A series that deals with angels, the science of immortality, and friendly-looking scientists who kidnap people to experiment on them in basements, The OA offers some fresh takes—as well as moments of muddled, cliché philosophical "insights."
Boullosa’s writing miraculously encapsulates the texture of a real dream, in which obscure and inexplicably unsettling images wrestle with everyday normality in a battle for supremacy within a landscape that seems forever on the verge of dissolution.
For a work overshadowed by folktales and infused with mythology, the quality of Brennan’s plotting and wordcraft —lush and dreamy though they are —are not the real stars; Ree, and her universal quest for identity and mastery of her own fate, take that title.
Ironically, though The Blair Witch Project was a hugely influential horror film, it seems to have very little influence on its 2016 sequel. The two might have nearly the same plot, but they are drastically different in tone and style.
All of the stories in this collection are by indigenous writers, LGBT and/or two-spirit and their allies, and they deliberately employ science fiction as a way of imagining a future that is positively indigenous and positively LGBT, but also simply, plainly positive.
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