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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.
Atasoy, Emrah. Epistemological Warfare and Hope in Critical Dystopia. Nobel, 2021. PDF
Brown, Jayna. Black Utopias: Speculative Life and the Music of Other Worlds. Duke UP, 2021. https://www.dukeupress.edu/black-utopias PDF (Print available if requested—sent directly to reviewer from Duke)
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)
Byrne-Smith, Dan, ed. Science Fiction: Documents of Contemporary Art. Documents of Contemporary Art. Whitechapel, 2020. Print.
Dalton, David S. Mestizo Modernity: Race, Technology, and the Body in Postrevolutionary Mexico. University Press Florida, 2018. (Print)
Eller, Jonathan R. Bradbury Beyond Apollo. University of Illinois Press, 2020. https://www.press.uillinois.edu/books/catalog/85fqe8hr9780252043413.html (Print)
Harmes, Marcus K., and Lindy A. Orthia, eds. Doctor Who and Science: Essays on Ideas, Identities and Ideologies in the Series.McFarland 2021. https://mcfarlandbooks.com/product/doctor-who-and-science/ PDF
Hill, Michael. According to Jack Kirby: Insights Drawn from Interviews with Comics’ Greatest Creator. Self-published, 2021. https://www.lulu.com/en/ca/shop/michael-hill/according-to-jack-kirby/paperback/product-v7dnyy.html?page=1&pageSize=4 Hard copy.
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.
Michael J. Gehring, The Oxbridge Evangelist: Motivations, Practices, and Legacy of C. S. Lewis. Cascade , 2017 https://wipfandstock.com/the-oxbridge-evangelist.html (available as a 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
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
Lavender, Isiah III. Afrofuturism Rising: The Literary Prehistory of a Movement. Ohio, 2019. https://ohiostatepress.org/books/titles/9780814214138.html 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).
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.
Murphy, Graham J. and Lars Schmeink, eds. Cyberpunk and Visual Culture. Routledge. (Print)
Peaslee, Robert Moses, and Robert G. Weiner, eds. The Supervillain Reader. University Press of Mississippi, 2020. Print.
Riddle, Nick. The Damned. Auteur. Print.
Vaz, Mark Cotta. Empire of the Superheroes: America’s Comic Book Creators and the Making of a Billion-Dollar Industry. World Comics and Graphic Nonfiction Series. U of Texas P, 2021. https://utpress.utexas.edu/books/vaz-empire-of-the-superheroes PDF
Withers, Jeremy. Futuristic Cars and Space Bicycles: Contesting the Road in American Science Fiction. Liverpool Science Fiction Texts and Studies, 66. Liverpool, 2020. Print.
Wood, Christopher. Heroes Masked and Mythic: Echoes of Ancient Archetypes in Comic Book Characters. McFarland 2021. https://mcfarlandbooks.com/product/heroes-masked-and-mythic/ PDF
Baker, A. Deborah. Over the Woodward Wall. (Tor)
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)
Jennings, Kathleen. Flyaway. (Tor)
Johnson, Jeremy Robert. The Loop. (Saga Press)
Jones, Cynan. Stillicide. (Catapult)
Jones, Stephen Graham. Night of the Mannequins (Tor)
Khaw, Cassandra. Hammers on Bone (Tor)
Kiernan, Caitlin R. The Tindalos Asset (Tor).
Killjoy, Margaret. The Lamb Will Slaughter the Lion. (Tor)
Kingsnorth, Paul. Alexandria (Graywolf Press).
Lem, Stanislaw. Return from the Stars. MIT Press, 2020. Print.
Lem, Stanislaw. The Invincible. MIT Press, 2020. Print.
Lewis, Linden A. The First Sister (Skybound Books)
Malerich, C.S. The Factory Witches of Lowell (Tor)
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.
Strahan, Jonathan, ed. The Year’s Best Science Fiction Vol. 1 (Saga Press)
Strugatsky, Arkady and Boris. The Inhabited Island. (Chicago Review Press).
Strygatsky, Arkady and Boris. Lame Fate | Ugly Swans (Chicago Review Press).
Teitelbaum, Sheldon and Lottem, Emanuel, ed. Zion’s Fiction: A Treasury of Israeli Speculative Literature. Mandel Vilar Press, 2018. PDF.
Thompson, Tade. The Murders of Molly Southbourne (Tor)
Tolme, Sarah. The Fourth Island (Tor)
Vadnais, Christiane. Fauna. (Coach House Books)
Vo, Nghi. The Chosen and the Beautiful (Tor)
Wilson, D. Harlan. Outré (Raw Dog Screaming Press)
Wilson, D. Harlan. The Psychotic Dr. Schreber. Stalking Horse Press, 2019. Print.
Yoss. Red Dust (Restless Books)
Media for Review
Love, Death & Robots (S2). Tim Miller. Netflix, 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)
Falcon and the Winter Soldier. Michael Spellman. Disney+, 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)
Star Wars: The Clone Wars (The Final Season). Disney+, 21 February 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)
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, January 2019 (Television)
Counterpart (Season 2). Justin Marks. Starz, December 2018 (Television)
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)
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)