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SFF Yeah! is a biweekly show dedicated to the latest happenings and our favorite recommendations from the worlds of science fiction and fantasy.

SFF Yeahâ€Ș!‬ Book Riot

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    • 4.7 ‱ 162 Ratings

SFF Yeah! is a biweekly show dedicated to the latest happenings and our favorite recommendations from the worlds of science fiction and fantasy.

    Best Books of Early 2023

    Best Books of Early 2023

    Sharifah and Jenn discuss the D&D movie trailer, awards season, Afrofuturist book vending machines, and their favorite books of 2023 so far.
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    News
     It’s time to nominate for the Hugos!
    Nebula Award Finalists [SFWA]
    D&D: Honor Among Thieves Movie Trailer [Vulture]
    Book vending machines for Black and Indigenous authors [WBUR]

    Books Discussed
    The Mimicking of Known Successes by Malka Older (cw: mention of animal cruelty)
    The Daughters of Izdihar by Hadeer Elsbai (cw: violent misogyny, sexual assault, police brutality, homophobia)
    Bad Cree by Jessica Johns (cw: alcohol addiction, death of a sibling)
    Our Share of Night by Mariana Enriquez, translated by Megan McDowell (all the CWs)
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    • 53 min
    Backlist To The Future, With Cosmic Horror

    Backlist To The Future, With Cosmic Horror

    This week, Sharifah discusses some favorite backlist cosmic horror.
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    Books Discussed:
    The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor LaValle (cw: racism)
    White is for Witching by Helen Oyeyemi (cw: disordered eating, racism)
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    • 15 min
    Book Club: Lone Women by Victor LaValle

    Book Club: Lone Women by Victor LaValle

    Sharifah and Jenn discuss some newly discovered Terry Pratchett stories, good news from comics, bad news from AI, Victor LaValle’s Lone Women, and more.
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    NEWS
    Eve Ewing is first Black Woman to write main Black Panther comic [Vibe]
    Revamping LOTR???? [Variety]
    Newly uncovered Pratchett short stories [The Guardian]
    Clarkesworld overwhelmed by AI-written stories [The Guardian]
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    BOOKS DISCUSSED
    Lone Women by Victor LaValle
    The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor LaValle
    The Changeling by Victor LaValle
    Destroyer by Victor LaValle
    The Devil in Silver by Victor LaValle
    “Proving Up” from Vampires in the Lemon Grove by Karen Russell
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Backlist To The Future, At Sea

    Backlist To The Future, At Sea

    This week, Jenn discusses two sea-worthy SF/F books.
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    BOOKS DISCUSSED
    In Deeper Waters by F.T. Lukens
    Tentacle by Rita Indiana, translated by Achy Obejas (cw: homophobia and transphobia, racism, slurs, slavery, lots of violence of various kinds including sexual)
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    • 10 min
    SFF TikTok (or "What About Dune?")

    SFF TikTok (or "What About Dune?")

    Sharifah and guest Vanessa discuss news including an Afrofuturist Netflix series, the discovery of a possibly habitable planet, The Fifth Season RPG, and talk about SFF TikTok and Reels.
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    NEWS
    Netflix’s new Afrofuturist series [Rolling Stone]
    A possibly habitable planet [IFLScience]
    Sphere‘s 25th anniversary and new series [Space.com]
    The Fifth Season RPG [Backerkit]
    Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur now streaming [Disney+ Informer]
    VIDEO RECOMMENDATIONS
    Tomes and Textiles, plus this vid, and this vid (mentioned)
    cultofbooks (mentioned)
    jemilabereadin (mentioned)
    torithatnerd (mentioned)
    Dreareads (mentioned)
    pagemelt
    Danzibooks
    latearareads
    theroomiesdigest
    bookofthegay
    darrelyeo
    madisontican
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    • 1 hr
    Backlist To The Future, With Standalones

    Backlist To The Future, With Standalones

    This week, Sharifah discusses stand-alone sci-fi and fantasy.
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    BOOKS DISCUSSED
    In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan
    Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro
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    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
162 Ratings

162 Ratings

847buckykatt ,

Great Content for the Genre's I'm most interested in

Just started listening, and I profess to skipping over conversation that isn't about the books sometimes. But the book discussion/ reviews are wonderful depcitions of the narrative and details about how the book reads that is compelling. I think the content warnings are great because it prepares people for what elements of the books that may be hard, or even if its just something they have to not buy because they can't handle those elements. I'd much rather get that piece from the reviewer than for an author to have to "smooth the edges" of their work to gain acceptance for their piece.

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Maybe more for TV/movie fans

Since it’s a Book Riot podcast I really wanted it to talk about sci fi fantasy books. I ended up being really annoyed with the hosts’ reviews mainly consisting of basically hey, I’ve heard of this book but didn’t actually read it ha ha not really into reading right now. Okay
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malfoxley ,

Great show!

The hosts of the SFF Yeah! podcast highlight all aspects of science fiction, fantasy and more in this can’t miss podcast! The hosts and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

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