I had initially meant to pitch this out to Electric Literature, but I think it might be more interesting to explore the books, music, movies, and games that influenced my outlook and approach to the world. I have been sitting on this one for a while, so long that the second one I wrote about the Sandman came first.
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Proxima Centauri by Farel Dalrymple is the sort of sci-fi that you don't really see anymore. It's seeped in the stoned dream logic of 70's Sci-Fi Fantasy like Heavy Metal, and probably isn't for everyone. Sherwood is a bratty teenage wizard caught in a pocket dimension. He wants to escape and return to his brother . . .
This one is going up a bit late because of a yearly vacation. I am trying to get better about unplugging altogether during these times, and am not professional enough to preschedule a post for my week off. At least the dozen or so of you out there know that you're getting fresh bullshit right off the keyboard.. . .
Matthew Inman was mildly late to webcomics when compared to many of the artists who defined the genre. (Who knows? Maybe NPR will make a comic and we’ll get to hear how Ira Glass invented webcomics.) However, he managed to catch on to pretty wide acclaim. Garnering not only popularity for his comic and collected paperbacks he has also has . . .
*I had started to write this just as I finished up the movie version of This Wandering Earth, having only glanced at a summary of the short story. Now having read through the fifty-ish page novella, I think that I can more clearly articulate my ideas. There’s not much to spoil about each, but if you want a fresh . . .
I ended up grabbing Notes For a War Story after reading an old Library Comics review and ended up getting a used copy off Amazon which aptly turned out to be from a library. Translated from Italian, this war story comes from an unnamed war in an unnamed country. However, it closely resembles the breakdown of Yugoslavia in this translation. . . .
If there is one thing the media loves, it’s talking about how the golden age of media is behind us. Once upon a time, there were stout newsmen who told it like it was and gave us a sense of national unity. This golden age is set between World War I and the Vietnam War but definitively ends with Watergate. Is it any wonder that the . . .