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Coward

“Never tol’ ya where I was headin’. Never tol’ ya nothin’. Just showed up and took it ‘pon yerself ta follow. Well, surprise darlin’, ain’t headin’ nowhere. Been walkin’ since I can ‘member. One broke path to ‘nother. Ya see … 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: 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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(Comic)Book Review: Blame! Master Edition – Volume 1

The English title Blame! is a heinous and unabashed mistranslation of the proper title Blam! (the sound of a gun firing and a gun being the most talkative amongst all the books characters.) Why they thought that Blame! made any … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Water Knife

I like Paolo Bacigalupi. I like his dogged pursuit of environmentalist sci-fi dystopia. It’s a rare genre and one that it would be all too easy to get drenched in the Holier-Than-Thou attitude that comes with any deeply held conviction … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi

This is a tightly written book. Few words are wasted and even fewer are spent actually playing in the world he spent time creating. It’s so tightly sprung around the plot that there is little time for anything else. It … Continue reading

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