The Strange Horizons reviewers have posted our collective reflections on the year in this week’s issue; I’m featured in part three. I’m already compiling a list of things to put on my 2018 TBR stack, and kicking myself for forgetting to mention Get Out and Colossal as two of last year’s best spec fic-adjacent (ish) films. If you haven’t seen them, you should.
My review of In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan, formerly known as the online novel “The Turn of the Story,” went up at Strange Horizons recently. I loved this book, and there is definitely much more to say about it than I was able to include in the review. Suffice it to say this may be my favorite of Brennan’s novels, and that it’s also probably her best.
My review of Cindy Pon’s new novel Want is now up at Strange Horizons. I quite liked this book, though it did prompt some depressing musing about the state of the world–not really distinguishable from any other day ending in Y in 2017, admittedly.
My review of the newest entry in Megan Whalen Turner’s Queen’s Thief series is up at Strange Horizons. There are also quite a lot of remarks about the series as a whole, and a few about Dorothy Dunnett’s Lymond Chronicles–all of which are amazing books that I recommend highly.
My review of Yoon Ha Lee’s follow-up to Ninefox Gambit (2016) is now up at Strange Horizons. I have been a fan for a while, particularly since I heard Lee speak at the Sirens Conference in 2015, and the book does not disappoint.
Rather belatedly, you can read my contribution to the Strange Horizons 2016 in Review column.
As 2017 turns out unhappily, I stand by what I said at the end.