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