Hello everyone, I’m Erin Underwood.

Welcome to Underwords.  This site is my online collection of reviews, interviews, and random commentary that primarily focus on science fiction and fantasy related material. However, I may stray into the world of technology or tiptoe through politics from time to time. Whatever you find here represents thoughts and ideas that I have at any given time, and those thoughts and ideas may change.

One thing you will notice is that most of my reviews are positive or mostly positive. It’s not that I like everything or that I feel compelled to say nice things about everything that I read or watch. The issue is, I am so busy that when I come across a book, film, TV series, or anything that I don’t enjoy, I stop because I don’t have free time for things that I don’t enjoy. So, if I don’t have time to watch a movie that I am not enjoying, I really don’t have time to do a review of it. So, if you see a review here, it means that I not only liked it enough to finish it, I also liked it enough to spend time reviewing it, which generally means a positive review.


Erin Underwood is the senior event content producer for MIT Technology Review where she designs and produces emerging technology conferences for business leaders, industry experts, researchers, and academics.

In addition to writing science fiction and fantasy, she also reviews media and writes general social  commentary. She is also the editor of several anthologies, including Futuredaze: An Anthology of YA Science Fiction, Futuredaze 2: Reprise, Geek Theater: 15 Plays by Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers, and The Grimm Future. Her writing has appeared in publications such as the SFWA Bulletin, Amazing Stories Magazine, and Journey Planet. Along with her co-editors, she was a Fanzine Hugo Award nominee for her work on the 2017, 2021, and 2022 editions of Journey Planet. She is also the current Down Under Fan Fund delegate.

Erin has served as chair for Boskones 54 and 58, New England’s longest running science fiction and fantasy convention, and she has also served in a variety of roles within Boskone and Worldcon over the years. Erin lives in Marblehead, MA.

Learn more about her at https://emunderwood.com and DUFF at https://downunderfanfund.com/

However, you can absolutely make her day by subscribing to her video reviews on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/@ErinUnderwood