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.
Our lead story for our August 2011 issue is “Defenders” by Will McIntosh, which explores an isolated nation and culture of created beings, who invite their creators for a visit twenty-eight years later.
In John Varley’s “Just Another Perfect Day,” Varley attempts to convince us that we’ll be just fine . . . despite the panic, the amnesia, and the Martians.
Genevieve Valentine returns to Lightspeed with “The Nearest Thing,” a future in which emotional entanglement in the work place is even more complicated than we know it now.
Connie Willis lets us tag along on a tour of possibility in “Nonstop to Portales.”