Lightspeed Magazine Issue 23

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Lightspeed is an online science fiction and fantasy magazine. In its pages, you will find science fiction: from near-future, sociological soft SF, to far-future, star-spanning hard SF–and fantasy: from epic fantasy, sword-and-sorcery, and contemporary urban tales, to magical realism, science-fantasy, and folktales.

In our April 2012 issue, we have original fantasy by Half-Life creator Marc Laidlaw (“Forget You”) and Eric Gregory (“The Sympathy”), along with fantasy reprints by Caitlin R. Kiernan (“The Steam Dancer (1896)”) and M. K. Hobson (“Domovoi”).

For our original science fiction offerings, we have Vandana Singh’s “Ruminations in an Alien Tongue” and Caroline M. Yoachim’s “Mother Ship,” and our SF reprints will include “Our Town” by bestselling, award-winning author Kim Stanley Robinson and, from my new anthology Armored, “Nomad” by Karin Lowachee.

All that plus our artist showcase, our usual assortment of author spotlights, and feature interviews with bestselling authors William Gibson and Robin Hobb.

And for our ebook exclusives this month, we’re pleased to present the award-nominated novella “The Political Officer” by C. C. Finlay, along with excerpts from Nancy Kress’s, After the Fall, Before the Fall, During the Fall, her new novel coming out this month from Tachyon and from Holly Black’s new novel, Black Heart, forthcoming from Simon & Schuster.

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