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 Chen Qiufan (“The Smog Society”) and Sarah Pinsker (“And We Were Left Darkling”), along with SF reprints by Vandana Singh (“Life-pod”) and Vylar Kaftan (“Civilization”).
Plus, we have original fantasy by Sam J. Miller (“Ghosts of Home”) and Genevieve Valentine (“Given the Advantage of the Blade”), and fantasy reprints by Silvia Moreno-Garcia (“To See Pedro Infante”) and Ursula Pflug (“Python”).
All that, and of course we also have our usual assortment of author and artist spotlights, along with our latest book review column and a feature interview with the celebrated author Kazuo Ishiguro.
For our ebook readers, we also have “Equinoctial” by John Varley as our novella reprint, along with novel excerpts from ZERO WORLD by Jason M. Hough and FINCHES OF MARS by Brian W. Aldiss.