Letter From The Editor - Issue 22 - April 2011
Welcome to IGMS Issue 22. Always a pleasure to see you here. Let's get right to
business, shall we?
Our cover story, "Love, Cayce" by Marie Brennan, is an epistolary starring Cayce,
the daughter of great adventurers, who is teamed her up with her parents' friends'
children to have adventures of their own. She writes home to fill mom and dad in
on the mayhem with typical teen, attitude-laced fashion.
Next up is "We Who Steal Faces" by Tony Pi, where an age-old feud between
shape-shifters has secret agent Master Flea racing through Renaissance Italy to
save the life of a poisoned friend.
"Exodus Tides" by Aliette deBodard is a unique tale of loss, self-discovery, and
mer-folk, as a young woman seeks to find her place in a world that is integrated
more in theory than reality.
"Exiles In Eden" by Brad Torgersen features the last of humanity, taken to the
stars, finding more humans in an unlikely place -- with unanticipated, unpleasant
"The Long Way Home" by George Lippert is an Orson Picks (OP) from Uncle
Orson himself, David Lubar offers another of his "Tales For The Young and
Unafraid," and Darrell Schweitzer brings us an up-close-and-personal look into the
latest goings on with Robert Silverberg.
Last but not least, we try to bring you a bonus of some sort with each issue, and
this issue is no different. This bonus comes compliments of our web-designer Scott
Allen. Scott usually toils in anonymity, but I have to make sure he gets credit for a
job well done. What job is that, you ask?
IGMS for just about any e-reader -- Kindle, Sony, Nook, Kobo, whatever -- that
you can name.
Thus far we have issue 1, and issues 12 through 21 available (for free) for
subscribers, and if you're not a subscriber yet, issue 1 and issues 17 through 21 are
available for single-issue purchase and Kindle-download at Amazon.
Plus, as each new issue goes up, it will be added within a few days to both Amazon
and for subscribers.
If you're already a subscriber, all you have to do is click on "My Account" (in the
upper left-hand corner of any page (except, of course, the home page)) and you'll
be able to email yourself a mobipocket file for your e-reader. If you bought even
just a single issue back when that was the IGMS subscription model, you can still
get that single issue for your e-reader, too.
So a big thanks to our web designer, Scott Allen, and a big you're welcome to
IGMS readers everywhere.
Edmund R. Schubert
Editor, Orson Scott Card's InterGalactic Medicine Show
P.S. As usual, we've collected essays from the authors in this issue and will post
them on our blog (www.SideShowFreaks.blogspot.com). Feel free to drop by and
catch The Story Behind The Stories, where the authors talk about the creation of