A Hot Retired Woman Hero Is Finally on Feminist Science Fiction’s Menu: Review of Cat Rambo’s You Sexy Thing

A Hot Retired Woman Hero Is Finally on Feminist Science Fiction’s Menu: Review of Cat Rambo’s You Sexy Thing Marleen S. Barr Under Review:You Sexy Thing. Cat Rambo. Tor Books, November 2021. Why not expand our definition of the heroic to include a wider scope of virtues and strengths that can be tested by other … Continue reading A Hot Retired Woman Hero Is Finally on Feminist Science Fiction’s Menu: Review of Cat Rambo’s You Sexy Thing

Wiring the Post45 Together: Review of Rachele Dini’s “All-Electric” Narratives

Wiring the Post45 Together: Review of Rachele Dini’s “All-Electric” Narratives: Time-Saving Appliances and Domesticity in American Literature, 1945-2020 Nichole Nomura Under Review:“All-Electric” Narratives: Time-Saving Appliances and Domesticity in American Literature, 1945-2020. Rachele Dini. Bloomsbury Academic, November 2021. The Post45—an academic term, with some baggage, for the study of American literature after 1945—has always struggled to … Continue reading Wiring the Post45 Together: Review of Rachele Dini’s “All-Electric” Narratives

The SFF Librarian Reviews: Flowers for the Sea

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: Flowers for the Sea

Can’t Keep Politics Out Of Comics: Review of Politics In The Gutters by Christina M. Knopf

Can't Keep Politics Out Of Comics: Review of Politics In The Gutters by Christina M. Knopf Christina Wurst Under Review:Politics in the Gutters. Christina M. Knopf. University Press of Mississippi, July 2021. What do comics and American politicians have in common? Many would reply that both belong in the gutters, being either a trashy medium … Continue reading Can’t Keep Politics Out Of Comics: Review of Politics In The Gutters by Christina M. Knopf

The SFF Librarian Reviews: Light Chaser

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 Chaser

Your Own Private Universe: Neal Stephenson, Max Gladstone, and Cyberpunk’s Midlife Crisis

Your Own Private Universe: Neal Stephenson, Max Gladstone, and Cyberpunk’s Midlife Crisis Ursula Whitcher When I was fourteen, I read a full-page review of Neal Stephenson’s novel The Diamond Age in The Oregonian. I remember spreading the newspaper out on my parents’ dining-room table and concluding, “This is a story about a girl my age, … Continue reading Your Own Private Universe: Neal Stephenson, Max Gladstone, and Cyberpunk’s Midlife Crisis

The SFF Librarian Reviews: Dark Breakers by C.S.E. Cooney

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: Dark Breakers by C.S.E. Cooney

Black Genre Fiction Reimagined: Review of Black Pulp by Brooks E. Hefner

 Black Genre Fiction Reimagined: Review of Black Pulp by Brooks E. Hefner Garrett Bridger Gilmore Under Review:Black Pulp. Brooks E. Hefner. University of Minnesota Press, December 2021. In his autobiography The Big Sea Langston Hughes famously opines that despite the fashionable fervor for Black art among white audiences in the 1920s, “the ordinary Negroes hadn’t … Continue reading Black Genre Fiction Reimagined: Review of Black Pulp by Brooks E. Hefner

A Gasp of What Could Be: A Review of Sarah Blake’s Clean Air

A Gasp of What Could Be: A Review of Sarah Blake’s Clean Air Alexander Pyles Under Review:Clean Air. Sarah Blake. Algonquin Books, February 8, 2022. It might be hard to imagine life after COVID-19: thankfully, fiction is already attempting to capture what it could be. Sarah Blake’s Clean Air imagines what our pandemic could have … Continue reading A Gasp of What Could Be: A Review of Sarah Blake’s Clean Air

Swapping the Skin on a Parable: A Review of Tochi Onyebuchi’s Goliath

Swapping the Skin on a Parable: A Review of Tochi Onyebuchi’s Goliath Madhumati Chowdhury Under Review:Goliath. Tochi Onyebuchi. Tordotcom, January 25, 2022. The biblical tale of David versus Goliath is one of the first underdog tales to have existed. And, as is with any underdog tale, one must always keenly inspect the context in which … Continue reading Swapping the Skin on a Parable: A Review of Tochi Onyebuchi’s Goliath