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Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 164 (January 2024)

By John Joseph Adams
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Publisher Description

LIGHTSPEED is a digital 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.


Welcome to issue 164 of LIGHTSPEED! Our science fiction shorts kick off with a story ("Shadow Films") from Benjamin Peek about the film industry and a conspiracy theory sprouting from an unsettling truth. In the very poignant tale "We Shall Not Be Bitter at the End of the World," David Anaxagoras captures an unusual group trying to cope with an incipient apocalypse. We also have a flash story ("Five Views of the Planet Tartarus") from Rachael K. Jones, and another ("Night Desk Duty at the Infinite Paradox Hotel") from Aimee Ogden. Our fantasy shorts include a fascinating meditation on sacrifice and inter-species understanding in Sloane Leong's "A Saint Between the Teeth." Adam-Troy Castro returns to our pages with a new story about an irresistible offer in "Farewell to Faust." We also have two terrific flash pieces: "In the Tree's Hollow, a Doe" by Lowry Poletti and "To Be a Happy Man" from Thomas Ha. Of course we've got our usual array of nonfiction: book reviews from our review team (what should you be reading when you're not reading Lightspeed?), and spotlight interviews with our authors. And our ebook readers will enjoy an excerpt from Amy Avery's new novel THE LONGEST AUTUMN.

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