Science Fiction & Fantasy


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Book Reviews: July 2019

This month, Chris Kluwe reviews books about family: Claiming T-Mo, by Eugen Bacon, and Escaping Exodus, by Nicky Drayden.


Book Reviews, June 2019

This month, Arley Sorg reviews the novelZero Bombby M.T. Hill, and two works from authors whose short ficiton we’ve published here at Lightspeed: Vylar Kaftan (Arley reviews her debut novella, Her Silhouette, Drawn in Water) by ; and Sam J. Miller (who has a new novel called Destroy All Monsters).


Book Reviews: May 2019

This month, LaShawn M. Wanak will be reviewing The GamesHouse by Claire North, Middlegame by Seanan McGuire, War by Michelle West, and Terminal Uprising by Jim C. Hines.


Book Reviews: April 2019

Reviewer Chris Kluwe takes a look at a trio of novels that explore self-awareness: The Deepest Blue, by Sarah Beth Durst, A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World (by C. A. Fletcher) and Max Gladstone’s Empress of Forever.


Book Reviews: February 2019

Lashawn M. Wanak takes a look at a trio of new books: The City in the Middle of the Night by Charlie Jane Anders, The Raven Tower by Ann Leckie, and The Psychology of Time Travel by Kate Mascarenhas.


Book Reviews: December 2018

This month reviewer Arley Sorg reviews the druid fantasy The Wren Hunt by Mary Watson, the time travel adventure Alice Payne Arrives by Kate Heartfield, and a new collection by long-time Lightspeed contributor Kat Howard: A Cathedral of Myth and Bone.


Book Reviews: November 2018

In this month’s column, LaShawn M. Wanak reviews Empire of Sand, by Tasha Suri; How to Fracture a Fairy Tale, by Jane Yolen; and The Future is Female anthology (edited by Lisa Yaszek).


Book Reviews: October 2018

Reviewer Chris Kluwe takes a look at a few books that kept him up late at night reading: Temper, by Nicky Drayden; Noumenon: Infinity, by Marina J. Lostetter; Record of a Spaceborn Few, by Becky Chambers; and The City of Brass, by S.A. Chakraborty.


Book Reviews: September 2018

This month, reviewer Arley Sorg turns his attention to new novels by S.L. Huang (Zero Sum Game), P. Djèlí Clark (The Black God’s Drums), and Rebecca Roanhorse (Trail of Lightning).


Book Reviews: August 2018

This month, LaShawn M. Wanak reviews a pair of novellas by Martha Wells: The Murderbot Diaries: Artificial Condition and The Murderbot Diaries: Rogue Protocol. She also takes a look at the re-release of Tade Thompson’s novel Rosewater and new collection of short fiction by Nick Mamatas: The People’s Republic of Everything.