30 November 2015
The subtext of all these slapdash reviews is, I suppose, that Kids These Days are unfathomable, contradictory aliens: stupid and hungry for EDGINESS. Nah, brah. Kids are like, some people. And also sort of like they were in any other time period. A well-produced piece like OtGW will speak to adults and children because it’s well made, and because there’s a big Venn-diagram overlap in what both groups are interested in. Don’t we know this? I kind of thought we all knew this.
27 November 2015
In some ways, science fiction theatre seems so obvious it’s startling that it isn’t more common.
25 November 2015
Genre is of less significance than the milieu the stories share: an anthology of alternate Malaysian future histories, with the present day as the jonbar hinge.
23 November 2015
We should read The Beauty's constructs less as mimetic representations than as symbols or signs.
20 November 2015
The lightheartedness of Sorcerer to the Crown allows Cho to delve into some dark places, enriching her story and making it heavy with meaning underneath a surface of quick wit and magical comedy.
18 November 2015
Whether or not Gilman meant to touch on a modernist convention which assumes language is inadequate to fully relate the senses, the result is that very thing: how do we explain a sense to someone who doesn't share it, and how do we explain how to use a sense when that person finally acquires it?
16 November 2015
The world we're entering here is wonderfully complicated; but because of who Baru happens to be, an awful lot gets left out that I would really have liked to know.
13 November 2015
We Know the Devil is a visual novel about teens, which is to say it is a game about creating the world.
11 November 2015
I inevitably think of West’s novels whenever I see the latest "Where are the women in epic fantasy?" article or the most recent iteration of the "Hey, women are writing epic fantasy now!" canard making the rounds on Twitter.
09 November 2015
The whole of this particular new Arcadia owes rather too much to Sidney's example, for Pears has borrowed the unwieldiness of the original, the love of arcane reference and symbol, and the penchant for romantic adventure.
06 November 2015
Big Hero 6 has a real, beating heart at the center of it all. Not afraid to be bright. Something comics—and movies—could use more of.
04 November 2015
Some of the stories truly do seem visionary, offering up worlds that are sparkling and new.
02 November 2015
Pay attention to these stories, Baker seems to be saying, or the act of reading is reduced to nothing.
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