Lightspeed: Edited by John Joseph Adams



Feature Interviews


Interview: David Gerrold

When I watched “The Trouble with Tribbles” last year, I was aware that I was watching a piece of science fiction history. This was not my first introduction to David Gerrold’s work, however. Years ago, I was ranting to a friend about how hard it seemed to be to find good science fiction or fantasy with main characters who were gay. They recommended that I read THE MARTIAN CHILD.


Interview: James Morrow

The Washington Post calls James Morrow the “Most provocative satiric voice in science fiction,” and The Denver Post has hailed him as “Christianity’s Salman Rushdie, only funnier and more sacrilegious.” His books include Towing Jehovah, Only Begotten Daughter, and Bible Stories for Adults. His latest book is called Galápagos Regained.


Interview: Chris Williams

Chris Williams has been with Walt Disney Animation Studios for twenty years, working on a variety of projects, including MULAN, THE EMPEROR’S NEW GROOVE, and BOLT. He also co-directed BIG HERO 6, winner of the Oscar for Best Animated Feature.


Interview: Patrick Rothfuss

Patrick Rothfuss is the author of the epic fantasy trilogy, The Kingkiller Chronicle. The first two books, THE NAME OF THE WIND and THE WISEMAN’S FEAR, are out now. His latest book, THE SLOW REGARD OF SILENT THINGS, is a novella set in the same world.


Interview: Ann Leckie

Ann Leckie is the author of ANCILLARY JUSTICE, one of last year’s most popular books. It won numerous awards, including the Hugo, the Nebula, the Arthur C. Clarke Award, and the British Science Fiction Association Award. A sequel, ANCILLARY SWORD, is out now. This interview first appeared on’s The Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy podcast


Interview: David X. Cohen

David X. Cohen is Executive Producer of the critically-acclaimed animated series FUTURAMA, and also spent five years as a writer for THE SIMPSONS. He has won four Emmy Awards and four Annie Awards. He also holds a Master’s degree in Theoretical Computer Science from UC Berkeley, as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Physics from Harvard University.


Feature Interview: Steven Gould

Steven Gould’s first novel, Jumper, was adapted into a big-budget movie starring Samuel L. Jackson and Hayden Christensen that bears almost no resemblance to the book. Steve is now working with James Cameron on the upcoming Avatar sequels, and is also the current President of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. The fourth […]


Feature Interview: Kim Harrison

Kim Harrison is the New York Times bestselling author of the Hollows series, about a young witch from Cincinnati who battles demons and vampires. She also writes the bestselling Madison Avery series for young adults. This interview first appeared on’s The Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy podcast.


Interview: Charles Stross

Today we’ve got an interview with award-winning science fiction author Charles Stross. His latest book, THE RHESUS CHART, is the fifth volume in The Laundry Files, a series that blends spy thrillers, Lovecraftian horror, and workplace humor. This interview first appeared on’s The Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy podcast, which is hosted by David Barr Kirtley.


Interview: Nick Harkaway

Nick Harkaway is the author of THE GONE-AWAY WORLD and ANGELMAKER. His latest book, TIGERMAN, presents an unusual take on the idea of a costumed superhero. This interview first appeared on’s The Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy podcast, which is hosted by David Barr Kirtley.