SFF Yeah!
SFF Yeah! is a biweekly show dedicated to the latest happenings and our favorite recommendations from the worlds of science fiction and fantasy.
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1
Backlist To The Future: TBR For 2023 Part 2
This week, Jenn steals Sharifah’s idea and discusses some backlist from her 2023 TBR pile.
8 min
2
The 2023 Stats Show
Sharifah and Jenn discuss exciting adaptation news including Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, and look at their recommending stats from 2022’s year in SF/F.
47 min
3
Backlist To The Future: TBR For 2023
This week, Sharifah discusses a couple of books on her TBR for 2023.
12 min
4
Most Anticipated SF/F of 2023: January - June
Sharifah and Jenn discuss the Renfield trailer, a new bookstore honoring Octavia Butler, their most anticipated books for January through June of 2023, and more!
41 min
5
Backlist To the Future, With More 2022 Favorites
This week, Jenn discusses two 2022 releases that she didn't get to talk about in 2022.
9 min
6
The Best SF/F Of 2022
harifah and Jenn discuss discuss The Witches of Mayfair trailer, a D&D update, 2022's award winners and books selected as "Best Of," and more.
51 min
7
Backlist To The Future, With Comfort Reads
This week, Sharifah discusses some SF/F comfort reads.
10 min
8
Watching The New WILLOW
Sharifah and Jenn discuss spending a night in Hobbiton, a Dark Tower adaptation, the Kindred trailer, weigh in on the Willow reboot, and more.
54 min
9
Backlist To The Future, Gift Edition Style
This week, Jenn discusses publishers of SF/F gift editions to consider for holiday gifting.
8 min
10
SF/F Worlds We Would and Would Not Visit
Jenn and guest Erica Ezeifedi discuss a handful of good news stories including the winners of the Shirley Jackson Awards, and talk about fictional worlds.
57 min
11
Backlist to the Future, with Wintery Reads
This week, Sharifah discusses two of her favorite SF/F reads with wintery vibes.
12 min
12
Our SF/F Picks For Holiday Gifting
Sharifah and Jenn answer listener requests and give their favorites for gifting this holiday season in an extra-long episode!
70 min
13
Backlist To The Future, With Airships
This week, Jenn discusses airships in SF/F, courtesy of a listener request!
11 min
14
SF/F Pop Culture Highlights
Sharifah and guest, Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein, author of The Disordered Cosmos: A Journey into Dark Matter, Spacetime, and Dreams Deferred, discuss exciting news from Wakanda, the Ursula K. Le Guin Prize for Fiction winner and finalists, shout out some of their SF/F pop culture highlights of the year, so far, and more.
66 min
15
Backlist To The Future, With Gifting Ideas
This week, Sharifah discusses two backlist SF/F titles that are great for gifting.
13 min
16
Creepy SF/F For Halloween Season
Sharifah and Jenn discuss some happy news (the Kindred adaptation! Interior Chinatown!), some less happy RPG news, recommend creepy SF/F for Halloween season, and more.
45 min
17
Backlist To The Future, With Books By Indigenou...
This week, Jenn discusses speculative fiction from Indigenous authors in honor of Indigenous People’s Day.
12 min
18
Summer & Early Fall SFF Favorites
Sharifah and Jenn discuss Marvel’s giant slate of offerings, some weird science, a Hocus Pocus Airbnb, and their favorite recently-published reads.
50 min
19
Backlist To The Future, With Books By Latine Au...
12 min
20
Book Club: August Kitko and the Mechas from Spa...
Sharifah and Jenn discuss The Little Mermaid teaser, a profile of DragonCon, con-langs, and more, and dig into Alex White’s August Kitko and the Mechas from Space.
53 min
21
Backlist To The Future, With Creepy Reads
This week, Jenn discusses two creepy reads for heading into Fall.
11 min
22
Speculative Flash Fiction
Sharifah and Jenn discuss a ton of adaptation news including a new Stephen Graham Jones story and The Rings of Power, dig into speculative flash fiction, and more.
55 min
23
Backlist To The Future, With Complete Series
This week, Sharifah discusses some completed epic series.
12 min
24
Most Anticipated Sequels And Series For Fall 2022
Sharifah and Jenn discuss Hunger Games and Game of Thrones adaptation news and some awards lists, talk about their most anticipated sequels and series for the second half of 2022, and more.
56 min
25
Backlist To The Future, With Dragons
This week, Jenn discusses some of her favorite dragons in sci-fi and fantasy.
11 min
26
SF/F Mixtape, Volume 2
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.
56 min
27
Backlist To The Future, With Friends
This week, Sharifah discusses friendship in backlist sci-fi and fantasy!
9 min
28
2022 Most Anticipated SF/F, Part 2
Sharifah and Jenn discuss some nice news for once and get into their most anticipated reads coming out in the second half of 2022.
52 min
29
Backlist To The Future, For Disability Pride Month
This week, Jenn discusses disability in backlist sci-fi and fantasy, in honor of Disability Pride Month!
12 min
30
Blockbuster Summer SF/F Reads
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.
41 min
31
Backlist To The Future, With Queer Books For Yo...
This week, Sharifah discusses queer books for young readers.
12 min
32
Newly Published Favorites (Plus Cheating)
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.
50 min
33
Backlist To The Future, Short Story-Style
This week, Jenn discusses two favorite speculative short story collections.
10 min
34
Under The Radar SF/F
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.
44 min
35
Backlist To The Future, For Road Trips
This week, Sharifah discusses SF/F audio for road trips.
14 min
36
SFF Mystery
Sharifah and guest Erica Ezeifedi discuss the Nebula Awards, Dracula Daily, some favorite mystery SFF, and more.
62 min
37
Backlist To The Future, Series Style
This week, Jenn discusses two series she’s looking forward to picking back up this summer.
9 min
38
Comfort Reads In SF/F
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.
48 min
39
Backlist To The Future, YA Style
This week, Sharifah discusses some YA sci-fi/fantasy.
8 min
40
Station Eleven: Book Vs. Adaptation
Sharifah and Jenn discuss cyberpunk, adaptation news about Wicked and Dune, dig into all things Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel, and more.
50 min
41
Backlist To The Future, With SFF Work-Place Rom...
This week, Jenn discusses sci-fi and fantasy with work-place romance subplots.
10 min
42
More Favorites From Early 2022
Sharifah and Jenn discuss the Hugo Awards finalists, the Interview with a Vampire teaser, additional favorites from early 2022, and more.
47 min
43
Backlist To The Future, With Romps
This week, Sharifah discusses rompy SFF backlist that promise a good time.
10 min
44
Our Early 2022 Favorites, Part 1
Sharifah and Jenn discuss Lambda Literary Award finalists, Addams Family and Hocus Pocus adaptation news, favorites that came out in early 2022, and more.
42 min
45
Backlist To The Future, With Old Favs by Author...
This week, Jenn discusses older favorites from authors with upcoming new releases.
9 min
46
Speculative Poetry, Revisted
Jenn and guest Vanessa Diaz discuss the Nebula finalists, that Ms. Marvel trailer, some favorite speculative poems, and more.
45 min
47
Backlist To The Future With Must-Reads
This week, Sharifah discusses two backlist must-reads.
14 min
48
Award Winning Short Fiction
Sharifah and Jenn discuss a Miyazaki graphic novel, Black superheroes, Octavia Butler, recent award-winning short fiction, and more.
45 min
49
Backlist To the Future, With Pictures
This week, Jenn discusses fun SF/F graphic novels and manga.
7 min
50
Foodie SF/F And Sourdough Starters With Persona...
Sharifah and Jenn dive into all the new details about Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, some Jurassic Park news, favorite foodie SF/F, and more.
49 min
51
Backlist To The Future, With Jazz Hands
This week, Sharifah discusses some favorite performers in SF/F novels.
11 min
52
SF/F Magazines Are Awesome
Sharifah and Jenn discuss the Rings of Power promo, Terry Pratchett’s official biography, some favorite SF/F magazines, and more.
56 min
53
Backlist To The Future, With Recent Favorites
This week, Jenn discusses two recent favorites from the last couple years.
11 min
54
2021 In Review: The Stats Show
Sharifah and Jenn discuss a delightful book auction and the Philip K. Dick Award nominees, look back at SFF Yeah’s 2021 in review, and more.
42 min
55
Backlist To The Future, On Books With Adaptations
This week, Sharifah discusses some favorite books with adaptations.
11 min
56
Most Anticipated Of 2022
Sharifah and Jenn discuss the Hugo and Nommo Award winners, Cowboy Bebop getting canceled, their most anticipated reads for the first half of 2022, and more.
52 min
57
Backlist To The Future, With Sequels
This week, Jenn discusses two must-read sequels.
11 min
58
Backlist To The Future, Featuring Fresh Starts
This week, Sharifah discusses SF/F with fresh starts.
9 min
59
Year-End Favorites
Sharifah and Jenn discuss a SF/F sales surge in 2021, some Star Wars news, a few books published late this year that they love, and more.
51 min
60
Backlist To The Future, With More 2021 Favorites
This week, Jenn continues to cheat and gives two more of her favorites from 2021.
10 min
61
Our Go-To SFF Authors
Sharifah and Jenn discuss adaptation news for Good Omens and Marie Lu’s Legend, dive into NPR’s Books We Love selections, and give some go-to authors.
50 min
62
117.5 Backlist To The Future With Fireside Favo...
This week, Sharifah discusses some fireside favorites for winter reading.
9 min
63
SF/F For Holiday Gifting
Sharifah and Jenn discuss the World Fantasy Award Winners for 2021, PW’s Best of the Year, that Station Eleven trailer, and recommend their picks for gifting this holiday season.
54 min
64
116.5: Backlist To The Future, Dealer’s Choice
This week, Jenn discusses books from this year she hasn’t already had a chance to talk about.
12 min
65
DUNE: Adaptation Nation Episode 1
In the first episode of Adaptation Nation, Jeff O’Neal, Jenn Northington, and Amanda Nelson discuss Frank Herbert’s Dune and break down Denis Villeneuve’s 2021 adaptation.
93 min
66
Book Club: Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko
Sharifah and Jenn briefly discuss Dune: Part One and then dive into their book club pick, Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko.
45 min
67
115.5: Backlist To The Future, On Immortality
This week, Sharifah discusses sci-fi and fantasy about immortality.
7 min
68
Foundation (And Some Saga)
Jenn and guest Jeff O’Neal discuss the return of Saga and the Apple TV+ adaptation of Foundation.
56 min
69
114.5: Backlist To The Future, With Urban Sci-F...
This week, Jenn discusses some urban sci-fi and fantasy backlist titles.
10 min
70
Summer and Fall Favorites
Sharifah and Jenn discuss the British Fantasy Award winners, adaptation news for Raybearer, The Changeling, and The Watch, and recommend some favorites from the last three months.
52 min
71
113.5: Backlist To The Future, Extra-Cerebral E...
This week, Sharifah discusses some cerebral speculative reads.
14 min
72
Fall Reading Vibes
Sharifah and Jenn discuss some very weird science news, Y: The Last Man, robot unicorns, and their picks for Fall vibes.
50 min
73
112.5: Backlist To The Future, With Extra Seren...
This week, Jenn discusses some recent serendipitous SF/F reads.
10 min
74
Our Fall Most Anticipated SF/F
Sharifah and Jenn discuss a Tolkien-ian cryptocurrency, adaptation news for Witchmark and Game of Thrones, a Book Club episode, their most anticipated Fall releases, and more.
62 min
75
111.5: Backlist To The Future, Under The Radar
This week, Sharifah discusses some SF/F from under the radar.
12 min
76
SF/F And The Natural World
Jenn and guest Jen Zink discuss a bunch of adaptation news about Witches of Mayfair, Foundation, and the Wheel of Time, talk environmental sci-fi and fantasy, and more.
58 min
77
110.5: Backlist To The Future, On The Edges
This week, Jenn discusses speculative fiction on the edges of SF/F.
11 min
78
SFF Potpourri
Sharifah and Jenn discuss adaptation news for Mercedes Lackey’s Valdemar Universe, a hotel in space, an air date for the Lord of the Rings series, and talk about some current favorite reads from SF/F.
51 min
79
109.5: Backlist To The Future, With Summer Reading
This week, Sharifah discusses her backlist summer reading picks.
12 min
80
An SF/F Summer Reading List
Sharifah and guest Vanessa discuss the 2021 World Fantasy Awards Finalists, the 2020 Kitschies Winners, their SF/F summer reading recommendations, and more.
57 min
81
108.5: Backlist To The Future, 1920s-Style
This week, Jenn discusses sci-fi and fantasy set in the 1920s (ish).
11 min
82
Our Favorite SF/F Of 2021 So Far
Sharifah and Jenn discuss some Hugo Awards committee follow-up, Locus Award Winners, a new Lord of the Rings audiobook, their favorites of the year so far, and more.
48 min
83
107.5: Backlist To The Future, With Camping
This week, Sharifah discusses SF/F books that are ideal for camping.
14 min
84
LGBTQ+ SFF
Sharifah and Jenn celebrate the Kitchies shortlist, try to figure out what’s going on with the Hugos and DisCon III, celebrate some new LGBTQ+ SFF, and more.
49 min
85
106.5: Backlist To The Future, With Favorites F...
This week, Jenn discusses two SF/F favorites from the last five(ish) years that she thinks deserve a bump.
8 min
86
Book Vs. Movie: Howl's Moving Castle
Sharifah and Jenn discuss the Nebula Award winners for 2021, some Cowboy Bebop and Broken Earth adaptation news, compare Howl’s Moving Castle the book and the movie, and more.
52 min
87
105.5: Backlist To The Future, With Monsters
This week, Sharifah discusses some favorite SF/F with monsters.
10 min
88
Muppet Arms About SF/F Art
Sharifah and Jenn discuss adaptation news including Marvel’s Eternals and new Sandman casting, the Nommo Awards longlist, and get really into SF/F fan and cover art.
55 min
89
104.5: Backlist To The Future, With Action-Pack...
This week, Jenn discusses some favorite action-packed sci-fi and fantasy.
9 min
90
Let's Talk Anime
Sharifah and Jenn discuss the 2021 Locus Award finalists, a new Dragon Ball movie, that Green Knight trailer, and do a group-watch of two anime.
51 min
91
103.5: Backlist To The Future With Dream Adapta...
This week, Sharifah discusses dream adaptations in light of Shadow and Bone!
12 min
92
One-Sitting Reads
Sharifah and Jenn discuss #DisneyMustPay, the Ignyte Award shortlist, some one-sitting SF/F reads, and more.
51 min
93
102.5: Backlist To The Future, Grab-Bag Style
This week, Jenn discusses two sci-fi/fantasy titles that don’t necessarily have a theme, she just really likes them!
12 min
94
Spring 2021 Favorites
Sharifah and Jenn discuss the 2021 Hugo Finalists, a Dark Crystal ballet, adaptation news, their favorite SF/F from this Spring, and more.
53 min
95
101.5: Backlist To The Future, Nightmare-Style
This week, Sharifah discusses the stuff of nightmares.
11 min
96
The SFF Mixtape
Sharifah and guest Vanessa Diaz discuss King Arthur retellings, the Game of Thrones Broadway musical, pairing sci-fi and fantasy with music, and more.
64 min
97
100.5: Backlist To The Future, With Series Spin...
This week, Jenn discusses sci-fi/fantasy series spin-offs.
16 min
98
Heroes & Villains
In their 100th episode, Sharifah and Jenn discuss some favorite heroes and villains from sci-fi and fantasy.
52 min
99
99.5: Backlist To The Future, With Speculative ...
This week, humanity takes to the stars as Sharifah discusses speculative migration.
13 min
100
Novelettes
Sharifah and Jenn discuss the Shadow and Bone teaser trailer, CJ Cherryh, recent adaptation news, and sci-fi/fantasy novelettes.
51 min