No detours, a review of Cemetery Beach

Maybe Warren Ellis is in my head, or maybe what he and Jason Howard achieved with Cemetery Beach is just genius, wrapped in subtlety (a shocking claim, given the number of explosions it contains) wreathed and garlanded in weirdness. If you want to know what’s going on, if you need answers, if you enjoy carefully … Continue reading No detours, a review of Cemetery Beach

Trials of Communication and Triumphs of Empathy, a review of Avi Silver’s Two Dark Moons

DISCLAIMER: I do have a personal connection with Avi Silver, the author of this work. We met in freshman year of college and roomed together the following year. It is up to the reader to decide if that kind of intimacy and co-habitation makes a critic more or less likely to extend unreasonable courtesy towards … Continue reading Trials of Communication and Triumphs of Empathy, a review of Avi Silver’s Two Dark Moons

DRM, the Designated Regret Model for ebook readers

Some people prefer to read on vacation, some prefer to do it while listening to music, some prefer silence, some prefer to do it upside down or in the bath or only between the hours of 4 and 6 in the afternoon. With physical books, we are at the mercy of the publishers and designers for the format of the book, but it is only with ebooks that we are at the mercy of international digital conglomerates about the exact manner in which we can access an object for which we have paid.

Week in Review 2019: 005-7

Read: The Hounds of Tindalos. Frank Belknap Long.The Crisis of Criticism. Maurice Berger, ed.Introduction, Age of Lovecraft. The Baffler: Issue 43. [partial]"Intra-European Racism in Nineteenth-Century Anthropology," History and Anthropology, Vol. 20, No. 1, March 2009, pp. 37–56. Gustav Jahoda.Broken Stars. Ken Liu, ed. [started] Watched: An appalling quantity of Comedy Central's "This is Not Happening" … Continue reading Week in Review 2019: 005-7