By John Scalzi, Jo Walton, Ellen Datlow, Marie Brennan, Richard Bowes, Maria Dahvana Headley, Nicola Griffith, Adam Christopher, Ke

A suite of a few of the easiest unique brief fiction released on Tor.com in 2014. comprises tales by way of Charlie Jane Anders, Dale Bailey, Kelly Barnhill, Richard Bowes, Marie Brennan, Adam Christopher, John Chu, A. M. Dellamonica, Ruthanna Emrys, Max Gladstone, Kathleen Ann Goonan, Nicola Griffith, Maria Dahvana Headley, Pasi Ilmari Jaskääläinen, Yoon Ha Lee, Ken Liu, Seanan Mcguire, Daniel José Older, Mary Rickert, John Scalzi, Veronica Schanoes, Genevieve Valentine, Jo Walton, Kai Ashante Wilson, Ray wooden, and Isabel Yap.

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