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 May 2012 issue, we have original science fiction by Linda Nagata (“Nightside on Callisto”) and C. C. Finlay (“The Cross-Time Accountants Fail To Kill Hitler Because Chuck Berry Does The Twist”) and SF reprints by Nicola Griffith (“Song of Bullfrogs, Cry of Geese”) and David Langford (“Different Kinds of Darkness”).
We also have original fantasy by Dale Bailey (“The Children of Hamelin”) and Melanie Rawn (“Mother of All Russiya”), along with fantasy reprints by Catherynne M. Valente (“A Hole to China”) and the late Kage Baker (“The Ruby Incomparable”).
And, in our ebook edition, we're featuring excerpts of Paolo Bacigalupi’s new young adult novel The Drowned Cities and Kim Stanley Robinson's new novel 2312.
All that, plus our usual assortment of author and artist spotlights, and feature interviews with Hugo Award-winning author Vernor Vinge and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon.