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27 Nov 2020
Whether or not the majority of the family likes it, Aster is a harbinger of needed change.
25 Nov 2020
Wheeler’s book is an angry one. It should be. We should be sticking our heads out our windows and, like Howard Beale in the 1976 film Network, shouting, “I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore.”
23 Nov 2020
At this point in [Harrison's] career, the silences are just as important and he has developed a devastating power in pauses.
20 Nov 2020
In keeping with the thrust of “haunted tales,” nothing and no one is what it at first seems in Chukwunonso’s world.
18 Nov 2020
The rise of one civilization doesn’t have to mean the fall of another; if two civilizations can find a way to engage meaningfully, they can coexist peacefully.
16 Nov 2020
While looking for national representation in any Year’s Best might be a matter of folly, as it happens there are, in this volume at least, common trends.
11 Nov 2020
Apart from a few lapses into trope, The Book of Koli was compelling and poignant—the kind of apocalypse we might actually need in the midst of our own.
9 Nov 2020
The present keeps catching up to the near-future that Tim Maughan presents with insight, empathy, and skill in Infinite Detail, and yet that near-future remains just out of reach up ahead even as it seems closer than ever before.
6 Nov 2020
2020 really needs some different stories, doesn’t it?
4 Nov 2020
All pretense of a democratic India has collapsed after large-scale de-citizenings and unpersonings, voter-list erasures, internet shutdowns, news censors and data-driven home invasions.
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