Queer Moon Rising / Bites and Binaries: Traversing Gender in Ginger Snaps (2000)

Bites and Binaries: Traversing Gender in Ginger Snaps (2000) Marisa Mercurio “Can this happen to a normal woman?” asks an ad playing over the Fitzgerald sisters’ bedroom TV. Their candlelit room centers two beds beside one another, the clinical metal frames personalized with hanging beads and purple tie-dye blankets. Photographs cover the wall between them. … Continue reading Queer Moon Rising / Bites and Binaries: Traversing Gender in Ginger Snaps (2000)

The SFF Librarian Reviews, Mar. 2021

The SFF Librarian Reviews, Mar. 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, Mar. 2021

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

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

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)

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

Queer Moon Rising / The Love of a Good Woman Won’t Save You: Queer Narratives in An American Werewolf in London (1981)

The Love of a Good Woman Won’t Save You: Queer Narratives in An American Werewolf in London (1981) Marisa Mercurio Content warning: Transphobia is discussed and homophobic language is referred to.  “Now, I’m no longer alone,” croons Bobby Vinton. “Without a dream in my heart, without a love of my own.” Slow and desirous, the … Continue reading Queer Moon Rising / The Love of a Good Woman Won’t Save You: Queer Narratives in An American Werewolf in London (1981)

The SFF Librarian Reviews, Dec. 2020

The SFF Librarian Reviews, Dec. 2020 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 and fantasy librarian for one of the world's largest SFF collection, I come across a lot of wonderful work in these genres. I love … Continue reading The SFF Librarian Reviews, Dec. 2020

ARB Guide to (Alternate) Histories of Black Autonomous Communities in the U.S.

ARB Guide to (Alternate) Histories of Black Autonomous Communities in the U.S. Ellie Campbell Recent films like Black Panther and television shows like Watchmen and Lovecraft Country have sparked popular interest in imagining fictional Black nations, such as Wakanda, and historical communities like Black Wall Street in Tulsa, Oklahoma. But speculative fiction authors and radical … Continue reading ARB Guide to (Alternate) Histories of Black Autonomous Communities in the U.S.

The Library Coven: Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Córdova

The Library Coven: Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Córdova Kelly J. Drumright  Review adapted from Episode 28 of The Library Coven podcast, published December 3, 2019 The first installment of the Brooklyn Brujas trilogy transports readers to a reimagined contemporary world full of magic, where we meet Alex Mortiz, an Encantrix (basically a super-bruja) who attempts … Continue reading The Library Coven: Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Córdova