Raunch Reviews is a series about profanity. Not real profanity, but speculative swearing. Authors often try to incorporate original, innovative forms of profanity into our own fantastical works as a way to expand the worlds we build. Sometimes we’re successful. Often we’re not. In this series, I examine the faux-profanity from various works of sci-fi and fantasy, judge their effectiveness, and rate them on an unscientific and purely subjective scale. Below you’ll find previous reviews in the order they were reviewed.

Raunch Reviews: The Stormlight Archive

The Stormlight Archives

“Storm it/Storms/Storming”

Raunch Reviews: Bas-Lag

The Bas-Lag Cycle


Raunch Reviews: Harry Potter

Harry Potter


Raunch Reviews: A Song of Ice and Fire

A Song of Ice and Fire

“Seven Hells”

Raunch Review: Warhammer 40k

Warhammer 40k


Fantastic Mr. Fox


A Clockwork Orange




Raunch Review: The Wheel of Time

The Wheel of Time

“Burn Me”

Raunch Review: Red Dwarf

Red Dwarf


Raunch Reviews: Farscape



The Smurfs


The Bell Forging Cycle

“By the Firsts”

Raunch Review: District 9

District 9


Raunch Review: Firefly



Raunch Review: Babylon 5

Babylon 5


Raunch Review: Blade Runner


“Skin Job”

Raunch Review: Judge Dredd

Judge Dredd


Raunch Review: Harry Potter

Harry Potter

“Merlin’s Beard”

Raunch Review: Blade Runner

Stargate: SG-1


Raunch Review: True Blood

True Blood


Raunch Review: Dragon Age

Dragon Age

“Andreste’s Flaming Knickers”

Raunch Review: Malazan Book of the Fallen

Malazan Book of the Fallen

“Hood’s [Body Part]”

Raunch Review: Battlestar Galactica (1978)

Battlestar Galactica (1978)


Star Trek




The Expanse


Star Wars Rebels


Dresden Files

“Stars and Stones”

Wizard of Oz


Carnival Row


Have a suggestion for Raunch Reviews? It can be any made-up slang word from a book, television show, or movie. You can email me directly with your recommendation or leave a comment below. I’ll need to spend time with the property before I’ll feel confident reviewing it, so give me a little time. I have a lot of books to read.