Lightspeed Magazine: 12-Month Subscription

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This esubscription is for 12 months/12 issues of Lightspeed Magazine in the format of your choice beginning with the current issue (or the next issue, if you’re already subscribed and renewing).

How It Works

Once you subscribe a link is emailed to you. Click on the link (or paste it into your browser address bar) and it will start your download. The download links are live for 14 days and can also be found on the Thank You page after your order is completed. Then, when a new issue is released, you will be automatically emailed a link. Easy! If you sign up for a Weightless Books account using the email address you provided with your order, your My Library page will have permanent links to all your ebooks and subscriptions. Please email us (or post in the comments) if you have any questions or problems.

About Lightspeed Magazine

Lightspeed is a digital science fiction and fantasy magazine. In its pages, you will find science fiction: from near-future, sociological soft SF, to far-future, star-spanning hard SF—and fantasy: from epic fantasy, sword-and-sorcery, and contemporary urban tales, to magical realism, science-fantasy, and folktales.

A 12 month subscription to Lightspeed includes more than 100 stories (around 700,000 words of fiction). In each issue, you will find eight pieces of short fiction (a mix of short stories and novelettes) from a variety of authors—from the bestsellers and award-winners you already know to the best new voices you haven’t heard of yet. Some of the authors we’ve published over the years include Stephen King, George R.R. Martin, Ursula K. Le Guin, Neil Gaiman, N.K. Jemisin, Ted Chiang, and Ken Liu, to name but a few. In addition our short fiction offerings, Lightspeed also offers a variety of nonfiction features, including feature interviews, Q&As with our authors that go behind-the-scenes of their stories, book and media reviews, and more.
Launched in 2010, Lightspeed is a two-time winner of the Hugo Award, and stories from the magazine have been nominated for major genre awards dozens of times, including the Hugo Award, the Nebula Award, the World Fantasy Award, and the Theodore Sturgeon Award. Our editor, John Joseph Adams, has been nominated for the Hugo Award twelve times and the World Fantasy Award eight times, and in addition to editing Lightspeed he’s also edited more than thirty anthologies (including Wastelands and The Living Dead) and serves as series editor of Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy.
Subscribing to Lightspeed saves you $1 off the cover price of each issue (savings of 25% on each issue). Sign-up for a subscription now and you’ll see where science fiction and fantasy comes from, where it is now, and where it’s going.

John Joseph Adams, Publisher/Editor-in-Chief

John Joseph AdamsJohn Joseph Adams, in addition to serving as publisher and editor of Lightspeed, is the bestselling editor of many anthologies, such as Brave New Worlds, Wastelands, The Living Dead, The Living Dead 2, By Blood We Live, Federations, The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, and The Way of the Wizard. In 2011, he was nominated for two Hugo Awards and two World Fantasy Awards, and he has been called “the reigning king of the anthology world” by Barnes & John is also the co-host of io9’s The Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy podcast. Find him on Twitter @johnjosephadams.

17 Responses to “Lightspeed Magazine: 12-Month Subscription”

  1. D says:

    Hi, it would be really nice and comfortable if the files could be sent as attachment to my kindle email address once they’re out.
    Is that planed?

    • Michael says:

      D: Yes, we are indeed working on that. I’ll be sure to let you know when we’ve got that feature working. Thanks for asking!

  2. Don says:

    I would love to subscribe on my Kindle. I have bought a few issues and the magazine is a great mix of fiction and non-fiction. I don’t like reading on my computer. I hope it will be available soon.

    • Gavin says:

      Hi Don, you can read the mobi on your Kindle. We’re working on having it sent directly to reader’s Kindles. At the moment you can download it from the monthly email or from your Weightless account.

  3. Bob says:

    Any progress on sending directly to a Kindle? I would like to buy a 12 month subscription for my sister for her Kindle and her birthday is next week.

    • Michael says:

      I have made some progress! Unfortunately I fear it will not be ready for prime time within a week. :( But I’ll be sure to let you know when it is ready.

  4. MattJ says:

    I noticed that I can buy Lightspeed for my Kindle on Amazon, but I cannot subscribe.

  5. al tomsic says:

    i want to subscribe but have only a pc running windows 7. What format of the mag do I request???????????????????????

  6. Clayton says:

    Okay, you say “once I subscribe an e-mail will be sent to me” — So how do I subscribe? I see no form to fill out. I see a button that says “add to cart” but where is the “checkout” button?

    • Michael says:

      Clayton–you subscribe by adding the subscription to your cart, then checking out. The checkout button appears in the upper left part of the website (just below the picture of a shopping cart) after you add something to your cart. Please let us know if you have any more trouble.

  7. Chris b says:

    lightspeed always seems to deliver an enjoyable varied choice of stories. Weightless books were great in helping me get a subscription delivered to my iPod (kindle app) so I always have good stuff to read.

  8. Jonathan says:

    I don’t want to use anything kindle related.. I’m hoping that I can find an ebook reader/tablet to use one of these days.
    laptop / phone are I guess options.. would this work with Overdrive ebook app on my phone? (Its what my local library uses for their ebooks – I had to read “the city & the city” on it because they didn’t have printed edition.

    • Michael says:

      A bit of research reveals that the Overdrive app works with EPUB format. Lightspeed does come in EPUB format, so yes, you should be able to use Overdrive to read it on your phone.

  9. Akerbos says:

    This is an awesome magazine, providing tons of excellent fiction and insightful inteviews with the respective authors every month. I can only recommend Lightspeed magazine, and the comfort of the 12-month subscription!

  10. dleslie says:

    I’ve been a subscriber for most of this magazine’s existence, and I find that the last year or two have been, well, just not that compelling. I find myself skimming through entire issues because there’s very little content that draws me in.

    I have 1 issue left on my subscription and probably won’t be renewing.

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