A Unique Fantasy Set in Parochial Domesticity: A Review of Jo Walton’s Lifelode

“What is it? For that matter, what is she?” “She’s a god, I think, or part of a broken god that the other part wants back…” I consider myself a Jo Walton super-fan, and I had read every novel she ever published save one, and that’s because up until recently, Lifelode only existed in veryContinue reading “A Unique Fantasy Set in Parochial Domesticity: A Review of Jo Walton’s Lifelode”

Revisiting Oceania in Audio: A Review of George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four

We have cut the links between child and parent, and between man and man, and between man and woman. No one dares trust a wife or a child or a friend any longer. But in the future there will be no wives and no friends. Children will be taken from their mothers at birth, asContinue reading “Revisiting Oceania in Audio: A Review of George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four”

The Perils of Corporate Godhood: A Review of Max Gladstone’s Four Roads Cross

“I kill gods and guard them, and raise them from the dead when they die. I don’t pray.” There is this 2001 Australian movie starring the late Bill Connolly called The Man Who Sued God with a very fun and clever premise. Connolly’s character’s boat was destroyed by lightning, and when he tried to claimContinue reading “The Perils of Corporate Godhood: A Review of Max Gladstone’s Four Roads Cross”

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