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6 Dec 2019
The characters in Something Like the End seem unaware of themselves as part of a larger world plagued by massive societal problems.
4 Dec 2019
In most versions of “Little Red Riding Hood,” after all, the wolf is eventually split open. Manickavel’s work joins a range of contemporary fantasy writers not in subverting the original, but in lingering upon this late aspect of the tale.
2 Dec 2019
Hexarchate Stories expands upon and lends nuance to what seems to me to be some of the most important speculative fiction of the last decade.
29 Nov 2019
Women are seen as powerful in Jones's poetry, but this power is often doubted by others.
27 Nov 2019
In titling her debut collection Ghostographs, Maria Romasco Moore seems to insist that taking another person’s picture is to create a ghost.
25 Nov 2019
The Old Drift has little interest in its speculative elements or at least severely mishandles them. This is a problem, since it is the speculative that binds the whole project together, that gives it a voice, that argues its purpose.
22 Nov 2019
After the Flood is a book that teeters on the edge of despair without ever quite falling over—a novel that, to paraphrase Oscar Wilde, may be in the gutter but is looking at the stars.
20 Nov 2019
Waste Tide stands at the intersection of many traditions of science fiction.
18 Nov 2019
I did not get on with Trapped in the R.A.W., a fact that is all the more painful to me for having such excited expectations. Our time together could best be described as a blind date gone horribly wrong.
15 Nov 2019
Its strong historical roots serve as a measure of restraint on the speculation that sets Tell Them of Battles, Kings, and Elephants apart from mere wishful thinking.
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