Lightspeed: Edited by John Joseph Adams


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Book Review: Escaping Exodus: Symbiosis, by Nicky Drayden

Chris Kluwe recommends this new novel by Nicky Drayden. Find out why!


Book Review: The Unbroken, by C.L. Clark

Do you like military fantasy? Will you like The Unbroken by C.L. Clarke? LaShawn M. Wanak reviews this new novel of colonialism and romance.


Book Review: Latinx Screams, edited by V. Castro and Cynthia Pelayo

If your taste in short fiction runs a little darker, Arley Sorg has a book for you: <i>Latinx Screams</i>, edited by V. Castro and Cynthia Pelayo.


Book Review: The End of Everything (Astrophysically Speaking), by Katie Mack

Most of the books we review around here are fiction, but this month Chris Kluwe decided to challenge himself by reading about astrophysics. The good news? He says you totally don’t need a math degree to enjoy <i>The End of Everything (Astrophysically Speaking)</i>, by Katie Mack.


Book Review: On Fragile Waves, by E. Lily Yu

Looking for a heartbreaking debut novel? LaShawn M. Wanak highly recommends On Fragile Waves, by E. Lily Yu.


Book Review: Never Have I Ever by Isabel Yap

We know you love short stories, and so does Arley Sorg. He reports on his favorites from this new collection by Lightspeed alum Isabel Yap.


Book Review: Heroes’ Feast: The Official D&D Cookbook

Chris Kluwe dives into the kitchen to gives this new cookbook a serious review. Hungry for more? Then don’t miss this review!


Book Review: Afro Puffs Are the Antennae of the Universe by Zig Zag Claybourne

LaShawn M. Wanak takes a look at this vivid new novel. Is it the right book for you? Find out!


Book Reviews: December 2020

This month, Arley Sorg reviews two anthologies: A Universe of Wishes (edited by Dhonielle Clayton) and Glitter + Ashes (edited by dave ring). He also checks out Rebecca Roanhorse’s new novel Black Sun.


Book Reviews: November 2020

This month, LaShawn M. Wanak reviews a selection of new novels just perfect for snuggling up with on a chilly fall day: When the Tiger Came Down the Mountain, by Nghi Vo; Nucleation, by Kimberly Unger; and The Fires of Vengeance by Evan Winter.