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16 Sep 2019
Awareness that Britain might be about to throw European geopolitics into chaos couldn’t have been far from Hutchinson’s mind while he wrote Europe at Dawn.
13 Sep 2019
Gods of Jade and Shadow is not a fairy tale, though it unfolds like one, and it wears the trappings of that paradigm as a god might wear a cloak of feathers.
11 Sep 2019
In its delight at making connections between diverse events and creativities, this book entirely avoids the idea of consequence.
9 Sep 2019
What drives This is How You Lose the Time Waris its exquisitely pitched story of romantic connection and its ability to bring all other aspects of the novella into the service of that emotional core.
30 Aug 2019
Naomi Booth’s Sealed has a slow build towards what makes the book truly a horror novel.
28 Aug 2019
What interests her about these characters, though, is not the trappings of these roles (the university, the lab), but how people run headfirst into the world under a desire to understand the world, and how they are transformed in the process.
26 Aug 2019
The titular “China Dream” is just to drink down the broth mixed with death and forget, forget, forget.
23 Aug 2019
Conrad’s success in producing such an interesting study lies in his continual acknowledgement of … the ongoing conflicts and opportunities available to women in science fiction films, and of the potential for future feminist film-making within the genre.
21 Aug 2019
The Smoke’s strange blend of gender politics, British social realism, alternate history, and futuristic technology does not dovetail into a neatly unified whole.
19 Aug 2019
The Psychology of Time Travel engages with the conventions of its genres while simultaneously managing to feel like no time travel book or mystery I’ve read before.
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