Lightspeed: Edited by John Joseph Adams


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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.


Book Reviews: June 2016

This month, Sunil Patel reviews novels by POC writers: Last Call at the Nightshade Lounge by Paul Krueger, United States of Japan by Peter Tieryas, Infomocracy by Malka Older, and The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi.


Book Reviews: May 2016

This month, we take a look at the newest Max Gladstone novel, Four Roads Cross; a collection of Canadian short fiction (Clockwork Canada, edited by Dominik Parisien); and Binti, by Nnedi Okorafor.


Book Reviews: April 2016

This month, we take a look at a handful of space opera novels: Shadow of Empire, by Jay Allan, The Empress Game, by Rhonda Mason, The Dangerous Type, by Loren Rhodes, and The Last Exodus, by Paul Tassi.


Book Reviews: March 2016

In this month’s column, Amal El-Mohtar takes a look at The Winged Histories by Sofia Samatar, The Assimilated Cuban’s Guide to Quantum Santeria by Carlos Hernandez, and a new poetry collection, Marginalia to Stone Bird by Rose Lemberg.