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

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

Queer Love Conquers All: Using Queer Characters to Usher in a New Peace in Marvel Comics’s Empyre Event

Queer Love Conquers All: Using Queer Characters to Usher in a New Peace in Marvel Comics’s Empyre Event Ibtisam Ahmed Representation matters. Let’s just get that out of the way. In an industry that was censored for decades through the regulations of the restrictive Comics Code Authority and that continues to cater to demographics that … Continue reading Queer Love Conquers All: Using Queer Characters to Usher in a New Peace in Marvel Comics’s Empyre Event

The World is Broken, I’m Not: Review of Glitter + Ashes: Queer Tales of a World That Wouldn’t Die, ed. dave ring

The World is Broken, I’m Not: Review of Glitter + Ashes: Queer Tales of a World that Wouldn’t Die, ed. dave ring Ceci Mancuso Under Review: Glitter + Ashes: Queer Tales of a World that Wouldn't Die. dave ring, editor. Neon Hemlock, 2020. Neon Hemlock’s Glitter + Ashes: Queer Tales of a World That Didn’t … Continue reading The World is Broken, I’m Not: Review of Glitter + Ashes: Queer Tales of a World That Wouldn’t Die, ed. dave ring