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Worlds Seen in Passing

Irene Gallo

Worlds Seen in Passing

Worlds Seen in Passing is an anthology of award-winning, eye-opening, genre-defining science fiction, fantasy, and horror from Tor.com's first ten years, edited by Irene Gallo.

"A fresh new story going up at Tor.com is always an Event."—Charlie Jane Anders

Since it began in 2008, Tor.com has explored countless new worlds of fiction, delving into possible and impossible futures, alternate and intriguing pasts, and realms of fantasy previously unexplored. Its hundreds of remarkable stories span from science fiction to fantasy to horror, and everything in between. Now Tor.com is making some of those worlds available for the first time in print.

This volume collects some of the best short stories Tor.com has to offer, with Hugo and Nebula Award-winning short stories and novelettes chosen from all ten years of the program.

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

“Six Months, Three Days” by Charlie Jane Anders

“Damage” by David D. Levine

“The Best We Can” by Carrie Vaughn

“The City Born Great” by N. K. Jemisin

“A Vector Alphabet of Interstellar Travel” by Yoon Ha Lee

“Waiting on a Bright Moon” by JY Yang

“Elephants and Corpses” by Kameron Hurley

“About Fairies” by Pat Murphy

“The Hanging Game” by Helen Marshall

“The Water That Falls on You from Nowhere” by John Chu

“A Cup of Salt Tears” by Isabel Yap

“The Litany of Earth” by Ruthanna Emrys

“Brimstone and Marmalade” by Aaron Corwin

“Reborn” by Ken Liu

“Please Undo This Hurt” by Seth Dickinson

“The Language of Knives” by Haralambi Markov

“The Shape of My Name” by Nino Cipri

“Eros, Philia, Agape” by Rachel Swirsky

“The Lady Astronaut of Mars” by Mary Robinette Kowal

“Last Son of Tomorrow” by Greg van Eekhout

“Ponies” by Kij Johnson

“La beauté sans vertu” by Genevieve Valentine

“A Fist of Permutations in Lightning and Wildflowers” by Alyssa Wong

“A Kiss With Teeth” by Max Gladstone

“The Last Banquet of Temporal Confections” by Tina Connolly

“The End of the End of Everything” by Dale Bailey

“Breaking Water” by Indrapramit Das

“Your Orisons May Be Recorded” by Laurie Penny

“The Tallest Doll in New York City” by Maria Dahvana Headley

“The Cage” by A.M. Dellamonica

“In the Sight of Akresa” by Ray Wood

“Terminal” by Lavie Tidhar

“The Witch of Duva” by Leigh Bardugo

“Daughter of Necessity” by Marie Brennan

“Among the Thorns” by Veronica Schanoes

“These Deathless Bones” by Cassandra Khaw

“Mrs. Sorensen and the Sasquatch” by Kelly Barnhill

“This World Is Full of Monsters” by Jeff VanderMeer

“The Devil in America” by Kai Ashante Wilson

“A Short History of the Twentieth Century, or, When You Wish Upon A Star” by Kathleen Ann Goonan

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ISBN: 9781250171238
ISBN10: 1250171237
6.48 x 9.38 inches , 576 Pages

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ISBN: 9781250171252
ISBN10: 1250171253
592 Pages

About the Author

IRENE GALLO is the associate publisher of Tor.com and the creative director of Tor Books. As Tor Books’ creative director, Irene has established the look and design of an incalculable number of...

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REVIEWS

"Tor.com hasn't just become one of the most essential places to read short stories online, it's also helped rekindle my excitement about short fiction. A fresh new story going up at Tor.com is always an Event." —Charlie Jane Anders

“VanderMeer both defies and challenges genre boundaries, forcing readers to forget about traditional tropes and clichés and simply enjoy the storytelling.” —John DeNardo, Kirkus on Jeff VanderMeer

"Intricate and extraordinary world-­building."—Naomi Novik, The New York Times on N. K. Jemisin

"Shiver-inducing, of the delicious variety."—Laini Taylor, The New York Times on Leigh Bardugo