10 February 2016
I am arrested by "us" and "we" when I encounter them—I wonder who is being addressed, who is being invited, who is being recognized.
08 February 2016
Looking at the world, it may seem that you need to change everything, but "everything" is not something you can change: you have to change this thing, that thing, these things.
05 February 2016
At a time of sorely needed European introspection, Hutchinson presents us in these novels with a worst-case scenario.
03 February 2016
Marginalia is about finding the language, creating it if necessary, to live an identity.
01 February 2016
Superheroes are inevitably an instrument of the status quo. Even some of the best and smartest recent uses of the genre have balked at challenging that consensus. In such a cultural landscape, Ayize Jama-Everett's Liminal People novels feel not simply refreshing, but necessary.
29 January 2016
Of all the ephemeral dash-punks, one in particular, "dieselpunk," stands out in its curious endurance.
27 January 2016
Yonderland suggests that we’ve rediscovered how to make excellent television that can honestly be defined as family programming, after a long, dark dearth of the same.
25 January 2016
I don't know. Will you love these stories? It's possible.
22 January 2016
The sheer precision and emotive effectiveness of the poetry is a thing of wonder.
20 January 2016
Of Sorrow and Such is very clearly a book of female experiences, of the lives and secrets of women. It's the sort of story I'm predisposed to love. But the more I read, the more I began to wonder if the underlying worldbuilding rests on anything but expectation.
18 January 2016
The book could have used about 30% more dragon.
15 January 2016
The Ship examines what it's like to be a member of that "future" generation who has to deal with the mess left behind—while the adults around you live on in ignorant bliss.
13 January 2016
Flying people? Bone towers in the sky? An oppressive society that probably needs radical intervention? What could go wrong?
11 January 2016
For longtime readers of K. J. Parker, there is a lot in The Last Witness that is familiar.
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