Reading Towards Anti-Racism: Challenging Preconceptions with New Suns

Reading Towards Anti-Racism: Challenging Preconceptions with New Suns Leigha McReynolds One of the responses to the increased urgency and visibility of the Black Lives Matter movement in June 2020 was a call for white people to expand their perspective and interrogate their privilege by reading the work of Black authors. In the field of speculative … Continue reading Reading Towards Anti-Racism: Challenging Preconceptions with New Suns

Collaboration, Mourning, Growth: Review of Grievers by adrienne maree brown

Collaboration, Mourning, Growth: Review of Grievers by adrienne maree brown Shelby Brewster Under Review: Grievers. By adrienne maree brown. AK Press, September 7, 2021. Grievers is the third plague story I’ve read during the pandemic. (First was Ling Ma’s Severance, then The Impossible Resurrection of Grief by Octavia Cade.) Though brown began writing her first … Continue reading Collaboration, Mourning, Growth: Review of Grievers by adrienne maree brown

Brown Women In The Ring: Review of Ring Shout by P. Djèlí Clark

Brown Women In The Ring: Review of Ring Shout by P. Djèlí Clark J. Frank Beane Under Review: Ring Shout. P. Djèlí Clark. Tordotcom, 2020. P. Djèlí Clark’s unapologetically Black novella Ring Shout is an excellent example of a book in the fantasy subgenre of Black magic. Other books in this subgenre include Nalo Hopkinson’s … Continue reading Brown Women In The Ring: Review of Ring Shout by P. Djèlí Clark

Playing in the Dark: Review of The Dark Fantastic: Race and the Imagination from Harry Potter to the Hunger Games by Ebony Elizabeth Thomas

Playing in the Dark: Review of The Dark Fantastic: Race and the Imagination from Harry Potter to the Hunger Games by Ebony Elizabeth Thomas Casey Patterson Under Review: The Dark Fantastic: Race and Imagination from Harry Potter to the Hunger Games. Ebony Elizabeth Thomas. New York University Press, 2019. The study of fan reception has … Continue reading Playing in the Dark: Review of The Dark Fantastic: Race and the Imagination from Harry Potter to the Hunger Games by Ebony Elizabeth Thomas

Review Copy Received: Eboni Dunbar’s Stone and Steel

ARB regularly posts updates about review copies—print and digital—received by the editors and available for review. We receive this as a result of editor-direct outreach to presses to inquire about specific books and topics, as well as via our page describing review copy policy, available here. ARB has a print (paperback) review copy of Eboni … Continue reading Review Copy Received: Eboni Dunbar’s Stone and Steel