Amazon added the following free short stories for pre-order and will be available on June 8th, but I did some checking and found that they are already on Tor.com in multiple formats, PDF, ePub, Mobi, HTML, and MP3. Click on the ebooks’ title to go to Tor.com, or click the images to get them from Amazon.
First Flight: A Tor.Com Original by Mary Robinette Kowal
Eleanor Louise Jackson stood inside the plain steel box of the time machine. It was about the size of an outhouse, but without a bench or windows. She clutched her cane with one hand and her handbag with the other. It felt like the scan was taking far too long, but she was fairly certain that was her nerves talking. Read more »
Overtime: A Tor.Com Original by Charles Stross
All bureaucracies obey certain iron laws, and one of the oldest is this: get your seasonal leave booked early, lest you be trampled in the rush.
I broke the rule this year, and now I’m paying the price. It’s not my fault I failed to book my Christmas leave in time—I was in hospital and heavily sedated. Read more »
Eros, Philia, Agape: A Tor.Com Original by Rachel Swirsky
Lucian packed his possessions before he left. He packed his antique silver serving spoons with the filigreed handles; the tea roses he’d nurtured in the garden window; his jade and garnet rings. He packed the hunk of gypsum-veined jasper that he’d found while strolling on the beach on the first night he’d come to Adriana… Read more »
A Memory of Wind: A Tor.Com Original by Rachel Swirsky
After Helen and her lover Paris fled to Troy, her husband King Menelaus called his allies to war. Under the leadership of King Agamemnon, the allies met in the harbor at Aulis. They prepared to sail for Troy, but they could not depart, for there was no wind. Read more »