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This collection of short stories does have an active table of contents, so you can easily find any story that you wish with ease. Tor of course publish sci-fi and fantasy books, and those related, so there are some of a more horror type within these pages, as well as ones that deal with people’s emotions and feelings as the world as they know it starts to come to an end.
In all this is a good collection to read, each story has its own illustration at the beginning, and one story even has illustrations throughout as well. From people coping with the Last Days, you have babies with wings, a vampire trying to live a normal life with his wife and son, a robotic Private Eye, who finds out that he isn’t necessarily doing what he is supposed to do, along with the possibility that trains can be malevolent and come off the rails especially to kill you. As well there is a tale of a widow who takes up with Bigfoot and a story about an epidemic, its beginning and its aftermath, and of course time travel.
As well as being an entertaining read as such, quite a few stories here will make you think and ponder on larger issues surrounding mankind and the possible future for us as a race. There are more subjects and stories than I have mentioned above, and all of them are worth reading. I particularly like the robot PI and the time travel tale, where a man is sent back in time only to find that his mission is repulsive to him. In all this provides a cornucopia of different stories that should keep you amused and thinking and I am sure all will enjoy the buildings walking and gathering on Valentine’s Day.
Tor publishes some of my favorite authors (like John Scalzi) and Tor.com is a sub-imprint that publishes short stories and novellas from names big and small. In this ebook, some of the best.
But the biggest pluses? It's DRM-FREE! So you can convert it to any format (like EPUB or PDF) or write programs to analyze how many stories use the word "alien" or a million other things because the publisher recognizes you as the rightful owner of something you've bought.