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A collection of some of the best original science fiction and fantasy short fiction published on Tor.com in 2019.

Includes stories by:
Elizabeth Bear
Siobhan Carroll
John Chu
Greg Egan
Kathleen Ann Goonan
S. L. Huang
Carole Johnstone
KJ Kabza
Erinn L. Kemper
Mary Robinette Kowal
Rich Larson
M. Evan MacGriogir
Seanan McGuire
Lis Mitchell
Mimi Mondal
Annalee Newitz
Silvia Park
Laurie Penny
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ebook, 768 pages
Published January 29th 2020 by Tor Books
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Gavin
Feb 07, 2020 rated it it was ok
Very formulaic, two or three formulae. 1) the tragic child; 2) bullied outcast responding with excess force; 3) Gaiman-Whedon fairytales winking too hard. Portentous in all but five cases, mostly clumsily so. Glorifying bad decisions just because they are autonomous. Sprinkling of non-English languages, otherwise less knowledge than I look for. Good amount of very bad poetry too.

I'd have stopped reading this about a quarter through, but I was looking for new writers. I figured that if Tor
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Glenda
Feb 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone
Shelves: sf-f
Excellent.

I need to re-read this, soon, because I think I devoured it too fast, and there are stories leaving echoes in my mind that I need to trace.

Elizabeth Bear's "Deriving Life" is one of them. I'd read Soibhan Carroll's "For He Can Creep" when it was first on the website, and still find it delightful... but then, I first encountered Jeoffry as a teen in the mid-60s when I was a member of a group performing Britten's "Rejoice in the Lamb". Mary Robinette Kowal's "Articulated Restraint" has
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Eric
Feb 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
24 excellent short stories in the fantasy and science-fiction genres, available for now for free (their earlier editions in the series mostly no longer are, so I presume this one won't remain so either), by as far as I know all currently living writers - if like me you like this sort of thing, this is definitely the sort of thing you'll like :)
Jen
Feb 08, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Excellent collection- it's been quite a while (too long) since I've read short stories, so it was a real treat. And a very high count of "stories I like" vs. "stories that didn't work for me", so it was win-win all around. I now have a lot more authors on my to-read list.
Annette Jordan
Feb 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Phenomenal collection

A phenomenal collection from some of the best authors sci- fi and speculative fiction have to offer. There is literally something for everyone.
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Jan 30, 2020 marked it as to-read
Things I love:
- Tor short stories
- Short story collections
- This book, most likely
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