If you’re an aspiring fantasy writer, there’s even more reason to read Lightspeed this month. It has a short story by C.C. Finlay, the new editor of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. Here’s your chance to do a little homework, and learn a little more about what kind of fantasy Charles enjoys.
There’s also a new story in Matthew Hughes’s long-running Kaslo Chronicles, as well as new fiction from Seanan McGuire and Helena Bell, and reprints from Sean Williams, Merrie Haskell, R.C. Loenen-Ruiz, and Annie Bellet.
Lightspeed publishes fantasy and SF, both new fiction and reprints. Here’s the complete fiction contents of the May issue.
“Sun’s East, Moon’s West” by Merrie Haskell (from Electric Velocipede #17/18, Spring 2009)
“Mouth” by Helena Bell
“Breaking the Spell” by R.C. Loenen-Ruiz (from Philippine Speculative Fiction IV, 2009) — available May 19
“The Blood of a Dragon” by Matthew Hughes — available May 26
“Time Bomb Time” by C.C. Finlay
“Goodnight Earth” by Annie Bellet (from The End Has Come, 2015)
“The Myth of Rain” by Seanan McGuire — available May 19
“Ghosts of the Fall” by Sean Williams (from Writers of the Future, Volume IX, Oct 1993) — available May 26
Readers of the eBook version also get Paul Di Filippo’s novella “The Mill” (from Amazing Stories, October 1991), plus an author spotlight on Paul Di Filippo by Jude Griffin, and two novel excerpts: The Water Knife by by Paolo Bacigalupi, and Magonia, by Maria Dahvana Headley.
The non-fiction includes a feature interview with James Morrow, book reviews, an Artist Showcase on Li Shuxing, and an editorial by John Joseph Adams.
Read the complete May issue here.
Lightspeed is edited by John Joseph Adams. Most of the content is available free online; individual issues are available in multiple digital formats for $3.99. 6-month subscriptions are just $17.94 ($6 off the cover price), or $35.88 for 12 months ($12 off the cover price). Purchase copies and sample free content at the website.
We last covered Lightspeed with Issue 59, April 2015.