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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.
This month, We have a pair of connected fantasy stories by husband-and-wife creative duo J.T. Petty and Sarah Langan ("Family Teeth, Part 5: American Jackal" and "Family Teeth, Part 6: St. Polycarp's Home for Happy Wanderers"), along with fantasy reprints by Brian Evenson ("An Accounting") and Kelly Link ("Catskin"). Plus, we have original science fiction by D. Thomas Minton ("Dreams in Dust") and Ken Liu ("The Perfect Match"), and SF reprints by Yoon Ha Lee ("Swanwatch") and Marta Randall ("Lazaro y Antonio"). For our ebook readers, our ebook-exclusive novella is "Story of Your Life" by Ted Chiang, and of course we have our usual assortment of author and artist spotlights, along with feature interviews with bestseller Tad Williams and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Junot Diaz. Plus, we have an excerpt of the new Dresden Files novel, Cold Days, by Jim Butcher.