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Alaniz, José. Resurrection: Comics in Post-Soviet Russia. Ohio State UP, 2022. https://ohiostatepress.org/books/titles/9780814215104.html. Publisher will send to reviewer.
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.
Campos, Liliane and Pierre-Louis Patoine, eds. Life, Rescaled: The Biological Imagination in Twenty-First-Century Literature and Performance. Open Book Publishers, 2022. https://www.openbookpublishers.com/books/10.11647/obp.0303 Ebook.
Carr, Bryan J. and Meta G. Carstarphen, eds. Gendered Defenders: Marvel’s Heroines in Transmedia Spaces. New Suns: Race, Gender and Sexuality in the Speculative. Ohio UP, 2022. https://ohiostatepress.org/books/titles/9780814215272.html hard copy or ecopy, as reviewer prefers.
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.
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).
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.
Khan, Sami Ahmad. Star Warriors of the Modern Raj: Materiality, Mythology and Technology in Indian Science Fiction. New Dimensions in Science Fiction. U of Wales P, 2021. https://www.uwp.co.uk/book/star-warriors-of-the-modern-raj/ PDF.
Lindop, Samantha. The Stepford Wives. Auteur, 2022. https://www.liverpooluniversitypress.co.uk/books/id/54557/ Print.
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.
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
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.
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.
Samer, Rox. Lesbian Potentiality & Feminist Media in the 1970s. Duke, 2022. https://www.dukeupress.edu/lesbian-potentiality-and-feminist-media-in-the-1970s PDF: hard copy on request.
Schmeink, Lars, and Ingo Cornils, eds. New Perspectives on Contemporary German Science Fiction. Palgrave, 2022. https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-030-95963-0 PDF
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.
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. Minority Report. Auteur, 2022. https://global.oup.com/academic/product/minority-report-9781800856417?cc=ca&lang=en& Link to ebook.
Yeates, Robert. American Cities in Post-Apocalyptic Science Fiction. UCL Press 2021. https://www.uclpress.co.uk/products/178919?utm_source=jiscmail&utm_medium=listserv&utm_campaign=651# PDF.
Baker, A. Deborah. Over the Woodward Wall. (Tor)
Bangs, Ellie. Unity (Tachyon), 2021.
Bennett, Robert Jackson. Vigilance. Tor.com, 2019. PDF.
Chambers, Becky. The Galaxy, and the Ground Within (Harper Voyager / Hodder & Stoughton), 2021.
Clark, P. Djèlí. A Master of Djinn (Tor / Orbit UK), 2021.
Clark, P. Djèlí. Ring Shout (Tor) 2020.
Collazo, Miguel. The Journey (Restless) 2020.
Cornell, Paul. Last Stand in Lychford (Tor) 2020.
de Rojas, Agustin. Spiral (Restless) 2020, originally 1982.
Flynn, Katie M. The Companions (Gallery Books; Scout Press)
Ford, Jeffery, Out of Body (Tor)
Gastil, John. Gray Matters. (John Hunt Pub)
Gladstone, Max. Dead Country (Tor), 2022.
Hairston, Andrea. Master of Poisons (Tor)
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) 2020.
Hugo, Ilze. The Down Days (Skybound Books), 2020
Johnson, Jeremy Robert. The Loop. (Saga Press) 2020.
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.
Malerich, C.S. The Factory Witches of Lowell (Tor)
Malzberg, Barry N. Revelations: A Paranoid Novel of Suspense (Anti-Oedipus Press), 2020 (Reprint)
Martine, Arkady. A Desolation Called Peace (Tor), 2021.
McGuire, Seanan. Where the Drowned Girls Go (Tor), 2022.
Myers, Brendan. Flight of the Siren (Self-Published)
Ogden, Aimee. Sun-Daughters, Sea-Daughters (Tor)
Parker-Chan, Shelley. She Who Became the Sun (Tor/Mantle) 2021.
Polansky, Daniel. The Seventh Perfection (Tor)
Posey, Jay. Every Sky a Grave. (Skybound Books)
Robson, Eddie. Drunk on All Your Strange New Worlds (Tor), 2022.
Shanoes, Veronica. Burning Girls and Other Stories (Tor), 2022.
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
Valente, Catherynne M. The Past is Red (Tor), 2021.
Vaughn, Carrie. Kitty’s Mix-Tape (Tachyon), 2020
Vo, Nghi. The Chosen and the Beautiful (Tor)
Yolen, Jane. The Midnight Circus (Tachyon), 2020.
Media for Review
Star Trek: Picard: Akiva Goldsman, Michael Cabon, Kristen Beyer, and Alex Kurtzman. Paramount, February, 2023 (Television)
The Last of Us. Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann. HBO, January 2023 (Television)
The Peripheral. Scott B. Smith. Kilter Films, October 2022 (Television)
Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities. Guillermo del Toro. Netflix, October 2022 (Television)
Andor. Tony Gilroy. Lucasfilm, September 2022 (Television)
Quantum Leap (2022). Donald P. Bellisario. Dean Georgaris Entertainment, September 2022 (Television)
Cyberpunk: Edgerunners. Rafał Jaki and Mike Pondsmith. CD Projekt Red, September 2022 (Television)
Westworld (S4). Jonathan Nolan. HBO Entertainment, August 2022 (Television)
The Sandman (Season 1). Neil Gaiman, David S. Goyer, and Allan Heinberg, August 2022 (Television)
Ms Marvel. Bisha K. Ali. Marvel Studios, July 2022 (Television)
Paper Girls (Season 1). Stephany Folsom, July 2022 (Television)
The Boys (Season 3). Eric Kripke, June 2022 (Television)
Stranger Things (Season 4). Duffer Brothers, May-July 2022 (Television)
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (Season 1). Akiva Goldsman, Alex Kurtzman, and Jenny Lume, May 2022 (Television)
Obi-Wan Kenobi (Season 1). Deborah Chow, May 2022 (Television)
Night Sky (Season 1). Holden Miller and Daniel C. Connolly, May 2022 (Television)
The Man Who Fell to Earth (Season 1). Jenny Lumet and Alex Kurtzman, April 2022 (Television)
Undone (Season 2). Kate Purdy and Raphael Bob-Waksberg, April 2022 (Television)
Halo (Season 1). Kyle Killen and Steven Kane, March 2022 (Television)
Severance. Dan Erickson. Red Hour Productions, February 2022 (Television)
From (Season 1). John Griffin, February 2022 (Television)
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)
Cowboy Bebop. André Nemec. Tomorrow Studios, 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)
Avatar 2:The Way of Water. James Cameron. 20th Century Studios, December 2022 (Film)
Black Adam. Jaume Collet-Serra. New Line Cinema, October 2022 (Film)
Don’t Worry Darling. Olivia Wilde. New Line Cinema, September 2022 (Film)
Vesper. Kristina Buožytė. Natrix Natrix, August 2022 (Film)
Brian and Charles. David Earl. BFI, July 2022 (Film)
Alienoid. Choi Dong-hoon (최동훈). Caper Film, July 2022 (Film)
Thor: Love and Thunder. Taika Waititi. Marvel Studios, July 2022 (Film)
Nope. Jordan Peele. Universal Pictures, July 2022 (Film)
Karmalink. Jake Wachtel. Valerie Steinberg Productions, July 2022 (Film)
Spiderhead. Joseph Kosinski. Netflix, June 2022 (Film)
Firestarter. Keith Thomas. Blumhouse Productions, May 2022 (Film)
Apollo 10 ½: A Space Age Childhood. Richard Linklater. Netflix, April 2022 (Film)
Moonshot. Chris Winterbauer. Warner Bros. Pictures, March 2022 (Film)
The Adam Project. Shawn Levy. Skydance Media and Maximum Effort, March 2022 (Film)
Everything Everywhere All At Once. Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert. A24, March 2022 (Film)
After Yang. Kogonada. A24, Cinereach, and Per Capita Productions, March 2022 (Film)
Moonfall. Roland Emmerich. UK Moonfall LLP and Huayi Brothers International, February 2022 (Film)
Cosmic Dawn. Jefferson Moneo. Cranked Up Films, February 2022 (Film)
Dual. Riley Stearns. XYZ Films, January 2022 (Film)
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)
New Tales from the Borderlands. Gearbox Studio, October 2022 (Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S)
Stranded: Alien Dawn. Frontier Foundry, October 2022 (VG – PC)
Terra Invicta. Hooded Horse, September 2022 (VG – PC)
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)