Science Fiction & Fantasy


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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.


Book Reviews: July 2018

This month, reviewer Chris Kluwe takes a look at European Travel for the Monstrous Gentlewoman, by Theodora Goss, The Mere Wife, by Maria Dahvana Headley, and Planetside, by Michael Mammay.


Book Reviews: June 2018

This month, Arley Sorg reviews The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang, Unbury Carol by Josh Malerman, and Ruth Joffre’s debut collection Night Beast.


Book Reviews: May 2018

This month LaShawn M. Wanak reviews Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi, Armistice by Lara Elena Donnelly, and I Met a Traveller in an Antique Land by Connie Willis.


Book Reviews: April 2018

This month Christie Yant reviews fiction with an animal theme: Ka: Dar Oakley in the Ruin of Ymr, by John Crowley, and Blackfish City, by Sam J. Miller.


Book Reviews: March 2018

This month, Arley Sorg reviews Gods, Monsters, and the Lucky Peach, by Kelly Robson, and Ambiguity Machines and Other Stories, by Vandana Singh.