Episodes
Published 08/10/22
Sharifah and guest host Vanessa discuss Nichelle Nichols’ legacy, the Wakanda Forever teaser, the Ursula K. Le Guin Prize shortlist, and, once again, pair musical tracks with SF/F books. Follow the podcast via RSS here, Apple Podcasts here, Spotify here. The show can also be found on Stitcher here. To get even more SF/F news and recs, sign up for our Swords and Spaceships newsletter! *This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate...
Published 08/10/22
This week, Sharifah discusses friendship in backlist sci-fi and fantasy! Follow the podcast via RSS here, Apple Podcasts here, Spotify here. The show can also be found on Stitcher here. To get even more SF/F news and recs, sign up for our Swords and Spaceships newsletter! We’re hiring! This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Books & Links Discussed Wayward Children series by Seanan McGuire The Black God’s Drums by P....
Published 08/03/22
Sharifah and Jenn discuss some nice news for once (Disney’s first enby character, nominees for the World Fantasy Awards, and more) and get into their most anticipated reads coming out in the second half of 2022. Follow the podcast via RSS here, Apple Podcasts here, Spotify here. The show can also be found on Stitcher here. To get even more SF/F news and recs, sign up for our Swords and Spaceships newsletter! This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn...
Published 07/27/22
This week, Jenn discusses disability in backlist sci-fi and fantasy, in honor of Disability Pride Month! Follow the podcast via RSS here, Apple Podcasts here, Spotify here. The show can also be found on Stitcher here. To get even more SF/F news and recs, sign up for our Swords and Spaceships newsletter! We’re hiring! This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. BOOKS & LINKS DISCUSSED Issue 30: Disabled People Destroy...
Published 07/20/22
Sharifah and Jenn mourn the death of Kazuki Takahashi, discuss some adaptation news and the best Marvel heroes, and recommend some summer reads with “blockbuster” feels. Follow the podcast via RSS here, Apple Podcasts here, Spotify here. The show can also be found on Stitcher here. To get even more SF/F news and recs, sign up for our Swords and Spaceships newsletter! This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. News Hocus Pocus...
Published 07/13/22
This week, Sharifah discusses queer books for young readers. Follow the podcast via RSS here, Apple Podcasts here, Spotify here. The show can also be found on Stitcher here. To get even more SF/F news and recs, sign up for our Swords and Spaceships newsletter! This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Books Discussed: Not Your Sidekick by CB Lee  PET by Akwaeke Emezi Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 07/06/22
Sharifah and Jenn discuss Malorie Blackman’s win of the PEN Pinter Prize, Miles Morales, exciting news for vampires, some favorite recently published books, and more. Follow the podcast via RSS here, Apple Podcasts here, Spotify here. The show can also be found on Stitcher here. To get even more SF/F news and recs, sign up for our Swords and Spaceships newsletter! This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. News...
Published 06/29/22
This week, Jenn discusses two favorite speculative short story collections. Follow the podcast via RSS here, Apple Podcasts here, Spotify here. The show can also be found on Stitcher here. To get even more SF/F news and recs, sign up for our Swords and Spaceships newsletter! This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Books Discussed Tender by Sofia Samatar Sooner or Later Everything Falls Into the Sea by Sarah Pinsker We are...
Published 06/22/22
Sharifah and Jenn discuss updates on the Sandman adaptation, B&N’s Best Books of 2022 list, some recent favorite under-the-radar reads, and more. Follow the podcast via RSS here, Apple Podcasts here, Spotify here. The show can also be found on Stitcher here. To get even more SF/F news and recs, sign up for our Swords and Spaceships newsletter! This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. News Update on The Sandman Adaptation...
Published 06/15/22
This week, Sharifah discusses SF/F audio for road trips. Follow the podcast via RSS here, Apple Podcasts here, Spotify here. The show can also be found on Stitcher here. To get even more SF/F news and recs, sign up for our Swords and Spaceships newsletter! This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Books Discussed Forest 404 (BBC Radio 4) An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...
Published 06/08/22
Sharifah and guest Erica Ezeifedi discuss the Nebula Awards, Dracula Daily, some favorite mystery SFF, and more. Follow the podcast via RSS here, Apple Podcasts here, Spotify here. The show can also be found on Stitcher here. To get even more SF/F news and recs, sign up for our Swords and Spaceships newsletter! This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. News The Nebula Awards (and Mercedes Lackey’s removal) Thor: Love and...
Published 06/01/22
This week, Jenn discusses two series she’s looking forward to picking back up this summer. Follow the podcast via RSS here, Apple Podcasts here, Spotify here. The show can also be found on Stitcher here. To get even more SF/F news and recs, sign up for our Swords and Spaceships newsletter! This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Books Discussed Kangaroo series by Curtis C. Chen (Waypoint Kangaroo #1) Beneath the Rising...
Published 05/25/22
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. Follow the podcast via RSS here, Apple Podcasts here, Spotify here. The show can also be found on Stitcher here. To get even more SF/F news and recs, sign up for our Swords and Spaceships newsletter! This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. News Locus Awards...
Published 05/18/22
This week, Sharifah discusses some YA sci-fi/fantasy. Follow the podcast via RSS here, Apple Podcasts here, Spotify here. The show can also be found on Stitcher here. To get even more SF/F news and recs, sign up for our Swords and Spaceships newsletter! This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Books Discussed The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan (cw: suicide) The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline (cw: rape,...
Published 05/11/22
Sharifah and Jenn discuss cyberpunk, adaptation news about Wicked and Dune, dig into all things Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel, and more. Follow the podcast via RSS here, Apple Podcasts here, Spotify here. The show can also be found on Stitcher here. To get even more SF/F news and recs, sign up for our Swords and Spaceships newsletter! This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. News Reimagining the future of...
Published 05/04/22
This week, Jenn discusses sci-fi and fantasy with work-place romance subplots. Follow the podcast via RSS here, Apple Podcasts here, Spotify here. The show can also be found on Stitcher here. To get even more SF/F news and recs, sign up for our Swords and Spaceships newsletter! This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Books Discussed The Ruthless Lady’s Guide to Wizardry by C.M. Waggoner (cw: addiction & drug use, death...
Published 04/27/22
Sharifah and Jenn discuss the Hugo Awards finalists, the Interview with a Vampire teaser, additional favorites from early 2022, and more. Follow the podcast via RSS here, Apple Podcasts here, Spotify here. The show can also be found on Stitcher here. To get even more SF/F news and recs, sign up for our Swords and Spaceships newsletter! This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. News Hugo Finalists For 2022! [Book Riot] The...
Published 04/20/22
This week, Sharifah discusses rompy SFF backlist that promise a good time. Follow the podcast via RSS here, Apple Podcasts here, Spotify here. The show can also be found on Stitcher here. To get even more SF/F news and recs, sign up for our Swords and Spaceships newsletter! This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Books Discussed Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson
Published 04/13/22
Sharifah and Jenn discuss Lambda Literary Award finalists, Addams Family and Hocus Pocus adaptation news, favorites that came out in early 2022, and more. Follow the podcast via RSS here, Apple Podcasts here, Spotify here. The show can also be found on Stitcher here. To get even more SF/F news and recs, sign up for our Swords and Spaceships newsletter! This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. News More of J.R.R. Tolkien’s...
Published 04/06/22
This week, Jenn discusses older favorites from authors with upcoming new releases. Follow the podcast via RSS here, Apple Podcasts here, Spotify here. The show can also be found on Stitcher here. To get even more SF/F news and recs, sign up for our Swords and Spaceships newsletter! This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Books Discussed The Book of M by Peng Shepherd The Cartographers by Peng Shepherd Payback’s A Witch by...
Published 03/30/22
Jenn and guest Vanessa Diaz discuss the Nebula finalists, that Ms. Marvel trailer, some favorite speculative poems, and more. Follow the podcast via RSS here, Apple Podcasts here, Spotify here. The show can also be found on Stitcher here. To get even more SF/F news and recs, sign up for our Swords and Spaceships newsletter! This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.f News That Ms. Marvel Trailer [Book Riot] Disney and the...
Published 03/23/22
This week, Sharifah discusses two backlist must-reads. Follow the podcast via RSS here, Apple Podcasts here, Spotify here. The show can also be found on Stitcher here. To get even more SF/F news and recs, sign up for our Swords and Spaceships newsletter! This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Books Discussed Severance by Ling Ma Small Gods by Terry Pratchett Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 03/16/22
Sharifah and Jenn discuss a Miyazaki graphic novel, Black superheroes, Octavia Butler, recent award-winning short fiction, and more. Follow the podcast via RSS here, Apple Podcasts here, Spotify here. The show can also be found on Stitcher here. To get even more SF/F news and recs, sign up for our Swords and Spaceships newsletter! This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. News 2021 Bram Stoker Awards finalists English...
Published 03/09/22
This week, Jenn discusses fun SF/F graphic novels and manga. Follow the podcast via RSS here, Apple Podcasts here, Spotify here. The show can also be found on Stitcher here. To get even more SF/F news and recs, sign up for our Swords and Spaceships newsletter! This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Books Discussed Space Battle Lunchtime by Natalie Riess Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba by Koyoharu Gotouge Learn more about...
Published 03/02/22