How to Be Happy Wherever You Are: A Review of Kelly Robson’s High Times in the Low Parliament

How to Be Happy Wherever You Are: A Review of Kelly Robson’s High Times in the Low Parliament Amber Troska Under Review:High Times in the Low Parliament. Kelly Robson. Tordotcom Publishing, August 2022. Stoner and slacker comedies are not my favorite kind of humor. I like them just fine, but they’re often similar in a … Continue reading How to Be Happy Wherever You Are: A Review of Kelly Robson’s High Times in the Low Parliament

Fantastical Acceptance: A Review of A Strange and Stubborn Endurance

Fantastical Acceptance: A Review of A Strange and Stubborn Endurance Misha Grifka Wander Under Review:A Strange and Stubborn Endurance. Foz Meadows. Tor Books, July 26, 2022. One of the thrills of writing fantasy is making worlds unlike our own—worlds where, for instance, queerness is commonplace and people have the guaranteed right to declare their own … Continue reading Fantastical Acceptance: A Review of A Strange and Stubborn Endurance

Life in the Future: Plants, Children, and More in Sim Kern’s Real Sugar is Hard to Find

Life in the Future: Plants, Children, and More in Sim Kern’s Real Sugar is Hard to Find Misha Grifka Under Review:Real Sugar Is Hard To Find. Sim Kern. Android Press, August 1. I read the first story in Sim Kern’s Real Sugar Is Hard to Find, and had to put the book down and walk … Continue reading Life in the Future: Plants, Children, and More in Sim Kern’s Real Sugar is Hard to Find

Stories from the Wildfires: A Review of Boys, Beasts, & Men by Sam J. Miller

Stories from the Wildfires: A Review of Boys, Beasts, & Men by Sam J. Miller BC Clark Under Review:Boys, Beasts, & Men. Sam J. Miller. Tachyon Publications, June 14, 2022. Sam J. Miller’s stories collected in Boys, Beasts, & Men are fire in about the same way a blast furnace is. They are full of … Continue reading Stories from the Wildfires: A Review of Boys, Beasts, & Men by Sam J. Miller

On Missing Things: Review of E. Saxey’s Lost in the Archives

On Missing Things: Review of E. Saxey’s Lost in the Archives Kae Petrin Under Review:Lost in the Archive: Speculative Stories. E. Saxey. Lethe Press, May 15, 2022. Everything important goes missing in E. Saxey’s Lost in the Archives.  The speculative collection tells unsettling tales that span the 16th century to eerie futures. The collection has … Continue reading On Missing Things: Review of E. Saxey’s Lost in the Archives

I’ll Love You in This Space and Time: Review of The Memory Librarian and Other Stories of Dirty Computer by Janelle Monáe

I’ll Love You in This Space and Time: Review of The Memory Librarian and Other Stories of Dirty Computer by Janelle Monáe (with Alaya Dawn Johnson, Danny Lore, Eve L. Ewing, Yohanca Delgado, and Sheree Renée Thomas) Jeremy Brett Under Review: The Memory Librarian and Other Stories of Dirty Computer. Janelle Monáe. Harper Voyager, April … Continue reading I’ll Love You in This Space and Time: Review of The Memory Librarian and Other Stories of Dirty Computer by Janelle Monáe

Conspiracy in the Solar System: Review of Mercury Rising by R.W.W. Greene

Conspiracy in the Solar System: Review of Mercury Rising by R.W.W. Greene PS Livingstone Under Review:Mercury Rising. R.W.W. Greene. Angry Robot, May 10, 2022. Set in an alternative past, R.W.W. Greene’s Mercury Rising explores a version of history where Kennedy didn’t die, and although the book doesn’t focus too much on major historical events as … Continue reading Conspiracy in the Solar System: Review of Mercury Rising by R.W.W. Greene

The Tide of Life: Review of Spear by Nicola Griffith

The Tide of Life: Review of Spear by Nicola Griffith Jeremy Brett Under Review:Spear. By Nicola Griffith. Tordotcom, April 19, 2022. Nicola Griffith has dazzled us before with her exploration of a Dark Age Britain through the eyes of a redoubtable character of intense observation and strength. With the wonderful Hild, Griffith told the story … Continue reading The Tide of Life: Review of Spear by Nicola Griffith

Queerness and the Southern Gothic: Lee Mandelo’s Summer Sons

Queerness and the Southern Gothic: Review of Summer Sons by Lee Mandelo Ellie Campbell Under Review: Summer Sons. By Lee Mandelo. Tordotcom, September 28, 2021 Since the early days of Horace Walpole’s The Castle of Otranto and Matthew Lewis’ The Monk, Gothic works (and, later, horror literature) have linked queerness and monstrosity. The Southern Gothic … Continue reading Queerness and the Southern Gothic: Lee Mandelo’s Summer Sons

Queer Hope is a Half-formed Being: Review of Never Have I Ever by Isabel Yap

Queer Hope is a Half-formed Being: Review of Never Have I Ever by Isabel Yap Pranavi A R Under Review: Never Have I Ever. By Isabel Yap. Small Beer Press, February 23, 2021. Have you ever wanted to hold something so tight but are afraid of crushing it, so you hold it and you don’t … Continue reading Queer Hope is a Half-formed Being: Review of Never Have I Ever by Isabel Yap