Vol. 51, No. 4 (Fall 2021)




Table of Contents


FROM THE SFRA REVIEW

Fall 2021 (From the Editor)  •  Ian Campbell

The SFRA Review’s Transition to Partial Peer Review • The Editorial Collective

Become a Reviewer! Nonfiction, Fiction and Media Available for Review



FROM THE SFRA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

From the President  •  Gerry Canavan

From the Vice President  •  Sonja Fritzsche


FEATURES

The SF in Translation Universe #13  •  Rachel Cordasco 

Chinese Science Fiction Studies in Japan • Noriko Yamamoto

Hidden Stars: A Conversation on Black Indie Speculative Fiction • Jalondra A. Davis and LaRose Davis



FICTION

Call For Submissions: Fiction

“Wireheads” • Michael W. Clark

“Papa and the Steam Rifle” • Suzanne Church and Stephen Kotowych



SYMPOSIUM: TRANS-INDIGENOUS FUTURITY

Introduction: Composing Trans-Indigenous Futures • Jeremy M. Carnes

“Ghost Hunt” • Melissa Michal

On Writing “Ghost Hunt” and Preparing My Own Spirit • Melissa Michal

Sherman Slipstream: (Dis)Associating Settler Time • E. Ornelas

Wandering the World’s Most Isolated Metropolis: Structured Dispossession & Post-Apocalyptic Stress Syndrome in the Film Waikiki • Nicole Ku’uleinapuananiolikowapuhimelemeleolani Furtado

Trans-Indigenous Sci-Fi in French: Language and Temporality in Wapke • Malou Brouwer and Camille Roberge

Decolonizing the Post-Apocalyptic Landscape: Narratives of Fear, Hope, and Resilience in the Indigenous Arctic • Kelsey Lee

The Pursuit of Rhetorical Sovereignty in Indigenous Futurisms • Jesse Cohn

Beyond the End: Indigenous Futurisms’ Interventions in the Anthropocene • Abdenour Bouich



SELECTED PAPERS FROM SFRA 2021

Economics of Poverty Between the Posthuman and the Other in Ancillary Sword • Amanda Pavani Fernandes

Human and Animal Futurity: Survival, Flourishing, and Care in Margaret Atwood’s MaddAddam Trilogy and Bong Joon-ho’s Okja • M. Sousa

The Quiet Structures of Violence in Mennonite Science Fiction • Selena Middleton

Silicon Valley as Cult? Mystifying and Demystifying Surveillance Capitalism in Alex Garland’s Devs (2020) • Miguel Sebastián-Martín

“Daughters of Earth”: Experimentations in Domesticity • Robert Wood

Fragmentation, Coherence and Worldbuilding in Magic: The Gathering • Chris Pak

Roundtable: Can Chinese Science Fiction Transcend Binary Thinking? • Mia Chen Ma, Angela YT Chan, Yen Ooi, Frederike Schneider-Vielsäcker and Regina Kanyu Wang

Posthuman Mysticism: From the Zero Point of Humanity to the Parallel Worlds in The Gift • Sümeyra Buran



NONFICTION REVIEWS

Review of 12 Monkeys (Constellation)  •  Dominick Grace

Review of An Ecotopian Lexicon • Ray Davenport

Review of Yet Another Heart of Darkness: American Colonial Films • Frances Auld

Review of Children of Men (Constellation) • Zachary Ingle

Review of Climate Fictions • Bruce Lindsley Rockwood

Review of Inventing Tomorrow: H. G. Wells and the Twentieth Century • Steven Mollmann

Review of Stranger Things and Philosophy • Nicole C. Dittmer

Review of The Tragic Thread in Science Fiction • Dennis Wilson Wise

Review of The Order and the Other: Young Adult Utopian Literature and Science Fiction • Thomas J. Morrissey

Review of Gender and Environment in Science Fiction • Patrick Sharp



FICTION REVIEWS

Review of Chosen Spirits/The City Inside • Ruchira Mandal

Review of Sorrowland • Julia Lindsay



MEDIA REVIEWS

Review of Love, Death & Robots, season 2 (Netflix) • Jeremy Brett

Review of Loki (Disney+) • Zahra Rizvi