A Wonderfully Inconsistent Being: a Review of Timothy Morton’s Spacecraft

A Wonderfully Inconsistent Being: a Review of Timothy Morton’s Spacecraft Eric Stein Under Review:Spacecraft. Timothy Morton. Bloomsbury Academic, September 2021. Published as part of the Object Lessons series from Bloomsbury, philosopher and ecologist Timothy Morton’s Spacecraft (2021) is a slim, lively study of the fantastic vessels of science fiction, and in particular those of the … Continue reading A Wonderfully Inconsistent Being: a Review of Timothy Morton’s Spacecraft

Terran Chronicles: Review of The Art of Space Travel and Other Stories by Nina Allan

Terran Chronicles: Review The Art of Space Travel and Other Stories by Nina Allan Pedro Ponce Under Review: The Art of Space Travel. Nina Allan. Titan Books, 7 September, 2021. The pieces in Nina Allan’s The Art of Space Travel and Other Stories have a novelistic density. This isn’t surprising, given the author’s propensity for … Continue reading Terran Chronicles: Review of The Art of Space Travel and Other Stories by Nina Allan

Reading Towards Anti-Racism: Challenging Preconceptions with New Suns

Reading Towards Anti-Racism: Challenging Preconceptions with New Suns Leigha McReynolds One of the responses to the increased urgency and visibility of the Black Lives Matter movement in June 2020 was a call for white people to expand their perspective and interrogate their privilege by reading the work of Black authors. In the field of speculative … Continue reading Reading Towards Anti-Racism: Challenging Preconceptions with New Suns

Collaboration, Mourning, Growth: Review of Grievers by adrienne maree brown

Collaboration, Mourning, Growth: Review of Grievers by adrienne maree brown Shelby Brewster Under Review: Grievers. By adrienne maree brown. AK Press, September 7, 2021. Grievers is the third plague story I’ve read during the pandemic. (First was Ling Ma’s Severance, then The Impossible Resurrection of Grief by Octavia Cade.) Though brown began writing her first … Continue reading Collaboration, Mourning, Growth: Review of Grievers by adrienne maree brown

An Open Letter to Worldcon

Updated 23 December: Discon 3 has posted a statement and apology from con chair Mary Robinette Kowal. To the Discon 3 Committee, the Hugo Awards Administrators, and the World Science Fiction Society, I’m writing to you because of your decision to use Raytheon as a sponsor for the 2021 Hugo Awards ceremony. I am posting … Continue reading An Open Letter to Worldcon

The SFF Librarian Reviews: Light From Uncommon Stars by Ryka Aoki

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 From Uncommon Stars by Ryka Aoki

The Intricate Simplicity of Flash Fiction: Review of The Fox’s Tower and Other Tales by Yoon Ha Lee

The Intricate Simplicity of Flash Fiction: Review of The Fox's Tower and Other Tales by Yoon Ha Lee Danica Stojanovic Under Review: The Fox's Tower and Other Tales. By Yoon Ha Lee. Andrews McMeel Publishing, October 5, 2021. The Fox’s Tower and Other Stories is a poetic, rapid-moving collection of flash fiction published by Lee … Continue reading The Intricate Simplicity of Flash Fiction: Review of The Fox’s Tower and Other Tales by Yoon Ha Lee

Queerness and the Southern Gothic: Lee Mandelo’s Summer Sons

Queerness and the Southern Gothic: Review of Summer Sons by Lee Mandelo Ellie Campbell Under Review: Summer Sons. By Lee Mandelo. Tordotcom, September 28, 2021 Since the early days of Horace Walpole’s The Castle of Otranto and Matthew Lewis’ The Monk, Gothic works (and, later, horror literature) have linked queerness and monstrosity. The Southern Gothic … Continue reading Queerness and the Southern Gothic: Lee Mandelo’s Summer Sons

The SFF Librarian Reviews: A Psalm for the Wild-Built by Becky Chambers

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: A Psalm for the Wild-Built by Becky Chambers

Monsters of Our Time: Review of Eurasian Monsters ed. Margrét Helgadóttir

Monsters of Our Time: Review of Eurasian Monsters ed. Margrét Helgadóttir Alkisti Kallinikou Under Review: Eurasian Monsters. Edited by Margrét Helgadóttir. Fox Spirit Books, December 2020. When I started studying Russian a few months ago, I was driven by my desire to read traditional fairy tales in their original language. Leafing through pages of Slavic … Continue reading Monsters of Our Time: Review of Eurasian Monsters ed. Margrét Helgadóttir