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Edited by bestselling anthologist John Joseph Adams, LIGHTSPEED is a Hugo Award-winning, critically-acclaimed digital magazine. In its pages, you'll find science fiction from near-future stories and sociological SF to far-future, star-spanning SF. Plus there's fantasy from epic sword-and-sorcery and contemporary urban tales to magical realism, science-fantasy, and folk tales. Each month, LIGHTSPEED brings you a mix of original short stories and flash fiction featuring a variety of authors, from the bestsellers and award-winners you already know to the best new voices you haven't heard yet. When you read LIGHTSPEED, you'll see where science fiction and fantasy have come from, where they are now, and where they're going. The LIGHTSPEED podcast, produced by Grammy Award-winning narrator and producer Stefan Rudnicki of Skyboat Media, features original audio short stories 6-8 times a month.

LIGHTSPEED MAGAZINE - Science Fiction and Fantasy Story Podcast (Sci-Fi | Audiobook | Short Stories‪)‬ Realm

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    • 4.5 • 562 Ratings

Edited by bestselling anthologist John Joseph Adams, LIGHTSPEED is a Hugo Award-winning, critically-acclaimed digital magazine. In its pages, you'll find science fiction from near-future stories and sociological SF to far-future, star-spanning SF. Plus there's fantasy from epic sword-and-sorcery and contemporary urban tales to magical realism, science-fantasy, and folk tales. Each month, LIGHTSPEED brings you a mix of original short stories and flash fiction featuring a variety of authors, from the bestsellers and award-winners you already know to the best new voices you haven't heard yet. When you read LIGHTSPEED, you'll see where science fiction and fantasy have come from, where they are now, and where they're going. The LIGHTSPEED podcast, produced by Grammy Award-winning narrator and producer Stefan Rudnicki of Skyboat Media, features original audio short stories 6-8 times a month.

    "The Only Writing Advice You'll Ever Need to Survive Eldritch Horrors" + "The Aliens Said They Want to Party"

    "The Only Writing Advice You'll Ever Need to Survive Eldritch Horrors" + "The Aliens Said They Want to Party"

    This month's Lightspeed Science Fiction Short Shots episode features "The Only Writing Advice You'll Ever Need to Survive Eldritch Horrors" by Aimee Picchi (© 2024 by Aimee Picchi), narrated by Susan Hanfield and "The Aliens Said They Want to Party" by Joel William David Buxton (© 2024 by Joel William David Buxton), narrated by Paul Boehmer.
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    • 29 min
    "Songs of the Sorrow of Thorns" + "A Guide on How to meet the Deity of Many Faces"

    "Songs of the Sorrow of Thorns" + "A Guide on How to meet the Deity of Many Faces"

    This month's Lightspeed Fantasy Short Shots episode features "Songs of the Sorrow of Thorns" by Amayah Perveen (© 2024 by Amayah Perveen), narrated by Susan Hanfield and "A Guide on How to meet the Deity of Many Faces" by Oyedotun Damilola Muees (© 2024 by Oyedotun Damilola Muees), narrated by Stefan Rudnicki.
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    • 31 min
    The Last Lucid Day

    The Last Lucid Day

    You’re asleep in dreams of your father holding your head underwater, so the call from Magnolia Assisted Living goes to voicemail. | © 2024 by Dominique Dickey. Narrated by Paul Boehmer.
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    • 29 min
    Warning Notes from an Annihilator Machine

    Warning Notes from an Annihilator Machine

    Today makes it a decade and a day I have been keeping tabs on you. I started by watching your mother, monitoring all her movements while she housed you. There’s no better time to relay this message but now. | © 2024 by Oyedotun Damilola Muees. Narrated by Janina Edwards.
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    • 30 min
    The Weight of Salt

    The Weight of Salt

    We’ve never been so busy. The cave where we work used to be calm and, if not entirely devoid of sound, then split only by the crash of waves at high tide and the occasional cry of a woman who didn’t listen when we said listen this will hurt this will hurt this will hurt. Or maybe she did listen, but she thought we meant physical pain, when what we meant was your heart your heart your heart. | © 2024 by Shanna Germain. Read by Stefan Rudnicki.
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    • 12 min
    The Help Hotline

    The Help Hotline

    The trouble started after my husband reported a strange Zoom call at work. | © 2024 by Dominica Phetteplace. Narrated by Justine Eyre.
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    • 10 min

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562 Ratings

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