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Book Reviews: December 2019

This month, reviewer Arley Sorg starts off with a look at a new novel from Tochi Onyebuchi: Riot Baby. For all of you short fiction lovers, he also dives into Ken Liu’s new collection, The Hidden Girl and Other Stories, and the anthology The New Voices of Science Fiction (edited by Hannu Rajaniemi and Jacob Weisman).


Book Reviews: November 2019

This month, LaShawn M. Wanak reviews the final installment of Tade Thompson’s Wormwood Trilogy: The Rosewater Redemption. She also dives into Naomi Kritzer’s new novel Catfishing on CatNet, and Daniel José Older’s newest novel for adults: The Book of Lost Saints.


Book Reviews: October 2019

Chris Kluwe has been a reading machine! This month he reviews a rich mix: R.F. Kuang’s The Dragon Republic, Michael Mammay’s Spaceside, John Hornor Jacobs’ A Lush and Seething Hell, and Chuck Wendig’s Wanderers.






Book Reviews: September 2019

This month, Arley Sorg reviews Gamechanger, by L.X. Beckett; Sisters of the Vast Black, by Lina Rather; and The Twisted Ones, by T. Kingfisher.


Book Reviews: August 2019

This month, LaShawn peeks at letters in This is How You Lose the Time War, gets steamy in Pimp My Airship, and enjoys a heaping serving of revenge in The Rage of Dragons.


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.