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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.
Armitt, Lucie. Fantasy. New Critical Idiom. Routledge, 2020. https://www.routledge.com/Fantasy/Armitt/p/book/9781138677029 Available via VitalSource Bookshelf (username and password required, will be provided to reviewer).
Ashley, Mike. Science Fiction Rebels: The Story of Science-Fiction Magazines from 1981 to 1990. Liverpool, 2020. https://global.oup.com/academic/product/science-fiction-rebels-9781789621716?cc=ca&lang=en& (online link)
Bacon, Simon. Eco-Vampires: The Undead and the Environment. McFarland 2020. (password-protected PDF) https://mcfarlandbooks.com/product/eco-vampires/
Banerjee, Suparno. Indian Science Fiction: Patterns, History and Hybridity. University of Wales Press, 2020. https://www.uwp.co.uk/book/indian-science-fiction/ (PDF)
Berlatsky, Noah. Yet Another Heart of Darkness: American Colonial Films. Self-published. Available in PDF or Word format.
Binns, Amy. Hidden Wyndham: Life, Love, Letters. Grace Judson Press. (Print)
Bishop, Katherine E., David Higgins, and Jerry Määttä, eds. Plants in Science Fiction: Speculative Vegetation. University of Wales P, 2020. PDF. https://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/distributed/P/bo68170768.html
Brown, William, and David H. Fleming. The Squid Cinema from Hell: Kinoteuthis Infernalis and the Emergence of Chthulumedia. Edinburgh UP, 2020. PDF. https://edinburghuniversitypress.com/book-the-squid-cinema-from-hell.ht
Byrne-Smith, Dan, ed. Science Fiction: Documents of Contemporary Art. Documents of Contemporary Art. Whitechapel, 2020. Print.
Castillo, Debra Ann, and Liliana Colanzi, eds. Latin American Speculative Fiction (Paradoxa no. 30). 2018. PDF.
Dalton, David S. Mestizo Modernity: Race, Technology, and the Body in Postrevolutionary Mexico. University Press Florida, 2018. (Print)
Determann, Jorg Matthias. Islam, Science Fiction, and Extraterrestrial Life: The Culture of Astrobiology in the Muslim World. https://www.bloomsbury.com/us/islam-science-fiction-and-extraterrestrial-life-9780755601301/ Bloomsbury, 2021. (PDF)
Dinello, Dan. Children of Men (Constellations series). Auteur 2019. Print http://cup.columbia.edu/book/children-of-men/9781999334024
Eller, Jonathan R. Bradbury Beyond Apollo. University of Illinois Press, 2020. https://www.press.uillinois.edu/books/catalog/85fqe8hr9780252043413.html (Print)
Kerry Fine, Michael K., Johnson, Rebecca M. Lush, and Sara L. Spurgeon, eds. Weird Westerns: Race, Gender, Genre. U of Nebraska P, 2020. https://www.nebraskapress.unl.edu/nebraska/9781496221162/ Print.
Galbraith, Patrick W. and Jason G. Karlin. AKB48. Bloomsbury, 2020. Print.
Greenhill, Pauline. Reality, Magic and Other Lies: Fairy-Tale Film Truths. Wayne State, 2020. PDF.
Lee, Regina Yung, and Una McCormack, eds. Biology & Manners: Essays on the worlds and Works of Lois McMaster Bujold. Liverpool Science Fiction Texts and Studies 64. Liverpool, 2020. Print.
Lem, Stanislaw. Highcastle: A Remembrance. MIT Press, 2020. (Print).
Milner, Andrew, and J. R. Burgmann, eds. Science Fiction and Climate Change: A Sociological Approach. Liverpool Science Fiction Texts and Studies 63. Liverpool, 2020. Print
Mittermeier, Sabrina, and Mareike Spychala, eds. Fighting for the Future: Essays on Star Trek: Discovery. Liverpool Science Fiction Texts and Studies 67. Liverpool and Cambridge, 2020. Print.
Morgan, Glyn. Imagining the Unimaginable: Speculative Fiction and the Holocaust. Bloomsbury, 2020. https://www.bloomsbury.com/us/imagining-the-unimaginable-9781501350542/ Print.
Mukherjee, Upamanyu Pablo. Final Frontiers: Science Fiction & Techno-Science in Non-Aligned India. Liverpool Science Fiction Texts and Studies 61. Liverpool, 2020. Print.
Murphy, Graham J. and Lars Schmeink, eds. Cyberpunk and Visual Culture. Routledge. (Print)
Noone, Kristin and Emily Lavin Leverett, eds. Terry Pratchett’s Ethical Worlds: Essays on Identity and Narrative in Discworld and Beyond. McFarland, 2020. PDF.
Olivier, Marc. Household Horror: Cinematic Fear and the Secret Life of Everyday Objects. Studies in Fan Culture and Cultural Theory. Indiana UP, 2020. (PDF) https://iupress.org/9780253046567/household-horror/
Peaslee, Robert Moses, and Robert G. Weiner, eds. The Supervillain Reader. University Press of Mississippi, 2020. Print.
Riddle, Nick. The Damned. Auteur. Print.
Schneider-Mayerson, Matthew, and Brent Ryan Bellamy. An Ecotopian Lexicon. University of Minnesota Press, 2020. PDF.
Theiss, Derek J. Sport and Monstrosity in Science Fiction. Liverpool. (Print) https://www.liverpooluniversitypress.co.uk/books/id/42393/
Waugh, Robert H. The Tragic Thread in Science Fiction. Hippocampus. Print.
Wegner, Philip E. Invoking Hope: Theory and Utopia in Dark Times. U of Minnesota P, 2020. PDF https://www.upress.umn.edu/book-division/books/invoking-hopeWithers, Jeremy. Futuristic Cars and Space Bicycles: Contesting the Road in American Science Fiction. Liverpool Science Fiction Texts and Studies, 66. Liverpool, 2020. Print.
Bennett, Robert Jackson. Vigilance. Tor.com, 2019. PDF.
Chess, K. Famous Men Who Never Lived. Tin House Books, 2019. Print.
Haynes, Peter. The Willow By Your Side. Unsung Stories, 2018. Epub.
Hurley, Kameron. Apocalypse Nyx. Tachyon, 2018. PDF.
Lem, Stanislaw. His Master’s Voice. MIT Press, 2020. Print.
Lem, Stanislaw. Hospital of the Transfiguration. MIT Press, 2020. Print.
Lem, Stanislaw. Memoirs of a Space Traveler. MIT Press, 2020. Print.
Lem, Stanislaw. Return from the Stars. MIT Press, 2020. Print.
Lem, Stanislaw. The Invincible. MIT Press, 2020. Print.
Mamatas, Nick. The People’s Republic of Everything. Tachyon, 2019. PDF.
Novik, Naomi. Spinning Silver. Del Rey, 2018. Print.
Rajaniemi, Hannu and Weisman, Jacob, ed. The New Voices of Science Fiction. Tachyon, 2019. Print.
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.
Teitelbaum, Sheldon and Lottem, Emanuel, ed. Zion’s Fiction: A Treasury of Israeli Speculative Literature. Mandel Vilar Press, 2018. PDF.
Whiteley, Aliya. The Loosening Skin. Unsung Stories, 2018. Epub.
Wilson, D. Harlan. The Psychotic Dr. Schreber. Stalking Horse Press, 2019. Print.
Winters, Ben H. Golden State. Muholland Books, 2019. Print.
Media for Review
The Futures. The Comma Press Podcast (2020). (Podcast)
Westworld: The New World. HBO, 15 March 2020. (Television)
Locke and Key. Netflix, 7 February 2020. (Television)
Snowpiercer. CJ Entertainment, 17 May 2020. (Television)
Devs. Alex Garland. Hulu, 5 March 2020. (Television)
Utopia Falls. Hulu, 5 March 2020. (Television)
Upload. Amazon Prime, 1 May 2020. (Television)
Omniscient. Pedro Aguilera. Netflix, 29 January 2020. (Television)
Endlings. Hulu, 5 January 2020. (Television)
Vagrant Queen. Syfy, 27 March 2020. (Television)
Into the Night. Netflix, 5 May 2020. (Television)
Star Wars: The Clone Wars (The Final Season). Disney+, 21 February 2020. (Television)
Bloodshot. 13 March 2020. (Film)
Proximity. Amazon Prime, 15 May 2020. (Film)
Underwater. 20th Century Fox, 10 January 2020. (Film)
Resident Evil 3. Capcom, 3 April 2020. (VG – PC, PS4, Xbox One)
Doom: Eternal. Bethesda Softworks, 20 March 2020. (VG – PC, PS4, Stadia, Xbox One)
Half-Life: Alyx. Valve, 23 March 2020. (VG – PC)
XCOM: Chimera Squad. Fireaxis Games, 24 April 2020. (VG – PC)
Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot. Bandai Namco, 16 January 2020. (VG – PC, PS4, Xbox One)
The Invisible Man. Leigh Whannell. 27 February 2020 (Film)
Doctor Who (Series 12). Chris Chibnall. BBC, January-March 2020 (Television)
Avenue 5. Armando Iannucci. HBO, 19 January 2020 (Television)
The Mandalorian. Jon Favreau. Disney+, 12 November 2019 (Television)
Beautiful Desolation. The Brotherhood, February 2020 (Game – PC)
The Outer Worlds. Obsidian Entertainment, October 2019 (Game – PC, PS4, XBOX1)
The Long Walk. Mattie Do. Lao Art Media, September 2019 (Film)
The Platform. Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia. Basque Films, September 2019 (Film)
Lucy in the Sky. Noah Hawley. Fox Searchlight Pictures, October 2019 (Film)
In the Shadow of the Moon. Jim Mickle. Netflix, September 2019 (Film)
The Colour Out of Space. Richard Stanley. XYZ Films, September 2019 (Film)
Portals. Timo Tjahjanto, Eduardo Sánchez, Liam O’Donnell, and Gregg Hale. Bloody Disgusting, October 2019 (Film)
Undone. Raphael Bob-Waksberg and Kate Purdy. Amazon Prime Video, 2019 (Television)
Rick and Morty (season 4). Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon. Williams Street Production, 2019 (television)
Another Life. Aaron Martin. Netflix, 25 July 2019 (Television)
9. Jenuse Mohamed. Prithviraj Productions, February 2019 (Film)
Vivarium. Lorcan Finnegan. Lovely Productions, May 2019 (Film)
The Twilight Zone (2019 reboot). Simon Kinberg, Jordan Peele, and Marco Ramirez. CBS Television Studios, 1 April 2019 (Television)
Osmosis. Audrey Fouché. CAPA Drama (but released through Netflix), 29 March 2019 (Television)
Roswell, New Mexico. Carina Adly Mackenzie. Amblin Television, 2019 (Television)
Dark. Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese. Netflix, June 2019 (Television)
3%. Pedro Aguilera. Netflix, June 2019 (Television)
Love, Death, & Robots. Joshua Donen, David Fincher, Jennifer Miller, and Tim Miller. Netflix, 2019 (Television)
Counterpart (Season 2). Justin Marks. Starz, 2019 (Television)
The Orville (season 2). Seth MacFarlane. Fox, 2019 (Television)
The Surge 2. Focus Home Interactive , 24 September 2019 (VG – PC, PS4, XBOX)
Metro Exodus. Deep Silver, 15 February 2019 (VG – PC, PS4, XBOX, Google Stadia)
Anthem. Electronic Arts, February 22, 2019 (VG – PC, PS4, XBOX)
Trover Saves the Universe. Gearbox Software, 2019 (VG – PS4, PSVR, PC, Oculus)
Observation. Devolver Digital, 2019 (VG – PC, PS4)
Outer Wilds. Annapurna Interactive, 2019 (VG – XBOX)
Hypnospace Outlaw. No More Robots, 2019 (VG – PC)
Almost Human. Jeppe Rønde. Bacon, March 2019 (Documentary)