Edited by way of 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 understand to the easiest new voices you haven’t heard of but. in case you learn Lightspeed, it truly is our wish that you’ll see the place technology fiction and myth comes from, the place it really is now, and the place it’s going.

Our present booklet time table every month contains 4 items of unique fiction and 4 fiction reprints, besides 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 all the winners and different nominees.

Speaking of award nominations, we've got another nomination to announce: I’ve back been nominated for the realm myth Award, at the least partly for my paintings on fable, Lightspeed’s former sister-magazine, which—to paraphrase these nice philosophers, the Borg—we later assimilated and extra its artistic specialty 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. if you happen to take pleasure in horror and darkish delusion, make sure to try it out. Our first factor positive factors 4 all-new tales through Laird Barron, Sarah Langan, Jonathan Maberry, and Genevieve Valentine, and upcoming concerns will include new fiction from the likes of Ramsey Campbell, Jeff VanderMeer, Daniel H. Wilson, and so on. simply stopover at www.nightmare-magazine.com, and both learn it at no cost on-line, or purchase considered one of our booklet editions—or subscribe!


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

We have unique fable by way of L.B. Gale (“Spindles”) and Megan Arkenberg (“The Suicide’s consultant to the Absinthe of Perdition”), and fable reprints through David Barr Kirtley (“The Black Bird”) and Brian Ruckley (“Beyond the achieve of His Gods”).

Plus, we've got unique technology fiction by means of Robert Reed (“Flowing Unimpeded to the Enlightenment”) and Benjamin Parzybok (“Bear and Shifty”), in addition to SF reprints via Pat Cadigan (“Nearly Departed”) and Nancy Kress (“Art of War”).

For our booklet readers, our ebook-exclusive novella is “Dragonfly” by means of Ursula ok. Le Guin, and naturally we've our ordinary collection of writer and artist spotlights, besides characteristic interviews with Ursula okay. Le Guin and David Brin. And our excerpt this month is from Gwenda Bond’s debut YA novel, Blackwood.

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Sergey grinned, unscrewing the cognac. Misha, having meanwhile abandoned quilt for ice, set off at a comical waddling run and dived once more into the ice-hole. 21 In the small hours of Monday morning, Viktor was roused by the insistent ringing of the phone. When finally awake, he didn’t feel like getting up, but lay waiting for the caller to lose patience. But the caller didn’t lose patience, and even the penguin woke and gabbled. Viktor got out of bed and made his way unsteadily to the phone.

He accompanied these words with a lordly wave of the hand. “I’d prefer coffee, if I may,” said Viktor, settling into a leather armchair facing the vast executive desk. “Two coffees,” the Editor-in-Chief said, picking up the phone. “Do you know,” he resumed amiably, “we’d only recently been talking about you, and yesterday in came our Assistant Arts Editor, Boris Leonardovich, with your little story. ‘Get an eyeful of this,’ said he. I did, and it’s good. ” Viktor nodded politely. Igor Lvovich paused and smiled.

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