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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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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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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

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Otsuichi’s Zoo

WARNING POSSIBLE SPOILERS! Hyon Gyon Park, Phantoms on Parade, Shin Gallery (2013) Otsuichi’s short story collection, Zoo, starts from the… read more Otsuichi’s Zoo

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Jughead as Thurber Man attending Degrassi High

Jughead is best when his story stops being THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY and attempts to be Degrassi High…. read more Jughead as Thurber Man attending Degrassi High