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Year’s Best Picks from Clarkesworld

After a distressing trip to the electro-cardiologist (stats can be frightening), I decided that I needed to focus on some good news, so here is a list of the 2012 Clarkesworld stories that have been selected for year’s best anthologies:

The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Thirtieth Annual Collection, Gardner Dozois ed.

The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year: Volume Seven, Jonathan Strahan ed.

The Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy, 2013 Edition, Rich Horton ed.

Clarkesworld Stories in Strahan’s Best of the Year Anthology

The following 2012 stories from Clarkesworld Magazine has been selected to appear in THE BEST SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY OF THE YEAR: VOLUME 7 edited by Jonathan Strahan:

Congratulations to Aliette, Kij, Catherynne and Genevieve!

You can find a complete table of contents for Jonathan’s book here.



This weekend, I’ll be attending Philcon, a local science fiction convention. This year’s guest of honor is Clarkesworld regular, Catherynne M. Valente. I decided not to get a table in the dealer’s room (health reasons), but I will bring some Clarkesworld chapbooks on the off chance someone there wants some. 🙂

I had hoped to be on an ebook panel (I’ve been having fun on those lately), but it looks like that won’t be the case. Here are the panels you can find me at:

Fri 10:00 PM in Plaza III (Three)—Meet The Editors
Danielle Ackley-McPhail (mod), Neil Clarke, Marvin Kaye, Gordon Linzner, Bill Olver 

Magazine and book editors tell us about what they buy and what they are looking for. If you’re interested in selling your story, this panel is where you need to be!

Sun 2:00 PM in Crystal Ballroom Two—It Came From the Slushpile
Gordon Linzner (mod), Neil Clarke, Neal Levin, Alex Shvartsman

Editors describe really strange things they have received in unsolicited submissions. Some are funny, some are awful, and some are just plain sad.

I’ll be wandering aimlessly the rest of the time. Maybe I’ll run into some of you in the lobby, bar or dealer’s room!

August Issue of Clarkesworld Magazine

The August 2012 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine is now available. You can get the issue:

or help us pay the bills by purchasing Clarkesworld:

AUGUST 2012 – ISSUE #71
"Mantis Wives" by Kij Johnson
"Honey Bear" by Sofia Samatar
"Fade to White" by Catherynne M. Valente

The Spell of History: Magic Systems and Real-World Zeitgeists by Jeff Seymour
In a Carapace of Light: A Conversation with China Miéville by Jeremy L. C. Jones
Another Word: Plausibility and Truth by Daniel Abraham
Editor's Desk: Finding the Good in a Dark Day by Neil Clarke

This month's stories will be released in audio form on the 1st, 14th and 21st. Read by Kate Baker.

Space Journey by Martin Faragasso

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Now available from Wyrm Publishing

Last year, I published a serialized edition of SILENTLY AND VERY FAST by Catherynne M. Valente in Clarkesworld. Now you can pick up this fantastic novella as a standalone Wyrm Publishing ebook from:

To celebrate the publication of this ebook and SAVF's appearance on Locus Magazine's 2011 Recommended Reading List, we've reduced the price of our ebook edition of MYTHS OF ORIGIN, the book that collects four of Catherynne's early novels.

Myths of Origin by Catherynne M. Valente

New from Wyrm Publishing…

Myths of Origin by Catherynne M. Valente

New York Times best-seller Catherynne M. Valente is the single most compelling voice to emerge in fantasy fiction in decades. Collected here for the first time, her early short novels explore, deconstruct, and ultimately explode the seminal myths of both East and West, casting them in ways you''ve never read before and may never read again. The Labyrinth – a woman wanderer, a Maze like no other, a Monkey and aMinotaur and a world full of secrets leading down to the Center of it All. Yume No Hon: The Book of Dreams – an aged woman named Ayako lives in medieval Japan, but dreams in mythical worlds that beggar the imagination . . . including our own modern world. The Grass-Cutting Sword – when a hero challenges a great and evil serpent, who speaks for the snake? In this version of a myth from the ancient chronicle Kojiki, the serpent speaks for himself. Under in the Mere – Arthur and Lancelot, Mordred and le Fay. The saga has been told a thousand times, but never in the poetic polyphony of this novella, a story far deeper than it is long.

Ebook Edition now available at:

Trade Paperback available any day now at:

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