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Clarkesworld Magazine [Kindle Edition]

by Wyrm Publishing
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In only eight years, Clarkesworld has established itself as one of the leading science fiction and fantasy magazines. During that time, they've won three Hugo Awards (2010, 2011 and 2013), one World Fantasy Award (2014), and their fiction has been nominated for or won the Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy, Sturgeon, Locus, Shirley Jackson, Ditmar, WSFA Small Press, and Stoker Awards.

Each monthly issue of Clarkesworld features three or four original stories by new and established authors, two reprint stories selected by Gardner Dozois, and an assortment of non-fiction offerings. In their pages, you can expect to find works by outstanding authors like Peter Watts, Catherynne M. Valente, James Patrick Kelly, Yoon Ha Lee, Ken Liu, Aliette de Bodard, Robert Reed, N. K. Jemisin, and Kij Johnson.

The Kindle edition of Clarkesworld Magazine includes all text and art used in our other editions. The digital subscription consists of monthly issues delivered to your Kindle on the first of each month.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Wyrm Publishing (November 19, 2014)
  • Issues: 12 issues / year
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004ZF1ZH8
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #38,274 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 3rd Sci-fi Magazine for Kindle Subscription! June 5, 2011
Clarkesworld is the 3rd Sci=fi magazine available for Kindle subscription service, right behind Asimov's and Analog, and it looks great.

The subscription issue(s)has a well laid out format, with an easy to navigate menu along with a progress bar to show where you are within the story/article that you are reading. The cover art is still viewable on the kindle but, since the kindle isn't in color, it does loose some of its vibrancy. With the kindle app on my Droid X, however, the cover art looks amazing.

I wished there were more stories in each issue, but since Clarkesworld is offered free on their website I can see why that is so. Content costs money. The editor, Neil Clarke, says in the current issue's editorial that if the magazine can reach 500 subscribers by October 2011 then they will add a third story. That is good news!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
About a year ago, to try to catch up with the current state of SF&F writing, I began subscribing to a number of SF&F magazines: Asimov's, Analog, Lightspeed, Apex, and Clarkesworld. While there is a treasure of fine writing in all of these magazines, Clarkesworld is the one that I consistently find myself reading cover-cover, without skipping or abandoning a story or article halfway through. Of course, many of those other magazines are a great deal longer, so it's not a particularly fair comparison. But if you're a busy parent like I am, with limited reading time, I'd just like to say you can't go wrong with Clarkesworld. It's a great way to spend your spare minutes.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing! June 24, 2011
I signed up for the free trial of the magazine on a whim, but I will definitely be keeping this subscription! There are 2 fiction stories in each issue. The two in the current issue (June 2011) are amazing. Both of them were incredibly well written and transported me to different worlds.

There is also a non-fiction article and an author interview in the issue.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the Best September 3, 2012
The stories published in Clarkesworld deserve the many awards for which they've been nominated. This magazine publishes some of the edgiest, most invigorating SF, fantasy and horror out there. The subscription price is a steal. You won't notice the loss of $2, but you will thoroughly enjoy spending time with the stories. Magazines absolutely rely on a subscriber base to survive. In an ideal world, Clarkesworld would thrive. The world of speculative fiction needs an independent, fresh thinking publication like this one.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic magazine September 2, 2012
I've been reading Clarkesworld off and on since the beginning. The off and on had nothing to do with the quality of the magazine but rather because I really, really hate reading in my web browser for longer than ten or fifteen minutes.

Clarkesworld was my very first digital subscription because the stories are top-notch, it's that simple. My only regret is that there aren't more in each issue, but hopefully that will come as more people discover this truly excellent magazine.

Note--Amazon apparently doesn't extend the "verified buyer" info to magazine subscriptions, but I *am* a subscriber and as long as they are publishing stories of this quality, I will remain so.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great value, looks great on my kindle fire October 4, 2012
The cover art is always gorgeous and looks wonderful on a kindle fire. Usually includes 3 pieces of short fiction and 3 or 4 non-fiction essays along with some book recommendations. A really solid job at selecting stories which is a big reason the editor was nominated for a hugo this year(2012). Always happy to see the new download of Clarkesworld pop up on my kindle and the magazine (ezine) is a great value for the price. Definitely worth your time.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it. Fascinating & Such Great Writing. November 5, 2011
I just finished my first issue (October 2011) but I'm definitely keeping this subscription. (Well, I have to, don't I? That AWESOME story I am in love with comes in three installments.)

The quality of the fiction is superb, and the ideas fascinating. It's not weighed down with exposition or detail, but just enough, beautifully draped in gorgeous prose, that every idea is new and exciting and still a little bit your own when it's all over.

Wonderfully done.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing magazinr May 20, 2014
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This is an amazing magazine. So far I have gotten two issues and I have read them both cover to cover. It is a thrill to see a new issue pop up on my kindle. If you love quality science fiction and enjoy being transported to new and far away worlds, do yourself a favor and order Clarkesworld magazine.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars X-Rated garbage stories about sex toys and all kinds of sexual...
Extremely offensive stories, filled with perverted sex, filthy language. So if you like that stuff you'll like this short story mag. I don't care for that kind of stuff. Read more
Published 6 days ago by T. Davis
4.0 out of 5 stars some good reprints too
very well chosen stories. some good reprints too.
Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars I particularly enjoy the newer writers from other cultures
Thought provoking, solid, well done sci-fi. I particularly enjoy the newer writers from other cultures. It is fun to explore our world (worlds) from a different perspective.
Published 2 months ago by Randolph Cremer
5.0 out of 5 stars Great works!
This magazine has ace stuff. With both fiction and nonfiction, you get great, short works every month. I'm psyched to see my new download every time. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Joy O'Connell
4.0 out of 5 stars I have just begun my first copy and will have a better sense in...
This is my first foray into sci-fi in many years. Looking to it to provide a glimpse into what the genre is up to and what the new writers are doing. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Steven Olson
4.0 out of 5 stars Strong issue of good magazine
Issue 91 of Clarkesworld opens with “Passage of Earth” by Michael Swanwick. Swanwick is one of my favorite authors when he’s not writing about talking dogs, and this is not a... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Terry Weyna
5.0 out of 5 stars Super SF
Clarkesworld lacks the variety of Strange Horizons or Lightspeed Magazine, but its focus on science fiction isn't a detriment, it's a strength. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Bacterialover
4.0 out of 5 stars Keeping up
This magazine is an excellent way to keep up with the new ideas coming out in the science fiction world.
Published 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Fiction and Podcast
I have been hooked on this since I started listening to the podcast and the magazine provides the same great quality fiction. Read more
Published 12 months ago by C. A. Meadows
5.0 out of 5 stars yummy
Like opening a chocolate box of short stories - i'm not quite sure what flavour i'll get but each one is different
Published 12 months ago by Feralyn
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Hooray for Clarkesworld!
Thanks for your support! Much appreciated.

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