Bookmark: Kim Stanley Robinson

I just finished Aurora, the latest novel from Kim Stanley Robinson.  Kim Stanley Robinson is a writer of hard science fiction who brings logical, methodical extrapolation to any topic he ponders.  He is, despite all of that, a fairly poetic fellow who often detours from physics to philosophy and the human condition. But still, hard science. Aurora is a very interesting but ultimately somewhat unsatisfying novel. … Continue reading Bookmark: Kim Stanley Robinson

League of Regrettable Heroes by Jon Morris

Calamity Jon Morris has a book out called the League of Regrettable Heroes. For every superhero hitting the big time with a blockbuster movie, there are countless failures, also-rans, and D-listers. The League of Regrettable Superheroes affectionately presents one hundred of the strangest superheroes ever to see print—from Atoman to Zippo—complete with backstories, vintage art, and colorful commentary. Drawing on the entire history of the … Continue reading League of Regrettable Heroes by Jon Morris

Jason Shiga’s Demon

Have you been reading Jason Shiga’s webcomic Demon?  It’s a fantastic book — thrilling, disturbing and thought-provoking.  If you’ve ever read past comics by Shiga (and you should!) you know he has an almost cute, but precise cartoony art style which he combines with a passion for puzzle-driven narratives and  logic-driven characters. Demon is about a man who discovers that he is a demon who … Continue reading Jason Shiga’s Demon