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 Joseph Allen Hill (“Infinite Love Engine”) and Lina Rather (“Seven Permutations of My Daughter”), along with SF reprints by Paul Park (“If Lions Could Speak: Imagining the Alien”) and Nancy Kress (“Someone to Watch Over Me”). Plus, we have original fantasy by Susan Palwick (“Remote Presence”) and Jess Barber (“Maybe Look Up”), and fantasy reprints by Genevieve Valentine (“Familiaris”) and Charles Yu (“Bookkeeper, Narrator, Gunslinger”). All that, and of course we also have our usual assortment of author spotlights, along with our book and media review columns, and a feature interview with Aliette de Bodard. For our ebook readers, we also have a reprint of Michelle West’s “The Memory of Stone” and an excerpt of SKULLSWORN by Brian Staveley (forthcoming from Tor Books). Our cover this month is by Odera Igbokwe, illustrating “Infinite Love Engine” by Joseph Allen Hill.