25 May 2015
By taking the greatest hits of scientific history and situating them in a different context, he also is able to explore the extent to which an answer that made sense in a particular time and place in our history would make sense in different circumstances.
22 May 2015
The unusually named Steins;Gate is a time-travelling visual novel captained by a self-described insane mad scientist.
20 May 2015
The Chimes, for all its musical shenanigans, is actually a straightforward re-enactment of any number of classic fairytales in which rags and riches fall in love against the odds and eventually triumph.
18 May 2015
Drifter is about reconstructing your orientation with the world and having to find a new understanding of your own self in the process.
15 May 2015
The Sculptor, McCloud's new graphic novel, marks his return to long-form prose comics after almost two decades of devoting most of his creative energy to theory. And it is all about the question of what people want to do when they grow up.
13 May 2015
If these books represent what organizations like We Need Diverse Books are working towards for readers of all ages, then the literary future is very bright indeed—no matter how that literature is published.
11 May 2015
The tonal shifts can be a touch jarring and often leave you questioning just how much of what is being said belongs to the character and how much to her creator, and what space is left into which the reader might project themselves.
08 May 2015
Chappie lacks the emotional impact to rival District 9, but remains a charming exploration of humanity, nonetheless.
06 May 2015
Fraction, Ba, and Moon weave an intricate tale of families you're born with and families you make, alternate realities and the ripples they cast, the beauty and fear of sexual awakenings, the definition of consciousness, and staying true to yourself in the face of malevolence (a malevolence for which you may actually, kind of, sort of, be responsible).
04 May 2015
When I first heard that Kazuo Ishiguro had a new novel out, and that it was a fantasy novel, I tried very hard to avoid the whole genre discussion that seemed immediately to develop.
01 May 2015
2030 is a moody, beautiful story that leverages ecological science fiction to explore issues of property.
29 April 2015
Over and over, Ancillary Sword dissects with unerring precision the varying intersections of power and culture.
27 April 2015
At its most basic, How to Live on Other Planets is an anthology about the immigrant experience, but far from treating the concept exclusively in its literal interpretation, Merriam’s selections traverse the myriad ways in which meetings between alien "things" affect the individuals involved.
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