Bookmark: Terry Pratchett

RIP Sir Terence David John “Terry” Pratchett, OBE (28 April 1948 – 12 March 2015). Forty one Discworld novels have been published.  Within Discworld, Pratchett weaved a narrative with many different characters that each had their own narratives across several books.  So much so that anyone approaching reading them needs a guide on how to make sense of it all. The L-Space web has put together the … Continue reading Bookmark: Terry Pratchett

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

The Magicians Trilogy

Lev Grossman has written three Magicians books about Quentin Coldwater, Brakebills Academy and the magical land of Narnia Fillory. (By the way you can buy a print of the image above here)  The first novel, The Magicians, took familiar tropes from a whole river of fantasy literature and invested in them a seriousness of emotion and consequence that was quite cathartic for me.  In particular, … Continue reading The Magicians Trilogy

Titan is an exciting new science fiction webcomic

Really enjoyed reading what’s posted so far for Titan by François Vigneault.  It’s a bit unfortunate that it doesn’t quite have the standard reader friendly website design we’ve all gotten used to but it isn’t too difficult to read.  Vigneault has constructed an immediately interesting world with a tension building scenario.  Workers on Titan are genetically engineered for their environment but can no longer survive on … Continue reading Titan is an exciting new science fiction webcomic

Bookmark: Project Skin Horse

Shaenon Garrity’s webcomic Project Skin Horse is a worthy successor to her first webcomic Narbonic.  Both are wacky takes on mad science with a whole lot of fun mixed in.  It’s the end of the world, maybe, but also stylish. I started over reading this comic and I’m not even halfway through the archives at Comic Rocket, but I have hit the introduction of Tigerlily … Continue reading Bookmark: Project Skin Horse