Books & anime for your solitary, locked-in-alone binging pleasure

I knew when I started writing about books and anime for Tor.com that I wanted to work on this article: With horror fiction and horror anime both being such incredibly in-depth areas, we’ve narrowed it down to pairings of stories that focus on people and the relationships between them. While many of the stories possessContinue reading “Books & anime for your solitary, locked-in-alone binging pleasure”

WILDCARD is more of a mixed bag

As a big fan of Marie Lu’s Legend and The Young Elites series, I was underwhelmed by Warcross, and I’m really not happy with Wildcard. For readers who truly believe that love can overcome all, the issues of Hideo’s lack of ethical compass and Emika’s conclusions about the consequences he deserves will likely cause no problems, though readers whoContinue reading “WILDCARD is more of a mixed bag”

I can put Murder Schoolgirls everywhere

Okay, so this isn’t TECHNICALLY about murder schoolgirls. Over at Tor.com, I’ve got a list of book & anime pairings for anyone looking for a great school story. As a long-time fan of both speculative fiction and anime, one common thread I’ve noticed in both media is the enduring presence of The School Story. PlentyContinue reading “I can put Murder Schoolgirls everywhere”

For the love of all that’s holy, PLEASE read Natalie C. Parker’s SEAFIRE

My first piece for Tor.com (!!!) is a review of what’s possibly my favorite release of the summer: Natalie C. Parker’s Seafire, which came out yesterday from Razorbill. Caledonia Styx’s ship, the Mors Navis, is one of the only ships that still sails free from the rule of bloodthirsty warlord Aric Athair and his army of Bullets,Continue reading “For the love of all that’s holy, PLEASE read Natalie C. Parker’s SEAFIRE”