Monthly Archives: June 2022

Steven Erikson – The Crippled God (2011) Review

9/10 After 1.5 years of reading and 3.3 million words, The Crippled God (2011) ends the Malazan Book of the Fallen. Erikson writes this finale in his own subversive, Eriksonian way, in which he uses the tropes of epic fantasy, … Continue reading

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I’m swamping my site in comic reviews

Sorry. I don’t know yet if this is going to be a permanent feature of the blog or if this is just a temporary rabbit hole that I’m diving into this year. There are at least 10 more coming.

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Review: Guy Delisle – Burma Chronicles (2007)

8/10 It’s comic artist Guy Delisle again and he is on another adventure. After Shenzhen and Pyongyang, where he was sent out to supervise outsourced work for an animation studio, he now accompanies his wife to Myanmar. You see, he … Continue reading

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Contingency and Convergence: Toward a Cosmic Biology of Body and Mind (2020), by Russell Powell

Behind the abstract title and the stuffy academic cover of this book lies a world of deep thought and wonder. Written by one person, Rachell Powell (formerly Russell as it still says on the cover), a book like this is … Continue reading

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William Gibson – Burning Chrome (1986) Review

9/10 This short story collection showcases William Gibson’s first work before he won all the awards with Neuromancer (1984). And from the very first start of his career he shows himself to be a tremendously talented writer.  Fellow SF writer … Continue reading

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Review: Betelgeuse (’00 -’05) by Léo

7/10 The sequel to Aldebaran and this time there is more interstellar travel and another planet to explore! Kim Keller is back, on her way to Betelgeuse to find out what went wrong with the settlement there. On Betelgeuse, just … Continue reading

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Review: The Colony (2015) by Nicolas Debon

“All that we have done here, we have done out of our own free will” Nicolas Debon’s The Colony (published in 2015 as L’Essai in French, meaning “The Experiment”) is a standalone graphic novel, and non-fiction. A graphic retelling of … Continue reading

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