Monthly Archives: February 2012

Red Spider White Web

Red Spider White Web is not an easy read.  It is intense, relentless, dense and dark.  Misha’s prose is fragmented, jagged and/or sensuous, and poetic.  Her characters are hard, distorted, tormented. For ten or twenty pages you will wonder where, … Continue reading

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Cortez On Jupiter

Ernest Hogan’s debut novel, published in 1990 as part of Ben Bova’s Discoveries series, is a remarkable piece of original SF that is radical in ways that perhaps haven’t really been acknowledged yet.  Cortez On Jupiter is the story of … Continue reading

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The Weaponry of Deceit

Speculations on Reality in The Wasp Factory Note: this review contains detailed spoilers. The principal plot motivation in Iain Banks’s 1984 Gothic novel The Wasp Factory is the threatened return of the narrator’s brother, Eric Cauldhame, from the asylum in … Continue reading

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