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 - Neal is a writer and recovering engineer who likes pizza, the insidious power of sarcasm (and pizza), and debating science fiction (and pizza). You can also find his writing on Omni, Geeks, and other media platforms.