Available for Review

The following texts are available for review in SFRA Review.

Requests to review should be directed to the appropriate reviews editors:

Dominick Grace
Editor, Nonfiction Reviews

Michael Pitts
Editor, Fiction Reviews

Leimar Garcia-Siino
Editor, Media Reviews

Kevin Pinkham
Assistant Editor, Nonfiction Reviews

Thomas Connolly
Assistant Editor, Media Reviews

Please note that, because of the pandemic and because of changing publisher policies, an increasing number of books are available digitally as PDFs and EPUBs, rather than as hardcopy books. We do apologize for this, as we recognize that the amount of effort put into reading and reviewing a book, for a pro bono publication no less. If you require a print copy for accessibility reasons, please inform the appropriate review editor who will liaise with the publisher on your behalf.


Bowen, Marjorie. The Grey Chamber: Stories and Essays. Edited by John C. Tibbetts. Hippocampus, 2021. Print. https://www.hippocampuspress.com/other-authors/fiction/the-grey-chamber-stories-and-essays-by-marjorie-bowen

Campbell, Ian, ed. Science Fiction in Translation: Perspectives on the Global Theory and Practice of Translation. Palgrave 2021. Studies in Global Science Fiction. https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-030-84208-6 PDF.

Castro, Ingrid E. and Jessica Clark, eds. Child and Youth Agency in Science Fiction: Travel, Technology, Time. Lexington, 2019.  https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781498597401/Child-and-Youth-Agency-in-Science-Fiction-Travel-Technology-Time  Password-protected PDF, ARC.

Cordasco, Rachel S. Out of This World: Speculative Fiction in Translation from the Cold War to the new Millennium. University of Illinois Press, 2021. https://www.press.uillinois.edu/books/?id=45sfy6nx9780252043987 Print.

Diggers, Taylor. Queering Faith in Fantasy Literature: Fantastic Incarnations and the Deconstruction of Theology. Bloomsbury 2022.  https://www.bloomsbury.com/us/queering-faith-in-fantasy-literature-9781350231733/  Print or e-text, sent directly to reviewer.

Friedenthal, Andrew J. Retcon Game: Retroactive Continuity and the Hyperlinking of America. UP of Mississippi 2021. https://www.upress.state.ms.us/Books/R/Retcon-Game2 Print.

Friedman, Lester B. Citizen Spielberg. U of Illinois P, 2022. https://www.press.uillinois.edu/books/?id=p073588  Print.

Frigerio, Vittorio, ed. Paradoxa 32: Comics and/or Graphic Novels. Paradoxa, 2021.  https://paradoxa.com/no-32-comics/ PDF.

Giannini, Erin. Supernatural: A History of TV’s Unearthly Road Trip. Rowman & Littlefield 2021.  https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781538134498/Supernatural-A-History-of-Television’s-Unearthly-Road-Trip ARC PDF.

Grossman, Julie and Will Scheibel. Twin Peaks (TV Milestones series). Wayne State UP, 2020.  PDF   https://www.wsupress.wayne.edu/books/detail/twin-peaks

Grybauskas, Peter. A Sense of Tales Untold: Exploring the Edge of Tolkien’s Literary Canvas. Kent State UP.  https://www.kentstateuniversitypress.com/2021/a-sense-of-tales-untold/?highlight=grybauskas. Print.

Hoel, Jon. Stalker. Auteur, 2021. https://www.liverpooluniversitypress.co.uk/books/isbn/9781999334086/  PDF (via one-time link, code to be provided to reviewer; hard copy available from publisher by request).

Howard, Richard. Space for Peace: Fragments of the Irish Troubles in the Science Fiction of Bob Shaw and James White. Liverpool UP, 2021.  https://global.oup.com/academic/product/space-for-peace-9781800348264?q=space%20for%20peace&lang=en&cc=ca Print.

Ingle, Zachary and David M. Sutera. The 100 Greatest Superhero Films and TV Shows. Rowman & Littlefield 2022. https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781538114513/The-100-Greatest-Superhero-Films-and-TV-Shows  ARC PDF.

Joshi, S. T. The Recognition of H. P. Lovecraft: His Rise from Obscurity to World Renown. Hippocampus, 2021. https://www.hippocampuspress.com/h.-p.-lovecraft/about-hp-lovecraft/the-recognition-of-h.-p.-lovecraft-by-s.-t.-joshi?zenid=marqb48b36h56fpu200adc8j83  Print.

Khilnani, Shweta. Science Fiction in India: Parallel Worlds and Postcolonial Paradigms. Bloomsbury 2022.  https://www.bloomsbury.com/us/science-fiction-in-india-9789354353383/ Print or ebook.

Magid, Annette M., ed. Speculations of War: Essays on Conflict in Science Fiction, Fantasy and Utopian Literature. McFarland, 2021. https://mcfarlandbooks.com/product/speculations-of-war/  PDF.

McSweeney, Terence. Black Panther: Interrogating a Cultural Phenomenon. UP of Mississippi 2021 https://www.upress.state.ms.us/Books/B/Black-Panther  PDF.

Michaud, Thomas. Science Fiction and Innovation Design. Innovation in Engineering and Technology Set Volume 6. Wiley, 2022. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/book/10.1002/9781119779599  Print.

Midkiff, Emily. Equipping Space Cadets: Primary Science Fiction for Young Children. Mississippi 2022. PDF  https://www.upress.state.ms.us/Books/E/Equipping-Space-Cadets

Montgomery, Maxine Lavon. The Postapocalyptic Black Female Imagination. Bloomsbury, 2021. https://www.bloomsbury.com/ca/postapocalyptic-black-female-imagination-9781350124523 PDF.

Neubauer, Łukasz, ed. Middle-earth, or There and Back Again. Cormarё Series No. 44. Walking Tre, 2020. http://www.walking-tree.org/books/middle-earth_or_there_and_back_again.php Password-protected PDF.

Olivier, Marc. Household Horror: Cinematic Fear and the Secret Life of Everyday Objects. Studies in Fan Culture and Cultural Theory. Indiana UP, 2020. https://iupress.org/9780253046567/household-horror/ PDF.

Oziewicz, Marek, Brian Attebery, and Tereza Dedivoná, eds. Fantasy and Myth in the Anthropocene: Imagining Futures and Dreaming Hope in Literature and Media. Bloomsbury, 2022. https://www.bloomsbury.com/us/fantasy-and-myth-in-the-anthropocene-9781350204164/  Print or ebook.

Palmer, Christopher. Apocalypse in Crisis: Fiction from War of the Worlds to Dead Astronauts. Liverpool Science Fiction Texts and Studies 72. Liverpool, 2021. https://global.oup.com/academic/product/apocalypse-in-crisis-9781800856042?cc=ca&lang=en& Print.

Rabitsch, Stefan, Michael Fuchs, and Stefan L. Brandt, eds. Fantastic Cities: American Urban Spaces in Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror. UP of Mississippi, 2022.  https://www.upress.state.ms.us/Books/F/Fantastic-Cities PDF (galleys); available in hard copy by request.

Ramirez, J. Jesse. Un-American Dreams: Apocalyptic Science Fiction, Disimagined Community, and Bad Hope in the American Century. Liverpool, 202. Liverpool Science Fiction Texts and Studies 74. https://www.liverpooluniversitypress.co.uk/books/id/55573/ 

Rosegrant, John. Tolkien, Enchantment, and Loss: Steps on the Developmental Journey. Kent State UP, 2022.   https://www.kentstateuniversitypress.com/2021/tolkien-enchantment-and-loss/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=tolkien-enchantment-and-loss Print.

Sneed, Roger A. The Dreamer and the Dream: Afrofuturism and Black Religious Thought. Ohio State UP.  https://ohiostatepress.org/books/titles/9780814214794.html Available in hard copy or e-copy, as reviewer prefers; sent directly to reviewer from publisher.

Spiegel, Simon. Utopias in Nonfiction Film. Palgrave Studies in Utopianism. Palgrave, 2021.  https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-030-79823-9 PDF.

Stein, Daniel. Authorizing Superhero Comics: On the Evolution of a Popular Serial Genre. Ohio State UP, 2021. https://ohiostatepress.org/books/titles/9780814214763.html  Sent directly to reviewer from publisher, in either e-text or hard copy.

Waugh, Robert H. A Monster for Many: Talking with H. P. Lovecraft. Hippocampus, 2021. https://www.hippocampuspress.com/h.-p.-lovecraft/about-hp-lovecraft/a-monster-for-many-talking-with-h.-p.-lovecraft-by-robert-h.-waugh?zenid=marqb48b36h56fpu200adc8j83 Print.

Wilson, D. Harlan. Alfred Bester’s The Stars My Destination: A Critical Companion. Palgrave, 2022.  https://dharlanwilson.com/books/stars/  Hard copy or e-file.

Zamalin, Alex. Black Utopia: The History of an Idea from Black Nationalism to Afrofuturism. Columbia University Press   https://cup.columbia.edu/book/black-utopia/9780231187411  Print.


Anders, Charlie Jane. Never Say You Can’t Survive (Tor), 2021.

Baker, A. Deborah. Over the Woodward Wall. (Tor)

Bangs, Ellie. Unity (Tachyon), 2021.

Bennett, Robert Jackson. Vigilance. Tor.com, 2019. PDF.

Cipre, Nino. Defekt (Tor)

Chess, K. Famous Men Who Never Lived. Tin House Books, 2019. Print.

Clark, P. Djèlí. Ring Shout (Tor)

Collazo, Miguel. The Journey (Restless)

Cornell, Paul. Last Stand in Lychford (Tor)

de Rojas, Agustin. Spiral (Restless)

Devlin, Malcolm. And Then I Woke Up! (Tor), 2022.

Dimaline, Cherie. Hunting by Stars (Amulet Books), 2021. 

Flynn, Katie M. The Companions (Gallery Books; Scout Press)

Ford, Jeffery, Out of Body (Tor)

Gastil, John. Gray Matters. (John Hunt Pub)

Giesbrecht, Jennifer. The Monster of Elendhaven (Tor)

Hairston, Andrea. Master of Poisons (Tor)

Hamilton, Peter F. and Gareth L. Powell. Light Chaser (Tor), 2021.

Harrison, M. John. Settling the World: Selected Stories 1969-2020 (Comma Press)

Harrow, Alix. A Spindle Splintered (Tor), 2021.

Huand, S. L. Burning Roses (Tor)

Hugo, Ilze. The Down Days (Skybound Books)

Hugo, Ilze. The Down Days (Skybound Books), 2020

Jemisin, N.K. The City We Became (Orbit), 2020.

Johnson, Jeremy Robert. The Loop. (Saga Press)

Jones, Cynan. Stillicide. (Catapult)

Jones, Stephen Graham. Night of the Mannequins (Tor)

Kiernan, Caitlin R. The Tindalos Asset (Tor), 2020.

Kingsnorth, Paul. Alexandria (Graywolf Press), 2020

Kornher-Stace, Nicole. Jillian vs. Parasite Planet (Tachyon), 2021

Lewis, Linden A. The First Sister (Skybound Books)

Liu, Marjorie. Tangleroot Palace (Tachyon), 2021. 

Liss, David. The Peculiarities (Tachyon), 2021.

Lu, S. Qiouyi. In the Watchful City (Tor), 2021.

Malerich, C.S. The Factory Witches of Lowell (Tor)

Malzberg, Barry N. Revelations: A Paranoid Novel of Suspense (Anti-Oedipus Press), 2020 (Reprint)

Mamatas, Nick. The People’s Republic of Everything. Tachyon, 2019. PDF.

McGuire, Seanan. Where the Drowned Girls Go (Tor), 2022.

Myers, Brendan. Flight of the Siren (Self-Published)

Ogden, Aimee. Sun-Daughters, Sea-Daughters (Tor)

Polansky, Daniel. The Seventh Perfection (Tor)

Posey, Jay. Every Sky a Grave. (Skybound Books)

Powell, James Lawrence. The 2084 Report: An Oral History of the Great Warming. (Simon and Schuster)

Rajaniemi, Hannu and Weisman, Jacob, ed. The New Voices of Science Fiction. Tachyon, 2019. Print.

Rather, Lina. Sisters of the Forsaken Stars (Tor), 2022.

Roanhorse, Rebecca. Black Sun (Saga Press, Solaris Books), 2020. 

Saint, Tarun K. et al. Avatar: Indian Science Fiction. Future Fiction, 2019. PDF, Bilingual.

Saint, Tarun K, ed. The Gollancz Book of South Asian Science Fiction. Hanchette, 2019. Print.

Sterling, Bruce. Robot Artists and Black Swans (Tachyon), 2021

Strahan, Jonathan, ed. The Year’s Best Science Fiction Vol. 1 (Saga Press)

Strugatsky, Arkady and Boris. The Inhabited Island. (Chicago Review Press).

Strugatsky, Arkady and Boris. Lame Fate | Ugly Swans (Chicago Review Press).

Tidhar, Lavie. The Escapement (Tachyon), 2020

Tolme, Sarah. The Fourth Island (Tor)

Unger, Kimberly. Nucleation (Tachyon), 2020

Vaughn, Carrie. Kitty’s Mix-Tape (Tachyon), 2020

Vo, Nghi. The Chosen and the Beautiful (Tor)

Weinbaum, Batya, ed. “The Conquest of Gola” and Other Stories by Leslie F. Stone (Just Fiction), 2021

Wilson, D. Harlan. Outré (Raw Dog Screaming Press), 2020.

Wilson, D. Harlan. The Psychotic Dr. Shreber (Stalking Horse Press), 2019.

Winters, Ben H. Golden State (Mulholland Books), 2019.

Yolen, Jane. The Midnight Circus (Tachyon), 2020.

Media for Review


Resident Alien (Season 2). Chris Sheridan. Syfy, January 2021 (Television)

Station Eleven. Patrick Somerville. Pacesetter Productions, December 2021 (Television)

The Silent Sea. Park Eun-kyo. Artist Company and Netflix, December 2021 (Television)

The Expanse (Final Season). Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby. Amazon Studios, December 2021 (Television)

Lost in Space (Final Season). Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless. Sazama Sharpless Productions and Netflix, December 2021 (Television)

Star Wars: Book of Boba Fett (Season 1). Jon Favreau. Disney+, December 2021 (Television)

Arcane (Season 1). Christian Linke and Alex Yee. Riot Games and Netflix, November 2021 (Television)

Star Trek: Discovery (Season 4). Michelle Paradise. Secret Hideout and Roddenberry Entertainment, November 2021 (Television)

Doctor Who (Series 13). Chris Chibnall. BBC, October 2021 (Television)

Star Trek: Prodigy. Kevin and Dan Hageman. Secret Hideout and Roddenberry Entertainment, October 2021 (Television)

Y: The Last Man. Eliza Clark. Future Investigations and Color Force, September 2021 (Television)

Sløborn. Christian Alvart. Syrreal Entertainment, July 2021 (Television)

Star Wars: The Bad Batch. Dave Filoni. Disney+, May 2021 (Television)

Solos. David Weil. Amazon Studios, May 2021 (Television)

Intergalactic. Julie Gearey. Sky One, April 2021 (Television)

The Nevers. Joss Whedon. Mutant Enemy Productions, April 2021 (Television)

The One. Howard Overman. Netflix, March 2021 (Television)

Debris. J.H. Wyman. Legendary Television, March 2021 (Television)

Tribes of Europa. Philip Koch. Netflix, February 2021 (Television)

The Stand. John Boone & Benjamin Cavell. CBS, December 2020 (Television).

Star Trek: Discovery (season 3). Alex Kurtzman & Michelle Paradise. CBS, October 2020 (Television).

World of Tomorrow, Episode 3: The Absent Destinations of David Prime. Don Hertzfeld. Vimeo, October 2020 (Television).

Dragon’s Dogma, season 1. Shinya Sugai. Netflix, September 2020 (Television).

Memorías de Idhun (The Idhun Chronicles), season 1. Laura Gallego & Andrés Carrión. Netflix, September 2020 (Television).

Lovecraft Country, season 1. Misha Green. HBO, August 2020 (Television).

Lucifer, season 5. Tom Kapinos. Netflix,  August 2020 (Television).

Japan Sinks: 2020, season 1. Pyeon-Gang Ho. Netflix, July 2020 (Television).

Umbrella Academy, season 2. Steve Blackman. Netflix, July 2020 (Television).

Warrior Nun, season 1. Simon Barry. Netflix, July 2020 (Television).

3%, season 4. Pedro Aguilera. Netflix, June 2019 (Television)

Dark, season 3. Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese. Netflix, June 2020 (Television.)

Reality Z, season 1. Cláudio Torres. Netflix, June 2020 (Television).

Space Force, season 1. Steve Carrell and Greg Daniels. Netflix, May 2020 (Television).

Snowpiercer. CJ Entertainment, 17 May 2020. (Television)

Into the Night. Netflix, 5 May 2020. (Television)


Mother/Android. Mattson Tomlin. Miramax and Hulu, December 2021 (Film)

Spider-Man: No Way Home. Jon Watts. Columbia Pictures and Marvel Studios, December 2021 (Film)

Reminiscence. Lisa Joy. FilmNation Entertainment, Kilter Films, and Michael De Luca Productions, August 2021 (Film)

Tides. Tim Fehlbaum. BerghausWöbke Filmproduktion, Vega Film, and Constantin Film, August 2021 (Film)

The Tomorrow War. Chris McKay. Skydance Media and Paramount Pictures, July 2021 (Film)

Settlers. Wyatt Rockerfeller. Jericho Motion Pictures, Intake Films, and Brittle Star Pictures, June 2021.

Infinite. Antoine Fuqua. Paramount Pictures, June 2021 (Film)

Oxygen. Alexandre Aja. Gateway Films and Wild Bunch, May 2021 (Film)

A Quiet Place. Part II. John Krasinski. Platinum Dunes and Sunday Night Productions, May 2021 (Film)

In The Earth. Ben Wheatley. Neon, April 2021 (Film)

Boss Level. Joe Carnahan. Highland Film Group, Emmett/Furla Oasis, Diamond Film Productions, March 2021.

Chaos Walking. Doug Liman. Lionsgate, March 2021 (Film)

Stowaway. Joe Penna. Augenschein Filmproduktion, Rise Pictures, and XYZ Films, April 2021 (Film)

Infinitum: Subject Unknown. Matthew Butler-Hart. Fizz and Ginger Films, March 2021 (Film).

Godzilla vs. Kong. Adam Wingard. Legendary Pictures, March 2021 (Film)

The Midnight Sky. George Clooney. Netflix, December 2020 (Film).

Greatland. Dana Ziyasheva. Popcorn & Friends, November 2020 (Film).

The Haunted. David Holroyd. Hulu, September 2020 (Film).

Monochrome: The Chromism Movie. Kodi Zene. Amazon Prime, October 2020 (Film).

Mortal. André Øvredal. Saban Films, October 2020 (Film).

Over the Moon. Glen Keane. Netflix, October 2020 (Film).

Possessor. Brandon Cronenberg. Rhombus Media, October 2020 (Film).

Synchronic. Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead. XYZ Films, October 2020 (Film).

Behind You. Andrew Mecham & Matthew Whedon. Hulu, August 2020 (Film).

New Mutants. Josh Boone. Marvel Entertainment, August 2020 (Film).

Project Power. Henry Joost & Ariel Schulman. Netflix, August 2020 (Film).

Tenet. Christopher Nolan. Warner Bros., August 2020 (Film).

Carrion. Michael Zaiko Hall. Hulu, June 2020 (Film).

Shirley. Josephine Decker. Hulu, June 2020 (Film).

Proximity. Amazon Prime, 15 May 2020. (Film)

Sanyangui Sigan (Time to Hunt). Yoon Sung-hyun. Netflix, April 2020 (Film).

Спутник (Sputnik). Egor Abramenko. Sony Pictures, April 2020 (Film).


Beyond a Steel Sky. Revolution Software, November 2021 (Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S)

Sable. Raw Fury, September 2021 (VG – PC, XBox One, X/S)

Returnal. Sony Interactive Entertainment, April 2021 (PS5)

Colony Ship: A Post-Earth Role Playing Game. Iron Tower Studio, April 2021 (VG – PC)

Stellaris: Nemesis. Paradox Development Studio, April 2021 (VG – PC, Linux, PS4, XBox One, XBox X/S)

Skid Cities: The Cyberpunk City Builder. Vittorio Banfi, February 2021 (VG – PC)

Cyberpunk: 2077. CD Projekt Red, December 2020.

Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales. Insomniac Games, November 2020. (VG – PS4, PS5).

Hades. Supergiant Games, September 2020. (VG – PC, Switch).

Manifold Garden. William Chyr Studio, August, 2020 (PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One, X/S)

Marvel’s Avengers. September 2020, PS4.

Ghost of Tsushima. July 2020, PS4.

XCOM: Chimera Squad. Fireaxis Games, 24 April 2020. (VG – PC).

Final Fantasy VII Remake. Square Enix, April 2020. (VG – PS4).

Resident Evil 3. Capcom, 3 April 2020. (VG – PC, PS4, Xbox One)

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