This post is the second in a series of short reviews about individual stories from McSweeney’s 58 Climate Fiction issue. The focus of this review is “The Rememberers” by Rachel Heng. Click to read the full review!
Check out our February 2021 newsletter, the first of the year. It contains news about cover reveals, giveaways, forthcoming titles, and a 50% discount on 2020 ebooks.
This review examines how Mikael Awake’s story in McSweeney’s 58, “The Good Plan,” reveals an experience of climate refugees. It is an exploration of memory and feelings of belonging and displacement and a study in displacement and reintegration, which gives the reader a taste of that experience.
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, focusing on environmental content. In this post we’re recapping all the reviews we posted in 2020, organized by date (earliest to latest) and type of review.
Reckoning 4 is a collection of creative writing like a cry of grief for what we have already lost. But it is also comfort, retribution, and the re-creation of exquisite hybrid forms rarely before imagined. Read on for more about the stories we loved from Reckoning’s 2020 volume.
In this post, our Publishing Consultant and occasional proofreader Jacqueline Langille writes about her favourite books and films, and what she has learned from the unforgiving environment in science fiction.
We had so much fun doing a conversational review of Stephen Graham Jones’ The Only Good Indians that Selena Middleton and Kristen Shaw are tackling Diane Cook’s The New Wilderness, a book that’s been called “the environmental novel of our times.” In this review, we tackle some of the book’s big ideas.
Both Stelliform 2020 titles — Sim Kern’s Depart, Depart! and Michael J. DeLuca’s Night Roll — have gotten some fantastic reviews. Let’s take a moment to revisit the hype!
This past month, I (Selena Middleton, Stelliform Publisher and EIC) read Stephen Graham Jones’s The Only Good Indians alongside my friend and invaluable Stelliform helper and fellow English PhD, Kristen Shaw. Since our conversations often fall into fairly nerdy literary analysis, we thought we would share our thoughts about The Only Good Indians in the form of the conversation that we might have had if the pandemic had not prevented an in-person meeting. What follows is our conversation-review of SGJ’s novel, which was published by Saga Press in July 2020.
Kathleen Jennings’ Flyaway is an Australian gothic novella that scales up the haunted house trope to encompass a landscape. In this review, I’ll focus on some of the book’s ecological themes which are largely presented to the reader in the form of fairy tales.