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Lightspeed: Year One by John Joseph Adams

Lightspeed: Year One

by John Joseph Adams (Editor)

Other authors: Vitaly S. Alexius (Cover artist), Stephen Baxter (Contributor), Tobias Buckell (Contributor), Orson Scott Card (Contributor), Adam-Troy Castro (Contributor)42 more, Maggie Clark (Contributor), Tom Crosshill (Contributor), Julie E. Czerneda (Contributor), Tananarive Due (Contributor), Carol Emshwiller (Contributor), John R. Fultz (Contributor), Eric Gregory (Contributor), Ursula K. Le Guin (Contributor), Joe Haldeman (Contributor), Vylar Kaftan (Contributor), James Patrick Kelly (Contributor), Caitlin R. Kiernan (Contributor), Alice Sola Kim (Contributor), Stephen King (Contributor), David Barr Kirtley (Contributor), Ted Kosmatka (Contributor), Nancy Kress (Contributor), Geoffrey Landis (Contributor), Sarah Langan (Contributor), Joe R. Lansdale (Contributor), Tanith Lee (Contributor), Yoon Ha Lee (Contributor), Ken Liu (Contributor), Corey Mariani (Contributor), George R.R. Martin (Contributor), Anne McCaffrey (Contributor), Jack McDevitt (Contributor), Tessa Mellas (Contributor), Nnedi Okorafor (Contributor), An Owomoyela (Contributor), Susan Palwick (Contributor), Cat Rambo (Contributor), Robert Reed (Contributor), Alastair Reynolds (Contributor), Kristine Kathryn Rusch (Contributor), Robert Silverberg (Contributor), Bruce Sterling (Contributor), David Tallerman (Contributor), Catherynne Valente (Contributor), Genevieve Valentine (Contributor), Carrie Vaughn (Contributor), Charles Yu (Contributor)

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This collection of stories from the first year of an online sci-fi magazine includes some big names. Some stories appear to have been written earlier, as in one where Pluto’s now-lost status as a planet is a minor plot point. I found that too many had the same sort of darkness that plagues literary short stories (in which no human can ever make a connection with another), but others were compelling and fascinating. Sentient sand, catmen, college students from Jupiter. ( )
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Adams, John JosephEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Alexius, Vitaly S.Cover artistsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Baxter, StephenContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Buckell, TobiasContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Card, Orson ScottContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Castro, Adam-TroyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Clark, MaggieContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Crosshill, TomContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Czerneda, Julie E.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Due, TananariveContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Emshwiller, CarolContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Fultz, John R.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gregory, EricContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Guin, Ursula K. LeContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Haldeman, JoeContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kaftan, VylarContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kelly, James PatrickContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kiernan, Caitlin R.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kim, Alice SolaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
King, StephenContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kirtley, David BarrContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kosmatka, TedContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kress, NancyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Landis, GeoffreyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Langan, SarahContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lansdale, Joe R.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lee, TanithContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lee, Yoon HaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Liu, KenContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Mariani, CoreyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Martin, George R.R.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
McCaffrey, AnneContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Rambo, CatContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Reed, RobertContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Silverberg, RobertContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Woman Leaves Room by Robert Reed

I'm Alive I Love You I'll See You In Reno by Vylar Kaftan

The Cassandra Project [short fiction] by Jack McDevitt

Cats In Victory by David Barr Kirtley

Amaryllis by Carrie Vaughn

No Time Like The Present by Carol Emshwiller

Manumission by Tobias S. Buckell

The Zeppelin Conductors' Society Annual Gentlemen's Ball by Genevieve Valentine

For A Single Yesterday by George R. R. Martin

How to Become a Mars Overlord {short story} by Catherynne M. Valente

Patient Zero by Tananarive Due

Arvies by Adam-Troy Castro

More Than the Sum of His Parts by Joe Haldeman

Flower Mercy Needle Chain by Yoon Ha Lee

The Long Chase by Geoffrey A. Landis

Amid the Words of War (short story) by Cat Rambo

Travelers by Robert Silverberg

Hindsight by Sarah Langan

Tight Little Stitches in a Dead Man's Back by Joe R. Lansdale

The Taste Of Starlight by John R. Fultz

Beachworld by Stephen King

Standard Loneliness Package by Charles Yu

Faces In Revolving Souls by Caitlin R. Kiernan

Hwang's Billion Brilliant Daughters by Alice Sola Kim

Ej-es by Nancy Kress

In-fall by Ted Kosmatka

The Observer by Kristine Kathryn Rusch

Jenny's Sick by David Tallerman

The Silence Of The Asonu by Ursula K. Le Guin

Postings From An Amorous Tomorrow by Corey Mariani

Cucumber Gravy [short story] by Susan Palwick

Black Fire by Tanith Lee

The Elephants Of Poznan by Orson Scott Card

Long Enough And Just So Long by Cat Rambo

The Passenger by Julie E. Czerneda

Simulacrum by Ken Liu

Breakaway, Backdown by James Patrick Kelly

Saying The Names by Maggie Clark

Gossamer by Stephen Baxter

Spider the Artist by Nnedi Okorafor

All That Touches The Air by An Owomoyela

Maneki Neko {short story} by Bruce Sterling

Mama We Are Zhenya Your Son by Tom Crosshill

Velvet Fields by Anne McCaffrey

The Harrowers by Eric Gregory

Bibi From Jupiter by Tessa Mellas

Eliot Wrote by Nancy Kress

Scales by Alastair Reynolds

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Collects short stories from Lightspeed, the online science fiction magazine.

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