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Lightspeed Magazine #72

Lightspeed Magazine #72Lightspeed magazine is a 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. No subject is off-limits, and we encourage our writers to take chances with their fiction and push the envelope.

Lightspeed is a 2014 Hugo Award Winner (and a four-time Hugo finalist), and stories from Lightspeed have been nominated for the Hugo Award, the Nebula Award, and the Theodore Sturgeon Award.




  • Three Points Masculine
    by An Owomoyela (available on 5/3)
  • Tethered
    by Haris A. Durrani (available on 5/10)
  • Deathlight
    by Mari Ness (available on 5/17)
  • The Philosopher’s Stone
    by Tora Greve (available on 5/24)


  • North Over Empty Space
    by Tim Pratt (available on 5/3)
  • The Jaws That Bite, The Claws That Catch
    by Seanan McGuire (available on 5/10)
  • Hungerford Bridge
    by Elizabeth Hand (available on 5/17)
  • Wednesday’s Story
    by Wole Talabi (available on 5/24)


  • Editorial, May 2016
    by John Joseph Adams (available on 5/3)
  • Review: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny
    by Carrie Vaughn (available on 5/10)
  • Book Reviews: May 2016
    by Amal El-Mohtar (available on 5/17)
  • Interview: Charlie Jane Anders
    by The Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy (available on 5/24)


  • NOVELLA: The Plagiarist
    by Hugh Howey
    by Moshe Siegel
  • NOVEL EXCERPT: The Water Knife
    by Paolo Bacigalupi

About Neal Ulen

Neal Ulen
Editor/Webmaster - Engineer by training, nerd by passion. Speculative fiction has influenced me since I was a kid, guiding me to the career I have now, and likely saving me from myself during times in my young life when the path was fraught with a minefield of choices. I dabble in tech, game, film, fiction, and writing. These are my true passions, and have been since the summer of '77.