Articles tagged speculative

The Sorcerer’s House by Gene Wolfe

Gene Wolfe writes an epistolary novel with a contemporary setting in which a freshly released convict unexpectedly finds himself in possession of a house that borders on the world of the supernatural.

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Veracity by Laura Bynum

It is hard to write a dystopian science fiction novel that is as memorable and thought-provoking as 1984 or A Handmaid's Tale, but Laura Bynum's new book comes pretty close.

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They Is Us: A Cautionary Horror Story by Tama Janowitz

California has fallen into the Pacific. Constant exposure to chemicals and pollution has made human genetic mutation and constant illness widespread and inevitable. What could possibly be funny here?

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Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde

Rule 3.6.12.03.267: "Unicycles are not to be ridden backward at excessive speed."

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Culture Belongs to the Alien in 'Spirits of Xanadu'

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"The symbols that the artifact in Spirits of Xanadu uses are esoteric -- at least for the average Western gamer. It is Chinese culture reflected back at us through the lens of alien understanding.

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