Lightspeed: Edited by John Joseph Adams


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Book Review: The Year’s Best African Speculative Fiction (2021), edited by Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki

We get it: there are a lot of Year’s Best anthologies! So let Arley Sorg tell you why this one—The Year’s Best African Speculative Fiction (2021), edited by Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki—is such a good one to read.


Book Review: Destroyer of Light by Jenn Marie Brissett

Reviewer LaShawn M. Wanak delves into Jennifer Marie Brissett’s new novel Destroyer of Light—a retelling of the myth of Persephone. Find out why you’ll want to check this one out.


Book Review: No Gods, No Monsters, by Cadwell Turnbull

Reviewer Arley Sorg loved No Gods, No Monsters, the new novel by Lightspeed alum Cadwell Turnbull. Find out what made it such a great read for Arley, and see if you’ll like it too.


Book Review: The Actual Star, by Monica Byrne

For this month’s review, Chris Kluwe looks at a millennia-spanning novel by Monica Byrne, The Actual Star, which follows the lives, both past, present, and future, of three extraordinary individuals, and how their relationships intertwine over the long years of historical time. Find out just why he calls it “a masterpiece”!


Book Review: Weird Women II, edited by Lisa Morton and Leslie S. Klinger

Reviewer LaShawn M. Wanak dives into weird waters when she reviews the anthology Weird Women II: Classic Supernatural Fiction by Groundbreaking Female Writers (edited by Lisa Morton and Leslie S. Klinger). Find out which stories are her favorite and see if you’ll like them, too.


Book Review: We’re Here, edited by C.L. Clark and Charles Payseur

How does the newest of the year’s best SF/F anthologies stack up? Let Arley Sorg tell you why you want to read this one!


Book Review: King Bullet, by Richard Kadrey

It’s never easy to wrap up a series, but reviewer Chris Kluwe tells us why Richard Kadrey nails the finale of his Sandman Slim tales.


Book Review: Seasons Between Us: Tales of Identities and Memories, edited by Susan Forest & Lucas K. Law

LaShawn M. Wanak celebrates short fiction about our identity in her review of the new anthology Seasons Between Us.


Book Review: Far Out, edited by Paula Guran

Arley Sorg knows a lot about short fiction. Find out why he’s recommending the reprint anthology Far Out, edited by Paula Guran.


Book Review: Capture the Crown, by Jennifer Estep

This month, Chris Kluwe’s reading goes royal. Find out just why you should read Jennifer Estep’s new novel Capture the Crown.