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 An Owomoyela (“Three Points Masculine”) and Mari Ness (“Deathlight”), along with SF reprints by Haris A. Durrani (“Tethered”) and Tora Greve (“The Philosopher’s Stone”). Plus, we have original fantasy by Seanan McGuire (“The Jaws that Bite, the Claws that Catch”) and Wole Talabi (“Wednesday’s Story”), and fantasy reprints by Tim Pratt (“North Over Empty Space”) and Elizabeth Hand (“Hungerford Bridge”). All that, and of course we also have our usual assortment of author spotlights, along with our book and media review columns. For our ebook readers, we also have a reprint of Hugh Howey’s “The Plagiarist” and a new excerpt from Paolo Bacigalupi’s THE WATER KNIFE, which is out in trade paperback this month, from Vintage Books.