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The October issue of LIGHTSPEED magazine—the newest and greatest science fiction magazine on the planet—features a new story from me called “The Taste of Starlight.” It’s a blend of horror and sci-fi that will carry its very own editor-mandated Reader Advisory. It’s the creepiest thing I’ve ever written … and it’s not for the faint of heart (or stomach). You have been warned.

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Also in this month’s LIGHTSPEED is a reprint story by none other than the legendary master of horror himself, Stephen King. The tale is called “Beachworld”. The issue also features tales from Sarah Langan and horror icon Joe R. Lansdale. As you might have guessed, the theme of this month’s issue is HORROR (it is October afterall), but all these stories are definitely still science fiction.

The LIGHTSPEED site posts a new fiction story (and a new non-fiction article) every week, all for free reading. However, if you don’t want to wait, you can download the ENTIRE issue right now for $2.99.

If you’re reading for free, my story will be posted on October 19.

Read it if you dare… [INSERT EVIL LAUGHTER]

This is the 5th issue of LIGHTSPEED. If you’re new to it, you have four previous issues of fantastic stories to enjoy as well. Eventually all of the new fiction (two stories per month) will be collected in a print anthology. But that could be awhile…don’t wait that long to read this great stuff.

Next month, Prime Books releases its new fantasy anthology paperback, THE WAY OF THE WIZARD. In addition to luminaries like Neil Gaiman, Robert Silverberg, and George R. R. Martin, it will feature my own wizard story, “The Thirteen Texts of Arthyria.” It’s going to be an amazing collection. Below is a peek at the final cover.

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Both LIGHTSPEED and WAY OF THE WIZARD are edited by the great John Joseph Adams (editor of last year’s smash hit anthology THE LIVING DEAD). John knows how to pick terrific stories. Anything he does is a must-read.


WAY OF THE WIZARD hits stores on November 16.