Stories from the Wildfires: A Review of Boys, Beasts, & Men by Sam J. Miller

Stories from the Wildfires: A Review of Boys, Beasts, & Men by Sam J. Miller BC Clark Under Review:Boys, Beasts, & Men. Sam J. Miller. Tachyon Publications, June 14, 2022. Sam J. Miller’s stories collected in Boys, Beasts, & Men are fire in about the same way a blast furnace is. They are full of … Continue reading Stories from the Wildfires: A Review of Boys, Beasts, & Men by Sam J. Miller

The Post-pandemic World and the Virus of the Mind: Review of Tabish Khair’s The Body by the Shore

The Post-pandemic World and the Virus of the Mind: Review of Tabish Khair’s The Body by the Shore Om Prakash Dwivedi Under Review:The Body By The Shore. Tabish Khair. Interlink Publishing, June 7, 2022. What happens when bodies are used as a commodity for medical experiments – controlled, dominated and pained, fuelled with drugs, disliked … Continue reading The Post-pandemic World and the Virus of the Mind: Review of Tabish Khair’s The Body by the Shore

On Missing Things: Review of E. Saxey’s Lost in the Archives

On Missing Things: Review of E. Saxey’s Lost in the Archives Kae Petrin Under Review:Lost in the Archive: Speculative Stories. E. Saxey. Lethe Press, May 15, 2022. Everything important goes missing in E. Saxey’s Lost in the Archives.  The speculative collection tells unsettling tales that span the 16th century to eerie futures. The collection has … Continue reading On Missing Things: Review of E. Saxey’s Lost in the Archives

That’s No Man on the Moon: Review of Erin Swan’s Walk the Vanished Earth

That’s No Man on the Moon: Review of Erin Swan’s Walk the Vanished Earth hvnly Under Review:Walk the Vanished Earth. Erin Swan. Viking, May 31, 2022. The end of the world comes so quickly. We’ve been watching the slow crawl towards destruction for decades. The ocean claims more and more of the sandy beaches we … Continue reading That’s No Man on the Moon: Review of Erin Swan’s Walk the Vanished Earth

I’ll Love You in This Space and Time: Review of The Memory Librarian and Other Stories of Dirty Computer by Janelle Monáe

I’ll Love You in This Space and Time: Review of The Memory Librarian and Other Stories of Dirty Computer by Janelle Monáe (with Alaya Dawn Johnson, Danny Lore, Eve L. Ewing, Yohanca Delgado, and Sheree Renée Thomas) Jeremy Brett Under Review: The Memory Librarian and Other Stories of Dirty Computer. Janelle Monáe. Harper Voyager, April … Continue reading I’ll Love You in This Space and Time: Review of The Memory Librarian and Other Stories of Dirty Computer by Janelle Monáe

Conspiracy in the Solar System: Review of Mercury Rising by R.W.W. Greene

Conspiracy in the Solar System: Review of Mercury Rising by R.W.W. Greene PS Livingstone Under Review:Mercury Rising. R.W.W. Greene. Angry Robot, May 10, 2022. Set in an alternative past, R.W.W. Greene’s Mercury Rising explores a version of history where Kennedy didn’t die, and although the book doesn’t focus too much on major historical events as … Continue reading Conspiracy in the Solar System: Review of Mercury Rising by R.W.W. Greene

Glitter in the Rug: Review of Battle of the Linguist Mages by Scotto Moore

Glitter in the Rug: Review of Battle of the Linguist Mages by Scotto Moore Clara Cohen Under Review:Battle of the Linguist Mages. Scotto Moore. Tordotcom, January 2022. The title of this book is a bit misleading. Despite the many battles between linguist mages which explode regularly off the page, accompanied by showers of sparkles and … Continue reading Glitter in the Rug: Review of Battle of the Linguist Mages by Scotto Moore

The Tide of Life: Review of Spear by Nicola Griffith

The Tide of Life: Review of Spear by Nicola Griffith Jeremy Brett Under Review:Spear. By Nicola Griffith. Tordotcom, April 19, 2022. Nicola Griffith has dazzled us before with her exploration of a Dark Age Britain through the eyes of a redoubtable character of intense observation and strength. With the wonderful Hild, Griffith told the story … Continue reading The Tide of Life: Review of Spear by Nicola Griffith

Anxieties, Alienation, and Vampires: A Review of Woman, Eating by Claire Kohda

Anxieties, Alienation, and Vampires: A Review of Woman, Eating by Claire Kohda Oohini Samanta Under Review:Woman, Eating. Claire Kohda. HarperVia, 19 April, 2022. Claire Kohda’s debut novel Woman, Eating interrogates some of the conventional paradigms of the ‘vampire’ trope by re-envisioning them from the vantage point of a mixed-heritage female vampire. The 23-year-old Lydia, a … Continue reading Anxieties, Alienation, and Vampires: A Review of Woman, Eating by Claire Kohda

Longing for What We Never Had: A Review of Emily St John Mandel’s Sea of Tranquility

Longing for What We Never Had: A Review of Emily St John Mandel’s Sea of Tranquility Ben Berman Ghan Under Review:Sea of Tranquility. Emily St. John Mandel. Knopf, April 5, 2022. Within Emily St John Mandel’s Sea of Tranquility, time is a mountain you climb, callouses forming along tired and bloody fingers, giddy from the … Continue reading Longing for What We Never Had: A Review of Emily St John Mandel’s Sea of Tranquility