Lightspeed Magazine, June 2016: People of Colo(u)r Destroy Science Fiction! Special Issue (Lightspeed Magazine, Issue #73) by Octavia E. Butler, Fábio Fernandes, John Joseph Adams, Isha Karki, Arthur Chu, Nick T. Chan, Julie M. Rodriguez, Sofia Samatar, Yash Kesanakurthy, Vandana Singh, Lisa Allen-Agostini, Zainab Amadahy, Malon Edwards, Samantha L. Taylor, S.B. Divya, Terence Taylor, J.Y. Yang, Grace L. Dillon, Caroline M. Yoachim, Dayo Ntwari, Misha Nogha, John Chu, Alyssa Wong, Tyhitia Green, Malka Ann Older, Nin Harris, T.S. Bazelli, Naru Dames Sundar, Jennifer Marie Brissett, Aliette de Bodard, Nalo Hopkinson, Samuel R. Delany, Gabriela Santiago, Steven Barnes, Brian K. Hudson, Ken Liu, Edmee Pardo, Kevin Jared Hosein, Karin Lowachee, Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali, Jeremy Szal, Sunil Patel, Teresa Naval, Kristine Ong Muslim

464 pages first pub 2016 (editions)

fiction science fiction short stories adventurous slow-paced


LIGHTSPEED was founded on the core idea that all science fiction is real science fiction. The whole point of this magazine is that science fiction is vast. It is inclusive. Science fiction is about people and for people—all kinds of people, no mat...

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challenging 66%
emotional 66%
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