Restoring the Future: Review of Wild by Design by Laura J. Martin

Restoring the Future: Review of Wild by Design by Laura J. Martin Celeste Pepitone-Nahas Under Review:Wild by Design: The Rise of Ecological Restoration. Laura J. Martin. Harvard University Press, May 17, 2022. A recent study warned there could be as many as 15,000 new viruses in the next 50 years, and that climate change is … Continue reading Restoring the Future: Review of Wild by Design by Laura J. Martin

Climate Change Lurking Behind Every Corner: Review of Mark Bould’s The Anthropocene Unconscious

Climate Change Lurking Behind Every Corner: Review of Mark Bould’s The Anthropocene Unconscious Fabius Mayland Under Review:The Anthropocene Unconscious: Climate Catastrophe Culture. Mark Bould. Verso Books, November 2021. Introduction The impending ecological disasters that we are faced with will, with some likelihood, prove to be the fulcrum of human history, certainly of the post-war period. … Continue reading Climate Change Lurking Behind Every Corner: Review of Mark Bould’s The Anthropocene Unconscious

A Brand New Kind of Castaway: Review of The Stranding by Kate Sawyer

A Brand New Kind of Castaway: Review of The Stranding by Kate Sawyer Natasha C. Calder Under Review: The Stranding. By Kate Sawyer. Hodder & Stoughton, June 24, 2021. From Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe to Andy Weir's The Martian, castaway narratives have long been a mainstay of popular fiction. Meriting their own genre—the robinsonade—they take … Continue reading A Brand New Kind of Castaway: Review of The Stranding by Kate Sawyer

The SFF Librarian Reviews: The Actual Star by Monica Byrne

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: The Actual Star by Monica Byrne

The SFF Librarian Reviews: Appleseed by Matt Bell

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: Appleseed by Matt Bell

The SFF Librarian Reviews: The Past Is Red by Catherynne M. Valente

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: The Past Is Red by Catherynne M. Valente

The Tangible and Ephemeral Intimacies of Climate Fiction: Review of The Annual Migration of Clouds by Premee Mohamed

The Tangible and Ephemeral Intimacies of Climate Fiction: Review of The Annual Migration of Clouds by Premee Mohamed Selena Middleton and Kristen Shaw Under Review: The Annual Migration of Clouds. By Premee Mohamed. ECW Press, September 28, 2021. Premee Mohamed's The Annual Migration of Clouds (a novella released this September from the Canadian ECW Press) … Continue reading The Tangible and Ephemeral Intimacies of Climate Fiction: Review of The Annual Migration of Clouds by Premee Mohamed

The Politics of Care: Review of After the Dragons by Cynthia Zhang

The Politics of Care: Review of After the Dragons by Cynthia Zhang Leah Rachel von Essen Under Review: After the Dragons. By Cynthia Zhang. Stelliform Press, August 19, 2021. It’s more than okay for fantasy to be soft. For the same reasons that, in the midst of a pandemic, we fell in love with quiet … Continue reading The Politics of Care: Review of After the Dragons by Cynthia Zhang

Song of a Dying Earth: Review of The Necessity of Stars by E. Catherine Tobler

Song of a Dying Earth: Review of The Necessity of Stars by E. Catherine Tobler Shinjini Dey Under Review: The Necessity of Stars. By E. Catherine Tobler. Neon Hemlock Press, July 20, 2021. E. Catherine Tobler’s The Necessity of Stars is a short first contact narrative where aliens seek sanctuary on an Earth that is … Continue reading Song of a Dying Earth: Review of The Necessity of Stars by E. Catherine Tobler

What Does It Mean to Grieve?: Review of The Impossible Resurrection of Grief by Octavia Cade

What Does it Mean to Grieve?: Review of The Impossible Resurrection of Grief by Octavia Cade Shelby Brewster Under Review: The Impossible Resurrection of Grief. By Octavia Cade. Stelliform Press, May 20, 2021. Content Warning: Suicide Octavia Cade’s new novella, The Impossible Resurrection of Grief, is, appropriately, the story of a pandemic. A vague psychological … Continue reading What Does It Mean to Grieve?: Review of The Impossible Resurrection of Grief by Octavia Cade