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The Tor Doubles were a series of three dozen paperback anthologies published monthly from 1988 to 1991, each volume including two stories ranging from novelette to novel length. The format was Dos--Dos, "back to back," with each story bound upside-down relative to the other, each side having its own front cover; the format had been used in the 1950s and '60s by Ace Books, mostly for original novels.

The Tor Doubles were mostly reprints, and included mostly novellas by well-known authors. Several selections were full-length, previously published novels: those listed in bold titles below, by Bishop, Brackett, Dickson, and Leiber. And a few were original novellas, those by Benford & Carter, Dann & Haldeman, Haber, Ing, Popkes, and Turtledove, where the source publication shown below in parens is the Tor Double itself.

The series abandoned the dos format with volume 24 (Williams/Zelazny). The volumes by Dickson and Leiber were techically omnibuses, not anthologies, since both works in each volume had been previously published as separate novels.

The 'volume' numbers shown below correspond to the Tor Double sequence. (Note that #30 is unnumbered both on the cover and copyright page, and #35 is misnumbered #31 on the copyright page.) The complete sequence is shown in order at the isfdb link below.

  • Tor Doubles, (Tor, 1991) [isfdb]



Combined Contents by Author and Title


Brian W. Aldiss
  • The Saliva Tree (F&SF Sep 1965) -- Vol. #3
  • Poul Anderson
  • The Longest Voyage (Analog Dec 1960) -- Vol. #30
  • No Truce with Kings (F&SF Jun 1963) -- Vol. #5
  • The Saturn Game (Analog Feb 2 1981) -- Vol. #14
  • Isaac Asimov
  • The Ugly Little Boy (Galaxy Sep 1958) -- Vol. #9
  • Greg Bear
  • Hardfought (IASFM Feb 1983) -- Vol. #2
  • Gregory Benford
  • Iceborn (by GB & Paul A. Carter) (The Saturn Game / Iceborn, 1989) -- Vol. #14
  • Lloyd Biggle, Jr.
  • The Tunesmith (If Aug 1957) -- Vol. #27
  • Michael Bishop
  • And Strange at Ecbatan the Trees (Harper & Row 1976) -- Vol. #16
  • Leigh Brackett
  • The Jewel of Bas (Planet Stories Spr 1944) -- Vol. #22
  • The Nemesis From Terra (Ace Double 1961) -- Vol. #8
  • The Sword Of Rhiannon (Ace Double 1953) -- Vol. #17
  • Orson Scott Card
  • Eye for Eye (IASFM Mar 1987) -- Vol. #27
  • Paul A. Carter
  • Iceborn (by Gregory Benford & PAC) (The Saturn Game / Iceborn, 1989) -- Vol. #14
  • Arthur C. Clarke
  • A Meeting with Medusa (Playboy Dec 1971) -- Vol. #1
  • Jack Dann
  • Echoes of Thunder (by JD & Jack C. Haldeman II) (Run for the Stars/Echoes of Thunder, 1991) -- Vol. #32
  • L. Sprague de Camp
  • Divide and Rule (Unknown Apr 1939 (+1)) -- Vol. #17
  • The Wheels of If (Unknown Oct 1940) -- Vol. #20
  • Charles de Lint
  • The Fair in Emain Macha (Space and Time Sum 1985) -- Vol. #19
  • Samuel R. Delany
  • The Star Pit (Worlds of Tomorrow Feb 1967) -- Vol. #4
  • We, in Some Strange Power's Employ, Move on a Rigorous Line (F&SF May 1968) -- Vol. #21
  • Gordon R. Dickson
  • The Alien Way (Bantam 1965) -- Vol. #31
  • Naked to the Stars (Pyramid 1961) -- Vol. #31
  • Harlan Ellison
  • Run for the Stars (Science Fiction Adventures Jun 1957) -- Vol. #32
  • John M. Ford
  • Fugue State (Under the Wheel: Alien Stars Vol. III, 1987) -- Vol. #25
  • Karen Haber
  • Thieves' Carnival (Thieves' Carnival/The Jewel of Bas, 1990) -- Vol. #22
  • Jack C. Haldeman II
  • Echoes of Thunder (by Jack Dann & JCH) (Run for the Stars/Echoes of Thunder, 1991) -- Vol. #32
  • Edmond Hamilton
  • Battle for the Stars (Imagination Jun 1956) -- Vol. #8
  • Robert A. Heinlein
  • Universe (Astounding May 1941) -- Vol. #35
  • Dean Ing
  • Silent Thunder (Silent Thunder / Universe, 1991) -- Vol. #35
  • John Kessel
  • Another Orphan (F&SF Sep 1982) -- Vol. #6
  • Damon Knight
  • Double Meaning (Startling Stories Jan 1953) -- Vol. #34
  • Rule Golden (Science Fiction Adventures May 1954) -- Vol. #34
  • Henry Kuttner
  • Vintage Season (by HK & C. L. Moore) (Astounding Sep 1946) -- Vol. #18
  • Ursula K. Le Guin
  • The New Atlantis (The New Atlantis, 1975) -- Vol. #13
  • Fritz Leiber
  • Conjure Wife (Twayne 1953) -- Vol. #36
  • Ill Met in Lankhmar (F&SF Apr 1970) -- Vol. #19
  • Our Lady of Darkness (Berkley-Putnam 1977) -- Vol. #36
  • Ship of Shadows (F&SF Jul 1969) -- Vol. #5
  • Barry B. Longyear
  • Enemy Mine (IASFM Sep 1979) -- Vol. #6
  • Vonda N. McIntyre
  • Screwtop (The Crystal Ship, 1976) -- Vol. #7
  • C. L. Moore
  • Vintage Season (by Henry Kuttner & CLM) (Astounding Sep 1946) -- Vol. #18
  • Steven Popkes
  • Slow Lightning (The Longest Voyage / Slow Lightning, 1991) -- Vol. #30
  • Mike Resnick
  • Bully! (Asimov's Apr 1991) -- Vol. #33
  • Bwana (IASFM Jan 1990) -- Vol. #33
  • Kim Stanley Robinson
  • The Blind Geometer (Asimov's Aug 1987) -- Vol. #13
  • Green Mars (IASFM Sep 1985) -- Vol. #1
  • A Short, Sharp Shock (Asimov's Nov 1990) -- Vol. #28
  • Joanna Russ
  • Souls (F&SF Jan 1982) -- Vol. #11
  • Robert Silverberg
  • Born with the Dead (F&SF Apr 1974) -- Vol. #3
  • Hawksbill Station (Galaxy Aug 1967) -- Vol. #26
  • In Another Country (IASFM Mar 1989) -- Vol. #18
  • Nightwings (Galaxy Sep 1968) -- Vol. #15
  • Sailing to Byzantium (IASFM Feb 1985) -- Vol. #10
  • Norman Spinrad
  • Riding the Torch (Threads of Time, 1974) -- Vol. #23
  • Theodore Sturgeon
  • The (Widget), the (Wadget), and Boff (F&SF Nov 1955 (+1)) -- Vol. #9
  • James Tiptree, Jr.
  • The Color of Neanderthal Eyes (F&SF May 1988) -- Vol. #16
  • The Girl Who Was Plugged In (New Dimensions 3, 1973) -- Vol. #7
  • Houston, Houston, Do You Read? (Aurora: Beyond Equality, 1976) -- Vol. #11
  • Harry Turtledove
  • The Pugnacious Peacemaker (The Pugnacious Peacemaker/The Wheels of If, 1990) -- Vol. #20
  • Jack Vance
  • The Dragon Masters (Galaxy Aug 1962) -- Vol. #28
  • The Last Castle (Galaxy Apr 1966) -- Vol. #15
  • John Varley
  • The Persistence of Vision (F&SF Mar 1978) -- Vol. #29
  • PRESS ENTER[] (IASFM May 1984) -- Vol. #26
  • Tango Charlie and Foxtrot Romeo (Blue Champagne, 1986) -- Vol. #4
  • Joan D. Vinge
  • Tin Soldier (Orbit 14, 1974) -- Vol. #23
  • Ian Watson
  • Nanoware Time (Asimov's Jun 1989) -- Vol. #29
  • Kate Wilhelm
  • The Infinity Box (Orbit 9, 1971) -- Vol. #12
  • Walter Jon Williams
  • Elegy for Angels and Dogs (IASFM May 1990) -- Vol. #24
  • Gene Wolfe
  • The Death of Doctor Island (Universe 3, 1973) -- Vol. #25
  • Seven American Nights (Orbit 20, 1978) -- Vol. #10
  • Timothy Zahn
  • Cascade Point (Analog Dec 1983) -- Vol. #2
  • Roger Zelazny
  • The Graveyard Heart (Fantastic Mar 1964) -- Vol. #24
  • He Who Shapes (Amazing Jan 1965 (+1)) -- Vol. #12
  • Home Is the Hangman (Analog Nov 1975) -- Vol. #21

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