Tony Sandoval’s ‘Watersnakes’ is a dark and original delight
By Nancy Powell The Presidential election of 2016 was an emotional and grueling time for many of us. Its aftermath left such animosity and despair that it was hard to imagine a future without doom. Not only did the election divide the country culturally, racially and ideologically, but it drove a dagger between friends, family, […]
You’re going to be an author! But how do you get your books to actually sell? After you’ve told your friends and family that your book exists, you still have to convince the rest of the people in the world that they should buy it. And your best allies on that front can be bookstores […]
In an era when conspiracy abounds, especially on the right with Pizzagate, crisis actors, chemtrails, and, of course, lizard people but also anti-vaxxers, and when so-called woo takes front and center in popular explorations of science — see Deepak Chopra being taken seriously, alien theories about Oumuamua, and speculation that we live in a hologram, […]
Getting old comes with several features, some of them obvious but many of them not. One of the most alarming is the loss of identity in regard to other people. You might still know who you were, but the longer life lingers, the less the people around you have the wider scope of your vision […]
“The Golden Age of Science Fiction is 12.” —Peter Graham The Young Adult Library Services Association, a division of the American Library Association, has announced the titles of their Great Graphic Novel for Teens list for 2019! Dating back to 2007, YALSA has listed the Top Ten titles, as well as a (very) long list of […]
The Daughters of Salem, The Freak, and Misty Vol. 3 reviewed
Media! Reviews! It’s amazing when you make a book, and then people start talking about it — online, in print, on the radio, and sometimes even on television. It can seem like that happens spontaneously — a book gathering praise like a snowball rolling down a hill and accumulating snow — and that can sometimes […]
Julie Delporte’s work is raw, and she is still impeccable at laying out an unmappable thought process that feels like a profound journey into the unknown.
Jon McNaught’s Kingdom captures the passive-aggressive clash between humankind and nature, and why it’s probably okay that they clash.