Let me be the first to say that I just love "Lightspeed" magazine. I have purchased every single one, and enjoyed them all with very few exceptions.
This particular issue, well, I would say that if it's your first time reading "Lightspeed," pick another one -- any other one. They're all great. But this issue I found a little too relentlessly grim. I know I can't expect to love each and every issue ever; hell, maybe that's the only kind of stories people are writing just now. This magazine is always a terrific value for the money, and I will continue to buy every issue. Just don't get your first overall impression of the magazine from this issue.
Incidentally, I want to mention also that "Lightspeed" has consistently awesome covers. Looking forward to next month.
Lightspeed Magazine, September 2013 Kindle Edition
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- Print length : 312 pages
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B00EX5Q6ZQ
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- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
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I love "Lightspeed" -- This one, not so muchReviewed in the United States on April 2, 2013
An Engaging Mix of Fiction & Non-FictionReviewed in the United States on January 23, 2011
There are a number of excellent pieces of writing in here, including some good non-fiction articles such as Christopher Sedia's review of the role of neurotransmitters in drug use (and abuse). However, Palwick's short story, "Cucumber Gravy," is definitely my favourite of this issue. It mixes the inevitable incomprehensibility of alien life with the human condition in a thoroughly pleasing way. A great read. Of course, Orson Scott Card's "The Elephants of Poznan" is also noteworthy. This eighth issue makes a promising outlook for Lightspeed.
Good writing, technical problemsReviewed in the United States on August 13, 2010
Very high quality writing (what I've read so far), but the Kindle version is marred by a missing link to the table of contents. You have to go to the cover, then page forward. I bought this originally for the Jack McDevitt story, and then couldn't remember why I bought it because the "first" page is the beginning of the first story. This is my first attempt at reading a magazine format on the Kindle. Another important feature that's missing is that there's no indication of length. When I read SF magazines I like to pick the stories based on the time I have to read. I realize that page numbers would be useless -- maybe a word or sentence count?
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Energetic and New Directions type Magazine.Reviewed in the United States on January 3, 2014
Finely edited Magazine with good mix of interviews and articles and stories- liked how the background with the authors was explored in the interviews ; so often you can't get a feel for what was in their head when they wrote it.
Love LightspeedReviewed in the United States on December 7, 2011
I subscribe to several science fiction magazines, but this one is my favorite. The format is really interesting and the Editor has the knack for picking great stories.