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Foxes, Cultural Appropriation, and Japonisme

Foxes, Cultural Appropriation, and Japonisme

Here's how to do cultural appropriation right. Look at the man and his fox bride; you can tell he loves her. Read More »

Book Review: Skull Island, by Will Murray

Book Review: Skull Island, by Will Murray

This is going to be a first for me- I’m going to review a book BEFORE I finish it. Hold on! You might be thinking. How can I pass judgement on a book without finishing it? Well, I don’t have to eat a steak in its entirety to know if I like it. Nor do... Read More »

Book Review: Bowl of Heaven by Gregory Benford and Larry Niven

Bowl of Heaven – Gregory Benford and Larry Niven Tor – 2012 978-0765328410 (Hardbound) This is the first collaboration between two of our major writers, Gregory Benford and Larry Niven. Bowl of Heaven is about a human expedition in a ram-... Read More »

A Beautiful Plummet: A Review of Upside Down

A Beautiful Plummet: A Review of Upside Down

“And our love changed the course of history forever” is a fine concept to base a story off of.  However, it’s a disingenuous and careless line of dialogue that should have been excised from the script of Upside Down upon review num... Read More »

Retrospective – La Puta y la Ballena

La Puta y la Ballena, original Argentine DVD cover Almost entirely unknown in the English-speaking world, the Argentine-Spanish co-production, La Puta y la Ballena (2004) is one of the most hauntingly-beautiful, intelligent, and imaginative films of ... Read More »

Punk Rock Queen: A Nana Review

Punk Rock Queen: A Nana Review

[Image from animedepot.net. Nana belongs to Ai Yazawa and Shueisha.] I would like to come forward with a confession: throughout most of college, I largely had to put my anime love on hiatus – not necessarily because I didn’t like it anym... Read More »

Is Ender’s Game Really Any Fun to Read?

Is Ender’s Game Really Any Fun to Read?

Troll the internet for “the greatest science fiction novels of all time” and Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game will be at the top of every list you’ll find. (Or it was last time I checked.) It’s been at the top of every list for at least two decades no... Read More »

The Howl of Family: A Review of Wolf Children

The Howl of Family: A Review of Wolf Children

To smile through any hardship is a commendable virtue for anyone to have.  Continuing to do so while having to raise two half-human, half-wolf children is something on a different world of resilience altogether. The story of the Wolf Children Ame An... Read More »

Review: Men Into Space by John C. Frederiksen

MEN INTO SPACE John C. Frederiksen Bear Manor Media 2013 314 Pages  $21.95 (Kindle $9.95) Men Into Space was a television show that (unfortunately) aired for a single season between September 1959 and September, 1960.   It was a show dedicated to tr... Read More »

Cyberstorm: Pack Up Your Water Bottles

Cyberstorm: Pack Up Your Water Bottles

Matthew Mather’s new book, Cyberstorm, is a must read for people who understand the world of cyber technology and its vulnerability but unlike many other books on the topic it is the equally enthralling for those, like me, who have little or no backg... Read More »

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