Tag: books

August 7, 2021 · 0 comments

Books: Her Majesty’s Swarm

Books: Her Majesty’s Swarm

By Shelley Pallis. And then she woke up, and she’d been transported to the world of her favourite real-time strategy engine. These light novels don’t hang about, do they? The woman known only as BugSis confesses in a prologue that in her favourite computer game (coyly unmentioned), she always used to love playing the arachnid […]

July 29, 2021 · 0 comments

Books: The Unwanted Undead Adventurer

Books: The Unwanted Undead Adventurer

By Shelley Pallis. The trouble with Rentt Faina is that he isn’t very good at his job. He’s spent ten years wandering the ruins of a haunted dungeon, where, for reasons that defy logical explanation, a menagerie of different creatures lurk in various rooms, guarding treasure. But he’s a pretty mediocre adventurer, ever-ready to cut […]

July 26, 2021 · 0 comments

Books: Orienting

Books: Orienting

By Jonathan Clements. “My stay here has been so short,” said Rabindranath Tagore to Japanese students in 1916, “that one may think I have not earned my right to speak to you about anything concerning your country.” Pallavi Aiyar chooses to quote him in the final chapter of her Orienting: An Indian in Japan, a […]

July 14, 2021 · 0 comments

Books: Batman – The Animated Series

Books: Batman – The Animated Series

By Raz Greenberg. Perhaps the most surprising thing about Joe Sutliff Sanders new book, Batman: The Animated Series, which analyzes the superhero show as part of Wayne State University Press’ TV Milestones brand, is that it took so long to happen. The show, which debuted in 1992, is indeed a milestone, not just in the […]

July 8, 2021 · 0 comments

Books: One Shining Moment

Books: One Shining Moment

By Shelley Pallis. Book-length studies of anime TV shows are rare indeed. Critics tend to favour the shorter hours and wider footprint of writing about single anime movies. Writing in general on television often seems to be a mug’s game, with sales even to libraries rarely justifying the investment of authors’ efforts. It’s hence not […]

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