This Week on LIGHTSPEED: "Waterbirds" + "Aberration" + Book Reviews

Published on 2018-07-12

Waterbirds by G.V. Anderson

EXCERPT: Constable Kershaw has not uttered any overrides, nor issued a warrant to access her memory logs, but Celia understands nonetheless that she is expected to stay, to sit and answer his questions like a suspect. It surprises her, this treatment. Like she’s human. “Are you chilly, Constable? Shall I light the fire?” “Yeah, all right,” he says, removing his hat and settling into the armchair her employer always favours. Favoured.

Aberration by Genevieve Valentine

EXCERPT: You’ll see them someplace you’re going when you’re trying to make the most of your time. They’re standing at the top of the steps to the public library (the amazing branch where they do the photoshoots, not the squat concrete one you go to), or they’re on the balcony at a concert you overheard someone talking about. They’ll be at the greatest altitude you can reach while still seeming effortless; they like being able to look down.

Book Reviews: July 2018 by Chris Kluwe

This month, reviewer Chris Kluwe takes a look at European Travel for the Monstrous Gentlewoman, by Theodora Goss, The Mere Wife, by Maria Dahvana Headley, and Planetside, by Michael Mammay.