The SFF Librarian Reviews, Feb. 2021

The SFF Librarian Reviews, Feb. 2021 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 … Continue reading The SFF Librarian Reviews, Feb. 2021

That Wascally Wabbit: Review of American Trickster: Trauma, Tradition, and Brer Rabbit by Emily Zobel Marshall

That Wascally Wabbit: Review of American Trickster: Trauma, Tradition, and Brer Rabbit by Emily Zobel Marshall Matthew Teutsch Under Review: American Trickster: Trauma, Tradition, and Brer Rabbit. Emily Zobel Marshall. Rowman & Littlefield, 2019. As a kid, I watched Bugs Bunny play his “wascally” tricks on Elmer Fudd, Yosemite Sam, and other characters. I never … Continue reading That Wascally Wabbit: Review of American Trickster: Trauma, Tradition, and Brer Rabbit by Emily Zobel Marshall

The Library Coven: Bruja Born by Zoraida Córdova

The Library Coven: Bruja Born by Zoraida Córdova Kelly J. Drumright  Review adapted from from The Library Coven, episode 38, published 6 October 2020 The second book in Zoraida Córdova’s Brooklyn Brujas series takes place six months after the events of the first novel, Labyrinth Lost. After a fatal accident that upends not only her … Continue reading The Library Coven: Bruja Born by Zoraida Córdova

Cold War Dragons and Everyday Magic: Review of Burn by Patrick Ness

Cold War Dragons and Everyday Magic: Review of Burn by Patrick Ness Ibtisam Ahmed Under Review: Burn. Patrick Ness. Quill Tree Books, 2020. At its best, speculative fiction is a wonderfully paradoxical genre. Amidst the vibrant worldbuilding and lore lies an ability to poignantly reflect on issues pertaining to the real world. So, when I … Continue reading Cold War Dragons and Everyday Magic: Review of Burn by Patrick Ness

Queer Moon Rising / “Too expansive to be contained”: The Queer Collaboration of The Were-Wolf (1896)

“Too expansive to be contained”: The Queer Collaboration of The Were-Wolf (1896) Marisa Mercurio The late nineteenth century in Britain is an era characterized by social-political movements and emergent identities: the demand for suffrage burgeoned with first-wave feminism; the fin-de-siècle Decadent movement declared the imperative of art for art’s sake; the New Woman, lampooned by … Continue reading Queer Moon Rising / “Too expansive to be contained”: The Queer Collaboration of The Were-Wolf (1896)

One Worth Fighting For: Review of Fighting for the Future: Essays on Star Trek: Discovery edited by Sabrina Mittermeier and Mareike Spychala

One Worth Fighting For: Review of Fighting for the Future: Essays on Star Trek: Discovery edited by Sabrina Mittermeier and Mareike Spychala Jessica Seymour Under Review: Fighting for the Future, Essays on Star Trek: Discovery. Edited by Sabrina Mittermeier and Mareike Spychala. Liverpool University Press, 2020. The Star Trek: Discovery series is one of the … Continue reading One Worth Fighting For: Review of Fighting for the Future: Essays on Star Trek: Discovery edited by Sabrina Mittermeier and Mareike Spychala

Golem of Memory: Revolutionary Interruptions, Railway Imaginaries, and China Miéville’s Bas Lag

Golem of Memory: Revolutionary Interruptions, Railway Imaginaries, and China Miéville’s Bas Lag Nandini Ramachandran I. Trains of Thought The railroad has been an icon of orderly progress for two centuries. Tracking commentary on it is like reading a greatest hits album put out by the Patriarchs of Social Theory—Marx, Weber, Foucault, Latour—for all of whom … Continue reading Golem of Memory: Revolutionary Interruptions, Railway Imaginaries, and China Miéville’s Bas Lag

Even This Is Too Good to be True: Review of The Ministry for the Future by Kim Stanley Robinson

Even This Is Too Good to be True: Review of The Ministry for the Future by Kim Stanley Robinson Stephen Saperstein Frug Under Review: The Ministry for the Future. Kim Stanley Robinson. Orbit, 2020. In the apocalyptic landscape of late postmodernism, it has become commonplace for novels to incorporate multiple genres or modes: novels will … Continue reading Even This Is Too Good to be True: Review of The Ministry for the Future by Kim Stanley Robinson

The SFF Librarian Reviews, Jan. 2021

The SFF Librarian Reviews, Jan. 2021 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 … Continue reading The SFF Librarian Reviews, Jan. 2021

America’s Broken Dreams: Review of Worked Over: How Round-the-Clock Work is Killing the American Dream by Jamie K. McCallum

America’s Broken Dreams: Review of Worked Over: How Round-the-Clock Work is Killing the American Dream by Jamie K. McCallum Joseph Hurtgen Under Review: Worked Over: How Round-the-Clock Work is Killing the American Dream. Jamie K. McCallum. Basic Books, 2020. “The greatness of a nation can be judged by how it treats its weakest member.” - Gandhi“Ours steals their money.” – Jamie McCallum The … Continue reading America’s Broken Dreams: Review of Worked Over: How Round-the-Clock Work is Killing the American Dream by Jamie K. McCallum