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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.

    Backlist To The Future, Eco-Style

    Backlist To The Future, Eco-Style

    This week, Jenn talks about two "eco-fiction" SFF novels she loves.
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    It's happening, readers — we're bringing paperbacks! Whether you (or a reader you know and love) hate carrying around bulky hardcovers, you're on a budget, you want a wider range of recommendations, or all of the above, you can now get a paperback subscription from TBR, curated just for you by one of our Bibliologists. The holidays are here, and we've got three different levels for gifting to suit every budget. Get all the details at mytbr.co.
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    Books Discussed
    Arboreality by Rebecca Campbell
    Jasmine Throne by Tasha Suri (cw: child abuse, violent misogyny, homophobia)
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    • 11 min
    Guest Episode: YA Romantasy

    Guest Episode: YA Romantasy

    Sharifah and Jenn are out this week, but never fear! We've got a very special guest episode on one of today's hottest sub-genres, romantasy, with Erica and Tirzah.
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    News
    Scholastic Book Fairs separate books by LGBTQ+ and BIPOC authors
    Scholastic asks Maggie Tokuda Hall to remove references to racism
    More YA fantasy romance books

    Books Discussed
    Daughter of the Moon Goddess by Sue Lynn Tan
    Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson
    Cinderella is Dead by Kalynn Bayron
    Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst
    The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea by Axie Oh 
    Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan
    Noragami by Adachitoka
    Fire and Graceling by Kristin Cashore
    Six Crimson Cranes and Her Radiant Curse by Elizabeth Lim
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    • 59 min
    Backlist to the Future, The Gloom Edition

    Backlist to the Future, The Gloom Edition

    This week, Sharifah talks about gloomy SFF for gloomy days.
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    It's happening, readers — we're bringing paperbacks! Whether you hate carrying around bulky hardcovers, you're on a budget, you want a wider range of recommendations, or all of the above, you can now get a paperback subscription from TBR, curated just for you by one of our Bibliologists. You can also gift it (and the holidays, they are coming). Get all the details at mytbr.co.
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    Books Discussed
    Vita Nostra by Marina Dyachenko and Sergey Dyachenko, translated by Julia Meitov Hersey
    Moon of the Crusted Snow by Waubgeshig Rice
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    • 13 min
    Holiday SF/F Gifting for Cerebral Cinnamon Rolls

    Holiday SF/F Gifting for Cerebral Cinnamon Rolls

    Sharifah and Jenn talk a little bit of news (that Avatar: The Last Airbender teaser!!), and then give recommendations for a listener question and general holiday gifting.
    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!
    It's happening, readers — we're bringing paperbacks! Whether you hate carrying around bulky hardcovers, you're on a budget, you want a wider range of recommendations, or all of the above, you can now get a paperback subscription from TBR, curated just for you by one of our Bibliologists. You can also gift it (and the holidays, they are coming). Get all the details at mytbr.co.
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    News
    Avatar: The Last Airbender Live Action Teaser [Tor.com]
    New SFF trilogy from Expanse writers [Gizmodo]
    Books Discussed
    The Book Eaters by Sunyi Dean (cw: sexual assault; child abuse and endangerment)
    The Cartographers by Peng Shepherd
    Where Peace is Lost by Valerie Valdes
    Midsolar Murders Series by Mur Lafferty
    Legends & Lattes series by Travis Baldree
    The Archive Undying by Emma Mieko Candon (all the content warnings)
    The Monk and Robot books by Becky Chambers
    The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches by Sangu Mandanna (cw: partner/caregiver abuse, racism)
    Bad Cree by Jessica Johns (cw: alcohol addiction, death of a sibling)
    Chain-Gang All Stars by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah (cw: racism and racial slurs, sexual assault)
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    • 1 hr
    Backlist To The Future, Potpourri-Style

    Backlist To The Future, Potpourri-Style

    This week, Jenn recommends two speculative fiction books she's read and loved this year.
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    It's happening, readers — we're bringing paperbacks! Whether you hate carrying around bulky hardcovers, you're on a budget, you want a wider range of recommendations, or all of the above, you can now get a paperback subscription from TBR, curated just for you by one of our Bibliologists. You can also gift it (and the holidays, they are coming). Get all the details at mytbr.co.
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    Books Discussed
    First Year Orientation, edited by Eric Smith and Lauren Garibaldi 
    Maroons (Grievers #1) by adrienne maree brown (cw: epidemic, racism, grief)
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    • 11 min
    New(ish) Books We're Loving Right Now

    New(ish) Books We're Loving Right Now

    Sharifah and Jenn talk awards season, including some Hugos chat, reminisce about their childhoods courtesy of a Where the Wild Things Are update, talk about current reading faves, and more.
    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!
    It's happening, readers — we're bringing paperbacks! Whether you hate carrying around bulky hardcovers, you're on a budget, you want a wider range of recommendations, or all of the above, you can now get a paperback subscription from TBR, curated just for you by one of our Bibliologists. You can also gift it (and the holidays, they are coming). Get all the details at mytbr.co.
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    News
    Ursula K. Le Guin Prize 2023 Winner announced
    Books Are My Bag Reader Awards Shortlist [Locus]
    Hugo Award Winners [Book Riot]
    Hugo controversies [MetaFilter]
    Ignyte Award eligibility
    Michelle Obama to Narrate Where the Wild Things Are Audiobook [AP News + Book Riot]
    Teddy Ruxpin [Wikipedia]

    Books Discussed
    A Fire Born of Exile by Aliette de Bodard (cw so far: emotional abuse, harm to children)
    The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison (cw: child abuse, homophobia, ritual suicide)
    The Mimicking of Known Successes by Malka Older
    Africa Risen: A New Era of Speculative Fiction edited by Sheree Renée Thomas, Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki, and Zelda Knight

    Mentioned
    Moon of the Turning Leaves by Waubgeshig Rice (Feb 2024 US)
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    • 48 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.

her bad ,

He will get it tomorrow and I’ll let you know when I’m

I’ll be in my office in about a half a minute or something I’ll call when I can go home tomorrow if you want me home I’ll

😸🌺🐯🌸🐷🌻 ,

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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