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.
In the June 2011 issue, K.C. Ball gives us an A.I.’s view of the complexities of love, space travel, and physics in “Snapshots I Brought Back from the Black Hole.”
“Frost Painting” by Carolyn Ives Gilman takes a poignant look at a relationship in the wake of a very different kind of alien invasion.
In Grady Hendrix’s story “Transcript of Interaction Between Astronaut Mike Scudderman and the OnStar Hands-Free A.I. Crash Advisor” an A.I. gives the best advice it can, based on its analysis of human behavior.
In our final story this month, Ian McDonald brings us “Recording Angel,” the story of a journalist sent to report on the party at end of the world, and the first contact with the alien life that caused it.