Science Fiction & Fantasy


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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.


Book Reviews: February 2016

For this month’s review column, we’ll be looking at All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders, Steal the Sky by Megan E. O’Keefe, The Wildings by Nilanjana Roy, and The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig.


Book Reviews: January 2016

For this month’s review column here at Lightspeed, we’re going to take a look at each of the installments of the Red Trilogy—The Red: First Light, The Trials, and Going Dark.


Book Reviews: December 2015

In this month’s column, we review Radiance, by Catherynne M. Valente, The Buried Giant, by Kazuo Ishiguro, and Bone Swans, by C. S. E. Cooney.


Book Reviews: November 2015

This month we review Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho, Updraft by Fran Wilde, The House of Shattered Wings by Aliette de Bodard, and Serpentine by Cindy Pon.


Book Reviews: October 2015

This month, Andrew Liptak reviews work from Taiyo Fujii, Silvia Moreno-Garcia, and Yoss.


Book Reviews, September 2015

This month, Amal El-Mohtar reviews works by Naomi Novik, Max Gladstone, Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie, and Chuck Wendig.


Book Reviews: August 2015

This month, Sunil Patel takes a look at novels from Wesley Chu, N.K. Jemisin, Ken Liu, and Daniel José Older, and gives you the real scoop on what to read.


Book Reviews: July 2015

Welcome back to the Lightspeed Review column! This month, I read THE THREE-BODY PROBLEM, by Cixin Liu; LAGOON, by Nnedi Okorafor; and AURORA, by Kim Stanley Robinson; and I was struck at how each novel used location and an awareness of ecological fragility in similar ways. Each book is set in a unique environment that’s outside of what I’m typically exposed to, and it’s interesting to see how each author teased out China, Nigeria, and the exoplanet Aurora (among other locations).