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10 Sci-Fi and Fantasy Stories to Read Online For Free – Chicago Review of Books

Need to escape from the dire state of the world? Try reading one of these transporting short stories, all published in 2019 or...

Calming the Mind in the Climate Apocalypse – Chicago Review of Books

When asked about the best ways to prepare one’s children for the “coming chaos,” the protagonist of Jenny Offill’s new novel Weather responds,...

A Scathing Portrayal of Our Culture and Political Climate – Chicago Review of Books

Books, perhaps more so than other media, have the remarkable ability to stay timeless after generations on end. The author’s dilemma is finding...

An Estranged View of the World – Chicago Review of Books

How will the climate crisis impact the planet’s most marginalized communities? That question is at the heart of the Arthur C. Clarke Award-winning...

Transcending “Kung Fu Guy” – Chicago Review of Books

In the world of Interior Chinatown, Asian Americans don’t get to play the dashing leads in TV shows. They don’t even get to...

Say Hello to the Southern Review of Books – Chicago Review of Books

Today the founding editor of the Chicago Review of Books launches a new passion project. Say hello to the Southern Review of Books,...

A Nuanced Look at Creativity – Chicago Review of Books

Cathy Park Hong’s latest book, Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning, asks readers to be open to nuance and hold two sometimes contradictory...

Generational Trauma from a System of Complicity – Chicago Review of Books

The Torture Letters, the new book by Laurence Ralph, an anthropologist and professor at Princeton University, grapples with the conditions that led to...

Atmospheric Prose Set in Cold and Snow – Chicago Review of Books

At some point during my maiden reading of The Snow Collectors, I felt compelled to turn to the person sitting beside me and...

Fiction for a New-New World – Chicago Review of Books

With The Lost Book of Adana Moreau, Chicago-based novelist Michael Zapata delivers a globe-trotting and generation-spanning debut that expands the notion of home...