Why Do We Need More Science Fiction By LGBT Writers?

Last year, Lightspeed Magazine had a special issue in which "Women Destroy Science Fiction" (and horror, and fantasy.) Now, Lightspeed is following up with "Queers Destroy Science Fiction." And today's the last day to support the Kickstarter. But why should you care about getting more LGBT SF? The editors of the issue… » 2/16/15 9:30am 2/16/15 9:30am

Women aren't just destroying science fiction, but other genres too

Looks like someone touched a nerve. The Lightspeed Magazine kickstarter to raise money to publish a special "Women Destroy Science Fiction" issue of all-women contributors has massively exceeded its goals. So now they're doing "Women Destroy Fantasy" and "Women Destroy Horror" issues too. » 2/14/14 4:40pm 2/14/14 4:40pm

Help crowdfund an anthology of fictional Kickstarter campaigns!

There's something inherently a bit weird about Kickstarter campaigns, where someone puts a very personal goal on the Internet and hopes to make a polished enough pitch to get your money. So a brand new anthology project, of science-fictional Kickstarter campaigns, is just taking that strangeness to its logical extreme. » 10/21/13 11:02am 10/21/13 11:02am

A Man and his Virtual Dragon, Against All the Malicious Code in the…

Being a non-player character in someone else's virtual world can be a pain — especially when some of the monsters won't stay dead. Tobias Buckell's story "A Game of Rats and Dragon," published in Lightspeed Magazine, takes a lot of the cliches of augmented reality and virtual gaming, and adds a really neat spin — what… » 11/29/12 4:20pm 11/29/12 4:20pm

An art colony in Montana that's haunted by aliens

Lightspeed recently republished a classic story by Carolyn Ives Gilman, "Frost Painting," about a mysterious art colony in Montana that the locals say is inhabited by aliens — or maybe humans who have become alien. It's also the tragic, wistful story of an art critic who falls in love with an artist whose greatest… » 6/17/11 2:41pm 6/17/11 2:41pm