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.
In our June 2012 issue, we have original fantasy by debut writer Kelsey Ann Barrett (“My Teacher, My Enemy”) and award-winning author John Langan (“Renfrew’s Course”), with fantasy reprints by bestselling author Seanan McGuire (“Lost”) and Hugo-winner Tim Pratt (“Cup and Table”).
We also have original science fiction by Maggie Clark (“A Plague of Zhe”) and Simon McCaffery (“The Cristóbal Effect”), along with SF reprints by Eileen Gunn (“Contact”) and bestselling author George R. R. Martin (“The Way of Cross and Dragon”).
For our ebook readers: Our ebook-exclusive is again not a novella, but the second and final part of the two-part serial novel: The Cosmology of the Wider World, by Jeffrey Ford. We also have excerpts from two new novels: David Brin’s Existence and N. K. Jemisin’s The Killing Moon.
All that plus our usual assortment of author and artist spotlights, and feature interviews with bestselling author Anne Rice and documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock (director of Comic-Con, Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope).