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

Queer Moon Rising: Shape-Shifting Sideways in The Devourers by Indra Das

Queer Moon Rising: Shape-Shifting Sideways in The Devourers by Indra Das Marisa Mercurio Across India, in Kolkata and in quiet hinterlands, werewolves roam. And they are taking notes. In Indra Das’s debut novel The Devourers (2015), professor of history Alok Mukherjee encounters a stranger who declares himself half-werewolf. The stranger tasks him with transcribing a … Continue reading Queer Moon Rising: Shape-Shifting Sideways in The Devourers by Indra Das

ARB Recommends: From the Intellect Books 2020 Catalog

ARB Recommends is a regular column of ARB that covers seasonal catalogs from indie, trade, and academic publishers, highlighting the kinds of books our editors, contributors, and readers want to read. As a publication devoted to radical critical engagement with the world—and devoted to reviewing books and media that do this—it only makes sense for ARB … Continue reading ARB Recommends: From the Intellect Books 2020 Catalog

The SFF Librarian Reviews, Nov. 2020

The SFF Librarian Reviews, Nov. 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, Nov. 2020

ARB Recommends: From the Duke University Press Fall 2020 Catalog

ARB Recommends is a regular column of ARB that covers seasonal catalogs from indie, trade, and academic publishers, highlighting the kinds of books our editors, contributors, and readers want to read. As a publication devoted to radical critical engagement with the world—and devoted to reviewing books and media that do this—it only makes sense for … Continue reading ARB Recommends: From the Duke University Press Fall 2020 Catalog

ARB Recommends: From the Tor/Forge Fall 2020 Catalog

ARB Recommends is a regular column of ARB that covers seasonal catalogs from indie, trade, and academic publishers, highlighting the kinds of books our editors, contributors, and readers want to read. As a publication devoted to radical critical engagement with the world—and devoted to reviewing books and media that do this—it only makes sense for … Continue reading ARB Recommends: From the Tor/Forge Fall 2020 Catalog