Lightspeed has some intriguing new fiction this month, from Carrie Vaughn, Andrea Hairston, and Taiyo Fujii (translated by Jim Hubbert). But they also have four top-notch reprints, including a Hugo nominee from Tony Daniel (“Life on the Moon”), a Detective Inspector Chen story from Liz Williams (“Adventures in the Ghost Trade,” a 2000 British Science Fiction Award Nominee), and classic stories from Mary Robinette Kowal and William Alexander.
Lightspeed publishes fantasy and SF, both new fiction and reprints. Here’s the complete fiction contents of the July issue.
“Adventures in the Ghost Trade” by Liz Williams (from Interzone #154, April 2000)
“Saltwater Railroad” by Andrea Hairston
“Ana’s Tag” by William Alexander (from Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet, #23, November 2008; available 7/28)
“Crazy Rhythm” by Carrie Vaughn
“Life on the Moon” by Tony Daniel (from Asimov’s Science Fiction, April 1995)
“The Consciousness Problem” by Mary Robinette Kowal (from Asimov’s Science Fiction, August 2009; available 7/21)
“Violation of the TrueNet Security Act” by Taiyo Fuji. Translated by Jim Hubbert. (available 7/28)
Readers of the eBook version also get a reprint of the novella “Dapple,” by Eleanor Arnason, and two novel excerpts: Dark Orbit by Carolyn Ives Gilman, and Wylding Hall by Elizabeth Hand.
The non-fiction includes a feature interview with Kelly Link, book reviews by Andrew Liptak, an Artist Showcase on Euclase, and an editorial by John Joseph Adams.
Read the complete July 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 61, June 2015, the Queers Destroy Science Fiction! Special Issue