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Edited by bestselling anthologist John Joseph Adams, LIGHTSPEED is a digital 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. When you read LIGHTSPEED, it is our hope that you'll see where science fiction comes from, where it is now, and where it's going. LIGHTSPEED is a 2014 and 2015 Hugo Award Winner, and stories from LIGHTSPEED have been nominated for the Hugo Award, the Nebula Award, and the Theodore Sturgeon Award. Each month, we present a mix of originals and reprints, from a variety of authors-from the bestsellers and award-winners you already know to the best new voices you haven't heard of yet. LIGHTSPEED also offers a variety of nonfiction features, including feature interviews, Q&As with our authors that go behind-the-scenes of their stories, and more. Plus, as a special bonus for our ebook readers and subscribers, each ebook issue features a novella and novel excerpts not included on our website. A 12 month subscription to LIGHTSPEED includes 96 stories (about 480,000 words of fiction), plus assorted nonfiction. That's almost 5 regular-sized books worth of fiction!

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Publisher: John Joseph Adams (20 Nov. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Issues: 12 issues / year
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004HO5TCO
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #164,750 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I subscribed to the magazine a few issues ago having heard about it on the Geeks Guide to the Galaxy podcast. I am really glad I did it is full of well selected short stories , ebook exclusives and novellas by some famous names you will recognise from the sf novel shelf ,from some great short story authors normally found in SF anthologies and some newer authors. It is a great way to cram in astory between appointments and to be introduced to new authors from bith the SF and Fantasy genres. I have found myself rading and enjoying stories in themes that I would probably not have grabed from the bookshelf , so it has expanded my SF horizons a bit. The exclusive content is easily worth the subscription. If you have a kindle and an iPad it is even better as you get to appreciate the cover art.
Highly recommended
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Very good magazine with interesting and clever articles on variouse and clever themes but I find it is difficult to cancel subscription
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did a great job writing this book including Brilliant English
reallygood use of advrbs,adjectives ,comers lovley use of
this list and lovely detail
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) HASH(0x8e9fa2f4) out of 5 stars 26 reviews
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x944d9bdc) out of 5 stars Best monthly magazine 28 Jan. 2012
By K. Falls - Published on
Every month I look forward to the great sci-fi and fantasy stories in this award winning periodical. Try the trial subscription for your Kindle and you will not be disappointed. Keep up the great editing Mr. John Joseph Adams.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x8cb8d504) out of 5 stars A Good Fantasy/Sci-Fi Magazine 1 Jan. 2013
By Q - Published on
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This magazine is a little over 2 years old now, and I started my subscription about 3 months ago. After reading several issues now, I think I can give a review that is not based on just one read. Moving on, this magazine contains 4 new stories, and 4 reprints in each issue, and some stories are available for podcast. The cover art seems to always catch my attention. To sum this up in a few words, all I can say is that I look forward to each issue and read them right away and usually cannot stop until I have read it from cover to cover.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x8e99c198) out of 5 stars Rarely memorable 3 April 2015
By Mark Blackham - Published on
i gave lightspeed a good go; six or seven issues. i love classic sci fi and wierd fantasy. the content here tends to be etheral sci fi and mudane metro fantasy. tbe topics are predictably 'modern'. the authors are newish so the writing is sometimes self conscious, self indulgent or laboured. i read all mags cover to cover, but nothing here was arresting or memorable.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x8cc4bc6c) out of 5 stars Great Stories 26 July 2012
Initially, I purchased this magazine for its science fiction stories. I discovered that it contained excellent and engrossing fantasy stories as well. If you enjoy engrossing, thoughtful science fiction and fantasy writing, this magazine is for you.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x8cb66fcc) out of 5 stars Brilliant speculative fiction stories: highly recommended! 2 May 2013
By EM - Published on
Every issue of Lightspeed offers science fiction, fantasy and author interviews. In it you can read all types of speculative fiction from near-future, sociological, soft sf, to far-future, star-spanning SF. And, all types of fantasy--high fantasy, contemporary urban tales, surrealism, magical realism, science fantasy, folktales...and anything and everything in between. Lightspeed consistently delivers brilliant stories by some of my favorite authors and also introduces me to emerging talents.

I also love the author interviews: getting a behind the scenes peek at what motivated the author, how the story developed is always fascinating. And to top it off Kindle subscribers get exclusive content not available online: I like that lots!

The editor, John Joseph Adams, has published a bunch of brilliant anthologies including Wastelands, and Brave New Worlds. I'm very happy with my Kindle subscription because each issue lets me delve into wondrous worlds, mind-opening ideas, and character driven stories. Highly recommended.
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