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Goodreads Giveaway for Three Copies of Clarkesword: Year Six

To celebrate the launch of our latest Clarkesworld anthology, we’ve launched a Goodreads giveaway for three trade paperback copies of Clarkesworld: Year Six.

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Clarkesworld Year Six by Neil Clarke

Clarkesworld: Year Six

edited by Neil Clarke & Sean Wallace

Giveaway ends June 08, 2014.

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Clarkesworld: Year Six is now available

Trade paperback and ebook editions of CLARKESWORLD: YEAR SIX are now available! This volume collects all thirty-four stories published during our sixth year. [Table of Contents]

All income from our annual anthologies goes towards Clarkesworld Magazine‘s operations budget. A complete list of all of our anthologies can be found here.


Published by Wyrm Publishing, May 2014

Available at: (trade paperback, Kindle)
B&N (epub)
Kobo (epub)
Weightless Books (epub/mobi/Kindle)
Wyrm Publishing (trade paperback, epub/mobi/Kindle)

Almost caught up…

The second proof for CLARKESWORLD: YEAR SIX arrived today and it’s a keeper. I’ve signed off on it, so it should be available sometime this weekend. Contributor copies and preorders will start shipping next week. This volume will be a bit more expensive than the prior volumes, but it contains a lot more fiction. I suspect that when we start publishing four stories per issue, we’ll have to start splitting years into two volumes.

YEAR SEVEN is coming along soon too. Just have to write an introduction, do the layout, and have the final proofreading pass done. This means we should be caught up with all the anthologies before we finished our eighth year. It’s been five years since we were completely caught up, so I’m looking forward to it.

For all of you completists, Here’s the complete set:


Yes, it bugs me that they don’t match. I’ll probably reissue the first two at some point.

Coming soon… Clarkesworld: Year Six

Coming later this month in ebook and trade paperback editions…

Clarkesworld Year Six

Cover art: “Space Journey” by Martin Faragasso (from Issue #71)


Introduction by Neil Clarke
Scattered Along the River of Heaven by Aliette de Bodard
All the Painted Stars by Gwendolyn Clare
Prayer by Robert Reed
A Hundred Ghosts Parade Tonight by Xia Jia
And the Hollow Space Inside by Mari Ness
What Everyone Remembers by Rahul Kanakia
The Bells of Subsidence by Michael John Grist
The Switch by Sarah Stanton
Sunlight Society by Margaret Ronald
A Militant Peace by David Klecha and Tobias S. Buckell
All the Young Kirks and Their Good Intentions by Helena Bell
In Which Faster-Than-Light Travel Solves All of Our Problems by Chris Stabback
The Womb Factory by Peter M. Ferenczi
Draftyhouse by Erik Amundsen
All the Things the Moon is Not by Alexander Lumans
Fade to White by Catherynne M. Valente
Astrophilia by Carrie Vaughn
If The Mountain Comes by An Owomoyela
From Their Paws, We Shall Inherit by Gary Kloster
Sirius by Ben Peek
Synch Me, Kiss Me, Drop by Suzanne Church
Iron Ladies, Iron Tigers by Sunny Moraine
Mantis Wives by Kij Johnson
Pony by Erik Amundsen
Robot by Helena Bell
The Found Girl by David Klecha and Tobias S. Buckell
muo-ka’s Child by Indrapramit Das
Honey Bear by Sofia Samatar
The Smell of Orange Groves by Lavie Tidhar
Silently and Very Fast by Catherynne M. Valente
Fragmentation, or Ten Thousand Goodbyes by Tom Crosshill
You Were She Who Abode by E. Catherine Tobler
Staying Behind by Ken Liu
Immersion by Aliette de Bodard
About the Authors
Clarkesworld Census
About Clarkesworld

2014 Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award Finalists

The finalists for the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award have been announced:

Congratulations to all the finalists and an extra nod to our Clarkesworld finalists: Robert Reed and E. Lily Yu!

Read or listen to their stories here:

The Hugo Award’s Five Percent Rule

As an editor and fan of short fiction, I’m bothered by the fact that we have less than five short story nominees for the third time in four years. This situation has been caused by a rule that requires nominees to have at least five percent of the nominations to make the final ballot.

In this month’s Clarkesworld editorial, I propose a possible solution. I’d love to have your feedback.

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