Every month Lightspeed Magazine features all kinds of science fiction: from near-future, sociological soft sf, to far-future, star-spanning hard sf, and anything and everything in between:
Martian folklore is brought to life in Lisa Nohealani Morton’s powerful debut, “How Maartje and Uppinder Terraformed Mars (Marsmen Trad.).”
Maureen F. McHugh brings us a story of an AI discovered in an unlikely place, by an unlikely heroine, in “The Kingdom of the Blind.”
New writer Mark Pantoja channels Ray Bradbury and Brian Aldiss as he examines what might happen to smart houses and machines after their inhabitants and operators are long gone in his first published story, “Houses.”
In John Crowley’s “Snow” we examine the grief, memory, and the memorials of the future.