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20 Sep 2023
The impossible and the all-too-possible coexist in this world.
18 Sep 2023
Many Worlds is more than this book.
15 Sep 2023
We’re thrown into confusion almost immediately in Assassin.
13 Sep 2023
At this point I don’t bet against Ann Leckie, and though Translation State doesn’t have many of the elements of space opera, it’s still a thoroughly compelling sci-fi tale.
11 Sep 2023
Miles Davis, the Prince of Darkness, made his name in the frenetic world of bebop by playing his trumpet as little as possible, emphasizing not a constant stream of notes, but the gaps between them. “It’s not the notes you play; it’s the notes you don’t play,” he was fond of saying. Robert Aickman, who started publishing his “strange stories” not long after Davis’s first recordings were issued (1954 vs. 1945), once said that an effective piece of weird fiction “must open a door, preferably where no one had previously noticed a door to exist; and at the end, leave it open, or, possibly, ajar.”
8 Sep 2023
By incorporating relevant lexicons—such as those involving martyrs, street battles, marches, protests, sit-ins, trials, fatwa, and so on—her novel resonates powerfully with the present experiences of some regions of the Middle East and North Africa.
6 Sep 2023
When the collection delves into the systemic forces weighing on Zimbabwe, from colonization to extractive capitalism, Ndlovu fuses tradition with collective resistance.
4 Sep 2023
In any case, Herrera has no faith in technology’s prowess, in “the silence of organs and the systematic ruction of objects,” as he says in “Objects”.
1 Sep 2023
Ballering is seemingly never happier than when writing a list.
30 Aug 2023
What Ruth is about to find in Greater Einland is a place where time intermingles with space, and the past appears preserved in the present.
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