27 April 2015
At its most basic, How to Live on Other Planets is an anthology about the immigrant experience, but far from treating the concept exclusively in its literal interpretation, Merriam’s selections traverse the myriad ways in which meetings between alien "things" affect the individuals involved.
24 April 2015
It feels like 10 percent of the novel is the word “balls.”
22 April 2015
The television adaptation of Constantine shines brightest when its eponymous protagonist is on screen.
20 April 2015
The authors and protagonists here reflect the world we live in, in all its kaleidoscopic glory.
17 April 2015
In many ways, The Dark Defiles and its predecessors are engaged in explicitly interrogating—explicitly deconstructing—the idea of the hero's journey that is common coinage in fantasy.
15 April 2015
The story of City of Stairs springs from Bennett’s setting, leading to a feeling of coherency, of completeness, that precious few fantasies can match.
13 April 2015
Meche's grandmother warns her, early in the book, "Magic will break your heart." And it does, slowly and inexorably.
10 April 2015
Much of the voyage is therefore a deliberate giving up of control: the sails are taken down and the oars are put away and the curragh is left to float on currents, an object of fate.
08 April 2015
A nation at war is necessarily a world turned upside-down, so why not turn it over to a few drinking, swearing, and wisecracking Lords of Misrule?
06 April 2015
What is a "myth space?" Is it a place in which mythical things can occur, and is this different from the myth itself?
03 April 2015
This makes it seem like Kill Marguerite is an entire collection of stories about slug sex and excrement, but it’s not.
01 April 2015
At the heart of Darknet lies the ultimate amorality of global capital.
30 March 2015
No matter how fantastical the events of Cho's stories—or how romantic their proceedings—her characters are standing on a solid foundation of good sense, which reminds them that love is great, but what about getting good grades?
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