Out of the Fog of Memory: A Review of The Moonday Letters by Emmi Itäranta

Out of the Fog of Memory: A Review of The Moonday Letters by Emmi Itäranta Niall Harrison Under Review:The Moonday Letters. Emmi Itäranta. Titan Books, July 2022. In the home stretch of Emmi Itäranta's resonant new novel, one of the diegetic chapter epigraphs provides an introduction to Fog, a synthetic cannabinoid approximately a thousand times … Continue reading Out of the Fog of Memory: A Review of The Moonday Letters by Emmi Itäranta

Double the Hustle: A Review of The Sleepless by Victor Manibo

Double the Hustle: A Review of The Sleepless by Victor Manibo Alexander Pyles Under Review:The Sleepless, Victor Manibo. Erewhon, August 2022. Science fiction is never about the future, in the same way history is rarely about the past: they're both parable formats for examining or commenting on the present. A. A. Gill This sentiment of … Continue reading Double the Hustle: A Review of The Sleepless by Victor Manibo

An Introduction to the Speculative Fiction of Percival Everett

Bren Ram In 2018, a French academic pulled me aside at a conference and asked if I thought Percival Everett was the most important novelist in America. I was surprised—I had only just heard of Everett that year, and while I was ravenously making my way through his prolific catalog of novels and short stories, … Continue reading An Introduction to the Speculative Fiction of Percival Everett

Monumental Muting: A Review of Mat Johnson’s Invisible Things

Monumental Muting: A Review of Mat Johnson’s Invisible Things Jeremy Brett Under Review:Invisible Things, Mat Johnson. One World, June 2022. One recurring lesson in science fiction is the realization—in all its sadness and its joy—that we take into outer space everything that makes us who and what we are, everything that makes us human. Space … Continue reading Monumental Muting: A Review of Mat Johnson’s Invisible Things

Mechanics of Speculation: Review of Cameron Kunzelman’s The World Is Born From Zero

Mechanics of Speculation: Review of Cameron Kunzelman's The World Is Born From Zero Eric Stein Under Review:The World is Born from Zero: Understanding Speculation and Video Games. Cameron Kunzelman. De Gruyter Oldenbourg, July 2022. The eighth volume in De Gruyter's Video Games and the Humanities series, Cameron Kunzelman's The World Is Born From Zero is … Continue reading Mechanics of Speculation: Review of Cameron Kunzelman’s The World Is Born From Zero

A Ship is a Dream of Whispers: A Review of Eversion by Alastair Reynolds

A Ship is a Dream of Whispers: A Review of Eversion by Alastair Reynolds Daniel A. Rabuzzi Under Review:Eversion. Alastair Reynolds. Orbit, August 2, 2022. In Eversion, his twentieth novel, Alastair Reynolds interleaves reflections on selfhood, agency, and the possibilities of narrative within a cracking yarn of nautical adventure and a mysterious edifice. The titular … Continue reading A Ship is a Dream of Whispers: A Review of Eversion by Alastair Reynolds

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

With Empathy and Imagination: a Review of Everything For Everyone by M.E. O’Brien & Eman Abdelhadi

With Empathy and Imagination: a Review of Everything For Everyone: An Oral History of the New York Commune, 2052–2072 by M.E. O'Brien & Eman Abdelhadi Ben Berman Ghan Under Review:Everything For Everyone: An Oral History of the New York Commune, 2052-2072. M.E. O'Brien & Eman Abdelhadi. Common Notions, August 2, 2022. The world loves a … Continue reading With Empathy and Imagination: a Review of Everything For Everyone by M.E. O’Brien & Eman Abdelhadi

United in Pain and Fear: Review of We Are Happy, We Are Doomed by Kurt Fawver

United in Pain and Fear: Review of We Are Happy, We Are Doomed by Kurt Fawver Zachary Gillan Under Review:We Are Happy, We Are Doomed. Kurt Fawver. Grimscribe Press, December 2021. If, as Darko Suvin would have it, science fiction is rigidly defined by currently-understood science, we might think of weird fiction as the anti-science-fiction, … Continue reading United in Pain and Fear: Review of We Are Happy, We Are Doomed by Kurt Fawver

Treading Old Journeys Anew: Review of Worlds of Exile and Illusion by Ursula K. Le Guin

Treading Old Journeys Anew: Review of Worlds of Exile and Illusion by Ursula K. Le Guin Frank Rudiger Lopes Under Review:Worlds of Exile and Illlusion. Ursula K. Le Guin. Tor Books, March 2022. Ursula K. Le Guin’s work is always worth visiting and revisiting, from her famous The Dispossessed and The Left Hand of Darkness … Continue reading Treading Old Journeys Anew: Review of Worlds of Exile and Illusion by Ursula K. Le Guin