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21 Feb 2024
How to Navigate Our Universe is a collection of speculative poetry by Mary Soon Lee which plays with the notion that planets might have personalities, moons might have jealousies, and the universe itself might be understood by examining its neighborhoods. All of its poems seek to bring the vast unknowability of the universe down to size by anthropomorphizing, describing, and categorizing it in ways that humans might be able to comprehend. The collection is divided into five sections that gradually work their way outwards from the home of earth, then the solar system, and moving toward the outer reaches of the universe.
19 Feb 2024
This novella is an intriguing proposition.
14 Feb 2024
“Ish” is chimeric. The suffix belongs to verisimilitude (as in “almost”) and the uncanny (also as in “almost”).
12 Feb 2024
Reading The Burn Street Haunting is like a tour through genre.
7 Feb 2024
The conjunction of these stories creates a tense, mysterious atmosphere.
5 Feb 2024
In his latest fiction, Doctorow seems to be trying to find an answer to a very contemporary problem: what do you do with people who are hell-bent on messing up every good thing that you and your community might have achieved? How do you coexist with people who do not share your sense of reality, of the purpose of a society, of what a good life entails? Can you even share space with them in the first place? Should you try to? The Lost Cause is presented as a novel, but it reads more like a thought experiment, a prescient warning, and a meditation on media polarization, all rolled up into one nifty package.
2 Feb 2024
This collection reclaims artistic production and embodied experience for colonized peoples by revealing both to be already exceeding the strictures placed on them by colonial oppression.
1 Feb 2024
Heroes of an Unknown World</cite reminds us that conviction—if anything—will carry us through.
31 Jan 2024
Seren of the Wildwood builds on past epics, but fundamentally twists the narrative structure so that the hero is the girl—and this time saves herself.
30 Jan 2024
Hospital feels universal in its depiction of medical bureaucracy.
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