Index of Fiction Criticism

This page is an index to fiction I have reviewed, discussed, or featured in my criticism and scholarship. The first index lists books by author/creator; the second by title; the third by publication of the criticism/scholarship. The links go to the review itself (e.g. on the publisher’s website), to a PDF copy of the review (e.g. if in a print publication), or to other pages on my blog (e.g. in the case of books featured/reviewed in my SFF series). I also list fiction discussed to any significant extent in book chapters or monographs.

[A Note on “Fiction”] I take “fiction” to mean stories, novels, film, TV, comics, and other media that are not explicitly and obviously understood as “scholarship” and juxtapose my meaning of “fiction” against reviews of, say, books of criticism or theory; at the same time, I acknowledge that fiction plays an important role in critical and theoretical praxis. “Fiction” here is simply a useful gloss.

Fiction Criticism Index by . . .
Index by Author/Creator
Index by Title
Index by Publication

Index by Author/Creator

— B —

Bakić, Asja / Mars: Stories (2019)

Strange Horizons (Review, 2019)

Bowles, David / Feathered Serpent, Dark Heart of Sky: Myths of Mexico (2018)

World Literature Today (Review, 2018)

— C —

Cooke, Darwyn (writer/artist) / DC: The New Frontier (2004)

Unstable Masks (Chapter, 2020)

— D —

Diene, Mame Bougouma / Dark Moon Rising on a Starless Night (2018)

World Literature Today Blog (Review, 2018)

— E —

Edwards, Gareth (director) / Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)

Science Fiction Film and Television (Review, 2019)

— G —

Gappah, Petina / Out of Darkness, Shining Light (2019)

World Literature Today (Review, 2020)

Green, David Gordon / Halloween (2018)

We Are the Mutants (Essay, 2018)

— H —

Hagy, Alyson / The Scribe (2018)

PopMatters (Review, 2018)

Hendrix, Grady / We Sold Our Souls (2018)

Los Angeles Review of Books (Review, 2019)

— I —

Ikstena, Nora / Soviet Milk (2018)

PopMatters (Review, 2019)

Ito, Junji (writer/artist) / Dissolving Classroom (2017)

World Literature Today (Review, 2017)

— J —

James, Marlon / Black Leopard, Red Wolf (2019)

World Literature Today (Review, 2019)

Jenkins, Patty (director) / Wonder Woman (2017)

The Middle Spaces (Essay, 2018)

Jones, Stephen Graham / Mapping the Interior (2017)

World Literature Today (Review, 2017)

— K —

Kadare, Ismail / A Girl in Exile: Requiem for Linda B. (2018)

World Literature Today (Review, 2018)

— / The Traitor’s Niche (2018)

PopMatters (Review, 2018)

Kochai, Jamil Jan / 99 Nights in Logar (2019)

PopMatters (Review, 2019)

Korneliussen, Niviaq / Last Night in Nuuk (2019)

PopMatters (Review, 2019)

Kwaymullina, Ambelin and Ezekiel Kwaymullina / Catching Teller Crow (AUS/UK) / The Things She’s Seen (US) (2018)

American Book Review (Review, 2019)

— L —

Le Guin, Usrula K. / The Dispossessed (1974)

Tor.com (Essay, 2020; Essay, 2020)

Personal blog (Essay, 2015)

— / The Farthest Shore (1972)

Tor.com (Essay, 2020)

— / The Left Hand of Darkness (1969)

Tor.com (Essay, 2020; Essay, 2020)

— / The Tombs of Atuan (1970)

Tor.com (Essay, 2020)

— / A Wizard of Earthsea (1968)

Tor.com (Essay, 2020)

Leon, John Paul (artist) / Static (Milestone, 1993-1997)

Comics Studies Here and Now (Chapter, 2018)

Liu, Cixin / Ball Lightning (2018)

World Literature Today (Review, 2018)

— M —

Machado, Carmen Maria / Her Body and Other Parties: Stories (2017)

World Literature Today (Review, 2017)

Moore, Wayétu / She Would Be King (2018)

PopMatters (Review, 2019)

— O —

Oloixarac, Pola / Dark Constellations (2019)

PopMatters (Review, 2019)

— P —

Pérez, George (artist) / Crisis on Infinite Earths (1985-1986)

INKS: Journal of the Comics Studies Society (Article, 2019)

— R —

Rice, Waubgeshig / Moon of the Crusted Snow (2018)

Strange Horizons (Review, 2019)

— S —

Schulman, Audrey / Theory of Bastards (2018)

World Literary Today Blog (Review, 2018)

Serpell, Namwali / The Old Drift (2019)

Strange Horizons (Review, 2019)

Shawl, Nisi / Everfair (2016)

SFRA Review (Essay, 2019)

Swanwick, Michael / The Iron Dragon’s Mother (2019)

Los Angeles Review of Books (Review, 2020)

— T —

Tagaq, Tanya / Split Tooth (2018)

PopMatters (Review, 2019)

Tidhar, Lavie / Unholy Land (2018)

World Literature Today (Review, 2018)

Tieryas, Peter / Mecha Samurai Empire (2018)

Strange Horizons (Review, 2018)

— W —

Washington, Robert L. (writer) / Static (Milestone, 1993-1997)

Comics Studies Here and Now (Chapter, 2018)

Wiebe, Kurtis J. (writer) / Rat Queens, vols. 1-5 (2014-2018)

The Oxford Handbook of Comic Book Studies (Chapter, 2019)

Wilson, G. Willow / The Bird King (2019)

World Literature Today (Review, 2019)

Wolfman, Marv (writer) / Crisis on Infinite Earths (1985-1986)

INKS: Journal of the Comics Studies Society (Article, 2019)

— Y —

Yoss / Condomnauts (2018)

World Literature Today (Review, 2018)

Index by Title

— # —

99 Nights in Logar (2019) / Jamil Jan Kochai

PopMatters (Review, 2019)

— B —

Ball Lightning (2018) / Cixin Liu

World Literature Today (Review, 2018)

The Bird King (2019) / G. Wilson Willow

World Literature Today (Review, 2019)

Black Leopard, Red Wolf (2019) / Marlon James

World Literature Today (Review, 2019)

— C —

Catching Teller Crow (AUS/UK) / Ambelin and Ezekiel Kwaymullina

American Book Review (Review, 2019)

Condomnauts (2018) / Yoss

World Literature Today (Review, 2018)

Crisis on Infinite Earths (1985-1986) / Marv Wolfman (writer) and George Pérez (artist)

INKS: Journal of the Comics Studies Society (Article, 2019)

— D —

Dark Constellations (2019) / Pola Oloixarac

PopMatters (Review, 2019)

Dark Moon Rising on a Starless Night (2018) / Mame Bougouma Diene

World Literature Today Blog (Review, 2018)

DC: The New Frontier (2004) / Darwyn Cooke (writer/artist)

Unstable Masks (Chapter, 2020)

Dissolving Classroom (2017) / Junji Ito (writer/artist)

World Literature Today (Review, 2017)

The Dispossessed (1974) / Ursula K. Le Guin

Tor.com (Essay, 2020; Essay, 2020)

Personal blog (Essay, 2015)

— E —

Everfair (2016) / Nisi Shawl

SFRA Review (Essay, 2019)

— F —

The Farthest Shore (1972) / Ursula K. Le Guin

Tor.com (Essay, 2020)

Feathered Serpent, Dark Heart of Sky: Myths of Mexico (2018) / David Bowles

World Literature Today (Review, 2018)

— G —

A Girl in Exile: Requiem for Linda B. (2018) / Ismail Kadare

World Literature Today (Review, 2018)

— H —

Halloween (2018) / David Gordon Green (director)

We Are the Mutants (Essay, 2018)

Her Body and Other Parties: Stories (2017) / Carmen Maria Machado

World Literature Today (Review, 2017)

— I —

The Iron Dragon’s Mother (2019) / Michael Swanwick

Los Angeles Review of Books (Review, 2020)

— L —

Last Night in Nuuk (2019) / Niviaq Korneliussen

PopMatters (Review, 2019)

The Left Hand of Darkness (1969) / Ursula K. Le Guin

Tor.com (Essay, 2020; Essay, 2020)

— M —

Mapping the Interior (2017) / Stephen Graham Jones

World Literature Today (Review, 2017)

Mars: Stories (2019) / Asja Bakić

Strange Horizons (Review, 2019)

Mecha Samurai Empire (2018) / Peter Tieryas

Strange Horizons (Review, 2018)

Moon of the Crusted Snow (2018) / Waubgeshig Rice

Strange Horizons (Review, 2019)

— O —

The Old Drift (2019) / Namwali Serpell

Strange Horizons (Review, 2019)

Out of Darkness, Shining Light / Petina Gappah

World Literature Today (Review, 2020)

— R —

Rat Queens, vols. 1-5 (2014-2018) / Kurtis J. Wiebe

The Oxford Handbook of Comic Book Studies (Chapter, 2019)

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) / Gareth Edwards (director)

Science Fiction Film and Television (Review, 2019)

— S —

The Scribe (2018) / Alyson Hagy

PopMatters (Review, 2018)

She Would Be King (2018) / Wayétu Moore

PopMatters (Review, 2019)

Soviet Milk (2018) / Nora Ikstena

PopMatters (Review, 2019)

Split Tooth (2018) / Tanya Tagaq

PopMatters (Review, 2019)

Static (Milestone, 1993-1997) / Robert L. Washington (writer) and John Paul Leon (artist)

Comics Studies Here and Now (Chapter, 2018)

— T —

Theory of Bastards (2018) / Audrey Schulman

World Literary Today Blog (Review, 2018)

The Things She’s Seen (US) (2018) / Ambelin and Ezekiel Kwaymullina

American Book Review (Review, 2019)

The Tombs of Atuan (1970) / Ursula K. Le Guin

Tor.com (Essay, 2020)

The Traitor’s Niche (2018) / Ismail Kadare

PopMatters (Review, 2018)

— U —

Unholy Land (2018) / Lavie Tidhar

World Literature Today (Review, 2018)

— W —

We Sold Our Souls (2018) / Grady Hendrix

Los Angeles Review of Books (Review, 2019)

A Wizard of Earthsea (1968) / Ursula K. Le Guin

Tor.com (Essay, 2020)

Wonder Woman (2017) / Patty Jenkins (director)

The Middle Spaces (Essay, 2018)

Index by Publication

American Book Review

Kwaymullina, Ambelin and Ezekiel Kwaymullina / Catching Teller Crow (AUS/UK) / The Things She’s Seen (US) (2018)

Comics Studies Here and Now (Routledge)

Static (Milestone, 1993-1997)

INKS: Joural of the Comics Studies Society

Crisis on Infinite Earths (DC, 1985-1986)

Los Angeles Book Review

Hendrix, Grady / We Sold Our Souls (2018)

Swanwick, Michael / The Iron Dragon’s Mother (2019)

The Middle Spaces

Wonder Woman (2017)

The Oxford Handbook of Comic Book Studies

Rat Queens, vols. 1-5 (Image, 2014-2018)

Personal Blog

Le Guin, Usrula K. / The Dispossessed (1974)

PopMatters

Hagy, Alyson / The Scribe (2018)

Ikstena, Nora / Soviet Milk (2018)

Kadare, Ismail / The Traitor’s Niche (2018)

Kochai, Jamil Jan / 99 Nights in Logar (2019)

Korneliussen, Niviaq / Last Night in Nuuk (2019)

Moore, Wayétu / She Would Be King (2018)

Oloixarac, Pola / Dark Constellations (2019)

Tagaq, Tanya / Split Tooth (2018)

Science Fiction Film and Television

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)

SFRA Review

Shawl, Nisi / Everfair (2016)

S(peculative)F(iction)F(ound)

Strange Horizons

Bakić, Asja / Mars: Stories (2019)

Rice, Waubgeshig / Moon of the Crusted Snow (2018)

Serpell, Namwali / The Old Drift (2019)

Tieryas, Peter / Mecha Samurai Empire (2018)

Tor.com

Ursula K. Le Guin / The Dispossessed (1974)

— / The Farthest Shore (1972)

— / The Left Hand of Darkness (1969)

— / The Tombs of Atuan (1970)

— / A Wizard of Earthsea (1968)

Unstable Masks: Whiteness and American Superhero Comics (OSU Press)

Cooke, Darwyn (writer/artist) / DC: The New Frontier (2004)

We Are the Mutants

Halloween (2018)

World Literature Today

Bowles, David / Feathered Serpent, Dark Heart of Sky: Myths of Mexico (2018)

Gappah, Petina / Out of Darkness, Shining Light (2019)

Ito, Junji (writer/artist) / Dissolving Classroom (2017)

James, Marlon / Black Leopard, Red Wolf (2019)

Jones, Stephen Graham / Mapping the Interior (2017)

Kadare, Ismail / A Girl in Exile: Requiem for Linda B. (2018)

Liu, Cixin / Ball Lightning (2018)

Machado, Carmen Maria / Her Body and Other Parties: Stories (2017)

Tidhar, Lavie / Unholy Land (2018)

Wilson, G. Willow / The Bird King (2019)

Yoss / Condomnauts (2018)

World Literature Today Blog

Diene, Mame Bougouma / Dark Moon Rising on a Starless Night (2018)

Schulman, Audrey / Theory of Bastards (2018)