Space is Not the Place


Fifth Estate # 411, Spring, 2022

a review ofHermetica by Alan Lea. Detritus Books 2021 The journey of a generation ship is a classic of the science fiction genre. One that tells the story of what happens when a bunch of humans decide to leave Earth …

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Meg Ellison’s Pinhole Camera


Fifth Estate # 410, Fall, 2021

a review of Big Girl by Meg Elison. PM Press 2020

She Exists Only to Please


Fifth Estate # 409, Summer, 2021

Love dolls. Robo-whores. Slutbots. Synthetic options. Whatever you call the life-sized Barbies made by California-based Abyss Creations and other companies around the world, these 70-lb, orifice-slotted mannequins have one primary purpose: to be the ever-obedient, surrogate sexual partners of their …

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Diamond Dogs


Fifth Estate # 408, Winter, 2021

a review of Isle of Dogs by Jon Frankel. Whiskey Tit 2020 Every time Jon Frankel releases a novel it feels as if he’s managed to twist the English language into a new, illusory shape: a mobius strip made of …

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