Layers of Choice: Discussing The City Inside with Samit Basu

Layers of Choice: Discussing The City Inside with Samit Basu Misha Grifka Wander As the world grows more complicated, and for many people, more dangerous, it also becomes more tempting for those with privilege to turn their gaze away. Samit Basu’s new novel The City Inside explores this temptation from the perspective of two residents … Continue reading Layers of Choice: Discussing The City Inside with Samit Basu

The Trouble with Writing About the End of the World: A Review of Andrew DeYoung’s The Temps

The Trouble with Writing About the End of the World: A Review of Andrew DeYoung’s The Temps Adam P. Newton Under Review:The Temps. Andrew DeYoung. Keylight Books, March 29, 2022. Writing a book about the end of the world in 2022 can’t be easy. Telling a story wherein millions of people die under mysterious circumstances … Continue reading The Trouble with Writing About the End of the World: A Review of Andrew DeYoung’s The Temps

Swapping the Skin on a Parable: A Review of Tochi Onyebuchi’s Goliath

Swapping the Skin on a Parable: A Review of Tochi Onyebuchi’s Goliath Madhumati Chowdhury Under Review:Goliath. Tochi Onyebuchi. Tordotcom, January 25, 2022. The biblical tale of David versus Goliath is one of the first underdog tales to have existed. And, as is with any underdog tale, one must always keenly inspect the context in which … Continue reading Swapping the Skin on a Parable: A Review of Tochi Onyebuchi’s Goliath

The Many Roads to Revolution: Review of Paperclip by Seb Doubinsky

The Many Roads to Revolution: Review of Paperclip by Seb Doubinsky Franco Romero Under Review: Paperclip. By Seb Doubinsky. Meerkat Press, August 2021. Is a revolution possible for a population that is increasingly isolated, lonely, and confused? If a population cannot see itself as a collective, what will fill that void? Even if a mass … Continue reading The Many Roads to Revolution: Review of Paperclip by Seb Doubinsky

The SFF Librarian Reviews: The Animals in That Country by Laura McKay

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 Animals in That Country by Laura McKay

Dehumanized Labor: Review of Machinehood by S.B. Divya

Dehumanized Labor: Review of Machinehood by S.B. Divya Shinjini Dey Under Review: Machinehood. By S.B. Divya. Gallery/Saga Press, 2021. S.B. Divya’s Machinehood opens with a jibe about the moniker “smart”, quickly moving to the streets of Chennai and to our protagonist, Welga—an culinary aesthete, an atheist, and a prominent cis woman with an implanted artificial … Continue reading Dehumanized Labor: Review of Machinehood by S.B. Divya

Review Copy Available: C.M. Taylor’s City of O

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 been offered a review copy of C.M. … Continue reading Review Copy Available: C.M. Taylor’s City of O

Review Copy Received: Gautam Bhatia’s The Wall

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. Update (10.18.2020): A reviewer has been secured for this … Continue reading Review Copy Received: Gautam Bhatia’s The Wall