Category Archives: review

Littermates (Pt. 1 of 2)

It’s high time I got back to doing some short reviews and got caught up with my hard copy reviews, all too many of which languish in my to-read pile. In issue number eight of this fine magazine, the editor’s … Continue reading

Posted in review, short stuff | 1 Comment

Not Tall Enough for the Wild Stars Comics

Are you up for a galaxy spanning multi-versal tale with dozens of characters, settings, and a whole lot of strange goings on? Have I got a comic series for you! Michael Tierney first came to my attention with his modern … Continue reading

Posted in recommendation, review | Leave a comment

Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan – Episode Two

Hollywood can’t be trusted. The second installment of Amazon Prime’s Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan moves the action from the political football field of CIA’s Langley HQ to the middle-eastern suburbs of France.  It also shows us for the first time … Continue reading

Posted in review | Comments Off on Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan – Episode Two

Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan – Pilot Episode, Spoilerific Review

This show ain’t for gun porn or armchair general types, that’s for sure.  If you’re looking for a spoiler-free review, I suggest checking out this post over at the Castalia House blog. We open with a happy go lucky family … Continue reading

Posted in review | Comments Off on Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan – Pilot Episode, Spoilerific Review

The Pre-Tolkien Challenge, John Buchan

My only previous experience with JohnBuchan was his excellent African adventure story, Prestor John.  Now that was a real world adventure containing nothing of the fantastic, so I’ve been meaning to give his more fanciful stories a read, and this … Continue reading

Posted in pulpy fun, review | Comments Off on The Pre-Tolkien Challenge, John Buchan

Living in Omelas

Spoilers ahoy!  You’ve been warned.  I was holding out for today, but Emperor Ponders ain’t got no time for people who wait too long to read the good stuff.  His summary of “Law of the Wolves” is note perfect.  He … Continue reading

Posted in great convo, pulpy fun, recommendation, review | Comments Off on Living in Omelas

This is Not a Game

Yeah, so this came across my transom recently, and it’s not…good.  Not even by D5D standards. There’s a lot to dissect here, a lot of threads to tug on to unravel the knotted misery of this title, but let’s start … Continue reading

Posted in review, wargame related | 1 Comment

Local Kine Comics

Think global, buy local, they tell you.  Aurite*. It’s been a long time since I bought a comic book that wasn’t wrapped in a brown paper bag.  It’s not what you think.  After a dry spell, a few years back I … Continue reading

Posted in review | Comments Off on Local Kine Comics

Adventure Constant: Exuberant Adventure

Somebody gets it: The explanation of the title of this exuberant adventure comes about three-fourths of the way into the book, and is so original and droll—well, and so outlandish—that when I came to it I laughed out loud. By … Continue reading

Posted in naked shill, review, signal boost | 1 Comment

More on “Escaping infinity”

On Wednesday, I posted a review of Richard Paolinelli’s Escaping Infinity, in which I lamented the inclusion of an extended post-script that felt like a separate story in its own right.  After giving this book more thought, I have to revise … Continue reading

Posted in mea culpa, review | Comments Off on More on “Escaping infinity”