Luna Station Quarterly is a speculative fiction magazine featuring stories by emerging women authors.
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Weekly Wrap-Up: Week of May 21, 2018

by Anna O’Brien


This week on the LSQ blog, we talked about heroes, women characters in science fiction pop culture, had a book review, and an author interview — whew! To catch up, here’s the schedule of what you might have missed: On Monday, Imelda Corazon explored how to cultivate the magic within your authentic self using lessons […]




Review: Dread Nation

by Alexa Wilson Kelly


When it comes to not judging a book by its cover, I’m generally pretty good. So when Balzer + Bray released the cover of Justina Ireland’s novel Dread Nation last June, I was glad there’s no rule about having RIDICULOUSLY HIGH EXPECTATIONS based on a cover. With its gorgeous young model, confidently posed by an […]



Weekly Wrap-Up: Week of May 14, 2018

by Anna O’Brien


It’s been another great week here on the LSQ blog — check out what our amazing bloggers have been thinking and writing about. On Monday, editor-in-chief Jennifer Lyn Parsons gives us a peek behind the curtains at LSQ, including an overview of our core principles; On Tuesday, book reviewer and author interviewer Wendy Van Camp […]




The Difference Between Magic Realism and Fantasy

by Lale Davidson


If you’re reading about dragons, chances are, you’re reading fantasy. But if you’re reading about women ascending bodily to heaven, you’re probably reading magic realism. Confused? You’re not alone. The most common definition of fantasy is “literature in which magical things occur” or, as the Routledge Dictionary of Literary Terms defines it, “literature which creates […]