Category Archives: Reviews

Life is Strange: Butterflies in the Vortex

“Do your powers include mind reading? Or did you just rewind because I tried to steal the cozy chair?” Some of you might remember my Walking Dead review, where I talked quite glowingly about Telltale Games’ feels trip masquerading as … Continue reading

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Review: Lou Antonelli’s Another Girl, Another Planet

Let’s keep this one short:  Buy Lou Antonelli’s Another Girl, Another Planet. Thanks. No, that’s it, go out, buy this book. You don’t like or read alternate history? Neither do I. Too bad, you’ll like it anyway. Really. …. Sigh. Okay. … Continue reading

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Review of Jon del Arroz’s For Steam and Country

For Steam and Country, by Jon del Arroz… yeah. This one is going to be a little strange. But it’s steam punk. Aren’t they all? Not to mention it’s in a field that might only have two other competitors — The Aeronaught’s … Continue reading

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Review: The Raven, the Elf, and Rachel

The Unexpected Enlightenment of Rachel Griffin had a magical girl, who ended up at a magical school, collected nearly a dozen magical friends, joined a fraternity, investigated a mystery, saw an omen that heralds the doom of worlds, headed off an … Continue reading

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“Welcome to the Fricking Guardians of the Galaxy”

Now that I’ve seen Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2 twice, I feel like I can write an accurate review. This is probably the best of all Marvel’s films, despite being the most predictable. I was only half paying attention … Continue reading

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The Unexpected Enlightenment of Rachel Griffin

L. Jagi Lamplighter Wright once described her Rachel Griffin books as Fringe meets Narnia in Hogwarts. I don’t see the Fringe, but the Harry Potter is easier to see. Book one is The Unexpected Enlightenment of Rachel Griffin The plot is … Continue reading

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The Man in the High Castle: Not Your Average USA

One of the classic tropes of time-travel stories is “history changed and the Nazis won”. The fictional multiverse is veritably littered with alternate worlds where the Nazis are in control of the world. Perhaps it’s because there were points at … Continue reading

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