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24 Mar 2017
The universe laid out throughout ODY-C, naked and bleeding in pictures and prose, is beautiful and profane.
22 Mar 2017
In some ways its brevity is a strength; the narrative is a rapid succession of robots, ronin, and roustabout swordplay.
20 Mar 2017
Your Name delivers a unique feeling of rhythm.
17 Mar 2017
As an exercise in storytelling, A Love of UIQ falls woefully short.
15 Mar 2017
This novel certainly takes the spare prose of The Islanders (2011) or The Adjacent (2013) to new extremes—and, indeed, new heights, should it be the sort of style that works for you, should you like angular art in which every word seems somehow selected for its knottiness.
13 Mar 2017
I'll swallow the magic lutes and enchanted books—but a Buddhist nunnery where girls train to be prostitutes?
10 Mar 2017
The World of Edena reveals some of Giraud's shortcomings: his love for the absurd and the outrageous often gave the impression that he just randomly drew whatever came to his mind at a given moment in the hope that something would stick.
8 Mar 2017
Red Girls tells the story of three women across three generations and the second half of the twentieth century, and in doing so lays out the complexities and tensions within Japan at that same period.
6 Mar 2017
Questions of identity, love, human evolution, the nature of consciousness, environmental degradation, and reality itself merge in this book to create a terrifying yet plausible portrait of what our world might yet become.
3 Mar 2017
What is science fiction when Islam (or Islamic cultures) are grafted on? It could be a short step from this question to defining "mainstream" science fiction as not-Islamicate, and marking Islam as something other. The stories in this anthology paint a very different picture.
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