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REVIEW: Provenance by Ann Leckie

REVIEW: Provenance by Ann Leckie

In an attempt to impress her mother, Ingray Aughskold does something potentially very stupid: she pays to have a prisoner removed from the planet Compassionate Removal, where Hwae sends its criminals who are considered beyond reform. But removing the person [...]

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Throwback Review: Doctor Zhivago

Throwback Review: Doctor Zhivago

After watching Lawrence of Arabia for this column, I fell head over heels in love with it. I believe a large part of that was because of director Sir David Lean. He was such a major influence on the directors [...]

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REVIEW: Horimiya, Vol. 7

REVIEW: Horimiya, Vol. 7

Hori's friend Yuki is asked out by a boy named Yanagi from another class -- and when Hori and Miyamura follow along to watch her reject him, they're shocked to see how unbelievably good-looking he is. Meanwhile, Miyamura is mildly [...]

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NDK 2017: An Anime Con Diary

NDK 2017: An Anime Con Diary

Nan Desu Kan (NDK) was low-key this year. I can count the number of activities I attended on one hand. And there was a general feeling of malaise among the crowd, or at least, that's what I perceived. The number [...]

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REVIEW: Love at Fourteen, Vol. 6

REVIEW: Love at Fourteen, Vol. 6

Kanata Tanaka and Kazuki Yoshikawa are very grown-up for middle schoolers. Between Kanata’s womanly grace and Kazuki’s sophisticated manliness, the rest of Class 2-B is awed – and a little intimidated – by their maturity, seriousness, and good grades. But Kanata [...]

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Book Club: NINEFOX GAMBIT by Yoon Ha Lee

Book Club: NINEFOX GAMBIT by Yoon Ha Lee

Join us for our first fall discussion: Yoon Ha Lee's Ninefox Gambit, winner of the 2017 Locus Award for Best First Novel and nominated for the Nebula, Hugo, and Arthur C. Clarke awards. Captain Kel Cheris of the hexarchate is disgraced [...]

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