Tor.com: Selected Original Fiction, 2008-2012

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9781480575653: Tor.com: Selected Original Fiction, 2008-2012

This outstanding collection of short stories features some of the best of Tor.com original fiction, in audio for the first time. Written for and originally published exclusively on Tor.com, this audiobook includes Nebula and World Fantasy Award-nominated short stories, brand-new fiction from bestselling authors, and tales that feature characters and worlds that listeners already know and love.

In this unique story collection, listeners will enjoy fiction from Sylvia Day, John Scalzi, Brandon Sanderson, and many others. The collection includes:

“Earth Hour” by Ken MacLeod
“Eve of Sin City” by Sylvia Day, featuring Evangeline Hollis of the Marked series
“The President’s Brain is Missing” by John Scalzi
“Overtime” by Charles Stross, set in the world of The Laundry Files
“Firstborn” by Brandon Sanderson
“Down on the Farm” by Charles Stross, set in the world of The Laundry Files
“After the Coup” by John Scalzi
“The Finite Canvas” by Brit Mandelo
“Swift, Brutal Retaliation” by Meghan McCarron
“Portrait of Lisane da Patagnia” by Rachel Swirsky

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Product Description:

The best of Tor.com original fiction, with stories published through 2012. A curated list of 10 short stories that were written for, acquired by and originally published on Tor.com. Three of these stories were nominated for Nebulas. Featuring: Earth Hour by Ken MacLeod Eve of Sin City by Sylvia Day The President’s Brain is Missing by John Scalzi Overtime by Charles Stross Firstborn by Brandon Sanderson Down on the Farm by Charles Stross After the Coup by John Scalzi The Finite Canvas by Brit Mandelo Swift, Brutal Retaliation by Meghan McCarron Portrait of Lisane da Patagnia by Rachel Swirsky

About the Author:

John Scalzi is the author of several SF novels including the bestselling Old Man’s War sequence, comprising Old Man’s War, The Ghost Brigades, and the New York Times-bestselling The Last Colony. He is a winner of science fiction’s John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, and he won the Hugo Award for Your Hate Mail Will Be Graded, a collection of essays from his popular blog Whatever. His latest novel, Fuzzy Nation, hit the New York Times bestseller list in its first week on sale. He lives in Ohio with his wife and daughter.

Sylvia Day is the #1 New York Times and #1 international bestselling author of over twenty award-winning novels sold in more than forty countries. She is a #1 bestselling author in twenty-five countries, with over 16 million copies of her books in print. Her Crossfire series has been optioned for television by Lionsgate. Visit Sylvia at www.SylviaDay.com, Facebook.com/AuthorSylviaDay, and on Twitter @SylDay.

Brandon Sanderson is the author of the internationally best- selling Mistborn trilogy, and he was chosen to complete Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time series. His books have been published in more than twenty-five languages and have sold millions of copies worldwide. He lives and writes in Utah. To learn more about Brandon and his books, visit him at brandonsanderson.com.

Charles Stross, born in 1964, is a full-time science fiction writer and resident of Edinburgh, Scotland. The author of six Hugo-nominated novels and winner of the 2005 Hugo Award for best novella (“The Concrete Jungle”), Stross has had his work translated into more than twelve languages. He has worked as a pharmacist, software developer, and tech-industry journalist.

Ken MacLeod was born in Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Scotland, on August 2, 1954. He is married with two grown-up children and lives in West Lothian. He has an Honours and Masters degree in biological subjects and worked for some years in the IT industry. Since 1997 he has been a full-time writer, and in 2009 was Writer in Residence at the ESRC Genomics Policy and Research Forum at Edinburgh University. He is the author of twelve novels, from The Star Fraction (1995) to The Restoration Game (2010), and many articles and short stories. His novels have received two BSFA awards and three Prometheus Awards, and several have been short-listed for the Clarke and Hugo Awards. Ken MacLeod's weblog is The Early Days of a Better Nation: http://kenmacleod.blogspot.com.

Brit Mandelo is a writer, critic, and occasional editor whose primary fields of interest are speculative fiction, feminism, and queer literature, especially when the three coincide. Her work - fiction, nonfiction, poetry; she wears a lot of hats - has been featured in magazines such as Clarkesworld, Tor.com, and Ideomancer. She also writes regularly for Tor.com and has several column series there, including "Queering SFF" and the ongoing "Reading Joanna Russ," which explores Russ's oeuvre book by book. She is also the editor of Beyond Binary: Genderqueer and Sexually Fluid Speculative Fiction.

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