We are still in the summer slump, as there are relatively few new titles and only select library titles, but some are worth your attention.
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This week’s Allison-centered ep shows us past and present in Bailey Downs, as the Hendrixes’ histories catch up with them, and Kira learns more about herself.
One of the most-discussed YA novels of the last year is Fran Wilde’s Updraft, the first of a series set in the wild “Bone Universe,” where humans live in gigantic towers of bone and fly above the clouds on manufactured wings. The book has been nominated for a 2016 Nebula and the Andre Norton Award. Does it live up to the hype?
This week I’m going back to Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin with volume 9 of the manga, as a long-awaited meeting comes to pass. More…
Long before Professor X opened up his school for gifted mutants, another Dr. Xavier appeared in a horror/SF/mystery thriller. It remains famous mostly for its pre-Hayes Code elements and two-tone color process, and it is this weekend’s Summer Movie Review.
The latest episode of the podcast is available here, and covers the adaptation of the Dark Phoenix Saga and Gifted. I’m sorry it’s a few hours late.
William Gibson’s 2014 novel presents a world where time travel exists, but only digital information can be exchanged. Someone from our near future witnesses a murder from a world years in a future she won’t see, a fact which pulls several characters from the periphery into the roiling center of world-changing events.
And performance art.
Sometimes she knew with solid certainty that she had four children, and five more stillbirths: nine times giving birth in floods of blood and pain, and of those, four surviving. At other times she knew equally well that she had two children, both born by caesarian section late in her life after she had given up hope. Two children of her body, and another, a stepchild, dearest of all. When any of them visited she knew them, knew how many there were, and the other knowledge felt like a dream (11)
A woman’s decision sets her life on two separate paths, and she appears to recall both in old age. Is one real? Are both? Is it better to find personal happiness in a hostile world, or a less satisfying life in a happier world? Does the acceptance of a lover’s proposal in Britain set off an assassination in Dallas? Award-winning author Jo Walton’s most recent novel quietly explores these questions.
There are a couple of prominent releases, and what may be a fissioning of Image and TGG.
CBS has announced their fall 2011 schedule. Of the two new genre shows, one may or may not count as genre to some viewers. A Gifted Man is about a man whose deceased ex-wife starts guiding him from the hereafter, which airs opposite Chuck in its new Friday night time slot. Unforgettable is about a police officer who is incapable of forgetting anything, except the details of her sister’s murder. Outside the genre, a new J. J. Abrams show, Person of Interest, is a detective show about preventing crimes which takes over CSI‘s Thursday night timeslot. CSI moves to Wednesdays, after Criminal Minds.