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

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