LIGHTSPEED is an online science fiction and fantasy magazine. In its pages, you will find science fiction: from near-future, sociological soft SF, to far-future, star-spanning hard SF--and fantasy: from epic fantasy, sword-and-sorcery, and contemporary urban tales, to magical realism, science-fantasy, and folktales.
This month, we have original science fiction by Maria Dahvana Headley ("Solder and Steam") and Adrian Tchaikovsky ("The Children of Dagon"), along with SF reprints by An Owomoyela ("Water Rights") and Gregory Benford ("Time Shards").
Plus, we have original fantasy by Emil Ostrovski ("Tragic Business") and Nike Sulway ("The Karen Joy Fowler Book Club"), and fantasy reprints by Kevin Brockmeier ("The Invention of Separate People") and Delia Sherman ("The Fiddler of Bayou Teche").
All that, and of course we also have our usual assortment of author and artist spotlights, along with a feature interview with security expert and futurist Marc Goodman, and of course the latest installment of our book review column.
For our ebook readers, we also have an ebook-exclusive novella reprint of James Tiptree Jr.'s "Slow Music," and, of course, a pair of novel excerpts.