Lightspeed: Edited by John Joseph Adams


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Book Reviews: October 2017

This month, Christie Yant reviews Kat Howard’s An Unkindness of Magicians and Daryl Gregory’s Spoonbenders.


Book Reviews: September 2017

This month, Amal El-Mohtar takes a look at Theodora Goss’ new novel The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter and The Refrigerator Monologues by Catherynne Valente.


Book Reviews: August 2017

This month, LaShawn M. Wanak explores the nature of caretakers in The Sum of Us anthology, takes a trip back to The River Bank in a sequel to The Wind in the Willows, and gets turned into an emotional wreck by N.K. Jemisin’s The Stone Sky.


Book Reviews: July 2017

This month, Andrew Liptak takes a look at Skullsworn, by Brian Staveley, and Spellbreaker, by Blake Charlton.


Book Review: June 2017

The month, Amal El-Mohtar gives an in-depth look at Lara Donnelly’s novel Amberlough.


Book Reviews: May 2017

This month LaShawn M. Wanak reviews the first season of Tremontaine, a serial projected created by Ellen Kushner and freshly collected by Saga Press. She also dives into Maurice Broaddus’ new novella, Buffalo Soldier, and Ellen Klages’ Wicked Wonders.


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.