Science Fiction & Fantasy

REENTRY by Peter Cawdron

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Editorial

Editorial: February 2019

Welcome to Lightspeed’s 105th issue!

This month, Matthew Baker looks beyond Orange Is the New Black to imagine the future of corrections. Is his idea better than our current prison system? Decide for yourself after you read “Life Sentence.”

If you like your science fiction with a steampunk flavor, we’re happy to share “Harry and Marlowe and the Disinclined Laboratory,” the latest installment in Carrie Vaughn’s The Aetherian Revolution series. We also have SF reprints from Elizabeth Bear (“Okay, Glory”) and Gord Sellar (“The Incursus by Asimov-NN#71”).

Our fantasy selections start off with an original take on Canadian folklore from KT Bryski: “Ti-Jean’s Last Adventure, as Told to Raccoon,” a tale of trickster versus trickster. The saga of Vrath and Sha’ant continues in the newest installment of Ashok K. Banker’s Legends of the Burnt Empire, “The Terrible Oath.” We also have fantasy reprints by Crystal Koo (“The Perpetual Day”) and Dennis Danvers (“Healing Benjamin”).

Our nonfiction lovers will enjoy our usual assortment of author spotlights, along with our book and media review columns. We also have an interview with author Lilliam Rivera.

For our ebook readers, we have an ebook-exclusive reprint of Kat Howard’s novella “Hath No Fury.” Our book excerpt is from Micah Dean Hicks’ new novel, Break the Bodies, Haunt the Bones.

John Joseph Adams

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John Joseph Adams is the editor of John Joseph Adams Books, a science fiction and fantasy imprint from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. He is also the series editor of Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy, as well as the bestselling editor of more than thirty anthologies, including Wastelands and The Living Dead. Recent books include Cosmic Powers, What the #@&% Is That?, Operation Arcana, Press Start to Play, Loosed Upon the World, and The Apocalypse Triptych. Called “the reigning king of the anthology world” by Barnes & Noble, John is a two-time winner of the Hugo Award (for which he has been a finalist twelve times) and an eight-time World Fantasy Award finalist. John is also the editor and publisher of the digital magazines Lightspeed and Nightmare, and is a producer for WIRED’s The Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy podcast. He also served as a judge for the 2015 National Book Award. Find him online at johnjosephadams.com and @johnjosephadams.