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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 Yeah‪!‬ Book Riot

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    • 4.6 • 168 Ratings

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

    Signing Off with SF/F for Little Ones

    Signing Off with SF/F for Little Ones

    SFF Yeah! is going on hiatus, so Jenn and Sharifah reminisce about 173 episodes and talk about favorite SF/F picture and board books.
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    Want to make your book club the best club? Sign up for our In the Club newsletter. In the Club will deliver recommendations for the best books to discuss in your book clubs. From buzzy new releases to brilliant throwbacks, the books highlighted in this newsletter will drive your book club discussions. We’ll also share some book club-friendly recipes and interesting bookish updates from all over. If you become a paid subscriber, you get even more recommendations plus community features. In other words, we’ll keep you well-met, well-read, and well-fed. Sign up today!
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    Books Discussed
    Tehanu by Ursula K. Le Guin
    Rosemary’s Baby by Ira Levin
    Cryptid Baby series by Elias Barks with Meg Hunt and Zoe Persico (Nessie Baby!)
    A Jedi You Will Be by Preeti Chhibber and Mike Deas
    Boy + Bot by Ame Dyckman and Dan Yaccarino
    LIFT by Minh Lê and Dan Santat
    King Arthur’s Very Great Grandson by Kenneth Kraegel
    If Your Babysitter is a Bruja by Ana Siqueira and Irena Freitas
    Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
    The Rainbow Goblins by Ul de Rico
    What Do You Do With an Idea? by Kobi Yamada and Mae Besom
    The Truth About Dragons by Julie Leung and Hanna Cha
    Stella’s Stellar Hair by Yesenia Moises
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    • 56 min
    Backlist to the Future, with Two New Favorites

    Backlist to the Future, with Two New Favorites

    Jenn talks about two recent favorites with very different vibes.
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    Want to make your book club the best club? Sign up for our In the Club newsletter. In the Club will deliver recommendations for the best books to discuss in your book clubs. From buzzy new releases to brilliant throwbacks, the books highlighted in this newsletter will drive your book club discussions. We’ll also share some book club-friendly recipes and interesting bookish updates from all over. If you become a paid subscriber, you get even more recommendations plus community features. In other words, we’ll keep you well-met, well-read, and well-fed. Sign up today!
    Books Discussed
    The Ice Guy and the Cool Girl: (2023) Volume 1 by Miyuki Tonogaya
    Sisters of the Vast Black by Lina Rather
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    • 10 min
    That One Time in Camelot: The Green Knight

    That One Time in Camelot: The Green Knight

    Jenn and guest Vanessa get deep into 2021's The Green Knight, plus talk a little bit more about the Hugos and a very wonky Wonka event.
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    To get even more SF/F news and recs, sign up for our Swords and Spaceships newsletter!
    Want to make your book club the best club? Sign up for our In the Club newsletter. In the Club will deliver recommendations for the best books to discuss in your book clubs. From buzzy new releases to brilliant throwbacks, the books highlighted in this newsletter will drive your book club discussions. We’ll also share some book club-friendly recipes and interesting bookish updates from all over. If you become a paid subscriber, you get even more recommendations plus community features. In other words, we’ll keep you well-met, well-read, and well-fed. Sign up today!
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    News
    Hugos Updates: Just Go Visit File770
    Willy Wonkay's Potentially Litigious Fyre Festival? [EW]

    Discussion
    The Green Knight (2021)
    "The Gawain Poet"
    Sir Gawain and the Green Knight [Project Gutenberg]
    The Green Knight by David Lowery and Anonymous
    Preeti Chhibber on Dev Patel's Casting [Elle]
    Monkey Man Trailer [YouTube]
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    • 51 min
    Backlist To the Future, Listener Questions Part 4

    Backlist To the Future, Listener Questions Part 4

    Jenn tackles two more listener questions and updates everyone about her Machineries of Empire reread.
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    2024 is the tenth year of the Read Harder Challenge! Join us as we make our way through 24 tasks meant to expand our reading horizons and diversify our TBRs. To get book recommendations for each task, sign up for the Read Harder newsletter. We’ll also keep you informed about other cool reading challenges, readathons, and more across the bookish internet. If you become a paid subscriber, you get even more recommendations plus community features, where you can connect with a community of passionate, like-minded readers in a cozy and supportive corner of the internet. Visit bookriot.com/readharder to sign up.
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    Books Discussed
    The Machineries of Empire by Yoon Ha Lee
    Jennifer K: Middle-grade SF/F
    The Storm Runner by J.C. Cervantes (but really any Rick Riordan Presents)
    Lisa P: Academic sci-fi and Marginalized perspectives in high fantasy
    The Blue, Beautiful World (Cygnus Beta #3) by Karen Lord
    The Unbroken by C.L. Clark
    She Who Became The Sun by Shelley Parker-Chan
    Rec'd by Lisa: We Are Legion (We Are Bob) by Dennis E. Taylor
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    • 11 min
    Horror Show

    Horror Show

    Jenn and guest Kelly Jensen dig into what horror is and isn't, the Summer Scares program, recommendations, and what even is happening with this ACOTAR adaptation.
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    To get even more SF/F news and recs, sign up for our Swords and Spaceships newsletter!
    2024 is the tenth year of the Read Harder Challenge! Join us as we make our way through 24 tasks meant to expand our reading horizons and diversify our TBRs. To get book recommendations for each task, sign up for the Read Harder newsletter. We’ll also keep you informed about other cool reading challenges, readathons, and more across the bookish internet. If you become a paid subscriber, you get even more recommendations plus community features, where you can connect with a community of passionate, like-minded readers in a cozy and supportive corner of the internet. Visit bookriot.com/readharder to sign up.
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    News
    A Court of Thorns and Roses Is ... Not? ... Cancelled [Collider]

    Books Discussed
    Summer Scares
    Jackal by Erin E. Adams
    Such Sharp Teeth by Rachel Harrison
    This Thing Between Us by Gus Moreno
    All These Bodies by Kendare Blake
    Dead Flip by Sara Farizan
    #MurderTrending by Gretchen McNeil
    Ophie’s Ghosts by Justina Ireland
    The Nest by Kenneth Oppel
    My Aunt Is A Monster by Reimena Yee
    Our Hideous Progeny by C.E. McGill (cw: animal experimentation & cruelty, homophobia, violence against women, loss of a child)
    Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 1, Koyoharu Gotouge with John Werry (Translator), Stan!, Adam Grano, Mike Montesa, John Hunt,
    Symbiosis novellas by Nicky Drayden (cw: body horror)
    The White Guy Dies First edited by Terry J. Benton-Walker (7/16)
    Clown in a Cornfield by Adam Cesare
    The Black Girl Survives in This One edited by Desiree S. Evans and Saraceia J. Fennell (4/2)
    Chlorine by Jade Song
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    • 51 min
    Back to the Future: Listener Questions Part 3

    Back to the Future: Listener Questions Part 3

    This week, Jenn answers two listener questions about paranormal romance and cinnamon rolls.
    Subscribe to the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, or Spotify.
    To get even more SF/F news and recs, sign up for our Swords and Spaceships newsletter!
    2024 is the tenth year of the Read Harder Challenge! Join us as we make our way through 24 tasks meant to expand our reading horizons and diversify our TBRs. To get book recommendations for each task, sign up for the Read Harder newsletter. We’ll also keep you informed about other cool reading challenges, readathons, and more across the bookish internet. If you become a paid subscriber, you get even more recommendations plus community features, where you can connect with a community of passionate, like-minded readers in a cozy and supportive corner of the internet. Visit bookriot.com/readharder to sign up.
    This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.

    Books Discussed
    For Sarah: comps for Nalini Singh
    Mercenary Librarians series by Kit Rocha 
    L. Penelope’s Earthsinger series
    Shelly Laurenston’s Honey Badgers series
    For Christina: cinnamon rolls who are going through it
    Light from Uncommon Stars by Ryka Aoki
    Station Eternity by Mur Lafferty
    Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho (and/or others by Zen Cho)
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    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
168 Ratings

168 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.

😸🌺🐯🌸🐷🌻 ,

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….

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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