|Realms 2: The Second Year of Clarkesworld Magazine is now available in hardcover and trade paperback. Show your support for Clarkesworld Magazine by ordering a copy today. All proceeds from the Realms anthologies go directly to paying for Clarkesworld’s fiction. Direct sales from the Wyrm website or copies shipped as gifts via the Clarkesworld Citizenship Drive, generate the most revenue for the magazine and best ensure its future.
This volume contains twenty-five stories from visionary writers of short fiction, including such World Fantasy, Philip K. Dick, Tiptree, Hugo and Campbell Award winners and finalists as Jeffrey Ford, Mary Robinette Kowal, Jay Lake, Cat Rambo, Tim Pratt, Robert Reed, Mike Resnick and Catherynne M. Valente — and amazing stories from up-and-comers like Karen Heuler, Paul Jessup, Yoon Ha Lee, Margaret Ronald and many more!
Hoping we’ll have the ARCs by Readercon, but here is a sneak peek at the finished cover for Realms 2:
Art by Aaron Jasinski.
I’ll have this up for preorder sometime in the next day or so.
Summer in Paris, Light from the Sky by Ken Scholes was published in Clarkesworld back in November 2007. In my opinion, this is one of the best stories we’ve ever published. It’s currently on the preliminary Nebula ballot and later this year, it will be included in Realms: The Second Year of Clarkesworld Magazine (available for preorder soon). Why the recap? Well, I’m pleased to say that the story has been picked up by the very smart folks at EscapePod, so now it is also available for your listening pleasure.
They felt the need to tack a lot of warnings and disclaimers on the start of this one. I was amused.
I’ve selected the cover art for Realms: The Second Year of Clarkesworld Magazine:
We’re just getting started on this one, so we probably won’t start taking preorders until after the holidays.
|Yesterday, I finished shipping all the preordered (and paid for) copies of REALMS: THE FIRST YEAR OF CLARKESWORLD MAGAZINE (trade paperback and hardcover). Amazon, Powells, and other dealers should have their copies in the next week or so, but the best way to support Clarkesworld is to order direct from us at Wyrm Publishing. Every penny we make from this book goes towards paying for the fiction and non-fiction published by Clarkesworld.
Don’t want the book, but still want to help out? Well, we have a list of things that can you can do, some of which cost you absolutely nothing.
We’re also trying something new this year: the Clarkesworld Census. Basically, anyone who donates $10 or more becomes a citizen of Clarkesworld. The second volume of Realms will contain a census that lists the names (or appropriate aliases) of each citizen. So, $10 and you’re in the book… unless you don’t want to be. 🙂