorite authors and the other authors are now my favorites too.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Most of these short stories were quite interesting. The last one by Harry Turtledove about a community in an alternative history time was really compelling - and sobering.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Almost all of these short stories are very good. Several are particularly excellent, either for concept such as the opener about predestination, entertainment such as the '30s noir+robots story, or themes such as Turtledove's Shtetl Days. Highly recommended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
really pretty good
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Awsome
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