Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 79 (December 2016)

Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 79 (December 2016)

by Michael BishopSeth Dickinson Margo Lanagan and others

Publication Date: 01/12/2016


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.

We have original science fiction by Rich Larson ("The Cyborg, the Tinman, the Merchant of Death") and Joseph Allen Hill ("The Venus Effect"), along with SF reprints by Margo Lanagan ("The Fifth Star in the Southern Cross") and Christie Yant ("This Is As I Wish To Be Restored").

Plus, we have original fantasy by Carlie St. George ("Every Day Is the Full Moon") and Charles Payseur ("The Death of Paul Bunyan"), and fantasy reprints by William Alexander ("The War Between the Water and the Road") and Shweta Narayan ("Daya and Dharma").

As usual, we've put together some terrific nonfiction, including an interview with award-winning author Nancy Kress, plus our usual author spotlight mini-interviews. Of course, our media and book review team has put together some sensational insights about what to read and watch, as well.

For our ebook readers, we also have an ebook-exclusive novella reprint from Michael Bishop ("Twenty Lights to 'The Land of Snow'") and a book excerpt.

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Seth Dickinson

Seth Dickinson's short fiction has appeared in various publications including Analog, Asimov's, Clarkesworld, Lightspeed, Strange Horizons and Beneath Ceaseless Skies. He is an instructor at the Alpha Workshop for Young Writers, winner of the 2011 Dell Magazines Award, and a lapsed student of social neuroscience. He lives in Brooklyn, New York. The Monster is his second novel, following The Traitor, which was shortlisted for the 2016 David Gemmell Morningstar Award for Best Debut.

Margo Lanagan

Margo Lanagan is an acclaimed writer of novels and short stories. Black Juice was a Michael L. Printz Honor Book, and won two World Fantasy Awards and the Victorian Premier's Award for Young Adult Fiction.

Red Spikes won the CBCA Book of the Year: Older Readers, was a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year and a Horn Book Fanfare title, was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writer's Prize and longlisted for the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award.

Her novel Tender Morsels won the World Fantasy Award for Best Novel and was an Honor Book in the Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature.

Her novel Sea Hearts was shortlisted for the Stella Prize and won a WA Premiers Book Award, the CBCA Book of the Year: Older Readers, The Norma K Hemming Award and the Barbara Jefferis Award, an Indie Award and an Aurealis Award among many other honours.

Zeroes, and its sequel Swarm, co-authored with Scott Westerfeld and Deborah Biancotti, were New York Times bestsellers.

Carrie Vaughn

Carrie Vaughn is the New York Times Bestselling author of more than twenty novels and over eighty short stories. She's best known for the Kitty Norville urban fantasy series about a werewolf who hosts a talk radio advice show for supernatural beings.

She's also a contributor to the Wild Cards series of shared-world novels edited by George R.R. Martin. She has been nominated for various awards, including the Hugo and RT Reviewer Choice Awards.

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