Monthly Archives: October 2017

Doki Doki Literature Club! (Review)

Somewhere in Japan, a high school boy walks to school with his childhood friend like he always has. This friend, a cheerful girl named Sayori, invites you to join the school’s literature club, which is filled with pretty girls who … Continue reading

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Now at PulpRev: Enemy at Blood River (Part V — Finale)

Mai gripped Sana’s chin with two fingers and made the smaller woman look into her eyes. “I’ll never hurt you again, Sana. I love you.” With her free hand, Mai grabbed Sana’s wrist. Sana’s cheeks reddened, and her eyebrows raised. … Continue reading

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Why Mecha Anime Are in Decline

Recently, a Youtuber named Glass Reflection posted a video talking about why mecha anime have declined in popularity in recent years. In summary, he believes that the genre has exhausted itself, that the major franchises Gundam and Evangelion have crowded … Continue reading

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Now at PulpRev: Enemy at Blood River (Part IV)

“While you suffered in detention, we made use of your lovely friend,” Hiroshi said. Mai drew her sword. “General, how could you?” she asked. “It’s quite easy. We noticed her beauty, so we satisfied our appetites. She’s quite soft to … Continue reading

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Assassin of Gor (Review)

Tarl Cabot is dead. Or rather, the world thinks Tarl Cabot is dead. Under the guise of Kurus of the caste of assassins, Tarl and his slave girl Elizabeth Cardwell head to glorious Ar to infiltrate the house of the … Continue reading

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Two Non-Traditional Approaches to Space Opera

When one thinks of “non-traditional” space opera, one’s mind goes straight to the Hugo shortlists — Ann Leckie’s Ancillary Justice, John Scalzi’s Redshirts, Chuck Tingle’s Space Raptor Butt Invasion, and other such works. Most works of this nature come from … Continue reading

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Now at PulpRev: Enemy at Blood River (Part III)

Over at the PulpRev blog, I’ve put up another chapter of Enemy at Blood River, part of my “Age of Petty States” serial. Go read it.

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The Importance of Delta-V

I first read about delta-v as it relates to space travel on Winchell Chung’s Atomic Rockets website. At first, I dismissed it as just another boring limitation on fun space opera adventure, a bit like his descriptions of why gigantic … Continue reading

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My Opinion on Modern SF/F

Recently, literary critic Jeffro Johnson, author of Appendix N: The Literary History of Dungeons and Dragons, did an interview with Jon Del Arroz about how RPGs ruined speculative fiction. In this interview, Jeffro explains how modern authors rarely bring their … Continue reading

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Misha on Modern Romance

Over at Google Plus, Misha Burnett makes a rather telling observation about romances in fiction: When did emotionally abusive relationships become the new normal in Science Fiction?  I keep running into storylines where the male lead “proves” his love for … Continue reading

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