Monthly Archives: February 2023

Book Battle!!! Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Lost World vs Edgar Rice Burroughs’ The Land That Time Forgot

Here we have two books with identical premises. A group of travellers sets out on a journey and finds a place on Earth where dinosaurs still exist. Both books are roughly of equal length, and have been written in the … Continue reading

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Saga, Book One (2014) by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples

Which covers Volumes 1-3, or Issues 1-18. I’ll be honest. The first time I saw covers of this series and it showed people with ram’s horns and donkey ears and whatnot, my first reaction was: that’s lame! Is this supposed … Continue reading

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James S.A. Corey – Tiamat’s Wrath (2019) Review

8/10 The Expanse, book #8 You know… this book isn’t half bad. It is actually – gasp – a little bit good. After the uncomfortable time jump in Persepolis Rising (2017), which I took for a really clumsy setup for a … Continue reading

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The White Lama (1988-’93) by Alejandro Jodorowsky & Georges Bess

8/10 The White Lama is a story about a white boy, born in a village in Tibet and becoming the next incarnation of the Lama in Tibetan religion. The kid then grows up to attain enlightenment and to defend the … Continue reading

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Review: Monstress, Book One, by Marjorie Liu & Sana Takeda

5/10 A review of Book One, which comprises Volumes 1-3, or Issues 1-18 Monstress is a full-blown fantasy epic, set in a complex secondary world of roughly renaissance or early modern times, and full of arcane magic. A very popular … Continue reading

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Stanislaw Lem – The Futurological Congress (1971) Review

9/10 I’ve read this once before, years ago, and all I remember was that it was a totally wild, zany, madcap story and that I loved it. It’s like Philip K. Dick on speed and at his most satirical. Let’s … Continue reading

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Michael Swanwick – The Dog Said Bow-Wow (2007) Review

8/10 Of the 16 short stories in this collection, 3 are Hugo Award winners, 3 more are Hugo Award nominees, 12 are Locus Awards nominees with 1 winner, and 1 Nebula nominee. This is a show of strength, this collection, … Continue reading

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