Lightspeed Magazine Issue 50

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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.

This month, we have original science fiction by Adam-Troy Castro (“The New Provisions”) and Carrie Vaughn (“Harry and Marlowe Versus the Haunted Locomotive of the Rockies”), along with SF reprints by Jo Walton (“The Panda Coin”) and Howard Waldrop (“All About Strange Monsters of the Recent Past”).

Plus, we’ll have original fantasy by Theodora Goss (“Cimmeria: From the Journal of Imaginary Anthropology”) and Matthew Hughes (“A Hole in the World”), and fantasy reprints by Emma Bull (“De La Tierra”) and Carmen Maria Machado (from my aforementioned HELP FUND MY ROBOT ARMY!!! anthology, “Help Me Follow My Sister into the Land of the Dead”).

As always, we’ll have an assortment of author and artist spotlights. We’ve also got feature interviews with award-winning author and futurist Karl Schroeder and legendary video game designer Richard Garriott.

For our ebook readers, our ebook-exclusive novella reprint will be “Forlesen” by Gene Wolfe, and novel excerpts from Adrian Cole (The Shadow Academy), Hannu Rajaniemi (The Causal Angel), and Jason Gurley (Eleanor).

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