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The Best of Electric Velocipede

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THE BEST OF ELECTRIC VELOCIPEDE, edited John Klima. Published by Fairwood Press.

The Hugo Award-winning Electric Velocipede ran for twelve years, publishing twenty-seven issues over the course of its run. The magazine was nominated four years in a row for a World Fantasy Award. Its stories appeared in Gardner Dozois’ and Jonathan Strahan’s year’s best anthologies and were also shortlisted for the Sturgeon and Tiptree Awards.

The Best of Electric Velocipede showcases a breathtaking thirty-four pieces of high quality work published during its run. If you’ve never read the magazine, you’re in for a treat. If you’re already a fan, you’ll find all your favorites and a lot of great writing that deserves a second look. With a foreword by editor John Klima and introduction by Shane Jones.

Table of Contents:

Foreword by John Klima

Introduction by Shane Jones

“Fling but a Stone” by Mark Rich (issue 2)
“Mrs. Janokowski Hits One Out of the Park” by William Shunn (issue 4)
“A Keeper” by Alan DeNiro (issue 6)
“Indicating the Awakening of Persons Buried Alive” by Liz Williams (issue 6)
“In the Frozen City” by Chris Roberson (issue 7)
“The Spigot” by Heather Martin (issue 8)
“The Chiaroscurist” by Hal Duncan (issue 9)
“A Taste for Flowers” by Jay Caselberg (issue 9)
“The Way He Does It” by Jeffrey Ford (issue 10)
“Milk and Apples” by Catherynne M. Valente (issue 11)
“Dr. Black and the Village of Stones” by Brendan Connell (issue 12)
“How the World Became Quiet: A Post-Human Creation Myth” by Rachel Swirsky (issue 13)
“The Dogrog Phenomenon” by Richard Howard (issue 13)
“Recipe for Survival” by Sandra McDonald (issue 14)
“Notes on the Dissection of an Imaginary Beetle” by Jonathan Wood (issue 15/16)
“The Oldest Man on Earth” by Patrick O’Leary (issue 15/16)
“Wool and Silk and Wood” by Shira Lipkin (issue 15/16)
“The Bear Dresser’s Secret” by Richard Bowes (issue 17/18)
“The Death of Sugar Daddy” by Toiya Kirsten Finley (issue 17/18)
“When the Lamps Are Lit” by KJ Bishop (issue 19)
“The Lost Technique of Blackmail” by Mark Teppo (issue 19)
“Daughter of Fortune” by Cyril Simsa (issue 20)
“∞°” by Darin C. Bradley (issue 21/22)
“Patience” by E. Lily Yu (issue 21/22)
“The Art Disease” by Dennis Danvers (issue 23)
“Heaven Under Earth” by Aliette de Bodard (issue 24)
“Cutting” by Ken Liu (issue 24)
“Glass Boxes and Clockwork Gods” by Damien Walters Grintalis (issue 25)
“A Faun’s Lament” by Michael Constantine McConnell (issue 25)
“The Night We Drank Cold Wine” by Megan Kurashige (issue 25)
“The Irish Astronaut” by Val Nolan (issue 26)
“Melt” by Cislyn Smith (issue 26)
“The Carnival Was Eaten, All Except the Clown” by Caroline M. Yoachim (issue 27)
“The Beasts We Want to Be” by Sam J. Miller (issue 27)

Cover by Thom Davidsohn

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