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19 Sep 2018
As usual, fleshed-out narratives, developed characters, and poetic embellishments aren't Liu's selling points.
17 Sep 2018
Translating the planet-annihilating outcomes of intergalactic warfare from Douglas Adams’s Vogons—a spoof of town councils’ urban planning—to a spoof of Eurovision forces this novel to pick a very delicate path through European war memory itself.
12 Sep 2018
These nine fantastical stories talk about the magic present in relationships, and how sometimes others misinterpret either the relationship, the magic, or both.
10 Sep 2018
This collection's fantastic array of worlds is depressingly, unvaryingly, historically and globally unrealistically het.
5 Sep 2018
This novel isn’t quite a standard piece of science fiction. It’s more a futuristic kind of myth, a speculative fabulation, a knowing entry in the long-running story Irish literature has told about itself.
3 Sep 2018
The title may suggest that the series is Mildred Hubble’s bildungsroman, but The Worst Witch really shines as an ensemble piece.
29 Aug 2018
Inspired by the leading science fiction writers of the 1940s and '50s, sci-fi rock created some of the most indelible sounds of the decade. Few rock journals acknowledge this influence. Even the SF community has failed to bridge the gap.
27 Aug 2018
Blah blah zombies and consumerism, aren’t we all mindless meatsacks of hunger looking to fill the void with Gucci and/or brains, doesn’t work make us zombies. Ma has plenty more to say—about the specificity of hunger, and the mindlessness of nostalgia.
22 Aug 2018
But that's the past, and anime has now massively permeated the Western cultural landscape. Today, people are a little better about— Oh. Well.
20 Aug 2018
While Mamatas examines the disarray in American politics with a keen eye, he still falls short of addressing how this plays out in the case of non-white Americans and immigrants.
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