Lightspeed Magazine, February 2011

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Lightspeed Magazine is a monthly science fiction magazine that features all types of sf, from near-future, sociological soft sf, to far-future, star-spanning hard sf, and anything and everything in between:

Our lead story for February is “Long Enough and Just So Long” by Cat Rambo, the tale of two teen, Heinleinesque Moon-residents who meet a liberated sexbot from Earth.

Next up is “The Passenger” by Julie E. Czerneda, the tale of a man and a committee aboard a generation ship, that examines justice, hypocrisy, art, and our ability to rationalize and explain away the most horrific things. (Reprint)

New author Ken Liu also explores the creation of digital lifeforms in his first story for Lightspeed, “Simulacrum,” in which the innovator of a vividly-realistic holographic technology finds that creating and interacting with fake people may be easier than maintaining relationships with real ones.

“Breakaway, Backdown” by Hugo, Nebula, and Locus award-winning author James Patrick Kelly gives the reader a chance to be a fly on the wall during a conversation about the allure and perils of space.

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