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My Secret Mol

What I liked most about Hye-young Pyun’s City of Ash and Red were her observations on the language barrier between… read more My Secret Mol

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Poems to sing to Wonderwall

After her story,“Stargazing,” I read all of ND Chan’s poetry to the tune of Oasis’ “Wonderwall.” “Stargazing” is my favorite… read more Poems to sing to Wonderwall

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Warhol in Three D

The Whitney’s Warhol exhibit gave me a new perspective on his work.  Up until “Andy Warhol— From A to B… read more Warhol in Three D

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Otsuichi’s Summer Fireworks

There are several editions of these stories. I saw on Amazon more recent editions split the “Summer, Fireworks, and My… read more Otsuichi’s Summer Fireworks

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My First Play NYC Convention

I had fun at last month’s Play NYC Convention. I enjoyed meeting the game makers and playing their games. I… read more My First Play NYC Convention

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It doesn’t have to be Greek to us

I needed something to take the weight of Arrival off my mind. Daryl Gregory’s Spoonbenders was a very effective and… read more It doesn’t have to be Greek to us

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Sensibility and Discovery in Ted Chiang’s Speculative Fiction

It’s been months since I finished the stories in Ted Chiang’s Arrival. Before that I had binged Rick Remender’s Black… read more Sensibility and Discovery in Ted Chiang’s Speculative Fiction

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Billy Dean Sounds Out War

WARNING SPOILERS!!! As I read David Almond’s The True Tales of the Monster Billy Dean Telt By Hisself I kept… read more Billy Dean Sounds Out War

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Mirror Reflections

WARNING SPOILERS FOR BOTH MIRROR IN THE SKY AND KAZUO ISHIGURO’S NEVER LET ME GO 1928 International Telephone and Telegraph… read more Mirror Reflections

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The Gorgeous Dhampir D

It was hard to read Hideyuki Kikuchi’s Vampire Hunter D: Dark Road Part 1 and 2 without scrambled images from… read more The Gorgeous Dhampir D