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

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

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

She’s Got That Pirate Salt: Review of The Voyages of Cinrak the Dapper by A.J. Fitzwater

She's Got That Pirate Salt: Review of The Voyages of Cinrak the Dapper by A.J. Fitzwater Jennifer Jodell Under Review: The Voyages of Cinrak the Dapper. By A.J. Fitzwater. Queen of Swords Press, April 2020. A. J. Fitzwater’s The Voyages of Cinrak the Dapper is a joyful collection of seven linked stories chronicling the life … Continue reading She’s Got That Pirate Salt: Review of The Voyages of Cinrak the Dapper by A.J. Fitzwater

The Call Is Coming From Inside the House: Review of Tell Me I’m Worthless by Alison Rumfitt

The Call Is Coming From Inside the House: Review of Tell Me I'm Worthless by Alison Rumfitt Sam Botz Under Review: Tell Me I'm Worthless. By Alison Rumfitt. Cipher Press, October 28, 2021. In early September, The Guardian published an interview with the philosopher Judith Butler under the headline, “We need to rethink the category … Continue reading The Call Is Coming From Inside the House: Review of Tell Me I’m Worthless by Alison Rumfitt

A Brand New Kind of Castaway: Review of The Stranding by Kate Sawyer

A Brand New Kind of Castaway: Review of The Stranding by Kate Sawyer Natasha C. Calder Under Review: The Stranding. By Kate Sawyer. Hodder & Stoughton, June 24, 2021. From Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe to Andy Weir's The Martian, castaway narratives have long been a mainstay of popular fiction. Meriting their own genre—the robinsonade—they take … Continue reading A Brand New Kind of Castaway: Review of The Stranding by Kate Sawyer