Electric Velocipede issue #21/22

John Klima et al.

Electric Velocipede is where the stories that don

Electric Velocipede is where the stories that don’t fit in anywhere else go. Slipstream, speculative, new weird, call it what you like, it’s here. This massive issue features work from writers such as Genevieve Valentine, Geoffrey A. Landis, Michaela Roessner, Jay Lake, Josh Rountree and many more.

This issue is available in either as a high- or low-resolution PDF as well as epub and mobi.


• “Witherking” by T. J. Berg
• “Care and Feeding of Your Piano” by William Shunn
• “Pistols at Dawn Amongst the Evergreens” by Samuel Mae
• “In the Beginnings” by Shannon Page and Jay Lake
• “The Next Day” by Dave Justus
• “Shoes Worn Once” by Keffy R. M. Kehrli
• “Memories of Chalice” by Peter M. Ball
• “∞°” by Darin Bradley
• “The Comedy at Kualoa” by Monica Byrne
• “The Stonecutter” by Damon Kaswell
• “The Portal to Heaven” by Shira Lipkin
• “Intrepid Travelers” by Josh Rountree
• “Carte Blanche” by Genevieve Valentine
• “Worm Days” by Karl Bunker
• “Unlocking the God” by L. L. Hannett
• “My Lovesick Zombie Boy Band” by Damien G. Walter
• “Beata Beatrix” by Jenna Waterford
• “An Abiding Memory of Scarecrows” by William Knight
• “Pie in the Sky” by Michaela Roessner
• “Gaining Traction” by Jonathan Wood
• “Checkmate” by Brian Trent
• “Frazier” by Lauren Henley
• “A Mermaid’s Catch” by Brenda Stokes
• “In the Dark” by Ki Russell
• “Infatuectomy” by Ki Russell
• “Drowning in Pearls” by Ki Russell
• “Patience” by E. Lily Yu
• “The Long Trajectory” by Geoffrey A. Landis

• Interview with J. M. McDermott

• Content TKTK: Brains Lite by John Ottinger III
• Sampling the Aspic with Penelope O’Shea
• Blindfold Taste Test with Jim C. Hines
• A Remembrance of the Future


The future. This little column portends to be about the future, but mostly talks about what happened in the past. This time, let’s talk about the future. Or more accurately, the present.

Electric Velocipede’s peers are mostly online. They reach a wider audience than we do by a huge margin. We are being left behind by remaining a print magazine. The future of short fiction is online and electronic publications.

We love being a print magazine. We love putting an issue together and fiddling with all the layout problems that come up. We love holding copies of the finished issue in our hands. But we’ve done everything we can as a print magazine.

Hell, we won a Hugo award. That’s pretty damn cool.

Almost everyone we run into has heard of Electric Velocipede. For a magazine that’s never printed more than 500 copies of an individual issue, that’s impressive. If we take that prestige and cachet online, there’s no limit to what we can do.

What will that mean for the print edition of Electric Velocipede? At this point we don’t know, but keep watching and you’ll find out.

John Klima
December 2010


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