Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 35 (April 2013)

Welcome to factor thirty-five of Lightspeed!

Just as we have been going to e-press with this factor, we received the good news that Lightspeed is back a Hugo Award finalist for top semiprozine, and your humble editor is back a nominee for most sensible editor, short-form. We’re tremendous commemorated to be nominated back, so please enable me to claim a tremendous thanks to every body who voted for us.

Speaking of awards, for those who neglected the inside track final month: The Nebula Award nominees for this 12 months have additionally been introduced, and Lightspeed has finalists within the brief tale class: “Give Her Honey if you listen Her Scream” by way of Maria Dahvana Headley and “The Bookmaking conduct of decide on Species” by means of Ken Liu.

So congrats back to Ken and Maria, and likewise to the entire different nominees for either the Hugo and Nebula.

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In different information, I had new anthologies pop out lately. the 1st, from Tor, is The Mad Scientist’s consultant to global Domination, that includes unique tales by means of Diana Gabaldon, Seanan McGuire, Austin Grossman, Naomi Novik, and so forth. for additional information, stopover at johnjosephadams.com/mad-scientists-guide.

Also simply out is ounces Reimagined: New stories From the Emerald urban and past, which I co-edited with former geographical regions of myth editor Douglas Cohen. It positive factors all new tales through Jane Yolen, Seanan McGuire, Tad Williams, Orson Scott Card, and lots of extra. Plus, the canopy and every person tale is illustrated by way of Lightspeed illustrator Galen Dara. to benefit extra, stopover at johnjosephadams.com/oz-reimagined.

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With all that out of how, here’s what we’ve obtained on faucet this month:

We have unique technology fiction by means of Desirina Boskovich (“Deus Ex Arca”) and acclaimed indie bestseller Hugh Howey (“Deep Blood Kettle”), besides SF reprints by way of Kathleen Ann Goonan (“A Love Supreme”) and the mythical Robert Silverberg (“Schwartz among the Galaxies”).

Plus, we've unique fable via Anaea Lay (“The Visited”) and Swedish sensation Karin Tidbeck (“A superb convey at the Abyssal Plain”), and fable reprints by means of Bruce Sterling (“Dinner in Audoghast”) and Christopher Barzak (“Smoke City”).

We even have our traditional collection of writer and artist spotlights, in addition to characteristic interviews with bestselling authors Jane Yolen and Brandon Sanderson. And for our booklet readers, our ebook-exclusive novella is “Bellony” by means of Nina Allan, and our featured novel excerpt is The crimson: break of day via Linda Nagata.

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You’re nothing but a piece of clay,” she said bitterly to Dad. Mom was speaking very softly but we all heard her . . he too. “You’re a good-for-nothing goofy nincompoop unfit even to be shot by a good cannon. ” Mom kept scolding Dad and us. Dad didn’t say anything; he knew that if he said something they might end fighting with the wooden poker. ” When Mom finished scolding she got up from the bench, made a step toward the stove, and snatched the bag. Giving Dad a look that almost made him stagger, she slammed the door and left.

I was afraid Mom might take a peek inside where she had surprised me already with a book in my hands. I got out through a hole on the side, crawled on the ground, until I reached the threshing floor. Then I be­ gan to run. I ran along field boundaries, then turned onto the street. The dark night made my fears grow and grow. I walked and walked, not knowing where to stop. Lukashka! W hy not go to him? I thought. Lukashka always slept in his master’s barn. “This is my The Two Kinds of Truth 39 nest/’ he’d tell me.

There’re two, you know. One’s poor, carries a bag; the other’s rich, has a trunk. ” I thought of the flour and the beating mother gave me. “You’re so right,” I said sadly. ” “Uh, don’t worry,” Lukashka mutered. He might have been talking to me or to himself. He woke me up early next morning. “Go on home now, Vasya,” he told me. ” I went toward home but then stopped behind the corner of our 40 T r e a su r y of R u ss ia n S ho rt S tories cottage to watch; mother was driving the sheep out to pasture —her face was smeared, tearful.

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