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

Cold War Dragons and Everyday Magic: Review of Burn by Patrick Ness

Cold War Dragons and Everyday Magic: Review of Burn by Patrick Ness Ibtisam Ahmed Under Review: Burn. Patrick Ness. Quill Tree Books, 2020. At its best, speculative fiction is a wonderfully paradoxical genre. Amidst the vibrant worldbuilding and lore lies an ability to poignantly reflect on issues pertaining to the real world. So, when I … Continue reading Cold War Dragons and Everyday Magic: Review of Burn by Patrick Ness