Edited by means of 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 know to the easiest new voices you haven’t heard of but. if you happen to learn Lightspeed, it's our desire that you’ll see the place technology fiction and delusion comes from, the place it truly is now, and the place it’s going.
Our present book time table every month comprises 4 items of unique fiction and 4 fiction reprints, in addition to function interviews
Welcome to factor twenty-nine of Lightspeed!
As I write this, I’m simply again from Worldcon and the Hugo Awards, the place I misplaced no longer one yet Hugos (and for the second one yr in a row!). yet what they are saying is correct: it really is an honor to be nominated. Congratulations to the entire winners and different nominees.
Speaking of award nominations, we have now yet another nomination to announce: I’ve back been nominated for the realm fable Award, at the least partly for my paintings on myth, Lightspeed’s former sister-magazine, which—to paraphrase these nice philosophers, the Borg—we later assimilated and further its inventive uniqueness to our personal. the remainder of the nominees can be found the following: worldfantasy.org/awards.
But the massive information this month is that on October 1, we’ll be debuting Lightspeed’s new sister-magazine, Nightmare. when you take pleasure in horror and darkish delusion, ensure that you do try it out. Our first factor good points 4 all-new tales by way of Laird Barron, Sarah Langan, Jonathan Maberry, and Genevieve Valentine, and upcoming concerns will comprise new fiction from the likes of Ramsey Campbell, Jeff VanderMeer, Daniel H. Wilson, and so forth. simply stopover at www.nightmare-magazine.com, and both learn it at no cost on-line, or purchase considered one of our publication editions—or subscribe!
With all that out of how, here’s what we’ve obtained on faucet this month:
We have unique delusion through L.B. Gale (“Spindles”) and Megan Arkenberg (“The Suicide’s consultant to the Absinthe of Perdition”), and fable reprints via David Barr Kirtley (“The Black Bird”) and Brian Ruckley (“Beyond the achieve of His Gods”).
Plus, we've unique technological know-how fiction via Robert Reed (“Flowing Unimpeded to the Enlightenment”) and Benjamin Parzybok (“Bear and Shifty”), besides SF reprints via Pat Cadigan (“Nearly Departed”) and Nancy Kress (“Art of War”).
For our e-book readers, our ebook-exclusive novella is “Dragonfly” via Ursula ok. Le Guin, and naturally we've got our traditional collection of writer and artist spotlights, in addition to function interviews with Ursula ok. Le Guin and David Brin. And our excerpt this month is from Gwenda Bond’s debut YA novel, Blackwood.