Thumbs up for Spill Zone, Volume 1 by Scott Westerfeld, illustrated by Alex Puvilland. Young adult sci-fi/horror graphic novel.
A young woman supports herself and her little sister by sneaking into the Spill Zone to take photographs. No one knows exactly what the Spill Zone is, but some bad, bad things live there. Nicely creepy, but not disgusting. Intriguing story but I can’t say I cared much for the art.… >> Read more
Thumbs up for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story by Alexander Freed. Science fiction tie-in.
I really liked the movie, okay? And I was sick over a long weekend. So. This is what I read.… >> Read more
Thumbs up for The Doors of His Face, the Lamps of His Mouth by Roger Zelazny. Science fiction/fantasy short stories.
First, let’s get this out of our way: if you can’t deal with dated gender roles or the fact that Zelazny’s characters all chain-smoke, move along. But you will be missing out on some of the most beautiful, strange, and unique science fiction ever written.… >> Read more
Thumbs up for The Fifth Head of Cerberus by Gene Wolfe. Science fiction.
One of those books during the reading of which I promise myself I will go in search of analysis to see if I have missed something. In this case, an afterword (by Pamela Sargent) is handily provided, reassuring me that no, I did not miss anything: the ambiguity of The Fifth Head is intentional and not due to my stupidity.… >> Read more
Thumbs up for The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K. Le Guin. Science fiction.
I’m struggling to find the point in reviewing one of the most perfect science fiction novels ever written. Yeah, I’m not going to. Look, do you like science fiction? Have you, like me, somehow missed reading this one? Put down everything and go read it. It’s not even 200 pages—you can knock it out in an evening or two.… >> Read more