Layers of Choice: Discussing The City Inside with Samit Basu

Layers of Choice: Discussing The City Inside with Samit Basu Misha Grifka Wander As the world grows more complicated, and for many people, more dangerous, it also becomes more tempting for those with privilege to turn their gaze away. Samit Basu’s new novel The City Inside explores this temptation from the perspective of two residents … Continue reading Layers of Choice: Discussing The City Inside with Samit Basu

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

That’s No Man on the Moon: Review of Erin Swan’s Walk the Vanished Earth

That’s No Man on the Moon: Review of Erin Swan’s Walk the Vanished Earth hvnly Under Review:Walk the Vanished Earth. Erin Swan. Viking, May 31, 2022. The end of the world comes so quickly. We’ve been watching the slow crawl towards destruction for decades. The ocean claims more and more of the sandy beaches we … Continue reading That’s No Man on the Moon: Review of Erin Swan’s Walk the Vanished Earth

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

Glitter in the Rug: Review of Battle of the Linguist Mages by Scotto Moore

Glitter in the Rug: Review of Battle of the Linguist Mages by Scotto Moore Clara Cohen Under Review:Battle of the Linguist Mages. Scotto Moore. Tordotcom, January 2022. The title of this book is a bit misleading. Despite the many battles between linguist mages which explode regularly off the page, accompanied by showers of sparkles and … Continue reading Glitter in the Rug: Review of Battle of the Linguist Mages by Scotto Moore

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

Climate Change Lurking Behind Every Corner: Review of Mark Bould’s The Anthropocene Unconscious

Climate Change Lurking Behind Every Corner: Review of Mark Bould’s The Anthropocene Unconscious Fabius Mayland Under Review:The Anthropocene Unconscious: Climate Catastrophe Culture. Mark Bould. Verso Books, November 2021. Introduction The impending ecological disasters that we are faced with will, with some likelihood, prove to be the fulcrum of human history, certainly of the post-war period. … Continue reading Climate Change Lurking Behind Every Corner: Review of Mark Bould’s The Anthropocene Unconscious

A Hot Retired Woman Hero Is Finally on Feminist Science Fiction’s Menu: Review of Cat Rambo’s You Sexy Thing

A Hot Retired Woman Hero Is Finally on Feminist Science Fiction’s Menu: Review of Cat Rambo’s You Sexy Thing Marleen S. Barr Under Review:You Sexy Thing. Cat Rambo. Tor Books, November 2021. Why not expand our definition of the heroic to include a wider scope of virtues and strengths that can be tested by other … Continue reading A Hot Retired Woman Hero Is Finally on Feminist Science Fiction’s Menu: Review of Cat Rambo’s You Sexy Thing

The SFF Librarian Reviews: Light Chaser

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: Light Chaser