Science Fiction & Fantasy

CHOSEN ONES

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Issues

Mar. 2020 (Issue 118)

We have original science fiction by Russell Nichols (“Giant Steps”) and Adam-Troy Castro (“Many Happy Returns”), along with SF reprints by Alyx Dellamonica (“Living the Quiet Life”) and Charlie Jane Anders (“Reliable People”). Plus, we have original fantasy by Kristina Ten (“Tend to Me”) and Tahmeed Shafiq (“Love and Marriage in the Hexasun Lands”), and fantasy reprints by Aimee Bender (“Viewer, Violator”) and Eric Schaller (“Three Urban Folk Tales”). Our interview this month will be with debut novelist K.M. Sparza. We also have our usual assortment of author spotlights, along with our book and media review columns. Our ebook readers are also enjoying a book excerpt from bestselling author Veronica Roth’s first novel for adults: Chosen Ones.

Feb. 2020 (Issue 117)

We have original science fiction by Brenda Peynado (“How We Burn”) and JT Petty (“The Gamecocks”), along with SF reprints by Victor LaValle (“Ark of Light”) and Maria Romasco Moore (“Dying Light”). Plus, we have original fantasy by Kij Johnson (“Noah’s Raven”) and Alexander Weinstein (“Toxic Destinations”), and fantasy reprints by Daniel José Older (“A Stranger at the Bochinche”) and Theodora Goss (“A Statement in the Case”). Our interview this month is with debut novelist Nino Cipri. All that, and of course we also have our usual assortment of author spotlights, along with our book and media review columns. Plus, our ebook readers will also enjoy an excerpt from A.K. Larkwood’s new novel, The Unspoken Name.

Jan. 2020 (Issue 116)

We have original science fiction by Christopher East (“The Men Who Change the World”) and J.R. Dawson (“She’d Never Had a Name Before”), along with SF reprints by duo Jason M. Hough & Ramez Naam (“All Together Now”) and N.K. Jemisin (“The Ones Who Stay and Fight”). Plus, we have original fantasy by Alexander Weinstein (“Destinations of Joy”) and Adam-Troy Castro (“Fortune’s Final Hand”), and fantasy reprints by Kij Johnson (“Story Kit”) and M. Rickert (“Holiday”). Our feature interview this month is with Tochi Onyebuchi. All that, and of course we also have our usual assortment of author spotlights, along with our book and media review columns. For our ebook readers, we also have an excerpt from A Queen in Hiding, by Sarah Kozloff.

Dec. 2019 (Issue 115)

We have original science fiction by Pat Murphy (“Motherhood”) and Matthew Baker (“A Bad Day in Utopia”), along with SF reprints by T.L. Huchu (“Njuzu”) and Rick Wilber (“Today Is Today”). Plus, we have original fantasy by KT Bryski (“The Path of Pins, the Path of Needles”) and Molly Gutman (“The End of the Sleeping Girls”), and fantasy reprints by Daniel Abraham (“The Mocking Tower”) and Cat Rambo (“The Silent Familiar”). All that, and of course we also have our usual assortment of author spotlights, along with our book and media review columns. For our ebook readers, we also have an excerpt from Sisters of the Vast Black, a new novella by Lina Rather.

Nov. 2019 (Issue 114)

We have original science fiction by Dominica Phetteplace (“Her Appetite, His Heart”) and Adam-Troy Castro (“Eros Pratfalled, or, Adrift in the Cosmos With Lasagna and Mary Steenburgen”), along with SF reprints by Matthew Bright (“The Concubine’s Heart”) and Genevieve Valentine (“Overburden”). Plus, we have original fantasy by Yoon Ha Lee (“The Second-Last Client”) and Melissa Marr (“Knee Deep in the Sea”), and fantasy reprints by Theodora Goss (“A Country Called Winter”) and Ken Liu (“The Hidden Girl”). All that, and of course we also have our usual assortment of author spotlights, along with our book and media review columns. Our interview this month is with Rivers Solomon. For our ebook readers, we also have a book excerpt.

Oct. 2019 (Issue 113)

We have original science fiction by Eli Brown (“Nesting Habits of Enceladan Jade Beetles”) and Ray Nayler (“The Death of Fire Station 10”), along with SF reprints by Sam J. Miller (“The Beasts We Want to Be”) and Wendi Dunlap (“Revival”). Plus, we have original fantasy by E. Lily Yu (“The Valley of Wounded Deer”) and Isabel Yap (“Windrose in Scarlet”), and fantasy reprints by Kai Ashante Wilson (“«Légendaire.»”) and Ken Liu (“The Hidden Girl”). All that, and of course we also have our usual assortment of author spotlights, along with our book and media review columns. Our ebook readers will also an excerpt of Cixin Liu’s new novel, Supernova Era.

Sep. 2019 (Issue 112)

This month, our cover art is from Galen Dara, illustrating a new fantasy short from Brooke Bolander (“A Bird, a Song, a Revolution”). Our fantasy continues with a new story from Rajan Khanna (“All In”), and fantasy reprints by Micah Dean Hicks (“Flight of the Crow Boys”) and Kiini Ibura Salaam (“Desire”). We also have original science fiction by Adam-Troy Castro (“Sacrid’s Pod”) and Jenny Rae Rappaport (“The Answer That You Are Seeking”), along with SF reprints by Ramez Naam (“Exile from Exinction”) and Seanan McGuire (“Hello Hello”). All that, and of course we also have our usual assortment of author spotlights, along with our book and media review columns. If you’re reading our ebook edition, we also have an exclusive book excerpt from Annalee Newitz’ new novel, The Future of Another Timeline.

Aug. 2019 (Issue 111)

We have original science fiction by Dominica Phetteplace (“Robot Country”) and Kendra Fortmeyer (“No Matter”), along with SF reprints by Sam J. Miller (“Calved”) and Carlos Hernandez (“The Macrobe Conservation Project”). Plus, we have original fantasy by Scott Sigler (“The Final Blow”) and Cassandra Khaw (“A Leash of Foxes, Their Stories Like Barter”), and fantasy reprints by Brenda Peynado (“The Rock Eaters”) and Kai Ashante Wilson (“«Légendaire.»”). All that, and of course we also have our usual assortment of author spotlights, along with our book and media review columns. If you’re reading our ebook edition, we also have an exclusive excerpt from Susan Forest’s new novel, Bursts of Fire.

July 2019 (Issue 110)

We have original science fiction by Violet Allen (“The Null Space Conundrum”) and Andrew Penn Romine (“Miles and Miles and Miles”), along with SF reprints by Karen Lord (“The Mysteries”) and Indrapramit Das (“The Moon Is Not A Battlefield”). Plus, we have original fantasy by Senaa Ahmad (“Ahura Yazda, The Great Extraordinary”) and Adam-Troy Castro (“Sand Castles”), and fantasy reprints by J. Anderson Coats (“Mother Carey’s Table”) and Micah Dean Hicks (“Song Beneath the City”). All that, and of course we also have our usual assortment of author spotlights, along with our book and media review columns. For our ebook readers, we also have an excerpt from the novel Magic For Liars, by Sarah Gailey.

June 2019 (Issue 109)

We have original science fiction by Deji Bryce Olukotun (“Between the Dark and the Dark”) and G.V. Anderson (“The Harvest of a Half-Known Life”), along with SF reprints by Ken Liu (“An Advanced Reader’s Picture Book of Comparative Cognition”) and Yoon Ha Lee (“Warhosts”). Plus, we have original fantasy by Isabel Cañas (“The Weight of a Thousand Needles”) and Caspian Gray (“Unpublished Gay Cancer Survivor Memoir”), and fantasy reprints by Karen Joy Fowler (“The Last Worders”) and Ellen Kushner (“When Two Swordsmen Meet”). All that, and of course we also have our usual assortment of author spotlights, along with our book and media review columns. We also have an interview with debut novelist—and frequent Lightspeed contributor—Cadwell Turnbull. For our ebook readers, we also have an ebook-exclusive reprint of Tochi Onyebuchi’s novella “Dust to Dust,” and a pair of book excerpts: one from Bryan Camp’s new novel Gather the Fortunes, and one from Peter Cawdron’s book Reentry.