The SFF Librarian Reviews: A Master of Djinn by P. Djèlí Clark

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: A Master of Djinn by P. Djèlí Clark

The SFF Librarian Reviews: Wendy, Darling by A.C. Wise

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: Wendy, Darling by A.C. Wise

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

Prayers, Justice, and a Spot of Tea: Review of The Witness for the Dead by Katherine Addison

Prayers, Justice, and a Spot of Tea: Review of The Witness for the Dead by Katherine Addison Jake Casella Brookins Under Review: The Witness for the Dead. By Katherine Addison. Tor Books, June 22, 2021. Hopepunk is a genre I’m occasionally skeptical of. Not of its goals, but of its existence as a movement: despite … Continue reading Prayers, Justice, and a Spot of Tea: Review of The Witness for the Dead by Katherine Addison

Cannibal Nuns and the Problem of Blood: Review of Star Eater by Kerstin Hall

Cannibal Nuns and the Problem of Blood: Review of Star Eater by Kerstin Hall Zachary Gillan Under Review: Star Eater. By Kerstin Hall. Tordotcom, June 22, 2021. Fantasy has a blood problem. I don’t mean gore, although the genre's relationship to violence also bears examining, but genealogy: a disturbingly common emphasis on lineages and bloodlines, … Continue reading Cannibal Nuns and the Problem of Blood: Review of Star Eater by Kerstin Hall

A Fantastical Journey to Finding Yourself: Review of The Tangleroot Palace by Marjorie Liu

A Fantastical Journey to Finding Yourself: Review of The Tangleroot Palace by Marjorie Liu Anke Marie Bock Under Review: The Tangleroot Palace: Stories. By Marjorie Liu. Tachyon Publications, June 15, 2021. When setting out to read Marjorie Liu’s newest piece of literature, you may not know what to expect from this well-known Marvel comic book … Continue reading A Fantastical Journey to Finding Yourself: Review of The Tangleroot Palace by Marjorie Liu

Wayward Lives and Paper Hearts: Review of The Chosen and the Beautiful by Nghi Vo

Wayward Lives and Paper Hearts: Review of The Chosen and the Beautiful by Nghi Vo Sam Botz Under Review: The Chosen and the Beautiful. By Nghi Vo. Tordotcom, June 6, 2021. Jordan Baker has a gift for listening, for drawing out others’ secret truths like spun sugar, but rarely is she told a story with … Continue reading Wayward Lives and Paper Hearts: Review of The Chosen and the Beautiful by Nghi Vo

The Library Coven: Bruja Born by Zoraida Córdova

The Library Coven: Bruja Born by Zoraida Córdova Kelly J. Drumright  Review adapted from from The Library Coven, episode 38, published 6 October 2020 The second book in Zoraida Córdova’s Brooklyn Brujas series takes place six months after the events of the first novel, Labyrinth Lost. After a fatal accident that upends not only her … Continue reading The Library Coven: Bruja Born by Zoraida Córdova

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

The Library Coven: Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Córdova

The Library Coven: Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Córdova Kelly J. Drumright  Review adapted from Episode 28 of The Library Coven podcast, published December 3, 2019 The first installment of the Brooklyn Brujas trilogy transports readers to a reimagined contemporary world full of magic, where we meet Alex Mortiz, an Encantrix (basically a super-bruja) who attempts … Continue reading The Library Coven: Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Córdova