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

Megan N. Fontenot
Assistant Editor, Fiction 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.


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.

Dalton, David S. Mestizo Modernity: Race, Technology, and the Body in Postrevolutionary Mexico. University Press Florida, 2018. Print.

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

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.

Galbraith, Patrick W. and Jason G. Karlin. AKB48. Bloomsbury, 2020. Print.

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.

Hampton, Gregory J. and Kendra R. Parker, eds. The Bloomsbury Handbook to Octavia E. Butler. Bloomsbury, 2020. https://www.bloomsbury.com/ca/bloomsbury-handbook-to-octavia-e-butler-9781350079632  PDF.

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.

Gilbert-Hickey, Meghan, and Miranda A. Green-Barteet, eds. Race in Young Adult Speculative Fiction. University Press of Mississippi, 2021. https://www.upress.state.ms.us/Books/R/Race-in-Young-Adult-Speculative-Fiction PDF

Lavender, Isiah III. Afrofuturism Rising: The Literary Prehistory of a Movement. Ohio, 2019. https://ohiostatepress.org/books/titles/9780814214138.html PDF.

LIzardi, Ryan. Existential Science Fiction. Lexington, 2022. https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781793647351/Existential-Science-Fiction Password-protected PDF, ARC.

Longdale, Samantha, and Elizabeth Rae Coody, eds. Monstrous Women in Comics. Horror and Monstrosity Studies. University Press of Mississippi, 2020.   https://www.upress.state.ms.us/Books/M/Monstrous-Women-in-Comics (online link to UPM virtual library)

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.

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.

Slusser, George. Science Fiction: Toward a World Literature. Lexington, 2022. https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781666905366/Science-Fiction-Toward-a-World-Literature Password-protected PDF, ARC

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.


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

Bangs, Ellie. Unity (Tachyon), 2021.

Bear, Elizabeth. Machine. (Saga Press)

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)

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)

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

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.

Jennings, Kathleen. Flyaway. (Tor)

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

Jones, Cynan. Stillicide. (Catapult)

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

Kingsnorth, Paul. Alexandria (Graywolf Press), 2020

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

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.

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

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

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)

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

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

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

Polansky, Daniel. The Seventh Perfection (Tor)

Porter, Chana. The Seep (Soho Press)

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.

Roanhorse, Rebecca. Black Sun (Saga Press)

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


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)

Resident Alien. Chris Sheridan. Syfy, January 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)

Utopia Falls. Hulu, 5 March 2020. (Television)

Locke and Key. Netflix, 7 February 2020. (Television)

Omniscient. Pedro Aguilera. Netflix, 29 January 2020. (Television)

Avenue 5. Armando Iannucci. HBO, 19 January 2020 (Television)

Endlings. Hulu, 5 January 2020. (Television)

Doctor Who (Series 12). Chris Chibnall. BBC, January 2020 (Television)

Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts, season 1-3. Radford Sechrist. Netflix, January, June & October 2020 (Television).

The Mandalorian. Jon Favreau. Disney+, 12 November 2019 (Television)

Undone. Raphael Bob-Waksberg and Kate Purdy. Amazon Prime Video, September 2019 (Television)


Free Guy. Shawn Levy. Berlanti Productions and 21 Laps Entertainment, August 2021 (Film)

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

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

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

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

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

Bloodshot. 13 March 2020. (Film)

The Invisible Man. Leigh Whannell. 27 February 2020 (Film)

Underwater. 20th Century Fox, 10 January 2020. (Film)


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.

The Last of Us, Part 2. June 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)

Half-Life: Alyx. Valve, 23 March 2020. (VG – PC)

Doom: Eternal. Bethesda Softworks, 20 March 2020. (VG – PC, PS4, Stadia, Xbox One)

Beautiful Desolation. The Brotherhood, February 2020 (Game – PC)

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