About Adam

Adam Morgan is the editor-in-chief of the Chicago Review of Books, a weekly arts and culture columnist at Chicago magazine, and a book critic at the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. His writing has also appeared in The Guardian, Poets & Writers, The Denver Post, Literary Hub, Electric Literature, Chicago Reader, Necessary Fiction, Strange Horizons, Bookpage, Booklist, Publishers Weekly, and elsewhere.

Photo by Joe Mazza / Brave Lux.

Advertisements

Recent Posts

Nature and Humankind Collide in The Lightkeepers

Originally published at the Chicago Review of Books. The Islands of the Dead—“bare, bald, and broken”—are ripe with mystery, musk, and blood in Abbi Geni‘s debut novel, The Lightkeepers. A small but harsh wilderness, the islands are home to great white sharks, whales, seals, birds, mice, and six eccentric biologists living beneath a 150-year-old lighthouse. When a nature photographer, … Continue reading Nature and Humankind Collide in The Lightkeepers

You’ll Never Want to Leave: TRAVELERS REST by Keith Lee Morris

Originally published in Bookpage. Time and space are fluid as water in Keith Lee Morris’ labyrinthine third novel, his first since 2008’s brutal The Dart League King. This time, a family road trip goes awry in the small town of Good Night, Idaho thanks to a hotel that rivals The Shining’s, a book with which Travelers … Continue reading You’ll Never Want to Leave: TRAVELERS REST by Keith Lee Morris

Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Books of 2015

Over at the Hugo award-winning SF Signal, I listed my 13 favorite science fiction and fantasy novels of the year. “2015 was a great year for speculative fiction. Plenty of household names (e.g., Kim Stanley Robinson, Neal Stephenson, Margaret Atwood, and David Mitchell) put out great books, and several relative newcomers established themselves as writers … Continue reading Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Books of 2015

More Posts