Science Fiction & Fantasy


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Book Review: Never Have I Ever by Isabel Yap

We know you love short stories, and so does Arley Sorg. He reports on his favorites from this new collection by Lightspeed alum Isabel Yap.


Book Review: Heroes’ Feast: The Official D&D Cookbook

Chris Kluwe dives into the kitchen to gives this new cookbook a serious review. Hungry for more? Then don’t miss this review!


Book Review: Afro Puffs Are the Antennae of the Universe by Zig Zag Claybourne

LaShawn M. Wanak takes a look at this vivid new novel. Is it the right book for you? Find out!


Book Reviews: December 2020

This month, Arley Sorg reviews two anthologies: A Universe of Wishes (edited by Dhonielle Clayton) and Glitter + Ashes (edited by dave ring). He also checks out Rebecca Roanhorse’s new novel Black Sun.


Book Reviews: November 2020

This month, LaShawn M. Wanak reviews a selection of new novels just perfect for snuggling up with on a chilly fall day: When the Tiger Came Down the Mountain, by Nghi Vo; Nucleation, by Kimberly Unger; and The Fires of Vengeance by Evan Winter.


Book Reviews: October 2020

This month, Chris Kluwe delves into Maria Dahvana Headley’s new translation of Beowulf, then jumps back into contemporary life by reviewing Richard Kadrey’s newest Sandman Slim adventure, Ballistic Kiss.


Book Reviews: September 2020

Arley Sorg reviews the novel Burning Roses, written by S.L. Huang, and anthologies edited by Joe M. McDermott (Evil in Technicolor) and Sheila Williams (Entanglements).


Book Reviews: August 2020

This month, LaShawn M. Wanak reviews Star Daughter, by Shveta Thakrar, Or What You Will, by Jo Walton, and Trouble the Saints, by Alaya Dawn Johnson.


Book Reviews: July 2020

This month, Chris Kluwe reviews new books from Alaya Dawn Johnson (Trouble the Saints), Andrew Irvine(Anthropocene Rag), Keith Rosson(Road Seven), and Matthew Baker (Why Visit America).


Book Reviews, June 2020

This month reviewer Arley Sorg reviews new work from Meg Elison (Big Girl), Ellen Datlow (Final Cuts), P. Djèlí Clark (Ring Shout).