Monthly Archives: June 2017

Book Review: The Human Factor by Graham Greene

  The Human Factor is an understated, viscerally affecting book that manages to show a side of espionage largely ignored by the other giants of the genre. It takes the soft side of spy work and puts it under a … Continue reading

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(Comic) Book Review: Giganto Maxia by Kentaro Miura

One hundred million years ago lands us firmly in the center of what is commonly known as the Cretaceous period, and what is more uncommonly known as the “DEAR-LORD-GOD-FUCK-NO-PLEASE-DON’T-MAKE-ME-GO BACK-THERE” period. It is a time where the Tyrannosaurus, Spinosaurus, and … Continue reading

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Book Review: United States of Japan by Peter Tieryas

Look, I saw a book with a giant mech on it and proclaimed itself about the United States of Japan. This was worth a laugh, an ‘ah, how silly’, because indeed it was silly. But then something changed. I saw … Continue reading

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Book Review: Death’s End by Cixin Liu (Remembrance of Earth’s Past #3)

“Life is not a fairytale.” This is the operative truth at the heart of this novel and Cixin Liu is willing to wield a four dimensional hammer to make sure that particular nail gets hammered home. This book is brutal. … Continue reading

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The Hither and Thither of Friends

The world is a strange place. People ebb and flow from you life with an almost unnatural fluidity. I say unnatural only because it is unwanted, as really there is little else more natural in all of existence. You find … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Dark Forest by Cixin Liu (Remembrance of Earth’s Past #2)

The first third, perhaps half, of this book is weak, bordering on tedious. Broadcasting its movements like the overconfident failings of a twelve-year-old. Where The Three-Body Problem was a science fiction mystery, The Dark Forest rests firmly in the Action/Adventure … Continue reading

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Book Review: Mockingbird by Walter Tevis

It took Walter Tevis 17 years from the published of his utterly sublime novel The Man Who Fell to Earth and the publication of his next novel Mockingbird. In that intervening time he had developed two relatively full-time jobs: professor … Continue reading

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