Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Lightspeed Year One - John Joseph Adams

An anthology collection the stories from the magazine. Lots of very good reprints and some more ordinary new stories. A lot of stories though, so a good deal from that point of view. Lightspeed Year One : I'm Alive I Love You I'll See You In Reno - Vylar Kaftan Lightspeed Year One : The Cassandra Project - Jack Mcdevitt Lightspeed Year One : Cats In Victory - David Barr Kirtley Lightspeed Year One : Amaryllis - Carrie Vaughn Lightspeed Year One : No Time Like The Present - Carol Emshwiller Lightspeed Year One : Manumission - Tobias S. Buckell Lightspeed Year One : The Zeppelin Conductors’ Society Annual Gentlemen’S Ball - Genevieve Valentine Lightspeed Year One : For A Single Yesterday - George R.R. Martin Lightspeed Year One : How To Become A Mars Overlord - Catherynne M. Valente Lightspeed Year One : Patient Zero - Tananarive Due Lightspeed Year One : Arvies - Adam-Troy Castro Lightspeed Year One : More Than The Sum Of His Parts - Joe Haldeman Lightspeed Year One : Flower Mercy Needle Chain - Yoon Ha Lee Lightspeed Year One : The Long Chase - Geoffrey A. Landis Lightspeed Year One : Amid The Words Of War - Cat Rambo Lightspeed Year One : Travelers - Robert Silverberg Lightspeed Year One : Hindsight - Sarah Langan Lightspeed Year One : Tight Little Stitches In A Dead Man’S Back - Joe R. Lansdale Lightspeed Year One : The Taste Of Starlight - John R. Fultz Lightspeed Year One : Beachworld - Stephen King Lightspeed Year One : Standard Loneliness Package - Charles Yu Lightspeed Year One : Faces In Revolving Souls - Caitlín R. Kiernan Lightspeed Year One : Hwang's Billion Brilliant Daughters - Alice Sola Kim Lightspeed Year One : Ej-Es - Nancy Kress Lightspeed Year One : In-Fall - Ted Kosmatka Lightspeed Year One : The Observer - Kristine Kathryn Rusch Lightspeed Year One : Jenny's Sick - David Tallerman Lightspeed Year One : The Silence Of The Asonu - Ursula K. Le Guin Lightspeed Year One : Postings From An Amorous Tomorrow - Corey Mariani Lightspeed Year One : Cucumber Gravy - Susan Palwick Lightspeed Year One : Black Fire - Tanith Lee Lightspeed Year One : The Elephants Of Poznan - Orson Scott Card Lightspeed Year One : Long Enough And Just So Long - Cat Rambo Lightspeed Year One : The Passenger - Julie E. Czerneda Lightspeed Year One : Simulacrum - Ken Liu Lightspeed Year One : Breakaway Backdown - James Patrick Kelly Lightspeed Year One : Saying The Names - Maggie Clark Lightspeed Year One : Gossamer - Stephen Baxter Lightspeed Year One : Spider The Artist - Nnedi Okorafor Lightspeed Year One : Woman Leaves Room - Robert Reed Lightspeed Year One : All That Touches The Air - An Owomoyela Lightspeed Year One : Maneki Neko - Bruce Sterling Lightspeed Year One : Mama We Are Zhenya Your Son - Tom Crosshill Lightspeed Year One : Velvet Fields - Anne Mccaffrey Lightspeed Year One : The Harrowers - Eric Gregory Lightspeed Year One : Bibi From Jupiter - Tessa Mellas Lightspeed Year One : Eliot Wrote - Nancy Kress Lightspeed Year One : Scales - Alastair Reynolds Missed connections. 3 out of 5 Alien bad news hid. 3 out of 5 Monkeyman, dogmen moggie incarnation. 3.5 out of 5 Getting a banner kid. 3.5 out of 5 Much cheaper in the past. 3 out of 5 Flatbread memory takeout departure. 4 out of 5 Long accomodation. 3 out of 5 Time trip drug user. 3 out of 5 One morning you will wake up and ask Y. 2 out of 5 Immune boy runs out of caretakers. 4.5 out of 5 Non-born, for a while. 2.5 out of 5 We can rebuild him, better, faster, stronger. Also with bigger pee-pee. Pity about the crazy, though. 4 out of 5 Bullets yet again. 2.5 out of 5 Soldier's marathon space race conversion. 4 out of 5 Soldier's marathon space race conversion. 4 out of 5 Six clutched end. 3 out of 5 Relay-sweep planet travel loss. 3 out of 5 Flick puncture squirt smash crash. 3 out of 5 Thorny tatts, baby girl. 4 out of 5 Space cannibal mission. 3.5 out of 5 Exit Sandman. 3 out of 5 I am too nice. 3 out of 5 Hybrid cages. 2.5 out of 5 Never allow someone to test a time machine on you. 3 out of 5 Medical remains. 4 out of 5 Big black hole no death threat chop off. 3.5 out of 5 Space veteran woman return split problem. 4 out of 5 Plane saying. 3 out of 5 Killer heart kids. 3 out of 5 Space vegemen dayglo beanbag graveyard. 3.5 out of 5 Alien witness report crazy. 3 out of 5 Hybrid knockdown beginning wedding. 3.5 out of 5 Sexbot freedom. 3 out of 5 Ship decoration, personal. 3 out of 5 Kid recording. 3 out of 5 Colony life change. 4 out of 5 Bo assignment trial. 3.5 out of 5 Wormhole stuffup surfing webs. 4 out of 5 "Some of these pipelines carry diesel fuel, others carry crude oil. Millions of liters of it a day. Nigeria supplies twenty-five percent of United States oil. And we get virtually nothing in return. Nothing but death by Zombie attack. We can all tell you stories." The Zombies in this case are security robots that guard the pipeline from being broken into and tapped for the use of the exploited locals. In this atmosphere of local oppression a woman discovers a strange relationship with one of the robots, thanks to a bit of Bob Marley music, among others. Some robots have better taste than others? Still, lots of petroleum products and killer attack robots is always going to be an exposive situation. A good story, and the editor has managed to get a fine example of work set in other than your usual locations, here." 4 out of 5 Alive machine. 3 out of 5 Vosth dominance adaptation honesty leavetaking. 4.5 out of 5 Network of favors. 4 out of 5 GUI gnome quantum, with screaming and barking. 3 out of 5 Colony import error. 3 out of 5 Dead preaching. 3 out of 5 Small, green and trying hard for a human hybrid. 3 out of 5 Metaphor not working. 2.5 out of 5 Just your lizard-machine-human brain in a ship N-space reality level, FTL space battle, then. 4 out of 5 3 out of 5

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