Havok – May 20, 2020

Secret Agent Lampshade” by Cassandra Hamm (994 words)

“It’s the only useful thing about being able to shapeshift into a lamp—you can hear people’s secrets.” A fun take on shapeshifting that ends up being surprisingly poignant, with strong worldbuilding and a lived-in feel despite the tiny space. The character voice is great in particular. Happy to find Havok and more humorous speculative fiction!

S. Qiouyi Lu

S. Qiouyi Lu writes, translates, and edits between two coasts of the Pacific. Ær debut biocyberpunk novella In the Watchful City is out now from Tordotcom Publishing, and ær other work has appeared in several award-winning venues. You can find out more about S. at ær website or on Twitter @sqiouyilu.