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Ferociously Intellectual Pulp Writing

Ferociously Intellectual Pulp Writing

PETER WATTS’ NEW novel Echopraxia is science fiction on steroids — or better, on some intensely mind-bending and energizing drug that hasn't been invented yet. Watts writes "hard" scienc...

Zombie Novels. (You Know, For Kids!)

Zombie Novels. (You Know, For Kids!)

ALMOST TWO CENTURIES have elapsed since the word “zombie” was introduced into the English language. Back in 1819, Romantic poet Robert Southey first used the word in a history of Brazil. This usag...

Snowpiercer: Speak, Memory, Occupy

Snowpiercer: Speak, Memory, Occupy

THE RESULTS are in: we won’t make it. Goodnight dear sister, dear brother, dear child, dear moon. Goodnight Leatherback Turtle. Goodnight Chinese Alligator, Iberian Lynx and the Pied Tamarin. Goodni...

Deep in the Dragon’s Veins

Deep in the Dragon’s Veins

BEAUTIFUL BLOOD, the new, short novel from the late, great Lucius Shepard, is the story of a Latin American drug dealer.  Although trained as a physician, the book’s protagonist, Richard Rosacher, ...