Science Fiction & Fantasy


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Book Reviews: April 2017

This month, Andrew Liptak looks at two debut fantasies: Katherine Arden’s The Bear and the Nightingale and Thoraiya Dyer’s Crossroads of Canopy.


Book Reviews: March 2017

Amal El-Mohtar takes a look at Mishell Baker’s Phantom Pains and N.K. Jemisin’s The Obelisk Gate in an examination of powerful sequels.


Book Reviews: February 2017

This month, our newest member of our reviews team, LaShawn Wanak, takes a look at Mur Lafferty’sSix Wakes, Kameron Hurley’s The Stars Are Legion, and a new novella from Kai Ashante Wilson: A Taste of Honey.


Book Reviews, January 2017

This month, Andrew Liptak digs into second novels, including Indomitable, by W.C. Bauers, Remnants of Trust, by Elizabeth Bonesteel, and A Closed and Common Orbit, by Becky Chambers.


Book Reviews, December 2016

This month, Amal El-Mohtar digs deep to expose the skeleton of Fran Wilde’s Cloudbound.


Book Reviews, November 2016

This month, we bring in a group of special reviewers to look at what’s new and exciting in the world of graphic novels, including Doctor Strange and the Sorcerers Supreme #1, Mighty Jack: Book One, Neil Gaiman’s How to Talk to Girls at Parties, and Nimona.


Book Reviews: October 2016

This month, Andrew Liptak reviews a cyberpunk murder mystery (False Hearts, by Laura Lam), a debut space opera (Behind the Throne, by K. B. Wagers) and a Lovecraftian horror novel that fittingly takes place at a Lovecraftian horror convention (I Am Providence, by Nick Mamatas.


Book Reviews: September 2016

In this month’s column, Amal El-Mohtar reviews comics work from Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda (Monstress, Vol. 1), Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples (Saga, Vol. 6), and John Allison and Lissa Treiman (Giant Days, Vol. 1).


Book Reviews: August 2016

This month, reviewer Sunil Patel takes a look at Indra Das’ The Devourers, Sarah Kuhn’s Heroine Complex, Laura Lam’s False Hearts, and Emily Skrutskie’s The Abyss Surrounds Us.


Book Reviews: July 2016

This month, Andrew Liptak reviews Mark Tompkins’ novel, The Last Days of Magic, and Borderlineby Mishell Baker. He also takes a look at a nonfiction work: The Book of Magic: From Antiquity to the Enlightenment, edited by Brian Copenhaver.