Lightspeed: Year One by John Joseph Adams, Catherynne M. Valente, An Owomoyela, Sarah Langan, Nancy Kress, Tobias S. Buckell, Ursula K. Le Guin, Corey Mariani, David Tallerman, Vylar Kaftan, Bruce Sterling, Eric Gregory, Carrie Vaughn, Tom Crosshill, John R. Fultz, Ted Kosmatka, M.L. Clark, Robert Reed, Julie E. Czerneda, Genevieve Valentine, Caitlín R. Kiernan, Tananarive Due, Stephen Baxter, Susan Palwick, Alice Sola Kim, Joe R. Lansdale, Robert Silverberg, Alastair Reynolds, Yoon Ha Lee, Tanith Lee, David Barr Kirtley, Jack McDevitt, Adam-Troy Castro, Geoffrey A. Landis, Stephen King, Ken Liu, George R.R. Martin, Joe Haldeman, Orson Scott Card, Anne McCaffrey, James Patrick Kelly, Carol Emshwiller, Charles Yu, Cat Rambo, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Nnedi Okorafor, Tessa Mellas

480 pages first pub 2011 (editions)

fiction science fiction short stories adventurous challenging fast-paced


Lightspeed ( is the critically-acclaimed, online science fiction magazine edited by bestselling anthologist John Joseph Adams. Lightspeed publishes all types of science fiction, from near-future, sociological soft sf, to...

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