Science Fiction & Fantasy

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Issues

Feb. 2016 (Issue 69)

We have original science fiction by Rachael K. Jones (“Charlotte Incorporated”) and Sarah Pinsker (“Sooner or Later Everything Falls Into the Sea”), along with SF reprints by Samuel Peralta (“Hereafter”) and Paul McAuley (“Transitional Forms”). Plus, we have original fantasy by Jeremiah Tolbert (“Not by Wardrobe, Tornado, or Looking Glass”) and Karin Tidbeck (“Starfish”), and fantasy reprints by Rachel Swirsky (“Monstrous Embrace”) and Christopher Barzak (“Map of Seventeen”). All that, and of course we also have our usual assortment of author spotlights, along with our book reviews and our new media review column. For our ebook readers, we also have an ebook-exclusive reprint of the novella “May Be Some Time,” by Brenda W. Clough. We also have an excerpt from the novel A GATHERING OF SHADOWS by V.E. Schwab.

Jan. 2016 (Issue 68)

This month, we have original science fiction by J.Y. Yang (“Secondhand Bodies”) and the collaborative team of Keith Brooke and Eric Brown (“Beyond the Heliopause”), along with SF reprints by Jason Gurley (“The Dark Age”) and Kate Bachus (“Pinono Deep”). Plus, we have original fantasy by Will McIntosh (“The Savannah Liars Tour”) and Kat Howard (“Maiden, Hunter, Beast”), and fantasy reprints by Peter S. Beagle (“La Lune T’Attend”) and Leena Krohn (“The Gorgonoids”). All that, and of course we also have our usual assortment of author spotlights, along with a feature interview, the latest installment of our book review column, and the debut of a new movie review column by bestselling author Carrie Vaughn. For our ebook readers, we also have an ebook-exclusive novella reprint of “Griffin’s Egg,” by Michael Swanwick, and a novel excerpt from BARSK by Lawrence M. Schoen.

Dec. 2015 (Issue 67)

This month, we have original science fiction by A. Merc Rustad (“Tomorrow When We See the Sun”) and Aidan Doyle (“Beneath the Silent Stars”), along with SF reprints by Hugh Howey (“Beacon 23: Little Noises”) and Charlie Jane Anders (“The Time Travel Club”). Plus, we have original fantasy by Rachel Swirsky (“Tea Time”) and the late Jay Lake (“Ex Libris Noctis”), and fantasy reprints by Richard Parks (“The Queen’s Reason”) and Mark Rigney (“Portfolio”). All that, and of course we also have our usual assortment of author and artist spotlights, along with an interview with THE MARTIAN author Andy Weir, and the latest installation of our book review column. For our ebook readers, we also have a reprint of the novella “The Surfer” by Kelly Link, and a novel excerpt from A DAUGHTER OF NO NATION by A.M. Dellamonica.

Nov. 2015 (Issue 66)

In this issue, we have original science fiction by Rahul Kanakia (“Here Is My Thinking On A Situation That Affects Us All”) and Caroline M. Yoachim (“Rock, Paper, Scissors, Love, Death”), along with SF reprints by Brian Stableford (“The Pipes of Pan”) and Kameron Hurley (“The Light Brigade”). Plus, we have original fantasy by Helena Bell (“When We Were Giants”) and Kenneth Schneyer (“The Plausibility of Dragons”), and fantasy reprints by Toh EnJoe (“Printable”) and Karen Joy Fowler (“The Black Fairy’s Curse”). All that, and of course we also have our usual assortment of author and artist spotlights, along with a feature interview with Ernest Cline, and of course, the latest installment of our book review column. For our ebook readers, we also have a reprint of Elizabeth Hand’s novella “The Least Trumps,” and a pair of novel excerpts.

Oct. 2015 (Issue 65)

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 pair of feature interviews. 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. It’s another great issue, so be sure to check it out.

Sep. 2015 (Issue 64)

We have original science fiction by Caroline M. Yoachim (“Seven Wonders of a Once and Future World”) and Megan Arkenberg (“All in a Hot and Copper Sky”), along with SF reprints by Daniel H. Wilson (“God Mode”) and Carrie Vaughn (“Harry and Marlowe Meet the Founder of the Aetherian Revolution”). Plus, we have original fantasy by Sean McMullen (“The Ninth Seduction”) and Heather Lindsley (“Werewolf Loves Mermaid”), and reprints by Maurice Broaddus (“The Iron Hut”) and Theodora Goss (“Estella Saves the Village”). All that, and of course we also have our usual assortment of author spotlights, a feature interview with award-winning writer and translator Ken Liu, and the latest installment of our book review column. Plus, because our cover artist this month couldn’t participate in our regular artist showcase feature, we substituted a movie review column, and thus are pleased to present an insightful look at MAD MAX: FURY ROAD from the always-delightful Carrie Vaughn. For our ebook readers, we also have the novella “Milo and Sylvie,” by Eliot Fintushel, and a pair of novel excerpts, including a taste of Rae Carson’s WALK ON EARTH A STRANGER and THE TRAITOR BARU CORMORANT by Seth Dickinson.

Aug. 2015 (Issue 63)

We have original science fiction by Chen Qiufan (“The Smog Society”) and Sarah Pinsker (“And We Were Left Darkling”), along with SF reprints by Vandana Singh (“Life-pod”) and Vylar Kaftan (“Civilization”). Plus, we have original fantasy by Sam J. Miller (“Ghosts of Home”) and Genevieve Valentine (“Given the Advantage of the Blade”), and fantasy reprints by Silvia Moreno-Garcia (“To See Pedro Infante”) and Ursula Pflug (“Python”). All that, and of course we also have our usual assortment of author and artist spotlights, along with our latest book review column and a feature interview with the celebrated author Kazuo Ishiguro. For our ebook readers, we also have “Equinoctial” by John Varley as our novella reprint, along with novel excerpts from ZERO WORLD by Jason M. Hough and FINCHES OF MARS by Brian W. Aldiss.

Jul. 2015 (Issue 62)

We have original science fiction by Carrie Vaughn (“Crazy Rhythm”) and Taiyo Fujii (“Violation of the TrueNet Security Act”), along with SF reprints by Tony Daniel (“Life on the Moon”) and Mary Robinette Kowal (“The Consciousness Problem”). Plus, we have something a little different this month. We’ll have fantasy reprints by Liz Williams (“Adventures in the Ghost Trade”) and William Alexander (“Ana’s Tag”), but instead of two original fantasy short stories, we have a single fantasy novelette by Andrea Hairston (“Saltwater Railroad”), which is about twice the length of a regular Lightspeed story. So, although you are getting three stories instead of four this month, the novelette is the length of two full-length short stories, so you’re still getting the same amount of fiction. We hope you enjoy this minor deviation from our usual offerings, and rest assured we will return to our regularly scheduled programming next month. All that plus spotlights on our authors and cover artist, as well as a feature interview with Kelly Link, and the latest installment of our book review column. For our ebook readers, we also have reprint of the novella “Dapple,” by Eleanor Arnason, and a pair of novel excerpts, including a selection from DARK ORBIT, by Carolyn Ives Gilman, and WYLDING HALL, by Elizabeth Hand.

June 2015 (Issue 61)

Even in science fiction, supposedly the genre of limitless possibility, where everyone is invited to the adventure, heterosexual, heteroromantic, and cisgendered are considered the default, to the extent that everything else is “deviation,” and must be eyed with suspicion. This issue contains 10 original science fiction short stories (selected by guest editor Seanan McGuire), including new stories by award-winning queer authors Amal El-Mohtar, and John Chu; 4 classic short story reprints and a novella reprint (selected by guest reprint editor Steve Berman); approx. 10,000 words of original flash fiction (selected by guest flash fiction editor Sigrid Ellis); 7 nonfiction articles (selected by guest nonfiction editor Mark Oshiro); approx. 30 personal essays about the experience reading and writing science fiction as a queer person (selected by managing editor Wendy N. Wagner); original artwork (selected by and featuring a cover by guest art director Elizabeth Leggett); and more!

May 2015 (Issue 60)

We have original science fiction by C. C. Finlay (“Time Bomb Time”) and Seanan McGuire (“The Myth of Rain”), along with SF reprints by Annie Bellet (“Goodnight Earth,” from The End Has Come) and Sean Williams (“Ghosts of the Fall”). Plus, we have original fantasy by Helena Bell (“Mouth”) and Matthew Hughes (“The Blood of a Dragon”), and fantasy reprints by Merrie Haskell (“Sun’s East, Moon’s West”) and R.C. Loenen-Ruiz (“Breaking the Spell”). All that, and of course we also have our usual assortment of author and artist spotlights, along with our latest book review column and a feature interview with award-winning author James Morrow.
For our ebook readers, we also have “The Mill” by Paul Di Filippo as our novella reprint, along with novel excerpts from THE WATER KNIFE by Paolo Bacigalupi and MAGONIA by Maria Dahvana Headley.