James Tynion IV is one of those comic book writers I've wanted to dig into for some time now, especially with the increasing number of accolades his BOOM! Studios series, Something Is Killing the Children, has received over the last two years. It's selling like hot cakes, it keeps cropping up in conversations and on... Continue Reading →
I was thinking about what blog posts to write this week and one question wouldn't leave me alone: Why do I like dark fantasy so much? There's no one single answer to this but the title of this post is one possible response. Dark fantasy, good dark fantasy, with its surfeit of tragedy, brings catharsis... Continue Reading →
Hullo, everyone, welcome, welcome to a slow, chill Monday post. It's nice and short and groovy, and it's about an Alix E. Harrow short story I listened to yesterday on Audible. It's part of Audible Plus's catalogue, and a breeze in the air at some forty-four minutes of listening time. Like everything else Harrow has... Continue Reading →
|| Next I've written about the first volume of DIE (the comic book) here. After five years of D&D, experimenting with Kieron Gillen’s DIE RPG ruleset this past summer was a revelation. Dungeons and Dragons is largely reactive, in the sense that the Dungeon Master(DM) offers a playground, more or less directed, within which the... Continue Reading →
Hi, everyone! In this week's book video, I'm looking at the third installment of Martha Wells's Murderbot Diaries, Rogue Protocol! https://youtu.be/OjHraoiVvd8 As always, I'd appreciate it if you like the video, subscribe to my channel and let me know what you think in the comments!
The philosophy of humour, it turns out, is a novel and deeply energised field of philosophical thought. Steven Gimbel's erudite and--yes, funny--account of this area was a joy to read and listen to; from his extensive examination of the six leading theories of humour to a number of ethical questions very much relevant to our... Continue Reading →
Arkady Martine’s science fiction debut is one of those rare novels that haunts me in my sleep. It’s been days since I put it down, and yet scenes from “A Memory Called Empire” will come back to me, as vividly as something I’ve lived through instead of just reading about. I’ve relived its climax several times, in... Continue Reading →
Hiya, everyone! Got a new book video for you all--it's another funny short, and I hope you enjoy the hell out of it! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLnx18leJZA
https://youtu.be/ldKXxStp3rE And here's this week's #BookTube review. My apologies for abandoning this blog, I'll try to bring you all a few reviews over the next few days. Busy, busy, busy bee.
Previous || Next Here it is, the last chapter in Simon Spurrier's Doctor Aphra run. It's a love letter to the character he spent three years writing, through some excellent ups and a few mediocre downs. A Rogue's End concludes on a high note, however, and one that convinces me that following this character has... Continue Reading →