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Maria Haskins is a Swedish-Canadian writer and translator. She writes speculative fiction and poetry, and debuted as a writer in Sweden. Currently, she lives just outside Vancouver with a husband, two kids, and a very large black dog. Her work has appeared in several anthologies, Cast of Wonders, Flash Fiction Online, Bracken, Shimmer, Gamut, and elsewhere. Follow her on Twitter at @mariahaskins, and find out more about her and her work on her website: https://mariahaskins.wordpress.com/

Editors Hannu Rajaniemi and Jacob Weisman Are Your Guide to The New Voices of Science Fiction

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Editors Hannu Rajaniemi and Jacob Weisman Are Your Guide to The New Voices of Science Fiction

In this new golden age of speculative fiction, an almost mind-boggling number of excellent short stories are published in print and online every month, and...
Cover, Lightspeed Magazine issue #113

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Sci-Fi & Fantasy Short Fiction Roundup: October 2019

October’s best science fiction and fantasy short stories reimagined tales as old as time, took us to a scrapyard where the soldiers of the future...
A Fairy Tale in Space: K. Eason’s How Rory Thorne Destroyed the Multiverse

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A Fairy Tale in Space: K. Eason’s How Rory Thorne Destroyed the Multiverse

It’s an age-old debate in the speculative fiction community: what separates science fiction from fantasy? It sounds simple—magic and dragons on one...
Illustration from “A Bird, a Song, a Revolution” by Galen Dara, from Lightspeed Magazine #112

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Sci-Fi & Fantasy Short Fiction Roundup: September 2019

This month, we read stories of the horrors of history, impossible apparitions on the Moon, stolen free will, magic and revolution, fairytales remade and...
Our Oldest Tales Are Made New Again in The Mythic Dream

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Our Oldest Tales Are Made New Again in The Mythic Dream

Dominik Parisien and Navah Wolfe have built up an impressive track record as anthology editors. Their first two co-productions, Robots vs. Fairies and The...
Chilling Effect Is an Off-the-Wall Zany Space Opera with Real Heart

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Chilling Effect Is an Off-the-Wall Zany Space Opera with Real Heart

Valerie Valdes debut novel Chilling Effect began its publishing life with #DVPit, the popular Twitter pitch content in which authors try to sell their...
Lightspeed issue #111 cover by Grandfailure / Fotolia

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Sci-Fi & Fantasy Short Fiction Roundup: August 2019

This month, we read stories of feuding grandmothers, seawolves and robot beetles, ghosts of various kinds, AI mothers and fathers, nightmares in space, and...
Hard, but Far from Hopeless: Kameron Hurley’s Meet Me In the Future Is One of the Year’s Best Story Collections

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Hard, but Far from Hopeless: Kameron Hurley’s Meet Me In the Future Is One of the Year’s Best Story Collections

Twenty-nineteen is turning out to be a banner year for award-winning author Kameron Hurley—and for readers who can’t get enough of her gritty,...
"The Giant Mimr" by Axel Sauerwald Led, for Clarkesworld

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Sci-Fi & Fantasy Short Fiction Roundup: July 2019

This month, we read stories about demon-hunting cats, necromancers investigating airplane crashes, memory loss on the Moon, climate change in San...
Illustration from "Sturdy Lanterns and Ladders"; art by Chiara Zarmati

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Sci-Fi & Fantasy Short Fiction Roundup: June 2019

This month, we read stories of strange roommates, an AI and an octopus, the horrors of haunted cities and haunted houses. We read of simulated realities, a...
The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Collections & Anthologies of 2019… So Far

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The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Collections & Anthologies of 2019… So Far

Last week we named our picks for the best science fiction and fantasy books of the year so far, but discerning readers will have noted that every entry was...
First Contact Isn’t What it Seems in Cadwell Turnbull’s The Lesson

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First Contact Isn’t What it Seems in Cadwell Turnbull’s The Lesson

Debut novelist Cadwell Turnbull sets The Lesson on the island of St. Thomas where he grew up. The publisher has billed this as “one of the first...

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