See that cover right there? That is the cover of the amazing anthology celebrating LSQ’s first five years. FIFTY of the best stories we’ve published. And it’s gorgeous.
Cover art? Yup, that’s Julie Dillon, Hugo Award-winning and wonderfully talented. I knew the moment I saw it that this book would not be the same without this image. It sums up so much of what LSQ is about.
The writers gathered in these pages, from every corner of the globe, are explorers of wonder, magic, and places beyond the stars. They are also explorers of what makes us human, in heart, mind, and spirit.
Come explore the best we have to offer, as we look back fondly on the last five years and look ahead at what’s to come.
So, I bet you’re ready to find out how to get your hands on this, right?
You can order a copy direct from us and this is the option that best helps support LSQ and our mission. You can also order a copy from Amazon, of course.
Oh, and did I mention there’s a coupon when you buy from us? Code: B52GP555 will get you 10% off AND you get to help LSQ grow. Yay!
Table of Contents
Introduction by Jennifer Lyn Parsons, Editor-in-Chief
Roots in the Mist (Or It’s So Quiet on the 14th Floor) by Tara Quinn Lindsey
The Journey or the Destination by Emma Sibley
The Guild of Runners by Noeleen Kavanagh
How Kpodo and Lishan Met, And The Adventure They Had After by Rebecca Buchanan
The New Book on the Shelf by Maria Kelly
Cat and the Cradle by Gabrielle Lissauer
Below the Big Dipper, to the Left of Ursa Minor, Stood the Mural Quadrant Constellation by Shannon Quinn
The Sought After Smile by Icy Sedgwick
Aunt Nancy by Krista Duggin
The Selkie’s Choice by Jennifer Wiseman
Grandmother Yucca by Cheryl Wood Ruggiero
Pink Gift by Lindsey Walker
The Woman With Flowers In Her Hair by AJ Fitzwater
Hijacked by Margaret Karmazin
Air by Tara Calaby
The Minotaur’s Tale by Stacey Larner
The Wood Children by Cathrin Hagey
Loose by Evan Mariah Pettit
Deep Deck 9 by Charlotte Nash
Folk Songs by Vivian Caethe
Train of Thought by Danielle Elizabeth Shipley
Harvesting Wishes by Mary E. Lowd
Storm’s Spawn by Ann Gimpel
Magic on the Cliffs by Amy Holt
Mother Bear by K. Bannerman
Harmony by Kasia James
Icarus in the 21st Century by Nikki Vogel
Built in a Day by A.C. Buchanan
Highgate by Andrea Mullaney
The Rescue by Margrét Helgadóttir
Fight and Flight by Che Gilson
The Prototype by Judith Field
Pigeon-Talker by Rebecca Harwell
Wallpaper People by Samantha Chaffin
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by Kate Taylor
Tanith’s Sky by Penny Stirling
The Light Fantastic by Catherine Lundoff
The Absence of Feathers by O.J. Cade
Scylla in Blue Light by Sandi Leibowitz
Mission Critical by Deborah Bailey
When the Sea is Blue and the Shallows Clear by Suzanne J. Willis
The Sacrifice by Robin L. Martinez
Tunbi by Chikodili Emelumadu
Tourist Attraction by Nina Shepardson
Handiwork by J.A. Gross
A Sea Without Oysters by Megan Lee Beals
The Stone Children by Shannon Norland
Leaf by MJ Gardner
What Happened at the Pond by Christine Boulos