Monthly Archives: March 2022

Review: I Hate Fairyland (2015-’18) by Skottie Young

This comic is based on the idea that if Dorothy had been forced to stay in the fairyland of the Wizard of Oz, then after 27 years those characters would really have gotten on her nerves. I can’t blame her, … Continue reading

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James S.A. Corey – Persepolis Rising (2017) Review

7/10 Book 7 in James S. Corey’s The Expanse series. “Almost three decades had passed since (…)” are the words with which this book opens. Three decades on from the events of the previous books. From the perspective of the … Continue reading

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Review: Maus (1991) by Art Spiegelman

It is not easy to pin down Art Spiegelman’s Maus (1980-91) in a neat category. It is a comic book or graphic novel, but it is also nonfiction – and can be categorised as biography or memoir too. What it … Continue reading

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Review: Elder Race (2021) by Adrian Tchaikovsky

8.5/10 Let me bring out that old, chewed-out saying by Artie Clarke. Say it with me now: “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” Yes, and boy does Adrian Tchaikovsky play with it here. Elder Race (2021) is a … Continue reading

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11 Mini Reviews of Films and TV Shows from 2021 & 2022

Eternals (2021). A very long film about barely interesting superheroes. Some of the ideas and visuals are interesting if you don’t think about the story too much, but in the end it is just a randomised assortment of actors punching … Continue reading

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Greg Egan – Axiomatic (1995) review

8.5/10 Axiomatic gathers together 18 of Greg Egan’s first short stories, from the beginning of his writing career and most of them written in the early 1990s. Six of these 18 also appeared in the recent The Best of Greg … Continue reading

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Review: The World of Edena (1983), by Moebius

The World of Edena (Le Monde d’Edena) is one of French artist Jean “Moebius” Giraud’s most essential works. Along with The Incal and Arzach and the Blueberry comic series, the Edena Cycle and all its supplementary material that Moebius created … Continue reading

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Ada Palmer – Perhaps the Stars (2021) review

9.5/10 Also in this series: Too Like the Lightning (2016) Seven Surrenders (2017) The Will to Battle (2017) After the first three books of the Terra Ignota series got published in quick succession in 2016 and 2017, fans had to … Continue reading

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Two Films: Winnie the Pooh (2011) & Christopher Robin (2018)

Winnie the Pooh (2011) 6.5/10 Disney produced a whole slew of Pooh related films through the 2000s. There was a Tigger movie named The Tigger Movie (2000) and a Piglet movie named Piglet’s Big Movie (2003) and a Heffalump movie … Continue reading

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