This Week on LIGHTSPEED: "Okay, Glory" + "Ti-Jean's Last Adventure, as Told to Raccoon" + Book Reviews

Published on 2019-02-14

Okay, Glory by Elizabeth Bear

EXCERPT: My bathroom scale didn’t recognize me. I weigh in and weigh out every day when it’s possible—I have data going back about twenty years at this point—so when it registered me as “Guest” I snarled and snapped a pic with my phone so I would remember the number to log it manually. I’d lost half a pound according to the scale, and on a whim I picked up the shower caddy with the shampoo and so on in it.

Ti-Jean’s Last Adventure, as Told to Raccoon by KT Bryski

EXCERPT: Okay. So. There’s a time when I’m looking for Coyote, because I need to tell him this story. So, I walk the St. Lawrence River from one end to the other, and I cannot find him. Check the Rockies—he is not there. I even paddle to Baffin Island, because he likes to sleep on it. It is Coyote-shaped, a little. He’s not anywhere. But me, I have a story to tell, and so I look for someone else. Raven is not home, and Muskrat is doing Netflix and chill.

Book Reviews: February 2019 by LaShawn M. Wanak

Lashawn M. Wanak takes a look at a trio of new books: The City in the Middle of the Night, by Charlie Jane Anders, The Raven Tower, by Ann Leckie, and The Psychology of Time Travel, by Kate Mascarenhas.