Kirby: King of Comics by Mark Evanier

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Abrams, New York, 2008, 224 pages By Mark Evanier, with introduction from Neil Gaiman One need not be a comic book reader to appreciate Evanier’s Kirby: King of Comics, a fantastic collection of, and tribute to, Jack Kirby’s contributions to comic books and American culture (Kirby gave us characters such as the X-Men, the Fantastic […]

The Martian by Andy Weir

Mark Watney is on a mission to Mars, but something has gone horribly wrong. A few days into the expedition, the crew has to evacuate the planet, but Mark is injured,  assumed dead and left behind. Now he’s alone on Mars with only enough resources for a few weeks and no way to communicate with […]

Genre: Science Fiction

Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer

  Book 1 of the Southern Reach Trilogy FSG 200 pages. The idea of différance posits that the differences between language and phenomena are not fixed and binary, but rather mutable, shifting, and entangled…an idea that insists upon the principle of difficulty and provision. While this idea resides most often in post-structuralist philosophy and linguistics, it does […]

Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Weird fiction
Series: Southern Reach Trilogy |

Boneshaker by Cherie Priest

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As I was reading this book my thoughts kept flipping between two different ideas: “Wow, this would make a really great movie.” “Wow, this would make a really great video game.” The book moves with a good cinematical pace leaping between the perspective of Briar Wilkes and her son Zeke as they manage the hazards […]

Genre: Alternate History, Fantasy, Steampunk
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