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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.

May 2019 (Issue 108)

Our cover this month is from the multi-award-winning artist Julie Dillon, and it served as the inspiration for Kathleen Kayembe’s science fantasy novelette “The Ocean That Fades Into Sky.” We also have a new fantasy short from Adam-Troy Castro called “The Minor Superhero at Home, After His Series Ends,” and reprints by Debbie Urbanski (“The Portal”) and Kurt Fawver (“The Convexity of Our Youth”). Our original SF shorts are Rati Mehrotra (“This Way to Paradise”) and Matthew Kressel (“Truth Is Like the Sun”). Our SF reprints are from Max Gladstone (“The Iron Man”) and Nancy Kress (“Cocoons”). In the nonfiction department, we have our usual assortment of author spotlights. Our feature interview is with frequent Lightspeed contributor Ashok K. Banker. We also have the latest installments in our book and media review columns. And if you’re an ebook reader, you’ll get to enjoy an ebook-exclusive reprint of “Fallow” by Sofia Samatar, and an excerpt from An Illusion of Thieves by Cate Glass.

Apr. 2019 (Issue 107)

We have original science fiction by Caroline M. Yoachim (“The Archronology of Love”) and Matthew Corradi (“Gundark Island, or Tars Tarkas Needs Your Help”), along with SF reprints by Cory Doctorow (“To Market, To Market: The Branding of Billy Bailey”) and Michael Swanwick (“The She-Wolf’s Hidden Grin”). Plus, we have original fantasy by Ashok K. Banker (“The Seeds of War”) and Shweta Adhyam (“A Conch-Shell’s Notes”), and fantasy reprints by Carmen Maria Machado (“Blur”) and Carrie Vaughn (“The Lady of Shalott”). 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 Rebecca Roanhorse. For our ebook readers, we are reprinting the novella “The Speed of Belief,” by Robert Reed. You can also enjoy an excerpt from the novel Upon a Burning Throne by Ashok K. Banker.

Mar. 2019 (Issue 106)

We have original science fiction by Carolyn Ives Gilman (“On the Shores of Ligeia”) and Woody Dismukes (“My Children’s Home”), along with SF reprints by Violet Allen (“The Synapse Will Free Us From Ourselves”) and Charlie Jane Anders (“A Temporary Embarrassment in Spacetime”). Plus, we have original fantasy by Maria Romasco Moore (“Self Storage Starts with the Heart”) and Ashok K. Banker (“A Problem of Progeny”), and fantasy reprints by Richard Kadrey (“Ambitious Boys Like You”) and Kat Howard (“Those Are Pearls”). 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 have an ebook-exclusive reprint of the SF novella “Of Love and Other Monsters,” by Vandana Singh, and an excerpt from Arkady Martine’s new novel, A Memory Called Empire.