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Lightspeed Magazine, November 2013

Lightspeed Magazine, November 2013 [Kindle Edition]

Lightspeed Magazine , John Joseph Adams , Ryan North , Chris Kluwe , Beth Revis , Maria Dahvana Headley , Martha Wells , Sean Williams

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LIGHTSPEED is an online science fiction and fantasy magazine. In its pages, you will find science fiction: from near-future, sociological soft SF, to far-future, star-spanning hard SF--and fantasy: from epic fantasy, sword-and-sorcery, and contemporary urban tales, to magical realism, science-fantasy, and folktales.

This month, we have original science fiction by Sean Williams ("Death and the Hobbyist"--a Twinmaker story) and Beth Revis ("The Turing Test"), along with SF reprints by James Tiptree, Jr. ("And I Awoke and Found Me Here on the Cold Hill's Side") and James Stoddard ("The Battle of York").

Plus, we have original fantasy by Kelly Barnhill ("The Insect and the Astronomer") and Matthew Hughes ("Sleeper"--a Kaslo Chronicles tale), and fantasy reprints by Ian McDonald ("Tonight We Fly") and Maria Dahvana Headley ("Bit-U-Men").

All that, and of course we also have our usual assortment of author and artist spotlights, along with feature interviews with NFL punter/über-geek Chris Kluwe and DINOSAUR COMICS-creator Ryan North.

For our ebook readers, we also have the novella "Holy Places" by Martha Wells, and novel excerpts of ANCILLARY JUSTICE by Ann Leckie, STARHAWK by Jack McDevitt, and SEAL TEAM 13 by Evan Currie.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Good writing, technical problems 13 Aug 2010
By cstar - Published on
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Very high quality writing (what I've read so far), but the Kindle version is marred by a missing link to the table of contents. You have to go to the cover, then page forward. I bought this originally for the Jack McDevitt story, and then couldn't remember why I bought it because the "first" page is the beginning of the first story. This is my first attempt at reading a magazine format on the Kindle. Another important feature that's missing is that there's no indication of length. When I read SF magazines I like to pick the stories based on the time I have to read. I realize that page numbers would be useless -- maybe a word or sentence count?
5.0 out of 5 stars An Engaging Mix of Fiction & Non-Fiction 24 Jan 2011
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There are a number of excellent pieces of writing in here, including some good non-fiction articles such as Christopher Sedia's review of the role of neurotransmitters in drug use (and abuse). However, Palwick's short story, "Cucumber Gravy," is definitely my favourite of this issue. It mixes the inevitable incomprehensibility of alien life with the human condition in a thoroughly pleasing way. A great read. Of course, Orson Scott Card's "The Elephants of Poznan" is also noteworthy. This eighth issue makes a promising outlook for Lightspeed.
4.0 out of 5 stars Go Ravens! 14 May 2014
By Sarah Richardson - Published on
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This collection of fantasy and science fiction short stories has a mix of both original and reprints that vary in quality. “Dry Bite” by Will McIntosh is an interesting take on zombie stories, one that focuses on the survivor’s interactions with their deceased loved ones, and was such a good read. D. Thomas Minton’s “The Schrödinger War” hides the main character’s pain inside an endless loop of war, and really underlines the horror of both.

“Ragged Claws’ by Lisa Tuttle was just okay, with the full impact of the story hinging on the reveal at the end. The protagonist goes to a club and targets a group of young people, and focuses on their conversation about the mythical Colony some have migrated to. “Angelus” by Nina Allan was a much more solid story, although I found some of the details of the world confusing. Two men, once friends, meet in very different circumstances and discuss the woman that changed both their lives. Gene Wolfe’s "Suzanne Delage" totally confused me. The narrator recounts a woman he knew all his life but didn’t know until he saw her daughter, all the while meditating on the meaning of life.

“Homecoming” by Seanan Mcguire was the real standout of the bunch. I don’t want to ruin it for you, but I don’t like sports, and I LOVED this story. It’s the most original reworkings of a popular myth I’ve read in a while.
5.0 out of 5 stars Good read great short stories 16 April 2014
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Fantastic read, great plots and stretched the imagination, good value for the price. Would highly recommend. Ideal for those that don't want to wade through a full book
5.0 out of 5 stars Energetic and New Directions type Magazine. 3 Jan 2014
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Finely edited Magazine with good mix of interviews and articles and stories- liked how the background with the authors was explored in the interviews ; so often you can't get a feel for what was in their head when they wrote it.
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