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Ross Johnson is a writer (sometimes), and a reader (constantly). He lives in a land of snow with his husband and several enormous goldfish, though he may get a dog if he can prove that he’s responsible someday. There’s every chance that the big, grown-up book he’s been seen with is concealing something far less reputable. You can find him on Twitter @rosserford and listen to his podcast, The Sound of Tomorrow.

Weird. Queer. Disabled. Ugly: A Brief History of Doom Patrol

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Weird. Queer. Disabled. Ugly: A Brief History of Doom Patrol

Superhero comics are weird. That’s not meant as an insult—far from it. It’s just to say that there’s nothing prosaic about people who dress up in...
In Children of Ruin, Adrian Tchaikovsky Shows Us How You Top Super-Intelligent Spiders in Space

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In Children of Ruin, Adrian Tchaikovsky Shows Us How You Top Super-Intelligent Spiders in Space

Though Adrian Tchaikovsky’s Children of Time, reads like a brilliant standalone hard sci-fi masterpiece, given the reception it received—the Arthur...
Westside Is a Genre-Bending Visit to a Magical Jazz-Age New York

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Westside Is a Genre-Bending Visit to a Magical Jazz-Age New York

They built the wall in 1914, and down the middle of Broadway in Manhattan. W.M. Akers’ debut novel Westside opens in this city divided, and on a young...
The Best Comics & Graphic Novels of May 2019

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The Best Comics & Graphic Novels of May 2019

Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Vol. 1, by Jordie Bellaire, Joss Whedon, and Dan Mora A Buffy reboot was always going to be a risky proposition, the show having...
A Graphic Novel for All 22 Movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

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A Graphic Novel for All 22 Movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

The Endgame is upon us: the fourth Avengers movie opens tonight, both the 22nd film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in just over a decade and the end of...
Game of Thrones Is Pop Culture’s Most Powerful Climate Narrative

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Game of Thrones Is Pop Culture’s Most Powerful Climate Narrative

In A Game of Thrones, the first book in George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire, we’re introduced to the house words of the Stark family:...
Parable of the Sower, Octavia Butler’s Tale of Hard-Won Hope, is Back in a New Edition

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Parable of the Sower, Octavia Butler’s Tale of Hard-Won Hope, is Back in a New Edition

During my college years in the mid-1990s, I worked in a largely black neighborhood and frequently stopped in to a small, cluttered corner drugstore to pick...
Science Fiction Grand Master Gene Wolfe, 1931 – 2019

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Science Fiction Grand Master Gene Wolfe, 1931 – 2019

Science Fiction Grand Master Gene Wolfe, the author of more than two dozen novels—most famously the four-volume Book of the New Sun—has died at age 87....
8 Frelling Great Books for Fans of Farscape

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8 Frelling Great Books for Fans of Farscape

It’s been 20 cycles since John Crichton fell through a wormhole and into an escape attempt by the sentient spaceship Moya, her complement of...
25 Epic Fantasies for Fans of Game of Thrones

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25 Epic Fantasies for Fans of Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones is coming to an end. In a sense. The TV series is entering its final season, promising a resolution to its own version of George R.R....
The Best Comics & Graphic Novels of April 2019

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The Best Comics & Graphic Novels of April 2019

Firefly, Vol. 1: The Unification War (B&N Exclusive Edition), by Greg Pak, Joss Whedon, Dan McDaid, and Marcelo Costa This new series set in the...
As The Expanse Nears its End, Tiamat’s Wrath Only Raises the Stakes

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As The Expanse Nears its End, Tiamat’s Wrath Only Raises the Stakes

Across the eight previous books in James S.A. Corey’s space opera epic The Expanse, we’ve seen humanity evolve from contentious tribes fighting for...

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