208 episodes

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

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    • 4.7 • 157 Ratings

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

    Comfort Reads In SF/F

    Comfort Reads In SF/F

    Jenn and guest Kim Ukura discuss SF/F comfort reading, talk about Locus Award Finalists and Percy Jackson casting, pay their respects to Patricia McKillip, and more.
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    News
    Locus Awards Finalists
    Percy Jackson on Disney+ Casting Update (and a statement from Riordan) [Hollywood Reporter]
    RIP Patricia McKillip [Locus]
    RIP George Pérez [NPR]
    Books Discussed
    The Locked Tomb series by Tamsyn Muir
    ®evolution series by Stephanie Saulter
    Light from Uncommon Stars by Ryka Aoki
    Nghi Vo’s Singing Hills Cycle
    The Murderbot Diaries by Martha Wells
    The Grisha Trilogy (and subsequent books) by Leigh Bardugo
    The Space Between Worlds by Micaiah Johnson

    • 51 min
    Backlist To The Future, YA Style

    Backlist To The Future, YA Style

    This week, Sharifah discusses some YA sci-fi/fantasy.
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    Books Discussed
    The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan (cw: suicide)
    The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline (cw: rape, genocide, child death)

    • 10 min
    Station Eleven: Book Vs. Adaptation

    Station Eleven: Book Vs. Adaptation

    Sharifah and Jenn discuss cyberpunk, adaptation news about Wicked and Dune, dig into all things Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel, and more.
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    News
    Reimagining the future of cyberpunk [Wired]
    Books like Cyberpunk 2077 [Book Riot]
    Wicked adaptation news [Variety]
    South Korea is making a floating city! [Newsweek]

    Discussion
    Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
    Station Eleven on HBO Max [IMDB]
    Ableism in Station Eleven [Salon]

    • 53 min
    Backlist To The Future, With SFF Work-Place Romances

    Backlist To The Future, With SFF Work-Place Romances

    This week, Jenn discusses sci-fi and fantasy with work-place romance subplots.
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    Books Discussed
    The Ruthless Lady’s Guide to Wizardry by C.M. Waggoner (cw: addiction & drug use, death by “heroic” suicide)
    Chilling Effect series by Valerie Valdes

    • 11 min
    More Favorites From Early 2022

    More Favorites From Early 2022

    Sharifah and Jenn discuss the Hugo Awards finalists, the Interview with a Vampire teaser, additional favorites from early 2022, and more.
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    News
    Hugo Finalists For 2022! [Book Riot]
    The Nimona Movie Is Saved [EW]
    2021 Aurealis Awards Shortlist [Aurealis Awards]
    Interview with a Vampire Teaser [Bleeding Cool] (Teaser on YouTube)
    Books Discussed
    When We Were Birds by Ayanna Lloyd Banwo 
    Light Years From Home by Mike Chen (cw: dementia, loss of a parent)
    Lesser Known Monsters of the 21st Century by Kim Fu (cw: partner abuse; suicide)
    Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel (cw: mention of suicide)

    • 48 min
    Backlist To The Future, With Romps

    Backlist To The Future, With Romps

    This week, Sharifah discusses rompy SFF backlist that promise a good time.
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    Books Discussed
    Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir
    Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson

    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
157 Ratings

157 Ratings

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!

Sydyrae ,

Sprouted love of SFF!

I have always enjoyed YA and middle grade Fantasy books. I didn’t realize how much I also loved adult options. This podcast has really illuminated all the wondrous places you can go through SFF! Sharifa and Jenn are the best hosts!

Mamacita329 ,

Don’t miss an episode

I love every episode! Even when the main topic isn’t my jam, I love listening to the news discussions. I nearly always end up with books added to my tbr.

I started listening because I enjoy Jenn’s recs on Get Booked. She’s enough to listen on her own, but Sharifa is wonderful, too and they often have very different books to talk about.

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