Science Fiction & Fantasy


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Book Review: Unfettered Hexes: Queer Tales of Insatiable Darkness, edited by dave ring

Looking for something dark to read? Reviewer Arley Sorg recommends this new anthology from Neon Hemlock.


Book Review: We, by Yevgeny Zamyatin (a new translation by Bela Shayevich)

Why should you check out this new translation of a 100-year-old Russian science fiction novel? Let Chris Kluwe tell you why!


Book Review: The Death of Jane Lawrence by Caitlin Starling

This month, visiting reviewer Wendy N. Wagner does the math on Caitlin Starling’s new novel The Death of Jane Lawrence. See why Wendy thinks this novel is an total plus.


Book Review: How High We Go in The Dark, by Sequoia Nagamatsu

Chris Kluwe reviews Sequoia Nagamatsu’s new novel, How High We Go in The Dark. If climate fiction is your jam, you should definitely see what Chris thinks of this book.


Book Review: The Year’s Best African Speculative Fiction (2021), edited by Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki

We get it: there are a lot of Year’s Best anthologies! So let Arley Sorg tell you why this one—The Year’s Best African Speculative Fiction (2021), edited by Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki—is such a good one to read.


Book Review: Destroyer of Light by Jenn Marie Brissett

Reviewer LaShawn M. Wanak delves into Jennifer Marie Brissett’s new novel Destroyer of Light—a retelling of the myth of Persephone. Find out why you’ll want to check this one out.


Book Review: No Gods, No Monsters, by Cadwell Turnbull

Reviewer Arley Sorg loved No Gods, No Monsters, the new novel by Lightspeed alum Cadwell Turnbull. Find out what made it such a great read for Arley, and see if you’ll like it too.


Book Review: The Actual Star, by Monica Byrne

For this month’s review, Chris Kluwe looks at a millennia-spanning novel by Monica Byrne, The Actual Star, which follows the lives, both past, present, and future, of three extraordinary individuals, and how their relationships intertwine over the long years of historical time. Find out just why he calls it “a masterpiece”!


Book Review: Weird Women II, edited by Lisa Morton and Leslie S. Klinger

Reviewer LaShawn M. Wanak dives into weird waters when she reviews the anthology Weird Women II: Classic Supernatural Fiction by Groundbreaking Female Writers (edited by Lisa Morton and Leslie S. Klinger). Find out which stories are her favorite and see if you’ll like them, too.


Book Review: We’re Here, edited by C.L. Clark and Charles Payseur

How does the newest of the year’s best SF/F anthologies stack up? Let Arley Sorg tell you why you want to read this one!