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- Print Length: 304 pages
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- Publisher: John Joseph Adams (July 31, 2013)
- Publication Date: July 31, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00E9OZCZ6
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,093,454 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Lightspeed Magazine, August 2013 Kindle Edition
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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.
“Ragged Claws’ by Lisa Tuttle was just okay, with the full impact of the story hinging on the reveal at the end. The protagonist goes to a club and targets a group of young people, and focuses on their conversation about the mythical Colony some have migrated to. “Angelus” by Nina Allan was a much more solid story, although I found some of the details of the world confusing. Two men, once friends, meet in very different circumstances and discuss the woman that changed both their lives. Gene Wolfe’s "Suzanne Delage" totally confused me. The narrator recounts a woman he knew all his life but didn’t know until he saw her daughter, all the while meditating on the meaning of life.
“Homecoming” by Seanan Mcguire was the real standout of the bunch. I don’t want to ruin it for you, but I don’t like sports, and I LOVED this story. It’s the most original reworkings of a popular myth I’ve read in a while.