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

 It’s a Man’s World: A Review of Blood Feast

It’s a Man’s World: A Review of Blood Feast Shinjini Dey Under Review:Blood Feast: The Complete Short Stories of Malika Moustadraf. Malika Moustadraf, translated by Alice Guthrie. Feminist Press, February 2022. There is an urgency in Blood Feast: The Complete Short Stories of Malika Moustadraf. Each of these fourteen stories, translated from the Arabic by … Continue reading  It’s a Man’s World: A Review of Blood Feast

Terran Chronicles: Review of The Art of Space Travel and Other Stories by Nina Allan

Terran Chronicles: Review The Art of Space Travel and Other Stories by Nina Allan Pedro Ponce Under Review: The Art of Space Travel. Nina Allan. Titan Books, 7 September, 2021. The pieces in Nina Allan’s The Art of Space Travel and Other Stories have a novelistic density. This isn’t surprising, given the author’s propensity for … Continue reading Terran Chronicles: Review of The Art of Space Travel and Other Stories by Nina Allan

ARB Guide to the ’21 Hugos: Short Stories

Jake Casella Brookins The Hugo for Best Novel is arguably “the big one”. Other awards are important recognitions of and commentaries on the the field and its communities—but, personally, for me, the Hugo for Best Short Story is the most valuable: I don’t get around to reading much new short fiction through the year, so … Continue reading ARB Guide to the ’21 Hugos: Short Stories

The Intricate Simplicity of Flash Fiction: Review of The Fox’s Tower and Other Tales by Yoon Ha Lee

The Intricate Simplicity of Flash Fiction: Review of The Fox's Tower and Other Tales by Yoon Ha Lee Danica Stojanovic Under Review: The Fox's Tower and Other Tales. By Yoon Ha Lee. Andrews McMeel Publishing, October 5, 2021. The Fox’s Tower and Other Stories is a poetic, rapid-moving collection of flash fiction published by Lee … Continue reading The Intricate Simplicity of Flash Fiction: Review of The Fox’s Tower and Other Tales by Yoon Ha Lee

She’s Got That Pirate Salt: Review of The Voyages of Cinrak the Dapper by A.J. Fitzwater

She's Got That Pirate Salt: Review of The Voyages of Cinrak the Dapper by A.J. Fitzwater Jennifer Jodell Under Review: The Voyages of Cinrak the Dapper. By A.J. Fitzwater. Queen of Swords Press, April 2020. A. J. Fitzwater’s The Voyages of Cinrak the Dapper is a joyful collection of seven linked stories chronicling the life … Continue reading She’s Got That Pirate Salt: Review of The Voyages of Cinrak the Dapper by A.J. Fitzwater

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

A Fantastical Journey to Finding Yourself: Review of The Tangleroot Palace by Marjorie Liu

A Fantastical Journey to Finding Yourself: Review of The Tangleroot Palace by Marjorie Liu Anke Marie Bock Under Review: The Tangleroot Palace: Stories. By Marjorie Liu. Tachyon Publications, June 15, 2021. When setting out to read Marjorie Liu’s newest piece of literature, you may not know what to expect from this well-known Marvel comic book … Continue reading A Fantastical Journey to Finding Yourself: Review of The Tangleroot Palace by Marjorie Liu