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

Brown Women In The Ring: Review of Ring Shout by P. Djèlí Clark

Brown Women In The Ring: Review of Ring Shout by P. Djèlí Clark J. Frank Beane Under Review: Ring Shout. P. Djèlí Clark. Tordotcom, 2020. P. Djèlí Clark’s unapologetically Black novella Ring Shout is an excellent example of a book in the fantasy subgenre of Black magic. Other books in this subgenre include Nalo Hopkinson’s … Continue reading Brown Women In The Ring: Review of Ring Shout by P. Djèlí Clark

Queer Moon Rising / Bites and Binaries: Traversing Gender in Ginger Snaps (2000)

Bites and Binaries: Traversing Gender in Ginger Snaps (2000) Marisa Mercurio “Can this happen to a normal woman?” asks an ad playing over the Fitzgerald sisters’ bedroom TV. Their candlelit room centers two beds beside one another, the clinical metal frames personalized with hanging beads and purple tie-dye blankets. Photographs cover the wall between them. … Continue reading Queer Moon Rising / Bites and Binaries: Traversing Gender in Ginger Snaps (2000)

The World is Broken, I’m Not: Review of Glitter + Ashes: Queer Tales of a World That Wouldn’t Die, ed. dave ring

The World is Broken, I’m Not: Review of Glitter + Ashes: Queer Tales of a World that Wouldn’t Die, ed. dave ring Ceci Mancuso Under Review: Glitter + Ashes: Queer Tales of a World that Wouldn't Die. dave ring, editor. Neon Hemlock, 2020. Neon Hemlock’s Glitter + Ashes: Queer Tales of a World That Didn’t … Continue reading The World is Broken, I’m Not: Review of Glitter + Ashes: Queer Tales of a World That Wouldn’t Die, ed. dave ring

The SFF Librarian Reviews, Mar. 2021

The SFF Librarian Reviews, Mar. 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, Mar. 2021

War of Images, Images of War: Technology and Labor in Caitlin Starling’s The Luminous Dead

War of Images, Images of War: Technology and Labor in Caitlin Starling’s The Luminous Dead Shinjini Dey Caitlin Starling’s The Luminous Dead (TLD) is a novel set entirely within a cave. Published in 2019, the science fiction and horror novel trails a gig worker, Gyre, as she follows the directives of her employer deep into … Continue reading War of Images, Images of War: Technology and Labor in Caitlin Starling’s The Luminous Dead

Joyful Study: Review of Experimental Games: Critique, Play, and Design in the Age of Gamification by Patrick Jagoda

Joyful Study: Review of Experimental Games: Critique, Play, and Design in the Age of Gamification by Patrick Jagoda Eric Stein Under Review: Experimental Games: Critique, Play, and Design in the Age of Gamification. Patrick Jagoda. University of Chicago Press, 2020. Patrick Jagoda’s Experimental Games is a thorough, insightful elaboration of an art-critical practice that he … Continue reading Joyful Study: Review of Experimental Games: Critique, Play, and Design in the Age of Gamification by Patrick Jagoda

Between Black and White: Review of The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

Between Black and White: Review of The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett Ashumi Shah Under Review: The Vanishing Half. Brit Bennett. Riverhead Books, 2020. In the sociological sense, “passing” is a deceptively simple term for a complex concept. Passing—the ability of an individual to be regarded as a member of an identity group or category … Continue reading Between Black and White: Review of The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

The Global North Always Wins: Review of Militarized Global Apartheid by Catherine Besteman

The Global North Always Wins: Review of Militarized Global Apartheid by Catherine Besteman Joseph Hurtgen Under Review: Militarized Global Apartheid. Catherine Besteman. Duke University Press, 2020. Shahram: Why are there refugees? Amir: It is simple. The rich world plunders the poor world…. This is our situation. As long as there are plunderers, the plundered ones … Continue reading The Global North Always Wins: Review of Militarized Global Apartheid by Catherine Besteman

Detecting Agency and Ethics: Review of Fortune Favors the Dead by Stephen Spotswood

Detecting Agency and Ethics: Review of Fortune Favors the Dead by Stephen Spotswood Marisa Mercurio Under Review: Fortune Favors the Dead. Stephen Spotswood. Doubleday, 2020. Amid calls for police abolition and budget cuts, scrutiny of American crime media—a genre inspired by police detectives—has yielded further reflections on law enforcement’s pervasiveness within our society. Literary depictions … Continue reading Detecting Agency and Ethics: Review of Fortune Favors the Dead by Stephen Spotswood