Lightspeed: Year One

By Stephen King, John Joseph Adams

Lightspeed: yr One compiles all of the fiction released via the net technology fiction journal Lightspeed in its first 12 months. initially released tales comprise Nebula Award finalists Vylar Kaftan's "I'm Alive, i like You, i'm going to See You in Reno" and Adam-Troy Castro's "Arvies" in addition to Carrie Vaughn's Hugo Award-nominated "Amaryllis". Plus there are vintage tales by means of Stephen King, Ursula okay. Le Guin, George R. R. Martin, and more.

the preferred, critically-acclaimed Lightspeed is edited by way of bestselling anthologist John Joseph Adams. Lightspeed publishes all kinds of technological know-how fiction, from near-future sociological gentle sf to far-future star-spanning difficult sf--and every little thing in among. every month, Lightspeed contains a mixture of unique and vintage tales, from numerous authors, showcasing the simplest new style voices in addition to bestsellers, award-winners, fan favorites, and extraordinary authors readers already recognize.

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