One of the things I like the most when it comes to books and reading is when I find new voices and creators to be excited about. I discovered the awesomeness of award-winning writer and illustrator Noelle Stevenson this year and I am not ever going to look back.
It started with Nimona. Originally a self-published webcomic and recently republished as a graphic novel by Harper Collins, Nimona follows its title character’s adventures in villainy. Nimona is a shapeshifting villain ...
“Almost any concept or idea in the world can be expressed through comparison with a classic Warner Bros. cartoon.”
“Even the Albuquerque Door?”
You know what a wormhole is, right?
You know what I’m talking about. It’s the scene in certain sci-fi stories when a character takes a piece of paper and a pencil, and draws Point A and Point B, then asks some unsuspecting noob to figure out the shortest distance between the two ...
Dark Orbit by Carolyn Ives Gilman is a thought-provoking science-fiction novel, featuring one of the most striking premises I have ever had the pleasure of reading.
Many years ago, humans sent quest ships to find new habitable planets. No one has heard anything from those ships in a long, long time. Until now. News from a long lost quest ship have reached the centralized Twelve Planets, reporting on a habitable planet showing signs of reacting strangely to dark matter. A ...
--The hippogriffs...must die. So, how?
--Mmmm. Death by explosion.
--Okay, okay. Like, spontaneous combustion?
--Nah, dynamite. Let’s go old school, too. Like Chuck Jones, Wile E. Coyote hot dog dynamite.
--Niiiccce. In their butts?
--You made it up, sicko.
--I did not! I was going to say MOUTHS.
--All right then, butts AND mouths.
In the small, sleepy town of Litchfield, New Hampshire, the Rook family tries to make a fresh start. For 13-year-old Sailor Rook, a ...
I recently binge-watched five seasons of The Good Wife on Netflix. It’s a great show with incredible female characters doing some awesome lawyering. When I realized Season 6 is not yet available I might have screeched. Thank the (mostly) dead gods of Dresediel Lex for Max Gladstone’s Last First Snow (which I read soon after finishing TGW), a fantasy novel in which corporate law is essential in saving the day and lawyer Elayne Kevarian is like Alicia Florrick on Red Bull ...
Stranje House is a strange place.
In the year 1814, Napoleon Bonaparte has been defeated and sent to the island of Elba—yet all of Britain remains leery of his exile. None moreso than Georgiana Fitzwilliam, the daughter of a gentleman in Regency era England, but with no intention of becoming a ruffles-obsessed debutante and pawn in her mother’s marriage schemes. Georgiana has much better things to do with her time, namely, the experimentation and perfection of her formula to create ...
In the early 70s, a British acid-folk band bursts into the music scene. Their second album—called "Wylding Hall" for the location of its recording—with its amazing songs and eerie cover becomes a cult classic after the lead guitarist and songwriter Julian Blake’s mysterious disappearance. Assumed dead, the details of his vanishing are fuzzy and no one has really talked about what really happened that summer. Until now. Decades later, the recording of a documentary slowly unveils the hidden mysteries of ...
“And they really expect all humans to make the same choice? Are they that naive?”
“I don’t know,” Chrystal said.
“Are they unified? Do they all want the same thing?” Nona pressed.
Yi answered. “The ones we’ve met are.”
Nona looked from one to the other. “If you were still human, what would you do?”
They looked back and forth between each other, their facial expressions subdued.
Thousands of years ago, we took to the ...