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2017 in review and anticipation for 2018

Are you ready for your to-read and to-watch lists to explode? Charlotte, Lucy, and I discuss our favourite genre pieces of 2017 and what we’re most looking forward to in 2018. We lament terrible accents and characters that have no agency, celebrate all the books, films, and TV we loved, and find common ground with which of the Doctors we all fancy most.

Films and TV:

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Wonder Woman
  • The Jackal
  • Patriot Games
  • Thor
  • Mortal Engines
  • Annihilation
  • Ex Machina
  • The Beach (story by Alex Garland)
  • The Kid Who Would Be King
  • Attack the Block
  • The Predator
  • Green Room
  • Hold the Dark
  • Logan’s Run
  • Uprooted
  • The Hunger Games
  • Mort
  • Soul Music
  • Wyrd Sisters
  • A Wrinkle in Time
  • The Librarians
  • The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Wheel of Time
  • The Shannara Chronicles
  • Good Omens
  • The Watch
  • The Terror
  • She-Ra
  • Red Dwarf


  • Sisters of the Revolution: A Feminist Speculative Fiction Anthology edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer
  • Wonderbook: The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction by Jeff VanderMeer
  • The Southern Reach Trilogy by Jeff VanderMeer
  • Uprooted by Naomi Novik
  • A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
  • Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire
  • Monstress by Marjorie Liu (comic)
  • The Sudden Appearance of Hope by Claire North
  • Das Steingeschöpf by G. V. Anderson (short story)
  • The Ninth Rain by Jen Williams
  • Sleeping Beauties by Stephen and Owen King
  • The Crow Garden by Alison Littlewood
  • The Black River Chronicles: Level One by David Tallerman
  • Patchwerk by David Tallerman
  • A Suggestion of Ghosts edited by Johnny Mains
  • A Court of Broken Knives by Anna Smith Spark
  • Age of Assassins by RJ Barker
  • Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
  • Shattered Minds by Laura Lam
  • Draigon Weather by Paige L. Christie
  • Blood of Assassins by RJ Barker
  • Beneath the Sugar Sky by Seanan McGuire
  • The Tower of Living and Dying by Anna Smith Spark
  • The Witching Legacy by Robin Jarvis
  • The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor LaValle
  • Hammers on Bone by Cassandra Khaw
  • Tempests and Slaughter by Tamora Pierce
  • The Woman Who Rides Like a Man by Tamora Pierce
  • Record of a Spaceborn Few by Becky Chambers
  • A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers
  • A Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers
  • The Terror by Dan Simmons
  • Nimona by Noelle Stevenson (graphic novel)
  • Lumberjanes by Noelle Stevenson (comic)

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