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Lightspeed #74 - July 2016
Edited by John Joseph Adams
Cover Artist: Galen Dara
Review by Sam Tomaino
Lightspeed eMagazine  
Date: 28 July 2016

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Here's the 74th issue of Lightspeed with stories by Genevieve Valentine, Ted Kosmatka, Seth Fried, Jilly Dreadful, Rochita Loenen-Ruiz, A. Merc Rustad, Kenneth Schneyer, and Spencer Ellsworth, with Author Spotlights on all of them, along with other features.

Here's the 74th of Lightspeed, the online magazine. You can find the issue and how to pay (or not) for it at their website (see link at the top of this review). Here are my reviews of the original stories.

The first science fiction story is "The One Who Isn't" by Ted Kosmatka. -+- A woman instructs a boy in a room. He can identify the color blue but does not know green. She tells him stories, one with unhappy endings but there is truth in them. Well-written but quite a horrific little science fiction story.

The second science fiction story is "5x5" by Jilly Dreadful. A series of love letters between two girl at the Sugarloaf Fine Sciences Summer Camp, one called Fox who calls the other Scully. Okay.

The first fantasy story is "Magnifica Angelica Superable" by Rochita Loenen-Ruiz. -+- The titular character decides to intervene in the life of a woman named Ramona and make things better for her. It works out well. Okay.

The second fantasy story is "Some Pebbles in the Palm" by Kenneth Schneyer. -+- A man was born. He lived. He died. We are told 3 versions of the story from different centuries, all in a very meta way. Not particularly interesting.

This was issue 74 of Lightspeed. You can access the stories for free. Check out their website and support them, if you want to, in some way.

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