Some Heroes Are Made, Not Born: Review of T. Kingfisher’s Nettle & Bone

Some Heroes Are Made, Not Born: Review of T. Kingfisher’s Nettle & Bone REVIEW AUTHOR NAME Under Review:Nettle & Bone. T. Kingfisher. Tor Books, April 2022. I’m always fond of the reluctant hero image: the person who, Frodo Baggins-style, would much rather be left alone to live a quiet life but takes on the mantle … Continue reading Some Heroes Are Made, Not Born: Review of T. Kingfisher’s Nettle & Bone

Rethinking the Final Frontier: Review of Astrotopia by Mary-Jane Rubenstein

Rethinking the Final Frontier: Review of Astrotopia: The Dangerous Religion of the Corporate Space Race by Mary-Jane Rubenstein Jeremy Brett Under Review:Astrotopia: The Dangerous Religion of the Corporate Space Race. Mary-Jane Rubenstein. University of Chicago Press, November 2022. Few books of late have given me such pause as Mary-Jane Rubenstein’s thoughtful Astrotopia. Like many, I … Continue reading Rethinking the Final Frontier: Review of Astrotopia by Mary-Jane Rubenstein

Heaven Can Wait: A Review of Even Though I Knew the End

Heaven Can Wait: A Review of Even Though I Knew the End Jeremy Brett Under Review:Even Though I Knew the End. C.L. Polk. Tordotcom, November 2022. C.L. Polk’s fiction is deeply concerned with the societal, psychological, and personal costs of magic, and the ways in which magic and social inequalities interact. In her 3-novel Kingston … Continue reading Heaven Can Wait: A Review of Even Though I Knew the End

Marvelous Flights: A Review of When Women Were Dragons by Kelly Barnhill

Marvelous Flights: A Review of When Women Were Dragons by Kelly Barnhill Jeremy Brett Under Review:When Women Were Dragons. Kelly Barnhill. Doubleday Books, May 2022. Some women already resemble dragons, it seems to me – fierce, desiring to fly free, too big to be ignored – but here comes Kelly Barnhill with her new novel … Continue reading Marvelous Flights: A Review of When Women Were Dragons by Kelly Barnhill

Monumental Muting: A Review of Mat Johnson’s Invisible Things

Monumental Muting: A Review of Mat Johnson’s Invisible Things Jeremy Brett Under Review:Invisible Things, Mat Johnson. One World, June 2022. One recurring lesson in science fiction is the realization—in all its sadness and its joy—that we take into outer space everything that makes us who and what we are, everything that makes us human. Space … Continue reading Monumental Muting: A Review of Mat Johnson’s Invisible Things

I’ll Love You in This Space and Time: Review of The Memory Librarian and Other Stories of Dirty Computer by Janelle Monáe

I’ll Love You in This Space and Time: Review of The Memory Librarian and Other Stories of Dirty Computer by Janelle Monáe (with Alaya Dawn Johnson, Danny Lore, Eve L. Ewing, Yohanca Delgado, and Sheree Renée Thomas) Jeremy Brett Under Review: The Memory Librarian and Other Stories of Dirty Computer. Janelle Monáe. Harper Voyager, April … Continue reading I’ll Love You in This Space and Time: Review of The Memory Librarian and Other Stories of Dirty Computer by Janelle Monáe

The Tide of Life: Review of Spear by Nicola Griffith

The Tide of Life: Review of Spear by Nicola Griffith Jeremy Brett Under Review:Spear. By Nicola Griffith. Tordotcom, April 19, 2022. Nicola Griffith has dazzled us before with her exploration of a Dark Age Britain through the eyes of a redoubtable character of intense observation and strength. With the wonderful Hild, Griffith told the story … Continue reading The Tide of Life: Review of Spear by Nicola Griffith

The SFF Librarian Reviews: Flowers for the Sea

SFF Librarian Reviews Jeremy Brett As a voracious reader, and as someone for whom science fiction and fantasy are part of my daily job as a science fiction librarian, I come across a lot of wonderful work in these genres. I love bringing to the attention of interested readers books and authors that bring me … Continue reading The SFF Librarian Reviews: Flowers for the Sea

The SFF Librarian Reviews: Light Chaser

SFF Librarian Reviews Jeremy Brett As a voracious reader, and as someone for whom science fiction and fantasy are part of my daily job as a science fiction librarian, I come across a lot of wonderful work in these genres. I love bringing to the attention of interested readers books and authors that bring me … Continue reading The SFF Librarian Reviews: Light Chaser

The SFF Librarian Reviews: Dark Breakers by C.S.E. Cooney

SFF Librarian Reviews Jeremy Brett As a voracious reader, and as someone for whom science fiction and fantasy are part of my daily job as a science fiction librarian, I come across a lot of wonderful work in these genres. I love bringing to the attention of interested readers books and authors that bring me … Continue reading The SFF Librarian Reviews: Dark Breakers by C.S.E. Cooney