When the Gods Have it Out for You: A Review of Lois McMaster Bujold’s The Curse of Chalion

Bujold is a titan in fantasy and sci-fi literature, as august and as celebrated as Le Guin or Heinlein, and it rarely ends well when I try out a new (to me) author with so much preconceived expectations of greatness. One almost invariably meets with disappointment. Almost. And I said almost because Bujold absolutely deliveredContinue reading “When the Gods Have it Out for You: A Review of Lois McMaster Bujold’s The Curse of Chalion”

A Wrestling Contest Between Feminism and the Patriarchy: a Film Review of Dangal

You have to fight in a way that people will remember you. If you win silver, sooner or later, you will be forgotten. If you win gold, you will be an example, And examples are given, child… not forgotten. See those girls? If you win tomorrow, you will not win alone. Millions of girls likeContinue reading “A Wrestling Contest Between Feminism and the Patriarchy: a Film Review of Dangal”

Who Killed Kos Everburning?: A Review of Max Gladstone’s Three Parts Dead

Gods, like men, can die. They just die harder, and smite the earth with their passing. Depending on how you are counting, Three Parts Dead is either the 1st or the 3rd book in Max Gladstone’s Craft Sequence—but the books are considered to be stand-alones. It had been recommended to me for quite some timeContinue reading “Who Killed Kos Everburning?: A Review of Max Gladstone’s Three Parts Dead”

Heisting the Moon: A Review of Andy Weir’s Artemis

I read Andy Weir’s Artemis in the span of a short flight over the South China Sea/North Natuna Sea, and it is a sci-fi heist/crime thriller set on the moon, in its first human settlement. After Mr Weir’s The Martian, I have hungered after more stories featuring genius McGyvers solving their problems using the powerContinue reading “Heisting the Moon: A Review of Andy Weir’s Artemis”

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