Even This Is Too Good to be True: Review of The Ministry for the Future by Kim Stanley Robinson

Even This Is Too Good to be True: Review of The Ministry for the Future by Kim Stanley Robinson Stephen Saperstein Frug Under Review: The Ministry for the Future. Kim Stanley Robinson. Orbit, 2020. In the apocalyptic landscape of late postmodernism, it has become commonplace for novels to incorporate multiple genres or modes: novels will … Continue reading Even This Is Too Good to be True: Review of The Ministry for the Future by Kim Stanley Robinson

The SFF Librarian Reviews, Jan. 2021

The SFF Librarian Reviews, Jan. 2021 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 … Continue reading The SFF Librarian Reviews, Jan. 2021

America’s Broken Dreams: Review of Worked Over: How Round-the-Clock Work is Killing the American Dream by Jamie K. McCallum

America’s Broken Dreams: Review of Worked Over: How Round-the-Clock Work is Killing the American Dream by Jamie K. McCallum Joseph Hurtgen Under Review: Worked Over: How Round-the-Clock Work is Killing the American Dream. Jamie K. McCallum. Basic Books, 2020. “The greatness of a nation can be judged by how it treats its weakest member.” - Gandhi“Ours steals their money.” – Jamie McCallum The … Continue reading America’s Broken Dreams: Review of Worked Over: How Round-the-Clock Work is Killing the American Dream by Jamie K. McCallum

Fashioning a Queer Fairy Tale: Review of The Dragon of Ynys by Minerva Cerridwen

Fashioning a Queer Fairy Tale: Review of The Dragon of Ynys by Minerva Cerridwen Marisa Mercurio Under Review: The Dragon of Ynys. Minerva Cerridwen. Atthis Arts, 2022. Fairy tales don’t age. They belong to an elusive other world in which time moves out of pace with our own. There, the woods still gobble up children … Continue reading Fashioning a Queer Fairy Tale: Review of The Dragon of Ynys by Minerva Cerridwen

Queer Moon Rising / The Love of a Good Woman Won’t Save You: Queer Narratives in An American Werewolf in London (1981)

The Love of a Good Woman Won’t Save You: Queer Narratives in An American Werewolf in London (1981) Marisa Mercurio Content warning: Transphobia is discussed and homophobic language is referred to.  “Now, I’m no longer alone,” croons Bobby Vinton. “Without a dream in my heart, without a love of my own.” Slow and desirous, the … Continue reading Queer Moon Rising / The Love of a Good Woman Won’t Save You: Queer Narratives in An American Werewolf in London (1981)

Playing in the Dark: Review of The Dark Fantastic: Race and the Imagination from Harry Potter to the Hunger Games by Ebony Elizabeth Thomas

Playing in the Dark: Review of The Dark Fantastic: Race and the Imagination from Harry Potter to the Hunger Games by Ebony Elizabeth Thomas Casey Patterson Under Review: The Dark Fantastic: Race and Imagination from Harry Potter to the Hunger Games. Ebony Elizabeth Thomas. New York University Press, 2019. The study of fan reception has … Continue reading Playing in the Dark: Review of The Dark Fantastic: Race and the Imagination from Harry Potter to the Hunger Games by Ebony Elizabeth Thomas

The SFF Librarian Reviews, Dec. 2020

The SFF Librarian Reviews, Dec. 2020 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 and fantasy librarian for one of the world's largest SFF collection, I come across a lot of wonderful work in these genres. I love … Continue reading The SFF Librarian Reviews, Dec. 2020

The Unbuilding Complete: Review of Gross Ideas: Tales of Tomorrow’s Architecture edited by Attlee, Harper, and Smith

The Unbuilding Complete: Review of Gross Ideas: Tales of Tomorrow's Architecture edited by Attlee, Harper, and Smith Amy Butt Under Review: Edwina Attlee, Phineas Harper, and Maria Smith, editors. Gross Ideas: Tales of Tomorrow's Architecture. The Architecture Foundation, 2019 Architecture is experiencing an existential crisis. As a design practice, architecture has always been driven by … Continue reading The Unbuilding Complete: Review of Gross Ideas: Tales of Tomorrow’s Architecture edited by Attlee, Harper, and Smith

ARB Guide to (Alternate) Histories of Black Autonomous Communities in the U.S.

ARB Guide to (Alternate) Histories of Black Autonomous Communities in the U.S. Ellie Campbell Recent films like Black Panther and television shows like Watchmen and Lovecraft Country have sparked popular interest in imagining fictional Black nations, such as Wakanda, and historical communities like Black Wall Street in Tulsa, Oklahoma. But speculative fiction authors and radical … Continue reading ARB Guide to (Alternate) Histories of Black Autonomous Communities in the U.S.

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