Deep Space Whine

Failed the Voight-Kampff test, resitting it next week…

Flag dir. Takahashi Ryōsuke

Takahashi Ryōsuke’s Flag is an anomaly in the anime landscape; what seems at first to be a serious political thriller in the vein of Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone … Continue reading

September 6, 2012 · Leave a comment

Liberation; Being the Adventures of the Slick Six After the Collapse of the United States of America – Brian Francis Slattery

Once upon a time there was a great country called the United States of America; it produced some of the most enduring music, art and literature ever created in English, … Continue reading

August 13, 2012 · Leave a comment

Harmony – Project Itoh

A dystopia with a difference, Project Itoh’s Harmony is a politically complex novel that neatly avoids the right-wing propagandising its premise might support, and instead presents a nuanced and challenging … Continue reading

August 6, 2012 · Leave a comment

Fifty Shades of She Did Write It, But…

     Fifty Shades of Grey, it’s fair to claim, is never going to be mistaken for high literature.  The novel and its offshoots, famously descended from a Twilight fanfiction, are … Continue reading

August 2, 2012 · Leave a comment

Metrozone Trilogy – Simon Morden

Pure comic book violence and no nuance, Simon Morden’s Metrozone trilogy is probably the most fun anyone has ever had with cyberpunk tropes.  Reading like the strangely literate ramblings of … Continue reading

July 30, 2012 · 1 Comment

The Birds of a Feather Affair – Michael Avallone

One of the odder artefacts of the Sixties spy fi boom that rode on the back of James Bond, the Girl from U.N.C.L.E. was an unlooked for distaff counterpart to … Continue reading

July 28, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Dark Beyond the Stars – Frank M. Robinson

     Frank M. Robinson’s the Dark Beyond the Stars is a thrilling tale of intrigue and memory set aboard a decaying generational starship in which an obssessive, semi-immortal captain is … Continue reading

July 25, 2012 · 1 Comment