The May editions of Clarkesworld and Lightspeed are now in the store. I’m in a bit of a rush as I need to get into Bristol to see Patrick Ness so this post will be shorter than usual.
Clarkesworld #80 features new fiction by James Patrick Kelly (“Soulcatcher”), Andy Dudak (“Tachy Psyche”) and E. Catherine Tobler (“(R + D) / I = M”). The classic reprints are from Liz Williams (“The Banquet of the Lords of Night”) and Michael Swanwick (“From Babel’s Fall’n Glory We Fled . . .”).
Amongst the non-fiction, the interview with Yoon Ha Lee is already generating buzz on Twitter. Neil’s editorial tells about his unfortunate encounter with a giant, killer Japanese plant. The cover art is by Julie Dillon.
Lightspeed #36 has a novella from Eleanor Arnason as the ebook exclusive fiction. There are interviews with Gregory Maguire and Karen Russell, both of who very much write SF&F while being marketed as mainstream/literary.
As usual, both magazines are available in the bookstore.