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The Truth of It

I don’t have hobbies, I have loathings. Pieces of myself I chew on when no one’s looking. Ideas, failures, habits, all bitter, all nursed against the pressure of my tongue. I don’t kill them, I can’t. I tried. Tried nailing … Continue reading

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Book Review: Earth Abides by George R. Stewart

This book should have been easy. I say this with hindsight, with the whole of the apocalyptic genre between myself and it. It should have been easy to follow the last man. It’s episodic, almost self-written. Lonely, thrilling, philosophical, introspective, … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury

The Martian Chronicles is a series of short stories and vignettes following humanity’s hypothetical exploration and eventual colonization of Mars. It’s an interesting concept written by one of the strongest sci-fi writer’s of the 20th century. Problem is, it’s less … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Man Who Fell to Earth by Walter Tevis

I don’t really have a roadmap when it comes to the books I read, it comes largely down to availability and perhaps more honestly, whimsy. The Man Who Fell to Earth is one of the wonderful gems that such a … 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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Book Review: Deathless by Catherynne M. Valente

I have a feeling that nothing Valente ever publishes will be what one would term as ‘bad’. Her grasp of language is too strong, it’s poetry too perfect. Evocative while rarely trending towards purple, she captures even the most basic … Continue reading

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A Problem with Nonfiction

I can’t think. I’ve tried. I really have. Hour after hour passes like a string of sand through an hourglass and all I have is 2000 useless, uninteresting words that I just don’t care about. The question is why? Why … Continue reading

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