Sam J. Miller is a writer and a community organizer. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Shimmer, Nightmare Magazine, Strange Horizons, Icarus, The Minnesota Review, and The Rumpus, among others. He is a graduate of the 2012 Clarion Writer’s Workshop, and the co-editor of Horror After 9/11, an anthology published by the University of Texas Press. Visit him at www.samjmiller.com and follow him on Twitter as @sentencebender.
Sitting Shiva for Electric Velocipede
by Sam J. Miller
For twelve years, Electric Velocipede published some of the most exciting genre fiction anywhere. Over 250 authors and artists were featured in its 27 issues, from SFF rock stars to brand new geniuses.When my own story “The Beasts We Want To Be” was accepted into Electric Velocipede, that’s when I felt like I had arrived as a science fiction writer.
“Electric Velocipede was not the place where you sent the kind of story you twisted into shape for the Zombies on Medicare themed anthology,” says writer Richard Bowes. “And you didn’t send the stories you created to satisfy the well known kinks and wordcount of a specific market. EV was for the story you wrote because it was so fucking much fun to write. And because you knew that your story would find itself in very good company!”
That’s why it was so devastating when the announcement went out that the 27th issue would be its last.
And that’s why, on February 28th, New York City will be sending the old gal off in style, with an old-fashioned memorial service. Ten writers whose work was published in Electric Velocipede will come together to eulogize, rhapsodize, and read from their EV pieces.
If you’re in or anywhere near NYC, you should definitely consider coming.
Editor John Klima has posted the contents of Electric Velocipede #27. As always, this issue has some fantastic cover art (this time by Thom Davidsohn). Sadly, this will be the final issue.
In episode 167 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester and his rag-tag band of panelists, discuss:
2012 YEAR IN REVIEW
- Which 2012 Debut work (movie/short story/book) most impressed you?
- Which 2012 book that you were really looking forward to, delivered on your expectations and why?
- Which 2012 book that you were really looking forward to failed miserably and why?
- Which 2012 movies disappointed and why?
- Which 2012 movies most impressed you and why?
The good folks at Electric Velocipede have posted the table of contents for issue #25 of Electric Velocipede, edited by John Klima:
In episode 157 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester chats at WorldCon with Electric Velocipede Editor John Klima.
Electric Velocipede has posted the table of contents for issue #24 Electric Velocipede:
Electric Velocipede has posted the table of contents for issue #24, set to be published online starting the end of June 2012:
- “Heaven Under Earth” by Aliette de Bodard (Novelette)
- “To Dive Into a Godling, Where Life Begins” by Jacques Barcia
- “For They Heard the First Sound and Trembled” by Jessica Breheny
- “The Mezzo” by Eli Effinger-Weintraub
- “Under the Tree” by Tania Hershman
- “The Leaf” by Erik T. Johnson
- “Night’s Slow Poison” by Ann Leckie
- “Cutting” by Ken Liu
- “The Lotus Eaters” by Michelle Muenzler
- “Content TKTK” by John Ottinger
- “Blindfold Taste Test” with William Shunn
Cover art by Thom Davidsohn
In addition to the print issue, an electronic version will also be avilable. Electronic copies of past issues of Electric Velocipede can be purchased through Weightless Books.