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Worlds Without End Roll-Your-Own Reading Challenge

2024 Tor.com Free Short Fiction Reading Challenge

2024 Tor.com Free Short Fiction Reading Challenge

Back from hiatus is the Tor.com Free Short Fiction Reading Challenge!

This challenge is for individual short stories and novellas put out by Tor.com. We have over 450 of them listed on the site so far and you'll find links over to Tor in the story descriptions so you can read them for free on their site. How cool is that?

And since its Tor, you know the authors are top notch household names... well, in more geeky households anyway. Authors like Kim Stanley Robinson, Ellen Kushner, Michael Swanwick, Seanan McGuire, Harry Turtledove, Kameron Hurley, Eileen Gunn, and Charles Stross to name just a few. These are a mix of original fiction and reprints in a multitude of sub-genres so there is plenty for everyone to love.

So the rules are simple: pick any shorts you like from Tor.com for your list. They don't have to be the freebies either -- Tor won't mind a bit if you buy some of their non-free novellas -- but they do have to be from Tor. As usual we encourage you to take a flyer on some new authors. No reviews required but we do want to know about what you're reading so drop by the forum to let us know how you're doing. Don't let the reading level numbers scare you off -- these are shorts after all.

Challenge Details
Genre: Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror
Challenge Span: January 2024 – December 2024

Reading Levels
Select your reading level below. You can adjust your level up or down at any time during the challenge.

 Conjurer = 12 books + 0 reviews
 Magician = 24 books + 0 reviews
 Sorcerer = 36 books + 0 reviews
 Wizard = 48 books + 0 reviews

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Administrator

Administrator

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The Dark House
Nine Last Days on Planet Earth
Old Media
Skinner Box
Yiwu
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After the Animal Flesh Beings
An Easy Job
The Border Keeper
The Canadian Miracle
Ceffo
The Counterworld
Counting Casualties
The Dark House
Detonation Boulevard
Even If Such Ways Are Bad
Form 8774-D
Headhunting
A Heart Between Teeth
How to Cook and Eat the Rich
Ivy, Angelica, Bay
Jack O'Dander
The Job at the End of the World
The Locked Coffin: A Judge Dee Mystery
Nine Last Days on Planet Earth
Not the Most Romantic Thing
On the Fox Roads
The Passing of the Dragon
Pretty Good Neighbor
The Puppetmaster
The River and the World Remade
The River Judge
Salt Water
Sinew and Steel and What They Told
Some Ways to Retell a Fairy Tale
The Sound of Reindeer
The Star-Bear
Sun River
The Tale of Clancy the Scrivener
The Three O'Clock Dragon
Time: Marked and Mended
What It Means to Be a Car
Hneite

Hneite

The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2023
The Chronologist
Evan: A Remainder
From the Editorial Page of the Falchester Weekly Review
The Future Library
Grow
Hell Is the Absence of God
L'Esprit de L'Escalier
Let All the Children Boogie
Liking What You See:  A Documentary
meat+drink
Men, Women, and Chainsaws
Mislaid in Parts Half-Known
The Red Mother
Seven Birthdays
Seventy-Two Letters
Story of Your Life
This World Is Full of Monsters
The Tusks of Extinction
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The Expert System's Champion
Finna
The Ghost Line
Inside Man
Into the Riverlands
Knowledgeable Creatures
Mammoths at the Gates
Miranda in Milan
The Monster of Elendhaven
Prosper's Demon
A Spindle Splintered
Thornhedge
lisagarrity

lisagarrity

#Selfcare
AI and the Trolley Problem
Also, the Cat
Anabasis
The Canadian Miracle
Ceffo
The Dark House
The Far Side of the Universe
Form 8774-D
From the Editorial Page of the Falchester Weekly Review
The Girlfriend's Guide to Gods
Grace's Family
Hammer and Tongs and a Rusty Nail
His Footsteps, Through Darkness and Light
Judge Dee and the Limits of the Law
Let All the Children Boogie
Liminal Spaces
Mammoths at the Gates
Mrs. Sorensen and the Sasquatch
Of All the New Yorks in All the Worlds
Old Media
On Safari in R'lyeh and Carcosa with Gun and Camera
The Passing of the Dragon
The River and the World Remade
The Tale of Clancy the Scrivener
Thornhedge
The Three O'Clock Dragon
The Time Invariance of Snow
A Well-Fed Companion
What It Means to Be a Car
Wild Spaces
Worlds Seen in Passing:  Ten Years of Tor.com Short Fiction
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MaggieK

The Expert System's Brother
The Guile
A History of What Comes Next
I, Cthulhu
January Fifteenth
The Kite Maker
Schrödinger's Gun
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Weesam

AI and the Trolley Problem
Angel of the Blockade
Any Way the Wind Blows
Articulated Restraint
Beyond the El
Black Friday
Blue Morphos in the Garden
Breakwater
Circus Girl, The Hunter, and Mirror Boy
Deriving Life
Eyes I Dare Not Meet in Dreams
For He Can Creep
The Future of Hunger in the Age of Programmable Matter
The Ghoul Goes West
Grace's Family
The Guile
The Heart of Owl Abbas
His Footsteps, Through Darkness and Light
Home: Habitat, Range, Niche, Territory
Into the Gray
The Kite Maker
Knowledgeable Creatures
The Last Banquet of Temporal Confections
Loss of Signal
Mama Bruise
Meat and Salt and Sparks
Microbiota and the Masses: A Love Story
Murder in the Spook House
The Nearest
The Need for Air
The New Prometheus
The Night Sun
No Flight Without the Shatter
Of All the New Yorks in All the Worlds
Old Media
One/Zero
Our King and His Court
Party Discipline
Played Your Eyes
Recoveries
Skinner Box
The Song
Triquetra
Two Truths and a Lie
Where Would You Be Now?
The Word of Flesh and Soul
Worth Her Weight in Gold
Yiwu