Book Received: Lightspeed: Year One

On February 24, 2012, in Books Received, by Patrick Hester

Paperback: 480 pages
Publisher: Prime Books (November 22, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1607013045

Official Description:

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

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