Longing for What We Never Had: A Review of Emily St John Mandel’s Sea of Tranquility

Longing for What We Never Had: A Review of Emily St John Mandel’s Sea of Tranquility Ben Berman Ghan Under Review:Sea of Tranquility. Emily St. John Mandel. Knopf, April 5, 2022. Within Emily St John Mandel’s Sea of Tranquility, time is a mountain you climb, callouses forming along tired and bloody fingers, giddy from the … Continue reading Longing for What We Never Had: A Review of Emily St John Mandel’s Sea of Tranquility

A Gasp of What Could Be: A Review of Sarah Blake’s Clean Air

A Gasp of What Could Be: A Review of Sarah Blake’s Clean Air Alexander Pyles Under Review:Clean Air. Sarah Blake. Algonquin Books, February 8, 2022. It might be hard to imagine life after COVID-19: thankfully, fiction is already attempting to capture what it could be. Sarah Blake’s Clean Air imagines what our pandemic could have … Continue reading A Gasp of What Could Be: A Review of Sarah Blake’s Clean Air

Collaboration, Mourning, Growth: Review of Grievers by adrienne maree brown

Collaboration, Mourning, Growth: Review of Grievers by adrienne maree brown Shelby Brewster Under Review: Grievers. By adrienne maree brown. AK Press, September 7, 2021. Grievers is the third plague story I’ve read during the pandemic. (First was Ling Ma’s Severance, then The Impossible Resurrection of Grief by Octavia Cade.) Though brown began writing her first … Continue reading Collaboration, Mourning, Growth: Review of Grievers by adrienne maree brown

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

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