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Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 32 (January 2013)

Edited via bestselling anthologist John Joseph Adams, each month Lightspeed brings you a mixture of originals and reprints, and that includes numerous authors—from the bestsellers and award-winners to the simplest new voices you haven’t heard of but. if you learn Lightspeed, it's our desire that you’ll see the place technology fiction and fable comes from, the place it's now, and the place it’s going.

Our present ebook time table every month comprises 4 items of unique fiction and 4 fiction reprints, besides function interviews

Welcome to factor thirty-two of Lightspeed!

First of all, an apology for an mistakes we made in our November factor. In that factor, we ran a narrative referred to as “La Alma Perdida de Marguerite Espinoza” by means of Jeremiah Tolbert. the matter is, in right Spanish, the identify must have been “El Alma . . .” instead of “La Alma . . .” regardless of our greatest efforts to evidence everything—including checking the Spanish—that slipped in the course of the cracks. So apologies to all of our Spanish-speaking readers who that doubtless . (And because of the people who mentioned the error.)


On January 1, the nomination interval for the Hugo Awards opens. The 2012 Hugo Awards may be offered in San Antonio, TX in the course of Lone superstar Con three, the 71st global technology Fiction conference (Aug. 29-Sep. 2). Nominations shut on March 10, 2012. somebody who has a helping or complete club of Lone megastar Con three as of January 31, 2013 and all contributors of Chicon 7 (last year’s Worldcon) could nominate works. if you happen to didn’t attend Chicon 7, and also you don’t plan to wait Lone megastar Con three, you can nominate by means of procuring a helping club. Nominations should be submitted throughout the on-line poll at lonestarcon3.org/hugo-awards.

If you’d wish to reference an inventory of all Lightspeed tales (and different fabric released by means of yours really in 2012), stopover at my own web site at johnjosephadams.com/blog. There, I’ve taken care of every little thing into their right different types (short tale vs. novelette, etc.), together with fabric from my 2012 unique anthologies, Armored and less than the Moons of Mars.

Also, when you are making plans and eligible to vote for the Hugos this 12 months, you’re eligible for a few loose stuff! simply stopover at johnjosephadams.com/blog for details.


With all that out of ways, here’s what we’ve bought on faucet this month:

We have unique fable by means of A.C. clever (“With stories of their tooth, From the Mountain They Came”) and Kristine Kathryn Rusch (“Purity Test”), besides delusion reprints through Daniel Abraham (“The Cambist and Lord Iron”) and Jeffrey Ford (“Daltharee”).

Plus, we've got unique technology fiction by way of Matthew Kressel (“The Sounds of outdated Earth”) and Jonathan Olfert (“Lifeline”), and SF reprints through Cherie Priest (“Addison Howell and the Clockroach”) and Theodora Goss (“Child Empress of Mars”).

For our book readers, our ebook-exclusive novella is “The worry Gun” through Judith Berman, and naturally we have now our traditional collection of writer and artist spotlights, in addition to function interviews with bestselling authors Cory Doctorow and Daniel Handler (a/k/a Lemony Snicket).

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