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Review: The Eye with Which the Universe Beholds Itself by Ian Sales

While everyone is covering the Hugos, I’m taking my own path and following the Sidewise Awards for Alternate History, which will be awarded at this year’s Worldcon. In my effort to post a review of each work nominated this year on the Alt... Read More »

Review: The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury

Review: The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury

Classic works of science fiction can be timeless for many fans, but they will not always translate well with modern fandom. Issues include implausible science, obsolete predictions or an unfamiliar writing style. I saw some of this when I read The Ca... Read More »

Playing the Short Game: How to Sell Your Short Fiction (Part 23)

Playing the Short Game: How to Sell Your Short Fiction (Part 23)

They Said WHAT?!?: Dealing with reviews Welcome back to my series on marketing and selling short fiction. I’ve written these posts in a very specific sequence, with each entry building on previous ones. You can read my earlier posts here. In pa... Read More »

Movie Review – Man of Steel

Movie Review – Man of Steel

By now you have undoubtedly seen Man of Steel and I don’t doubt that you have some pretty visceral feelings toward the movie, not many of them good. Let me start with the good in this blisteringly bleak and depressing movie. The Lois Lane trope, that... Read More »

Art in Action: A Bakuman Review

Art in Action: A Bakuman Review

I spend a lot of time lately complaining about the state of anime and the series that have been created within the last five or so years.  In the course of this tirade, shounen manga has often been the main focus – mostly because the most popu... 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 »

Jazz and Drama: A Kids on the Slope Review

Jazz and Drama: A Kids on the Slope Review

Image courtesy of crunchyroll.com Even casual fans of anime have heard of Cowboy Bebop, the jazziest, classiest, most sophisticated space opera anime to ever be created (whoops, my bias is showing).  Bebop’s director, Shinichiro Watanabe, and musical... Read More »

Review: When Gravity Fails by George Alec Effinger

When I punk, it’s usually with steam. Any SF fan, regardless of his particular poison, thinks about the future. With my historical background, however, my gaze tends to be fixed on the past and I am rarely distracted by images of the future. Th... Read More »

The House of Forever – Samantha Henderson

The House of Forever – Samantha Henderson

Oh hi! I’m glad you’re back! Or maybe you’re visiting me for the first time? Either way, I have a wonderful little book of poetry to introduce you to today: The House of Forever, by Samantha Henderson This volume of collected poetry... Read More »

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