How to Be Happy Wherever You Are: A Review of Kelly Robson’s High Times in the Low Parliament

How to Be Happy Wherever You Are: A Review of Kelly Robson’s High Times in the Low Parliament Amber Troska Under Review:High Times in the Low Parliament. Kelly Robson. Tordotcom Publishing, August 2022. Stoner and slacker comedies are not my favorite kind of humor. I like them just fine, but they’re often similar in a … Continue reading How to Be Happy Wherever You Are: A Review of Kelly Robson’s High Times in the Low Parliament

Do Lyctors Dream of Undead Dykes? Review of Nona the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir

Do Lyctors Dream of Undead Dykes? Review of Nona the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir Sam Botz Under Review:Nona the Ninth. Tamsyn Muir. Tordotcom Publishing, September 13, 2022. As countless reviewers before me have observed, it is devilishly difficult to describe Tamsyn Muir’s Locked Tomb series to the uninitiated. Yes, they feature lesbian necromancers in space, … Continue reading Do Lyctors Dream of Undead Dykes? Review of Nona the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir

A Ship is a Dream of Whispers: A Review of Eversion by Alastair Reynolds

A Ship is a Dream of Whispers: A Review of Eversion by Alastair Reynolds Daniel A. Rabuzzi Under Review:Eversion. Alastair Reynolds. Orbit, August 2, 2022. In Eversion, his twentieth novel, Alastair Reynolds interleaves reflections on selfhood, agency, and the possibilities of narrative within a cracking yarn of nautical adventure and a mysterious edifice. The titular … Continue reading A Ship is a Dream of Whispers: A Review of Eversion by Alastair Reynolds

Fantastical Acceptance: A Review of A Strange and Stubborn Endurance

Fantastical Acceptance: A Review of A Strange and Stubborn Endurance Misha Grifka Wander Under Review:A Strange and Stubborn Endurance. Foz Meadows. Tor Books, July 26, 2022. One of the thrills of writing fantasy is making worlds unlike our own—worlds where, for instance, queerness is commonplace and people have the guaranteed right to declare their own … Continue reading Fantastical Acceptance: A Review of A Strange and Stubborn Endurance

Hollow Bones: A Review of Alan Heathcock’s 40

Hollow Bones: A Review of Alan Heathcock’s 40 hvnly Under Review:40. Alan Heathcock. MCD, August 2, 2022. As a freshman in college, shouting to be heard in the bowels of a fraternity, I began the first round in an endless argument that has continued, with waxing and waning regularity, ever since. The specifics change, but … Continue reading Hollow Bones: A Review of Alan Heathcock’s 40

Life in the Future: Plants, Children, and More in Sim Kern’s Real Sugar is Hard to Find

Life in the Future: Plants, Children, and More in Sim Kern’s Real Sugar is Hard to Find Misha Grifka Under Review:Real Sugar Is Hard To Find. Sim Kern. Android Press, August 1. I read the first story in Sim Kern’s Real Sugar Is Hard to Find, and had to put the book down and walk … Continue reading Life in the Future: Plants, Children, and More in Sim Kern’s Real Sugar is Hard to Find

With Empathy and Imagination: a Review of Everything For Everyone by M.E. O’Brien & Eman Abdelhadi

With Empathy and Imagination: a Review of Everything For Everyone: An Oral History of the New York Commune, 2052–2072 by M.E. O'Brien & Eman Abdelhadi Ben Berman Ghan Under Review:Everything For Everyone: An Oral History of the New York Commune, 2052-2072. M.E. O'Brien & Eman Abdelhadi. Common Notions, August 2, 2022. The world loves a … Continue reading With Empathy and Imagination: a Review of Everything For Everyone by M.E. O’Brien & Eman Abdelhadi

Coming Home to Folk Horror: A Review of C. A. Fletcher’s Dead Water

Coming Home to Folk Horror: A Review of C. A. Fletcher’s Dead Water Bren Ram Under Review:Dead Water. C.A. Fletcher. Redhook, July 19, 2022. C. A. Fletcher’s Dead Water is the kind of novel that, were it even slightly less confident in its characters, could have easily slipped into the dull tropes of the classic … Continue reading Coming Home to Folk Horror: A Review of C. A. Fletcher’s Dead Water

This is Not My Beautiful Wife: Review of Our Wives Under the Sea by Julia Armfield

This is Not My Beautiful Wife: Review of Our Wives Under the Sea by Julia Armfield Sam Botz Under Review:Our Wives Under the Sea. Julia Armfield. Flatiron Books, July 12, 2022. “Every horror movie ends the way you know it will.” And what is love, Julia Armfield’s debut novel asks, if not a kind of … Continue reading This is Not My Beautiful Wife: Review of Our Wives Under the Sea by Julia Armfield

United in Pain and Fear: Review of We Are Happy, We Are Doomed by Kurt Fawver

United in Pain and Fear: Review of We Are Happy, We Are Doomed by Kurt Fawver Zachary Gillan Under Review:We Are Happy, We Are Doomed. Kurt Fawver. Grimscribe Press, December 2021. If, as Darko Suvin would have it, science fiction is rigidly defined by currently-understood science, we might think of weird fiction as the anti-science-fiction, … Continue reading United in Pain and Fear: Review of We Are Happy, We Are Doomed by Kurt Fawver