Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 115 (December 2019)

Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 115 (December 2019)

by John Joseph AdamsMatthew Baker Pat Murphy and others
Publication Date: 01/12/2019
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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.


Welcome to LIGHTSPEED's 115th issue! We have a new SF short from Matthew Baker: "A Bad Day in Utopia." Like a lot of utopias in fiction, this one will leave you wondering just what makes for a perfect society--and who gets to decide what works and what doesn't. Pat Murphy writes about a very awkward conversation in her SF short "Motherhood," brought to you by recent US headlines. We also have SF reprints by T.L. Huchu ("Njuzu") and Rick Wilber ("Today Is Today"). KT Bryski gives us a forested fairy tale re-telling in her new fantasy short "The Path of Pins, the Path of Needles." Our second original fantasy story, "The End of the Sleeping Girls" by Molly Gutman, also takes us into the woods . . . and out of them. We also have fantasy reprints by Daniel Abraham ("The Mocking Tower") and Cat Rambo ("The Silent Familiar"). All that, and of course we have our usual assortment of author spotlights, along with our book and media review columns. Our interview this month is with bestselling author Daniel José Older. For our ebook readers, we also have a book excerpt from SISTERS OF THE VAST BLACK by Lina Rather.

ISBN:
9781393332459
9781393332459
Category:
Short stories
Publication Date:
01-12-2019
Language:
English
Publisher:
John Joseph Adams
Matthew Baker

Matthew Baker is the author of the story collection Hybrid Creatures. His stories have appeared in the Paris Review, American Short Fiction, New England Review, One Story, Electric Literature and Conjunctions, and in anthologies including Best of the Net and Best Small Fictions.

A recipient of grants and fellowships from the Fulbright Commission and the MacDowell Colony, among many others, he has an MFA from Vanderbilt University, where he was the founding editor of Nashville Review. Born in Michigan, he currently lives in New York City.

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