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Clarkesworld Magazine according to Gardner Dozois

The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Fifth Annual Collection (Year’s Best Science Fiction) by Gardner Dozois was published earlier this month and I’m quite pleased with how Clarkesworld Magazine is represented in its pages:

“Stylishly written and usually faintly perverse fantasy is also available at Clarkesworld Magazine, edited by Nick Mamatas, which this year published strong stories by Caitlin Kiernan, Elizabeth Bear, Jay Lake, Jeff VanderMeer, Ken Scholes, Jetse de Vries, Cat Rambo, and others.” –Gardner Dozois

One bone to pick there… I have two editors. Sean Wallace deserves as much of the credit as Nick. In fact, most the authors he mentions there are from his stories. Otherwise, I certainly can’t complain. Having it described as “faintly perverse fantasy” is amusing to me.

I’m absolutely thrilled by this… Over half the stories we published in 2007 have received honorable mentions. Congratulations to our authors and editors!

Orm the Beautiful by Elizabeth Bear (issue 4)
Automatic by Erica L. Satifka (issue 4)

Chewing Up the Innocent by Jay Lake (issue 5)

The Third Bear by Jeff VanderMeer (issue 7)

Qubit Conflicts by Jetse De Vries (issue 8)

The Oracle Spoke by Holly Phillips (issue 9)

I’ll Gnaw Your Bones, the Manticore Said by Cat Rambo (issue 10)

The Beacon by Darja Malcolm-Clarke (issue 11)

The Ape’s Wife by Caitlin R. Kiernan (issue 12)
Lost Soul by M P Ericson (issue 12)

A Dance Across Embers by Lisa Mantchev (issue 13)

Summer in Paris, Light from the Sky by Ken Scholes (issue 14)
Acid and Stoned Reindeer by Rebecca Ore (issue 14)

I’d be remiss if I didn’t point out that all but three of these stories are also available in our print anthology, Realms: The First Year of Clarkesworld Magazine


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  1. Last year, in Locus, Dozois thought that Clarkesworld was a reference to Arthur C., so slowly but surely he is learning to read a masthead…

  2. Congratulations all round. Well deserved.

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