Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 34 (March 2013)

Edited through bestselling anthologist John Joseph Adams, each month Lightspeed brings you a mixture of originals and reprints, and that includes a number of authors—from the bestsellers and award-winners you understand to the simplest new voices you haven’t heard of but. should you learn Lightspeed, it truly is our desire that you’ll see the place technology fiction and delusion comes from, the place it really is now, and the place it’s going.

Our present booklet time table every month comprises 4 items of unique fiction and 4 fiction reprints, in addition to characteristic interviews

Welcome to factor thirty-four of Lightspeed!

First off, only a reminder: The nomination interval for the 2012 Hugo Awards closes on March 10, 2013, so there’s nonetheless time so that you can post your nominations. The 2012 Hugo Awards may be awarded in San Antonio, TX in the course of LoneStarCon three, the 71st global technological know-how Fiction conference (Aug. 29-Sep. 2). a person who has a helping or complete club of LoneStarCon three as of January 31, 2013 and all participants of Chicon 7 (last year’s Worldcon) may well nominate works. in case you didn’t attend Chicon 7, and also you don’t plan to wait LoneStarCon three, you can nominate through deciding to buy a assisting club. Nominations might be submitted throughout the on-line poll at

If you’d prefer to reference a listing of all Lightspeed tales (and different fabric released by means of yours really in 2012), stopover at my own web site at There, I’ve looked after every little 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 loose stuff! simply stopover at for details.


Speaking of awards, the Nebula Award nominees for this yr were introduced, and we right here at Lightspeed are delighted to have finalists within the brief tale class: “Give Her Honey for those who pay attention Her Scream” via Maria Dahvana Headley and “The Bookmaking conduct of opt for Species” via Ken Liu. So congrats to Ken and Maria, and to the entire different nominees!


In different information, overdue final month, I had new anthologies pop out. the 1st, from Tor, is The Mad Scientist’s consultant to international Domination, that includes unique tales by way of Diana Gabaldon, Seanan McGuire, Austin Grossman, Naomi Novik, etc. for additional info, stopover at

Also simply out is ounces Reimagined: New stories From the Emerald urban and past, which I co-edited with former nation-states of fable editor Douglas Cohen. It positive factors all new tales via Jane Yolen, Seanan McGuire, Tad Williams, Orson Scott Card, and lots of extra. Plus, the canopy and every person tale is illustrated by way of Lightspeed illustrator Galen Dara. to profit extra, stopover at


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

We have unique technological know-how fiction via Jake Kerr (“Biographical Fragments of the lifetime of Julian Prince”) and wealthy Larson (“Let’s Take This Viral”), in addition to SF reprints by means of Holly Phillips (“Three Days of Rain”) and Angélica Gorodischer (“The experience of the Circle”).

Plus, we have now unique fable through Sarena Ulibarri (“The Bolt Tightener”) and Lisa Tuttle (“The Dream Detective”), and myth reprints by way of Felicity Savage (“Ash Minette”) and Karen pleasure Fowler (“Lily Red”).

For our book readers, our ebook-exclusive novella is “Things Undone” by means of John Barnes, and naturally we now have our ordinary collection of writer and artist spotlights, in addition to characteristic interviews with acclaimed authors Philip Pullman and Angélica Gorodischer.

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