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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 contain Nebula Award finalists Vylar Kaftan's "I'm Alive, i like You, i will 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 via Stephen King, Ursula ok. 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 technology fiction, from near-future sociological tender sf to far-future star-spanning demanding sf--and every little thing in among. every month, Lightspeed encompasses a mixture of unique and vintage tales, from numerous authors, showcasing the easiest new style voices in addition to bestsellers, award-winners, fan favorites, and extraordinary authors readers already recognize.

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