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 Jeremiah Tolbert ("In the Dying Light, We Saw a Shape") and Anaea Lay ("Salamander Patterns"), along with SF reprints by Terry Bisson ("Bears Discover Fire") and Zhao Haihong ("Exuviation"). Plus, we have original fantasy by Matthew Hughes ("His Elbow Unkissed"--a Kaslo Chronicles tale) and Adam-Troy Castro ("The Thing About Shapes to Come"), and fantasy reprints by Rosamund Hodge ("Apotheosis") and Ursula K. Le Guin ("Elementals"). All that, and of course we also have our usual assortment of author and artist spotlights, along with feature interviews with Hyperbole and a Half's Allie Brosh and bestselling epic fantasy author Scott Lynch. For our ebook readers, we also have the novella reprint "The Chambered Fruit" by M. Rickert and novel excerpts from Dru Pagliassotti, Chuck Wendig, and James L. Cambias.