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.
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This month, we have original science fiction by Desirina Boskovich ("Deus Ex Arca") and acclaimed indie bestseller Hugh Howey ("Deep Blood Kettle"), along with SF reprints by Kathleen Ann Goonan ("A Love Supreme") and the legendary Robert Silverberg ("Schwartz Between the Galaxies").
Plus, we have original fantasy by Anaea Lay ("The Visited") and Swedish sensation Karin Tidbeck ("A Fine Show on the Abyssal Plain"), and fantasy reprints by Bruce Sterling ("Dinner in Audoghast") and Christopher Barzak ("Smoke City").
We also have our usual assortment of author and artist spotlights, along with feature interviews with bestselling authors Jane Yolen and Brandon Sanderson. And for our ebook readers, our ebook-exclusive novella is "Bellony" by Nina Allan, and our featured novel excerpt is The Red: First Light by Linda Nagata.