Tag Archives: Science Fiction


Brown, Rachel Manija, and Sherwood Smith. Stranger. New York: Viking, 2014. Stranger is genre-crossing, told from five separate points of view, and written in collaboration by two writers, but there’s nothing rambling or uneven about it. In fact, the excellent … Continue reading

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The Telling

Le Guin, Ursula K. The Telling. New York: Harcourt, 2000. Sutty, an (Anglo-Indian and lesbian) ethnographer representing a peaceful interstellar confederation, travels to Aka to initiate diplomatic relations.

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More Happy Than Not

Silvera, Adam. 2015. More Happy Than Not. New York: Soho Teen. A new memory-relief institute has opened in the Bronx, and trauma victims, grieving parents, and schizophrenics are finally able to achieve respite from troubling memories. Aaron Soto is skeptical … Continue reading

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Willful Machines

Floreen, Tim. 2015. Willful Machines. New York: Simon Pulse. In the near future, robotics is a typical high school class, scientists have created sentient AI, and gay kids still have to worry about conservative politics. Lee Fisher, robotics geek and … Continue reading

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Welcome to Night Vale

Fink, Joseph, and Jeffrey Cranor (writers). 2012-present. Welcome to Night Vale (podcast). Commonplace Books. welcometonightvale.com

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A stranger from the internet with a mutual interest in John Waters pointed me toward Gregg Araki, so I checked out Kaboom. It’s his second-most recent film, released in 2010, and the recipient of the first Queer Palm award at … Continue reading

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