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More Stories Words of Radiance has been out for two weeks, which means it might be safe to finally read’s spoiler review. Rest in peace, Michael Shea and Aimee Thurlo. Our thoughts are with their families. Have e-readers changed your reading habits? Jo Walton wants to know. Check out the cover of the upcoming The Three-Body Problem, a novel by Liu Cixin and translated by Ken Liu. And we have more art for you! Take a look at Luis Royo’s sketches for the cover of The Ice Dragon, by George R. R. Martin.
The Power of a Great Time Travel Story
by Ann VanderMeer

Fiction is to the grown man what play is to the child; it is there that he changes the atmosphere and tenor of his life. —Robert Louis Stevenson

A few months ago I was interviewed on BBC4 Radio along with Dr. Ronald Mallett, a physicist from the University of Connecticut. Our subject was time travel. Some might find it odd that a fiction editor promoting a new anthology would be appearing on a show with a noted scientist to talk honestly about time travel. But Dr. Mallett isn’t just any scientist. His life was changed completely after encountering The Time Machine by H. G. Wells.

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The Lost Cosmonauts
by Adam Christopher

It’s the ghost story of the space race–a haunting tale of death and loss, a mystery the truth of which will likely never be proved…or disproved. They are the lost cosmonauts, a group of men and women sent into space and lost to history. As the story goes, Yuri Gargarin was not the first man in orbit. He was the first man in space…who made it back alive.

The story began with the Judica-Cordiglia brothers, two Italian radio enthusiasts who set up an amateur listening post in a disused German bunker just outside of Turin in the late 1950s.

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