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Worlds Without End Roll-Your-Own Reading Challenge

2017 Tor.com Free Short Fiction Reading Challenge

2017 Tor.com Free Short Fiction Reading Challenge

Back for another go 'round is the Tor.com Free Short Fiction Reading Challenge! We had a lot of takers last year and Tor keeps putting out great FREE short fiction so there are lots more to read.

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 and of course we hope you'll try to split your reads between male and female authors. The reviews are just suggestions in this case 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.

Note: WWEnd is still not affiliated with Tor.com. We just like their fiction.

Challenge Details
Genre: Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror
Challenge Span: January 2017 – December 2017

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

 Conjurer = 24 books + 6 reviews
 Magician = 48 books + 12 reviews
 Sorcerer = 72 books + 18 reviews
 Wizard = 96 books + 24 reviews

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Administrator

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Ann Walker

Ann Walker

The Awakening of Insects
Blue is a Darkness Weakened by Light
A Burden Shared
Caligo Lane
Catch 'Em in the Act
The City Born Great
Come See the Living Dryad
Dragons of Tomorrow
Ecdysis
Excerpts from a Film (1942-1987)
A Fist of Permutations in Lightning and Wildflowers
The Greenest Gecko
The Litany of Earth
The Loud Table
Mental Diplopia
Microbiota and the Masses: A Love Story
Nevertheless, She Persisted
Oral Argument
Ponies
Ratspeak
Reverse Documentary
The Scholast in the Low Waters Kingdom
Small Wars
The Story of Kao Yu
Sweetlings
That Game We Played During the War
Typecasting
The Weather
When Stars Are Scattered
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After the Coup
Bogieman
Bugs in the Arroyo
The Cat Who Walked a Thousand Miles
Catch 'Em in the Act
Chains
Chicken Little
The City Quiet as Death
Cold Fires
The Cold Flame
Divided by Infinity
Down on the Farm
Eros, Philia, Agape
Every Heart a Doorway
The Film-makers of Mars
First Flight
Firstborn
The Ghost of Leadville
The Girl Who Sang Rose Madder
The Green Bird
The Horrid Glory of Its Wings
Jack and the Aktuals, or, Physical Applications of Transfinite Set Theory
The Lunatics
A Memory of Wind
The Monsters of Heaven
Playing Nice With God's Bowling Ball
Shade
Small Offerings
The Strange Case of Mr. Salad Monday
The Terrible Old Man
The Walk
A Water Matter
A Weeping Czar Beholds the Fallen Moon
Wikihistory
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The Art of Space Travel
The Autobiography of a Traitor and a Half-Savage
Breaking Water
Caligo Lane
The Caretakers
The City Born Great
Clover
A Dead Djinn in Cairo
The Destroyer
Everything that Isn't Winter
Fabulous Beasts
Fiber
Finnegan’s Field
A Fist of Permutations in Lightning and Wildflowers
Foundation
The Great Detective
Her Scales Shine Like Music
The High Lonesome Frontier
A Human Stain
La beauté sans vertu
Lullaby for a Lost World
The Maiden Thief
meat+drink
Microbiota and the Masses: A Love Story
Nevertheless, She Persisted
Terminal
That Game We Played During the War
Those Who Watch
The Three Lives of Sonata James
Traumphysik
The Weather
The Weight of Memories
Weight of the Dead
Your Orisons May Be Recorded
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The City Born Great
The Thing About Growing up in Jokertown
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Binti: Home
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The Awakening of Insects
Clover
Cold War
The Colonel
Combustion Hour
The Dogs of Athens
Dragonkin
Dragons of Tomorrow
Dune: Red Plague
Extracurricular Activities
Fireworks in the Rain
A Fist of Permutations in Lightning and Wildflowers
La beauté sans vertu
meat+drink
A Pest Most Fiendish
The Running of the Bulls
The Scholast in the Low Waters Kingdom
Seven Birthdays
Tear Tracks
Terminal
That Game We Played During the War
Those Who Watch
Totem Poles
The Virtual Swallows of Hog Island
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GiantPanda

The Atonement Tango
The Awakening of Insects
A Burden Shared
Come See the Living Dryad
Dark Warm Heart
Ecdysis
Excerpts from a Film (1942-1987)
Extracurricular Activities
The Greenest Gecko
Hexagrammaton
A Human Stain
The Last Novelist (or A Dead Lizard in the Yard)
Losing Heart Among the Tall
Mental Diplopia
Microbiota and the Masses: A Love Story
Nevertheless, She Persisted
The Old Dispensation
The Scholast in the Low Waters Kingdom
Sweetlings
The Virtual Swallows of Hog Island
When Stars Are Scattered
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100 African Writers of SFF
Agents of Dreamland
The Anderson Project
The Atonement Tango
Binti: Home
Brother’s Ruin
Chalk
Chicken Little
The City Born Great
The Delirium Brief
Down Among the Sticks and Bones
Dusk or Dark or Dawn or Day
First Flight
A Fist of Permutations in Lightning and Wildflowers
The Fortress at the End of Time
Greedy Pigs
A Human Stain
Idle Ingredients
La beauté sans vertu
Lightning in the Blood
The Lost Child of Lychford
Lullaby for a Lost World
Nevertheless, She Persisted
Null States
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Oral Argument
The Palencar Project
Passing Strange
Prompt. Professional. Pop!
Proof of Concept
Red as Blood and White as Bone
Seven Birthdays
The Story of Kao Yu
Strongest Conjuration
A Taste of Honey
What Makes a River
Women of Harry Potter
Writing Women Characters Into Epic Fantasy Without Quotas
Your Orisons May Be Recorded
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The Atonement Tango
A Human Stain
The Story of Kao Yu
The Thing About Growing up in Jokertown
The Virtual Swallows of Hog Island
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The Art of Space Travel
The Autobiography of a Traitor and a Half-Savage
Blue is a Darkness Weakened by Light
A Burden Shared
The City Born Great
Cold-Forged Flame
Dragons of Tomorrow
Everything that Isn't Winter
First Kill
The Loud Table
Lullaby for a Lost World
A Pest Most Fiendish
Reverse Documentary
Seven Birthdays
The Story of Kao Yu
That Game We Played During the War
The Thing About Growing up in Jokertown
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After the Coup
The City Born Great
A Pest Most Fiendish
Reverse Documentary
This Chance Planet
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The City Born Great
Every Heart a Doorway
A Fist of Permutations in Lightning and Wildflowers
Forest of Memory
I, Cthulhu
Our Human
That Game We Played During the War
Where the Trains Turn
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Among the Thorns
The Angelus Guns
The Battle of the Round
Brimstone and Marmalade
A Burden Shared
Dog
Doppel
First Flight
A Fist of Permutations in Lightning and Wildflowers
The Hanging Game
In the Cave of the Delicate Singers
Listen
The Log Goblin
The Loud Table
meat+drink
The Old Dispensation
Orphan Pirates of the Spanish Main
Sing
The Story of Kao Yu
That Game We Played During the War
Warm Up
When We Were Heroes
The Witch of Duva
Writing Women Characters Into Epic Fantasy Without Quotas
Rhondak101

Rhondak101

And the Burned Moths Remain
Come See the Living Dryad
Daughter of Necessity
The Death of Me
The Fermi Paradox Is Our Business Model
A Fist of Permutations in Lightning and Wildflowers
Four Horsemen, at Their Leisure
The Ghost of Cwmlech Manor
The Great Detective
Listen
A Long Spoon
Lullaby for a Lost World
Rag and Bone
Red as Blood and White as Bone
Seven Birthdays
Seven Commentaries on an Imperfect Land
Shall We Gather
Sing
Sleep Walking Now and Then
The Story of Kao Yu
The Two Weddings of Bronwyn Hyatt
Variations on an Apple
Where the Trains Turn
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robyn

The City Born Great
Extracurricular Activities
A Fist of Permutations in Lightning and Wildflowers
The Great Detective
A Human Stain
Microbiota and the Masses: A Love Story
Red as Blood and White as Bone
Seven Birthdays
The Thing About Growing up in Jokertown
The Virtual Swallows of Hog Island
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And the Burned Moths Remain
At the End of Babel
Beauty Belongs to the Flowers
Bugs in the Arroyo
The Cage
The Caretakers
Cold Fires
Come See the Living Dryad
Contains Multitudes
A Cup of Salt Tears
Dark Warm Heart
Ecdysis
Elephants and Corpses
Eros, Philia, Agape
Escape to Other Worlds with Science Fiction
Every Heart a Doorway
Excerpts from a Film (1942-1987)
Farewell Performance
Fields of Gold
The Final Now
Firstborn
A Fist of Permutations in Lightning and Wildflowers
Four Horsemen, at Their Leisure
Grace Immaculate
Hexagrammaton
A Human Stain
The Insects of Love
The Language of Knives
Listen
Little Knife
The Loud Table
Mad Maudlin
A Memory of Wind
Men Who Wish to Drown
Mental Diplopia
The Monster's Million Faces
Nevertheless, She Persisted
The Oregon Trail Diary of Willa Porter
Porn & Revolution in the Peaceable Kingdom
Portrait of Lisane de Patagnia
The Rotten Beast
Sing
Small Offerings
A Tall Tail
The Too-Clever Fox
The Two Weddings of Bronwyn Hyatt
Variations on an Apple
A Vector Alphabet of Interstellar Travel
What Makes a River
A Window or a Small Box
The Witch of Duva
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Among the Thorns
The Angelus Guns
Business as Usual
The Button Man and the Murder Tree
Cayos in the Stream
Chapter Six
The Christmas Show
The City Born Great
Clover
Cold War
The Colonel
The Color of Paradox
A Cup of Salt Tears
Daughter of Necessity
The Death of Me
The Deepest Rift
The Devil in America
The Dogs of Athens
Doppel
Dragonkin
Dragons of Tomorrow
The Eighth-Grade History Class Visits the Hebrew Home for the Aging
Fabulous Beasts
The Fifth Dragon
Fire Above, Fire Below
Fireworks in the Rain
First Kill
A Fist of Permutations in Lightning and Wildflowers
Foundation
Friedrich the Snow Man
From the Editorial Page of the Falchester Weekly Review
The Ghosts of Christmas
Ginga
The Glass Galago
The Golden Apple of Shangri-La
Homecoming
In the Cave of the Delicate Singers
The Intelligence Director
Jay Lake and the Last Temple of the Monkey King
Jubilee
The Key to the Coward's Spell
Kia and Gio
La beauté sans vertu
The Litany of Earth
Little Knife
A Long Spoon
The Loud Table
Lullaby for a Lost World
Mad Maudlin
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Midway Relics and Dying Breeds
Milagroso
Mrs. Sorensen and the Sasquatch
Nighttime in Caeli-Amur
Old Dead Futures
Our Human
Please Undo This Hurt
Prompt. Professional. Pop!
Ramesses on the Frontier
Ratspeak
Reborn
Rocket Ship to Hell
The Running of the Bulls
Selfies
Seven Commentaries on an Imperfect Land
Shall We Gather
A Short History of the Twentieth Century, or, When You Wish Upon a Star
Sleep Walking Now and Then
Some Desperado
Some Gods of El Paso
Something Going Around
Something Happened Here, But We're Not Quite Sure What It Was
Space Ballet
Strongest Conjuration
Super Bass
The Tallest Doll in New York City
Tear Tracks
Terminal
A Terror
That Game We Played During the War
Totem Poles
Trigger
The Two Weddings of Bronwyn Hyatt
Two's Company
The Ugly Woman of Castello di Putti
Variations on an Apple
A Visit to the House on Terminal Hill
The Walk
The Walking-Stick Forest
Warm Up
The Weight of Memories
When Gods and Vampires Roamed Miami
Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?
Where the Lost Things Are
A Window or a Small Box
The Writ of Years