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Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 33 (February 2013)

Edited through 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 you realize to the easiest new voices you haven’t heard of but. if you learn Lightspeed, it truly is our desire that you’ll see the place technology fiction and myth comes from, the place it truly is now, and the place it’s going.

Our present booklet agenda every month contains 4 items of unique fiction and 4 fiction reprints, besides characteristic interviews

Welcome to factor thirty-three of Lightspeed!

Sometime in early February, we are hoping to have our custom-built book shop introduced and able to take orders on lightspeedmagazine.com. this can substitute our present ecommerce software program, which has been giving us a few hassle the final a number of months. however the enormous information is that Lightspeed will now provide direct subscriptions to boot. So as well as with the ability to subscribe through Amazon and Weightless Books, you’ll now even be in a position to subscribe at once from us. As continuously, you could visit lightspeedmagazine.com/subscribe to determine all of our subscription options.


In case you overlooked the scoop final month, only a reminder that the nomination interval for the 2012 Hugo Awards is now open. The 2012 Hugo Awards could be provided in San Antonio, TX in the course of LoneStarCon three, the 71st international technology Fiction conference (Aug. 29-Sep. 2). Nominations shut on March 10, 2012. a person who has a helping or complete club of LoneStarCon three as of January 31, 2013 and all contributors of Chicon 7 (last year’s Worldcon) could nominate works. in the event you didn’t attend Chicon 7, and also you don’t plan to wait LoneStarCon three, you can actually nominate by means of deciding to buy a aiding club. Nominations will be submitted during 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 looked after every thing into their right different types (short tale vs. novelette, etc.), together with fabric from my 2012 unique anthologies, Armored and below the Moons of Mars.

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


And only one thing more prior to we get to this month’s tales. i wished to in short point out a few employees adjustments we’ve had at Lightspeed.

Late final 12 months, we stated so long to 2 of our long-time staffers: assistant editor Erin shares and editorial assistant Jennifer Konieczny. changing Erin is one among Lightspeed’s unique assistant editors, Christie Yant, and we’ve uplifted one among our slush readers, Earnie Sotirokos, to take over for Jennifer. So salutations to Erin and Jennifer for his or her years of provider, and a hearty welcome to Earnie and a hearty welcome again to Christie.

Another new lease is wealthy Horton, whose identify you could realize because the editor of The Year’s most sensible technology Fiction & myth sequence released by way of top Books. discovering the reprints we run within the journal each month is lots of labor, so we’ve introduced wealthy on board as our reprint editor to help me in that activity. operating with him behind the curtain has been nice to this point, and that i imagine our readers will benefit from the journal much more because of his contributions.

That approximately does it for workers alterations. so one can study extra approximately any of those parents, or any of the remainder of our employees, you could consistently stopover at our employees web page at lightspeedmagazine.com/about/our-staff. yet as a minimum, i'm hoping you’ll sign up for me in welcoming our new staffers and thanking our former staff for his or her commitment and service... let alone the entire hard-working diligent people who are neither “new” nor “former” and are easily “current”!


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

We have unique technological know-how fiction through C.C. Finlay (“The Infill Trait”) and Carrie Vaughn (“Harry and Marlowe get away the Mechanical Siege of Paris”), and SF reprints by way of Robert Reed (“Eight Episodes”) and Maureen F. McHugh (“Interview: On Any Given Day”).

Plus, we now have unique fable by means of Genevieve Valentine (“Abyssus Abyssum Invocat”) and M. Bennardo (“The Herons of Mer de l’Ouest”), in addition to delusion reprints by means of Marly Youmans (“Prologomenon to the Adventures of Chílde Phoenix”) and John Crowley (“Exogamy”).

We even have our ordinary collection of writer and artist spotlights, and have interviews with bestselling authors Lois McMaster Bujold and Steven Erikson. And for our e-book readers, our ebook-exclusive content material this month is: the novella “The Happiest useless Boy within the World” by way of Tad Williams; an excerpt of the hot novel the easiest of All attainable Worlds via Karen Lord; and a unique function article by means of Jamie Todd Rubin, “Hat Tip to the Masters: Homage in technology Fiction.”

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