Imagination as a Tool of Resistance: A Review of Fantasy and Myth in the Anthropocene

Imagination as a Tool of Resistance: A Review of Fantasy and Myth in the Anthropocene Amber Troska Under Review:Fantasy and Myth in the Anthropocene: Imagining Futures and Dreaming Hope in Literature and Media. Edited by Marek Oziewicz, Brian Attebery, & Tereza Dedinová. Bloomsbury Academic, April 2022. We live in a geological age that we call … Continue reading Imagination as a Tool of Resistance: A Review of Fantasy and Myth in the Anthropocene

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

Treading Old Journeys Anew: Review of Worlds of Exile and Illusion by Ursula K. Le Guin

Treading Old Journeys Anew: Review of Worlds of Exile and Illusion by Ursula K. Le Guin Frank Rudiger Lopes Under Review:Worlds of Exile and Illlusion. Ursula K. Le Guin. Tor Books, March 2022. Ursula K. Le Guin’s work is always worth visiting and revisiting, from her famous The Dispossessed and The Left Hand of Darkness … Continue reading Treading Old Journeys Anew: Review of Worlds of Exile and Illusion by Ursula K. Le Guin

Pre-Dead Bodies: A Review of EV Knight’s Three Days in the Pink Tower

Pre-Dead Bodies: A Review of EV Knight’s Three Days in the Pink Tower Diana Hurlburt Under Review:Three Days in the Pink Tower. EV Knight. Creature Publishing, July 12 2022. Content warning: this title and this review contain explicit reference to sexual assault. Considering EV Knight’s Three Days in the Pink Tower within Roe v. Wade’s … Continue reading Pre-Dead Bodies: A Review of EV Knight’s Three Days in the Pink Tower

A Revolutionary Wave: Review of JJ Amaworo Wilson’s Nazaré

A Revolutionary Wave: Review of JJ Amaworo Wilson’s Nazaré Fabio Fernandes Under Review:Nazaré. JJ Amaworo Wilson. PM Press, 2021. First, let me explain one thing to you, reader: this is a review written by a person born and raised in a Third World country. As a Brazilian citizen, whose first language is Portuguese (our only … Continue reading A Revolutionary Wave: Review of JJ Amaworo Wilson’s Nazaré

Plowing the Field: Review of Robert Zacharias, Reading Mennonite Writing

Plowing the Field: Review of Robert Zacharias, Reading Mennonite Writing: A Study in Minor Transnationalism Daniel Shank Cruz Under Review:Reading Mennonite Writing: A Study in Minor Transnationalism. Robert Zacharias. Penn State University Press, April 2022. Reading Mennonite Writing: A Study in Minor Transnationalism is Robert Zacharias’s third book on Mennonite literature, after Rewriting the Break … Continue reading Plowing the Field: Review of Robert Zacharias, Reading Mennonite Writing

Soft Skills and Skeletal Remains: Review of Jordan S. Carroll’s Reading the Obscene

Soft Skills and Skeletal Remains: Review of Jordan S. Carroll, Reading the Obscene Robert Kiely Under Review:Reading the Obscene: Transgressive Editors and the Class Politics of Us Literature. Jordan S. Carroll. Stanford University Press, 2021. Jordan S. Carroll’s Reading the Obscene completely debunks the notion that transgression is “inherently sublime and subversive.” What is new … Continue reading Soft Skills and Skeletal Remains: Review of Jordan S. Carroll’s Reading the Obscene