Edited by means 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 to the easiest new voices you haven’t heard of but. for those who learn Lightspeed, it's our wish that you’ll see the place technological know-how fiction and delusion comes from, the place it really is now, and the place it’s going.
Our present booklet agenda every month contains 4 items of unique fiction and 4 fiction reprints, in addition to function interviews
Welcome to factor thirty-one of Lightspeed!
As I write this editorial, I’m simply again from the area fable conference, which was once held in Toronto this 12 months. As regularly, it was once a superb time, catching up with outdated neighbors and co-workers and assembly new ones. We held a few promotional occasions on the conference for Lightspeed and Nightmare, that have been good attended, and we had 300 copies of a Lightspeed/Nightmare sampler allotted among the club, none of which looked as if it would turn out at the “freebie/unwanted books” desk later on, which we took as an exceptional signal. sadly, I did once more have the capacity to now not win the area fable Award, however it rather is really an honor to be nominated.
Last month I informed you approximately my new anthology, Epic: Legends of fable. in the event you ignored that editorial, in short: Epic is an anthology reprinting the simplest epic myth brief fiction, that includes authors reminiscent of George R. R. Martin, Brandon Sanderson, Patrick Rothfuss, Robin Hobb, and extra. study extra at johnjosephadams.com/epic.
This month, i've got one other new publication out, or quite a brand new variation of 1 of my already released books. evening coloration Books has simply published a brand new revised and improved version of my dystopian fiction anthology courageous New Worlds. This new version includes 3 tales now not integrated within the first version, together with “The ideal Match” by means of Ken Liu, which seems to be as an unique during this month’s factor of Lightspeed. to profit extra approximately courageous New Worlds, stopover at johnjosephadams.com/brave-new-worlds.
And, finally—have you looked at our new sister-magazine Nightmare but? in case you get pleasure from horror and darkish fable, we are hoping you’ll achieve this should you haven’t already. Our first factor featured 4 all-new tales by way of Laird Barron, Sarah Langan, Jonathan Maberry, and Genevieve Valentine; the November factor integrated unique fiction through horror legend Ramsey Campbell and up-and-coming author Desirina Boskovich, besides vintage reprints via Joe Haldeman and Poppy Z. Brite. And the December factor has unique fiction by means of bestselling writer Daniel H. Wilson and new author J.B. Park, besides reprints by way of Sarah Pinborough and Tananarive Due. simply stopover at www.nightmare-magazine.com, and both learn it at no cost on-line, or purchase one in all our booklet editions—or subscribe!
We have a couple of attached fable tales through husband-and-wife inventive duo J.T. Petty and Sarah Langan (“Family enamel, half five: American Jackal” and “Family enamel, half 6: St. Polycarp’s domestic for satisfied Wanderers”), in addition to myth reprints by means of Brian Evenson (“An Accounting”) and Kelly hyperlink (“Catskin”).
Plus, we've unique technological know-how fiction by way of D. Thomas Minton (“Dreams in Dust”) and Ken Liu (“The excellent Match”), and SF reprints by means of Yoon Ha Lee (“Swanwatch”) and Marta Randall (“Lazaro y Antonio”).
For our book readers, our ebook-exclusive novella is “Story of Your Life” by means of Ted Chiang, and naturally we have now our traditional collection of writer and artist spotlights, besides function interviews with bestseller Tad Williams and Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Junot Diaz. Plus, we've an excerpt of the hot Dresden documents novel, chilly Days, by way of Jim Butcher.