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.
In this sampler of material taken from our issues published in 2012, we have science fiction by Jake Kerr ("The Old Equations"), K.C. Ball ("Snapshots I Brought Back from the Black Hole"), Ken Liu ("Simulacrum"), Nancy Kress ("Eliot Wrote"), and Robert Reed ("Woman Leaves Room"), along with fantasy by Jonathan Howard ("House of Gears"), Megan Arkenberg ("Lessons From a Clockwork Queen"), Sarah Monette ("The Devil in Gaylord's Creek"), Genevieve Valentine ("The Sandal-Bride"), and Catherynne M. Valente ("The Wolves of Brooklyn"). All that, plus feature interviews with science writer Mary Roach (Stiff, Packing for Mars), and bestselling author Charlaine Harris (the Sookie Stackhouse series).