Lightspeed: Year One

Lightspeed: Year One

Title:Lightspeed: Year One
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:575 pages

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 far-future, star-spanning hard sf, and anything and everything in between. Each month, Lightspeed features 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.
Now, in Lightspeed: Year One, you will find all of the fiction published in Lightspeed''s first year, from new stories such as Nebula Award finalists, Vylar Kaftan''s "I''m Alive, I Love You, I''ll See You in Reno" and "Arvies" by Adam-Troy Castro, and Carrie Vaughn''s Hugo Award-nominee "Amaryllis," to classic reprints by Stephen King, Ursula K. Le Guin, George R. R. Martin, and more.

"I'm Alive, I Love You, I'll See You in Reno" by Vylar Kaftan
"The Cassandra Project" 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" 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" 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" 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
"Woman Leaves Room" by Robert Reed
"All That Touches the Air" by An Owomoyela
"Maneki Neko" 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

    Lightspeed: Year One Reviews

  • Gavin

    This audio anthology includes a selection of the best sci-fi short stories from online sci-fi magazine Lightspeed's first year. It has taken over a year for me to get through all the stories in this c...

  • Rob

    Using my usual anthology rating method here... Rate the individual stories and then deriving the overall rating from the averages. Lightspeed: Year One had a mean of 3.532 and a median of 3.5; Goodrea...

  • Brian Palmer

    My second anthology of the year, and another really good one! This is a nice thick collection of short stories that were published in the magazine Light Speed; I read a lot of authors I hadn't seen be...

  • Boris

    Fun collection with a couple of stories in it good enough to make me put the book down and just think about the story for a while. Not as good as the Science Fiction Hall of Fame collections, but it i...

  • Annette

    I'm dazzled and full-up of beautiful ideas...left as breathless and grinning as I can remember. This is science fiction as science fiction should damn well be....

  • Terry

    Too much negativity. Sorry....

  • Sonic

    most of the stories were enjoyable with one or two exceptions....

  • Deb

    Short stories...some good some okay some not so good. Have to check it out again to finish....

  • Cate

    There's a lot here to like, and I imagine something for just about everyone....

  • Ross

    a good collection of many talented authors, good lunchtime reading...