Monthly Archives: June 2015

Review of The Witch of Bourbon Street by Suzanne Palmieri

“Well, I’m sure there are wild tales told all over that try to explain the convoluted nature of our bayous. Stories about alligators eating babies, hoodoo rituals, ghostly Civil War apparitions, racism, and a bunch of old folks sitting on … Continue reading

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Review of One Bright Star to Guide Them by John C. Wright

One Bright Star to Guide Them is sort of a riff on the Chronicles of Narnia 30 years later with the children all grown up. Tommy is living a very boring, normal life, pending big promotion notwithstanding, when he’s visited … Continue reading

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Review of Flow by Arlan Andrews

I don’t know if Flow is supposed to be part of a longer story, but it reads like it. Rist comes from a short, Eskimo-like folk living in a frozen land with constant cloud cover. He jumps on a chance … Continue reading

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2015 Hugo Best Graphic Story Ballot

I haven’t read comic books regularly since comic books were books and were heavy on foil embossed commemorative covers.  I’ve enjoyed becoming reacquainted with the format, although the Image Comics-heavy nominees probably aren’t terribly representative.  Point is, I’m hardly qualified … Continue reading

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Review of Ms. Marvel vol. 1: No Normal by G. Willow Wilson

After a Spiderman and X-Men filled youth, I largely stopped reading comic books.  What little comic book reading I’ve done since then has been mostly The Walking Dead with a few other Image Comics thrown in.  So Ms. Marvel is … Continue reading

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Review of Saga vol. 3 by Brian K. Vaughan

Volume 3 of Saga continues the story of star-crossed lovers from enemy peoples caught in an endless, bitter war, with a step up in quality from the first two (already good) volumes. Back are ram-horned Marko and insect-winged Alana, along … Continue reading

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Review of Saga vol. 2 by Brian K. Vaughan

Volume 2 of Saga continues the story of star-crossed lovers from enemy peoples caught in an endless, bitter war. And it is the story of their child, born at the beginning of Volume 1. When Volume 1 ended, Alana, an … Continue reading

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