by ecgordon
21 Jan 2018, 20:10
Forum: SF & Fantasy Films
Topic: The Shape of Water
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The Shape of Water

Guillermo del Toro's The Shape of Water is recommended for those who like things a bit out of the mainstream. Not his best, some predictable events and stereotypical characters, but overall very good, with outstanding performances by Sally Hawkins and Richard Jenkins.
by ecgordon
18 Jan 2018, 02:26
Forum: SF/Fantasy Books & Authors
Topic: The Night Masquerade
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The Night Masquerade

Nnedi Okorafor's Binti Trilogy concludes with The Night Masquerade. I hope she reconsiders and writes more about this remarkable character in the future.
by ecgordon
16 Jan 2018, 04:39
Forum: SF/Fantasy Books & Authors
Topic: Redemption in Indigo
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Redemption in Indigo

Karen Lord's debut novel, Redemption in Indigo, is part fairy tale, part philosophical debate, but with a whimsical spirit throughout. Highly recommended.
by ecgordon
15 Jan 2018, 01:10
Forum: SF/Fantasy Books & Authors
Topic: A Time of Changes
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A Time of Changes

Robert Silverberg's A Time of Changes won the Nebula for 1971. It's good, an interesting thought experiment for a different type of society, and the man who wants to change it. Not without its flaws, but still recommended for the fluid prose and intriguing concept.
by ecgordon
11 Jan 2018, 03:05
Forum: SF/Fantasy Books & Authors
Topic: Shadowhouse Fall
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Views: 7

Shadowhouse Fall

Daniel José Older's Shadowshaper Cypher continues in the second novel, and fourth story overall, Shadowhouse Fall. Recommended.
by ecgordon
01 Jan 2018, 22:31
Forum: SF/Fantasy Books & Authors
Topic: Prime Meridian
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Views: 16

Prime Meridian

Silvia Moreno-Garcia's novella Prime Meridian won't get it's general release until July 10. Contributors to her Indiegogo campaign have already received it in e-book, some of us in paperback as well. I read it for the second time yesterday, and have uploaded a review. I'm not sure what the problem i...
by ecgordon
01 Jan 2018, 22:25
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2017 in review
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Views: 100

2017 in review

It was the most productive year for the site yet, mainly because I read more than ever before.

48 new or updated pages for books, covering 56 individual titles. 5 movie reviews. 3 for TV shows. 3 pages on graphic novels, 6 titles altogether.

I'm hoping 2018 is even better.
by ecgordon
23 Dec 2017, 21:35
Forum: SF & Fantasy Films
Topic: The Last Jedi
Replies: 3
Views: 46

Re: The Last Jedi

I'll see it eventually, but two main reasons I haven't yet. One, I hate big crowds, which this is sure to draw for at least another week or two. Two, I'm a bad geek, cause I'm tired of Star Wars. I'd much rather see new and different stories in other universes.
by ecgordon
22 Dec 2017, 22:51
Forum: SF/Fantasy Books & Authors
Topic: Humans, Bow Down
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Views: 13

Humans, Bow Down

I do not recommend Humans, Bow Down . A better title might have been, Humans, Throw Up . I'm sure James Patterson has written some good books. He's certainly very popular, credited by his publishers as "The World's Best-Selling Author." Lately his name has shown up prominently on books I am sure wer...
by ecgordon
21 Dec 2017, 05:48
Forum: SF & Fantasy Films
Topic: The Last Jedi
Replies: 3
Views: 46

The Last Jedi

Eliza returns with a review of the latest Star Wars, The Last Jedi. I still haven't seen it, and didn't do much beyond copy & paste, not reading her review closely until I have seen it. If she spots any typos I can edit later.