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Worlds Without End Roll-Your-Own Reading Challenge

2018 Tor.com Free Short Fiction Reading Challenge

2018 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 2018 – December 2018

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

Note: You must be a logged in member of WWEnd to join this challenge. Join WWEnd

Administrator

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The Martian Obelisk
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Lightbringers and Rainmakers
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The Atonement Tango
Binti: The Night Masquerade
A Burden Shared
Dark Warm Heart
Day of the Kraken
Ecdysis
The Fire Gown
The Future of Hunger in the Age of Programmable Matter
A Ghost Story
Hold-Time Violations
The House of Dreams
The Human Engineer
A Human Stain
The Last Novelist:  (or A Dead Lizard in the Yard)
The Library of Lost Things
The Martian in the Wood
The Martian Obelisk
The Mongolian Wizard
The Old Dispensation
Passing Strange
Sanctuary
Swift, Brutal Retaliation
Uncanny Valley
ZeroS
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Among the Thorns
The Angelus Guns
The Best We Can
Bourbon, Sugar, Grace
Burning Girls
The Cage
Cold Wind
Combustion Hour
Come See the Living Dryad
A Cup of Salt Tears
Dark Warm Heart
A Dead Djinn in Cairo
The Devil in America
Dragonkin
Ecdysis
The End of the End of Everything
Equoid
Everything that Isn't Winter
Excerpts from a Film (1942-1987)
Extracurricular Activities
The Hanging Game
Hello, Moto
The High Lonesome Frontier
A Human Stain
The Ink Readers of Doi Saket
The Insects of Love
La beauté sans vertu
The Lady Astronaut of Mars
The Lamentation of Their Women
The Library of Lost Things
Listen
The Martian in the Wood
The Martian Obelisk
Mental Diplopia
Microbiota and the Masses: A Love Story
The Night Cyclist
Old Dead Futures
The Old Dispensation
One
Our Human
The Pigeon Summer
Ponies
Red
Red as Blood and White as Bone
The Scholast in the Low Waters Kingdom
Selfies
Shape Without Form, Shade Without Color
Sing
Sleep Walking Now and Then
Super Bass
Terrain
This Chance Planet
Uncanny Valley
Variations on an Apple
A Vector Alphabet of Interstellar Travel
The Virtual Swallows of Hog Island
Waiting on a Bright Moon
Wakulla Springs
The Water That Falls on You from Nowhere
Waters of Versailles
You Know How the Story Goes
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divinenanny

All Systems Red
Binti
Binti: Home
Binti: The Night Masquerade
The Black Tides of Heaven
Every Heart a Doorway
Infomocracy
The Ink Readers of Doi Saket
Killing Gravity
The Lady Astronaut of Mars
The Only Harmless Great Thing
The Pauper Prince and the Eucalyptus Jinn
River of Teeth
The Sorcerer of the Wildeeps
The Tallest Doll in New York City
Unlocked:  An Oral History of Haden's Syndrome
Wakulla Springs
Winter Tide
Witches of Lychford
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Lullaby for a Lost World
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Ballroom Blitz
Damage
Elephants and Corpses
Fabulous Beasts
Ginga
Hold-Time Violations
The Language of Knives
The Log Goblin
The Museum and the Music Box
Oral Argument
The Pauper Prince and the Eucalyptus Jinn
Please Undo This Hurt
Schrödinger's Gun
The Shape of My Name
Some Gods of El Paso
The Thyme Fiend
Variations on an Apple
Waters of Versailles
The Ways of Walls and Words
The Year of the Rat
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The Atonement Tango
Microbiota and the Masses: A Love Story
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Among the Silvering Herd
Anyway: Angie
Bitter Grounds
Bourbon, Sugar, Grace
Breaking Water
A Burden Shared
The Cage
Chapter 15.5: Intersections and Interlopers
The City Quiet as Death
The Cockroach Hat
Cold Fires
Come See the Living Dryad
The Courtship of the Queen
Crazy Me
Crispin's Model
Damage
Discards
Dormanna
Dune Time
Eve of Sin City
Everything that Isn't Winter
Extracurricular Activities
Fangs for Hire
Fare Thee Well
Farewell Performance
Fields of Gold
The Final Now
Freedom is Space for the Spirit
A Ghost Story
Good People
The Great Detective
Headache
Hexagrammaton
The House That George Built
A Human Stain
I, Cthulhu
The Lamentation of Their Women
Lawful Interception
Lee at the Alamo
The Library of Lost Things
Listen
Little Knife
Loco
The Lunatics
The Man with the Knives
The Martian in the Wood
The Martian Obelisk
The Monster's Million Faces
The Monsters of Heaven
The Mothers of Voorhisville
New World Blues
The Night Cyclist
Night's Slow Poison
Nine-Tenths of the Law
The Old Dispensation
Olga
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Our Candidate
A Pest Most Fiendish
Preparations
Rag and Bone
Ragnarok
River of Souls
Sacrifice of the First Sheason
The Sigma Structure Symphony
Sing
Small Offerings
Small Wars
Specimen 313
The Star and the Rockets
The Story of Kao Yu
The Strange Case of Mr. Salad Monday
A Stroke of Dumb Luck
Sweetheart
Swingers
The Terrible Old Man
Thanatos Beach
There Will Always Be a Max
These Deathless Bones
Thief of War
The Thing About Growing up in Jokertown
This World Is Full of Monsters
Tom, Thom
The Too-Clever Fox
Tourists
Typecasting
Vilcabamba
The Virtual Swallows of Hog Island
Wave of Infection
What Doctor Gottlieb Saw
The White-Throated Transmigrant
Wikihistory
Wild Things
The Witch of Duva
The Woman Who Shook the World-Tree
Zeppelin City