Vol. 50, No. 1 (Winter 2020)


Table of Contents


FROM THE SFRA REVIEW

From the Editor  •  Sean Guynes


FROM THE SFRA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

From the President  •  Gerry Canavan

From the Vice President  •  Sonja Fritzsche


FEATURES

The SF in Translation Universe #7  •  Rachel Cordasco 

Meet the Future: An Interview with Sarah Lohmann  •  Sarah Lohmann


SYMPOSIUM: MEDICAL HUMANITIES AND THE FANTASTIC

Medical Humanities and the Fantastic: Introduction to the Liverpool Symposium  •  Beata Gubacsi

The Fantastic Autistic: Creating Narrative from the “Anti-Narrative” Poetics of Neurodivergence  •  David Hartley

“That tub a’lard’s in our way!”: Obese Characters as Obstructive and Antagonistic in Horror-Based Digital Games  •  Connor Jackson

Articulating the Terror of Obstetric Violence in Carmen María Machado’s “The Husband Stitch”  •  Lucía López

Fungi as Destructive and Transformative in Rosewater by Tade Thompson and The Beauty by Aliya Whiteley  •  Jonathan Thornton

Xenotransplantation: The Haunting Possibilities for the Future within Margaret Atwood’s Oryx and Crake  •  Lucy Nield

Freaks and Freakery in Film and History  •  Jenni Hunt

“Sick with Longing”: Sickness and Sexual Dissidence in the Victorian Gothic Imagination  •  Brontë Schiltz


NONFICTION REVIEWS

Review of The Culture Series of Iain M. Banks: A Critical Introduction by Simone Caroti  •  Edward Carmien

Review of I Am Legend as American Myth: Race and Masculinity in the Novel and Its Film Adaptations by Amy J. Ransom  •  J.R. Colmenero

Review of Science Fiction Circuits of the South and East edited by Anindita Banerjee and Sonja Fritzsche  •  Virginia L. Conn

Review of Iron Man vs. Captain America and Philosophy: Give Me Liberty or Keep Me Safe edited by Nicholas Michaud and Jessica Watkin  •  Michael J. Hancock

Review of Arabic Science Fiction by Ian Campbell  •  Steven Holmes

Review of A Dune Companion: Characters, Places and Terms in Frank Herbert’s Original Six Novels by Donald E. Palumbo  •  Kara Kennedy

Review of Old Futures: Speculative Fiction and Queer Possibility by Alexis Lothian  •  Kristen Koopman

Review of Set Phasers to Teach! Star Trek in Research and Teaching edited by Stefan Rabitsch, Martin Gabriel, Wilfried Elmenreich, and John N.A. Brown  •  Bruce Lindsley Rockwood

Review of Bridges to Science Fiction and Fantasy: Outstanding Essays from the J. Lloyd Eaton Conferences edited by Gregory Benford, Gary Westfahl, Howard V. Hendrix, and Joseph D. Miller  •  David N. Samuelson

Review of Landscape and the Science Fiction Imaginary by John Timberlake  •  Patrick Whitmarsh


FICTION REVIEWS

Review of The Institute by Stephen King  •  Dominick Grace

Review of Twelve Tomorrows edited by Wade Roush  •  Dominick Grace


MEDIA REVIEWS

Review of Bacurau (2019, film)  •  Joe Brace

Review of Bezimena (2019, graphic novel)  •  Dominick Grace

Review of The OA, season 2 (2019, TV)  •  Carmen Victor