Theorizing Uneven Distributions: Review of William Gibson and the Futures of Contemporary Culture, edited by Mitch R. Murray and Mathias Nilges

Theorizing Uneven Distributions: Review of William Gibson and the Futures of Contemporary Culture, edited by Mitch R. Murray and Mathias Nilges Jake Casella Brookins Under Review: William Gibson and the Futures of Contemporary Culture. Edited by Mitch R. Murray and Mathias Nilges . University of Iowa Press, March 15, 2021. William Gibson and the Futures … Continue reading Theorizing Uneven Distributions: Review of William Gibson and the Futures of Contemporary Culture, edited by Mitch R. Murray and Mathias Nilges

Prayers, Justice, and a Spot of Tea: Review of The Witness for the Dead by Katherine Addison

Prayers, Justice, and a Spot of Tea: Review of The Witness for the Dead by Katherine Addison Jake Casella Brookins Under Review: The Witness for the Dead. By Katherine Addison. Tor Books, June 22, 2021. Hopepunk is a genre I’m occasionally skeptical of. Not of its goals, but of its existence as a movement: despite … Continue reading Prayers, Justice, and a Spot of Tea: Review of The Witness for the Dead by Katherine Addison

Dangerous Knowledge in the Garden: Review of The Echo Wife by Sarah Gailey

Dangerous Knowledge in the Garden: Review of The Echo Wife by Sarah Gailey Jake Casella Brookins Under Review: The Echo Wife. Sarah Gailey. Tor Books, 2021. Cloning has been used for horrific effect back to at least Brave New World (1932), focusing on its “unnaturalness” and the uncanniness of the doppelgänger, and was foreshadowed in … Continue reading Dangerous Knowledge in the Garden: Review of The Echo Wife by Sarah Gailey

Patterns, Guts: Style and Substance in This Is How You Lose The Time War

Patterns, Guts: Style & Substance in This Is How You Lose The Time War Jake Casella Brookins Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone’s This Is How You Lose The Time War took home major genre awards, and developed an unusually intense fanbase for a standalone novella. It needs no defending. I was fortunate to read it … Continue reading Patterns, Guts: Style and Substance in This Is How You Lose The Time War