The SFF Librarian Reviews: Black Water Sister by Zen Cho

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: Black Water Sister by Zen Cho

Panopticon Blues: Review of In the Watchful City by S. Qiouyi Lu

Panopticon Blues: Review of In the Watchful City by S. Qiouyi Lu Zachary Gillan Under Review: In the Watchful City. By S. Qiouyi Lu. Tordotcom, August 31, 2021. There is no setting I love more than a weird city, and there’s no kind of weird city I love more than one in the tradition of … Continue reading Panopticon Blues: Review of In the Watchful City by S. Qiouyi Lu

The SFF Librarian Reviews: A Master of Djinn by P. Djèlí Clark

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 Master of Djinn by P. Djèlí Clark

Queer Hope is a Half-formed Being: Review of Never Have I Ever by Isabel Yap

Queer Hope is a Half-formed Being: Review of Never Have I Ever by Isabel Yap Pranavi A R Under Review: Never Have I Ever. By Isabel Yap. Small Beer Press, February 23, 2021. Have you ever wanted to hold something so tight but are afraid of crushing it, so you hold it and you don’t … Continue reading Queer Hope is a Half-formed Being: Review of Never Have I Ever by Isabel Yap

The SFF Librarian Reviews: Wendy, Darling by A.C. Wise

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: Wendy, Darling by A.C. Wise

The SFF Librarian Reviews: The Animals in That Country by Laura McKay

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: The Animals in That Country by Laura McKay

The Politics of Care: Review of After the Dragons by Cynthia Zhang

The Politics of Care: Review of After the Dragons by Cynthia Zhang Leah Rachel von Essen Under Review: After the Dragons. By Cynthia Zhang. Stelliform Press, August 19, 2021. It’s more than okay for fantasy to be soft. For the same reasons that, in the midst of a pandemic, we fell in love with quiet … Continue reading The Politics of Care: Review of After the Dragons by Cynthia Zhang

Song of a Dying Earth: Review of The Necessity of Stars by E. Catherine Tobler

Song of a Dying Earth: Review of The Necessity of Stars by E. Catherine Tobler Shinjini Dey Under Review: The Necessity of Stars. By E. Catherine Tobler. Neon Hemlock Press, July 20, 2021. E. Catherine Tobler’s The Necessity of Stars is a short first contact narrative where aliens seek sanctuary on an Earth that is … Continue reading Song of a Dying Earth: Review of The Necessity of Stars by E. Catherine Tobler

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

Cannibal Nuns and the Problem of Blood: Review of Star Eater by Kerstin Hall

Cannibal Nuns and the Problem of Blood: Review of Star Eater by Kerstin Hall Zachary Gillan Under Review: Star Eater. By Kerstin Hall. Tordotcom, June 22, 2021. Fantasy has a blood problem. I don’t mean gore, although the genre's relationship to violence also bears examining, but genealogy: a disturbingly common emphasis on lineages and bloodlines, … Continue reading Cannibal Nuns and the Problem of Blood: Review of Star Eater by Kerstin Hall