Tag Archives: dystopia

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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(Comic)Book Review: East of West: The Apocalypse, Year One by Jonathan Hickman and Nick Dragotta

This book is like having sex the first time. It’s fast, it’s messy and in the throes of bodies smashed and thrust together you’re bound to miss some things. But in the end you’re left confused, perplexed, but unabashedly certain … Continue reading

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Book Review: Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

This is a dystopia that has refused the name. A place where haunter and haunted pass in the street, eyes locked to asphalt, refusing to recognize one another. There is no escape, no grand revolution to see things coolly on … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

  There was something about this book. I liked it. More than I feel like I should have. The words aren’t particularly well arranged, the references to 80s culture that stand like grand Corinthian pillars over the entire narrative don’t … Continue reading

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Book Non-Review: Red Rising by Pierce Brown

Step #1: Make a first person narrator that complains about his dystopian society and how much its inequality pisses him off. Step #2: Introduce stilted conversation where narrator’s wife tells him he needs to fight the proverbial machine and people … Continue reading

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The Story of Red Bull Jones

When his parents signed the papers to have him be a corporately sponsored citizen, they saw it only as a means of guaranteeing their child a life free from the burden of financial ruin. That was twenty seven years ago, … Continue reading

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