United in Pain and Fear: Review of We Are Happy, We Are Doomed by Kurt Fawver

United in Pain and Fear: Review of We Are Happy, We Are Doomed by Kurt Fawver Zachary Gillan Under Review:We Are Happy, We Are Doomed. Kurt Fawver. Grimscribe Press, December 2021. If, as Darko Suvin would have it, science fiction is rigidly defined by currently-understood science, we might think of weird fiction as the anti-science-fiction, … Continue reading United in Pain and Fear: Review of We Are Happy, We Are Doomed by Kurt Fawver

Panopticon Blues: Review of In the Watchful City by S. Qiouyi Lu

Panopticon Blues: Review of In the Watchful City by S. Qiouyi Lu Zachary Gillan Under Review: In the Watchful City. By S. Qiouyi Lu. Tordotcom, August 31, 2021. There is no setting I love more than a weird city, and there’s no kind of weird city I love more than one in the tradition of … Continue reading Panopticon Blues: Review of In the Watchful City by S. Qiouyi Lu

Cannibal Nuns and the Problem of Blood: Review of Star Eater by Kerstin Hall

Cannibal Nuns and the Problem of Blood: Review of Star Eater by Kerstin Hall Zachary Gillan Under Review: Star Eater. By Kerstin Hall. Tordotcom, June 22, 2021. Fantasy has a blood problem. I don’t mean gore, although the genre's relationship to violence also bears examining, but genealogy: a disturbingly common emphasis on lineages and bloodlines, … Continue reading Cannibal Nuns and the Problem of Blood: Review of Star Eater by Kerstin Hall