Since we started the press in January, we’ve been working on populating the blog with reviews of our favourite science fiction, fantasy, and horror. These reviews focus on environmental content, or content that offers a different perspective on non-human life and our relation to it, or the social structures that contribute to human as well as ecological damage. The reviews helped to give readers and writers an idea of the kinds of stories we like, which was especially important when we didn’t have any books yet published. But the reviews are also a service to our community. We want the stories we love to find readers; and writing about them contributes to a critical mass of awareness about great SFFH stories.
In this post we’re recapping all the reviews we posted in 2020, organized by date (earliest to latest) and type of review.
- “Lanny Boykin Rises Up Singing” by Jess Barber (published in Reckoning 2 in 2018)
- “Eclipse our Sins” by Tlotlo Tsamaase (published in Clarkesworld 159, 2019)
- “More Sea Than Tar” by Osahon Ize-Iyamu (published in Reckoning 3 in 2019)
- “The Ones Who Stay and Fight” by N.K. Jemesin (published in Jemesin’s collection How Long ‘Til Black Future Month in 2018)
- “Hello, Hello” by Seanan McGuire (published in Lightspeed in 2019, and Future Visions in 2015)
- E.I. Richardson’s “A Good Mother” (published in Syntax and Salt)
- Kelly Robson’s Gods, Monsters, and the Lucky Peach
- Rivers Solomon’s The Deep (with Daveed Diggs, William Hutson, and Jonathan Snipes)
- Brooke Bolander’s The Only Harmless Great Thing
- P. Djèlí Clark’s The Black God’s Drums
- Margaret Killjoy’s The Lamb Will Slaughter the Lion
- Kathleen Jennings’ Flyaway
- Dominion: An Anthology of Speculative Fiction from Africa and the African Diaspora (Volume One)
- Reckoning 4