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

    Catching Up With New(ish) Books

    Catching Up With New(ish) Books

    Sharifah and Jenn discuss adaptation news including a deal for Kiese Laymon’s Long Division, AI-proof fashion, and dodos, and recommend new-ish books they love.
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    NEWS
    Kindred adaptation is canceled [Tor.com]
    Bringing back the dodo??? [Gizmodo]
    Long Division adaptation in the works [Deadline]
    All hail Angela Bassett! [CNN]
    AI-confusing fashion [Peta Pixel]
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    BOOKS DISCUSSED
    Her Majesty’s Royal Coven by Juno Dawson (cw: animal death, transphobia, graphic violence)
    The Genesis of Misery by Neon Yang (cw: mention of child abuse, graphic violence)
    The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches by Sangu Mandanna (cw: partner/caregiver abuse, racism)
    A Prayer for the Crown Shy by Becky Chambers
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    • 46 min
    Backlist To The Future: TBR For 2023 Part 2

    Backlist To The Future: TBR For 2023 Part 2

    This week, Jenn steals Sharifah’s idea and discusses some backlist from her 2023 TBR pile.
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    BOOKS DISCUSSED
    Popisho by Leone Ross
    The Seas by Samantha Hunt
    In the Quick by Kate Hope Day
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    • 11 min
    The 2023 Stats Show

    The 2023 Stats Show

    Sharifah and Jenn discuss exciting adaptation news including Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, and look at their recommending stats from 2022’s year in SF/F.
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    NEWS
    Follow-Up on Wakanda Forever on Disney+, courtesy of listener Megan
    Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur Trailer [Gizmodo]
    Book Riot’s Most Anticipated of 2023 (shout-out to Our Share of Night by Mariana Enríquez, translated by Megan McDowell)
    More D&D shenanigans, this time with creator licensing: TechCrunch and The Mary Sue
    Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon TV Series in the works [Tor.com]
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    2022 STATS
    Most Recommended Books:
    How High We Go in the Dark by Sequoia Nagamatsu
    Lesser Known Monsters of the 21st Century by Kim Fu
    Light from Uncommon Stars by Ryka Aoki
    When We Were Birds by Ayanna Lloyd Banwo
    Siren Queen by Nghi Vo
    August Kitko and the Mechas from Space by Alex White
    The Spear Cuts Through Water by Simon Jimenez
    The Daughter of Doctor Moreau by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
    The Book Eaters by Sunyi Dean
    Nona the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir
    Most Recommended Authors:
    Nghi Vo
    T. Kingfisher
    Silvia Moreno-Garcia
    NK Jemisin
    Top 5 Most Popular Episodes:
    More Favorites from Early 2022
    Early 2022 Favorites Part 1
    Comfort Reads in SF/F
    SFF Mystery
    Award-Winning Short Fiction
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    • 52 min
    Backlist To The Future: TBR For 2023

    Backlist To The Future: TBR For 2023

    This week, Sharifah discusses a couple of books on her TBR for 2023.
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    BOOKS DISCUSSED
    The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin
    I, Tituba Black Witch of Salem by Maryse Condé
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    • 14 min
    Most Anticipated SF/F of 2023: January - June

    Most Anticipated SF/F of 2023: January - June

    Sharifah and Jenn discuss the Renfield trailer, a new bookstore honoring Octavia Butler, their most anticipated books for January through June of 2023, and more!
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    NEWS DISCUSSED
    A new bookstore in Pasadena: Octavia’s Bookshelf [LAist]
    Trailer for Renfield [Twitter]
    Most Anticipated [The Mary Sue]
    Wakanda Forever Streaming 2/1 [Twitter]
    BOOKS DISCUSSED
    Last Tale of the Flower Bride by Roshani Chokshi (2/14) – William Morrow
    Lone Women by Victor LaValle (3/21) – One World
    A Brief History of Living Forever by Jaroslav Kalfar (3/28) – Little Brown
    Untethered Sky by Fonda Lee (4/11) – Tordotcom
    The Haunting of Alejandra by V. Castro (Apr 18) – PRH
    The Mimicking of Known Successes by Malka Older (Mar 7) – Tordotcom
    Witch King by Martha Wells (May 30) – Tordotcom
    JENN’S EXTENDED LIST
    Daughters of Izdihar by Hadeer Elsbai (1/10)
    Karma of the Sun by Brandon Ying Kit Boey (1/17)
    Vampire Weekend by Mike Chen (1/31)
    Everything Good Dies Here by Djuna, translated by Adrian Thieret (3/7)
    The Ten Percent Thief by Lavanya Lakshminarayan (3/28)
    Titanium Noir by Nick Harkaway (5/16)
    Translation State by Ann Leckie (6/6)
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    • 46 min
    Backlist To the Future, With More 2022 Favorites

    Backlist To the Future, With More 2022 Favorites

    This week, Jenn discusses two 2022 releases that she didn’t get to talk about in 2022.
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    BOOKS DISCUSSED
    The Stars Undying by Emery Robin
    At Midnight edited by Dahlia Adler
    Gita Trelease,“In the Forests of the Night”
    Tracy Deonn, “The Emperor and the Eversong”
    Darcie Little Badger, “Coyote in High-Top Sneakers”
    Stacey Lee, “Fire and Rhinestones”
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    • 11 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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